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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
NBA Entertainment: Vintage NBA: Wes Unseld, Solid as a Rock
Not many big man made more of an impact on basketball without being a high scorer then Wes Unseld. The man is in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame as well as he should be, being one of the best center/power forwards of all time. Yet he averaged only around ten points a game for his entire career, when you think of great NBA big man, you are talking about guys generally. Who average around twenty points a game or more, like Moses Malone, Patrick Ewing and many others but with. Wes he made such a huge impact, with his rebounding, consistently getting his team the ball back or. Second opportunities to score, setting up his teammates to score with his passing and setting screens so his teammates. Could get easy scores and with his defense, his guy for the most part not being a huge impact on the game. Because Wes would consistently stop him and Wes could also score when his team needed him to do as well. Not many other big man made as much of an impact on the game as Wes Unseld, without being big scorers. Guys like Bill Russell and Dennis Rodman come to mind, who are both in the Hall of Fame.
Wes Unseld played power forward and center in the 1970s a time when 6'9 was short for a center and yet. He was 6'7 consistently having to cover player who were 4-6 inches taller then him like Kareem Abdul Jabbar as far as I'm concern. The greatest center of all time but Wes had a lot of intelligence and a lot of bulk, sorta like a taller version of Charles Barkely who at most was. 6'5 but height per height perhaps the best all around rebounder of all time, Wes knew what he had to work with and made the most out of it and then some. Which is why he's one of the greatest basketball players of all time.