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  • Nothsa Chess Academy
    Nothsa Chess Academy 6 miesięcy temu +35902

    Thanks for the appreciation of my gameplay Jimmy. My main goal is to focus on the game and the hype around me isn't gonna affect the way I play.

    • Stefan stef
      Stefan stef 2 miesięcy temu

      GL

    • Christopher Chu
      Christopher Chu 3 miesięcy temu

      keep working hard man

    • Lion Heart
      Lion Heart 3 miesięcy temu

      @Lazlo Camp yes, you are! 🤡🤓

    • Uncle Nasty
      Uncle Nasty 5 miesięcy temu

      Looking forward to see you play for many years.. I pray the spirit of Kobe stays close with you on your journey..

    • Jay bird and I on the Trails
      Jay bird and I on the Trails 6 miesięcy temu

      COME TO KENTUCKY YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE. AND KENTUCKY WILL GIVE YOUR GAME THE EDGE IT NEEDS TO BE THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. BEST WISHES BALLER! 5 STAR

  • GeeBee
    GeeBee 2 miesięcy temu +114

    Something to keep in mind is that sports medicine has evolved greatly the last couple of decades. Surguries that were once not available or were experimental, are now routine. I wish this young man a long and healthy career.

    • Not That Difficult
      Not That Difficult 18 dni temu +2

      And it is precisely in the last two decades, as specified in the video, that we have seen a complete lack of 7’2+ players who can play without staggering amounts of injuries.
      Sports medicine has not evolved in a way that prevents long thin players from getting hurt. And the recoveries for the injuries they’re more susceptible to are very long.
      TL;DR, in the past few decades specifically, nothing has changed at all in regard to this topic. We can only wish the best for Wemby

  • Joe Mama
    Joe Mama Miesiąc temu +67

    10 years from now we could be looking at all of the all time greatest players in nba history if he stays healthy

    • Kendall Hughes
      Kendall Hughes 17 dni temu

      @MrOlliguitar need some tissue? 🙄

    • MrOlliguitar
      MrOlliguitar 17 dni temu

      @Kendall Hughes the only truth here is that you don't know what you're talking about and have 0 arguments. instead of stopping all you have left to say are insults. guess we've all been there at some point. when we were like 14yo.

    • Kendall Hughes
      Kendall Hughes 17 dni temu

      @MrOlliguitar truth hurts, huh

    • MrOlliguitar
      MrOlliguitar 17 dni temu

      @Kendall Hughes good thing you deleted that "1d10t" comment. that was so cringe. might as well delete all the other comments.

    • MrOlliguitar
      MrOlliguitar 18 dni temu +1

      @Kendall Hughes yao ming didn't grow after the age of 18 either. neither did shaq. he was 7'1 at his high school grad at the age of 18 and he was 7'1 when he entered the NBA 20yo. i've seen many more people and NBA prospects grow up than you. now tell me again how victor somehow "likely" will keep growing and how what i am saying "is not true at all". as far as i know he has no medical condition that makes him keep growing. maybe you know more than we do since you are in PA school ;) whatever the case, even the tallest people usually stop growing around the age of 17-18 with few exceptions. that's just how it works. tall people don't grow over a longer period, they just grow faster. whatever the case, if victor keeps growing he most likely will have no NBA career. we can only hope that you are wrong.

  • Sean Price
    Sean Price Miesiąc temu +31

    imo its not even just about height. it's about strength:height ratio.
    i'll say it now. that kids legs are not lasting if he does not put on at least 30 lbs of muscle and 10 lbs of healthy body fat to put some force into his step.

    • Humberto Ramirez
      Humberto Ramirez 2 dni temu

      Dude has been playing pro ball with grown men for years. He’s also not a traditional big man. He’s really more of a big SF/SG.

    • French onion
      French onion 17 dni temu +1

      That dude could weigh 400 lbs and look 170 on a normie LOL

    • hiwashere
      hiwashere 22 dni temu

      true

  • Mountain Man
    Mountain Man 2 miesięcy temu +10

    Wait till he gets to the NBA. He'll start having all these ankle and leg injuries. Like Porzingis. I'm betting he misses massive amounts of games and then fizzles.

  • 12 PackersFan
    12 PackersFan 6 miesięcy temu +5486

    Obviously the frame is worrying. However, the last time a tall skinny guy from Europe with a unique last name and great work ethic came into the league, he put on a ton of muscle weight and became the best player in the nba

    • Strange Brew Reviews
      Strange Brew Reviews 2 miesięcy temu

      @MaliPrince they have special doctors and "medications"

    • J
      J 2 miesięcy temu

      @robtatts_ shoulders tell alot

    • eddie bower
      eddie bower 4 miesięcy temu

      Very much so

    • eddie bower
      eddie bower 4 miesięcy temu

      Very much s

    • RorschachPT
      RorschachPT 4 miesięcy temu

      Giannis is 6'11" not 7'4"

  • tinlunstudio
    tinlunstudio 5 miesięcy temu +720

    This video is extra extra relevant now with 7'0" Chet's unfortunate injury. Keep up the great content, man!

    • Educación Paes
      Educación Paes Miesiąc temu

      @Cam C Most european players play for themselves that is why Dirk the best european player only got 1 ring while u can search for how many Duncan and Shaq got. This guy is the spaghetti dinner Zion has been looking for, he loves destroying everyone

    • Cam C
      Cam C 2 miesięcy temu

      @Ekkaphet Seangwanthet 🤣👍🕷️🕸️💃🏼

    • Ekkaphet Seangwanthet
      Ekkaphet Seangwanthet 2 miesięcy temu +2

      @Cam C "webYOMAMA" 😂😂😂😂💀

    • Roky Erickson rocks
      Roky Erickson rocks 2 miesięcy temu

      @Iyad This is what turned Giannis into an MVP. A weight training program that put on pounds and muscle.

    • King
      King 3 miesięcy temu +1

      @Shika everyone saw all the potiental he has to gain weight which is possible and he is a hard worker

  • Matthew Delaney
    Matthew Delaney 2 miesięcy temu +1

    Good luck to the young fella....unfortunately, history is not on his side!

  • janz90
    janz90 4 miesięcy temu +12

    Off the top of my head, Wilt Chamberlain. Good longevity and led NBA in minutes played 9 times. Chamberlain was a natural athlete but also put a huge emphasis on physical conditioning which I can imagine is critical for big men to avoid injury.

    • Unreal
      Unreal Miesiąc temu +1

      @The left upright at soldier field they were measured without shoes so mostly 7’2 or 7’3 with shoes

    • The left upright at soldier field
      The left upright at soldier field Miesiąc temu +1

      He was “only” 7’1 though

  • Atty. Fernando G. Madarcos
    Atty. Fernando G. Madarcos 4 miesięcy temu +72

    That injury risk is just something every team has to gamble with. Thats why prospects like him are protected from a very young age. By the looks of it, he has a great team around him.
    It's just amazing when the sporting world unearths gems like Victor Wembanyama 💯

  • densyo
    densyo 6 miesięcy temu +137

    you know who changed the NBA forever? Steph Curry…at a time when teams are looking for the next Jordan/Kobe or the next great big man as Shaq, Curry was silently driving defenses crazy and extending the range of shooting with accuracy…

    • Jonty
      Jonty 2 miesięcy temu +1

      The curry meatriding is crazy

    • Alpha
      Alpha 2 miesięcy temu +1

      yeah🤣 until he got destroyed by lebron james the 2nd times they fought and then force to get durant forming all stars players just to beat lebron.yeah🤣

    • Sam Leyton
      Sam Leyton 4 miesięcy temu

      He didn't change shite, he and lechina just f#ck it up.🙄

    • squierplayer
      squierplayer 5 miesięcy temu +5

      @Mumbere Kahindo Soon NBA teams won’t be looking for the next great 7 footer. They’ll just be looking for people that can shoot the 3 ball. Don’t need a rebounder down low if you don’t miss. 3 pt percentage will get people drafted higher than height.

