PeediSigel wrote:Lets Go Lakers wrote:PeediSigel wrote:What people need to realize with Akeem, the year he won DPOTY, Finals MVP, and MVP, is that nothing's to be taken away from him for that, he worked his [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] off, and definitely earned those awards. But with the revisionism of Olajuwon's career that's took place over the past several years, people are treating that year like he always played like that, and was finally getting his due or something. No, not even close. Let me put this into perspective, so it can be understood:
Pure hypothetical, let's say Dwight Howard were to accomplish the same feats, let's say next year. Most people wouldn't be saying "see, I KNEW he had it in him!" or "best player in the league" or anything of that nature. Aside from the casuals, most would be saying things something like: "it's about time", "didn't know he had it in him" "WOW!", etc. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Howard's as good as Olajuwon or anything, nor am I trying to imply Olajuwon wasn't great, just making note that those accomplishments for Olajuwon were more or less redemption; remember, he was just removed from having missed the playoffs in his prime, and accused of quitting on his team, faking an injury, due to a contract dispute. Nor was he thought of as good as the likes of Earvin, Jordan, Bird at ANY one point. He was not playing like that his entire career, and he didn't keep it up afterwards either, as evidenced by getting swept out the playoffs right after his title in '96, and failing afterwards with more talent than he's had before
I just have one question for the Olajuwon fans: if he was SO good and dominant during his title runs, how come he wasn't doing this his entire career?
Is this David Robinson? Lol. Do you realize how baseless your post sounds? We can do this with any great. What was Shaq doing all those years outside of his 3 peat? How come he couldn't win more? Or KG? How come he only won one ring and barely did anything with the Timberwolves? I mean we can do this with any great. You just seem to have a serious disdain for the guy for some reason. This must be David Robinson. Still bitter about the legendary schooling you took? Did you know that year, Robinson was not only the regular season MVP but his Spurs had the best record in the league? The Rockets weren't supposed to win but you keep saying that Hakeem's Rockets had a cake walk in thise two years. Anyways, agree to disagree.
Ok tell me, why should someone that couldn't make it past the first round more than HALF their career, deserve to be ranked outside the top 25?
You know your hero KG is much worse than Hakeem. He was eliminated in the 1st round 8 times and advanced further 5 times. He also missed the playoffs 5 seasons. Doesn't change the fact that both are all time greats.