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Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 02:46 PM
Michael Jordan’s Fadeaway or Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s Skyhook?

MJ used his super elusive fade away jumper to evade shot blockers and he didn’t it with grace and finesse. So many of Jordan’s most memorable moments on the court was capped with him making his patented fade away jump……….swish!

This is pure speculation but I am willing to guess that Jordan’s fade away would have had a lower percentage than Kareem’s hook. Kareem was also adept at using this move with both hands something in which he mastered. Not many players were ever capable of blocking the sky hook. Wilt and Hakeem were two who did it though.

JNaqvi23
02-24-2010, 02:48 PM
Well Jordan's fadeaways were magical, but logically you have to assume the skyhook was a more high percentage shot choice like you said.

More unstoppable?

I'll go with the fadeaway

Jaji
02-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Kareem's hook. As mentioned it's a higher percentage shot and Kareem mastered it with both hands. Jordan's fadeaway could be altered if the defender was tall enough and long enough. There's nothing you can do against the hook.

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 02:52 PM
Well Jordan's fadeaways were magical, but logically you have to assume the skyhook was a more high percentage shot choice like you said.

More unstoppable?

I'll go with the fadeaway

Man i just couldn't think of another phrase to describe them. They were both virtually unstoppable shots so I guess it had to be which was more unstoppable. Lol!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-24-2010, 02:53 PM
sky hook was just unstoppable

Hellcrooner
02-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Gervins reverse of the arm shot.

but about this conversation Kareems hook was unestopable.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-24-2010, 03:00 PM
what about kobe fadeaway and jordans???

Jaji
02-24-2010, 03:01 PM
what about kobe fadeaway and jordans???

You already know the answer to that. There's no comparison.

Mauersota
02-24-2010, 03:01 PM
Gotta go with the Kareem and the skyhook.

RaiderLakersA's
02-24-2010, 03:02 PM
No contest, the Skyhook was the most unstoppable.

I've never seen anyone block the Skyhook. Jordan did get his fadeaway blocked.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 03:03 PM
I vote for c) Shaq's 2 handed throw down.

mikantsass
02-24-2010, 03:04 PM
Kareem

Labgrownmangoat
02-24-2010, 03:05 PM
Kareem's whole body was between the defender and the sky hook shot, while only part of MJ's body was between the defender and the fadeaway shot. About the only way to block either was from behind, but MJ's was easier to alter (still damn hard, but easier). Normally a defender altering a shot isn't "stopping" it, but we're talking about a pretty elite level of unstoppable here.

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 03:10 PM
what about kobe fadeaway and jordans???

C'mon lets not get ahead of our selves. Jordan is Jordan lets pay the man his respect.

TheKing23
02-24-2010, 03:11 PM
Skyhook baby!

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 03:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlB8X101kME&feature=related

simply unstoppable!

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 03:16 PM
No contest, the Skyhook was the most unstoppable.

I've never seen anyone block the Skyhook. Jordan did get his fadeaway blocked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=849_WdqJ8o8&feature=related#movie_player

check it out at 2:37...... could have been goal tending???? This is Wilt!

FOBolous
02-24-2010, 03:23 PM
Hakeem's dream shake

amoore87
02-24-2010, 03:24 PM
the skyhook!!!!!!! i remember the mutombo days with the 76ers & their championship run (sighhh)

Sly Guy
02-24-2010, 03:32 PM
kareem. Because he can do it with both hands. Because his release point is so high. And because it's still a straight up-and-down shot. I'd call it higher percentage.

Nothing against MJ, but skyhook>fadeaway.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-24-2010, 03:58 PM
You already know the answer to that. There's no comparison.

:confused:

you mean Kobe's one is better?

EYDI819
02-24-2010, 04:03 PM
No contest, the Skyhook was the most unstoppable.

I've never seen anyone block the Skyhook. Jordan did get his fadeaway blocked.

Watch clips of chamberlain blocking kareem with his hook.

sp1derm00
02-24-2010, 05:18 PM
Kareem's simply because the timing has to be absolutely spot on to even have a shot at blocking it. Then you've got to have the hops to block it, since Kareem was like 7'2 with arms that go to the rafters. The general nature of the shot isn't easily altered, because you know that it's not getting blocked.

Raph12
02-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Easily Kareem's sky hook, anyone who says otherwise is just a homer.

