Jump shooters like Weber?You know what’s so crazy? Theus, Joey, Jequan, Maynor, etc use to drive absolutely crazy to the paint all the time and never got hurt. Yet jump shooters like Weber, Bones, Troy, and Melvin did. I know Weber and Bones do occasionally but they don’t embrace contact the way the first guys did. I mean Theus and Jequan use to get hammered at the rim.
One of the toughest basketball players I’ve ever seen in terms of the knocks he took—after that game vs. St Mary’s alone, he had to feel like he just went 12 rounds with Tyson (Mike and Fury!). I miss that guy more that anybody not named Treveon or Phil Stinnie.Jequan got hurt...that image if him hitting the floor is seared into my memory and the obviousness of the concussion was frightening.