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Published: Monday, Jan. 6 2014 9:20 p.m. MST

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Bountiful, UT

This is just a coach trying to instill confidence in his young shooting tandem. He knows they aren't the best of all time. He's just trying to pump them up.

Plus, Jackson has an ax to grind against Utah. He was a cancer to the team when he was here and was not beloved at all.

West Jordan, Utah

Stockton was a very good shooter and in crunch time he was locked in, but he wasn't an all time great shooter. Yes, his FG% was fantastic but he took higher percentage shots and his overall volume of shots was less than needed for a big time shooter and scorer.

Hornacek and Stockton made a great back court. Hornacek was the better shooter despite Stockton possessing the better percentage.

Nevertheless, Stockton was one of the best all around players I have ever seen. He could shoot, handle the rock, set up and run the offense, dish out assists in high volume, play gritty, D up people, play passing lanes, make steals, dive all over the floor, never back down from a challenge, and be as durable for 20 years as anyone who ever played the game.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

Would agree with joe5.
There were many rule changes because of "Wilt the stilt." I don't think anyone will score 100 points in a game at that level.. For those of us who saw the players that joe mentioned it was a real treat I also liked Frazier of the Knicks..

South Jordan, UT

Little Andy: I wish some of these young victims of today's media carnival could have seen those greats. And wilt was the greatest:
- Four MVPs
- 13 All Star appearance in 14 seasons (missed 1970 when he only played 12 games all year)
- League leader in rebounds 11 times and career leader (finished second two other times)
- League leader in points 7 times
- League leader in assists in 1967-1968 (has any other center every led the league in assists?)
- League leader in FG% 9 times
- In 1961-62, he averaged 50.4 ppg (astonishing!!)

I loved Frazier as well. Being a Rockets fan in the San Diego Sports Arena, I didn't get to see the eastern teams as often but I remember Frazier well. Tremendously skilled but what impressed me was the command he exuded over both teams. All nine players seemed to move at his command like chess pieces. You don't capture that in the stats.

I remember very well that I hated one eastern player. It was particularly bad when I was listening on the radio. "Sloan rebounds." "Sloan scores." "Sloan drives." "Sloan fouls." "Sloan passes." I heard his name at least twice as much as anybody else's. I hated him.

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