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JordansBulls
09-13-2009, 12:02 AM
In the past we have had a few individuals who were instant superstars when they came into the league and put up some big numbers.

Such examples are:

Kareem (1970), MJ (1985), Wilt (1960), Bird (1980), Magic (1980), Hakeem (1985), Oscar (1961), Shaq (1993), David Robinson (1990), Tim Duncan (1998), Ewing (1986), Mourning (1993), etc


Those were guys who put up some pretty darn good numbers as rookies and guys you can consider as Superstars as Rookies.

Do you see any player in the near future being a superstar as a rookie in the league?

asandhu23
09-13-2009, 12:07 AM
its hard as a rookie to become a superstar because you have to adjust to a new pace of the game with better competitors. the names you mentioned up there. they were naturally gifted and very talented and they made their impacts right away.

blastmasta26
09-13-2009, 12:13 AM
Nobody can see yet. All those examples are legendary players that shined from the start. So once we see a player truly dominate in college, we will know then.

Raph12
09-13-2009, 12:26 AM
In the past we have had a few individuals who were instant superstars when they came into the league and put up some big numbers.

Such examples are:

Kareem (1970), MJ (1985), Wilt (1960), Bird (1980), Magic (1980), Hakeem (1985), Oscar (1961), Shaq (1993), David Robinson (1990), Tim Duncan (1998), Ewing (1986), Mourning (1993), etc


Those were guys who put up some pretty darn good numbers as rookies and guys you can consider as Superstars as Rookies.

Do you see any player in the near future being a superstar as a rookie in the league?

If all of those guys are on your list, your definition of "superstar" needs some work, a few more names could be added to your list judging by some of the names up there.

It is a rare case for a rookie to emerge as a superstar in only one season and such a case has not been presented in some time. With the talent in the NBA getting stronger and stronger, nowadays it is much more difficult for a rookie to come in and put up "superstar" numbers, while commanding that type of respect.

Gambeezy
09-13-2009, 12:39 AM
Lebron was the most recent Superstar as a rookie. He is just a freak though.