Ben Wallace Defensive Player of the Year

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  1. Abe Froemen

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    Congrats Ben! A well-deserved reward. :thumb:

    That now makes him and Dikembe Mutombo as the only players to ever win the award 4 times. Now all he has to do is go out there next year and get it a fifth time to become the first to do so, wouldn't that be something?
     
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    No surprises here. Also not surprised to see the Ben Wallace volleyball style spike/block all over TV today. Too bad he is soooo old and can't possibly play at the same level he did two years ago. (Snicker!)
     
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    Anyone think that Big Ben is HOF material?

    As of right now I think its arguable, but if he takes a fifth DPOY award I'd say he would be a lock.
     
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    Ben doesn't need a 5th DPOY. He needs another title to have a shot at the HOF. It also wouldn't hurt if he represented the USA in an international capacity.
     
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    I hope this makes him feel a little more appreciated. He seemed to be super pumped last game on just the rumor that he won it.

    It would have been interesting to see what type of monster he would have turned into if they had given it to Bruce Bowen.
     
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    Finish this season with a ship, and he's gotta get in. His defensive skills are otherworldly.
     
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    Here is a very pointless hypothetical question.

    Is there anyone on this forum who would score at least 1 time out of 100 possessions against Ben Wallace 1 on 1 if Ben was fully motivated to stop you?

    Would it be more difficult to score on Ben or Tay?
     
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    Score how? Jumper, going to the basket, post up?

    I`ll shoot a J over anybody, being only 6-1 it would be rather difficult to take either to the hole, at least in a one-on-one situation.
     
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    You are talking about shooting a jump shot over an all star nba player. With their reach and quickness i doubt you could get a good shot off, unless it was from outside the 3. After a while you would probably get tired as well and start jacking up some short shots. Thats my take anyways. Congrats to Ben for this award.
     
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    I was thinking that if you sprinted away from Ben and threw up a fade away hook shot, that was going to be the best opportunity. It would really be demoralizing.

    The good news is that he would have a hard time scoring on us.
     
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    Are you telling me that the average Joe with some basketbakll skill couldn`t get a jumpshot over Ben? You are kidding right?
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure the Average guy wouldn't have much of a problem scoring at will on the 4 time DPOY.


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    Didn`t say at will..........

    I said getting a jumper off...
     
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    Here's a wierd stat....crazy NBA....of the 20 players who recieved votes only ONE guard recieved ANY votes at all...Raja Bell - with 1 vote!!! I dont understand voters at all. (Tay and Sheed also got only 1 vote, Rip got none...Andre Igludala got more than they did)..MY All D-Teams:

    TEAM 1
    F- Artest
    F- Bowen
    C- Wallace
    G- Kidd
    G- Hamilton

    TEAM 2
    F- AK47
    F- Sheed
    C- Mourning
    G- Bell
    G- Prince
     
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    In a game of 5 on 5 i dont mark a guy extremely tight as he might lose me on cuts n screens. However, in a game of 1 on 1 i will step up on a player as i know his only option is to shoot the ball. So if Ben Wallace is guarding me 1 on 1 do you think he will be in my face? The answer is definately. Will he contest the shot? Of course. He will most likely block most my shots or at least alter them. On drives he has enough speed and reach to block them as well.

    We are talking about a professional basketball player who has years of experience. Playing with your average ballers is not the same.
     
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    what about Marcus Camby or Gerald Wallace?...they were awesome this year!
     
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    Good pics. Wood.
    I'm wondering if coach thinks this award is a waste?
     
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    Ok, ok, in a one-on-one you can forget it. I probably couldn`t get a good shot off, and neither could most non-nba folks.
     

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