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Why are so many foreign 7 Footers so Damn soft

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like they shoot instead of post up

  • Dirk (like it or not he's soft. He's great and a HOFer but he shoots not post up)
  • Brook Lopez
  • Bargs
  • etc

their are some tough ones though:

  • Nikola Pekovic
  • Marcin Gortat

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Brook Lopez ain't soft. Only player in the NBA averaging 18 points 7 boards & 2 blocks.

Have you seen Nikola Pekovic, Omer Asik, Varejao or Vucevic ball? Yea their soft all right, that's why two of the top 5 rebounders in the NBA are foreigners.

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You named 3 guys man. Go to Europe and check them out and tell me if there soft.

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Basically because in Europe they don't try to make big guys beasts like Howard(who is good as a defensive center,but sucks at shooting and doesn't have that great if not post moves,most of his points come from putbacks and pick and roll)but focus on fundamentals.That's what I think,take Dirk for example,all he did was shoot when he was younger,and then post moves,I can't recall him doing weight training or explosive training for your vertical and stuff.

Another thing,because a 7 footer doesn't play how you described,doesn't mean at all he is soft,it's just the different training ways that make em play different game.

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Brook Lopez isn't foreign...

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also Noah isn't soft

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Dirk doesn't post up and he's soft? Someone hasn't ever watched him play...

Also Brook Lopez is not foreign lmao

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Brook Lopez is mixed with white and something else Lml

Pau Gasol belongs on that list.

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LOL this has to be the biggest joke thread on HN. Lopez isn't foreign, Dirk posts up and Nikola Pekovoc being soft is the biggest joke I've ever heard.

Oh I read that wrong you said he was tough

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Basically because in Europe they don't try to make big guys beasts like Howard(who is good as a defensive center,but sucks at shooting and doesn't have that great if not post moves,most of his points come from putbacks and pick and roll)but focus on fundamentals.That's what I think,take Dirk for example,all he did was shoot when he was younger,and then post moves,I can't recall him doing weight training or explosive training for your vertical and stuff.

Another thing,because a 7 footer doesn't play how you described,doesn't mean at all he is soft,it's just the different training ways that make em play different game.

In a lot of ways, I agree with this post. In our team, we have centers doing guard drills. Hell even our coach who used to be a PF/C and played for Partizan during the time when Partizan won the Euro League with all those outstanding guys, they did everything. And some of those guys were wing players who happened to overgrew. Dirk was primary a SF in the league but became so tall that he couldn't play anymore at that position...

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Just because Dirk is known as a shooter, that doesn't mean he doesn't post up. Dirk isn't a spot up shooter that just sits in the corner at the three-point line... he creates his own shot and most of the time he posts up, then fades away. And the past 3-4 years he's been driving to the basket more and taking a lot of contact. Just because Dirk isn't a freak athlete, that doesn't make him "soft"

Watch this video and tell me Dirk is soft... keep in mind who's defending him on this shot....

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The strong dudes are all one thing...... SLAVIC. Stand up.

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In an African American dominated league, I guess white American men are considered foreign?

lol @ Brook being foreign

lol @ Dirk not posting up

lol @ not mentioning the tough European big men

lol @ not knowing the European game

lol @ this thread

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Dirk doesn't post up? damn man -_- Most of his points Vs the Heat in the Finals were from post-moves. -_-

I swear, that guy is the most ignorant user in this forum. IDK how is he still allowed to come on here.

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I swear, this guy is the most ignorant user in this forum. IDK how is he still allowed to come on this forum.

he's a troll

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I swear, this guy is the most ignorant user in this forum. IDK how is he still allowed to come on this forum.

And then people call me ignorant for making a mistake on Bynum not being an all-star -_-

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Dirk doesn't post up? That's weird..

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when your 7 FEET [expletive deleted] TALL its going to be hard to be strong.

you act like being 7 foot and strong is easy.

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Because European people are more finesse players. Why try to bang and bruise your way to the basket when you can just shoot over them with your length? It makes sense.

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