Isiah Thomas on Dennis Rodman’s rebounding genius
"We were standing in the lay-up line, warming up and shooting, and Rodman was standing back and watching everybody shoot. I said ‘Hey, come on, you have to participate; everybodys shooting lay-ups, you have to shoot lay-ups too.’ And he said, ‘I’m just watching the rotations on the basketball.’ I said, ‘Excuse me?’ He said ‘Like, when you shoot, your ball spins three times in the air. Joe’s sometimes has 3 1/2 or four times.’
"Thats how far Rodman had taken rebounding, to a totally different level, like off the charts. He knew the rotation of every person that shot on our team - if it spins sideways, where it would bounce, how often it would bounce left or right. He had rebounding down to a science, and I never heard anyone think or talk about rebounding and defense the way he could break it down.
"When you talk about basketball IQ, I’d put Rodman at a genius level." (source)
OKC is gonna win and Durant scores 40.
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Anonymous asked: Why don't Kent Bazemore get more minutes
His bench game is too raw.
Patty Mills really trying to make a run for the throne with that towel waving, but Bazemore is really not here for the bullshit.
The Warriors could use him on the floor, but the bench needs him more.
worst travel ever?
I always hear retired NBA players talk about how current players in the league suck, and a lot of them wouldn’t last in the NBA from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. They wouldn’t even be able to make an NBA roster in the old days.
Looking at how there are only 3 teams in the eastern conference above .500 its hard to disagree with them. That’s not parity, its just a lot of bad basketball being played.
I wonder why talent in the NBA is dwindling so much.