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Players were going directly to the NBA back in the 70s...


Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins, and Bill Willoughby all went directly to the NBA in the same year (1974?). And, I once watched Willoughby block a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sky hook shot out of bounds, and it wasn't goal tending. There have been "men among boys" in the game since forever. Among others who might have done the same had they been given the opportunity: Hakeem Olajuwan, Dominique Wilkins, Shaquille O'Neal, & Antoine Carr. Chris Washburn was clearly a "man among boys", but he had other limitations. There have always been exceptional athletes in the NBA, and there have always been those who were there based on ball skills as opposed to athleticism. It's the same today.

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Posted: 05/22/2020 at 4:05PM



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