    • Herbalizer28
      Herbalizer28 5 miesięcy temu

      Agreed..it also, unfortunately, made everyone shoots from 3 when only him and a couple others should always favour the 3 over the 2..Most are now taking bad shot because they think they need to shoot the 3 every time..even on fastbreak..As amazing as Curry is (and he is amazing), I sometimes think that it hurt the game, making it a 3pt contest where teams take turn trying to connect on a 3...

  • James B
    James B 4 miesięcy temu +12

    Love your videos, especially this one! Masterfully paced and produced. Your voice is honey, and insightful comments and research are amazing. Thank you! As for the percentages being SERIOUSLY stacked against Victor, that is simply undeniable. I've been a lifelong Blazers fan since 1979, and I've seen Sam Bowie 7'2" out of Kentucky (drafted along with Jordan) break his leg at the actual game in Portland's Memorial Coliseum. Then we had Greg Oden - another #1 pick - go down with repeated knee injuries. Both were generational talents in their own right had they stayed healthy, and therein is the cruel rub - they simply can't. In Victor's case, he's obviously bright and coordinated, but he will need to add another 50 pounds in muscle to be in the NBA...and his height and frame will suffer as a result. The writing is on the wall. Perhaps the X factor in all of this is that sports medicine and treatments for high-end professional athletes have never been better, and I hope Victor can rely on science and medicine to extend his basketball career. Regardless of talent or physical stats, he seems like a really good human being. I am rooting for you Victor!

  • TenThumbs Productions
    TenThumbs Productions 6 miesięcy temu

    Imagine if either the Thunder or Pistons grab that dude with their young cores. Not sure what you do with Chet after.

    • Rylee Barker
      Rylee Barker 6 miesięcy temu

      If you have victor and Chet on the same team you out victor at the 4 and Chet at the 5 since victor had a nice shot

  • Just a statistic
    Just a statistic 5 miesięcy temu +11

    Mark Eaton only missed 9 games in his first 10 years in the NBA- what a beast for his size. RIP big man.

  • Drect Williams
    Drect Williams 6 miesięcy temu +1580

    In Yao's defense, in between his Country forcing him to play and the NBA he was playing like 200 games a year. He held up pretty well given the circumstances. That man was FIRE

    • flowpom
      flowpom Miesiąc temu

      @Radames Rivera Yao was +6cm tall but -15 cm wing span, that make him at par with Victor standing with extended arms! But Victor’s jumping ability looks way better (lighter) and at only 18 he will grow even more! His jumping reach will be far superior, not even telling about his others fantastics skills. If he stays relatively injury free he will be a league on his own.

    • Reed Sullivan
      Reed Sullivan 6 miesięcy temu +1

      Yao Ming-criminally overrated. He may’ e looked good in the regular season but guys like Shaq ate him alive. Yao never ever had a chance at a championship

    • chendaddy
      chendaddy 6 miesięcy temu

      200 games a year. Yes, he played 82-89 games a year in the NBA, and then went back to China where he played another 110+ games every summer. 🤣

    • Dlynchious
      Dlynchious 6 miesięcy temu

      @STEVE BURSTALL Yao definitely made guards think twice before driving the lane. Also made shots a lot more difficult for the people he was guarding. I remember him dribbling full court with a quick behind the back dribble to lose a defender. Idk what you think you remember watching unless you just didn't watch him at all. A player like that completely changes a game plan.

    • Elijah
      Elijah 6 miesięcy temu

      @Flipgurujn What is your point? We’re talking about 7 footers being 230lbs not SG and PGs.

  • Nice One
    Nice One 5 miesięcy temu +11

    After watching your video, I went to watch some of his highlights, and he's definitely an unique player. But I did notice a few things. Firstly is his ability on the offensive end, most of the highlights are pick and roll dunk and fast break dunk, but I haven't seen any one on one attack and the offence didn't seem to centre around him. Not sure if it's because of the highlights or him being a young player in his team. This reminds me of porzingis, who is becoming more of a 3pt spot up shooter rather than capable of getting a bucket with ease. Secondly is his recovery speed on defensive end, definitely is quick on his feed, but he might struggle when guarding a heavy player like Jorkic or Embiid.
    Baby Yao was also skinny so in order to be competitive in nba, Yao bulked up quite a bit, but that also increased his risk of injury.

    • Husky :)
      Husky :) 3 miesięcy temu

      He literally is 7'4 and pulling up from 3 like steph Curry and no duh al he does is pick and roll dunks on the fast break he's the Center that's his JOB.

  • Presidente Antonio Conte
    Presidente Antonio Conte 4 miesięcy temu +84

    Bro honestly, after the game last night, I can’t believe how spot on you were, way before all the hype. Always ahead!

    • Kwame A.N
      Kwame A.N 3 miesięcy temu

      @Unexpected B he is not lying i am french and i knwo wembanyama since summer 2018

    • Unexpected B
      Unexpected B 3 miesięcy temu +2

      @Omar U yeah with 9 points per game smh....

    • Omar U
      Omar U 4 miesięcy temu +3

      In France the victor has been going on for about 3 years

  • Frank C
    Frank C 3 miesięcy temu +14

    I'm really glad I've seen this before people even knew about Victor. I hope he does great in the NBA in the future.

    • Frank C
      Frank C 3 miesięcy temu +1

      @Maxime Detournière yeah but I've only heard about him through Jxmy a few months ago.

    • Maxime Detournière
      Maxime Detournière 3 miesięcy temu

      Bro... this video came out 3 month ago, there has been talk about Wembanyama for about 2/3 years

  • Gaol Bird UK
    Gaol Bird UK 2 miesięcy temu +3

    I can never get down with a thumbnail showing KD under 7 with shoes on.

    • Joey G
      Joey G Miesiąc temu

      That’s what I was looking at Kd 4 inches shorter he 7 foot

  • TheRealBlueSwan
    TheRealBlueSwan 6 miesięcy temu +5

    To add to the concerns about his height and the usual career-ending injuries associatied with that, the kid is also very slim/frail looking. I honestly think he'll be lucky to last very long before injuries strike. Hope I am wrong though. Wish him all the best.

  • Del Conagher
    Del Conagher 5 miesięcy temu +3

    He'll be fine as long as he keeps shooting J's & 3's. Everybody knows it's contact that destroyed other giants careers. The problem with giants is they didn't seem to develop their bodies like Giannis or Lebron. Only Shaq seemed to do it. That's the difference between Yao, Porzingis etc.

    • Ilay Hyams
      Ilay Hyams 5 miesięcy temu +1

      Developing his body is one of the reasons Shaq was got his injuries, too much weight on his ankles and knees

  • J W
    J W 3 miesięcy temu +9

    I was just about to say "I hope he watches this, takes the constructive critiques to heart, and does his best to protect himself from injuries by developing good habits" but then I saw his comment on this video!
    Here's hoping you go on to become one of the GOATs, Victor!
    Make sure to watch a lot of Larry Bird and Michael Jordan videos -- they have the work ethic. And keep a good attitude like Magic Johnson. You'll get there, bro! I'm looking forward to watching your career!

