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« Reply #5940 on: May 22, 2020, 05:46:08 PM »
As Gallsman says impossible and futile to compare, stats for instance When people compare LBJ & Jordan’s stats - 3 point shooting wasn’t part of the game then the way it is now, when Jordan was playing in college there wasn’t even a 3pt line.

Game totally different then, most teams went through a big centre in the paint, Olajuwon, Ewing & Shaq etc. Now you have players like LeBron at 6”9 & Durant at 6”11 running the floor like guards and shooting 3s. Does anyone think Jordan wouldn’t have become a very good 3 shooter if playing now ?

Good article here discussing it -

https://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/29158278/five-reasons-michael-jordan-just-good-today-nba

Good article, and hard to argue with any of that.

Its like saying Pele wouldn't still be an all-time great if he were around today.

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« Reply #5941 on: May 22, 2020, 06:26:51 PM »
Great players would always have adopted.
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« Reply #5942 on: May 22, 2020, 08:13:38 PM »
Is that as well as having their own children MR2 😉🙊

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« Reply #5943 on: May 22, 2020, 10:02:38 PM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

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« Reply #5944 on: May 22, 2020, 10:16:49 PM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

No Channel 4 in the Free State?

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« Reply #5945 on: May 22, 2020, 11:05:25 PM »
I’ve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
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« Reply #5946 on: May 22, 2020, 11:29:17 PM »
I’ve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?

John Kennedy (rip) was the big motivator in that, the McGourtys and Gribbies and big PJ were big players
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« Reply #5947 on: May 23, 2020, 12:27:06 AM »
I’ve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?

John Kennedy (rip) was the big motivator in that, the McGourtys and Gribbies and big PJ were big players
There is a Belfast fella in work called John Kennedy who's big into his basketball. Wonder if any relation.

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« Reply #5948 on: May 23, 2020, 12:39:56 AM »
I’ve a few mates who are basketball fanatics! Our club had a very successful team back in The day. Few international players, games would have been played in Andytown leisure centre for the games..
I remember that. How did it come about?

John Kennedy (rip) was the big motivator in that, the McGourtys and Gribbies and big PJ were big players
There is a Belfast fella in work called John Kennedy who's big into his basketball. Wonder if any relation.

Possibly, the Kennedy’s were huge players both GAA and basketball,  John Kennedy sr was the main player, we brought many college and ex players from the states over, they were enjoying our Wed nights in the club  ;D. Very popular with the local ladies
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« Reply #5949 on: May 23, 2020, 06:20:48 AM »
Basketball was big in Strabane and St Colmans HS back in the day

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« Reply #5950 on: May 23, 2020, 08:01:42 AM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.

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« Reply #5951 on: May 23, 2020, 08:54:35 AM »
St Pat's in Armagh have multiple Ulsters &  All Irelands in Basketball in various grades down through the years, died away for a bit there but back at it again now, have won C & B grades again recently.

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« Reply #5952 on: May 23, 2020, 10:28:49 AM »
St Pat's in Armagh have multiple Ulsters &  All Irelands in Basketball in various grades down through the years, died away for a bit there but back at it again now, have won C & B grades again recently.
Yeah noticed they won the all Ireland again this year and even went over to New York to do a bit. It was always big in St Pat's. I always enjoyed playing it in the school but wouldn't have competed on the teams due to being vertically challenged :)

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« Reply #5953 on: May 23, 2020, 11:45:23 AM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

Ignorant prat in reveals ignorance shocker.

Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.

St. Malachy's would always have been big into basketball. OLSP Knock a big school for it as well. James Loughery, of St. Brigid's and Antrim (and subsequently and more notably Cork) fame went to Knock and was an exceptional basketball player when he was younger and would have played far more organised basketball than football until St. Brigid's was founded.
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« Reply #5954 on: May 23, 2020, 12:02:20 PM »
Didn’t know that about loughrey.