Jump to content


Photo

Why are so many foreign 7 Footers so Damn soft


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Wolves United

Wolves United

    BALOTELLI

  • HN Journalists
  • 5,829 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

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

Posted Image

#2 OFFLINE   Swish

Swish

    ***NBA IN MTL***

  • Members
  • 33,972 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

*
POPULAR

Dirk doesn't post up? damn man -_- Most of his points Vs the Heat in the Finals were from post-moves. -_-
  • Thank Javale Im Atheist, The Future, Nashty and 2 others like this

demar_derozan_signature_by_egbdesign-d4z


#3 OFFLINE   Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

    :/

  • Global Moderators
  • 18,287 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

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.
  • The Future likes this

ite5ZtfN7zO2U.gif


#4 OFFLINE   Diamantidis is GOAT

Diamantidis is GOAT

    DA GAWD

  • HN Journalists
  • 8,358 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

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

Posted Image

Posted Image


#5 OFFLINE   TP9

TP9

  • Members
  • 6,815 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

Ibaka ain't soft

tumblr_n65475EdhP1rd27fwo1_400.gif


#6 OFFLINE   FryingPan

FryingPan

    Intimidation

  • Members
  • 1,930 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

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.

#7 OFFLINE   Abdul™

Abdul™

    I ain't a killer but don't push me

  • Members
  • 8,426 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

Brook Lopez isn't foreign...

#8 OFFLINE   TP9

TP9

  • Members
  • 6,815 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

also Noah isn't soft

tumblr_n65475EdhP1rd27fwo1_400.gif


#9 OFFLINE   TGIA

TGIA

    TGIA

  • Administrators
  • 18,912 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Dirk doesn't post up? LOL

colin-kaepernick-run.gif


#10 OFFLINE   SportsFan93

SportsFan93

    Frank Cornelius Jr. aka THE BOAT

  • Members
  • 19,584 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

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

Also Brook Lopez is not foreign lmao

#11 OFFLINE   Kill BeIl

Kill BeIl

    Ball hard D-waiters

  • Members
  • 3,176 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Brook Lopez is mixed with white and something else Lml

Pau Gasol belongs on that list.

tWAO9.png


#12 ONLINE   Kobes 5th Ring

Kobes 5th Ring

    =W=

  • Members
  • 5,406 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

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

#13 OFFLINE   The Future

The Future

    #RipCity #brehsquad

  • Global Moderators
  • 26,355 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

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...

bGmrLYl.gif


#14 ONLINE   MaverixFan

MaverixFan

    MFFL STRONG

  • Members
  • 4,484 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

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....

BeFunky_null_2.jpg.jpg

 

         DALLAS MAVERICKS 2014-2015


#15 OFFLINE   Jan_Sobieski™

Jan_Sobieski™

    #Polish- Slavic Swag

  • Members
  • 4,939 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

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

You never put a limit onto the Citizens.

 

melo-and-the-wonderful-knicks1.gif


#16 OFFLINE   Raza 10

Raza 10

    Purrrr

  • Members
  • 7,778 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

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

#17 OFFLINE   LeBron Said™

LeBron Said™

    3 Rings

  • Members
  • 8,393 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Pls tell me how Brook Lopez is foreign. L.EL

.2zzlx0j.jpg

#3Rings


#18 OFFLINE   Nashty

Nashty

    Suit up!

  • Members
  • 7,850 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

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.

N7C2V7E.gif

           tumblr_nbghjboTpN1trsario1_400.gif


#19 OFFLINE   TP9

TP9

  • Members
  • 6,815 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

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

tumblr_n65475EdhP1rd27fwo1_400.gif


#20 OFFLINE   Swish

Swish

    ***NBA IN MTL***

  • Members
  • 33,972 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

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 -_-

demar_derozan_signature_by_egbdesign-d4z





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users