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Dempsey 1919
12-22-2005, 07:27 PM
i believe that you can compare some boxers and their careers to basketball players and their careers. if you don't know what i'm talking about, then i'll give you an example.

boxer: muhammad "the greatest" ali http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/M-Ali-liston.jpg

compared to

b-ball player: michael "air" jordan http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38795000/jpg/_38795377_jordan87bulls_get.jpg

comparison: both are condered by most as the greatest of all times in their sport, they both had three careers, ali's was '60-'67, '70-'78, and '80-'81. jordan was '84-'93, '95-'98, and '01-'03. both of their first careers were extremely dominant, and they blasted all the competition with their great speed and natural skill. ali had his dancing, and shuffles and quick combos, jordan had impeccable handle, gravity defying dunks, and quick crossovers. their first careers both ended prematurely when they were still in their primes. in their second careers, they both slowed down a bit, but they adapted and still found a way to achieve greatness, ali added the rope-a-dope to his arsenal, and still became champ, and jordan added a fade-away jumper to his arsenal, and won three more titles. their second retirement were more anticipated than the first. but they missed competiton and both came back a third time, but they were way over the hill, and couldn't win anything, and it might have tarnished their legacy a bit. however, they are both still recognized as probaly the top two athletes ever! so they are extremely alike!

i'll be comparing more boxers and basketball players in this thread! hope you like them as well as the one i just did.

Skydog
12-22-2005, 08:12 PM
Mike Tyson and Dennis Rodman: Both were great when they started out, and intimidating, as well. However, time got to both of these men, and after awhile, they were viewed as practical jokes by the public. Both men careed their careers on way too long than it should have been.

Young Mike Tyson:
http://www.ottres.ca/tmach/globalbir/06jun/jun30tyson.jpg

Young Dennis Rodman:
http://my.netian.com/~ljs1307/pds/rodman1.jpg

Mike Tyson now:
http://www.mdcbowen.org/cobb/archives/12tyson650.jpg

Dennis Rodman now:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/soccerkix15/dennis_rodman.jpg

JMCbulls
12-22-2005, 08:28 PM
jordan was over the hill but nhot like ali, even in jordans last season (40 yrs old) he still had 20 ppg and 6 rpg playing hte whole season. ali lost 3 of his 4 last fights. otherwise great comparisons, good job

Dempsey 1919
12-22-2005, 09:18 PM
Mike Tyson and Dennis Rodman: Both were great when they started out, and intimidating, as well. However, time got to both of these men, and after awhile, they were viewed as practical jokes by the public. Both men careed their careers on way too long than it should have been.

Young Mike Tyson:
http://www.ottres.ca/tmach/globalbir/06jun/jun30tyson.jpg

Young Dennis Rodman:
http://my.netian.com/~ljs1307/pds/rodman1.jpg

Mike Tyson now:
http://www.mdcbowen.org/cobb/archives/12tyson650.jpg

Dennis Rodman now:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/soccerkix15/dennis_rodman.jpg

wow, pretty good!

Dempsey 1919
12-22-2005, 09:25 PM
i may have missed some things on ali and jordan. they both had promising careers, even though they weren't phenoms or "man-childs" or anything like that. ali won a gold medal in the olympics, and several amateur awards, and jordan won the college national championship as a freshmen and was elected college player of the year as a junior. when they were younger, they weren't really that great. ali was uncoordinated and used to get beaten as a twelve year old, and jordan couldn't make the high school basketball team as a sophmore. however, with time and practice, they became much better. also both had the certain look that society wanted, they were young, handsome, and outspoken, which sort of added to their legend.

Verstyle
12-22-2005, 09:48 PM
no comparison's for me. :(

Dempsey 1919
12-22-2005, 11:00 PM
boxer: "big" george foreman http://www.boxing-memorabilia.com/images/frazierforeman2.jpeg

compared to

b-ball player: wilt "the stilt" chamberlain http://images.art.com/images/-/Bill-Russel-Wilt-Chamberlain--C10104861.jpeg

comparison: when they came on the scene, they were huge dominating guys. their bodies were built for their sport. foreman was huge, and with huge arms, and scary power, arguably the most punching power by far in boxing history. chamberlain was 7-1 275lb. and could jump higher than any other player blocked any shot that came his way. foreman was manhandling opponents physically with ease, and chamberlain bodied opponents with ease, i mean, when grabbing a rebound, the bodies used to bounce off of him! and he took over games by himself with his size. no one had seen anything like them. however, in the early parts of their careers, they only relied on their physical gifts, and they were sort of one-dimensional. foreman was ko'd by ali in '74, and chamberlain for a number of years lost to bill russel and the boston celtics. however, their desire for greatness made them change their style a little. foreman became smarter and conserved his energy so he could win the title at 45. chamberlain decided to pass the ball more instead of scoring by himself, and managed to finally beat the celtics in the conference finals in '67 and win the title that year, and also win the title in '72. but they still had some of their physical gifts. foreman could still hit like a mack truck, and chamberlain could still out rebound and even outscore other players.

hope you liked this one!

