How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling?

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How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#1 » by Big J » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:40 pm

He had the ability to play inside and out on O and was an awesome rim protector. Dude would be an absolute beast in todays era, yet no one ever mentions him. Did he just play in the wrong era or for the wrong coach or what? He's gotta be one of the more talented dudes that never gets the mentions.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#2 » by IgorK » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 pm

Not even close to being "one of the more talented dudes" and even further from being "an awesome rim protector". Close the thread please.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#3 » by CeltsfanSinceBirth » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:46 pm

TIL that Chris Gatling posts on realgm under the SN of Big J.
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Post#4 » by HappyBrownie » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:53 pm

All-Star Chris Gatling***

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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#5 » by Tor_Raps » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:53 pm

He was actually the opposite of a rim protector lol. He did have a good offensive skillset that would be more valuable today though.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#6 » by Zombiesonics » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:54 pm

i mention him when discussing that crazy shawn kemp dunk, prompting gatling to dap him up after. Like the only time in nba history i recall somebody just like "yeah good ish, you got me".
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#7 » by 76ciology » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:03 pm

Weak era. Thats why.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#8 » by The_Hater » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:51 pm

I’m not exactly sure why people would spend much time talking about a player who peaked 25 years ago, has a non existent playoff resume and scored only 7000 career points.

I have seen his name pop up when people list the worst all star game selections of all time.
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Post#9 » by jg77 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:54 pm

I've never heard of him and I watch a lot of basketball.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#10 » by miamiheat319 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:55 pm

Because it’s Chris Gatling
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Post#11 » by dorkestra » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:56 pm

I think we should repurpose this thread for Loy Vaught
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#12 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:58 pm

He was a fringe all star at best, that's why.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#13 » by The_Hater » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 pm

76ciology wrote:Weak era. Thats why.


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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#14 » by MalonesElbows » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:12 pm

He could impress from time to time.
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Post#15 » by jason bourne » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:12 pm

HappyBrownie wrote:All-Star Chris Gatling***

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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#16 » by Shock Defeat » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:27 pm

"awesome rim protector"

Has never averaged over 1 block per game in his career

"can play inside and out"

Career 25% 3 PT shooter

really?
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#17 » by BenoUdrihFTL » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:31 pm

Not gonna lie I loved the cup of coffee he had in Miami when he came over as part of the Hardaway trade (1996). He was a legitimate weapon off the bench (automatic on his short interior slashes/drives) until Chicago absolutely shut him down in the yoffs
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#18 » by picc » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 pm

How come you never mentioned him before now?
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Post#19 » by PistolPeteJR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:34 pm

Tor_Raps wrote:He was actually the opposite of a rim protector lol. He did have a good offensive skillset that would be more valuable today though.


Exactly this. Not a good defender at all. Great offensive weapon though.
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Re: How come no one ever mentions Chris Gatling? 

Post#20 » by PistolPeteJR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:35 pm

Shock Defeat wrote:"awesome rim protector"

Has never averaged over 1 block per game in his career

"can play inside and out"

Career 25% 3 PT shooter

really?


I agree with you, but perhaps by “out” they meant within the context of jump shooter inside the 3PT line, considering he was a big and in that era no bigs would camp outside.

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