  • Hakim Hayashi
    Hakim Hayashi 3 miesięcy temu +2

    Here in France he is already a buzz since years among hoopers. He has Rudy Gobert size and defensive skill (which is often ignored among French players), KD offensive skill and also comfortable in passing…God has no mercy, humains are clearly not equal lol

  • Sora
    Sora 6 miesięcy temu +2165

    As a French fan everybody here is talking about how great his mental is and how determined he is to bulk up to defy these odds, that kid is special. Giannis Luka and now him what a blessing to be a European fan ahah

    • eyal lerner
      eyal lerner 7 dni temu

      @WazTee7 Ginobili deserves the spot as well

    • eyal lerner
      eyal lerner 7 dni temu

      @the GOAT -IsHere• True! Nowitzki is from Germany. Parker, Golbert, Rubio, Ginobili from West EU. ‏

    • Damien Moerman
      Damien Moerman 6 miesięcy temu

      As a french fan are you not exciting by a Gobert, Embiid and Victo lineup for the next Olympics ? That would be crazy

    • Eater of chicken
      Eater of chicken 6 miesięcy temu

      @the GOAT -IsHere• don't forget the Gasol brothers! and if you consider Germany as part of Western Europe, Dirk too

    • HAKATAPAWA
      HAKATAPAWA 6 miesięcy temu

      @Ferchango for some reason people forget him

  • XxgalaxyxX1494
    XxgalaxyxX1494 6 miesięcy temu +2

    It looks like if you give him lots of space to dribble he does well. Lets see how he does when double covered. I'm rooting for him.

  • jose McCarthy
    jose McCarthy Miesiąc temu +2

    He reminds me of a mix of kd and kristaps

  • Indie Kidd
    Indie Kidd 3 miesięcy temu +1

    I totally agree with your analysis, however I would just say if there is one area that this kid seems legitimately different is how fluid and graceful he is for his hight.
    Ppl rag on on his skinny and lanky frame but that may be the thing that actually sets him apart on wether or not he is injury prone. KP is the closest thing we’ve come seeing something like Victor but this kid may just finally break the ceiling and transcend the NBA for big men. There’s got to be one at least that finally does.

  • duck dong
    duck dong 3 miesięcy temu +2

    i love your intensity bro. you have that killer mentality that you need to become an all time great.

  • paul pipitone
    paul pipitone 5 miesięcy temu

    Good luck to the young big man. whoever gets him is taking a big risk but with a huge potential

  • D William
    D William 4 miesięcy temu +6

    Sabonis played at an elite level unfortunately it was mostly in Europe. He started playing here at age 31 but still put together 6 good seasons.

  • Besong-Anong Ernest
    Besong-Anong Ernest 2 miesięcy temu +1

    There is no doubt about what Vic can achieve, I love basketball, and I hope and pray he can make it better for as long as possible. Stay healthy, stay strong and focus on your personal development. That's all I ask for, please🙏🙏🙏!!!.

  • Ahmed Kozaric
    Ahmed Kozaric 3 miesięcy temu

    Thanks for the great video. The only thing that I am very worried about is his health when playing against much bigger guys.

  • Rons Dad
    Rons Dad 4 miesięcy temu +2

    Makes you appreciate Wilt all the more given how many minutes he played

  • Angel Coolin
    Angel Coolin 3 miesięcy temu +1

    Just hope he stay healthy and goes to a great development team

  • Mic Check 1212
    Mic Check 1212 5 miesięcy temu +1

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar….
    Your right about the height threshold. Kareem exceeded that by 2 inch at 7ft 2inches.
    It’s the reason he played as he did. And the hook shot allowed him to play a more fluid game.

  • 27wesley Lawson
    27wesley Lawson 4 miesięcy temu

    Again, Jimmy only you make can stats really exciting - and you are always a head of the curve

  • Daniel Levitt
    Daniel Levitt 6 miesięcy temu +670

    People forget that one of Lebron's greatest skills is his availability. It is shocking how healthy he has been over his career, like a machine that almost never breaks down

    • Ej Black
      Ej Black 2 miesięcy temu

      LeBron James is a muscular freak of nature this is a bad comparison to someone who's built like a toothpick..

    • A.J. Hart
      A.J. Hart 2 miesięcy temu

      @Philosoraptor He's a little more reliable than that, but Jordan had NINE 82-game seasons, including his final one. LeBron has one, plus one 81 and one 80 (Jordan's got one each of those as well)

    • A.J. Hart
      A.J. Hart 2 miesięcy temu

      @DryChicken Except that when his battery goes bad, you can't just set him on fire for the insurance.

    • A.J. Hart
      A.J. Hart 2 miesięcy temu

      @Daniel Levitt channel "MOST years above 79"? He's had one season each of 82, 81 and 80 games played and three seasons of 79. Jordan had 9, 82-game seasons - including his final season at 39 - plus one each of 81 and 80..

    • A.J. Hart
      A.J. Hart 2 miesięcy temu

      @Project Hallway TV At no point did I make baboon noises!

  • Pierre Leroy
    Pierre Leroy 6 miesięcy temu +2

    Thanks for your insight.
    Victor answered you better than I could.
    The fact that you (not personally obviously) manage to put commercials in places we could not ever have thought of wonders me.
    Well done, keep on the good work.

  • Mr Grim
    Mr Grim 2 miesięcy temu

    First thing i thought before i even watched the video was the minute he goes hard in the NBA his body is gonna either go hard and keep up or just breakdown at a critical rate. here's hoping he does well and goes without injuries that impact his career to much.

  • Sayros
    Sayros 4 miesięcy temu

    Foot injuries are a real concern for any big man, but he hasn't really shown that so far. As far as his frame, I'm not as worried as some. He has broad shoulders, and he's bigger than Chet already. He has the frame to put on far more weight once he gets to the NBA, but that could also increase the chance of a foot injury.

  • Michael Gorden
    Michael Gorden 3 miesięcy temu

    Hope he's not too fragile like we've seen in the past! Think some muscle would help but dude has unlimited potential!

  • Will
    Will 6 miesięcy temu +652

    Good luck Victor let’s just hope you remain injury free throughout your career.

    • Yemme 𓀳
      Yemme 𓀳 Miesiąc temu

      why say stupid shit like this

    • Ej Black
      Ej Black 2 miesięcy temu

      That ain't gonna happen

    • Robert kline
      Robert kline 2 miesięcy temu

      Young Kevin garrnet 7 feet tall, could dribble shoot, still need big man under the basket, not enough 7 foot basketball playerz

    • GSK
      GSK 2 miesięcy temu

      @Lkix Kevin Durant

    • Dennis Trillana
      Dennis Trillana 3 miesięcy temu +1

      @The Original Aboriginal I agree, learn from the experience of the veterans

  • Nando Run
    Nando Run Dzień temu

    Jimmy will be a valuable scout to any NBA team that hires him . I get that players are humans with different strengths and weaknesses, but at the end of the day.... numbers never lie. Love your content man. We all appreciate it more than you know.

  • Iván Rojas
    Iván Rojas 4 miesięcy temu

    I've watched this video 3 times now, and I think there's bias towards recency. The league has very few 7 footers now, and yes, players at 7'3 and above are very prone to injury, but just before that threeshold you have players in the past like Mutombo (7'2), Wilt Chamberlain (7'1) and Kareem (7'2) one HoF and two top 10 all time. The amount of players at those heights is so low, that a few cases can really tip the scale without making it a certainty. We should consider other variables like body types, weight, training regiment, etc.
    Or maybe the shoes on/off thing at measuring throws my entire argument out the window. I'm fairly new to watching basketball this closely.

  • Micah Washington
    Micah Washington 3 miesięcy temu

    I think it’s so cool that he regularly watches and comments on your videos. You truly are one of the greatest sports channels ever.

