James Worthy?

Re: James Worthy?

Postby Juronimo on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:14 pm

Worthy was so good he schooled the entire Bad Boys front line, including Rodman in the NBA finals. His post game was insane, almost at Olajuwon level. He was a great finisher and slasher, and an above average defender. He had an excellent first step and in his prime, he could get to the basket at will and finish with the best of them.

Players like him now? Ehh, I can't think of anyone who resembles him in the league now, maybe Carmelo, maybe if Carmelo played D, and Carmelo has more range. The Marion comparison is pretty good, if Marion had anything resembling a post game. LO, well, Worthy was a much better finisher, while LO was a much better ball handler, hard to compare them.

I guess the Marion comparison is the best one but no one really plays like that nowadays.

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Re: James Worthy?

Postby gcclaker on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:21 pm

I don't see the Marion comparison. Worthy was a better finisher off the low block or on the break plus he would dunk it on defenders' grills. He had a perimeter game with a good mid-range J. Marion has the edge defensively though.
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Re: James Worthy?

Postby LooN3y on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:52 pm

thanks to everybody that helped, no thanks to the smart A$$es that didnt.

now ill definitely know how to use him in 2k :man13:

edit: haha jk jk, but no thanks, i always wanted to know what his strengths were.

was his hook good as well? i assume he wasnt too great from 3
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Re: James Worthy?

Postby Pig Miller on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:00 pm

worthy posts up, spin move baseline!
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Re: James Worthy?

Postby Forward Three on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:01 pm

Think Worthy is available? I'd take him over most of this team right now.

Seriously though, Worthy is a little overlooked in the 'all-time greats' discussion, but he really was about as good as they come on any given attribute and absolutely integral to the Lakers history and legacy. I was too young to watch his entire career, but every time I catch a game on NBATV's classics or even just look at highlights it is readily apparent just how good he was.
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Re: James Worthy?

Postby Lakeshow24 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:01 pm

We must also remember how many times Chick Hearn would refer to Worthy as Jamaal Wilkes. Ahh, the good old days of Chick. We miss him, that's for sure...
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Re: James Worthy?

Postby purp n gold on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:12 pm

scissors wrote:
Frank Dux wrote:Which current NBA player's game resembles the way James Worthy played?

I always thought Lamar Odom resembled Worthy's game.

Funny, I think James was actually asked about this comparison back on the KCAL broadcasts.

I think he said Lamar is "more like Danny Manning if anything" :man10:
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