Skydog
12-23-2005, 01:49 AM
Butterfly,

Great comparisons. You could also come out with the comparisons of how Chamberlain scored an unbelieveable 100 points, whereas Foreman unbelievably knocked the iron-chinned Joe Frazier 6 times en route to a 2nd round KO for the World Heavyweight Title.

I got one coming up.

Soliloquy
12-23-2005, 01:54 AM
Jones Jr & Vince Carter.
Both had loads and loads of talent and were touted as being the next big thing but both really haven't really filled their potential. Jones Jr didn't really fight anybody and possibly didn't have much heart (maybe because he was too busy embarassing firemen) and Carter has went through his career losing the big games, faking injuries, milking injuries. ****ty comparison but still pretty damn true.

guardian
12-23-2005, 02:01 AM
Interesting Comparison GUYS keep it UP :D

People with NON-SENSE post shoudnt even post on a thread LIKE this :D :P

Skydog
12-23-2005, 02:18 AM
Lennox Lewis
http://www.opengroup.com/sports/images/(SC)Lennox_Lewis_Photo.jpg

Shaquille O'Neal
http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10109000/10109196.jpg

In the mid to late 90's, these 2 monsters stormed onto the scene. Both men became two of the physically biggest and strongest stars in the history of their sport. Lennox stood at 6'5", and weighed roughly around 250 pounds for every fight. Shag stood at 7'1" and weighed about 325 pounds. Both men were (and Shag still is) the most powerful men of their generation. Shaq was unstoppable under the basket, could rebound like a monster, and blocked nearly every shot near him. Lennox had a left jab with the force of a sledgehammer, a short, devastating uppercut, and thunderous power in his right hand that ranks among one of the best right hands in history. Both had two underrated talents: Shaq's ball handling is often left out when viewing his strengths, and Lennox, who had amazing boxing skills, is always often viewed as a puncher. Both had their weknesses, however: Shaq had no outside shot (he misses nearly every free throw he shoots) and Lennox had a fragile chin. However, when looking at these two monsters, the least someone could think is that they dominated their divison. Lennox held the title from 97 to 2003, whereas the Lakers (with Shaq) won the title for 4 (?) straight times.

Skydog
12-23-2005, 03:45 AM
"Sugar" Ray Robinson
http://www.cmgww.com/sports/robinson/images/gallery/robs006.jpg

Julius "Dr. J" Erving
http://halloffamememorabilia.com/images/products/MM-16PHERV380med.jpg

Dr. J and Sugar Ray Robinson were the one of a kind atheletes. To me, they are the closest thing to perfection in both boxing and basketball. When they first became big, they performed with such charisma that had never been seen in basketball/boxing at the time. Basketball had had legends in Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell, while boxing had thrilling fighers such as Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey, but none of these atheletes fought with such charisma and were as exciting to watch as these 2. Technically, both were nearly unflawed: Erving could steal, shoot, handle the ball, and had unbeleivable moves to the basket. Robinson was quick on his feet, had a lightning jab, and his punches were so quick, powerful, and accurate that few fighters could stand a chance. Erving also revolutionized what is today called a "slam dunk." He would do it behind the head, windmill style, and from the free throw line. Robinson revolutionized boxing with his style, as well, for he was the fastest human being on Earth at the time. Erving played for a number of teams, most notably the Sixers and the Nets, while Robinson fought and dominated in a number of weight classes, most notably welterweight and middleweight. Both of their styles were imitated by 2 later greats: Erving's was imitated by Michael Jordan, and Robinson's style was young Cassius Clay's dream.

blockhead
12-23-2005, 09:59 AM
the only boxing and basketball comparisons i can think of is a contradiction. basketball=***** boxing=not *****

Dempsey 1919
12-23-2005, 11:19 AM
"Sugar" Ray Robinson
http://www.cmgww.com/sports/robinson/images/gallery/robs006.jpg

Julius "Dr. J" Erving
http://halloffamememorabilia.com/images/products/MM-16PHERV380med.jpg

