Wednesday, March 2, 2011

87: Shawn Kemp


14 Year Career, 8 Star Quality, 6 All Star Selections... 
Top 10 NBA '94, '95, '96...
2nd Best Player on One Runner Up '96 Sonics...
3 Year Peak 19-11-2-1-2...
1 Year Playoff Peak 21-10-2-1-2...
96 Finals 23-10, 55% FG...


Finally... The most athletic and explosive bigman ever. Getting to watch Kemp and Payton's highlights is like listening to "Stan" by Eminem for the first time, just mind blowing. Kemp was amazing and showed it from the time he stepped on the court to the 1995-96 NBA finals where like a train Kemp got better as the season went along. The Reignman should have won Championships, Dunk contests and a big contract, but instead won a starting spot on the should have been  better all-stars ( Starting line-up Kenny Anderson, VC, Latrell Sprewell, Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker with sixth man Glenn Robinson). Kemp was the first big-man to come straight from high school since moses malone. Kemp handled the rock like no bigman ever, had better explosiveness than the rest and the only person to touch his dunks is Mini-Kemp Blake Griffin. Kemp dunk on anyone and everyone in sight, caught alley oops from impossible angles. Watch any game from the 92-93 season, Kemps poster-making prime ( He posterized Cliff Robinson, Alton Listor and Chris Gatling to the extent that I'm sure they cried when they got home). GP and Kemp were a match made in heaven. Two street players with street attitudes and loads of talent. Sonic BOOM! should have ruled the west like the lakers did in the 2000 decade. When Reignman exploded it led every other team to have a chance.The Kemp explosion ruined chances for Kemp or Payton's chance to win a title in their prime. Kemp being trade left Payton with Baker and Kemp with Andre Miller... Not exactly top notch duo's.
Reignman was an amazing defender/rebounder who did more than match Hakeem in the sonics 96 sweep of Houston, moved on to terrorize the Mailman and left Dennis Rodman more clueless than after a night at Madonna's. In short Kemp was a mix of Blake Griffin and D-How.
If you never saw Kemp in his prime you were deprived!

Totals

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1989-90 20 SEA NBA 81 1 1120 203 424 .479 2 12 .167 117 159 .736 146 200 346 26 47 70 107 204 525
1990-91 21 SEA NBA 81 66 2442 462 909 .508 2 12 .167 288 436 .661 267 412 679 144 77 123 202 319 1214
1991-92 22 SEA NBA 64 23 1808 362 718 .504 0 3 .000 270 361 .748 264 401 665 86 70 124 156 261 994
1992-93 23 SEA NBA 78 68 2582 515 1047 .492 0 4 .000 358 503 .712 287 546 833 155 119 146 217 327 1388
1993-94 24 SEA NBA 79 73 2597 533 990 .538 1 4 .250 364 491 .741 312 539 851 207 142 166 259 312 1431
1994-95 25 SEA NBA 82 79 2679 545 997 .547 2 7 .286 438 585 .749 318 575 893 149 102 122 259 337 1530
1995-96 26 SEA NBA 79 76 2631 526 937 .561 5 12 .417 493 664 .742 276 628 904 173 93 127 315 299 1550
1996-97 27 SEA NBA 81 75 2750 526 1032 .510 12 33 .364 452 609 .742 275 532 807 156 125 81 280 320 1516
1997-98 28 CLE NBA 80 80 2769 518 1164 .445 2 8 .250 404 556 .727 219 526 745 197 108 90 271 310 1442
1998-99 29 CLE NBA 42 42 1475 277 575 .482 1 2 .500 307 389 .789 131 257 388 101 48 45 127 159 862
1999-00 30 CLE NBA 82 82 2492 484 1160 .417 2 6 .333 493 635 .776 231 494 725 138 100 96 291 371 1463
2000-01 31 POR NBA 68 3 1083 168 413 .407 4 11 .364 101 131 .771 63 196 259 65 45 23 99 184 441
2001-02 32 POR NBA 75 5 1233 175 407 .430 0 4 .000 104 131 .794 90 198 288 52 43 33 81 184 454
2002-03 33 ORL NBA 79 54 1633 211 505 .418 0 1 .000 115 155 .742 147 304 451 55 66 33 102 239 537
Career

