Yep. 2003. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: James WorthyWas he? I always thought he was overrated and benefited enormously from being able to play with Magic. If he was a different team is he a HOF'er?
Yep. 2003. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: James Worthy
Not sure people realize he was 6-9 225. There were not many, if any, guys that size with his athleticism back in that era. He didn't shoot from outside then, because that wasn't the game. Worthy was usually the Lakers leading scorer in the playoffs.
Lakers couldn't have run that fast break without him. Not sure how it works to imagine some alternate reality. Is Tom Brady a HOFer if the Jets draft him and probably never let him off the bench? Might never have started a game. Worthy was the #1 pick in the draft for a reason.My point being if he wasn't on a team with a historically famous fast break where he could catch the ball in stride for easy buckets, would he still be a HOF'er? If Cleveland keeps that pick that they traded for no reason and he wallows on that terrible squad for 10 years, are we defining him as great? He definitely was a rare athletic specimen for his day, but...
You are correct, but so was I: https://www.basketballnetwork.net/old-school/darryl-dawkins-on-his-nickname-dr-dunkensteinSorry, but Dr Dunkenstein was Darrel Griffith of Louisville