I was extremely busy last night and largely detached from social media and the outside world; waking up to this was....uhhhh interesting. Is Robert Horry better than Charles Barkley by that logic? Reggie wasn’t going to pull out a shammgod in the middle of the playoffs, but he was deadly with a mid range pullup and surprisingly savvy at getting to the rim. League EFG% has been above 50% since 2016 and climbed to 52.1% in 2018. With all due respect to the Lakers, the 2021 championship race appears as close as it was heading into last season, even after last week’s frenzy … To be fair to Klay, he’s a better defender than Reggie ever was. Reggie was on some phenomenal teams, but largely missed out due to being on some largely average teams in his early prime, and poor voting. It’s hard to win as a lone star, and even harder when pitted against two of the greatest players of all time in Pippen and Jordan. Who y’all got? 2. Deshaun Watson is clearly unhappy in Houston and the rumor mill is churning with potential trades. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, White House Visit: From Tradition to Decision. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Without it, we lose so much of what made these players who they are. The network is expected to have massive layoffs Thursday, and if you've ever experienced a day with layoffs, whether you survive or not, you know it's truly horrible on every level. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. 4. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. with (all due) respect definition: 1. used to express polite disagreement in a formal situation: 2. used to express polite…. "But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. It’s all hypothetical. Horry was a good player in his own right, but my point is that while being on a title team is great, I don’t think that inherently makes an individual great. This McLovin Superbad baby Yoda meme is Epic. For reference, the 2017-18 season’s average pace was 97.3 possessions per game. Just want to send best wishes to everyone at ESPN. Thus far, Klay Thompson has been an incredible talent, but to outright say he is a better player than Reggie is a stretch. There’s also this misconception that Reggie never did anything with the ball in his hands. Klay has deserved every single one of his, but Reggie certainly deserved more. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, The Energy 202: The pipeline fights are only beginning for Biden, Bitter, Trump skips chance to say splashy, high-profile farewell. If you’re unfamiliar with the basketball use of the term, gravity is the way in which a player draws defenders to them with or without the ball; how attached to the hip/cognizant is the defense of a given player. Klay routinely guards opposing teams’ best perimeter player and warrants the defensive acclaim he has received throughout his career. Conversely he could struggle, but I’m not interested in speculating on that. Let’s stop trying to put them in boxes and categorize them because their numbers look similar. With all due respect to the MAC, which kicked off its football season with six games Wednesday night, the sports world has taken a back seat to politics this week as we still await the results of the 2020 presidential election. I don’t think Reggie would’ve become the same kind of defender Klay has become simply due to his own body’s ability, but with more energy to spend on that end, he would certainly have a different reputation as a stopper. For instance; the league average effective field goal percentage (FG% accounting for threes) from 1990-2006 was 48.3% with a peak of 50% in 1995 (the year the three point line was moved in to 22 feet), and the two other highs in the concurrent years; 96 and 97. Memes! For reference, Klay topped out at just over 3 free throws per game and has hovered around two for most of his career. While in general the pace of play has increased in recent years, the pace in the early 90’s (start of Reggie’s prime) is similar to today’s. NBA trade rumors indicate that the Houston Rockets will at least ask for one of Pascal Siakam or Kyle Lowry in return, and in all likelihood, it will be the former. With all due Respect to the Great Reggie Miller I have to roll with Klay Thompson on this one!!! Lester, 37, posted a career-worst 5.16 ERA in 12 starts in 2020. Right off the bat, you might think “Mark is off his rocker writing an article about a tweet,” and you know what, you may have a slight point there. With all due respect to other cute Star Wars characters such as Ewoks, BB-8, and others, Baby Yoda stole to crown. Brooklyn looks unguardable after acquiring James Harden from the Rockets. His game was much less appreciated in an era predicated on the complete opposite of what he did. - Ricky Bobby Herro is affordable tonight, and if there were ever a team to jump on the low price tag, it’s now, even if Simmons is active. I had a lot planned for my morning, but couldn’t get anything done as this was consistently plaguing my mind. We’ll talk … For right now, it’s clear cut for me. My point for this really long statistical ramble; A.) Dwyane Wade: I agree Big Perk. The amount of open layups he generated for himself due to a quick pivot or head fake is extraordinary. An element of a culture or system of behavior … King rattles off numbers and counties like a machine, while Wolf Blitzer keeps interrupting him and he never gets flustered, never flubs a line and never loses his cool. If Reggie has different talent around him or doesn’t run into some of the greatest teams of all-time, maybe he wins a title or many. 1. Tests should not … He would undoubtedly shoot more threes and his scoring numbers would blossom before our very eyes. When I think of Reggie Miller and Klay Thompson, I think of two supremely talented silky smooth shooters. Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick." Not everything came off the dribble, but in watching Reggie, he is quite simply one of the best off-ball cutters in league history. All-Star voting is biased and often the best players on the best teams receive the nod. Klay had the benefit of the gravity created by Steph and Durant. The podcast started with Heyman's questioning me when I asked how he was doing. The podcast ended with Heyman sharing behind-the-scenes details and insight into his famous "pipe bomb" on Vince McMahon. Pivoting towards Reggie, I want to posit that the major reason for why Reggie was never seen as a great defender, is because of the energy expenditure he put forth on the offensive side of the ball. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Context is key. This week's SI Media Podcast features an interview with the legendary Paul Heyman. Last word on the election: CNN needs to use the tweet below as inspiration and add ESPN's NFL PrimeTime music to its coverage. the era these two players existed in are very different B.) Klay has averaged more than that for his entire career (7 pg) and eclipsed 8 per game twice, consequentially his two highest scoring seasons. SPORTS VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of Thursday night's Packers-Niners game, here is Terrell Owens making one of the more impressive catches we've ever seen. While the change of pace has often been talked about and sometimes overblown, the biggest difference has been the efficiency bloom. But with all due respect to the Browns and the Reds, this one seemed to be particularly sweet for the reigning NBA Finals MVP. We are sure that they are kin-eyed, as even little mistakes, funny moments and hilarious finals are noticed by them and immediately shared with all … With all due respect, King James did take a faux fall during the Eastern Conference Finals last year and he didn't even get touched by a Toronto Raptors' player. We’ll talk when Klay retires someday. During his peak years (1990-2000), Reggie averaged 6 free throws per game the mark of an above average finisher. During Curry’s 2016 unanimous MVP … He played in an era that was largely abhorrent of his skillset, and yet he was still one of the greats. 1.With all due respect to the MAC, which kicked off its football season with six games Wednesday night, the sports world has taken a back seat to … "Tests should not … Those 7.9 seconds vilified Detroit as the ultimate sore loser bullies. We can appreciate greatness without having to compare it. That’s not to diminish what Klay has done in the league, more to emphasize the problems with comparing them or saying Klay is better. Even with his offensive load, Reggie still guarded competently and in the playoffs was routinely matched up with opposing star wings; guarding Jordan in the Eastern Conference Finals, early Ray Allen with the Bucks, and Reggie Lewis when he and Chuck Person met the Celtics in his first playoff foray. Reggie’s numbers would be quite different if he played today. Reggie did more with less and is one of the most efficient players of all time. Kendrick Perkins: With All due respect to the great @DwyaneWade I believe that Anthony Davis compliments Lebron better than any other player he’s ever played with. Klay Thompson was a large part of three incredible title teams, but the idea that having a title makes you a better player than someone is frankly nonsense. if you’re going to do it, at least try and do it in a fair way. "But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. This state is the place of the new funny NBA finals pictures, NBA playoff, and draft memes, as far as there are so many passionate basketball fans. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: As Michael Scott once showed us, you can try to declare things, but it doesn't really mean anything. According to basketball reference, the average pace of play from 1990-93 was roughly 97 possessions per game. Thre point attempt rates really skyrocketed from 2015-2017 and EFG% along with it; from 22.4 3pg to 27 as league average. Even Twitter and sports fans—the two toughest and angriest crowds out there—have been thoroughly impressed with King. With all due Respect to the Great Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson is not the same player, nor should we even be having this discussion. Nevada, With All Due Respect, People Want You To Please Hurry The Hell Up. "With All Due Respect" Podcast: NBA Preview SZN "Burbans & Lacs" 10/22/19 With All Due Respect returns for the start to the NBA Season. For the next four games, Smith came in with the bench unit either at the end of the first or the start of the second quarter, and with all due respect to the now two-time NBA … With all due Respect to the Great Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson is not the same player, nor should we even be having this discussion. Learn more. All … With all due respect to Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who may all be in the Hall of Fame one day, Curry is the system that … Clark County said it would release results Thursday. Aug 10, 2015 - With all due respect, and remember I'm saying with all due respect, that idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin getting it on. Both are 5 Time All-Stars, 1 has 3 rings!!!! The gravitational pull of Kevin Durant is ten-fold the gravity of Derrick McKey, Rik Smits, or Mark Jackson. 6. Here are the 10 teams in best position to land him. With all due respect to the Wilt Chamberlains of the world, what Steph did to the modern NBA was truly, legitimately absurd. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. He just turned 30, maybe he gets a chance to be the number one option and we can stack up his performance then. Porter reportedly sent 17 unsolicited pictures to a foreign correspondent who moved to the U.S. to cover MLB, per ESPN's Jeff Passan and Mina Kimes. If you put prime Reggie in today’s game, his offense would pop like no other. This is not on knock on Klay, but it’s important to note for Reggie. The CNN chief national correspondent has spent endless hours dominating his touch-screen maps in the same way Michael Jordan used to dominate the NBA. You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play. But, if you do, do it the right way, and be fair in your assessment/judgement. ... Nevada election officials are working hard to count all the ballots, Deanna Spikula, the Washoe County registrar, told reporters Wednesday evening. So strap in! But, I have a major issue with comparing players like this. ... high-reward move that puts the Clippers even closer