If you could have one 49er player of the past to put this year’s squad over-the-top (on top of whatever deep tournament run we’ll make), who would it be?
Of course there’s a slight level of difficulty: Can’t have had their jersey retired.
Exception: Hayward is eligible.
I want someone with a bad*ss factor, since I think this year’s team might be a wee too soft. It seems impossible to get under Eddie and Curtis’ skin, and IMO the player most likely to punk it up with someone (Iti) is off the court too often. I also want someone to add depth (or start) at an otherwise iffy position.
Therefore I narrowed it down to Kelvin Price and Sean Colson.
I am going to go with Colson for two reasons. We’re unproven at the point, and he can do one of the most important things our team can’t: HIT A FRIGGING FOUL SHOT.
[i]Originally posted by finalfourtyniners[/i]@Sep 15 2004, 10:38 PM
[b] Rodney White [/b]
nah we are loaded at forward with withers, EJ, and eddie.
i would go with colson as well
Chad Kinch. A disciplined shooting guard who could throw down some NASTY dunks.
Beat me to the punch, TF. Kinch was the man. RIP
[i]Originally posted by austinniner[/i]@Sep 15 2004, 11:55 PM
[b] Beat me to the punch, TF. Kinch was the man. RIP [/b]
Yeah he was and I was also fortunate enough to have his wife for my 9th grade civics teacher and go to high school with Chad Kinch, Jr.
Give me a healthy Jobey any day of the week…
[b]I want someone with a bad*ss factor, since I think this year's team might be a wee too soft. It seems impossible to get under Eddie and Curtis' skin, and IMO the player most likely to punk it up with someone (Iti) is off the court too often. I also want someone to add depth (or start) at an otherwise iffy position.
I think Pigford fills the Bada$$ factor for this team - but he too spends the majority of game time off the court. But still, he is the easiest to rile up.
I’ll take Colson, strictly out of necessity for a legit PG who can break defenses in half. Adding a Colson (in his prime) to this team would make us downright nasty.
[i]Originally posted by UNCCTF[/i]@Sep 15 2004, 11:20 PM
[b]Chad Kinch. A disciplined shooting guard who could throw down some NASTY dunks.[/b]
Yes, one of the greatest moments in 49er history -- freshman Chad Kinch throwing down a dunk over Michigan All-American Phil Hubbard in the 1977 NCAAs!!!
Chad, may you rest in peace.
You win, Chisox. :lol:
I would have loved to have seen Kinch play on a regular basis… or any basis. That must have been some treat. Does ESPN Classic ever air that game against Michigan? I wonder if we flood them enough it’d happen.
[i]Originally posted by run49er[/i]@Sep 16 2004, 12:27 PM
[b] Yes, one of the greatest moments in 49er history -- freshman Chad Kinch throwing down a dunk over Michigan All-American Phil Hubbard in the 1977 NCAAs!!! [/b]
So I've heard. My dad went to that game in Lexington and said the dunk was absolutely SICK.
Kinch was an incredible leaper and had fantastic range (but not completely disciplined TF). I certainly remember being beside Coaches Rose and Pratt keeping stats and them cringing over some of those 25-footers. Of course, it was nice when he hit them too.
As for the dunk over Hubbard, simply spectacular but probably wasn’t his best dunk ever. That came late in his first Green-White contest in the Mine Shaft when he went up (and over) Cedric Maxwell from the lower free throw line arc and drew a foul on Cornbread. I remember the smiles from the press box from Rose and John Kilgo, everyone sitting up there knew he was going to be a special one.
If my scanner was working I’d post a photo of the Michigan dunk. Maybe this weekend…
We miss you Chad.
HP, please please please make it so. I’d be very appreciative to have that.
I 2nd that…I’ve heard about this dunk for years.
Killer(John Kilgo)'s call on the radio was classic, too: “Kinch dunks over Hubbard! He dunks over Hubbard.” LOUD. Most emphatic point of Most Important Win in Niner history. I’d take Kinch, too. He could penetrate off the dribble and do those Dr. J finger rolls, too. He was special.