Dr. J and Sugar Ray Robinson were the one of a kind atheletes. To me, they are the closest thing to perfection in both boxing and basketball. When they first became big, they performed with such charisma that had never been seen in basketball/boxing at the time. Basketball had had legends in Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell, while boxing had thrilling fighers such as Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey, but none of these atheletes fought with such charisma and were as exciting to watch as these 2. Technically, both were nearly unflawed: Erving could steal, shoot, handle the ball, and had unbeleivable moves to the basket. Robinson was quick on his feet, had a lightning jab, and his punches were so quick, powerful, and accurate that few fighters could stand a chance. Erving also revolutionized what is today called a "slam dunk." He would do it behind the head, windmill style, and from the free throw line. Robinson revolutionized boxing with his style, as well, for he was the fastest human being on Earth at the time. Erving played for a number of teams, most notably the Sixers and the Nets, while Robinson fought and dominated in a number of weight classes, most notably welterweight and middleweight. Both of their styles were imitated by 2 later greats: Erving's was imitated by Michael Jordan, and Robinson's style was young Cassius Clay's dream.

great job, i was thinking about comparing the two myself, but i guess you beat me to it, haha!

Dempsey 1919
12-23-2005, 12:14 PM
boxer: rocky "the brockton blockbuster" marciano http://www.brocktonma.com/bhs/rockyknockout.jpg

compared to

b-ball player: larry "legend" bird http://www.opengroup.com/sports/images/(SC)Larry_Bird_Photo.jpg

comparison: there was something about them (besides the fact that their both white lol!). on the surface, they didn't look particularly amazing, rocky wasn't fast, or had that good of footwork, and he was kind of small for a hw with a very small reach, and larry wasn't fast, he didn't have great jumping ability, or had crossover moves like other players in the 80s. in fact he looked more like the basketball players from the 40s and 50s! however, looks can be decieving! with rocky's apparent awkward style, everyone expected him to lose when he fought a boxer with great skill and speed, and bird was expected to be schooled and crossed when taking on people like dr. j and magic. however, rocky never lost, or tied in any of his 49 fights and six defenses of the hw title in 1952-1955 in a career that spanned from 1947-1955, and bird captured three titles in 1981, 1984, and 1986, and played from 1979-1992 and he had six finals appearences! how did they do it with these "handicaps"? rocky had tremendous punching power for his size, and always applied the pressure and got good punching leverage with those short arms and strong legs. larry had a killer jumpshot, was extremely alert and in-tune to the game. in addition, both were extremely tough. rocky, always got up from a knockdown, and always kept coming at you, despite how battered his face was. and bird often played with broken fingers, noses, you name it. they both came from tough backgrounds and up-bringings. marciano came from brockton massachsetts, and bird came from french lick, indiana. there both had a remarkable work ethic. rocky devoted his whole life to training, and did probably two or three times the amount of training a regular boxer does, cause he always wanted to be prepared and never wanted to lose. bird was always the second person in the basketball gym, behind the janitor! he didn't want to have a bad game and he made sure he would always have a great game. looking at them, some wondered how they were able to accomplish so much when they didn't look that great. but those who competed against them knew that they were good. archie moore said this about fighting marciano, "After a fight with Marciano, it felt like you had been beat all over the upper body with a blackjack or hit with rocks." and magic johnson was asked if larry was really that good, "larry is so good, it's scary!" rocky always devastated his opponents with his brute strength and tremendous leverage. bird always found a way to beat you, he would just take your heart and rip it out, and throw it on the floor, stomp on it a couple of times, and love it! they also brought some racial issues into play. joe louis dominated the hw division as a black for 12 years, then two more blacks followed, ezzard charles and jersey joe watcott. when marciano won the title, whites found someone to praise, and whites and blacks often debate on how rocky ranks with the greatest hw, the most memorable one of them all was the legendary super fight with rocky and muhammad ali. bird came at a time when blacks seemed to take over basketball. larry was branded as the great white hope of basketball in the 80s. and his duels with african-american ervin johnson, or "magic" have divided many blacks and whites. they also started a little late. marciano started his pro career at the age of 24, when most fighters came in between 18-20. and bird was 23 when he came to the nba, not the usual 22. however, after they retired, they both experienced health problems. rocky was forced to retire due to health problems in 1955, just one fight shy of having a golden 50-0 record at the age of 32, and bird was also forced to retire after about only 12 seasons due to career injuries, and he now has heart problems and other health problems. but no one can forget the mark they left on their sports!

i'll have others for you later on!

Keleneki
12-23-2005, 12:26 PM
What a great thread. Very interesting comparisions. :)

Dempsey 1919
12-23-2005, 01:11 PM
how about some points and good karma boys? haha!

Skydog
12-23-2005, 01:17 PM
I've played a round of golf with Larry Bird. He's a great guy. Bird is one of the greatest passers ever, and had one of the best outside shots ever.

Although the best outside shot I've seen in my life is J.J. Reddick.

