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  1. I gave myself 16 points. I stand by my decision and gave my reasons. I'm willing to take the heat from anyone and discuss it, but he didn't like my score and removed it. This was supposed to be a crowd sourced judging process with the top and bottom scores removed but it was changed along the way. There's a game within the game, but the organizer didn't want me to play it, so - oh well. Have fun everyone.
  2. I probably would have walked towards them and asked WTF they thought they were doing. Regardless of their response, I would have continued on my run.
  3. But I think I did OK considering I only used the 423rd pick on a double-double machine, and I needed a beefy center.
  4. My wife and I have an analog version... Her: "HEEEEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!!!" Me in another room: "WHHHAAAAAAAAATTTTTT????"
  5. I don't have clear memories of 1980's basketball but I love the team I drafted. I wish I could watch a simulated game of them running and gunning.
  6. That's kinda how I feel about it. Ain't nobody got time for that. And no one will remember all that jazz. I keep my write-ups brief and efficient. Bump my team up 5 spots if you agree!
  7. EY's 1980's Ultra-Value Squad! We have great rebounding at power forward and center, perimeter defense is excellent and outstanding passing that will lead to efficient scoring for everyone. High field goal percentages at all positions. PG - "Stormin'" Norm Nixon In his first year with the Clippers, Stormin' Norman averaged 17 points and a whopping 11 assists. Career averages: 15.7 PPG, 2.6 RBS, 8.3 AST, 48.3 FG% 2x Champion 2x All-star 1977-1978 All Rookie Team SG - "Fast" Eddie Johnson In the All-Star years he averaged 19 PPG, 5 AST, 50 FG%. 2× NBA All-Star (1980, 1981) 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1979, 1980) CBA Newcomer of the Year (1987) 3× First-team All-SEC (1974–1976) SF - Mike Mitchell Between the 1980-86 seasons, Mitchell average 22 PPG, 5 RBS, 50 FG% 1981 All-Star PF - "Truck" Robinson Around his All-star years he was averaging 22 PPG, 14 RBS, 48.3 FG% 2× NBA All-Star (1978, 1981) All-NBA First Team (1978) NBA rebounding champion (1978) C - Swen Nater Between his ABA and NBA careers he averaged 12.5 PPG , 11.5 RBS 54 FG%. These include his last two twilight seasons with the San Diego Clippers and Lakers. 1975 ABA Rebounding Champion - 16.4 RPG 1980 NBA Rebounding Champion - 15 RPG 2× ABA All-Star (1974, 1975) 2× All-ABA Second Team (1974, 1975) ABA Rookie of the Year (1974) ABA All-Rookie First Team (1974) NBA rebounding leader (1980) 2× NCAA champion (1972, 1973)
  8. I think Derrick Lewis is next in line? Francis has unmatched power, but the Black Beast is also evolving. Let's hope it's not staring contest like last time.
  9. I just sent in my rankings. There was a top tier of 4-ish teams then a big ole middle tier of 8-ish teams that was hard to separate from each other. I suspect the judging will have a lot of fluctuation in the middle 8.
