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Thread: Can Somebody Tell Me, In Their Opinion, How Good Sprewell Really Was?

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    Default Can Somebody Tell Me, In Their Opinion, How Good Sprewell Really Was?

    Back in the 90s-early 2000s...I was 10-11, I don't remember, but you get the point.I didn't analyze players abilities.Infact I usually just watched the Knicks in the Playoffs.After about 2001 I didn't watch basketball much at all anymore until 2008.Then I started watching it a lot, even getting League Pass.Although I'm no basketball expertise, I have fairly decent knowledge of the game I'd say.

    So anyway, whenever I look at a Sprewell video, whether it be a mix or clips, it seems like he was one of the most versatile players.He had so many moves.Was fast, exciting, etc.How good was his defense?Put him in the 2010 FA in his prime, would you consider him?

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    Extremely athletic slasher who could bust out 35 on any given night. Extremely good defender who loved to over play the passing lane for a steal leading to a fast break. Could dunk like a beast and had a decent jump shot. Sometimes used to bring up the ball and played SF most of the time.

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    Put him in the 2010 FA in his prime, would you consider him?
    Yes at like 10-13 mil a year. He is not a #1 option but made for a solid #2 option and #1 defensive stopper. I would put him in an Artest caliber class of players.

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    He was Jamal Crawford who played Defense.

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    Actually i think a lot of credit has to go to Jeff Van Gundy on how Latrell played as a Knick.

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    Originally Posted by clumsy
    Actually i think a lot of credit has to go to Jeff Van Gundy on how Latrell played as a Knick.
    u must not have seen Spree 40 point nights as a GS Warrior.
    Spee brought the ENERGY better than any NBA player I ever seen.
    On any given night Spree ENERGY had his teammates playing from their heart.
    Spree had Ron Artest kicking over MSG computor monitors for winning a game where the Knicks were down by 20 in the 4th qtr.

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    the most aggressive Knick ever, from offense to defense.
    slashing, burning, driving, dunking, roaring past defenders.
    always taking it to the next level. clutch shooter.
    just a great Knick!

    first player kicked off the team c/o James "Clueless" Dolan,
    leading to the downfall of the Knicks as we know them now.

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    Nothing wrong with Latrells offensive game. He's just not a number 1 option...too streaky.

    He also wasn't number one on Golden State. That golden state team was fun as hell to watch Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Spree.

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    When he got to NY still drove the ball hard to the rack! Dunks that made top 10 higlight reels back when Vince first came into the League

    Even the Defensive monsters that were the 99 Spurs could not shut the boy down! Could take over a game on both ends of the floor!!!


    In his latter years relied too heavily on the Jumper! Also he was the epitomy of a one handed player!


    But His Heart and Hustle put him in the same class as Knick legends like Oakley and Mason in that regard

    Top 10 Knick guard for sure!

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    Good player with athletic ability. Was so damn aggressive you would of thought the rim said something about f--kin his momma. Just straight uip gritty play all the time. I remember him playing with a broken toe/foot for a long while in that stretch to get in the playoffs. He just never quit on a play.

    While he had tremendous heart and hustle he was streaky and emotional. I remember him for his massive dunks and while they weren't the most fancy, 360 degree stylish dunks Vince was throwing down, they were ferocious and down right scary.

    Talent wise, he was a good role player. As mentioned, not a #1 option and if we based the analysis on his skills, probably not a #2 either. But he just played so damn hard and demanded the ball and forced his was into that role. (Kinda wish he was with the organization now to fire up Gallo).

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    That Knicks team didn't have a bonafide first option. I love Houston and Spreewell to death, but they were both amazing 2nd options. Spree was a great energizer. My dream is Wilson Chandler someday becoming as good as Spree (I know I'm dreaming lol).

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    Originally Posted by knickzrulezH20
    That Knicks team didn't have a bonafide first option. I love Houston and Spreewell to death, but they were both amazing 2nd options. Spree was a great energizer. My dream is Wilson Chandler someday becoming as good as Spree (I know I'm dreaming lol).
    If I see Chandler fast break down the court and ram down a two handed dunk that would be beyond anything I could imagine.

    I love that video ever since I saw it about a couple years ago, metro.Amazing.

    Thanks for the responses so far, everybody!

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    I don't think Chandler is as athletic as Spreewell unfortunately. Spree was pretty explosive.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    u must not have seen Spree 40 point nights as a GS Warrior.
    Spee brought the ENERGY better than any NBA player I ever seen.
    On any given night Spree ENERGY had his teammates playing from their heart.
    Spree had Ron Artest kicking over MSG computor monitors for winning a game where the Knicks were down by 20 in the 4th qtr.

    LOL KIYAMAN I wacthed that game on league pass when I was in 11th grade in Arizona. LOL ron was pissed he got fined 10,000 I think for breaking that video equipment......

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