Dempsey 1919
12-23-2005, 01:39 PM
the only boxing and basketball comparisons i can think of is a contradiction. basketball=***** boxing=not *****

why do you keep following me around from post to post, trashing my threads? everyone here has contributed well to this thread, but you seem to want to be the oddball here. what, have i done something to you?

Da Iceman
12-23-2005, 09:24 PM
boxer: rocky "the brockton blockbuster" marciano http://www.brocktonma.com/bhs/rockyknockout.jpg

compared to

b-ball player: larry "legend" bird http://www.opengroup.com/sports/images/(SC)Larry_Bird_Photo.jpg

comparison: there was something about them (besides the fact that their both white lol!). on the surface, they didn't look particularly amazing, rocky wasn't fast, or had that good of footwork, and he was kind of small for a hw with a very small reach, and larry wasn't fast, he didn't have great jumping ability, or had crossover moves like other players in the 80s. in fact he looked more like the basketball players from the 40s and 50s! however, looks can be decieving! with rocky's apparent awkward style, everyone expected him to lose when he fought a boxer with great skill and speed, and bird was expected to be schooled and crossed when taking on people like dr. j and magic. however, rocky never lost, or tied in any of his 49 fights and six defenses of the hw title in 1952-1955 in a career that spanned from 1947-1955, and bird captured three titles in 1981, 1984, and 1986, and played from 1979-1992 and he had six finals appearences! how did they do it with these "handicaps"? rocky had tremendous punching power for his size, and always applied the pressure and got good punching leverage with those short arms and strong legs. larry had a killer jumpshot, was extremely alert and in-tune to the game. in addition, both were extremely tough. rocky, always got up from a knockdown, and always kept coming at you, despite how battered his face was. and bird often played with broken fingers, noses, you name it. they both came from tough backgrounds and up-bringings. marciano came from brockton massachsetts, and bird came from french lick, indiana. there both had a remarkable work ethic. rocky devoted his whole life to training, and did probably two or three times the amount of training a regular boxer does, cause he always wanted to be prepared and never wanted to lose. bird was always the second person in the basketball gym, behind the janitor! he didn't want to have a bad game and he made sure he would always have a great game. looking at them, some wondered how they were able to accomplish so much when they didn't look that great. but those who competed against them knew that they were good. archie moore said this about fighting marciano, "After a fight with Marciano, it felt like you had been beat all over the upper body with a blackjack or hit with rocks." and magic johnson was asked if larry was really that good, "larry is so good, it's scary!" rocky always devastated his opponents with his brute strength and tremendous leverage. bird always found a way to beat you, he would just take your heart and rip it out, and throw it on the floor, stomp on it a couple of times, and love it! they also brought some racial issues into play. joe louis dominated the hw division as a black for 12 years, then two more blacks followed, ezzard charles and jersey joe watcott. when marciano won the title, whites found someone to praise, and whites and blacks often debate on how rocky ranks with the greatest hw, the most memorable one of them all was the legendary super fight with rocky and muhammad ali. bird came at a time when blacks seemed to take over basketball. larry was branded as the great white hope of basketball in the 80s. and his duels with african-american ervin johnson, or "magic" have divided many blacks and whites. they also started a little late. marciano started his pro career at the age of 24, when most fighters came in between 18-20. and bird was 23 when he came to the nba, not the usual 22. however, after they retired, they both experiencedhealth problems. 14 years after rocky retired in 1969, he died of a heart attack, and bird has heart problems and other health problems. but no one can forget the mark they left on their sports!

i'll have others for you later on!
great post, you finally learned somethin about the rock, but i found a error. Rocky died in a plane crash in route to his 46 birthday party, he didnt die of a heart attack

Da Iceman
12-23-2005, 09:26 PM
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Arena/1047//crash.html

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Arena/1047/plane2.JPG :(

Dempsey 1919
12-23-2005, 11:59 PM
great post, you finally learned somethin about the rock, but i found a error. Rocky died in a plane crash in route to his 46 birthday party, he didnt die of a heart attack

oops! i thought i read somewhere that he died of a heart attack. oh, well, i'll just edit that post. and i knew about marciano for a while, but i just formed my opinions based on what i heard, i don't just believe everything they say about him.