  • Xeroze 1
    Xeroze 1 15 dni temu

    Going through all the stuff about nba prospects, I still find it astounding and in many way, baffling how Luka somehow was never really placed as anywhere close to the hyped up prospect that many other players ended up playing. He literally had everything achieved before coming to the nba. MVP in a grown man's league as a teenager. Won the championship at the highest level outside of the nba.. Played against NBA players, held up well and team actually won.
    And somehow ended up being so underhyped that he went THIRD to two underperforming bigs.

  • Keith Hudson
    Keith Hudson 2 miesięcy temu +5

    Never seen a guy that big move that well. Ever...

  • Bo S
    Bo S 6 miesięcy temu

    I saw footage of him playing one on one against Gobert and he was a real problem, he's going to be great if he stays healthy.

  • Manhua lair
    Manhua lair 6 miesięcy temu

    I feel like every year scouts suddenly have something new to say that makes this player just that much more amazing than past years even tho the same players have pretty much ran the league for the past five years

  • AfricanH3ro
    AfricanH3ro 4 miesięcy temu +1

    Already looked noticeably bulkier in his US debut against the Ignite than he does in these highlights. Good sign of thing to come.

  • Lymbe06
    Lymbe06 6 miesięcy temu +511

    I’m glad Sabonis gets so many mentions even though he came into the league practically a veteran with major injury issues already limiting him down. He was the true monster of nature in his time.

    • senormedia
      senormedia 6 miesięcy temu +1

      @Blind-Side LocC 605 His "advisors" had guns and a gulag. . .

    • Shawn 186
      Shawn 186 6 miesięcy temu

      I think you are joking right...I think he was almost 35 when he went to the nba. I will look it up. My guess is 32

    • Charles Ritter
      Charles Ritter 6 miesięcy temu +6

      @Ali DWish they are talking about his Dad.

    • Jack Jack
      Jack Jack 6 miesięcy temu +12

      Sabonis before his injuries was by far the best player outside the NBA.. amazing talent with a tremendous basketball IQ.. now imagine him having gone to the US at 19 (like Giannis) and having the right training... just imagine him also learning the skyhook from Kareem... he did not have the footwork of Hakeem but he would dominate with his own finesse, height and IQ

    • Matt Davis
      Matt Davis 6 miesięcy temu +7

      If he played his whole career in the US, he would be a top 10 player of all time. When you watch those old Soviet highlights, I’ve never seen a big man pass like that.

  • Nadan Hosea
    Nadan Hosea 5 miesięcy temu +1

    Speaking of Danny Ainge he’s making some crazy moves at the Jazz to increase their chances to pick Victor up next year 9 first round picks 3 trade swaps so far. Won’t be surprised if he goes after bronny James the following year either to get Lebron and everyone else that usually floats to him. It helps having D Wade being a part owner of the jazz team as well… could be insane if that all happens

    • NeverFold Vlogs
      NeverFold Vlogs 5 miesięcy temu

      I was thinking this today
      Danny is scary 😦

  • Keith Lilly
    Keith Lilly 6 miesięcy temu

    Good video when you spoke about the phenomenon. A lot of the video was about 7”2 and over being to tall. I think we all totally understand that. Same thing apples to football. You can lose mobility and speed when you get to
    Tall. Just seemed like way to much of the video was stats on super tall players not making it.
    I’m hoping this guy can beat that stereotype but time will tell.

  • Bigtommy56
    Bigtommy56 6 miesięcy temu

    Rooting for the young man 🔥

  • kenneth harrison
    kenneth harrison 22 dni temu +1

    J'espère qu'il prendra grand soin de lui et qu'il aura une longue carrière.

  • Jacky Cheung
    Jacky Cheung 6 miesięcy temu +526

    One of the major contributing factors to Yao Mings injuries is the fact that he rarely had any time to recover. He practically had no offseason to rest having to play for the national team during the summer.

    • caveman riley
      caveman riley 6 miesięcy temu +2

      Sabonis son is a tough guy he has a shoot to like his game played off the ball and can play pg to.

    • caveman riley
      caveman riley 6 miesięcy temu +1

      For Yao ming and others it was respect to play for your country unlike other countries we just put together a team and just play.

    • Trigg Clark
      Trigg Clark 6 miesięcy temu +4

      @eRc @connortimoti He was a Pacer for 5 years, that's where the confusion comes from. His son is developing into an all star talent and my goodness the Kings are loaded with young talent

    • MayorT
      MayorT 6 miesięcy temu +4

      Yeah he played even played against the weakest teams in asia basically no break

    • Matt Davis
      Matt Davis 6 miesięcy temu +8

      @connortimoti Domantas is not just a pretty decent player. He might be the most underrated player in the NBA, and he was my second favorite Pacer ever, next to Reggie Miller. I love that we have Haliburton, but man, I miss Sabonis…

  • Robin B
    Robin B 3 miesięcy temu

    He is very agile and moves very well for his height, makes me hopeful that he will be able to avoid some injuries.

    • bjoran83
      bjoran83 3 miesięcy temu

      I agree but so is Kristaps P though.

  • Thee Beereed
    Thee Beereed 5 miesięcy temu +1

    I like the part where we hear Durant's virtualy difficult to block shots.
    Makes me remember when DWade blocked Durant's hight arc shot.

  • Paulius Skomantas
    Paulius Skomantas 3 miesięcy temu

    Your videos are amazingly interesting and very profesionally made. Thank You!

  • Drake Brunette
    Drake Brunette 3 miesięcy temu

    Manage his minutes well and draw up plays that set him up to score with midrange & outside shooting. Avoid throwing him into the paint “excessively” as that is where most of the physical contact will be that can potentially injure him. Then make sure to provide for him a personal trainer that specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation. That’s what I would do anyways….

  • N N
    N N 6 miesięcy temu +457

    This young man has Spurs written all over him. With that young core and such a versatile player as Victor...that's tons of championships in the future!!!

    • CharlesR
      CharlesR 2 miesięcy temu

      @Damien Moerman Because he wanted to play for Collet, trainer of the french team. TP, Collet, Pop : perfect for his development.

    • CharlesR
      CharlesR 2 miesięcy temu

      @Benenuts Yes. TP too, even if he was just a 28th choice.

    • David Romero
      David Romero 6 miesięcy temu

      j

    • Austin
      Austin 6 miesięcy temu

      Tim ass

    • PostSniper-
      PostSniper- 6 miesięcy temu

      No lol it was Tim Duncan I think it’s time people accept that fact lol the spurs literally should build Duncan an alter payed for by pop himself

  • Monkizaki
    Monkizaki 3 miesięcy temu +3

    1. Relevant information
    2. Music and video ratio
    3. Detailed editing
    4. Fluent and easy to understand video structure.
    These 4 things are what make this channel #1 in the basketball category

    • eyal lerner
      eyal lerner 7 dni temu +1

      Plus:
      - rare hardcore statistics and analysis
      - artistic narrative and storytelling
      The man should make sports ‏documentaries for Netflix. He has the hole cinematographic package

    • Eugenio Vera
      Eugenio Vera 3 miesięcy temu

      Annoying ad 1 thing that breaks good basketball videos lol

  • John Craftenworth
    John Craftenworth 4 miesięcy temu

    that's what I'm saying! Robert Wadlow at 8 feet 11 inches could have stood outside the key, not played a lick of defense or moved, they could have lobbed him the ball and he coulda just dropped it in shooting 100 percent for the game from there. his team would have been unbeatable even in the era of teams that can shoot 30+ percent from three.
    it's then that you realize, basketball is really stupid and flawed ruleset

  • rehtric
    rehtric 6 miesięcy temu +2

    i respect the point being made here, but I will say the graphic at the end with the percentages is a little bit misleading. Yes the percentage of games missed by the players 7’0-7’1 is high, but it is due to the low amount of those players. Much less players in that class results in less overall games being played in that height range. So 1 game missed in this height range may result in a percentage point or more, but in the shorter sized players, there are more of them so again 1 game missed will result in a smaller percentage of games missed.

