- Nov 14, 2009
I believe that if you go back and look at the post that the op said *would* have been in that conversation except for the knee injuries.
King was every bit that level at his height. He was playing in New York City and was the most electric player in the NBA. He was the league MVP. All-NBA first team, All-Star and the leading scorer in the league. Personal issues off the court and injuries are what kept him from being an All-NBA Top 25 player of all time. His play on the court, when healthy was as good as anyone who ever played.
I wasn't even alive during Bernie's best years, but even I know from different interviews and stuff I've seen that he was HIGHLY regarded by his peers. If not for his injuries, who knows what he could've done in the NBA. He already has a stellar resume even with the injuries.
They're the best as far as their college careers too.Bernard King and Dale Ellis are the best NBA Vols ever as far as a NBA career. They were both among the very best in the league for several years, several after that with good careers but not any with those 2 career stats. GBO!
Reggie Johnson is way too low on your listBest NBA Vols is a sadly short list.
Grant has opportunity to speed up the list, 7-8-9 never did a lot notable. They just stuck around and had some 10-12ppg 4-8 rebounds per game type seasons.
It's way to early to say he's better than Harris or even Richardson and probably Watson. Grant has started less than 40 games in his 3 year career to date.
I'd love to see he, Keon, Jaden and KC become players that get a lot of run and make a big impact. If they all became Tobias level players it would be amazing.