Da Iceman
12-24-2005, 12:59 AM
change it to say he died a tragic death in a plane crash on a day that will live in infamy

Dempsey 1919
12-24-2005, 01:10 AM
boxer: jack "the galveston giant" johnson http://coxscorner.tripod.com/Images/johnson_jeff.jpg

compared to

b-ball player: "pistol" pete maravich http://www.bermansports.com/images/500-maravich03.jpg

comparison: both forever changed the way boxing and basketball is played long before ali and jordan. both were light years ahead of their time. johnson in the '00s, '10s, and '20s was the first known boxer to use combinations, and he was a defensive marvel. nothing you do could get through johnson, he would tie his opponents up with ease and just smile at them and at the spectators, kind of arrogant-like! he was a student of boxing and did different things in order to frustrate you. he had great footwork for his time, and he was lightning fast, both with reflexes and punches. he was also physically strong and had great punching power. maravich was also way ahead of the opposition in the late '60s, the '70s, and early '80s. he had great handle, a killer jump shot, amazing no-look passes, and incredible speed, hence the name "pistol" pete. he was so much better than everyone that basketball became boring to him. so he started to think of new tricks he would do on the court to get him interested. no one could stop him offensively, and he often embarrased you if you tried to guard him. at each boxing match and basketball game, people would watch to see what johnson and maravich would do next! they became sort of a side show or a circus of marvelous skill and dominance! however, their flamboyancy in the ring and on the court was matched outside as well. johnson ran with alot of white women and drove fast cars. "pistol" pete also went to alot of clubs and parites, did a few drugs, and did alot of crazy things. they also had unexpected deaths. johnson died in a car crash in 1946 at the age of 67, and maravich died of a heart attack during a pick-up basketball game in 1988 (year i was born hehe) at the age of 40.(probably one of the few i'll do on a black and a white together lol!)

hope that was interesting!

Dempsey 1919
12-24-2005, 03:56 PM
anybody have comparisons of their own?

JMCbulls
12-24-2005, 05:33 PM
its bad, but only thing that came 2 mind- Rocky and wilt because each of them r said to only have dominated b/c of a weak time in their sport

Da Iceman
12-24-2005, 06:29 PM
boxer: jack "the galveston giant" johnson http://coxscorner.tripod.com/Images/johnson_jeff.jpg

compared to

b-ball player: "pistol" pete maravich http://www.bermansports.com/images/500-maravich03.jpg

comparison: both forever changed the way boxing and basketball is played long before ali and jordan. both were light years ahead of their time. johnson in the '00s, '10s, and '20s was the first known boxer to use combinations, and he was a defensive marvel. nothing you do could get through johnson, he would tie his opponents up with ease and just smile at them and at the spectators, kind of arrogant-like! he was a student of boxing and did different things in order to frustrate you. he had great footwork for his time, and he was lightning fast, both with reflexes and punches. he was also physically strong and had great punching power. maravich was also way ahead of the opposition in the late '60s, the '70s, and early '80s. he had great handle, a killer jump shot, amazing no-look passes, and incredible speed, hence the name "pistol" pete. he was so much better than everyone that basketball became boring to him. so he started to think of new tricks he would do on the court to get him interested. no one could stop him offensively, and he often embarrased you if you tried to guard him. at each boxing match and basketball game, people would watch to see what johnson and maravich would do next! they became sort of a side show or a circus of marvelous skill and dominance! however, their flamboyancy in the ring and on the court was matched outside as well. johnson ran with alot of white women and drove fast cars. "pistol" pete also went to alot of clubs and parites, did a few drugs, and did alot of crazy things. they also had unexpected deaths. johnson died in a car crash in 1946 at the age of 67, and maravich died of a heart attack during a pick-up basketball game in 1988 (year i was born hehe) at the age of 40.(probably one of the few i'll do on a black and a white together lol!)

hope that was interesting!
they wasnt lyin jeffries was strong

Dempsey 1919
12-24-2005, 07:40 PM
its bad, but only thing that came 2 mind- Rocky and wilt because each of them r said to only have dominated b/c of a weak time in their sport

i don't think wilt era was weak. there was bill russell, jerry west, and elgin baylor.

Skydog
12-24-2005, 08:52 PM
Bill Russel, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor =
Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott

Dempsey 1919
12-25-2005, 09:27 PM
Bill Russel, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor =
Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott

poor comparison.

Dempsey 1919
12-25-2005, 10:32 PM
boxer: joe "the brown bomber" louis http://www.pugilistica.com/BoxingArchive1/JoeLouisvsMaxSchmelingIIonRopesHangingOn1th_th_.JP G

compared to

b-ball player: bill russell (no nickname lol!) http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10100000/10100475.jpg

comparison: they were intimidating, scary, and proof that you don't judge a book by it's cover! louis was only about 190, but had freakish power that took out 250+lb. men in a matter of minutes! russell as a center was about 6'-9", kind of short for a center, but he had great leaping ability, and in his great battles with wilt chamberlain, was able to contain the big dipper (chamberlain) when it counted! also joe louis dominated the hw division for 11 years as champion, from 1937-1948! likewise, bill russell and the boston celtics dominated the nba, and won 11 championships, in 1957, 1959-1966, 1968, and 1969! also they did alot for the african-american race. louis wasn't the first black champion, (jack johnson was 40 years earlier) but he opened the door for other blacks to have the hw title, cause he behaved himself, and he made the black race look like civilized human beings. also russell, spoke out for civil rights, and when his coach red auerbach retired, russell, took over as player-coach for the 1966-67 season, becoming the first african american coach in nba history and the first black coach to win a championship in 1968! this opened the door for other blacks to become coaches.

