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Mr. Underrated
« on: September 17, 2022, 07:05:28 PM »

Offline Ed Monix

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Dennis Johnson must now be now known as Mr. Underrated.

Johnson has (historically) been considered to be one of the most underrated players in league history, but after the NBA's 75 Greatest Players list did not contain his name, Johnson must become the title holder.

A quick reminder of Dennis Johnson's NBA CV;

- 3 x NBA Champion (1979, 1984, 1986) [two different franchises]
- NBA Finals MVP (1979)
- 5 x NBA All-Star (19791982, 1985)
- All-NBA First Team (1981)
- All-NBA Second Team (1980)
- 6 x NBA All-Defensive First Team (19791983, 1987)
- 3 x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (19841986)

Dennis Johnson's, 15,535 points, 4,249 rebounds and 5,499 assists has only been achieved by 20 players in NBA history.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2022, 07:40:08 PM by Ed Monix »
5' 10" former point guard

Career highlight: 1973-74 championship, Boston Celtics

Career lowlight: traded for a washing machine

Re: Mr. Underrated
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 08:35:23 PM »

Offline Moranis

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I don't know if he is the most underrated player in history, but he is certainly on the list.  Excellent player.
I was finally wrong. Boston not only didn't win in 5, but didn't win at all.

Re: Mr. Underrated
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022, 08:59:01 PM »

Offline gouki88

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The way he evolved his game over his career is special. Legend

Re: Mr. Underrated
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2022, 08:24:00 AM »

Offline otherdave

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He may not have had the best FG%, but he was lights out the last 5 minutes of a game - great clutch shooter!

Re: Mr. Underrated
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2022, 10:44:53 AM »

Offline Surferdad

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