Nique! One of the most exciting players to watch in his prime and went toe-to-toe with Larry Legend in a Game 7 at the old Boston Garden.
Got to meet him in 88 when Atlanta played the Clippers in a preseason game at the Henderson Center in Huntington, WV. The Hawks had some damn good teams in the late 80s but the East was loaded. The game you mentioned might be the best back & forth duel between 2 stars that I’ve ever seen, particularly the 2nd half. I’ll admit that I’m biased as a Hawks fan & a converted Larry Bird fan. But, it was incredible & the stakes were huge. Broke my heart, lol.
That's awesome getting to meet Dominique. I guess he's a pretty good guy since you still like him. The 80s were a terrible time for a team to try and break through. The C's were loaded throughout the 80s, the Pistons took the torch from them late and then you had Dominique and the Hawks, Jordan and the Bulls and some solid Milwaukee teams below the C's and Pistons, but could certainly push them. Then the Lakers in the West. Yeah, GL with that.
Thing about games like those is to enjoy them while they last. And unfortunately, they'll break your heart at times lol
He was great with the kids & very gracious with his time. I was 14 & wearing the Dominique caricature T-shirt, if you remember those. But, he commented on the shirt & asked if I played basketball & a cpl other random questions. He didn’t seem bothered in the slightest. Spud Webb, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. He kept his head up, looking straight ahead & never stopped. Ridiculous. You would’ve thought he was MJ, lol. Or he seemed to think that, maybe. He was too big time to be bothered with a bunch of fans. Several ppl booed as he smugly walked by. 🤣 I rooted against him from then on.
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Nice, my favorite player growing up. Who's the top pick in round 4?Lol I knew that would happen. CP3 was one of the two guys I wanted. That's how it goes sometimes, though. So my third round pick will be the one guy I wanted that's still available. He offers me versatility, unselfishness, great defense and an all-around offensive game. He also played with Bill Russell, my first round pick.
With Pick 36, last selection of Round 3, I select John Havlicek aka 'Hondo'
I'm gonna step out of line a bit again, but I need the shooter to help spread the floor. Ill take Ray Allen.
This is what, in a way, makes it difficult to take anyone in their prime from the 90s era. It was the Bulls and then the Rockets back to back (94 & 95) when Jordan tried his hand at baseball.Like that a lot. Ewing was the best recent big guy still available. Too bad for him that he could never lead the Knicks past Michael and the Bulls (which hurts his legacy a bit in some eyes), though nobody really accomplished that aside from Shaq with the Magic, and that was when Michael was still coming back from baseball.
Noticed the other day that you were from Ashland. I never knew that. I reckon I can just refer to you as, “neighbor”, from now on? 🤔My favorite player growing up. He dunked everything with authority. Got to meet him in 88 when Atlanta played the Clippers in a preseason game at the Henderson Center in Huntington, WV. The Hawks had some damn good teams in the late 80s but the East was loaded. The game you mentioned might be the best back & forth duel between 2 stars that I’ve ever seen, particularly the 2nd half. I’ll admit that I’m biased as a Hawks fan & a converted Larry Bird fan. But, it was incredible & the stakes were huge. Broke my heart, lol.