hoped you like that one. i'll be posting more comparisons. feel free to comment or post you own boxing/basketball comparisons! :)

Verstyle
12-25-2005, 10:39 PM
damn butterfly u gotta lot of time on the computer to think up these comparisions

Dempsey 1919
12-25-2005, 10:56 PM
damn butterfly u gotta lot of time on the computer to think up these comparisions

there's alot more where that came from!

Skydog
12-26-2005, 06:13 PM
poor comparison.

No **** they're bad comparisons.

supaduck
12-26-2005, 06:49 PM
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3996/jesus8gp.jpg
Boxer - Jesus Christ
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38795000/jpg/_38795409_jordan_wizards298.jpg
Basketball player - Michael Jordan

Both had stellar careers in their fields, both are now worshipped by a holy legion of fans and though some have speculated that they are the same person, a more accurate speculation is that they are half brothers. Some argue that Michael Jordan was not crucified, and were subsequently arrested for stalking as only a stalker would have substantial proof that Michael Jordan had not been crucified.

Dempsey 1919
01-07-2006, 09:16 PM
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3996/jesus8gp.jpg
Boxer - Jesus Christ
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38795000/jpg/_38795409_jordan_wizards298.jpg
Basketball player - Michael Jordan

Both had stellar careers in their fields, both are now worshipped by a holy legion of fans and though some have speculated that they are the same person, a more accurate speculation is that they are half brothers. Some argue that Michael Jordan was not crucified, and were subsequently arrested for stalking as only a stalker would have substantial proof that Michael Jordan had not been crucified.

nobody compares to jesus!

supaduck
01-08-2006, 09:11 AM
*sighs* :( Im sorry.

Dempsey 1919
02-09-2006, 05:15 PM
Anybody got any new comparisons they can share?

Southpaw Stinger
02-09-2006, 05:19 PM
http://www.boxrec.com/media/images/thumb/3/30/250px-Foreman.george.jpg

George Foreman


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http://www.grace-collection.com/images/basketball.JPG


Gaint basketball crushing you! :D

RockyMarcianofan00
02-09-2006, 05:29 PM
points donated to butterfly

i never noticed these comparisons
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Dynamite76
02-09-2006, 05:36 PM
Redick's great, but is't easy to deal when you don't have Rashard McCants to worry about.

king4fore
02-11-2006, 01:29 AM
how can you day jones didn't fight anyone.hopkins, toney are hall of famers. tarver may be one as well,he also beat top contender's montell griffin,julio gonzales and eric harding

Skydog
02-13-2006, 09:15 PM
Redick's great, but is't easy to deal when you don't have Rashard McCants to worry about.

McCants was overrated. Felton was much better than him.

But the best player for the team last year was easily Sean May.

Dempsey 1919
05-24-2006, 11:58 PM
bump......

Pri/\/\e
06-02-2006, 03:55 PM
i would probably compare roy jones jr to allen iverson both fast as hell both tried to make it in the rap game

rocco1252
06-02-2006, 04:50 PM
I dont get how you can compare ****ty actors who fall over when they get knicked on the elbow or slapped on the hand to someone who can take 100 or more punches to the head and body on any given night and not make a peep about it like it's natural.

Dempsey 1919
06-03-2006, 01:40 AM
I dont get how you can compare ****ty actors who fall over when they get knicked on the elbow or slapped on the hand to someone who can take 100 or more punches to the head and body on any given night and not make a peep about it like it's natural.

