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Bob Pettit as a pro today.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Upper Tupper, May 14, 2008.

  1. Upper Tupper

    Upper Tupper Member

    Reading the "Best you've ever seen" thread made me think, would there be a place in today's NBA for Bob Pettit?
  2. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    He'd have to ditch the funny-looking shorts, though.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Probably could pull down a huge endorsement deal for the Chuck Taylors, though.

    And I second Fenian's answer.
  4. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    You do realize that Eric Piatkowski is still pulling down more than the President for wearing warmups from 7-10 p.m. 82 times a year right?
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Never saw him play, but the most frequent comment I hear about Petit is that he was "Larry Bird, 30 years before Larry Bird."
  6. J.T. Pinch

    J.T. Pinch New Member

    LSU is well represented in the top fifty all-time NBA players--Pistol, Shaq, and Bob Pettit.

    It's doubtful he'd be named to ten consecutive first team All-NBA today, but I'm sure he'd grab his share of rebounds. From what I've read, he was relentless on the boards The first NBA player to score 20,000 points, Pettit somehow gets overlooked when talking about former all-time greats.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Pike's had a better seven years.
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I doubt it. He's 75.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    He would still beat Kwame Brown in a one-on-one game. Right now. After spotting Kwame 10 points on the way to 21.
  10. I'd rather Piatkowski were president, but that's just me.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If Bob Pettit were born 40 years later and had access to today's diet, training techniques, etc., I'd have no doubt at all.
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