Best Defensive Forward Ever
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11-03-2012, 11:56 AM
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Can people really say with a straight face that Clarke was more valuable than Orr in his 2 Hart seasons, when Orr was healthy?
Clarke getting the Hart had alot to do with Reggie Leach riding shotgun and their offensive magic than just his defensive play as well.
Clarke was one of the top defensive players of his era and all time and a great play maker with a decent offensive peak but his Hart counting elevates him too highly on all time lists as we will see later in the top Centers project when his Harts will get paraded out.
I'm not old enough to have seen Clark/Orr at their peaks, so I can't say definitively. IMO, Orr looks to have been shafted a few times, but Clarke wasn't exactly Mr. Popularity so I doubt voters were too keen on handing him MVP's, he was just too good to overlook.
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