The Most Underrated Players from the 1980s Vol. OMG
Saturday , Aug , 06 , 2011 J.N.

The Most Underrated Players from the 1980s Vol. OMG

The two most underrated NBA players from the 1980s live here. They did not ask for any charity, hand outs, or anything of that nature. Some honorable shout outs to Ron Harper, Otis Birdsong, Orlando Woolridge, Sleepy Floyd, and others who did not make the cut. Volume 1, 2, and 3 are right here to check out how I arrived to the last two guys. There is so much talent that it is ridiculous. It was extremely difficult to sift through.

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Saturday , Jun , 18 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Should Dallas Mavericks retire Jason Terry’s jersey?

And during Thursday's celebration at the American Airlines Center, Terry hinted he'd like one more thing before he goes: "Brad Davis, Ro Blackman, move over, there's new jerseys coming to town." As Terry has mentioned many times before, he always wanted to retire with the Mavericks and, if the Mavericks won the title, have his No. 31 jersey retired. With a championship under his belt, he very well could get his wish.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Should the Dallas Mavericks retire Jason Terry’s jersey?

Well, Terry thinks so. The star sixth-man had no issue telling the Mavericks faithful his jersey belongs in the rafters next to franchise great Rolando Blackman and fan favourite Brad Davis.

Terry is right. His jersey should be retired. And it likely will.

He was an integral part of a championship team. For years, he started at point guard. He also accepted a shift to the bench, where he evolved into an excellent reserve.

However, retiring a jersey is sacred. Much depends on the emotional connection a franchise has to that player. Much also depends on the owner.

So it's far from an exact science. Consider the Mavericks. Brad Davis has his jersey retired, but Derek Harper and Mark Aguirre do not.

Davis was a serviceable reserve who struck a chord with the club. Harper, an excellent point guard, and Aguirre, a terrific scorer, were better players than Davis, but failed to connect in the same way with fans or ownership.

There’s also the matter of grace. Predicting that Mark Cuban, or whoever owns the team when Terry`s playing days end, will retire his jersey is presumptuous.

`This isn’t the same as Terry getting a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien trophy on his bicep. Sporting championship ink is a team goal; retiring a jersey is an individual goal.

Over the last few years, Terry has done so much right. He needs to dial back the rhetoric, enjoy the moment, and pick his words carefully.

Even if he deserves to have his jersey hanging next to Blackman and Davis in the rafters.

--Oly Sandor.

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Monday , Jun , 13 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Knicks interested in Bonzi Wells?

Wells, who spent some time in China before last playing professionally in Puerto Rico, was one of a few reclamation projects the Knicks had at the MSG Training Center late last week for a minicamp to get a look at some possible training camp invitees. With little to no money to spend this offseason (depending on the system in the next collective bargaining agreement), the Knicks have to be creative in finding talent to upgrade the roster.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Are the New York Knicks so desperate they’re considering a player who has been out of the NBA for three years? Or, are the Knicks being thorough by looking at a talented but troubled swing?

The player is Bonzi Wells. He had a cup of coffee with the Detroit Pistons; spent his formative years with the Jail Blazers; got suspended and banned from the arena by the Memphis Grizzlies; turned down $35 million from the Sacramento Kings; then somehow ended up plying his trade in China 

Along the way, Wells, fair or not, earned a reputation for being a bad seed. His off-the-court issues and fluctuating weight overshadowed his considerable skill and scoring ability.

Of course, Wells could play.

Former teammate Scottie Pippen once compared his ability to score, especially on the low block, to former star Mark Aguirre.

Word is Wells can still play. Even if he’s in his mid thirties. The former Ball State star has been scrimmaging and doing a little coaching on the side.

Perhaps Wells could help. Perhaps not. But the Knicks have nothing to lose and everything to gain with a workout.

--Oly Sandor.

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