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  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos BACK OFF Barca - Bielsa's OURS

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    Coupla Blazer-related items in this:
     
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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.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    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.
     
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    Did they keep track of possessions back then?
     
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    Weren't there fewer possessions per minute because there was no shot clock?
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    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.
     
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    There was a 24 second shot clock when Wilt was playing.
     
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    Just by number or shots and other stats I'd think it could be calculated.
     
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    Rastapopoulos BACK OFF Barca - Bielsa's OURS

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    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...)
     
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    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.
     
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    Issue there is can you force someone to invest / set aside their own money?
     
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    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.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, when ZBO signed his huge deal with us, it was spread out over 20 years or something like that.
     
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    Seriously - where does it go?
     
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    I think # 2 gives it one dribble and then the film ends.
     
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    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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