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Old 04-11-14, 03:50 AM
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Horry compares Hakeem, Duncan and Shaq

Mete Atkas: I interviewed Robert Horry today. Horry: "Robert Horry from an interview I did today: "I played with Hakeem, Shaq and Duncan. Hakeem was at a different level than the other two." Twitter @MeteAktas76
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Old 04-11-14, 09:31 AM
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I really can't disagree in terms of individual ability. The dude was a superior force on Defense than Duncan (as great as Duncan is), and better offensively as well. That is what separates the two the most IMHO.

The things that will put Duncan over the top are his longevity, and his winning legacy..

As of right now, Duncan has played 15 more regular season games than Hakeem played in his career. Duncan's averages this year far surpass Hakeem's in his final 3 season (15ppg to 10ppg, 9.8 RPG to 6.5 RPG, 1.9 BPG to 1.6 BPG, 3 APG to 1.2 APG).
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Somebody once compared Hakeem to a relentless cheetah. The idea was that prey could run from him for a while but you'd eventually give up and beg for him to kill you.

Shaq just ran over people, and I'm convinced that many of his stats would have been drastically reduced if refs called offensive fouls fairly.

Duncan is simply the smartest big man since Bill Russell.

If I wanted to be thrilled, I'd pick the Dream 10 times out of 10. But no big has ever been so consistently brilliant as Duncan for so long. He just quietly figures out ways to beat you.
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Old 04-11-14, 10:40 AM
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Somebody once compared Hakeem to a relentless cheetah. The idea was that prey could run from him for a while but you'd eventually give up and beg for him to kill you.

Shaq just ran over people, and I'm convinced that many of his stats would have been drastically reduced if refs called offensive fouls fairly.

Duncan is simply the smartest big man since Bill Russell.

If I wanted to be thrilled, I'd pick the Dream 10 times out of 10. But no big has ever been so consistently brilliant as Duncan for so long. He just quietly figures out ways to beat you.
Very Good/Fair Take ... IMHO !!!

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In terms of dominance during their prime, Hakeem takes it by a landslide. When you watched Hakeem, you knew he was taking over a game. Duncan was more subtle and could be reigned in a little. But really, this is like comparing having 10 million in cash or 11 million in cash.
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Old 04-11-14, 03:34 PM
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Agree Agree AND Agree. Although I was never a shaq fan (really didn't like him to say the truth), Shaq got away with a lot of Offensive fouls. He also probably didn't get a lot of calls too. Because of his physical nature, I really think defensives were allowed to be rougher Shaq than your average player. Maybe it balanced out, but I think Shaq overall got the benefit. I did gain for respect for Shaq when, with diminished skills, he really started focusing on defense.

Playing a 1 on 1 or a 2 on 2< I would take Hakeem > Duncan > Shaq.
But to win a championship, it is easy Duncan > Hakeem > Shaq.
IMO Duncan just makes his team better
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Old 04-11-14, 04:51 PM
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Its like arguing over whether to go out with Heidi Klum or Adriana Lima. Either way, you're dating a supermodel.

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It terms of skill set Hakeem was the best of the three but your array of moves and skills and athleticism doesn't make you the best in the big picture. He was not the winner that Shaq and Duncan were and Shaq was easily the most dominant offensive force of the three. Winning only two rings puts him behind both Duncan and Shaq in terms of career and legacy.

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But to win a championship, it is easy Duncan > Hakeem > Shaq.
No. Shaq doubled up on Hakeem in the winning rings department and Shaq came close to winning five rings. Hakeem didn't even make another finals beyond the two.

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I don't know if anyone on this board ever saw Hakeem play.
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yes, in 1995 when he demolished Big Dave.
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I watched Hakeem play from 1989 till his retirement. A bunch of times.

And you might think because of the 1995 series where Hakeem went nuts that he was all over DRob, but in reality, Robinson owned Hakeem during almost every other time they met. Olajuwon just had a red-hot playoff run and the Spurs were unfortunate to be in the way.

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Somebody once compared Hakeem to a relentless cheetah. The idea was that prey could run from him for a while but you'd eventually give up and beg for him to kill you.

Shaq just ran over people, and I'm convinced that many of his stats would have been drastically reduced if refs called offensive fouls fairly.

Duncan is simply the smartest big man since Bill Russell.

If I wanted to be thrilled, I'd pick the Dream 10 times out of 10. But no big has ever been so consistently brilliant as Duncan for so long. He just quietly figures out ways to beat you.
That Duncan take is dead on, smartest big man since Russell.
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I don't know if anyone on this board ever saw Hakeem play.
I did, quite a few times. I hated that series they mentioned I was like this guy is unreal.
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I watched Hakeem play from 1989 till his retirement. A bunch of times.

And you might think because of the 1995 series where Hakeem went nuts that he was all over DRob, but in reality, Robinson owned Hakeem during almost every other time they met. Olajuwon just had a red-hot playoff run and the Spurs were unfortunate to be in the way.

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YES, a very little known fact since all people think about is that series. It is a shame.
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Old 04-13-14, 05:09 PM
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Yes we all agree Dream was a great player , But you have to ask yourself then why does he only have two rings. For me It is how each of these players made their teammates around them better players and for what period of time. Before DREAM won a ring in Houston most in H-town wanted to run him out of town for his lack of success ,Same with Shaq in Orlando . I can say the thought of that with Duncan never has crossed my mind. I am sure the same with most of You!

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