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Flying Tiger
04-13-2001, 12:18 AM
I know that most of the threads lately have been about what to do at the center position. This isn't one of those. This is for eveyone that hates Bradley with the same passion as I. I just though ya'll might have something to say.

04-13-2001, 12:21 AM
I appreciate this opportunity to voice my displeasure with this big goofball. Every time I see him on the court, I feel ill. I feel like our lead is going to suddenly vanish right before my very eyes.

Ok, enough of this analysis stuff, in simple terms, SHAWN BRADLEY SUCKS!!! Complete waste of height!!!

Flying Tiger
04-13-2001, 12:24 AM
Well said!i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

04-13-2001, 12:25 AM
Woooooooooo! Shawn Bradley rocks!


We love you Shawn!

04-13-2001, 12:28 AM
You Bradley fans are psychos i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

Hey guys, don't forget to head over to the lounge and vote in the new poll: who is the dirtiest player in the NBA?

04-13-2001, 12:38 AM
Already done...


04-13-2001, 12:41 AM
Brigham Young '94!


Big Number 44 in name, Big Number 1 in blocks per forty-eight minutes!

04-13-2001, 12:42 AM
I think Evilmav's logging in and using Mavinator's user acct i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

04-13-2001, 12:45 AM

Recorded his first career triple-double, with 19 points, 17 rebounds, and 11 blocked shots, against the Washington Bullets on 3/14/96 Became the first player in NBA history to record double-figure blocks in consecutive games on two separate occasions (3/14 and 3/16/96, 4/17 and 4/19/96) In 1994-95, set a Philadelphia 76ers' franchise-record for most blocked shots in a single season with 274 Set career-highs in points (28), rebounds (22) and blocks (9) against the Los Angeles Clippers on 11/18/95 Named to the 1994 NBA All-Rookie Second Team Participated in the 1994 Schick Rookie Game during All-Star Weekend CAREER TRANSACTIONS Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (second pick overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. Traded with Greg Graham and Tim Perry to the New Jersey Nets for Derrick Coleman, Rex Walters, and Sean Higgins on 11/30/95. Traded by the New Jersey Nets with Ed O'Bannon, Robert Pack and Khalid Reeves to the Dallas Mavericks for Sam Cassell, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, George McCloud and Eric Montross on 2/17/97. PERSONAL Was born in West Germany while his father, Reiner, was stationed in the military He is an Eagle Scout Enjoys baseball, water skiing and horseback riding Likes listening to country music

04-13-2001, 01:02 AM
"The place where Bradley’s height comes in handy is on defense, and there’s little doubt that Bradley has always been – and remains – one of the best shot blockers in the league. On a per-minute basis, nobody in the league comes close. " -Gary Adornato

Shawn's Over-Tall and Underrated (http://www.dallasbasketball.com/morestories.asp?id=564&NAV=10)

04-13-2001, 01:06 AM
Bradley MVP Baby... That's all you have to say...

04-13-2001, 01:12 AM
Incidentally DJ, Mavinator is my little bro in Dallas... We just happen to share the same enlightened opinions concerning Mr. Bradley...

04-13-2001, 01:27 AM
Now that was some good advice, Evilmav...

04-13-2001, 01:29 AM
Bradley to put it in the barest form.....hes a bitch. I mean as long as he's a Maverick I will root for him along with other members of the team. But this guy couldnt play for me.....Shawn's game has not noticebly improved since he came into the NBA. His weaknesses were STRENGTH,MENTAL TOUGHNESS,POOR HANDS........Well those were said in 93.........Well we go into the time machine 8 yrs ...& what are his weaknesses ...STRENGTH,MENTAL TOUGHNESS, & POOR HANDS. He has trouble catching in traffic ... not to mention he does fundamental things wrong. Like he gets a rebound, he brings it down below his waist ...so others can swipe,hack at the ball. Which in most cases they pry the ball away from him. Im telling u he will be the same Shawn in 2007 as in 2001. The advent of the Zone coming to the NBA next year "may" allow him some success.........But dont count on it ..


