In pretty much every recent year, there has either not been a consensus number one pick or if there has been, there have been scouting reports preaching caution.
I'm now wondering what the pre-draft buzz was for Shaq; I know it was overwhelmingly positive but I don't know if it was unanimously so. Of course, this was before the internet and the ability to have tens or hundreds of sites offering their own two cents, so that would for sure factor in.
If there were any negative (or cautious) scouting reports, what aspect of his game did they focus on?
I laid eyes upon Jared Dudley for the first time the other night and I couldn’t get over how much he looks like a rec league dad. He’s been in the league 15+ seasons (edit: 11 seasons), and it got me wondering who was the most unathletic player ever to carve out a decent NBA career.
What was the scope of the American project?
Or is it an aspect of communication that is specific to certain societies?
Aristotle is said to have tutored Alexander until the age of sixteen, so I'm curious about the types of things he might have had in his curriculum. I'd imagine it wasn't just philosophy, but I'm not an expert. Thanks in advance!
Dude was scoring 20+ points and playing 80+ games a season into his late thirties, and has a physique comparable to LeBron's, yet people constantly talk about how LeBron is likely to drop under 20 points a game relatively soon on his path to reaching Kareem. I'd say there's a higher likelihood of LeBron lasting like Malone than his body breaking down in the next few years. What do you think?