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Better than the old man

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    And coming out of college, you could make the argument for Grant Hill over his father, too. Injuries just cost him most of his pro career.

    I think you have to take all the evidence into account. And when you do that, Kobe Bryant is a better player than his father was. You really think coaching on the pro level was the only difference?
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Definitely not Randy Orton.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Genghis Khan
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Neither Skip, nor Chip Carray.
  5. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Not Greg Oden's four sons.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    Look, I saw both. I am not exaggerating. JB was Magic Johnson before Magic Johnson. The problem was that he was 6-9 and back then, you weren't a guard, you were a forward or small center. Anyone who saw JB as a senior at Bartram and Kobe as a senior at Lower Merion would vouch that I am telling the truth.
    For starters, JB played against better competition. The Philadelphia Public League of 1972-73 was loaded with better teams and players than the PIAA of 1995.
  7. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    pete rose jr.
  8. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Jesus of Nazareth
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Luke Skywalker
  10. statrat

    statrat Member

    Not Pete Rose Jr.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I wonder if Jeremy Schaap will someday interview Pat Knight, and tell him he's got a long way to go to be as good as his dad.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I never said you were making anything up about either Bryant. I'm just saying it is silly to judge them only on what they were in high school when we have their careers after that to judge them on.

    Lots of guys are absolute beasts and sure bets for the Hall of Fame in their sport in high school. But that shouldn't outweigh what they do at the professional level. And when it came time to play at the highest level, the younger Bryant is the one that produced.
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