#32 wrote:migya wrote:David robinson was never known for his post moves but rather his great jump shot, great first step, speed and athleticism
I disagree; David Robinson is regarded as a tradional center. His jump shot was a weapon of his, but it would never outrank a dunk, a lay-up, or an inside finish. If Robinson had the opportunity to drive and finish, he would. Duncan, on the other hand, has been quoted saying he'd rather shoot the ball than dunk.
People forget, just because a guy has range, like Ewing and Robinson, doesn't make them any less of a post player.
You didn't watch the Admiral much if you think he was an inside, post move power player! Almost all his scoring came off jump shots, fast break dunks and driving by his opponent from 15ft out for a layup or dunk! He never had a vast array of post moves because he never needed them. He got by real well using his speed and skill but rarely on overpowering his opponent, though he could!
Hakeem and Ewing had to use more post moves because they were not as athletic as Robinson or as fast. Ewing especially was slow and unco