Sonics Fred Brown against Golden St in March 1974

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    Scored 58 points.

    Would have been easily over 70 with the 3 point shot.

    Knocked the Warriorsout of the playoffs.

    Sonics were playing for nothing.

    Best pure shooter I have ever seen.
     
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    Totally freaking unconciousin that game.

    First round draft pick out of Iowa in 1970.
     
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    In the zone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yeah that's real amazing that 10 semi-retarded guys can score 100 points in increments of 1, 2 and 3 by running up and down a court and putting a rubber ball into a metal hoop 10 feet off the ground . :rolleyes:

    You want amazing? Go out at night and look at the stars.
     
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    Downtown Freddie Brown! The guy could shoot.
     
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    "Pure shooter" is something of a left-handed compliment. It implies that a player can do nothing but shoot. I think we can all agree on who was the best "shooter" of all time. I don't even need to write his name.

    In the "Pure Shooter" category - I liked my hometown hero Scott Wedman of that era. Players got stronger and became better shooters at some point. I think part of it had to do with players being raised with a 3 point line and part of it had to do with more strength-training in basketball and part of it had to do with Eastern European players in the late 80's - ealy 90's who could shoot the lights out.

    The best pure shooter I ever saw play the game was without a doubt Reggie Miller. But, last year I saw a team win a chapionship against long odds on the strength of one pure shooter. Never saw that before. So I'll at least give Dirk an honorable mention.
     
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    Not giving enough cred to the "older" players that I saw play basketball.

    How about these pure shooters and scorers who could put up 30+ points in ANY game?

    Jerry West

    Elgin Baylor

    Wilt Chamberlain

    Rick Barry

    Larry Bird

    Dave Bing

    Bob McAdoo

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar

    Oscar Robertson

    Earl Monroe

    Elvin Hayes

    Nate Archibald

    Pete Maravich

    Julius Erving

    World B. Free

    Kevin Johnson
     
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    I cna probably give you Barry and West (and I'll throw in a Havlicek for good measure.) The rest weren't really "pure shooters" as much as they were other types of very talented players. KJ? Really? He's on you list? I wouldn't have considered him to be the best shooter on his own team, much less of all time. KJ isn't on any list of greatest basketball anything. He played with a couple of guys who are on those kinds of lists - so he knows.

    Besides Miller, a couple of other great pure shooters who jump to mind are Mullin and the Ice Man.
     
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    Brown could do more than just shoot.

    He could play defense, made a lot of steals, was a terrific rebounding guqrd.

    Was the valuable 6th man on the Sonics teams that made it to the finals in the late 70s.

    Never got the recognition that was due him IMO.
     
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    The 58 points by Brown (in a 139-137 win that knocked Golden St out of a playoff spot) was the biggest point total by a player in the NBA since around 1969.

    So in Golden States very next game - Rick Barry goes out and scores 64 points against Portland.

    Never liked Barry. Esp his sissy underhand free-thows. (even though they were effective.)
     

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