1182Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: Euclidian comparison of current and past players
- Aug 4, 2002
On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, HoopStudies wrote:
> Moncrief was the perceived star of his teams. Majerle was not.
> Moncrief was a better player, without a doubt.
No question that Moncrief was better, although wasn't Marques Johnson
still around when Moncrief joined the Bucks? MJ had been the star
previously and I think of those Bucks teams as having two perceived stars,
Marques and Moncrief.
I think Marques joined the league the same year as Bernard King and Walter
Davis, an incredible trio of SFs coming into the league at once. Injuries
shortened his career, but he possessed a wider range of all-around skills
than the other two, and might have been the best of them overall,
quality-wise if not longevity-wise. Yet another negative contribution of
Benoit Benajamin to the NBA: his (inadvertent) collision with Marques
Johnson broke Johnson's neck and finished his NBA career.
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