Giannis is this era's Admiral, until further notice...

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  1. murksiderock

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    Has there been a more apropos comp, in regards to both's stature in The League in their primes and what they did once the tournament began every year?

    Admiral did a full four years at college plus a two-year service stint, so at Giannis' age (26) he was only in Y2. But think of it in the sense that thru Y8, which is where Giannis is, and where Robinson was in '97, here's where they line up in an accolades comp:

    Admiral thru Y8 ('97)
    •MVP, DPOY, ROY, scoring title, rebounding title, blocks title
    •7x All-NBA (4x 1st), 7x All-D (4x 1st), 7x All-Star

    •7 playoff appearances: 54.7 wins/year, 0-1 WCF, 3 Rd1 outs
    •repeatedly emasculated by Mailman Malone, Dream, Barkley in superstar matchups in playoffs

    Giannis thru Y8 ('21)
    •MVP, DPOY, MIP, AMVP
    •5x All-NBA (3x 1st), 4x All-D (2x 1st), 5x All-Star

    •5 playoff appearances: 52.2 wins/year, 0-1 ECF, two Rd1 outs
    •emasculated repeatedly in superstar matchups vs Kawhi, Butler, KD in playoffs

    .................

    Beyond that, I think time has caused all but the most astute basketball heads to forget how people viewed Robinson in his prime. Like Giannis, he was shattering all kinds of efficiency records and "dominance" records and was seen as a physical specimen who could do things a guy at his position traditionally couldn't do. Robinson was a dominant player and revived a Spurs franchise that had been dormant since the Gervin years...

    Dream winning those two rings really changed the narrative on his career, because before that there was fluidity in the early 90s as to the next best player to Mike, and Admiral was very much in that conversation and universally accepted as a Top 5 active player. Similarly, Giannis burst on the scene and many people consider him a Top 5 player, with both sharing in common a repeated breakdown in confidence, productivity, and efficiency from otherwise efficient players, once games shifted into playoff intensity...

    So there are plenty of parallels, and I'm a fan of both but until and unless Giannis turns this trend around with the kind of performances expected from guys his stature, he's this era's David Robinson.....and Robinson never turned it around. The best thing that ever happened to him is getting hurt and a better player walking thru the door to enable him to play a lesser role without the backlash and responsibility given a guy who annually puts up historic regular seasons. And most people still rate Admiral as a Top 20 All-Timer (i don't have him that high), so maybe Giannis' true potential will be unlocked when he gets to play with someone better than him...
     
  2. MooseMouthMthafuga

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    I'm in agreement.Always said D Rob was the most overrated player of the 90's era.Giannis is his reflection in the 2010's.Shiny stats, but no true glory.
     
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    This is disrespect to the Admiral tbh
     
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    I mean I said that Giannis wasn't a true number 1 and got killed for it. I never picked this Bucks team to make it out the East but I expected them to have a competitive series with the Nets. Granted the Nets have looked good but they still need to win 2 more games and anything can change if the Bucks win the next 2. That said, Giannis needs to improve his game to the point he isn't a liability at the mid range and free throw line:hhh::hhh:
     
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    mastermind Rest In Power Kobe

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    Is this an insult? David Robinson is one of the greatest centers of all time.
     
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    Exactly, if Giannis hits Admiral status there is no shame in that considering where he started from.

    Plus, didn't the latter bow out with 2 rings + a Gold medal?
     
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    Disrespecting the admiral like this :scust:

    Dude made more face up 12 footers in a season than Giannis will in his whole career :scust:
     
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    said this in another thread

    he needs more help
     
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    No way they come back and win the series after the ass whooping in game 2.
     
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    Regular_P Just end the season.

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    Can't front, that's a good comparison. :ehh:
     
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    The God Poster LWO representa

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    I think with him people aren’t as hard because we know he actually puts in the work to improve his shot unlike Ben & Draymond .

    He’s just too muscular to have a fluid shooting form imo
     
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    Exactly.

    shytty thread.
     
  15. murksiderock

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    No it isnt an insult. Its an affirmation that thru 8 years, like Robinson he's on an All-Time trajectory repeatedly posting historic regular seasons, while repeatedly playing substandard in the playoffs...
     
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