I hope that was just a sick joke.

rocco1252
06-05-2006, 04:09 PM
I hope that was just a sick joke.
NOPE TOTALLY HONEST RIGHT THERE MAN, BASKETBALL IS THE CRY BABY'S SPORT, I PUT IT DOWN THERE WITH CURLING...... BOTH SUCK

Dempsey 1919
06-05-2006, 04:18 PM
NOPE TOTALLY HONEST RIGHT THERE MAN, BASKETBALL IS THE CRY BABY'S SPORT, I PUT IT DOWN THERE WITH CURLING...... BOTH SUCK

What about people like Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Bill Russell, Allen Iverson, and Isaiah Thomas, who bust their butts for the game day in and day out. Who don't act like crybabys and give 110% to each and every game like it is their last game? Answer me that one. Yopu obviously don't know anything about basketball just because you see a few drama queens and decide that that's all the NBA is about. Heck, there are even quite a few boxers who act like that. Does that mean that boxing is a sissy sport? :rolleyes:

rocco1252
06-05-2006, 04:48 PM
What about people like Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Bill Russell, Allen Iverson, and Isaiah Thomas, who bust their butts for the game day in and day out. Who don't act like crybabys and give 110% to each and every game like it is their last game? Answer me that one. Yopu obviously don't know anything about basketball just because you see a few drama queens and decide that that's all the NBA is about. Heck, there are even quite a few boxers who act like that. Does that mean that boxing is a sissy sport? :rolleyes:
theres no way you can compare basketball players with fighters, two totally different sports, two totally different kind of athletes. Fighters rely on training and staying in shape working hard, basketball players run up and down a court and bounce a ball up and down off a wood floor that they spend more time on than the ball. Basketball has sucked since after the Original Dream Team. I mean come on those were players, Jordan Bird Stockton Barkley and so on. Now you have pansys playing the sport and I mean all of them. I mean basketball is basically the thugs sport, how many true atletes are there in the game now? Not many at all you got Shaq who is part of a team and doesnt even travel with them because why? Because he is a great center? No it's because he is a pansy ass lazy mother ****er who is a waste of space and should be banned from the sport because of this. Basketball a bunch of old time thugs that couldnt do anything else with their lives but spend time by themselves and with a basketball.

Dempsey 1919
06-07-2006, 03:18 AM
theres no way you can compare basketball players with fighters, two totally different sports, two totally different kind of athletes. Fighters rely on training and staying in shape working hard, basketball players run up and down a court and bounce a ball up and down off a wood floor that they spend more time on than the ball. Basketball has sucked since after the Original Dream Team. I mean come on those were players, Jordan Bird Stockton Barkley and so on. Now you have pansys playing the sport and I mean all of them. I mean basketball is basically the thugs sport, how many true atletes are there in the game now? Not many at all you got Shaq who is part of a team and doesnt even travel with them because why? Because he is a great center? No it's because he is a pansy ass lazy mother ****er who is a waste of space and should be banned from the sport because of this. Basketball a bunch of old time thugs that couldnt do anything else with their lives but spend time by themselves and with a basketball.

Basketball is a better sport than boxing, cause you need far more skill to play basketball. And what do you mean by true athletes? They all are athletes, very skilled athletes. I don't know what you have against b-ball.

JDizzle79
06-07-2006, 03:20 AM
Basketball is a better sport than boxing, cause you need far more skill to play basketball. And what do you mean by true athletes? They all are athletes, very skilled athletes. I don't know what you have against b-ball.


Boxers are the most skilled and in shape athletes in the world, not only physically, but mentally, knowing they are also going to get beat on. Basketball is a glamour sport. There was nothing tough about Kobe getting owned by Chris Childs...they don't call basketball the 'sweet science'...that term is reserved for only one sport in the world...BOXING!!! Have a nice day. :)

Dempsey 1919
06-07-2006, 03:25 AM
Boxers are the most skilled and in shape athletes in the world, not only physically, but mentally, knowing they are also going to get beat on. Basketball is a glamour sport. There was nothing tough about Kobe getting owned by Chris Childs...they don't call basketball the 'sweet science'...that term is reserved for only one sport in the world...BOXING!!! Have a nice day. :)

You have to be drafted to the NBA, while anybody could become a boxer. Now tell me who's more skilled. :rolleyes:

JDizzle79
06-07-2006, 03:30 AM
You have to be drafted to the NBA, while anybody could become a boxer. Now tell me who's more skilled. :rolleyes:


I already did...boxers are. Once again there is a flaw in your arguement. Yes, anyone can be a boxer, but once a player is drafted, he's autumatically in the spotligt. A boxers goes through fight after brutal fight to make the big time, most likely taking longer that the 3 to 4 years of college a basketball played goes through.

Dempsey 1919
06-07-2006, 04:26 AM
I already did...boxers are. Once again there is a flaw in your arguement. Yes, anyone can be a boxer, but once a player is drafted, he's autumatically in the spotligt. A boxers goes through fight after brutal fight to make the big time, most likely taking longer that the 3 to 4 years of college a basketball played goes through.

