Talk:Shawn Bradley

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i think this guy is one of the most unde players ever, i'm not saying that Bradley is an spectacular player, but he's not as bad as the people think he is

  • I completely disagree. I absolutely do not think he's ove , but he's not that unde . He doesn't get enough respect, but he doesn't deserve much more. -- Kicking222 01:54, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Shawn Bradley has to be the player who is on the most posters ever. Unfortunately, none of the posters are his, he is always the one getting dunked on by someone else. For being a #2 pick, he never did pan out. Sgthone12b 20 June 2006, 09:33 MDT

How can you do something for 2 years at the age of 19? Did he stop getting older?

In a peice of totally un-interesting to most, non-encyclopeadiatic trivia, when he was in Australia he lived for a short while in the house next to me when I was growing up. Trialex 00:32, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

fine?[edit]

Why would he get fined for being knocked to the ground?

It's like if you were in a fight in school, doesn't matter who started it, you both get in trouble. Recury 17:49, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

In Defense of Shawn Bradley[edit]

For those who think that Shawn Bradley was only a shot blocker with no all around game.

For those who think that Shawn Bradley could never compare to the best basketball players of his time.

I invite you to read the article and then attempt to explain how Shawn Bradley produced outstanding statistics that no other player has been able to duplicate in the last 24 NBA seasons.

Keep in mind 30 teams x 82 games x 5 starters x 24 seasons = over 250,000 opportunities for the best basketball players in the world to attempt to match or exceed Bradley's numbers.

And yet, not a single player has been able to do it.

By the way, Bradley produced 6 triple doubles with two of those being recorded in consecutive games.

Bradley's 6 triple doubles are more than Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and Dwight Howard combined.

On April 7 1998, Bradley recorded 22 points, 22 rebounds, attempted 10 free throws, and made every free throw.

In the last 24 NBA seasons, no other center has matched or exceeded those numbers in a single game.

Notice that I did not mention the 13 shots that Bradley blocked that game.

Simply 22 points, 22 rebounds, and 10 for 10 from the line.

30 teams x 82 games x 1 starting center x 24 seasons = over 50,000 opportunities for the best centers in the world to match or exceed Bradley's numbers.

Yet not a single center, Dream Team or not, has been able to do it.

In fact, Bradley's performance on April 7 1998, 22 points, 22 rebounds, 13 blocked shots, 10 free throw attempts, and 10 free throws made was not as a starter, rather he came off the bench.

For a reserve, that performance is about as incredible as Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point performance.

What does that say about Shawn Bradley?

The clear conclusion is that Shawn Bradley had tremendous talent, and was inconsistent over his career.

Some of this was due to injuries, and some of this was not.

Regardless, Bradley's numbers are not likely to be matched any time soon.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradley Stats (talkcontribs) 19:39, 4 July 2010 (UTC) 

Most dunked on man of all time[edit]

There must be some way to incorporate into the article a mention of how frequently and viciously this man Shawn Bradley was dunked on. He was like a big bulls-eye week in and week out, with every high-flier on every opposing team looking to get on Sportscenter by jamming on him. A Youtube montage of the guy getting dunked on lasts like 20 minutes and features some very non-prolific names. He blocked a lot of shots but very rarely did he stop a dunk, and he is really known for it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.218.85.127 (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Balanced View[edit]

Wikipedia is supposed to present a balanced, sourced view on any biography. While Bradley may have posted certain statistical figures which are stellar (triple doubles, blocks, etc.), his overall averages over his career clearly establish him as a middle of the road center clearly not worthy of being the second pick in the NBA draft. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mannycastaneda (talkcontribs) 17:38, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

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