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  • Legacy League match 14 Apollo vs Maury

    The legacy league was created to pit teams drafted by fellow RR members against each other and allow the general RR populous to vote on who would win this winner take all, single elimination game if all players were at their peak performance.

    Each team drafted a 10 man roster. Each team provided a gameplan justification as to why they believe they should get your vote. Each team is allowed 1 post for "in game adjustments." The role of RR community is simple, vote for who you believe should win. Post justification if you want (encouraged) and weigh the pros and cons for all to see, but ultimately, your vote decides who will win this tournament of legends.

    Apollo vs Maury


    PG - Steph Curry, 3x All-Star, 2x MVP
    (2015-16 GSW Season: 30.1 PPG, 4.6 REB, 6.7 AST, 2.1 STL, 31.5 PER)

    SG - Dominique Wilkins, 9x All-Star, HOF
    (1985-86 ATL Season: 30.3 PPG, 7.9 REB, 2.6 AST, 1.8 STL, 0.6 BLK, 23.3 PER)

    SF - Rick Barry, 12x All-Star, Finals MVP, ROY, HOF
    (1974-75 GSW Season: 30.6 PPG, 4.6 REB, 6.2 AST, 2.9 STL, 23.5 PER)

    PF - Karl Malone, 14x All-Star, 2x MVP, HOF
    (1989-90 UTA Season: 31.0 PPG, 11.1 REB, 2.8 AST, 1.5 STL, 0.6 BLK, 27.2 PER)

    C - Shaquille O'Neal, 15x All-Star, 1x MVP, 3x Finals MVP, ROY, HOF
    (1999-00 LAL Season: 29.7 PPG, 13.6 REB, 3.8 AST, 0.5 STL, 3.0 BLK, 30.6 PER)

    6 - Mitch Richmond[/B], 6x All-Star, ROY, HOF
    (1996-97 SAC Season: 25.9 PPG, 3.9 REB, 4.2 AST, 1.5 STL, 21.6 PER)

    7 - DeMarcus Cousins, 2x NBA All-Star
    (2015-16 SAC Season: 26.9 PPG, 11.5 REB, 3.3 AST, 1.6 STL, 1.4 BLK, 23.6 PER)

    8 - Tony Parker, 5x All-Star, Finals MVP
    (2008-09 SAS Season: 22.0 PPG, 3.1 REB, 6.9 AST, 0.9 STL, 23.4 PER)

    9 - Klay Thompson, 2x All-Star
    (2015-16 GSW Season: 22.1 PPG, 3.8 REB, 2.1 AST, 0.8 STL, 18.6 PER)

    10 - LaMarcus Aldridge, 5x All-Star
    (2013-14 POR Season: 23.2 PPG, 11.1 REB, 2.6 AST, 0.9 STL, 1.0 BLK, 21.8 PER)

    They lack shooting from their big men and so we'll clog the paint and force their guards and wings, who like to take it inside, to settle for the jumper.

    I know what people are thinking: "Nique is a SF, he can't play SG". Well, Jordan and Nique were usually put on each other when the Bulls faced the Hawks and Nique always stood up for the challenge, he's the best matchup I have for Jordan. Meanwhile Barry is one of the best point forwards the game has ever seen and so we'll have two really strong ball handlers and passers on the floor. Also, Maury is tremendously undersized in the paint. We're gonna hammer them inside all night long with Shaq and Mailman throwing around their weight. We have great shooters waiting on the perimeter if they need to kick it out.

    Its gonna be a rough contest

    Maury Lineup

    PGIsiah Thomas - 21.3 PPG, 11.3 APG, 2.3 SPG (84-85), 12x All Star, 2x NBA Champion, Finals MVP, 5x All NBA, 3x All NBA 1st Team

    SGMichael Jordan - 33.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 6.3 APG, 2.8 SPG, .376 3P% (89-90), DPOY, 14x All Star, 5x MVP, 6x NBA Champion, 6x Finals MVP, 9x All Defensive, 11x All NBA

    SFJulius Erving - 27.4 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 2.3 SPG, 2.5 BPG, .395 3P% (74-75), 3x ABA MVP, 1x NBA MVP, 16x All Star, 3x Champion, 13x All NBA/ABA, 1st team All Defence

