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NetsPaint
08-28-2011, 11:45 PM
Do you think players might workout too much and should focus more on working on their game and cardio instead of focusing a lot on how big they are? Even though Iverson was a freak of nature, I still wonder if him not trying to get big had anything to do with his longevity. Does a lot of those workouts make the chances of getting injured higher? Maybe instead of trying to be bigger they should work on a skill to defend and whatever else.

gwrighter
08-28-2011, 11:59 PM
if you aren't strong enough there is more chance of injury due to all the contact in the paint area. The equilibrium strength required in the NBA has risen over the years. It has risen mostly down low on the block but we do see some physical specimens dominating certain positions athletically. Westbrook, Rose, LBJ, Howard, Wade, STAT, Blake, etc..

A good Defender must be strong to physically dominate the offensive player & disrupt their momentum. You can only gamble for steals & blocks so much b4 you need to hold your ground.

llemon
08-29-2011, 12:02 AM
Do you think players might workout too much and should focus more on working on their game and cardio instead of focusing a lot on how big they are? Even though Iverson was a freak of nature, I still wonder if him not trying to get big had anything to do with his longevity. Does a lot of those workouts make the chances of getting injured higher? Maybe instead of trying to be bigger they should work on a skill to defend and whatever else.

It's an individual player-to-player thing.

Hawkeye15
08-29-2011, 12:08 AM
this is an individual question. Each player is different

Hellcrooner
08-29-2011, 12:20 AM
When you work too much on your skill and to few on your body, fans wont like you no matter how good you are, you will get labeled soft and refs wont respect you allowing all kinds of foul play on you because you are "soft" wich will limitate what you can do.

Many 60S 70s and 80s hof players that we consider LEGENDS because of their skills would have real trouble because of this new obsesion with being "strong" and "bad ***" and pumping your tatooed chest every 5 minutes.


So, if you are a teen player starting to get into the game you start working on your phisic and forgetting bout the rest because thats what this league and Fans want.

beastley bodies with few brains and poor skills.

thats why when you have dudes that have BODY and BRAIn and SKILLS ( Duncan, Kg, Kobe) they dominate with ease.

AWC713
08-29-2011, 01:19 AM
agreed. depends on the player. not everyone is getting jacked out of there minds or anything. i.e. shane battier, grant hill, brandon jennings, scola, list goes on...

Law25
08-29-2011, 01:33 AM
When you work too much on your skill and to few on your body, fans wont like you no matter how good you are, you will get labeled soft and refs wont respect you allowing all kinds of foul play on you because you are "soft" wich will limitate what you can do.

Many 60S 70s and 80s hof players that we consider LEGENDS because of their skills would have real trouble because of this new obsesion with being "strong" and "bad ***" and pumping your tatooed chest every 5 minutes.


So, if you are a teen player starting to get into the game you start working on your phisic and forgetting bout the rest because thats what this league and Fans want.

beastley bodies with few brains and poor skills.

thats why when you have dudes that have BODY and BRAIn and SKILLS ( Duncan, Kg, Kobe) they dominate with ease.

Despite the refference to hall of famers of past this sounds like Euro bias. Most euro player are only offensive skilled not so much that they only score, but ther not known for defence more for flopping, but not defence. There flaws on defence is just as noticable as this generations american bigs flaws on offence. Also players like Wade, and CP3 are extremly skilled as well as strong. I think Howard is as skilled as Bill Russell, Rodman, or any defensive big in league history and him being big strong and fast only helps. The only players that need help on fundamentals or brains as you called it is our bigs and thats just on offence.

Hellcrooner
08-29-2011, 01:36 AM
Despite the refference to hall of famers of past this sounds like Euro bias. Most euro player are only offensive skilled not so much that they only score, but ther not known for defence more for flopping, but not defence. There flaws on defence is just as noticable as this generations american bigs flaws on offence. Also players like Wade, and CP3 are extremly skilled as well as strong. I think Howard is as skilled as Bill Russell, Rodman, or any defensive big in league history and him being big strong and fast only helps. The only players that need help on fundamentals or brains as you called it is our bigs and thats just on offence.

not only bigs, several sg and sf could use some skills.

Pg are still skilled tough.

And Howard comes nowhere close to Russell btw, but at least he definelty ha smore skill than rodman.....btu that isnt difficult.

Sactown
08-29-2011, 01:39 AM
Obviously you don't want your guards to get to big to the point where they are starting to lose speed

Wilson
08-29-2011, 07:45 AM
I remember Andrew Bynum deciding to work out with his own trainer instead of with the Lakers team trainer and the team trainer said he was worried that Bynum would be just trying to pump up rather than working on 'basketball muscles'. He didn't really elaborate but I thought that was interesting.

I think some players probably do hinder themselves by putting too great an emphasis on being bigger. When Shaq left the Lakers, Kobe showed up to training camp after the summer absolutely pumped, he was much bigger than he had been in seasons past. However his play wasn't much better and he missed some time due to injury. After that season he went back to being a bit skinnier, and that's when he started his insane scoring runs. So I think it's definitely possible that some players have hurt their play and durability by working out in the wrong areas.

ChaseHamels
08-29-2011, 09:12 AM
:rolleyes: This is going to be one long lockout.

nickdymez
08-29-2011, 09:56 AM
lol. Is this serious?

OlivaThor
08-30-2011, 04:02 PM
Work on their body too much? Hell no, you canīt be great in NBA without strong body

Hellcrooner
08-30-2011, 04:08 PM
Work on their body too much? Hell no, you canīt be great in NBA without strong body

Yeah like MAgic and Bird had so great bodies :rolleyes:

OlivaThor
08-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Yeah like MAgic and Bird had so great bodies :rolleyes:

Magic was strong and Bird? Typical body of white guard.

SMH!
09-03-2011, 04:14 PM
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Corey
09-04-2011, 05:48 PM
if you aren't strong enough there is more chance of injury due to all the contact in the paint area. The equilibrium strength required in the NBA has risen over the years. It has risen mostly down low on the block but we do see some physical specimens dominating certain positions athletically. Westbrook, Rose, LBJ, Howard, Wade, STAT, Blake, etc..

A good Defender must be strong to physically dominate the offensive player & disrupt their momentum. You can only gamble for steals & blocks so much b4 you need to hold your ground.

This post is full of fallacies.