Knicks, Basketball, Shawn Kemp discussed on High Noon
I don't know what's worse, being historically underrated or everyone in the world acknowledging well, he's underrated because everyone hates. Yes, saying like he's he's famous. For Two things is one of your famous for people underrating him and people not liking. You mentioned Sean, Kemp, this is not at all. I'm not taking a shot at anybody, but I was watching your very successful network the other day. And this is on the heels of and this was not ESPN's volt when they do the poll and Michael Jordan Wins Best College. Basketball player ever which made me realize if you put up a poll. WHO's the best white basketball player ever Jordan Ah win that to? Player ever during win that too, and they were doing. It was on the anniversary of the starks. Dunk the iconic starks dunk. And, so they're doing the top ten playoff dunks ever and number ten was the list blister Shawn Kemp over Alton lister in the history on all and I was like man. What could be number one? Man Jordan's weak little baseline. You've gotta be kidding me. Man Number One year ago. He GonNa win that. He's going to win. We're going to say that's the greatest playoff dunk ever so I appreciate it the list in. It reminded me of some dunks I had forgotten including a Kobe dunk from. Playoffs against the timber wolves where he goes, baseline does like the. I. That was I had forgotten about that that was unbelievable, but when you said Shawn Kemp I immediately thought of the dunk overall. Well the number of playoff. Doug like George Doug isn't even the number. One Bulls Dunk in playoff history. I really can't think anything. That's top. The disrespect typically pippen. Yemen honestly. I feel like we need to go back and relitigate things with those nineties Knicks because Scottie Pippin of doing threw him on the ground, put his chest tickles in his face and nobody fought. Well listen I'm a I'm an extremist on this. I think we might need to relitigate a lot of nineties basketball because it. The nineties were over represented in that fifty greatest of the last fifty. Because it's the era we were in and there were no listen I think Charles I again. I'm so you talked about what's worse junkies we are. I rewired. Games five in seven of the ninety-three, Western Conference finals the other day that'll being Seattle were chuck had the best game of his career in game five, and then topped it in game, seven like Charles might be have become a little underrated, and they're obviously amazing. Amazing Clare's of that era, but because of the expansion. It was basically one star per team like that's why the Bulls in in the jazz were part of the reason they were such juggernauts is they were some of the only teams with two hall of Famers like people talk about the Knicks, and it's like man. The second best player on that team was a guy who had a fake a broken wrist in order to not get caught in. In John starks when he first came around, and those Pacers seems folks. I'm sorry. Those were not great teams like because if your best players Reggie H is hard for me to believe you're a great team with the Davis brothers and the Dunkin. Dutchman, but a lot of that I think we have to revisit a bit all right so the Pacers I'm working right now on the pedals. And so they get to be interesting is. The early part of the nineties was Larry Brown as the coach and there are bonus points for Larry Brown being your coach right because he is to me just we're talking about just coaching basketball lightnings the best ever and you take sales. Oh, tell me you take. Give somebody twelve random guys and you gotta make them into a basketball team Larry Brown is they do? Do it so I thought that the teams that he took to the conference finals the one that the one that lost to the Nixon and the one that lost the magic those teams. Not really you know that good now when you get to that second set of cheese. Okay, so Larry Bird genes. They went to the conference finals three years in a row. Now we're adding to its Reggie. It's a better version, Reggie. It's a better version of Rick Smits. Now you're adding like young. Jalen rose a twenty four game score when he's at age twenty five. You're adding more Jackson. Who for what you needed at the time of Playing Ninety Basketball Mark Jackson the guy for you to have your bringing like Sam Perkins. Off the. What would he twists or does it? Corn rows at that point for Sam. That is a very good question. Because that was when we started to realize, shall we say how? Sam Perkins gets down like I felt like we got a better handle on his lifestyle as his career went, and he started to give less than a day. So No, that's here's the thing about those pacers, and you could say in a similar way the Knicks and this is where I should give him credit. Even they only had the one hall of Famer. They were really well constructed rosters. You had what you needed to fill out the rest of it and I think your point about the aging Mark Jackson still being weapons especially until they made it illegal for the thirteen can lean back down. Yes, absolutely I mean. That's totally fair. Critique Dairy McKee like like. They had guys right. I think that if they had won a championship, which would have been asking a lot. We would look at them like it's almost unfair. Honestly they would be more in line with the two thousand four Pistons because I'm not as wild about Reggie Miller. As other people are. Thank you and I are Kinda in the same camp or I feel like it. Reggie Miller has those twenty five points in the fourth quarter in game. Five of the Eastern Conference finals in one thousand nine. Nine hundred four, and he has them against the Orlando Magic Reggie Miller is not going to hall of fame right He did it against the Knicks at a time where that mattered very much in elevated him to the status of Clutch player that was then reinforced by what he did in the late nineties, like what he did in ninety eight against the Bulls and stuff like that like got built up after that now. What I think is interesting about the.