- Dec 20, 2009
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Vitaly Pontapaneko would've been a monster in any era
Yea I tend to think both Hakeem & David Robinson in their primes would be the best 2 bigs in today’s game….
However Embiid & Jokic would be perennial all star caliber bigs back in the day….
Yea but Robinson was literally playing with nobody… Outside of Rodman (who was a defensive dominant player) that team featured a slightly above average small forward in Elliott and guys like Del Negro & Avery Johnson…Robinson might have been the best defensive big, but better than Jokic on offense?
Robinson’s teams never really went anywhere in the playoffs during his peak years, until they got Tim Duncan later in his career. One WCF appearance where the Rockets beat them pretty easily, otherwise mostly first round washouts, a few second round appearances
No the Dream can’t touch the Joker as a passer and he rarely went out further than 15 feet….but that was by design and the way the game was played then. But trust and believe the Joker can’t touch Hakeem as a low post player or player in the paint! Actually there aren’t any centers today that can. The only one that comes close is Embid.I don’t remember Hakeem having a jump shot outside of 15 feet or so and a modern center has to be able to hit an open three. I could be wrong about that as he probably didn’t try many shots from distance, but that’s my memory. Also no way Hakeem was the passer Jokic is - he was a good passer but there’s a difference between good and great
Just two very different players and eras