    • Doctor Jammer
      Doctor Jammer 6 miesięcy temu

      Everyone understands sample size and he did acknowledge that point. It is the best comparison given the small sample size.

  • D Storm
    D Storm 4 miesięcy temu +1

    Back when Wilt came along, they talked about raising the basket and lenghtening the court. They should do both now. Of course, NBA players can't even stand to respect the National Anthem, so pro basketball no longer deserves a big audience.

  • PoweRed99
    PoweRed99 6 miesięcy temu +371

    Even though this video is about Victor, every time you mentioned Arvydas Sabonis a smile lit up on my face (I’m Lithuanian). Thanks for the praise you gave him!

    • Jonathan Almgren
      Jonathan Almgren 6 miesięcy temu +1

      Me too as a Blazers fan, the most disappointing thing is that he was not able to join the Blazers early on at his best, there is possibly a couple of championships they would have won if Arvydas joined the Blazers early on, it took 8 years after the Blazers drafted him before he played a game for the Blazers, with Arvydas on the 1992 Blazers team that played the Bulls in the finals I think the Blazers certainly could have won that one.

    • Tom Mitchell
      Tom Mitchell 6 miesięcy temu +1

      Sabonis was decades ahead of his time. One of the best 10 Centers of all time, imo.

    • Nothsa Chess Academy
      Nothsa Chess Academy 6 miesięcy temu +2

      You gotta like Arvydas!

    • DugriGM
      DugriGM 6 miesięcy temu +5

      If Arvydas was 19 and entering the draft this year he would be easily the No. 1 pick as well. It would bee the Sabonis draft. He was that skilled for a man his size

    • t_xxic
      t_xxic 6 miesięcy temu +13

      Sabonis was insanely talented! If only he went to the NBA when he got drafted. He literally played his best physical years in the UDSSR, not the US.
      I love watching his highlights. His basketball style and IQ are so similar to Jokic imo.
      Love to Lithuania from Austria! We "only" got Poetl (Spurs) but your (also very small) country produces TOP Basketball players on a daily basis it seems. :D

  • M. M
    M. M 6 miesięcy temu

    In the case of Yao Ming, it was more the overworking of his body by China than his body just breaking down. Didn't get nearly the time off he should have and his feet paid the price. Was one of my absolute favorite players back then.

  • Nanxo
    Nanxo 2 miesięcy temu

    Just imagine, IMAGINE, Gianni’s and Victor being on the same team 🤤

  • Szymon Grobelski
    Szymon Grobelski Miesiąc temu +12

    ngl i think he is going to be great for a couple seasons but i dont give him long before he is on the bench or just done because of the injuries its hard to make that work with tat size i wish him the best but i dont see it maybe because he is so damn tall that he is blocking the view idk

  • Benito Deluna
    Benito Deluna 19 dni temu

    Kareem! He was listed at 7'2" but he was actually seven foot three. The best 7'3" NBA player by far!

  • SciencE Boy
    SciencE Boy 3 miesięcy temu +1

    I hope this guy will have great success in the NBA...the Tanking game will start in 2 weeks

  • Bing Cherry
    Bing Cherry Miesiąc temu +4

    He will need to get together with Karl Malone's trainers and build himself up. He could benefit from developing his muscles more.

    • eyal lerner
      eyal lerner 7 dni temu

      @timedGuano true. Though I wonder why durant was often also injured. The Greek Freak is 7.0 and has put tons of muscles. I guess these 3 inches make the difference

    • timedGuano
      timedGuano 18 dni temu

      The problem is that every extra pound puts more stress on his knees and ankles. Muscles can take strain off of joints, but at that height and weight he can't really afford to put as much upper body weight on as people are recommending.
      He should model himself on Durant if he wants to last.

    • TylerJsWay
      TylerJsWay Miesiąc temu +1

      Him. Lebron. Giannis. All could help him

  • RAW-B
    RAW-B 2 miesięcy temu

    I hope he pans out. Something bout his build though troubles me, eve never seen a tall lanky guy like him not become injury prone in the mba. Praying that doesn’t happen to him and he’s able to become the beast he’s projected to be

  • AirToots
    AirToots Dzień temu

    There's an argument to be made that as medicine continues to improve, we would be able to reduce the injuries or at least better treat the injuries of players so these giants can survive in the game and have longer careers.

  • Daniel Ally
    Daniel Ally 6 miesięcy temu +9

    1. Ming 2. Sabonis 3. Porzingis/Eaton
    This is the order of 7’3” talent.
    Don’t mess it up.

    • ghostofmarcusg
      ghostofmarcusg 6 miesięcy temu

      Sabonis is the most underrated big of all time.

    • Daniel Ally
      Daniel Ally 6 miesięcy temu

      @GB Savant It about what he’s going to accomplish.
      You could be right though. I knew Mark Eaton personally.

    • GB Savant
      GB Savant 6 miesięcy temu

      Eaton is above porzingis. What’s he accomplished?

    • SpaceKaren
      SpaceKaren 6 miesięcy temu +2

      Fun fact, Yao Ming's last name is actually Yao not Ming.

  • Jeff Richards
    Jeff Richards 4 miesięcy temu +4

    Mark Eaton from the Utah Jazz. 7'4 and a hell of a player. Nothing but respect to him...

    • Cam C
      Cam C 4 miesięcy temu

      Mark Eaton is so underrated. This dude was blocking 4-5 shots per game every year which is insane. He holds the record for most blocks per game in a season and most total blocks in a season. He also has the record I believe for most career blocks per game. He also was a great rebounder, he could score a little and was a solid passer. Eaton is one of the top 10 best defensive big men of all time. Think he won 2 DPOY'S but he should've won more. He's a very underrated player. If Utah would've had him just a little bit longer and if he would've been with them during his prime when they faced the Bulls in the finals then there's a good chance that Utah probably beats them at least 1 of those times. An older MJ wouldn't have been able to drive to the hoop as much, would've gotten less free throws and would've had to settled only for mid range 2s, long 2s and 3s. Eaton was one of the best rim protectors ever. He was huge at 7'4 and had such long arms. He was pretty athletic as well.

  • MrJaKno
    MrJaKno 4 miesięcy temu

    I hope that he stays healthy. NBA seasons are very long.

  • rahmega7
    rahmega7 3 miesięcy temu

    I just want to say that this video is very well done. 👏

  • Atlas Ward
    Atlas Ward 6 miesięcy temu

    STAY HEALTHY KID 💪🏾

  • Clara -My New Private vidoe
    Clara -My New Private vidoe 6 miesięcy temu +65

    I’m glad Sabonis gets so many mentions even though he came into the league practically a veteran with major injury issues already limiting him down. He was the true monster of nature in his time.

    • Mike Jackson
      Mike Jackson 5 miesięcy temu +2

      For real us USA NBA fans missed out on seeing what Sabonis could done. He would have changed 80s and 90s nba legends would have been altered.

    • mjt7231
      mjt7231 6 miesięcy temu +6

      He’s the reason the Dream Team exists.

  • Francesco Esse
    Francesco Esse 5 miesięcy temu +3

    Chet injured for the whole season... You told us!

  • ProtoDG
    ProtoDG 6 miesięcy temu

    If only he grew up in a different era, rules don’t help big men no more. Big potential

  • R-trippin
    R-trippin 5 miesięcy temu +1

    Few years ago both Mark Eaton of the Utah jazz and Shawn Brady who played at byu in utah both retired to utah both wrecked on their road bikes within a short period of each other Mark died Shawn is crippled now. So sad and a crazy coincidence. Both top 5 tallest nba players ever. Do a story on this!

