I've been playing ball at the rec 3-4 times a week since January, and I finally figured out which NBA player I am.
I'm not very athletic. I can't outjump anyone unless I'm 6" taller than them. My foot speed leaves a lot to be desired, which means my perimeter defense is sorely lacking. I can play decent position until my man decides to blow past me, then I'm stuck like cement. However, I do play pretty decent post defense. I'm almost 6'4"/240 so I can body up dudes on the block. On the plus side, I have great court vision. I can see plays develop before most dudes on the court. My passing ability is superb, from the perimeter and especially on the interior. I have great "intangibles." I'm a smart and heady player that sets picks, gets the occasional tough rebound and putback, along with a steal here and there. I would be a 9/5/3/1 guy in the NBA. So who am I?
That's right. I'm the Black Luke Walton. Think Bill would like to adpot me? The major difference between us is my outside shot is much better. I'm streaky, but when I get wet from deep, it can get ugly.
I think I'm the first black person to voluntarily compare himself to a white NBA player. I think I'm breaking new ground here. Wonder if this is how Jackie Robinson feels.
Who do you guys resemble?
I can run a team but I'm more shooting guard than point guard. I had an excellent jump shot and I played pretty good defense. I was quick, but had trouble when being defended by much taller guards. I was a heady player and could add intangibles and clutch shooting to justify my presence on the court.
I'm B.J. armstrong.
I am better at defense than on offense. I can drive to the basket and finish with either hand. My passing abilities are decent. I'm a streak shooter so if I'm cold, I'm really cold and if I'm hot, then I'm en fuego. I won't do anything on the court that will make you go 'wow' but I'm fundamentally sound. Some days I look I like belong out there and other days I basically make the game 4 on 5.
I'm Rajan Rondo
So right now, we have BJ and Rondo in the backcourt with Walton at the 3. We need a PF that can hit the 17 ft jumper and play defense and a Center that can command a double team. If I were a little more athletic, we could be dangerous:)