04-13-2001, 02:03 AM
I can honestly say I lost all desire to cheer or root for Bradley when he was outrebounded 3 times by a player who was over a foot taller than him. When Tony Delk got 3 boards in a row over him, I washed my hands of the situation. This may be a whole lot of Corona talking, but I truly hope that he is gone in the offseason, because he is doing nothing for this team. He can't score, he can block (I'll give him that), he is a 7 foot Six olaf in the middle who couldn't hit a lay up if you paid him (Cuban has proved this correct, he does pay him after all). Until we get a legit center in the middle, besides a young Booth( Wang is a Small Forward, hate to tell all of you), we will never, ever contend for a title.

The Crippler
04-13-2001, 02:08 AM
screw the mantis... get rid of his ass!!!!!!!

04-13-2001, 08:09 AM
>>>Big Number 1 in blocks per forty-eight minutes! <<<

I hate that per 48 minute stat. He couldn't get 48 minutes 'cause he averages 3.2 FOULS per game and he only plays 24.5 MINUTES per game. He's nothing but a spare.

04-13-2001, 09:11 AM
Well I've voiced my opinions. We have a solid center at BEST. He will never be better than he is now so we'll have to live with it if he stays. However it would be STUPID to sign him for more than $4mil a year, a complete waste of money.

04-13-2001, 09:46 AM
shawn bradley is more important to the teams success than mica finley

04-13-2001, 09:48 AM
don't worry..that was just shock value

but, if bradley is playing well..the mavs are a much better team (everyone has to admit that)...it just sucks that we've had a couple weeks of consistent pathetic play from him

04-13-2001, 10:36 AM
well like I said, we'll go far in the playoffs if he plays well. If he doesn't it will be a quick playoffs. It's not that Fin and Dirk can't do it for us, but we need low post defense and rebounding, and that's what Bradley has to give us.

04-13-2001, 10:46 AM
howard is going to have to show up with some defense and rebounding ..and so is bradley...

04-13-2001, 04:06 PM
The Bradley Era is dawning... Make fun of him while you can, because nest year he is going to burn down the league baby...


Ranks #3 in the NBA in Blocks Per Game(2.78)
Ranks #1 in the NBA in Blocks(217.0)
Ranks #10 in the NBA in Defensive Rebounds Per 48 Minutes(10.5)
Ranks #12 in the NBA in Rebounds Per 48 Minutes(14.3)
Ranks #1 in the NBA in Blocks Per 48 Minutes(5.45)

04-13-2001, 04:13 PM
Bradley would lead the league in blocks if he were given just 33 minutes per games- he doesn't need 48!


Nobody appreciates the man any more because he's had a few bad games in a row... I don't see posts around here dedicated to the hatred of Steve Nash or Howard Eisley, who are in similar slumps... Give him time. The man will come around to his normal self...

04-13-2001, 04:14 PM
Oh man, crazy timing...

04-13-2001, 10:10 PM
Bradley must have read this thread, because this Sacramento game was a good old-fashioned ass-kicking by the Stormin' Mormon...

Flying Tiger
04-13-2001, 11:25 PM
I must agree that he played fairly good D for a man that is 7'6". But with his height, he should have no trouble putting up those numbers nightly.

04-13-2001, 11:29 PM
Flying Tiger- you might read that article I linked to... Bradley's height does not mean he has a basketball body and should dominate the game in every way- that is just the typical crap that every fan says about Bradley without really understanding how difficult playing in the NBA is.

04-14-2001, 12:44 PM
From the DMN, on the league wide fears of Bradley and the zone...

"But after one month, you could see they were not going to be administered the way they were conceived," Dick Motta recalls. "I have the same fear with this three-second rule."

The fear then would be that, say, the modern-day Mavericks would station Shawn Bradley in the paint as a goalie, as Rudy T. likes to call Big Shawn, forcing teams to get their points from outside. In an era where outside shooting has never been worse.

"Players," Motta said, "are going to have to learn how to shoot an 18-foot jump shot."


Maybe the dream should have shot one before this picture was taken...

Flying Tiger
04-14-2001, 01:24 PM
I know that it's tough to play in the NBA, but when you're 7'6" it's not that hard to stick your hands above every one else's and grab the ball.