  • VVGFidel
    VVGFidel 5 miesięcy temu +5

    Who’s here after Chet Holmgren was officially ruled out for the entire season?

  • mike92505
    mike92505 6 miesięcy temu +137

    Can we take a minute to appreciate how awesome Shaq was, as a youth. Shaq vs the Great Wall was always a great matchup. Same with Tim Duncan, best PF ever! This coming from a Laker fan.

    • Cam C
      Cam C 4 miesięcy temu +1

      @adrian rodriguez I mean you have a point Duncan was a better passer, rim protector and defender. They blocked about the same amount of shots but defensively Duncan is way above Shaq. Duncan is arguably the 3rd best defensive big man of all time behind only Hakeem and maybe Bi Russell. But I personally feel Russell is overrated by a lot of people because of the era he played in. The guy was an all world defender though and was the Ben Wallace/Rudy Gobert of his era. To me Shaq's prime pretty much was from his 1st year with Orlando all the way until his 2nd year with Miami, after that he declined drastically and never averaged 20 points again. Thats 14 really good seasons, to me that whole period was "prime" Shaq. Now what do I consider "peak" Shaq? Shaq's absolute peak was from 2000-2002 where he won 3 straight championships, 3 Finals MVP's, a regular season MVP, averages 28.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.6 blocks on an insane .575% shooting percentage and an insane 30.2 PER, then in the playoffs during this stretch he averaged 29.9 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.4 blocks, .552% shooting with a 29.3 PER. Then in the Finals over a 3 year period Shaq averaged like 35 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.5 blocks on like 60% shooting. Duncan had never had numbers like that in the Finals ever, let alone done it 3 years in a row. So Shaq's absolute peak is no question much better then Duncan's absolute peak.
      Not only does Duncan's 14 year prime not compare to Shaq's statistically but peak wise Duncan's best 3 year stretch of his career also doesn't compare to Shaq's best 3 year Peak. If you look at the advanced stats, their shooting percentages, their averages, Shaq is just a way better player statistically. He did way more offensively. Shaq had 11 seasons where he averaged 26-29 points, Duncan had 0. Shaq had 14 seasons where he averaged over 20 points, Duncan had 9. I would put it like this, from age 20-33 Shaq was a better player then Duncan, and from age 34-38 Duncan was a better player then Shaq. Duncan had a little bit more longevity and still had 5 really solid seasons past age 33 while Shaq had maybe 2 solid seasons past age 33. So Duncan had a little bit more longevity but not as much as people think. And then as far as their primes/peak there's no doubt that Shaq was better during both their primes and their absolute peak years. The stats show that. You can argue that Shaq had more help and more talent then Duncan, but Shaq still carried the Lakers offensively. It's true that Duncan never had a player like Kobe who was averaging 25-30 points a game like Shaq has. Penny, Kobe and Wade definitely is a better supporting cast then Parker, Ginobili and Kawhi, but not by a ton. It's in the same ball park since Parker, Ginobili and Kawhi we're all all stars/hall of famers and if Popovich had played them more minutes and utilized them more then Parker and Manu would've been averaging 22-24 points every season. He under utilized them in an attempt to extend their careers but testing them so that the team/core could win more championships. Which worked perfectly with Duncan, Parker & Manu but it did come at the expense of their individual stats/accolades/career accomplishments. So you can argue that Duncan's numbers would be better by a decent amount if he had been playing 34-37 minutes a game every season, he would've had more seasons where he averaged 24-27 points. Duncan's statistics do suffer a little bit because of the minutes restriction that Popovich imposed on him early in his career. But if we take that away then Duncan's longevity probably would've been less and he probably doesn't remain an All star caliber big man from age 33-38 like he did. If we look at Duncan's per 36 minutes stats though and compare them to Shaq's Per 36 minute stats Shaq is still the better player statistically. As I said Duncan was only the best player on 3/5 of his championship teams. Parker and Kawhi won 2/5 of the Spurs Finals MVP's and they were the Spurs leading scorers and best all around players during those seasons as Duncan was getting older and starting to do a lot less offensively. Duncan played more of a Bill Russell role for the Spurs from age 34-39 where he was mostly just the teams defensive anchor and only averaged 13, 15, 17 and 8 points per game during those years. He was still a top 5 center in the league though during those years.
      People say Duncan was the much better defender, and he was, but not by as much as people think. Prime Shaq with Orlando and the Lakers was actually a much better defender/rim protector then people give him credit for. Shaq actually blocked more shots per game then Duncan blocking 2.3 shots a game to Duncan's 2.2, and Shaq finished with 2,700 blocks to Duncan's 3,000. So it's not like there's a huge gap there. Shaq in his last season with the Lakers and with Miami, Phoenix, Boston & Cleveland was terrible defensively, but when he was a lighter weight, younger & faster he was a monster defensively with Orlando. They actually had some of the best defensive ratings in the league as a team when Shaq was there. So while Duncan was the better defender he wasn't by that much. Far as passing goes Duncan averaged 3.0 assists for his career and Shaq averaged 2.5, during their primes they both were averaging 3 assists per game. So Duncan was a better passer but not by very much. So then that leaves offense which Shaq was a far better scorer and far more dominant player offensively then Duncan was. So that's really what seperates them for me. Shaq was also a better rebounder then Duncan, by just a hair. Shaq averaged 10.9 rebounds for his career and Duncan 10.8, however Shaq had 3 seasons where he averaged 13 rebounds and also had a year where he averaged almost 14 rebounds a game averaging 13.9, Duncan never had a season where he averages 13 rebounds. For their careers Shaq averaged more points, more rebounds, more blocks and had a much higher shooting percentage shooting an insane 58% to Duncan's 50%. Shaq led the league in Field goal percentage an NBA record 10 times, meanwhile Duncan never did it once. So this means not only was Shaq a much better scorer who scored a lot more but he was also a much more efficient scorer and a much more dominant scorer. And if not for his poor free throw shooting then Shaq would've had many seasons where he averaged 32-33 points and his career scoring average would've been in the 27-28 range putting him up there in the top 5. But Shaq also got to the free throw line way more than Duncan. Saying Duncan is better then Shaq is kinda like saying Karl Malone is better than Wilt. Or that LeBron is better than Jordan. Peak Shaq was the best version statistically of any player we've ever seen besides MJ or Wilt. Shaq would've averaged 60-70 points in multiple seasons if he played in Wilt's era. Duncan was at his best from age 21-31 averaging 21.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.4 blocks on .508 % shooting with a 25.1 PER over those 11 seasons. Meanwhile Shaq was also at his best between age 20-30 where he averaged 27.6 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.6 blocks on .577% shooting with a 28.4 PER over 11 seasons. Shaq beats Duncan in 5/6 statistical categories except for assists which Duncan just barely beats him in by a hair. So Shaq clearly was the better player during their primes. During that span of their primes they each won 4 championships and 3 Finals MVP's. So it's super close. Duncan only wins in 1 category though & Shaq has a huge edge in points per game, shooting percentage and PER.
      Shaq had 8 seasons with a 28-30 PER, while Duncan never had a PER higher then 27. For like 60% of his career Duncan only averaged 13-19 points while Shaq averaged 26-29 points for 60% of his career. Duncan just wasn't a big time scorer, his career high was 25 points per game and he only ever averaged more then 23 points just 1 time. I do agree with you though that Shaq had better players then Duncan. But Duncan had great players too in David Robinson, Tony Parker, Manu & Kawhi who are all hall of famers, so it's not like Duncan had bums. Shaq also had some down years in LA where he didn't have any great players, this was when they hadn't drafted Kobe yet and then they had to wait like 3 years for Kobe to really blossom and develop into an all-star caliber player cause he came straight out of high school at 17-18 years old. Shaq had like 4 seasons where he didn't have any great players, his rookie year in Orlando they had no one and then he had to wait 3 years for Kobe to develop into a star player. Meanwhile Tim Duncan had a hall of famer in David Robinson to play with the second he entered the league. Duncan does beat Shaq in nearly all of the advanced stats though, except for PER which is kind of the biggest one. Duncan beats Shaq in Win Shares, Defensive Win Shares, Win Shares Per 48 Minutes, Box Plus/Minus, Value Over Replacement, Defensive Box Plus/Minus, Defensive Rating, Total Rebound Pct, Defensive Rebound Pct, so that's 9 categories. Then Shaq beats Duncan in PER, Offensive Win Shares, Offensive Box Plus/minus, Offensive Rebound pct, so that's 4 categories. Duncan beats Shaq in most of the defensive categories while Shaq beats Duncan in most of the offensive stat categories.

