SpencerHarrison wrote:Open question:
I understand all the knocks on Howard. What I don't understand is...
How did he become a superstar? (or, regular star) He has a VERY limited and janky post game, no jumper and horrendous free throws. Defensively and in terms of rebounding, I totally get it. But is this really a guy to build a franchise around? Somebody enlighten me
He is pretty much a taller and more athletic Rodman/B.Wallace. A juggernaut on D, but only good as a third or fourth option on a championship team. (whereas Rodman/Wallace was a fifth option)
He's a superstar because of the combination of a few things.
1) Spectacular defense
2) No other dominant big in his era
3) Athletic dunks
He is an once-in-a-decade-type defense talent, but I would much rather build a franchise around other superstars who are great at both ends of the floor (ie Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Durant, Duncan, KG)
On a scale of 100, he is 100 on defense and 50 on offense, whereas the other superstars are 80-100 on both ends.