Hmmm, *cough* Mike Tyson *cough* Roy Jones *cough* Joe Louis *cough*, need I go on? :D

JDizzle79
06-07-2006, 04:39 AM
Hmmm, *cough* Mike Tyson *cough* Roy Jones *cough* Joe Louis *cough*, need I go on? :D


actually you do...I wonder, how many pro boxers are there that are uknown...hmmmmmm

Dempsey 1919
06-07-2006, 05:06 AM
actually you do...I wonder, how many pro boxers are there that are uknown...hmmmmmm

trust me, there are just as many boxers in the spotlight once they trun pro as b-ball players.

JDizzle79
06-07-2006, 05:20 AM
trust me, there are just as many boxers in the spotlight once they trun pro as b-ball players.

Leme ask you a question, take two of your favorites. Kobe and Ali...who is in better shape in their prime? Ali in fighting shape or Kobe in basketball shape? Roy Jones Jr. plays basketball for fun in a semi-pro league...he has to stop everything else in his life to get in fight shape

Dempsey 1919
06-07-2006, 06:40 AM
Leme ask you a question, take two of your favorites. Kobe and Ali...who is in better shape in their prime? Ali in fighting shape or Kobe in basketball shape? Roy Jones Jr. plays basketball for fun in a semi-pro league...he has to stop everything else in his life to get in fight shape

Ali or kobe? I'll call it a draw. I've seen what kobe does as his workout routine and it ain't easy.

And if you think that the semi-pros are as intense and rigerous as the pros then you are a raving lunatic.

rocco1252
06-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Ali or kobe? I'll call it a draw. I've seen what kobe does as his workout routine and it ain't easy.

And if you think that the semi-pros are as intense and rigerous as the pros then you are a raving lunatic.
YOUR TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR DAMN MIND, SAYING BASKETBALL PLAYERS CAN COMPARE TO BOXERS ESPECIALLY IN TRAINING AND BEING IN SHAPE. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BASKETBALL PLAYER LOOK AS IN SHAPE AS ROY JONES OR MANNY PACQUIO? THE ANSWER IS NO, KOBES WORKOUT MAY BE TOUGH BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE HOUR OF HARDCORE TRAINING THEY PUT IN DAY IN AND DAY OUT MONTHS A TIME FOR 1 FIGHT WHERE B-BALL PLAYERS WILL GO PRACTICE FOR A FEW HOURS ONCE EVERY FEW DAYS TO PLAY 3 GAMES IN A ROW. HUG DIFFERENCE MY FRIEND HUGE DIFFERENCE. FURTHERMORE BOXERS DONT FALL ON THE GROUND AND ACT HURT WHEN THEY ARE NOT LIKE 95% OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS DO WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO GET A FOUL CALLED THEN 2 MINUTES LATER THEY ARE UP AND ALRIGHT. BOXERS ARE IN 10 X BETTER SHAPE THAN ANY BASKETBALL PLAYER ON EARTH I DONT CARE WHO THE PLAYER.

Dempsey 1919
06-07-2006, 05:30 PM
YOUR TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR DAMN MIND, SAYING BASKETBALL PLAYERS CAN COMPARE TO BOXERS ESPECIALLY IN TRAINING AND BEING IN SHAPE. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BASKETBALL PLAYER LOOK AS IN SHAPE AS ROY JONES OR MANNY PACQUIO? THE ANSWER IS NO, KOBES WORKOUT MAY BE TOUGH BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE HOUR OF HARDCORE TRAINING THEY PUT IN DAY IN AND DAY OUT MONTHS A TIME FOR 1 FIGHT WHERE B-BALL PLAYERS WILL GO PRACTICE FOR A FEW HOURS ONCE EVERY FEW DAYS TO PLAY 3 GAMES IN A ROW. HUG DIFFERENCE MY FRIEND HUGE DIFFERENCE. FURTHERMORE BOXERS DONT FALL ON THE GROUND AND ACT HURT WHEN THEY ARE NOT LIKE 95% OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS DO WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO GET A FOUL CALLED THEN 2 MINUTES LATER THEY ARE UP AND ALRIGHT. BOXERS ARE IN 10 X BETTER SHAPE THAN ANY BASKETBALL PLAYER ON EARTH I DONT CARE WHO THE PLAYER.

Richard Hamilton.

Owned! :D

leff
06-07-2006, 07:51 PM
scientist have reseacrhed on this and boxing was the number one most physically demanding sport, i dont remeber the complete top ten but i remeber that basketball wasn in it, neither was any team sport

Dempsey 1919
03-04-2007, 01:43 AM
bump......

-Hyperion-
03-04-2007, 06:20 PM
NOPE TOTALLY HONEST RIGHT THERE MAN, BASKETBALL IS THE CRY BABY'S SPORT, I PUT IT DOWN THERE WITH CURLING...... BOTH SUCK

**** up, basketballs the s**** behind boxing