    • adrian rodriguez
      adrian rodriguez 4 miesięcy temu

      @Cam C i appreciate the detailed reply. But how about assists/blocks/ and defensive stats? What years were shaqs prime vs duncans prime years? You got shaq playing with a top 3 goat in his prime. I completely agree that shaq was the most dominant offensive player ever. But theres more to bball than thst.

    • Cam C
      Cam C 4 miesięcy temu

      @adrian rodriguez Duncan is more skilled all around and had more longevity but prime vs prime, peak vs peak? Shaq absolutely was the better, more dominant, more impactful, more unstoppable player then Duncan was. With them both at their best, Shaq was the better player and I'm taking him over Duncan. Most people rank Shaq ahead of Duncan on their all time lists. Duncan never even averaged more then 25 points in a season, which he only averaged once. Shaq averaged 26-29 points for 10 straight years. Shaq also averages a 29 PER over a 10 year stretch, the only other players in NBA history to do that are MJ and LeBron. That tells you all you need to know. Duncan never even had a PER higher then 27. Duncan also never dominated in the Finals the way that Shaq did. Shaq had the most dominant 3 year postseason run except for maybe MJ.

    • Cam C
      Cam C 4 miesięcy temu

      @adrian rodriguez Duncan was only the best player on his team for 3 of his 5 championships. Tony Parker was the best player in the Finals winning Finals MVP one year where he lead the team in scoring in both the playoffs and the regular season I believe. Then Kawhi was the best player for another one of their rings where he won Finals MVP. Then Duncan had the best 6th man of all time coming off the bench in Manu who is arguably a top 10 shooting guard all time. Then Duncan also has Kawhi later in his career. If you give Shaq, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard for his entire career then Shaq definitely wins more then 5 rings. I agree that Shaq relied on Kobe way more then people give credit for, Kobe was always the one who carried the team in the 4th quarter and was always the one taking and making the clutch shots/plays in the last seconds to save the Lakers. It was always Kobe with the ball in his hands with the game on the line, never Shaq. So you can argue that actually made Kobe the Lakers best player and their most valuable, because how can you be the best player on the team if it's always someone else carrying the team and taking the big shots when it matters most? You can say the same thing about Duncan though. In crunch time in the final seconds/minutes of the game it was pretty much always Manu Ginobili or Tony Parker who had the ball in their hands and who took the big shots to save the Spurs. Sometimes it was Kawhi towards the end of Duncan's career. Honestly the only truly clutch big man that always took the big clutch shots for his team in the final moments was Dirk. He is the most clutch big man of all time because he was guard like, you could go to him in the finals seconds of a game because he can score from anywhere, he can get his own shot from anywhere, he can dribble, he can drive, he can pull up, he can fade away, he can post up down low, at the elbow or at the free throw line, he's the hardest big man to stop at the end of a close game. Traditionally teams never go to their big man in the final seconds of a game because they cannot dribble, they cannot create their own shot, they cannot score from anywhere, they need to post up then they need someone to give them the ball in a special position down low in order for them to score. To me this is why Jordan, LeBron and Kobe are the best basketball players all time and it's what seperates them from guys like Kareem, Russell, Shaq, Duncan and Wilt. Those guys could only score in the post mostly. Duncan had a little face up mid range bank shot but that was about it. He didn't have much range or the ability to create off the dribble. To me this makes the great big men a bit more one dimensional then players like MJ, LeBron, Kobe, Magic, Bird and Curry who could score from anywhere. To me they are the most complete basketball players all time and the best "all around" players that have ever lived because they can do everything on a basketball court. Kareem, Shaq, Duncan, Russell and Wilt couldn't even dribble.

    • Cam C
      Cam C 4 miesięcy temu

      @adrian rodriguez Shaq had a 10 year stretch where he averaged a 29 PER. You know the only other players to do that? Their names are MJ and LeBron. Not even Wilt did it. He came up just short with a 28 PER over his best 10 year stretch. Shaq is the most physically dominant player we've ever seen. Duncan at his best vs Shaq at his best and it's not even close. The best version of Shaq was better then the best version of Duncan. If Shaq had played on a team with great players like Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi his whole career then Shaq would've won 7-9 rings. If he stayed with Kobe he would've finished with 6-7 rings at least. Even if Shaq had stayed with Penny and Penny had never gotten injured they would've won at least 4 rings together and then Shaq could've gone elsewhere to try and get a few more. Shaq had the best 3 year playoff stretch we have ever seen in NBA history besides MJ. Shaq literally put up MJ numbers in the playoffs and in the Finals. No player got fouled more or double and triple teamed more then Shaq. Duncan never even averaged more then 25 points in a season. Shaq averaged 26-29 points like 10 times. Shaq was slowed by injuries otherwise he would've had more longevity. To echo what Kobe said, if Shaq had just worked harder and if he had a better work ethic then he would've gone down as the best player ever. If I'm starting a franchise I'm absolutely taking Shaq over Duncan. With Shaq I know I have a better chance to win more titles in his first 10 years then what I'll win with Duncan. Yeah I'll have 15-18 really good/solid years of Duncan, but I'd still rather have 10 years of the most dominant player ever because in those 10 years with him I'll have a chance to win the championship every year. I can count on Shaq a lot more offensively then I can with Duncan. Shaq was the better offensive player and the better rebounder, as shot blockers they were about even, as defenders Duncan was definitely a much better defender, but vs prime Shaq he wasn't that much better defensively when Shaq was motivated and in ring winning mode. People underrated Shaq's defense with Orlando and during the championship years with the Lakers. He was Orlando and LA's anchor defensively and Kobe was their defensive pit bull on the perimeter and in the passing lanes. You can argue that Duncan was more skilled, had less injuries, had more longevity, took better care of his body, but when they were both at their very best Shaq was the better player. To me that matters more then longevity but some people value longevity more. Like to me I'm taking MJ and his 10 great Bulls seasons over having LeBron for his 20 great seasons. MJ did more in 10 years then LeBron has done in 20. At both of their peaks, MJ had the better peak and is still the better player and most the world agrees on that. The only big man I might take over Shaq is Kareem because he had both a very impressive peak/prime but also had insane longevity like Duncan did. Kareem's peak/prime was much more impressive then Duncan's but then Kareem also had even more longevity then Duncan did. Far as Wilt, he only won 2 rings in a league with only 9 teams and to me his inflated numbers are a large by product of his era. He'd still be great in any era but the reality is he isn't averaging 35-50 points in any other era besides the 50s and 60s. That era is the worst in NBA history. It's goofy and it's hot garbage.

