Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Jun 7, 2020.
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I don’t understand how Harden has the greatest scoring rate of all time. Chamberlain averaged 50 ppg in a season.
It's per-100 possessions. Chamberlain played a ridiculous number of minutes per game at a time when there was many more possessions per minute--the scoring rates imply that if Chamberlain played the same number of minutes and possessions as Harden, he'd score less.
Did they keep track of possessions back then?
Weren't there fewer possessions per minute because there was no shot clock?
I'm actually not sure if they have those numbers, but I've always read that the environment in the 1960s was the fastest paced in the history of the game.
There was a 24 second shot clock when Wilt was playing.
Just by number or shots and other stats I'd think it could be calculated.
1. Here's where Wilt's crappy FT% really hurts him
2. Of course they didn't have a three pointer then (not that it would have affected Wilt...)
Allen Iverson to Receive $32M Trust Fund in 10 Years as Part of Reebok Contract
The NBA and NBPA really need to increase the retirement for players. This structure for Reebok might be a good model.
There should never be NBA athletes that made over $20 million and end up decades later totally broke. Have a way of setting aside a couple million of that and it can be a comfortable retirement no matter what stupid decision, fraud, addiction, mental health, etc a player does.
I know the NBA started some of this in 2011, they just need to expand that.
Issue there is can you force someone to invest / set aside their own money?
You'd probably have to structure annual contracts like the lottery: take 50% of it now, or 10% of it each year spread over 10 years.
If I'm not mistaken, when ZBO signed his huge deal with us, it was spread out over 20 years or something like that.
Seriously - where does it go?
I think # 2 gives it one dribble and then the film ends.
Yeah you are right. I was thinking of the slow pace in college ball for some reason. Hard to believe it started in 1954.
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