04-14-2001, 01:35 PM
And that's why he's the best shotblocker in the league...

Go Big Shawn!

04-14-2001, 01:46 PM
He should get a lot more rebounds IMO

04-14-2001, 01:53 PM
Shawn Bradley has the highest rebound-per-minute average on the Mavs, and he has hovered in the top ten of the league all year...

04-14-2001, 01:54 PM

There is one reason and one reason only that we beat the Kings last night, and his name is Shawn Bradley. I dare say he dominated the Kings.

Bradley: 30 minutes, 15 boards, 5 blocks, 8 points, 1 TO.

Bradley loves you. Why do you hate Bradley? Is it because his gangly body makes you uncomforatble?


04-14-2001, 01:56 PM
Hmmmmm... More rebounds?

Ranks #10 in the NBA in Defensive Rebounds Per 48 Minutes(10.5)
Ranks #12 in the NBA in Rebounds Per 48 Minutes(14.3)

Also, on the subject of criticism of (future retired) #44, Bradley haters cannot dispute the fact that he is the best running 7-6 player in the history of the game... He is also the best pure shotblocker to grace an NBA roster since the "Man Mountain" Mark Eaton thundered in Salt Lake city... Mavericks fans should really pause for a moment before criticising Big Shawn, and try to realize just how lucky we are to be in a position to keep Bradley on our roster for the next 7-10 years... The future all time leading shotblocker in NBA history will retire a Maverick...

The Man Mountain Thundering

04-14-2001, 01:59 PM
he still sucks

04-14-2001, 02:01 PM
In1994 Dikembe Mutombo set an NBA record with 31 blocks in a 5-game series against Seattle...


Guess who's breaking that record this year?

04-14-2001, 02:02 PM
If my boy Muresan were still in the league..


04-14-2001, 02:04 PM
We had Gheorghe in training camp (he played in France this year)... Just imagine the beautiful dream of Muresan and Bradley enforcing the interior...

04-14-2001, 02:06 PM
Hales - I think Divac and Webber are applying ice-packs to their rectums this morning after their date with Bradley last night. I bet you if you asked them their opinion, they would not agree with your "Bradley just sucks" statement. You know the stats, you've seen the dominance. The only rational explanation I can think of for your hatred is the fact that you find Bradley's warped body strangely attractive. Put aside your homophobic fears, be comfortable in your heterosexualness and root on Bradley like the rest of us.


04-14-2001, 02:12 PM
The Stickman can probably beat someone to death with his..err stick i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif Ok maybe that's crossing the lines a bit i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif

04-14-2001, 02:20 PM
Playoff Heroics are coming. Bradley haters keep on hating... He is going to shock the world in about a weeks time...

04-14-2001, 04:39 PM

Bradley needs to notch 5 more blocked shots to tie Artis Gilmore for #13 on the all-time blocked shots list...

04-14-2001, 04:43 PM
Artis Gilmore...

Here's the A-Train dunking on a cracker's head...


Flying Tiger
04-14-2001, 11:08 PM
Ya'll keep talking about these per 48 minutes stats. If he were any good, you would be able to talk about per game stats.

04-14-2001, 11:12 PM
that's what I'm talkin' about...if he were any good, he would play more, and you wouldn't have to give those misleading 48 per stats.

04-15-2001, 12:22 PM
Bradley plays his best when he is limited to around 25 minutes a game. It allows him to be an aggressive shotblocker and rebounder without worrying about fouls. Fouls are also the main reason why Bradley doesn't start every game. Many officiating crews like to call early fouls in the interior to assert their presence. Nelson finds that he can keep Bradley out of early foul trouble by inserting him in later in the first quarter.

05-02-2001, 11:03 PM
Playoff Heroics are here!

05-02-2001, 11:18 PM

05-03-2001, 08:26 AM
yeah..bradley has been a pimp in the playoffs.
very key in the mavs wins

05-03-2001, 06:04 PM

Bradley has passed Artis Gilmore for #13 all-time with 1748 blocks. If he continues at his current average of 3.15 blocks per game, career (which might rise substantially with the advent of the zone), for 82 games, then he will move into 12th place next year with 2006 blocks. Bradley will need to play eight more full seasons at his current average to pass Hakeem Olajuwon as the number 1 all-time leading shotblocker in the NBA.

