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Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2019, 11:18:43 AM »

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I agree, Triboy, with the Barkley comparison.  People need to realize how incredibly athletic Barkley was in his 76er days. 

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2019, 11:21:08 AM »

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I agree, Triboy, with the Barkley comparison.  People need to realize how incredibly athletic Barkley was in his 76er days.

yes~~

watch this highlight package of Barkley...ferocious


Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2019, 03:00:43 AM »

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Can somebody tell me why is Zion a lock to succeed in the league?
And, for example, why he won't be just another athletic lefty a la Josh Smith?
I know that people like to watch highlights, but putting aside good looking dunks, what is his position and his NBA skills?

I'm don't dislike Zion or such, just looking for some good talk.
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2019, 03:09:16 AM »

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Can somebody tell me why is Zion a lock to succeed in the league?
And, for example, why he won't be just another athletic lefty a la Josh Smith?
I know that people like to watch highlights, but putting aside good looking dunks, what is his position and his NBA skills?

I'm don't dislike Zion or such, just looking for some good talk.
zions a bit more of a freight truck than josh smith

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2019, 03:10:44 AM »

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Can somebody tell me why is Zion a lock to succeed in the league?
And, for example, why he won't be just another athletic lefty a la Josh Smith?
I know that people like to watch highlights, but putting aside good looking dunks, what is his position and his NBA skills?

I'm don't dislike Zion or such, just looking for some good talk.
well josh smith was an all star with a fairly lengthy career right?
Sure, he made a lot of money, but I have a feeling that people expect more from Zion than what Josh was.
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2019, 03:15:46 AM »

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Can somebody tell me why is Zion a lock to succeed in the league?
And, for example, why he won't be just another athletic lefty a la Josh Smith?
I know that people like to watch highlights, but putting aside good looking dunks, what is his position and his NBA skills?

I'm don't dislike Zion or such, just looking for some good talk.
well josh smith was an all star with a fairly lengthy career right?
Sure, he made a lot of money, but I have a feeling that people expect more from Zion than what Josh was.
I also believe Zion could  be overhyped. Its a possibility

But I think he probably will chisel out a Barkley/mini shaq type of play style. Will be interesting to see how that kind of player succeeds in the modern 3pt loving era of the NBA

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2019, 03:23:03 AM »

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Can somebody tell me why is Zion a lock to succeed in the league?
And, for example, why he won't be just another athletic lefty a la Josh Smith?
I know that people like to watch highlights, but putting aside good looking dunks, what is his position and his NBA skills?

I'm don't dislike Zion or such, just looking for some good talk.
well josh smith was an all star with a fairly lengthy career right?
Sure, he made a lot of money, but I have a feeling that people expect more from Zion than what Josh was.
I also believe Zion could  be overhyped. Its a possibility

But I think he probably will chisel out a Barkley/mini shaq type of play style. Will be interesting to see how that kind of player succeeds in the modern 3pt loving era of the NBA
Yes, a power player big seems his most natural projection.
But then again, his 6'10 wingspan is modest, to say the least for an NBA big.
JB is 7'2, Kawhi is 7'3, Kyle Anderson 7'5, KD and Giannis also.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 03:42:45 AM by Androslav »
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2019, 05:17:11 AM »

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Can somebody tell me why is Zion a lock to succeed in the league?
And, for example, why he won't be just another athletic lefty a la Josh Smith?
I know that people like to watch highlights, but putting aside good looking dunks, what is his position and his NBA skills?

I'm don't dislike Zion or such, just looking for some good talk.
well josh smith was an all star with a fairly lengthy career right?
Sure, he made a lot of money, but I have a feeling that people expect more from Zion than what Josh was.
I also believe Zion could  be overhyped. Its a possibility

But I think he probably will chisel out a Barkley/mini shaq type of play style. Will be interesting to see how that kind of player succeeds in the modern 3pt loving era of the NBA

Early Charles Barkley was an absolute joy to watch, and would have been a joy to watch in today's NBA.  Like a better Draymond Green. Williamson seems to be overhyped as far as his production, but this is hardly the first time a high level basketball player looks like basketball Jesus as they look to enter into the NBA.

I just hope he winds up on a team I can root for, because he's immensely fun to watch :)

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2019, 05:20:50 AM »

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Josh Smith could have been great if he had a better brain.  I see far more Smith in Zion than the mini Shaq comparisons.  Williamson is a perimeter player who is a great finisher at the rim.  I really don't like any of the center comparisons for Williamson.


I'm not sure why so many people on this blog are taking a guy with prime Tony Allen athleticism and projecting him as a center.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 05:37:13 AM by moiso »

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2019, 05:54:48 AM »

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I agree, Triboy, with the Barkley comparison.  People need to realize how incredibly athletic Barkley was in his 76er days.

I agree with this too.  I think people think of a late career Barkley or the fat guy in the TNT studio.  When he was young, he was a powerful, athletic beast.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mu3vkwP3GHQ

He wasn't as heavy or strong as Zion, but for his era, he was similar.  Guys in general are more muscular and athletic now.

One thing about Zion that doesn't get mentioned enough is how soft his touch around the rim is and how accurate he is. 

Too bad he will be out of the Celtics' reach.  I would love to get him.


Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2019, 09:08:11 PM »

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Zion just literally exploded through his shoe and seemed to hurt his opposite ankle as a result. He got himself off-court, so seemingly not too serious, but dang. Never seen someone blow through their own shoe.

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2019, 09:30:15 PM »

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Zion just literally exploded through his shoe and seemed to hurt his opposite ankle as a result. He got himself off-court, so seemingly not too serious, but dang. Never seen someone blow through their own shoe.

I have, but it was a MUCH cheaper and older shoe haha. Between the ball-denting, the charge that lifted a 7-footer off the ground, and this, he really is the new Bo Jackson. Hope he's ok.

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2019, 09:41:59 PM »

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Zion just literally exploded through his shoe and seemed to hurt his opposite ankle as a result. He got himself off-court, so seemingly not too serious, but dang. Never seen someone blow through their own shoe.

I have, but it was a MUCH cheaper and older shoe haha. Between the ball-denting, the charge that lifted a 7-footer off the ground, and this, he really is the new Bo Jackson. Hope he's ok.
Yeah, he really is a freakish specimen. Hope it's nothing more than a sprain!

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2019, 09:58:38 PM »

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Zion just literally exploded through his shoe and seemed to hurt his opposite ankle as a result. He got himself off-court, so seemingly not too serious, but dang. Never seen someone blow through their own shoe.
I can't tell what brand of shoe he was wearing.  Can't be good for their brand. 

Re: The Zion Williamson Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »

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 Not a good look for Nike. He's should try Reebok.