- 06/11/2011, 10:54PM ET
The Chosen Few said 06/11, 10:54 PM
There have been a number of great rebounders in the NBA but there is only one that grabbed rebounds like cookie monster grabbed cookie .
I've said in past challenges that he was the greatest scorer in NBA history my challenger disagreed but the facts don't lie .
I say he was the greatest rebounder that ever played in the NBA Wilt "The Big Dipper" Chamberlain and I dare anyone to accept this challenge .
Who is your greatest rebounder ever ?
DJRoxalot said 06/12, 10:27 AM
We meet again, young jedi.
"I've said in past challenges that he was he greatest scorer in NBA history my challenger disagreed but the facts dont lie."
It can be argued either way but that is history.
On to this topic!!!! When I think of this topic? 2 people come to mind immediately.
Elgin Baylor. The man was an absolute beast on the boards at 6-5 and he managed to average 13.5 rpg during his career with highs of 19.8 and 18.6.
The 2nd that comes to mind and my choice is Dennis Rodman.
Rodman was 6-7 and 210 pounds. He was undersized for the PF position but the man had a passion for boxing out and finding the ball after somebody missed a shot.
He led the League in rebounds per game from 1991-92 to 1997-98.
The Chosen Few said 06/13, 12:53 AM
Aah -so we meet again .
I see your two good rebounders accomphishments and once again I present my guys case .
1959-60 - 27.0 rpg
1960-61 - 27.2 rpg
1961-62 - 25.7 rpg
1962-63 - 24.3 rpg
1963-64 - 22.3 rpg
1964-65 - 22.9 rpg
1965-66 - 24.6 rpg
1966-67 - 24.2 rpg
1967-68 - 23.8 rpg
1968-69 - 21.1 rpg
1969-70 - 18.2 rpg
1970-71 - 18.2 rpg
1971-72 - 19.2 rpg
1972-73 - 18.6 rpg
career rebounds per game average 22.9
Dennis Rodman was good at rebounding for a man his size but unfortunately his stats like Elgin Baylor are no match for "The Big Dipper" .
Rodman was great at blocking out and never giving up on the ball and a nose defensive player , which will be my next TD greatest defensive player in any sport .
Elgin was Michael Jordan before MJ when it came to his offensive creativity , he had more moves than a belly dancer but he was not king of the boards .
The only player that comes close is the greatest winner ever Bill Russell had you used Russell you could have had a strong case but D-Rod and the Big E aren't even in the same league . Wilt average more rebounds a game in his 40's than Rodman in his prime .
DJRoxalot said 06/13, 06:57 PM
Wilt was 7-1 and 275 pounds.
He played against players like: 6-8 Jim Krebs, 6-9 Red Kerr, 6-6 Willie Naulls, 6-5 Johnny Green, 6-9 Ray Scott, 6-8 Wayne Embry, 6-9 Bill Russell, 6-9 Bob Pettit and 6-11 Walt Bellamy.
He played against a LOT OF players that were smaller than him.
Rodman (using his 1996-97 season) played against 6-9 Karl Malone, 6-10 Shawn Kemp,
6-10 Rasheed Wallace, 6-11 Kevin Garnett, 6-10 Danny Manning, 6-10 Joe Smith, 6-11 Christian Laettner, 6-9 Otis Thorpe, 6-9 Loy Vaught, 6-9 Antonio McDyess, 6-9 Shareef Abdur Rahim, 6-11 Dale Davis, 6-11 Vin Baker, 6-11 Marcus Camby, 6-11 PJ Brown, 6-8 Charles Oakley, 6-10 Horace Grant, 6-10 Chris Webber, 6-10 Jayson Williams, 6-10 Derrick Coleman,
At 6-7 Rodman was usually one of the shorter post players going after rebounds while Wilt dominated against inferior competition.
RODMAN GUARDED SHAQ!!!! 7-1 and 320 pounds. That is how much height and weight he was giving up sometimes.
His stats are no match? Well, lets see back when Wilt played there were like 20 more possessions per game, LEADING TO MORE MISSED SHOTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR REBOUNDS.
Like when we argued Wilt vs MJ.
The Chosen Few said 06/13, 09:04 PM
Besides Oakley KG, Webber, Camby , Malone, and Rodman was Kemp, Wallace, Smith, Laettner, Manning, Baker, Vaught, Brown, rebounders . A bunch of average and below average players aren't even in the same league as Walt Bellamy 6'11, Nate Thurmond 611',Darrall Imhoff 6'10, Felix 6'11, Dukes 7'0, Count 7'0, Halbrook 7'3, Moore 6'11, Niemann 7'0, Clyde Lee 6'10, Walt Wesley 6'11, Reggie Harding 7'0, Finkel 7'0 , even Kareem Jabbar who played against Wilt in 1969 was over 7'0 .
If you don't know how many big men played the game besides Russell and Wilt back in the 60's and 70's don't make bogus statements saying the guys they played against were 6'6 and under that's a lie and disrespect .
Just like in todays game the league has a few good big men but the game is mostly dominated by 6'7 and under players like in the 60's West, Cousy, Baylor, Big "O" , Hondo , the Jones boys from Boston and a lot of hustling get after it players . The old school guys played at the same major colleges but road the bus to games which had to uncomfortable , not private jets , the conditions and shoes are better for todays players . But Wilt's numbers don't lie he has no equal , Rodman was just average
DJRoxalot said 06/14, 10:53 AM
I picked out the centers in Wilt's 50ppg season!!!!
God, you are slow.
Rodman would have been just as good at rebounding back when Wilt played. He was 6-7 but he was quick and excellent at boxing players out. He would have posted Wilt-type numbers easily because there were around 20 more possessions per game.
More missed shots equals more rebounds to garner.
"Just like in todays game the league has a few good big men but the game is mostly dominated by 6-7 and under players like the in 60's West, Cousy, Baylor, Big "O",
Hondo, the Jones boys from Boston and a lot of hustling get after it players."
Lose track of the topic of the TD? It is rebounding.
Kevin Love averaged 15.2rpg this past season. Last I checked he is 6-10.
Howard averaged 4.1rpg. He hasn't shrunk much. He is still 6-11, if not 7 feet.
Zach Randolph averaged 12.2. He is 6-9.
Blake Griffin averaged 12.1rpg. He is 6-10.
Kris Humphries averaged 10.4rpg. He is 6-9.
Rodman was just average? LOL. Thanks, it is early. I needed that.
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