NBA Finals 2010: Lamar Odom Is Toni “Nightmare” Kukoc With a Sun Tan

June 14th, 2010 by Jabber Head Leave a reply »
NBA fans over the age of 15 certainly remember Toni Kukoc, aka "the Croatian Sensation," "the white Magic," even "the European Jordan."

He played in the NBA from 1993 to 2006, most famously (or infamously, depending on one's perspective) with the Bulls from 1993 to 2000.

On paper and on his European precedence, Toni was an offensive and defensive nightmare. Toni was 6'11" (or 6'10" or and 7'0" depending on who measured him), lean, agile, a skilled ball-handler, and an adept shooter who was most comfortable at small forward, but could play all 5 positions.

Unfortunately, the NBA doesn't play on paper.

Toni was a decent, but inconsistent 6th man with some guys named Michael and Scottie who won three rings with the Bulls. Although he won "6th man of the year" once, he should have perennially owned the award. He could handle the ball like a point guard, shoot (erratically) like a shooting guard, and "go to the hole" like a small/power forward.

Unfortunately though, you never knew which "Toni" would show up, "the white Magic" or "the Land of the Lost Toni." Plus, he was strangely, despite his versatility ...

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