- Nov 14, 2009
I'll assume that was partially aimed at my comparison. I was prepared to have to offer an account for it because I knew someone would eventually make that connection, even if it was likely made in jest.You don’t have to limit Knecht comparisons to only other white players, folks.
It just is what it is. White players have similar physical makeups and athletic limitations amongst themselves when compared to black players, most often. You don't see a lot of black players compared to white players, either, so it works both ways, I guess.
For me, I think it's generally unusual to see a white guard/SF with the kind of athleticism of Knecht and Sheppard. Both were smooth players who weren't limited by their athleticism and also possessed a lot of the fundamental basketball skills seen in players who do have athletic limitations. Good ball-handlers, good shooters from anywhere, hustlers, etc.