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    Posted: 06 May 2018 at 6:41pm
Possibly the greatest sportsman I’ve seen in my life, from a ball sport perspective. Maradonna, Jordan, Messi? I could make a case but he’s got them covered for mine.
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He plays basketball.   
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And....
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Basketball probably has the second highest international presence for ball sports after soccer. What have I missed?
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absolute freak. Was watching it live.....wow
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Awesome athlete. GOAT.
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He lost me when he sooked after Dallas knocked them off in finals few years ago, might of been with Miami then.. But yes he is a freak, couldn't believe what I was watching today
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Great athlete but Jordan was on another level
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Agree Tiger. He played against superior opposition too. Isaiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning etc etc etc
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Basketball doesn't grab me. It's got the opposite problem to soccer- too much scoring. And it's a stupid game generally because one physical element- height- is so important. Average height in NBA is 6'7".
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Basketball doesn't grab me. It's got the opposite problem to soccer- too much scoring. And it's a stupid game generally because one physical element- height- is so important. Average height in NBA is 6'7".


My point exactly, he may be a great within basketball but as a sport that has limited interest outside of the USA and requires height above all else for someone to be amy good at the top level.
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What other ball sports have a bigger international presence than basketball? There are players from 42 countries in the NBA. Or are we just going to limit the list to soccer players?
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Originally posted by Afros Afros wrote:

Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Basketball doesn't grab me. It's got the opposite problem to soccer- too much scoring. And it's a stupid game generally because one physical element- height- is so important. Average height in NBA is 6'7".


My point exactly, he may be a great within basketball but as a sport that has limited interest outside of the USA and requires height above all else for someone to be amy good at the top level.


It's like rugby union, with everything removed from the game except line-outs.Wink
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My point exactly, he may be a great within basketball but as a sport that has limited interest outside of the USA and requires height above all else for someone to be any good at the top level.

Your point is a falsehood. Isaiah Thomas was 1.75, John Stockton 1.85 Ty Lawson 1.80 etc etc
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Originally posted by ThreeBears ThreeBears wrote:

My point exactly, he may be a great within basketball but as a sport that has limited interest outside of the USA and requires height above all else for someone to be any good at the top level.

Your point is a falsehood. Isaiah Thomas was 1.75, John Stockton 1.85 Ty Lawson 1.80 etc etc


Statistical outliers. As I said, average height in NBA 6'7".

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Originally posted by JudgeHolden JudgeHolden wrote:

What other ball sports have a bigger international presence than basketball? There are players from 42 countries in the NBA. Or are we just going to limit the list to soccer players?


In how many of those countries is it considered a major sport?
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Define major. In parts of Europe it’s very big. Again, name me a team ball sport with a bigger international profile other than soccer. For the life of me I can’t think of one.
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requires height above all else for someone to be any good at the top level.
Read your own words before changing the goalposts to "statistical outliers". Poke that tongue at yourself  argumental failure.
 
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Originally posted by ThreeBears ThreeBears wrote:

requires height above all else for someone to be any good at the top level.
Read your own words before changing the goalposts to "statistical outliers". Poke that tongue at yourself  argumental failure.
 


Ok, so required not the right word- hugely favours height, far more than any other sport- how about that?Wink
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The average NBA player is taller than the average Olympic high jumper.LOL
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So what? Shortness favours those that want to be jockeys or F1 drivers. Why should midgets be playing more basketball? Good goosers?
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