Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s future Hall-of-Famer, has an interesting take on what it means to be a “thoroughbred bomber.” The former New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets legend recently shared his thoughts on some of the players he believes fall under this definition, including himself, of course.
“You can put them anywhere in the world, on any court, on any ball, in any basket and they will make a basket.”, Carmelo Anthony said, according to Overtime. “Allen Iverson is a bombshell, Tracy McGrady, JR Smith, Lou Will, Jamal Crawford, KD and myself.”.
“I love pure hoopers, guys that get to it. You can put them anywhere in the world, any court, any ball, any basket.”
Melo’s pure hoopers:
– ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 25, 2023
Players like Lou Williams, Jamal Crawford, and JR Smith, in particular, have been known throughout their careers for being able to come off the bench and get hot at a moment’s notice and create their own shot when the offense broke down.
McGrady, Durant, Iverson, and Anthony himself, on the other hand, were all more regarded as first options, lethal in both isolation baskets and team games.
Perhaps they did not all play the exact same style, given the vast differences in height and athleticism. However, all seven were considered, in their heyday, elite isolation scorers, capable of simply getting points.
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