You don't have to be 7'0 to be center. You are really dumb if you believe that.
Lol Bill Russel wasn't Hakeem either. Bill was with him on the defensive end but not on offense. Bill was an average to below average offense player at best.
Dwight was 24 or 25 when he went to the finals. He did not have the supporting cast that Kobe had. It was team defense that stopped Dwight. Not "true 7 footers". He dropped 23/21 on those "true 7 footers" last year.
Hakeem was 30 when he first got to the finals so it is little different. Hakeem had more experience and a better supporting cast.
Dwight may not be a Hakeem but their career stats aren't that far a part and Dwight hasn't even reached his prime yet.
Dwight: 18.4 ppg 13 rpg 1.5apg 2.2bpg on 57% shooting
Hakeem: 21.8 ppg 11rpg 2.5 apg 3.1 bpg on 51% shooting
Here we go with the career stat crap. Take Hakeems last two or three years when he barley played and was like 100 years old out of that. The real stat is 2 rings and he consistantly kicked Shaq's and everyone elses ass. When it counted Dwight averaged 15 points pg in the finals. No GREAT center choked that bad in the finals at any stage of their career. NOT ONE!! If you want to go to stats, find out what Hakeem averaged in the finals. I guess you believe Dwight was a good as Kareem also because their CAREER stats are similar. And the FG%??? Are you serious?? I guess so, when Dwight never takes a jump shot. Again, Dwight is not even close to Hakeem's class. Like Kobe told Kyrie, "You better watch some tape" By the way, your prime years are between the ages of 24 and 29. By the way Google Boy. I actually watched Wilt play, not YouTube. I know this, you may not have to be 7 Foot to be a great center but it damn sure doesn't hurt. Ewing, Gilmore, Jabbar, Wilt, Robinson, Shaq, Walton, Cartwright, Webster, Sampson, Willis, I think I should stop because it would take you all day to GOOGLE what I know from memory
Edited by lakersince75, December 11, 2012 - 07:15 PM.