Charles Oakley says Janice would have left the bench that day

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Charles Oakley appeared on SLAM No Pump Fakes a couple of weeks ago and a clip from this appearance is now doing tours. This is the latest in everyone’s favorite series, where retired basketball players say the current star wouldn’t be good in his era. Here with Oakley laughing that Janice would not have been good at the time because the defense would just make him shoot the jumpers, something no modern coach has apparently ever considered.

Oakley said he was skeptical because Janice “couldn’t make a jump shot or a free throw” but then beat him last season. Oakley then says on the next breath that Janice wouldn’t be a force “that day” by going so far as to say he would have stepped off the bench. The hosts are pushing back, laughing in disbelief that there’s really all you can do in this situation because who wants to tell Charles Oakley that he seems stupid?

Basketball-Reference actually has a percentage of shots on distance over the last two seasons of Oakley with the Knicks. У ’96 -’97 and ’97 -’98 Oakley shot 54% inside three feet. Janis shot 57% as a skinny, inexperienced rookie. It has now grown by more than 80%, which is more than that Patrick Ewing (or Shaq) ever was. The idea that Janice would just be shot by someone like Charles Oakley, who is 20 pounds lighter than Janice, is laughable.

Like the idea that 20 years ago some of the modern superstars would suddenly be selected, but retirees keep saying this stupid shit. That’s funny, and that’s the real reason Ball sports the graphics keep working. Because these guys keep saying things like that!



Charles Oakley says Janice would have left the bench that day

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