USMCLaker
02-24-2010, 06:07 PM
Watch clips of chamberlain blocking kareem with his hook.

By goal-tending I'm sure he could have blocked MJ's shot too.

SteveNash
02-24-2010, 06:11 PM
Skyhook.

Also, Wilt's fadeaway > Jordan's.

JNA17
02-24-2010, 06:11 PM
Sky hook, he never gets blocked from it, and it usually always goes in which is how he was unstoppable with it.

If you master a sky hook like Karreem did, You can almost never be stopped.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
02-24-2010, 06:17 PM
How do you stop somthing that is unstoppable?

Corey
02-24-2010, 06:18 PM
The Dream Shake

:drool:

pd7631
02-24-2010, 06:20 PM
If you've ever played against anyone with a half way decent hook shot then you'd know it's the most unstoppable shot in basketball. Couple that with the fact that Kareem was huge, long, and was just so damn consistent with it and it's absolutely deadly. I've had fadeaways blocked before, but nobody has ever blocked me when I've attempted a hook shot(unfortunately I'm not so good at hook shots lol).

TopsyTurvy
02-24-2010, 10:19 PM
The sky hook was the most unstoppable shot but Hakeem Olajuwon's dream shake changed the game the most. The move revolutionized modern post play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WpgU0pqN8&feature=related

Gary Reasons
02-24-2010, 10:55 PM
the sky hook is a harder shot too

NBA-GMaster
02-24-2010, 11:02 PM
MJ's Shot.. Yao's Post Fadeaway Shot.. HAHA!!

JNA17
02-24-2010, 11:05 PM
:pity: at the people that actually voted MJ's shot over the sky hook

ldc62
02-24-2010, 11:15 PM
They got nothing on Hakeem's post moves... He made DAvid Robinson look like a kid coming out of HS. I pick Sky Hook outta these 2 tho.

Ezekial
02-24-2010, 11:18 PM
13 kids on the forum that see Michael Jordan and auto click it, and then we have the younger kid in the Kobe generation that never got to see Jordan play, so he thinks Kobe has a better fadeaway.

ombada
02-24-2010, 11:19 PM
Wilts blocks on the skyhook were definitely goal tending, the ball is on its way down.

_KB24_
02-24-2010, 11:40 PM
Obviously, it's the skyhook. Kareem was draining the skyhook at 40 and he still looked prime to attack.

Mr.Chi-Town
02-24-2010, 11:44 PM
ya but the sky hook u did from next to the rim jordans fadeaway came from anywhere. the only thing is the hook was higher %. but then again it better be seeing as ur 1 foot from the rim.

DodgerBulls
02-24-2010, 11:49 PM
Kareem's hook. As mentioned it's a higher percentage shot and Kareem mastered it with both hands. Jordan's fadeaway could be altered if the defender was tall enough and long enough. There's nothing you can do against the hook.

he'd probably just cross him over then take the open shot

theducksmuggler
02-24-2010, 11:49 PM
i have to go with the skyhook. may be random but when i played my dad one on one when i was a kid he would always do the sky hook on me with both hands and its unstoppable haha. he was to basketball star but that shot always beat me.

MJ-BULLS
02-24-2010, 11:59 PM
i love mj's fade away, but gotta go with the sky hook. Just wish more players were to use it more these days.

JordansBulls
02-25-2010, 12:01 AM
Michael Jordan’s Fadeaway or Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s Skyhook?

MJ used his super elusive fade away jumper to evade shot blockers and he didn’t it with grace and finesse. So many of Jordan’s most memorable moments on the court was capped with him making his patented fade away jump……….swish!

This is pure speculation but I am willing to guess that Jordan’s fade away would have had a lower percentage than Kareem’s hook. Kareem was also adept at using this move with both hands something in which he mastered. Not many players were ever capable of blocking the sky hook. Wilt and Hakeem were two who did it though.

Well both players hardly had there shots blocked, but it was tougher to block the skyhock than the fade.

ThaRegul8r
02-25-2010, 08:59 AM
Skyhook. Proven for 20 years, against Wilt Chamberlain, Walt Bellamy, Nate Thurmond, Willis Reed, Wes Unseld, Dave Cowens, Bob Lanier, Bob McAdoo, Bill Walton, Alvin Adams, Artis Gilmore, Dan Issel, Moses Malone, Robert Parish, Jack Sikma, Tree Rollins, Bill Laimbeer, Mark Eaton, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing...