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Dwight Howard vs Alonzo Mourning which was/is the better player in their 1st 9 yrs

ShadyWorldOrder
ShadyWorldOrder Members Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭
edited March 2013 in From the Cheap Seats
which was/is the better player in their 1st 9 yrs

Dwight Howard accomplishments
Olympic gold medal: 2008
Eastern Conference Champion: 2009
3x Southeast Division Champion: 2008, 2009, 2010
3x NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
7 NBA All-Star Selections: 2007—2013
Voted as starter 6 times (2008—2013)
6 All-NBA Selections
First Team: 2008—2012
Third Team: 2007
5 NBA All-Defensive Selections
First Team: 2009—2012
Second Team: 2008
NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2005
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Winner: 2008
Runner-up: 2009

Alonzo Mourning accomplishments

NBA champion: 2006
All-NBA First Team: 1999
All-NBA Second Team: 2000
2-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1999, 2000
2-time NBA All-Defensive First Team: 1999, 2000
7-time NBA All-Star: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002
Heat franchise second leading scorer with 9,459 points
Led NBA in blocked shots: 3.91 bpg in 1999
NBA All-Rookie 1st Team in 1993
Won bronze at the 1990 FIBA World Championship with the US national team
Won gold at the 1994 FIBA World Championship[15] and the 2000 Olympic Games with the US national team

Dwight Howard vs Alonzo Mourning which was/is the better player in their 1st 9 yrs 58 votes

Zo
77%
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Dwight
22%
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  • Will Munny
    Will Munny Eatin pussy and kickin ass Members Posts: 30,199 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    "I get it in the Mourning, like Alanzo." - Tyga
  • ShadyWorldOrder
    ShadyWorldOrder Members Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    I give the edge to Dwight Defensive game is about the same but Dwight is more athletic and even though Howard offensive game is ugly still more efficient than Mourning and Howard was a better rebounder So I give a slight edge to Dwight
  • blu197
    blu197 Members Posts: 6,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Zo
    Zo was the better player but Dwight is more accomplished (in 1st 9yrs) due to a watered down league with no bigs and a weak east that only had 3 good teams back then Magic,Cavs,Boston
  • thatni99ajahmal
    thatni99ajahmal Members Posts: 3,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    Pretty good comparison im bias..
    I really would like to see D12 in that era to truly judge how good of a big man he really is..
  • Jdilla26
    Jdilla26 Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    I remember Zo becoming a Top Tier center when all the great centers were old and past their prime with exception of Shaq when Zo became a Miami Heat. Imma go with Dwight Longer more athletic and way better rebounder. But just about equal in every other category.
  • NothingButTheTruth
    NothingButTheTruth stew Members Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    3x NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • saracenwire
    saracenwire Members Posts: 523 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Zo
    Zo. He played in a much a tougher era, so he doesnt' have the all nba teams like Dwight.

    You realize that depending on the year one of these 4 was being left off the All nba team. shaq, robinson, olajuwon, and Ewing. That was the goat era for centers.
  • ShadyWorldOrder
    ShadyWorldOrder Members Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    Zo. He played in a much a tougher era, so he doesnt' have the all nba teams like Dwight.

    You realize that depending on the year one of these 4 was being left off the All nba team. shaq, robinson, olajuwon, and Ewing. That was the goat era for centers.

    Thats b/c Zo was never on that level though......until Ewing Olajuwon Robinson got old then Shaq went West

  • S2J
    S2J Members Posts: 28,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Im glad this thread was made, b/c the media keep comparing Dwight to great centers. He's not that

    Dwight is a great defensive center, and good all-around center, but he's never averaged more than 23 points/game...and only avg. 20ppg 4 times in his career

    He is basically the Alonzo Mourning of his day...which is a shame b/c he's way more talented but he aint got no heart

  • O.G.
    O.G. GUILTY BY AFFILIATION. Members Posts: 7,555 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Zo
    Defense they are about equal,offense Zo dookies all over Howard. Remember the playoff series when Zo hit the game winner to beat Boston? If Howard would of had the ball in that situation he would of got fouled and missed the free throws.
  • J. Will
    J. Will Members Posts: 2,107 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    Dwight wouldnt cut it in Zo's era of big men...them 🤬 scraped
  • NothingButTheTruth
    NothingButTheTruth stew Members Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    Y'all trippin', Zo couldn't even rebound. Dwight is definitely better. Dwight's athleticism alone makes him a better player than Zo.
  • WhoisDonG???
    WhoisDonG??? Members Posts: 2,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    🤬 forgetting Zo was a top center in the league yall young 🤬 mustv'e forgot he got sick with that kidney disorder or wasn't the same player after that before that Zo was a monster
  • Rubato Garcia
    Rubato Garcia Members Posts: 4,912 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • thatni99ajahmal
    thatni99ajahmal Members Posts: 3,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    Where the 🤬 is this Zo cant revoud 🤬 coming from??
  • Jdilla26
    Jdilla26 Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    Do ppl really believe Dwight wouldnt be able to do 🤬 in Mourning era lets not 4get the NBA @ that time has never seen a center like Dwight who can run the floor play above the rim athletic freak Dwight is not a toothpick easily one of the strongest players in the League. Mourning was very good but Dwigth was better scorer look @ the FG% ^^^^its not even close plus Dwight way better rebounder and just as equal a defensive anchor
  • So ILL
    So ILL Members Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Zo
    Zo, by far. And I'm a Magic fan. I used to hate those Heat teams from the late 90's...

    But Zo was a top Center in the league for years before he got sick. Putting up quality numbers against a lot of top post players...O'Neal, Olajuwon, Ewing, Robinson, Mutombo. Not to mention other solid players like Rik Smits or Elden Campbell that could give you a double double on any given night. Dwight is good, but there aren't that many top Centers in the league today.
  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
    Zo
    So ILL wrote: »
    Zo, by far. And I'm a Magic fan. I used to hate those Heat teams from the late 90's...

    But Zo was a top Center in the league for years before he got sick. Putting up quality numbers against a lot of top post players...O'Neal, Olajuwon, Ewing, Robinson, Mutombo. Not to mention other solid players like Rik Smits or Elden Campbell that could give you a double double on any given night. Dwight is good, but there aren't that many top Centers in the league today.

    Lol why
  • So ILL
    So ILL Members Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Zo
    So ILL wrote: »
    Zo, by far. And I'm a Magic fan. I used to hate those Heat teams from the late 90's...

    But Zo was a top Center in the league for years before he got sick. Putting up quality numbers against a lot of top post players...O'Neal, Olajuwon, Ewing, Robinson, Mutombo. Not to mention other solid players like Rik Smits or Elden Campbell that could give you a double double on any given night. Dwight is good, but there aren't that many top Centers in the league today.

    Lol why

    Because the Heat used to be balling, and the Magic were still good enough for a couple of years after Shaq left for that to be a good rivalry. It wasn't an actual hatred, just mostly some rivalry 🤬 since both teams are in south Florida.

  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
    Zo
    So ILL wrote: »
    So ILL wrote: »
    Zo, by far. And I'm a Magic fan. I used to hate those Heat teams from the late 90's...

    But Zo was a top Center in the league for years before he got sick. Putting up quality numbers against a lot of top post players...O'Neal, Olajuwon, Ewing, Robinson, Mutombo. Not to mention other solid players like Rik Smits or Elden Campbell that could give you a double double on any given night. Dwight is good, but there aren't that many top Centers in the league today.

    Lol why

    Because the Heat used to be balling, and the Magic were still good enough for a couple of years after Shaq left for that to be a good rivalry. It wasn't an actual hatred, just mostly some rivalry 🤬 since both teams are in south Florida.

    Lol word...I HATED the Knicks in those days...them and the Bulls were the only reasons why the Heat never made the Finals back then.
  • soulbrother
    soulbrother LORD WRECKA Members Posts: 2,897 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    Dwight Howard's game is trash....Zo played tougher competition for his accolades....who does Howard have to go against?....I can't even name three good centers in the League right now
  • woah316
    woah316 Members Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dwight
    Did alonzo ever lead a team to the NBA finals?

    Ok.
  • twizza 77
    twizza 77 Members Posts: 4,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    Zo easy, played against tougher competition. Rules were different too, you could be more physical back then. Zo would have average more points in todays league. Dwight would be close to Dikembe as far as talent goes, if he played back then. Zo Miami teams were all about Defense and being physical, offense wasn't a main focus.
  • Jdilla26
    Jdilla26 Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Dwight
    So Dwight gets penalized for playing in a different era.......even though his FG% is superior, Athleticism is superior, he guided a team with Hedo and Lewis and Nelson as his complimentary players to the Finals. That Orlando Team ws Top 10 in Defense only b/c of Howard. People say Dwight offense is trash but Zo FG% barely above 50% thats not good for a center which means Dwight was more efficient and a superior rebounder than Zo as well. Cant see why anyone would say Zo easily
  • thatni99ajahmal
    thatni99ajahmal Members Posts: 3,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Zo
    Jdilla26 wrote: »
    So Dwight gets penalized for playing in a different era.......even though his FG% is superior, Athleticism is superior, he guided a team with Hedo and Lewis and Nelson as his complimentary players to the Finals. That Orlando Team ws Top 10 in Defense only b/c of Howard. People say Dwight offense is trash but Zo FG% barely above 50% thats not good for a center which means Dwight was more efficient and a superior rebounder than Zo as well. Cant see why anyone would say Zo easily

    The bolded doesnt make a player better..
    D12 comp is weak its not his fault but it is what it is..