NBA 1051 727 29294 5505 11278 .488 33 119 .277 4304 5805 .741 3026 5808 8834 1704 1185 1279 2766 3826 15347

Per Game

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1989-90 20 SEA NBA 81 1 13.8 2.5 5.2 .479 0.0 0.1 .167 1.4 2.0 .736 1.8 2.5 4.3 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.3 2.5 6.5
1990-91 21 SEA NBA 81 66 30.1 5.7 11.2 .508 0.0 0.1 .167 3.6 5.4 .661 3.3 5.1 8.4 1.8 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.9 15.0
1991-92 22 SEA NBA 64 23 28.3 5.7 11.2 .504 0.0 0.0 .000 4.2 5.6 .748 4.1 6.3 10.4 1.3 1.1 1.9 2.4 4.1 15.5
1992-93 23 SEA NBA 78 68 33.1 6.6 13.4 .492 0.0 0.1 .000 4.6 6.4 .712 3.7 7.0 10.7 2.0 1.5 1.9 2.8 4.2 17.8
1993-94 24 SEA NBA 79 73 32.9 6.7 12.5 .538 0.0 0.1 .250 4.6 6.2 .741 3.9 6.8 10.8 2.6 1.8 2.1 3.3 3.9 18.1
1994-95 25 SEA NBA 82 79 32.7 6.6 12.2 .547 0.0 0.1 .286 5.3 7.1 .749 3.9 7.0 10.9 1.8 1.2 1.5 3.2 4.1 18.7
1995-96 26 SEA NBA 79 76 33.3 6.7 11.9 .561 0.1 0.2 .417 6.2 8.4 .742 3.5 7.9 11.4 2.2 1.2 1.6 4.0 3.8 19.6
1996-97 27 SEA NBA 81 75 34.0 6.5 12.7 .510 0.1 0.4 .364 5.6 7.5 .742 3.4 6.6 10.0 1.9 1.5 1.0 3.5 4.0 18.7
1997-98 28 CLE NBA 80 80 34.6 6.5 14.6 .445 0.0 0.1 .250 5.1 7.0 .727 2.7 6.6 9.3 2.5 1.4 1.1 3.4 3.9 18.0
1998-99 29 CLE NBA 42 42 35.1 6.6 13.7 .482 0.0 0.0 .500 7.3 9.3 .789 3.1 6.1 9.2 2.4 1.1 1.1 3.0 3.8 20.5
1999-00 30 CLE NBA 82 82 30.4 5.9 14.1 .417 0.0 0.1 .333 6.0 7.7 .776 2.8 6.0 8.8 1.7 1.2 1.2 3.5 4.5 17.8
2000-01 31 POR NBA 68 3 15.9 2.5 6.1 .407 0.1 0.2 .364 1.5 1.9 .771 0.9 2.9 3.8 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.5 2.7 6.5
2001-02 32 POR NBA 75 5 16.4 2.3 5.4 .430 0.0 0.1 .000 1.4 1.7 .794 1.2 2.6 3.8 0.7 0.6 0.4 1.1 2.5 6.1
2002-03 33 ORL NBA 79 54 20.7 2.7 6.4 .418 0.0 0.0 .000 1.5 2.0 .742 1.9 3.8 5.7 0.7 0.8 0.4 1.3 3.0 6.8
Career