    PFBob Pettit - 31.1 PPG, 18.7 RPG, 3.7 APG, .450 FG%, (61-62), 11x All Star 2x MVP, NBA Champion, 11x All-NBA

    CYao Ming - 25.0 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 2.0 APG, .516 FG%, .862 FT%, 8.6 FTA, 8x All-Star, 5x All-NBA


    Derrick Rose - 25.0 PPG, 7.7 APG, .445 FG%, .332 3P% (10-11), 3x All Star, Youngest MVP in league history, All-NBA 1st team

    Sidney Moncrief - 19.8 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.7 SPG (81-82) 22.6 PER (82-83), 5x All Star, 2x DPOY, 5x All Defence, 5x All NBA,

    Glen Rice - 26.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG, .470 3P%, .477 FG%, 0.9 SPG (96-97), 3x All Star, NBA Champion, 2x All-NBA

    Chris Webber - 27.1 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.7 BPG, (00,01) 5x All Star,
    5x All NBA

    Bill Walton - 18.6 PPG, 14.4 RPG, 3.2 BPG, 5.0 APG, 24.8 PER (76-77) 2x All Star, NBA MVP, 2x NBA Champion, Finals MVP, 2x All Defensive 1st team, 2x All NBA, 6MOY.

    My primary adjustment will be to start Yao Ming at center. He has the size and physicality to beat Shaq, and he averages more rebounds per game in games between the two at 10.5 to 9.6 respectively. Yao was also 7-6 against Shaq all time. Apollo can not guard any of my backcourt players. Isiah thomas would shut steph curry down, while scoring at will on him on the other side of the floor. In this game, my team would primarily run iso plays for Isiah, Jordan or Erving, who all have incredible one on one abilities. If doubled, they are all excellent passers and can find the open man. Derrick Rose would dominate this game off the bench, and sidney moncrief can come in to shut down opposing guards. My backcourt would shut down Apollo’s, we have length and defensive advantages at each of these positions.

    In Game Adjustments - Coming Soon!

    So RR faithful, who wins this game?

    The poll is expired.

    Heir, Prince of Cambridge

    If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

  • #2
    Maury has the perimeter advantage but Apollo the interior.

    Hard to believe that Bob Petit (205 lbs) would be able to bang with Malone (250 lbs) down low; but like the Yao adjustment to Shaq.

    Interesting match up.
    Heir, Prince of Cambridge

    If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.


    • #3
      I'll wait until tonight to vote to see if we get any adjustments. This one is tight for me.


      • #4
        Joey wrote: View Post
        I'll wait until tonight to vote to see if we get any adjustments. This one is tight for me.
        I was gonna do my adjustments after Apollo but I guess I'm gonna have to go first. I'll have it down in a couple hours probably.


        • #5
          I see the scoreboard right now and I'm in the lead. Steady as she goes if I'm winning.

          I will of course counter adjust if need be.


          • #6
            Legacy League match 14 Apollo vs Maury

            Apollo wrote: View Post
            I see the scoreboard right now and I'm in the lead. Steady as she goes if I'm winning.

            I will of course counter adjust if need be.
            I'm pretty sure this counts as your adjustment ... Haha


            • #7
              Bob Pettit was the original stretch four who was an offensive beast, so i don't see that matchup as such a negative for my team. Nique could never beat Jordan so I like my chances with Jordan vs Dominique. Again Apollo can't guard my guys one on one. Curry, Nique and Barry will get shut down by my guys.


              • #8
                Timeout. Adjustment:

                In comparison to Malone, Pettit is small, weak and unathletic. It's good that Maury doesn't know this, as he admits himself, because well exploit the hell out of it. On defense we'll move to a zone scheme and stop the dribble penetration, again making the point of least resistance settling for the jumper.


                • #9
                  This one was also REAL close for me ... but it came down to Isiah Thomas locking up Curry and Jordan being Jordan. Maury has the bodies besides Pettit to at least pester Apollos bigs, but Apollo can't really match up with Thomas and Jordan.

                  Great matchup though guys.