  10. Summary of my amazing 16 point 1970's team: Lots of scoring from efficient shooting. Excellent size and rebounding at every position, and defense in the form of blocks and steals. You just lost to a guy that shoots free-throws underhanded like @Yo Mama. Phil Chenier, PG 20pts, 4 Rbs, 3.5 ast. NBA champion (1978) 3× NBA All-Star (1974, 1975, 1977) All-NBA Second Team (1975) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1972) First-team All-Pac-8 (1971) No. 45 retired by Washington Wizards Billy Knight, SG Peak season with Indiana: 28 Pts, 10 Rbs, 3.7 ast, 1.3 stl, 49%FG 40%3pt NBA all-star 1977 ABA all-star 1976 All ABA First Team 1976 ABA All Rookie First Team 1975 Rick Barry, SF Hall of Fame Averages with San Francisco/Golden State Warriors: 24 Pts, 7.25 Rbs, 5 Ast, 89% FT His career .880 free throw percentage ranks No. 1 in ABA history, and at the time of his retirement in 1980, his .900 percentage was the best of any NBA player. Only player in history to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring Led the NCAA in scoring in 1964–65 (973 points, 37.4 ppg) Led the NBA in scoring in 1966–67 (2,775 points, 35.6 ppg) Led the ABA in scoring in 1968–69 (1,190 points; 34.0 ppg) NBA champion (1975) NBA Finals MVP (1975) ABA champion (1969) 8× NBA All-Star (1966, 1967, 1973–1978) NBA All-Star Game MVP (1967) 5x All-NBA First Team (1966, 1967, 1974–1976) All-NBA Second Team (1973) 4× ABA All-Star (1969–1972) 4× All-ABA First Team (1969–1972) NBA Rookie of the Year (1966) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1966) NBA scoring champion (1967) NBA steals leader (1975) NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team No. 24 retired by Golden State Warriors Consensus first-team All-American (1965) NCAA season scoring leader (1965) No. 24 retired by Miami Hurricanes Wes Unseld, PF Hall of Fame 1968-69 MVP and Rookie of the Year averaging 13.8 points and 18.2 rebounds. In his seconds year: 16pts, 16.7rbs 1970's Average: 11 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 51%FG NBA champion (1978) NBA Finals MVP (1978) NBA Most Valuable Player (1969) 5× NBA All-Star (1969, 1971–1973, 1975) All-NBA First Team (1969) NBA Rookie of the Year (1969) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1969) NBA rebounding leader (1975) J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1975) NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team No. 41 retired by Washington Wizards 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1967, 1968) 3× First-team All-MVC (1966–1968) No. 31 retired by Louisville Cardinals First-team Parade All-American (1964) Bob Lanier, Center Hall of Fame 1970's Average: 23PPG, 11.65RPG, 3.3Assists, 1 steal, 1.87 blocks, 51 FG% 8× NBA All-Star (1972–1975, 1977–1979, 1982) NBA All-Star Game MVP (1974) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971) J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1978) No. 16 retired by Detroit Pistons No. 16 retired by Milwaukee Bucks Consensus first-team All-American (1970) Consensus second-team All-American (1968) Second-team All-American – AP, NABC, UPI (1969) No. 31 retired by St. Bonaventure Bonnies
  11. This is weird. I used the :poopemoji: but it came out a happy face. This board must like me or something. :poo:
  12. I have no stories of playing with any real hoopers. The closest thing was I was in a basketball clinic during summer school when I was around 11 years old. Most of us kids in the clinic were mediocre, but one kid who I later learned was Schea Cotton, was blasting through all the drills without barely trying. He was about my height at the time (5'4" maybe a bit taller) and could grab the rim. He didn't stay around to play any games with us.
  13. Anyone still play? I haven't in a year. It'll be a few more weeks til our regular courts open back up.
  14. These are completely different topics but I agree with both. That doesn't change the idea that 90% of 60's player wouldn't make an NBA team today, or that the top 10% are only "legends" because there is limited footage to prove or disprove they were truly all time great players. Or merely great compared to the gardeners they were destroying night in and night out.
  15. But please have a bit of self awareness of your body type before opting for shorter shorts. But if you have all the confidence in the world regardless of your physical appearance, go for it.
  16. That's got to be the nostalgia talking though. When you don't have tons of video of old-timers playing, no multiple camera angles or social media, it's so easy to put stars on a pedestal as "legendary". We just have to take eye witnesses at their word. You can say the league was full of legends, you can also say, 90% of the league didn't lift weights, eat right and a few gifted athletes beat up on grocery baggers. If the 2000's weren't "peak" NBA then the 60's was bottom of the barrel compared to the international selection of players that are in the league now. Thank goodness the old timer are judged against their peers and not to modern athletes, because few would be considered "legends".
  17. I agree. It got me thinking that Kobe and Shaq "un-stacked" when they could have gone on to win a handful more chips together. But even then they were just a 1-2 punch compared to players in eras with way fewer teams beating up on the weaklings for so many years.
  18. Now is a good a time as any to ask all of my fellow drafters what sources (online or otherwise) they used for this draft. I'll start. For the early rounds: in.nba.com/news/the-1960s-all-decade-team and I used the links for other decades. Found some good names in the "Apologies to" section. Slam 500 greatest players from basketball-reference. The list is 10 years old but puts most retired guys in perspective. The Bleacher Report had a few decade lists that were helpful.
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