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12-16-2012, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
There was that Wilt Chamberlin guy.

In the late 1940s & early 1950s the Globetrotters certainly could have competed with the best of the NBA.
Yeah, probably. But outside of that time frame (i.e. after the NBA opened up its recruiting a bit, as has been mentioned) people in the media still would have (and did) reported them to be among the most amazing things they'd ever seen in basketball, and yet they were beaten surprisingly often by college teams, let alone NBA teams. But yes, like the PCHA (and the OHA, and the NHA, and the WHA, etc), there are still Hall of Famers among them. I guess I take the effluence of media praise for Lehman during "peak"/"prime" with a bigger grain of salt than some othere here, but that's the extent of the motivation behind the Globetrotters comparison.

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