  • Judah
    Judah 3 miesięcy temu

    All I gotta say is let him play! Let him have as much fun while he can, and make a lil money. 🙏🏾🏀👍🏾

  • eddie bower
    eddie bower 4 miesięcy temu

    I just hope and prays that he stays somewhat healthy because injuries can rob him and us as fans of a generational talent. I mean looking at what history has shown us ,guys that tall are plagued with leg injuries,like always. Look at Porzingas just riddled with injuries and his future was so bright. Like said hope pray he has a healthy career.

  • RangeProdz🔥
    RangeProdz🔥 3 miesięcy temu +1

    I’m praying for he stays healthy and strong🙏🙏🙏

  • mjt7231
    mjt7231 6 miesięcy temu

    I don’t know. I remember LeBron being in High School. He looked like a grown man playing against children. Both Chet and Viktor don’t have those bodies. They still need size. Giannis needed size too so it’s not impossible but LeBron was something we never saw. It was unreal. You saw him in high school and immediately thought that’s not fair. Tall skinny kids dominating high school we see all of the time. Also, like you said big men always breakdown. Hopefully both are able to have long and healthy careers. They need size though because players like Steven Adams exist.

  • Dawn Ripper
    Dawn Ripper 6 miesięcy temu +692

    I hear a lot of people talking about how bulking up decreases injury risk, but is that necessarily true. When you're 7'3+ tall, doesn't having too much weight put a lot of strain on your body. Yao Ming's injury was stress fracture, which I imagine was partially caused by his weight of 310 pounds. Being super tall increases your injury risk, but not by as much as you might think. There are two reasons why. First, a lot of tall people have gigantism. People with gigantism are far more likely to be weak and get injured simply because they don't grow the same way as normal tall people and their musculoskeletal system cannot handle their height. Victor Wembanyama doesn't have gigantism, so his risk is already reduced. The second problem is that there are so few people that tall, so you often have to make a sacrifice. You don't have a large enough pool to choose people who are going to be as agile and injury-resistant as the shorter people in the NBA. I mean there aren't enough tall people in the world to find one as agile as the guards in the NBA, so of-course they are going to have a higher chance of getting injured. Injuries are highly inversely correlated with your control over your body. Skill in manoeuvring your body and understanding where your body parts are at all times will reduce your risk of injury, especially in the fast-paced athleticism-based game.

    • M. M
      M. M 6 miesięcy temu

      @Logan does he want KD durability?

    • M. M
      M. M 6 miesięcy temu

      @Amit Sharma exactly. I was playing football and a teammate was blocked into the side of my knee. At the time I was a 600 lb squatter(pulled hamstring just thinking about it now 😆) so I was able to absorb the guy landing on my leg while still engaged with a lineman.
      Always look back and thank God that i saw him fall and I didn't shred my knee that day

    • M. M
      M. M 6 miesięcy temu

      @Xof Metleh AD probably using machine weights 🤣

    • M. M
      M. M 6 miesięcy temu

      If he builds mass and strength correctly it will indeed lower his injury risks. I like your thought process though. I will point out that Yao was overworked so it may have been that strain more than his weight itself. Definitely better strengthen his back because if he is as good as advertised guys will hang on him. Hate to see him end up like Dwight after the back injury

    • scarfaceaceo
      scarfaceaceo 6 miesięcy temu

      @K B flexibility and muscle mass don’t have to be married, see NFL players

  • Isaac Mota
    Isaac Mota 3 miesięcy temu +1

    The most talented player at 7'2 and above is Kareem. Unless Victor says otherwise and surprises us, he is the player that most closely resembles Kareem but with the skillset of modern basketball.

  • Hufinn Puff
    Hufinn Puff 6 miesięcy temu

    We'll see how he does when he makes it there. I'll wait for reality to set in.

  • saiz chek
    saiz chek Miesiąc temu

    kids injury prone. he wont make it past 1st season

  • P D
    P D 5 miesięcy temu +2

    And chet who's also over 7ft and very skinny is gonna miss the season from surgery which could be worse
    ....someone was spot on

  • Tim is Jim
    Tim is Jim 6 miesięcy temu +167

    I say that about Yao anytime I talk about him to someone. His talent and skills was actually unbelievable when you consider his height. It’s a tragedy he spent most of his career injury plagued

    • Christopher Grant
      Christopher Grant 6 miesięcy temu +1

      I remember he used to shoot the technical free throws

    • Csanád Horváth
      Csanád Horváth 6 miesięcy temu +5

      Yao Ming - injuries
      Thabeet - bust
      Porzingis - injuries
      Bol Bol - G League talent
      Marjanovic - injuries
      Tacko Fall - G League talent

    • Nothsa Chess Academy
      Nothsa Chess Academy 6 miesięcy temu +4

      Very true

    • Xjayz Ayumu
      Xjayz Ayumu 6 miesięcy temu +8

      Yeah exactly....being that tall and so skilled is soo rare he even go toe on toe with shaq

  • Mizrahim Jew
    Mizrahim Jew 3 miesięcy temu

    Would love to see him and Kai Sotto form the twin towers. 7"3 and 7"2 with similar games. Kai went up against Victor in Fiba play and held his grounds. Both are young, very tall, and passion for the game.

  • Aymeric Oliveau
    Aymeric Oliveau 2 miesięcy temu

    The guy was in my school (Charles Péguy, le Chesnay). At 13 he was already more than 2.10 meters and we were already talking about him being a prodigy and reaching the NBA
    I got to compare hands with the guy
    Damn he is tall
    Hope he’ll make it far

  • Robert Buchholz
    Robert Buchholz 4 miesięcy temu +1

    Good info on the data shared on the overly tall players. One thing ot keep in mind is the NBA has completely abandoned the post-game. So he doesn't need to put on as much strength as you'd think and that also means a better chance for longevity. He'll fill out strength-wise naturally even, since It must be complete hell for this dude to put on any weight the last 5 years while growing 1.5 feet more than other people. Hopefully he stays healthy, The league has enough guards that just chuck up 3's, the game is certinly more fun watching these anomalies.

    • Robert Robert
      Robert Robert 3 miesięcy temu

      @Graham Strouse oh I agree. There is certainly some strength needed. Being 19 and body all over the place can get rough quickly. I mean real body strength to bang in the post isn’t needed. That bang has been abandoned, so he can be a Manute Bol running around and teams won’t take advantage of it anyway.

    • Graham Strouse
      Graham Strouse 3 miesięcy temu +1

      It’s not about that. He has to keep his body INTACT. Long, skinny guys get hurt A LOT, especially if they start playing big minutes when they’re young.

  • AndynAZ
    AndynAZ 4 dni temu

    It is my belief that the reason for Abdul Jabbar's longevity was his smooth gait and, of all things, his deadly sky hook. He smoothly and non-explosively scored, and,as mentioned in the movie Airplane, was laxed in getting back on defense. He was still fun to see.
    Being a short guy i tried to emulate Kareem's sky hook. I got good over the garage but on a real court in a real game i still got YOKED, as we used to call it.

  • Anonymike
    Anonymike 5 miesięcy temu

    The NBA is insanely competitive. Any number of great college players have come into the league and been just ordinary. Marvin Bagley has already played six season and he is only 23 years old. Most, more likely all, teams would put him on their roster if they had his rights. His career line is 25.1 minutes, 7.4 rebounds, 13.6 points.
    In my entire life, I have seen only a few sure things in the NBA draft - players you could be sure would be everything you imagined. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Larry BIrd. Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan. LeBron James. Others lived up to hopes and hype, but you couldn't be sure in advance. Or they weren't well known in some cases.