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JordansBulls
11-17-2008, 10:54 AM
What Big Men in NBA History who were stars, but just seemed to take too many jumpers instead of playing in the paint and posting up more?

Marius
11-17-2008, 11:20 AM
Well I think that they expanded their game, and as they aged they had to "settle" for more jumpers. Kareem made a living off his mid range sky hook...

But, for the sake of conversation... Jermaine O'neal, he has a sweet stroke, but he should refine his post game more

mrblisterdundee
11-17-2008, 11:40 AM
Some current players such as Dirk and Garnett come to mind.

PHX-SOXFAN
11-17-2008, 02:23 PM
I think this list should begin and end with Rasheed Wallace, or just be known as the Rasheed Wallace list.

superkegger
11-17-2008, 02:30 PM
First two names that came to mind, Sheed and KG.

arlubas
11-17-2008, 02:32 PM
But, for the sake of conversation... Jermaine O'neal, he has a sweet stroke, but he should refine his post game more

Jermaine O'Neal is a prime example of what this thread is about. He was a magnificent low post player with moves around the basket but started settling more and more with his jumpshot over the years which made him a 6-11 jumpshooter shooting turnaround fadeaways at some points.

JAZZNC
11-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Karl Malone and Carlos Boozer. Malone really relied on his fade away jumper too much at times completely abandoning the post and as strong as he was he should have just been content with muscling guys around on the block.

Boozer towards the end of last season started to fall in love with his jumper which is ugly as hell and doesn't frequently go in:mad:

He needs to take it to the rack a little more and quit worrying about getting blocked every once in a while.

Chronz
11-17-2008, 04:16 PM
Patrick Ewing, especially in his later days when he refused to stop chucking

Lakersfan2483
11-17-2008, 04:31 PM
Dirk Nowitzki, Rasheed Wallace, Karl Malone and Kevin Garnett are all "prime" examples of what this thread is all about.

SteveNash
11-17-2008, 04:53 PM
Patrick Ewing, especially in his later days when he refused to stop chucking

/thread

Compare Ewing in college to what he became in the NBA. He is the reason why the thread was created.

tallboy12321
11-17-2008, 05:08 PM
Antoine Walker, period(.)

DODGERS&LAKERS
11-17-2008, 05:23 PM
Dirk, KG, Rasheed, Okur, and Karl Malone

OY!
11-17-2008, 05:26 PM
Dirk no question.

DerekRE_3
11-17-2008, 05:33 PM
Chris Webber and KG are examples of guys that fell in love with midrange jumpers.

joey623pr
11-17-2008, 05:36 PM
i was just about to say that c-web was the reason this list was made.

_Sn1P3r_
11-17-2008, 05:39 PM
Sheed came to mind when I read the title.

ARMIN12NBA
11-17-2008, 06:07 PM
Sheed and KG.

DreamShaker
11-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Patrick Ewing, especially in his later days when he refused to stop chucking

That was the first name that popped in my mind....

ZHawk1123
11-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Sheed



KG
Dirk

Hawkeye15
11-17-2008, 08:06 PM
I would say KG, but his frame isn't the same as some guys, and he has never missed any games, and his style attributes to that. But I always wanted to see him just power it in, or get to the line more. Same with Jermaine Oneal, and Rashard Lewis.

_Sn1P3r_
11-17-2008, 08:08 PM
I never knew Rashard had a post game. I always saw him as mainly a shooter. ^

Hawkeye15
11-17-2008, 08:12 PM
I never knew Rashard had a post game. I always saw him as mainly a shooter. ^

well, when you are 6'9", 235 lbs, you need to be on the post occasionally, that is all I meant.

SeoulBeatz
11-17-2008, 08:28 PM
Kevin Garnett. He could DOMINATE the post everygame but sometimes he seems really passive.

Chris Webber in his prime should have gone to the post more, but who can argue with 22, 10, 4, 2, 1 career averages?

LeBrowns
11-17-2008, 08:31 PM
KG his alot of his jumpers though, but Rasheed is a great example.

kswissdaf
11-17-2008, 08:36 PM
chris webber

Durant is hype
11-17-2008, 08:42 PM
Sheed,Ewing/Thread

MiamiHeat
11-17-2008, 08:46 PM
Hopefully Beasley doesn't become on
he needs to attack the rim

Lakersfan2483
11-17-2008, 08:48 PM
I completely forgot about C. Webb, he definitely fits into this category, he refused to bang.

Chronz
11-18-2008, 03:37 AM
I would say KG, but his frame isn't the same as some guys, and he has never missed any games, and his style attributes to that. But I always wanted to see him just power it in, or get to the line more. Same with Jermaine Oneal, and Rashard Lewis.

Yea thats how I felt about KG, he was a face up player who started his career as a 3 man, he doesnt really have the body to bang down low all game and though it kept him from dominating offensively it did make players around him better.

ARMIN12NBA
11-18-2008, 03:47 AM
Yea thats how I felt about KG, he was a face up player who started his career as a 3 man, he doesnt really have the body to bang down low all game and though it kept him from dominating offensively it did make players around him better.

My sig answers the question and basically says exactly what you are saying:


KG is just as soft as Pau! Just cause he cusses does not make him a tough player. He takes more jump shots than any 7 footer not named Dirk. He does not like to bang. [KG] is soft and mushy like my poop the morning after I had too much beer.

Chronz
11-18-2008, 03:59 AM
Yea but we should never have expected KG to dominate the paint, thats why he shouldnt be listed, guys like Ewing who had the body and ability to do so should never have learned to shoot jumpers. Granted he was a decent enough shooter but its not like he was Dave Cowens or some other physically deprived bigman. Ewing was at his best when he stuck to the inside game. I personally dont like the soft tag and the stigma that comes with it but if it fits so be it, you can still be a great player with a finesse game.