View Full Version : Last seconds of the game, down by one, you need a board...

04-08-2009, 01:38 PM
Who would you trust more to bring it down?

Dwight Howard?
Dennis Rodman?

Obviously, Dennis Rodman was arguably, the greatest rebounder the game has seen.... but he's no 7-footer, and when it comes down to the last rebound of the game where everyone is trying their hardest to get that board, would you trust him over other great 7-foot rebounders? These are players in their prime, or current state (cuz obviously, Dwight might not be in his prime).

04-08-2009, 01:42 PM
In his prime Shaq. He was probably grab the board and move everyone else outta the way.

04-08-2009, 01:42 PM
I'd say Rodmen. Cause he'll use whatever tricks he have and make sure he gets that ball.

WSU Tony
04-08-2009, 01:43 PM
1. Rodman.
25. Kevin Love.

04-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Jamaal Magloire

04-08-2009, 01:45 PM
Dennis Rodman. He's the greatest rebounder of all time for a reason.

Wake's Fastball
04-08-2009, 01:45 PM
Ben Wallace in his heyday would certainly be in the mix IMO.

Pat Thetic
04-08-2009, 01:52 PM
Dennis is number one followed closely by Moses Malone, who never gets any love, but look at his stats. He led the NBA in total offensive boards seven times, not to mention that he led the ABA the one full year he was there.

04-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Shaq by a mile

04-08-2009, 01:55 PM
Michael Cage. The celebrity blogger. AKA Windex.

04-08-2009, 02:01 PM

Gotta be Wilt.

His worst year he averaged 18 rebounds a game. Dennis Rodmans BEST year was 18 rebounds per game. The man was by far the best player of his time.

The only thing you can argue about him is when he played. But if he were to play in current times... sure his competition would be greater, but he would also be better. He would have better medical and physical training science to help him become a better player as well.

Wilt was the man. And think if he cut down on his bachelor lifestyle... probably could have done much better.

04-08-2009, 02:04 PM
Shaq by a mile

Wilt MORE than doubled Shaqs best rebounding year.

04-08-2009, 02:04 PM

04-08-2009, 02:10 PM
To be fair, Wilt played in a less athletic Era.

It's a toss up between Shaq and Rodman.

Although, I would take Rodman if the ball bounced weird, he has those diving plays. :)

04-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Is this defensive or offensive rebounds?

04-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Is this defensive or offensive rebounds?

I'd assume its defensive as he said down by one. But it could be either way.

04-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Rodman. afterall he is the man.

04-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Wilt MORE than doubled Shaqs best rebounding year.

different era's man

04-08-2009, 02:27 PM
I'm going to go a different direction and just say Jason Kidd haha

04-08-2009, 02:30 PM
I think I would have to say Wilt followed by Rodman. Wilt was the man and an amazing boarder. Rodman only focused on Rebounds so while the opposing center is trying to get in position to get the ball in the post Rodman would be setting up for the rebound.

04-08-2009, 03:04 PM
dwight or prime shaq

04-08-2009, 03:13 PM

Phat Pat 94
04-08-2009, 03:22 PM
Kevin Love out of all present players with Howard a close second, but out of those, Rodman.

04-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Dennis Rodman always wants it just a little bit more.

04-08-2009, 03:26 PM
all time, Rodman. Presently, Howard, KG, or Love

04-08-2009, 03:27 PM
Earl Boykins

Raps08-09 Champ
04-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain.

They averaged 20+rpg in more than 1 season.

04-08-2009, 03:45 PM
Shaq or Rodman

04-08-2009, 04:03 PM
IT has to be Wilt...

04-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Rodman all-time. And Shaq or Dwight right now.

04-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Earl Boykins

DAMN beat me to it

04-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Anybody but JO. Mugsy Bogues could grab boards better than the current JO...But it's Wilt, come on.

04-08-2009, 04:53 PM
Give me the Worm, Dennis Rodman. But only if he had a few drinks the night before, otherwise he didn't play as good.

04-08-2009, 05:38 PM
Sorry, thought the down by one part would've clarified it... defensive.

Wilt played in an era where his competition wasn't as great. The same can't be said of Rodman, and he outrebounded EVERYONE.

I think though, that if it came down to one rebound, it would be hard for Rodman to fight against a 7-footer solely focused on a rebound, harder than it is usually anyway.

04-08-2009, 07:17 PM
You cant compare anybody living right now to Wilt Chamberlain

Raps08-09 Champ
04-08-2009, 07:26 PM
If your down by 1 and you need to win the game, shouldn't you be worried more about scoring than rebounding?

04-08-2009, 07:27 PM

and my Sleeper.... YAO MING...and Olajuwaun

Raps08-09 Champ
04-08-2009, 07:27 PM
And wouldn't your team foul if they were down by 1 during the last seconds of the game?

I know I would so I can shoot a 3 if they are up by 3 and try have a chance at tying the game.

04-08-2009, 07:36 PM
deke mutumbo in his prime :]]]]]

04-08-2009, 07:45 PM
Pops Mensah-Bonsu:)

04-08-2009, 07:56 PM
Surprised no one has said Mike James!

CP3 The Great
04-08-2009, 08:01 PM
Wilt MORE than doubled Shaqs best rebounding year.

all that is true but shaq was playing with way more advanced athletes then wilt had played against, reason for him scoring 100 point's in one game if you look back at it was there anyone even as tall as him then are atleast on that court the night he scored 100?

04-08-2009, 08:14 PM
Charles Barkley

R BU 5
04-08-2009, 08:14 PM
shaq in prime def.

04-08-2009, 08:16 PM
dj mbenga hands down

04-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Patrick Ewing

04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
hands down............dwight howard

04-08-2009, 08:28 PM
hands down............dwight howard

A little bit of bias in the air?

04-08-2009, 08:42 PM
I can't believe how many people STILL point out that Wilt was playing in a less athletic era with lower competition....

Not to mention the fact that Wilt also played against Bill Russell.

YOU cannot use the competition level as an excuse to discount his abilities. He grew up in the same society with the same level of technology and physical education as his competition.

The same reasons his competition wasn't that great also limited his physical abilities.

Think if he grew up with the same physical fitness knowledge we possess today. The same supplements. The same vitamins. The same access to gyms and medicines (legal or not). His feats were accomplished in an even playing field.

Just like speaking of the baseball greats. You cannot discount how great their accomplishments were in perspective to there competition... as there are SO many supplements/steroids/HGH/etc. which make the playing field today uneven.

You MUST compare the accomplishments to the competition. It is the only way to fairly compare the athletes. Thus, Wilt is the best.

Had Wilt been playing today, he would have probably had 20lbs more muscle on him, and definitely would be more athletic than Shaq. He would be the better player by my estimations.

04-08-2009, 08:57 PM
Dennis Rodman. What a classless guy, but what a spectacular rebounder. The best to ever rebound in the history of the NBA.

04-08-2009, 09:26 PM
David Lee

Durant is hype
04-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Surprised no one has said Mike James!

Why are you surprised,MJ is the goat candidate for every category.

The thread starter meant who's the second person you would want since everyone knows MJ is 1st and wont cause much of a debate while the 2nd person would cause plenty of debate.

04-08-2009, 10:57 PM
Chris Webber...So he can call the Time out