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    Will Spurs streak continue

    Duncan came into the league and won ring his 2nd year, Parker comes to league and wins in 2nd year, Gino comes in and wins in 1st year. This is Leonard's 2nd year and they're 3 games away from winning another and he's already stated as the next face of franchise. It could be considered a coincidence but it just shows how much impact new players are and how well the Spurs are come draft night.

    Side note: with Rodman starting to talk it brought the idea to me that Leonard can be the next/better Rodman with some offense to his game. What do you'll think?
    Quote of the playoffs "Penetration always leads to something good"

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    So the streak is that they win a championship a year or two after an impact player is added? Okay, interesting thread idea...

    Kawhi's not in the same world as Rodman as a rebounder, which along with out of his mind aggressive defense is what he did. Along with not playing the same position, I'm not feeling the comparison. Kenneth Faried is the closest thing we have to Rodman in this NBA, and they're not close.

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    Kawhi maybe not yet, but I think he has the potential to get up there in rbs if he wanted too. Rodman wasn't a beast in rebounding until his 5th year but yes I see more in Faried now that you mention it.
    Quote of the playoffs "Penetration always leads to something good"

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    Wow, these threads are getting worse and worse daily.

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    did someone just compare leonard to Rodman................................oh PSD I love you

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    Got me thinking though, I wonder who the most entertaining player in the NBA is right now? I'm not even talking so much about off-court antics, just strictly in-game entertainment value. You could not get through a Spurs/Pistons/Bulls game without Rodman diving into the stands or nearly getting into a fight when he was playing. Hilarious that he was arguably the best rebounder of all time along with a top 10 defender and if you type his name into youtube almost nothing is basketball related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF929 View Post
    Duncan came into the league and won ring his 2nd year, Parker comes to league and wins in 2nd year, Gino comes in and wins in 1st year. This is Leonard's 2nd year and they're 3 games away from winning another and he's already stated as the next face of franchise. It could be considered a coincidence but it just shows how much impact new players are and how well the Spurs are come draft night.

    Side note: with Rodman starting to talk it brought the idea to me that Leonard can be the next/better Rodman with some offense to his game. What do you'll think?
    I think your memory of Rodman is getting a little blury. I would suggest to watch some of his playoffs games.

    The guy was insane! Rodman would take over games with his rebounding, defense and energy. Like really take over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyice View Post
    I think your memory of Rodman is getting a little blury. I would suggest to watch some of his playoffs games.

    The guy was insane! Rodman would take over games with his rebounding, defense and energy. Like really take over!
    No! Jordan did!

    Says every Jordan fanboy ever. Rodman was as much of a reason for them winning as Jordan.

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    I understand where you'll are coming from on comparisons but if you really look at stats they seem similar.

    Kawhi avg 12 pts 8 rbs, 1, 1, 1.5 shooting 55%
    Rodman avg 11 pts 8 rbs, 1, 1, .5 shooting 56% in his 2nd season, he was also 5 years older

    Defense is good for both, Rodman of course takes it but KL will only get better, bigger, and stronger. Rodman only an inch taller and technically played the 4 spot but who's to say KL won't get there
    Quote of the playoffs "Penetration always leads to something good"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF929 View Post
    I understand where you'll are coming from on comparisons but if you really look at stats they seem similar.

    Kawhi avg 12 pts 8 rbs, 1, 1, 1.5 shooting 55%
    Rodman avg 11 pts 8 rbs, 1, 1, .5 shooting 56% in his 2nd season, he was also 5 years older

    Defense is good for both, Rodman of course takes it but KL will only get better, bigger, and stronger. Rodman only an inch taller and technically played the 4 spot but who's to say KL won't get there
    Yeah stats tell the whole story. Rodman would completely shut a player down defensively. Leonard relies on help defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyice View Post
    I think your memory of Rodman is getting a little blury. I would suggest to watch some of his playoffs games.

    The guy was insane! Rodman would take over games with his rebounding, defense and energy. Like really take over!
    Yes everyone remembers the beast of Rodman but it took him a couple years to get there. I will say I was young and not interested in bball when he played but looking back at stats people tend to forget that he didn't start out like a beast
    Quote of the playoffs "Penetration always leads to something good"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownBears22 View Post
    No! Jordan did!

    Says every Jordan fanboy ever. Rodman was as much of a reason for them winning as Jordan.
    Hahaha you say that and you're a Chi fan? C'mon dude, be real. Rodman was still a GREAT asset, but he was in his mid to late 30's and past his prime once he got to Chicago. Wasn't even in Jordan's world as far as dominating a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownBears22 View Post
    Yeah stats tell the whole story. Rodman would completely shut a player down defensively. Leonard relies on help defense.
    Yes, exactly. I knows stats don't tell whole story but that's why I bring this thread up, to get actual knowledge from people who did see him. And not just dismiss the whole issue while not bringing in anything to support their dismissal
    Quote of the playoffs "Penetration always leads to something good"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tredigs View Post
    Hahaha you say that and you're a Chi fan? C'mon dude, be real. Rodman was still a GREAT asset, but he was in his mid to late 30's and past his prime once he got to Chicago. Wasn't even in Jordan's world as far as dominating a game.
    I am not a Bulls fan. Nice assumption. Rodman took over games defensively in the playoffs. The guy was a rebounding machine.

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    True. But I think they are 2 different types of players. Kawhi is more of perimeter defender and he has an offensive game. If he's gonna be the new face of the franchise he needs to improve his offensive game. His defence is already pretty good tho. He is still young and has great potential.

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