Originally Posted by GonzoLays
Imagine a frontline consisting of Lebron James at SF, Tim Duncan at PF, and Jermaine O'neal at C and that would equal the frontline of Parish, Mchale, and Bird. Seriously.
When Tim Duncan took the mantle of the being the greatest PF of all time, he took that recqgnition from Kevin Mchale. Charles Barkely called him the greatest player he ever played against. For the 86 C's, he averaged 26 pts, 10 rebounds and 2 block shots a game while shooting 60% from the field and 80% from the free throw line! He should have been the league MVP!
Larry Bird finished with a career average of 25 pts, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. CAREER AVERAGE! Off the hook.
Robert Parish was a NINE TIME ALL STAR and made THREE ALL NBA TEAMS. Show me another 7'1" center with those kind of accolades in today's game. Comparing the Chief to Jermaine O'neal doesn't even do Parish justice. Put the Chief in his prime in today's game and he is the 2nd best center in the league right now.
I guess that Dirk must be pretty good because he's leading a Mavs team with no Parrish and/or McHale in the post to a record that outshines anything that that team could manage to pull off in its prime.
Pull your head out of the sand.