HoopsHype Bob McAdoo rumors
"It's hard to say," McAdoo said of it being assured Bosh eventually will join him in the Hall. "You don't know the credentials they're looking for. A lot of times, you never know. It's still too early." FOXSports Florida
Heat assistant Bob McAdoo, whose daughter, Rasheeda played in the U.S. Junior Open, said he believes OKC will be more formidable than #Lakers. Despite the buzz about the Lakers adding Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, McAdoo expects to see the Thunder again in The Finals. "We got to get there but I still feel OKC is the team to beat in the West,’’ the Hall of Famer said. “Everyone’s talking about how they got better but I still think (OKC) is the team to beat. They’re still young and got experience of a championship series.’’ Sulia
"Trust me, he has made me aware of that," Howard said. "How, when Kevin Durant first entered the league, a coach -- it was [Thunder assistant] Maurice Cheeks -- came up to McAdoo and made sure that Kevin Durant was right there with him. Cheeks said, 'You remind me of this man right here, Bob McAdoo.' NBA.com
"You could say I was Kevin Durant before Kevin Durant," McAdoo said before the 2012 Finals shifted to south Florida. "A lot of people now, the new fans, they don't know the NBA from the '70s and '80s. They didn't see me play. But a lot of the old-timers, I've had them tell me that." NBA.com
Said Durant on Monday: "Well, that's before my time a little bit, but I heard a lot of stories about Mac, and how great a player he was. People compare me to him. He had such a great career that it's a little too early for that. Hopefully I can be as good a player he was." NBA.com
Both were drafted second overall, were named Rookie of the Year and won three scoring titles at a young age. “He reminds me exactly of me,” McAdoo said Monday, sitting courtside at Chesapeake Energy Arena on the eve of Game 1 of The Finals. “His game is basically the same, except he’s got much deeper range than me. I didn’t grow up with the 3-point line. But he’s a carbon copy.” Oklahoman
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