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Offline Celticsfan336

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Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« on: April 27, 2011, 10:30:29 PM »
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_bianchi/2011/04/dwight-howard-is-a-greater-defensive-force-than-celtics-legend-bill-russell.html

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I think it blasphemy!!!!! I obviously have never seen Russell, but if they had the DPOY award when he played, he woulda won unamousely every yaer of his career

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 10:33:39 PM »
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_bianchi/2011/04/dwight-howard-is-a-greater-defensive-force-than-celtics-legend-bill-russell.html

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I think it blasphemy!!!!! I obviously have never seen Russell, but if they had the DPOY award when he played, he woulda won unamousely every yaer of his career

Oh CeltsFan, you my dear just might have given me the inspiration for the best frontpage article ever. I'm 400 comments. You got the over, or the under?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 11:08:26 PM by IndeedProceed »

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 10:35:18 PM »
One key difference

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As every season passes and every Howard blocked shot is rejected into the stands, the more I believe this bold statement made last season by Orlando Magic TV commentator Matt Guokas.

Russell was legendary for directing his blocks to outlets.

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 10:37:09 PM »
This guy really hinges on what Matt Goukas says, huh?  ::)


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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 10:43:44 PM »
Why do people make bold claims?  For attention.  Looks like this idiot is going to get some from Celtics fans, unfortunately. 

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 10:50:35 PM »
I think ORL's minds should be on ATL right now...
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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 10:53:36 PM »
It amazes me how some people can write about basketball and be such blatant homers, or simply not know anything about the game.

I stopped reading after the first sentence, literally.

Does this guy really believe what he is writing.

Dwight is a great defensive player, but probably isn't in the top 5 defensive bigs in the last 20 years.

KG, Hakeem and Duncan are light years ahead of him IMHO. Then there is Mutombo and Ben Wallace who I'd put ahead of him still. I'm sure if I delve deeper I can probably find others.


Nobody is in the discussion of Bill Russell, however.
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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 10:53:54 PM »
One key difference

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As every season passes and every Howard blocked shot is rejected into the stands, the more I believe this bold statement made last season by Orlando Magic TV commentator Matt Guokas.

Russell was legendary for directing his blocks to outlets.
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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 10:54:48 PM »
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_bianchi/2011/04/dwight-howard-is-a-greater-defensive-force-than-celtics-legend-bill-russell.html

courtesy of Redsarmy.com

I think it blasphemy!!!!! I obviously have never seen Russell, but if they had the DPOY award when he played, he woulda won unamousely every yaer of his career

Oh CeltsFan, you my dear just might have given me the inspiration for the best frontpage article ever. I'm 400 comments. You got the over, or the under?

Ill take the over. Crazy what people say huh?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 11:08:41 PM by IndeedProceed »

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 11:02:44 PM »
I just think this guy has visited this Blog and saw our reactions to that Hollinger column a few days ago....maybe in his mind he believes his article to be true, but realistically I just think he's trying to get a rise out of us.

I'd love for him to visit and try to debate the article.
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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 11:05:51 PM »
Way to jinx Dwight the night before an elimination game, guy.

Hey, Dwight: no pressure.
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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 11:21:57 PM »
This guy really hinges on what Matt Goukas says, huh?  ::)

  He also glosses over the claim that 35% or so more available rebounds explains Russell getting about 70% more rebounds than DH.

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 11:25:55 PM »
This guy really hinges on what Matt Goukas says, huh?  ::)

  He also glosses over the claim that 35% or so more available rebounds explains Russell getting about 70% more rebounds than DH.


Don Mattingly from 1983 would've out-hit Babe Ruth from 1923: Truth.

Babe Ruth would've never been in the majors at his physical condition, even during his prime, in 1983: Truth.

If Don Mattingly had lived in 1923, he would've never had the medical, training, conditioning, and pharmaceutical benefits he had in 1983: Truth

You cannot just transplant a player to a legend that played 40 years ago and pretend they're on even footing. In reality, you can only compare one player's dominance in his era against another player's dominance in his own era: Truth.

In that comparison, Dwight Howard cannot hold Bill Russell's jock: Truth.

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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 11:33:32 PM »
Way to jinx Dwight the night before an elimination game, guy.

Hey, Dwight: no pressure.
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Re: Views on this insult to Celtics legend Bill Russell?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 11:36:20 PM »
Babe Ruth would've never been in the majors at his physical condition, even during his prime, in 1983: Truth.

This guy was one of the best hitters in baseball:



... and this guy is one of the best mashers in the game:



Babe says he would have been just fine, thank you. ;)

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