Brian Shaw Rumors

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Brian Shaw: So one day I must have told him to get out of the way, and he challenged me to a game of H-O-R-S-E. To be honest, I can’t even remember what happened in the game. But the story grew and grew over the years. It started as him beating me in H-O-R-S-E, to him beating me in a game of one-on-one. It took on a life of its own. By the time Kobe got to the league and we were in the NBA Finals that first time in L.A., I had reporters coming up to me asking, with a straight face, “Did Kobe really take it to you in a game of one-on-one back in Italy?” I’m like, “What? He was 11. I was 22. Are you serious?” But that was the power of Kobe.
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But Shaw, who is in India to tip off NBA’s premier events the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals, is very impressed with what Curry and his boys have achieved so far. “Not taking away anything away from the fact that they are playing well and there is every possibility that they may set an NBA record if they win another 20 wins.” “But unlike the earlier days, the game today does not have dominant big men. Back in the days, there were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar then in my time there was Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Shaquille O’Neal. Now there is no big player like that and they (Warriors) can get away with playing small ball,” says Shaw.
“Showtime team has 6’9″ Magic playing point guard, 7’2″ Kareem playing centre. You cannot imagine Draymond Green (6’7″) of Warriors playing centre against the likes of Kareem or Hakeem or Shaq and getting away with it…” For the former Lakers man, Shaw is pained to see the state in which Lakers are right now.”You cannot be on top of your game all the time,” says Shaw. “But after Jerry Buss’s death three years ago, his son took over and he had a different philosophy and he did not want many of the former members of the Lakers staff in the team.”