to an NBA championship. NBA.com: With all due respect, people will be watching to see if you have the heft to say “no” to Jason Kidd or to the owners who are signing your paycheck. The sports-related memes, GIFS, photos tweets and videos honoring King's tremendous work have been on point. But, Reggie never had the same kind of surrounding talent that Klay has experienced in Golden State. Headlined by Trevor Bauer, DJ LeMahieu and J.T. And he's been doing it since Tuesday with very little rest. Any Pacer fan can recall the 90’s and Reggie cutting baseline to run off an endless wave of Davis screens. Take what you want from All-Defensive team votes/selections; strictly speaking on tape, Klay is much stronger at the point of attack, largely due to having a far more filled out frame than Reggie. Even shooting a significantly lesser amount of three’s, Reggie has been remarkably more efficient. But with all due respect to those players, none have the capability of swinging a playoff series. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. With all due respect to Gobert, a person who is 7-foot-1 with a 9-foot-9 standing reach should be able to successfully dunk a basketball into a 10-foot hoop even if his hands are coated in vegetable oil. He wasn’t going to ISO 35 possession a game, but to say he couldn’t score with the ball in his hands is a fallacy. 14.2m members in the memes community. With all due respect to the current times, history washes its hands of the Pistons because they didn't shake hands. Aka more three’s, as well as less non-star players shooting from the mid-range (If you think the mid-range is completely dead please read some of Seth Partnow’s work, it’s fantastic). We’ll talk when Klay retires someday. Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick.” Realmuto, take a deep dive into the best players available this winter. First of all, I hope you all survived the last two episodes of The Last Dance (I guess Game 6 of the 98 ECF never happened), but we’re here now, we all have our hair again, and we’re inching ever closer to the hopeful reboot of the 2020 NBA season. 5. He then ripped me for writing that Bobby Heenan is the greatest wrestling manager of all time. All four goals were scored by the Mewis sisters, with Rapinoe and Lloyd returning and Catarino Macario making her U.S. debut. While you can still draw some small comparisons between the two, that’s where the similarities end for me. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Simply reach up and dunk it. Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it ‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/omzMyrXn2V. However, from the mid 90’s to early 00’s there was a steep decline in pace; from 1995-04, the average pace was about 91 possessions per game which is an incredibly steep drop off. Maybe he would excel and we’d see new aspects of his game we’ve never or rarely seen. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested,” de Blasio wrote on Twitter. A way of describing cultural information being shared. I’m going to break this down and explain why I think this is such a discredit to both players involved. Klay can score off the dribble, but he doesn’t do it often; according to stats.nba.com, since the 2014 season, over 50% of Klay’s shots have come without dribbling, and when including shots taken with one dribble prior to shooting, nearly 75% of his shots are accounted for. Klay/Steph/KD were Jordan and Pippen for anyone in the West. In his most 3-point driven season, Reggie fired off 6.6 per game. Reggie’s second best teammate was probably Rik Smits until the 2000 season when Jalen Rose broke into the starting lineup. There’s a significant difference between being a team’s sole offensive engine with a steep drop-off in offensive talent down the roster, and having two Hall of Famer’s (or even just one pre-KD) who are among the greatest offensive players of all-time. Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher. The Wizards selected Ukranian point guard Issuf Sanon with the 44th overall pick in the NBA Draft. While Klay has certainly seen intense levels of defensive attention, he’s never seen the consistent level that Reggie dealt with for the majority of his career. But the process led to engagement between the NBA and local civil rights groups. Reggie had good length and would compete as a defensive player; for a guy averaging nearly 40 minutes per game in the playoffs during his prime, that’s solid. In a role that has been more the bolster of a great offense than than the fulcrum of one, it’s difficult to antiquate how well Klay would adapt to a role similar to Reggie’s. Many of you (and me) have spent more time this week with John King than anyone else in the world. Let’s look at their age 24-28 seasons. Yes, both guys are roughly the same height (Klay Thompson was 6’7 until the official NBA heights were taken prior to this season), they generate(d) a lot of their looks off-ball and through motion. Why it was obvious the Eagles had to keep Carson Wentz, even if that meant letting go of a Super Bowl winning coach. All Rights Reserved. But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested,” de Blasio said. One of the first things that comes to mind for me is that Reggie was the number one option much of his time in Indiana, and he didn’t really have a a true number two until he was largely out of his prime. Then we got into Heyman's role as Roman Reigns's special counsel and how that partnership came to be. Q and Chance add a new voice to make it an official tripod and preview the Eastern and Western Conference. 7. With all due respect to Harris, a fine player, he’s a perfect example of a guy hitting the market at the right time. Here is a demonstration of how easy it is to reach up and dunk the ball when you are the largest person on the court. Kansas guard Chris Teahan banked in a three as time expired in Baylor's 77-69 victory in Waco on Monday. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram. Klay has never been a number one option and for a large portion of the run Golden State went on, he was a tertiary option. Jack Harlow didn’t rap about Gabe Vincent, with all due respect. 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