NBA 1051 727 27.9 5.2 10.7 .488 0.0 0.1 .277 4.1 5.5 .741 2.9 5.5 8.4 1.6 1.1 1.2 2.6 3.6 14.6

Per 36 Minutes

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1989-90 20 SEA NBA 81 1 1120 6.5 13.6 .479 0.1 0.4 .167 3.8 5.1 .736 4.7 6.4 11.1 0.8 1.5 2.3 3.4 6.6 16.9
1990-91 21 SEA NBA 81 66 2442 6.8 13.4 .508 0.0 0.2 .167 4.2 6.4 .661 3.9 6.1 10.0 2.1 1.1 1.8 3.0 4.7 17.9
1991-92 22 SEA NBA 64 23 1808 7.2 14.3 .504 0.0 0.1 .000 5.4 7.2 .748 5.3 8.0 13.2 1.7 1.4 2.5 3.1 5.2 19.8
1992-93 23 SEA NBA 78 68 2582 7.2 14.6 .492 0.0 0.1 .000 5.0 7.0 .712 4.0 7.6 11.6 2.2 1.7 2.0 3.0 4.6 19.4
1993-94 24 SEA NBA 79 73 2597 7.4 13.7 .538 0.0 0.1 .250 5.0 6.8 .741 4.3 7.5 11.8 2.9 2.0 2.3 3.6 4.3 19.8
1994-95 25 SEA NBA 82 79 2679 7.3 13.4 .547 0.0 0.1 .286 5.9 7.9 .749 4.3 7.7 12.0 2.0 1.4 1.6 3.5 4.5 20.6
1995-96 26 SEA NBA 79 76 2631 7.2 12.8 .561 0.1 0.2 .417 6.7 9.1 .742 3.8 8.6 12.4 2.4 1.3 1.7 4.3 4.1 21.2
1996-97 27 SEA NBA 81 75 2750 6.9 13.5 .510 0.2 0.4 .364 5.9 8.0 .742 3.6 7.0 10.6 2.0 1.6 1.1 3.7 4.2 19.8
1997-98 28 CLE NBA 80 80 2769 6.7 15.1 .445 0.0 0.1 .250 5.3 7.2 .727 2.8 6.8 9.7 2.6 1.4 1.2 3.5 4.0 18.7
1998-99 29 CLE NBA 42 42 1475 6.8 14.0 .482 0.0 0.0 .500 7.5 9.5 .789 3.2 6.3 9.5 2.5 1.2 1.1 3.1 3.9 21.0
1999-00 30 CLE NBA 82 82 2492 7.0 16.8 .417 0.0 0.1 .333 7.1 9.2 .776 3.3 7.1 10.5 2.0 1.4 1.4 4.2 5.4 21.1
2000-01 31 POR NBA 68 3 1083 5.6 13.7 .407 0.1 0.4 .364 3.4 4.4 .771 2.1 6.5 8.6 2.2 1.5 0.8 3.3 6.1 14.7
2001-02 32 POR NBA 75 5 1233 5.1 11.9 .430 0.0 0.1 .000 3.0 3.8 .794 2.6 5.8 8.4 1.5 1.3 1.0 2.4 5.4 13.3
2002-03 33 ORL NBA 79 54 1633 4.7 11.1 .418 0.0 0.0 .000 2.5 3.4 .742 3.2 6.7 9.9 1.2 1.5 0.7 2.2 5.3 11.8
Career

NBA 1051 727 29294 6.8 13.9 .488 0.0 0.1 .277 5.3 7.1 .741 3.7 7.1 10.9 2.1 1.5 1.6 3.4 4.7 18.9



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kemp's 96 PLayoff run is massively overrated. Malone thoroughly outplayed him in the 96 WCF (Malone put up 29 PPG, 11 REb, 5 assists while also D'ng up Kemp, while Shawn had 20-10 while refusing to go any where near Malone on defense, at least in a man to man context) and the Rodman matchup? Oh my. Kemp's lack of attention to detail was on display in the Finals. While he put up great stats the unfortunate fact is that he allowed Rodman to go crazy on the boards -- the rebounding rate for Worm in, say, the sixth game was insane and may have decided the series in Chi's favor.

Compare that to Malone in 97/98, who kept Rodman off the boards consistently and drove both his rebounding rate and his raw numbers way down (in 97, for instance, Utah outrebounded Chi).

Kemp's lack of discipline destroyed him longterm, but it was always there even when he was great (also: foul rate).