reminds him of Scottie Pippen
reminds him of Scottie Pippen
I think Jordan could have drafted a more skilled player in terms of offensive punch but at the end of the day, Jordan determined that drafting a winner and a kid with a heart with a will to succeed was what was most important for his franchise. Forget about the skillsets, Michael wanted a kid that was very much like himself who refused to lose. MKG has won it all at the high school level as well as the college level. To bring that winning attitude and mentality to Charlotte for many years to come is something that the Bobcats desperately needed after having the worst regular season in the history of the NBA. To me, mixing Kemba and MKG together is like throwing gasoline on top of a fire, both guys want to win in the worst way and they both have that ability and will to win................
I guess I do have something in common with MJ other than my verticle leaping abilities (heh heh heh)
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I'm living proof that the Snipes, Harrelson movie is correct...1" vertical...maybe.
Yes...MKG brings so much more to the table than a pretty shot....which he does not have.
I rewatched a couple of games that I have saved...he 'takes over the games' and just scores...JUST SCORES when needed.
He's a magnet for the ball in those scenarios...I was amazed, watching again without the 'angst' of winning/losing, how he was totally 'the man' sometimes at crunch time.
What a kid...that and, well, he sang 'Happy Birthday' to my granddaughter...what a kid.
As far as MJ's overall management skills, I have serious doubts. However, when he says he sees the potential in MKG and he thinks he has to the tools to be a player similar to Pippen, I believe him. There are only a handful of players that set the world on fire right out of college and while Gilchrist might not be one of them, I think he'll be a fixture in the NBA for a long time.
"You can take guys away," senior Ramel Bradley said. "But we won't stop being Kentucky."
"..when we get it right, you notice we're number one in the country, we're number one seeds, and we're playing in Final Fours..when you get it right.." - John Calipari
Pippen was never a great shooter, but he turned out to be one of the greatest small forwards in basketball history. Given all we know about MKG and his work ethic & will to win, it's hard not to love this comparison. So excited to see how he does in Charlotte!
I think Jordan sees reflections of himself at that age. If you'll recall, at 19 ot 20, Jordan had TONS of scoring, but no shot. He was in the NBA when he developed his perimeter game. Kidd-Gilchrist has the same potential as Jordan. The question is, does he have the same work ethic?
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Posted by yours truly January 1st, 2012, at 8:02 am:
"-I know we tend to get a little carried away with trying to pigeon hole WHO a player plays most like. Most of the time, these are a bit... well, just not accurate. So, with that in minf, I'll submit one. Before I do, please know that I have put some thought into this, so fire away, but I think most of you (if old enough) will see the same.
MKG is most like.... IMHO... Scottie Pippen. I'm not talking about Scottie in the power years of the 90's. I'm talking about Scottie at his junior and senior year, at Central Arkasas/start of NBA level. Both had strokes that were tweaking up. They had tremendous rebounding. Both had active hands. Both could run the ball up the floor in 4 dribbles. Great rebounders. Good passers.
Fire away, but I think it's the best comparison I've heard of any UK player yet (slightly pats self on back)"
I even left the typo.
BTW: I normally charge a fee of $2500 for my player evaluation and scouting services, but because I like the good folks on this site, I'll waive it for the time being.
Last edited by Katmendo; 07-15-2012 at 07:57 AM.
JWorld already has claimed that Liggins is Pippen.
You both can't be right(and Jordan hasn't been right about much of anything in his management career). You guys need to discuss this and get back to us.
Interesting comprison MKG and Pippen.
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Last edited by matt colvin; 07-16-2012 at 05:42 PM.
I could care less about any other basketball program.
MKG is no Kwame Brown or Adam Morrison. He's a winner. A hard worker.