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George Gervin Vs Dominique Wilkins!!

George Gervin Vs Dominique Wilkins

By Kevin Bertalotto

Scoring/shooting George Gervin Dominique Wilkins
1973-1986 Gervin
1983-1999 Nique
  • 25.1ppg
  • 9.8/19.4 FGAs = .504
  • 5.4/6.4 FTs = 84%
  • .564 True shooting %
  • 3 official 30pt seasons
  • Shot 50% in 6 different seasons
  • 24.8ppg
  • 9.3/20.1 FGAs = .461
  • 5.6/6.9 FTs = 81%
  • .536 True shooting %
  • 2 official 30pt seasons
  • Never shot 50% for 1 season.

Comments: The difference isn’t very far apart, but considering Gervin was more efficient, not to mention played 2 less minutes per game, had a  slightly lower FGA avg, I would give the edge to The Iceman.

Rebounding George Gervin Dominique Wilkins
1973-1986 Gervin
1983-1999 Wilkins
  • 5.3 rpg
  • 1.7 off rebs
  • 3.6 def rebs
  • 8.2 reb %
  • 6.7 rpg
  • 2.8 off rebs
  • 3.9 def rebs
  • 10.4 reb %

Thoughts: Both have played with some good rebounding big men but it is clear the more athletic Nique was the better rebounder.

Passer George Gervin Dominique Wilkins
1973-1986 Gervin
1983-1999 Wilkins
  • 2.6 apg
  • 3 tovs
  • 29.6 usage rate
  • 12.2 ast %
  • 2.5 apg
  • 2.5 tovs
  • 30.3 usage rate
  • 12.1 ast %

Comments: Neither’s role were to be a playmaker, having said that I would call it a tie.

Advanced stats George Gervin Dominique Wilkins
1973-1986 Gervin
1983-1999 Wilkins
  • 21.4 PER
  • 32.2 VORP
  • 116.3 win shares
  • 87.7 OWS
  • 28.6 DWS
  • 111 ORTG
  • 106 DRTG
  • 21.6 PER
  • 41.8 VORP
  • 117.5 win shares
  • 82.3 OWS
  • 35.2 DWS
  • 112 ORTG
  • 108 DRTG

Thoughts: As close as it is, Nique had a slight lead in 5 categories to Gervin’s 2 giving The Human Highlight Film the edge.

Playoffs George Gervin Dominique Wilkins
84 games by Gervin
56 games by Wilkins
  • 26.5ppg
  • 10.2/20.4 = 50%
  • 6.9rpg
  • 2.9apg
  • 3.1 tovs
  • 3.5 PF
  • 25.4ppg
  • 9.2/21.4 = 43%
  • 6.7rpg
  • 2.6apg
  • 2.7 tovs
  • 2.2 PF

Comments: Not by a large margin but still George Gervin bested Wilkins in several major categories, but what really got me was the 8% difference in field goal percentage.

Comparison

NBA rings: Both none

ASG: Both 9x all stars

All NBA team: Both 7x

Scoring leader: Gervin 4x, DW 1x

Conclusion

Both have a good case on why one was better than the other, but personally I would only have The Iceman over The Human Highlight Film since he was the superior scorer in his time than Nique was in his, not to mention George  was more efficient. What are your thoughts? Who would you take?

Top 5 Kawhi Leonard performances as a Spur

Top 5 kawhi leonard performances as a Spur

Yup, it’s true, Kawhi has been traded to TOR, although I’m not a Spurs fan, I will miss watching him play for them, so here are his top 5 games with San Antonio.

  1. At home vs the 2017 Timberwolves, Kawhi had an excellent all around performance of 34 points (18 in 4th Q plus OT), 10 rebs, 5 dimes and stole the ball 6x. Wkawhi-vs-wolves

  2. After losing Game 1 at home to the 2017 Rockets, Kawhi redeemed the Spurs by scoring 34 points on 13/16 shooting, grabbed 8 rebs, dished out 6 assists and stripped the ball 3x. W4d24c8555a932f53a52b182515126601

  3. Once again against the 2017 Rockets but this time in the regular season, Leonard dropped 39 points which 19 came in the 4th Q, collected 6 rebs, assisted on 5 shots and got the 2 point win. W

    Houston Rockets v San Antonio Spurs

  4. During the first round facing the Memphis Grizzlies, “The Klaw” was amazing scoring 43 points, gobbled 7 rebounds, dished out 8 assists, had 24 points in the 4th Q and OT but still lost by 2. L

    Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

  5. At Denver in 2015, Mr. Leonard did it all scoring 25 points on 11/18 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, assisted on 6 shots, stole the ball 4x and blocked 5 shots. Wkawhi-leonard-dribble-nuggets

What are your favorite Kawhi Leonard Memories and what do you think about the trade??

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Top 5 Tony Parker performances as a Spur

Top 5 Tony Parker performances as a Spur

Note: Although I was a bit disappointed he left San Antonio, he will still be one of my favorite point guards, he’s one of those players who should be respected by all NBA fans.

  1. On the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves back in 2008, Tony Parker had a career high of 55 points (21 in 4th Q/OT) on 22/36 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 10 assists, this was just enough to get the 4 point win in double overtime. W untitled.png
  2. Once again in 2008 Tony had played very well but this time it was in the playoffs vs the Suns. With a chance to take a commanding  3-0 lead Parker dropped 41 points on 17/26 shooting, collected 5 rebounds, assisted on 12 shots as well, this helped San Antonio win by 16. W 82222320.jpg
  3. At Atlanta facing Joe Johnson’s Hawks in 2009, TP outplayed everyone by scoring 41 points on 18/25 shooting, pulled down 3 rebs and dropped 10 dimes along with a 10 point win. W untitled.png
  4. Versus the 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder in San Antonio, Mr. Parker scored 42 points on 16/29 shooting, grabbed 3 rebounds, had 9 assists as well as a 11 point win. W Tony+Parker+Manu+Ginobili+Oklahoma+City+Thunder+kzGiwpuQwyHl
  5. Going up against the rivals Dallas Mavericks in 2009, TP dropped 43 points on 18/29 shooting, collected 5 rebounds, assisted on 3 shots and stole the ball 4x, unfortunately that wasn’t enough to get the W. WTony+Parker+Dirk+Nowitzki+Dallas+Mavericks+g2swichic-Wl.jpg

 

What’s your favorite Tony Parker memory??