After, the NBA 2K11 brought back Michael Jordan to video games we all thought it couldn’t get any better, but this year it just might.
The only problem is, no Reggie Miller. They put in people like Chris Webber, Bill Laimbeer, Chris Mullin, and Charles Oakley, but no Reg. I think Reggie Miller was a major part of the NBA back then and to not have him in the game would be suicide.
Hopefully the 2K orginazation does have the Pacers and Penny, Shaq Orlando Magic in the game, If they have those teams in there, this game will be perfect.
I owe the credit of this idea to my friend at Hardwood Classics, Bobby Charts. Thanks for the insperation fellow C-Webb fan.
Today, I will start with my top five options for a center.
1. Dwight Howard
Of course, my first pick would be Dwight Howard. I really don’t know anyone who doesn’t like “Baby Shaq”, so that pick is pretty obvious for anybody. My only disregard is his fouling. I understand his style of getting angry easily, because I do too, but he can not let people do that to him it cost him big games. Otherwise he is an awesome center for this generation of ballers.
2. DeMarcus Cousins
I know everyone is thinking, what the heck, but if you think about Cousins is really a dominate guy. He is a great blocker and dunker. He reminds me more of the late, great Shaquille O’Neal more than anyone else. Same body and everything, the only difference his attitude. DeMarcus is a fiery baller, as Kings fans would know, and does not like to be told what to do a lot. When he overcomes this, if he does, instant all-star starting center spot for the Western Conference.
3. Nene Hilario
Once again, people probably think that I am crazy, but every time I see Nene I watch in awe. He is a breath taking dunker and has good footwork. If the Nuggets were without Nene they would not be half as good as they are now. Nene is definitely one of the best personalities and centers in the league. He has a very good stats annd now has the chance to go to another team (via free agency).
4. Andrew Bynum
Bynum also joins the list as a guy with a bad attitude. Yet he shows us that he can make-up for that with intensity and strength. We know he is strong because the Lakers couldn’t what do they do with the “Black Swan” (Pau Gasol) at center.
5. Joakim Noah
Last, but not least, Joakim. Joakim Noah sure isn’t as raw as the rest of them, but has great hustle, on-court intensity, and locker room presence. The Bulls fans love him just as much as Derrick Rose and that says a lot about a under- rated young hustler.
Sorry, I did not include Al Horford he jsut seems more like a power forward. He is definitely a good one though.
Tomorrow look for my top five power forwards to build my ultimate team.
University of Michigan basketball is certainly not what it used to be, but was it really ever that great? The Wolverines sure did have some great years with freshman class Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, and Ray Jackson. Yet, that team never lived up to its’ calling, a NCAA Championship. The “Fab Five”, would have probably been one of the best college teams of all-time if they would not have been stopped by the Grant Hill and the Blue Devils.
Now the Wolverines suffer the challenge of recruiting over Duke. Duke now controls all college recruiting. I personally think the smart players are the ones that choose smaller colleges sometimes so that they can be the star. If a player like Kenneth Faried would have attended Duke University. He would likely not have been drafted to the NBA ever.
If Coach K ever leaves Duke, I don’t think they will be the same again.