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    First, this is sort of an addition to the ESPN thread, but has anyone noticed that Tim Legler always seems the most sour anti-piston analysis there is. I remember during the Champ run he would never give the Pistons props, and just like last year was eating crow everytime the Pistons went against him and his predictions. As a result, I am glad he has ranke dus so low, because the more he sours the better the Stones do.
    Also, I know he was a Shooting Guard sometime in the mid-late 1990's so do any of the older posters remember his game? Did the terrible teals end his career or something? I think he played in the East and blew out his knee but I dont remember.
     
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    thanks. not a bad bench guy.
     
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    Legler

    His career ended when he was summoned to the court late in a game against Golden State. He was busy playing "paper scissors rock" with a fan when his name was called.

    He was so surprised that he bolted from the pine ran towards the coach and tripped over a gatorade bottle left on the floor. He pulled his groin, sprained his ankle and in the fall hit his head on the edge of a yellow plastic chair, he was in a coma for two weeks, was pronounced brain dead, but eventually made a surprising and miraculous recovery.

    Unfortunately only a quarter of the right half of his brain made the actual recovery. He was picked up for the analysis job because the IRS had just instituted a tax break for employing 1/8 brained half wits.

    Ever since he's been dissing the Pistons, primarily cause the yellow chair reminded him of a bleached streak in Scott Pollards hair. Pollard was a Piston at the time.
     
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    lmao!

    My recollection of him was only as a pretty descent 3 point bomb threat.
     
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    Priceless man.
     
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    it's ok, we have Greg Anthony who always seems to love us, to balance things out.
     
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    pretty good

    That is a slight understatement. He is 4th all-time in NBA career 3-point FG percentage. I don't really like the guy either, but he could shoot the rock...
     
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    Bullisht Laim. Dude only attempted like 20 in his whole career and he was a straight spot up shooter. He could never get it off with a hand in his face like Cassell, Finley, Houston, Bird, etc or even Kerr. Tim Legler was a poor man's Judd Buechler at best. He won one 3 pt contest and somehow got some credentials when in retropspect he couldn't hold Craig Hodges jock strap.
     
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    yeah, tell em' KGREG! lol!
     
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    Legler shot 260-603 career 3 pointers.

    That's good for a 0.431 career %.

    In 1996 he hit 128-245 for a league leading 0.522 %. That is good for the second best 3 point shooting % season of all time.

    Craig Hodges took a lot more 3s and shot .400 for his career.

    But when you go to 40 minute stats, Legler was good for 2 a game, and Hodges only 1.5.

    I don't like Legler, but he was a very good 3 point shooter.
     
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    On the other hand ...

    The best team he ever played for on a regular basis was six games over .500. Some of the others went 13-69, 26-56, 18-32 and 19-63.

    So what he knows about good teams, I could write on the rim of a shot glass with a crayon.
     
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