"I do not entertain. I do NOT entertain!"

05-03-2001, 06:26 PM
If you ask me, this should have been counted as a block...

"Shut your big mouth! Just play the game!"

05-03-2001, 06:39 PM
"Jazz fans have seen this all too often from the 7-foot-2 Ostertag, enough to make them nauseous and pine for the days when 7-4 Jazz center Mark Eaton used to eat up opponents like Bradley and spit them out as so many sunflower seeds. When the Mavericks needed a goon-man to extract them from a sweep swoon Saturday, Coach Don Nelson assigned Bradley to mete out the punishment against Malone. "

From Man Mountain to Mormon Monster- Greatest Shotblockers of All Time (http://www.sltrib.com/2001/apr/04302001/sports/93469.htm)

05-04-2001, 05:37 PM
I see Mr. Murphy3 has been working hard all day to get the Shawn Bradley thread off the front page... but I won't let it die...

Bradley for threeeeeeeeee...

05-04-2001, 05:41 PM
That was scary when Ostertag was looking at the camera when he was being subbed in.

05-05-2001, 01:15 AM
haha, nah,
i think bradley is a huge key this series and i also love that pic
sorry to post soo much that i knocked shawn off of the first page
i won't let it happen again

05-05-2001, 04:09 AM
The Bradley/Malone pic would make an AWESOME calendar.

05-05-2001, 09:08 AM
in honor of mavinator and shawn bradley, i think the mavs should turn that picture into a statue in front of the new arena

05-05-2001, 09:16 PM
I think Nellie should have given Bradley a piece of the garbage minutes tonight, so he could go ahead and secure the triple double, and maybe set a new NBA playoff record for blocked shots... the record right now is only ten...

Oh well. Shawn will have plenty of opportunities to take the record if he is afforded playing time opposite Tim Duncan...

05-05-2001, 11:59 PM
Shawn played 30 minutes. I'd rather save him for game 2 than wear him out or risk him getting hurt. Game 2 is the key.

05-07-2001, 08:59 AM
yeah, the mavs seriously need a big game #2 from shawn

05-07-2001, 01:12 PM
Where is that evilmav2 guy? He seemed to be the biggest Bradley fan on the planet.

05-11-2001, 06:29 PM
Here are some stats that show Bradley's game-changing ability...

In games won- 25.3 minutes, .498 FG%, 2.2 ORPG, 6.4 DRPG, 8.6 RPG, .47 SPG, 3.08 BPG, 8.1 PPG.

In games lost- 22.7 minutes, .468 FG%, 1.6 ORPG, 3.7 DRPG, 5.3 RPG, .38 SPG, 2.24 BPG, 5.2 PPG.

These are drastic differences, probably the most drastic of any player on the team, and further proof: when Bradley plays well, the Mavericks win.


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Likes listening to country music

Bradley thread never dies.

05-11-2001, 06:43 PM
He was a good pitcher in college wasn´t he?

05-11-2001, 06:45 PM
Also where do you have these stats from I´m always searching for stats like that.

05-11-2001, 06:47 PM
http://www.nba.com/players;$sessionid$TRV13TXGVXGBDFMDAYRCFFI?nav=Lea gueNavBar

05-11-2001, 06:55 PM
at nba.com, well that must be a well kept secret that site i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

Serious: I never found stats like this there, should have looked better...
Thanks Mavinator

05-13-2001, 08:08 PM
Nobody has mentioned Bradley in a couple of days, so I thought I would mention how great he played on Sat. His defense on Duncan was one of the keys to us winning.

05-13-2001, 09:06 PM
Bradley played so well he got benched in favor of Booth, who played really well. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

05-13-2001, 11:36 PM
actually rob, both played really well.
look at the production the mavs got out of their center position for the game..

05-19-2001, 01:20 PM
Just bumping up a great thread.