Yet despite his detractors (and the fact he never won the NBA's Defensive Player award) Bowen does have the final laugh - his jersey is retired in San Antonio.
@projectspurs ahhhhh.... I miss Bruce
Bruce is missed but man am I a huge Kawhi fan. I think when it's all said and done, barring any career injuring/altering injury or some new coach/GM trading him for some unknown reason, KL is going to go down as the best SF to ever suit up for the Spurs. I call him "The Hybrid"-combination of Bowen and Pippen with a dash of Rodman minus the headcase issues.
I agree: Wish Bowen had been around to get under Ray's skin. Bruce was definitely in Ray's noggin.
@SpursAllDay11 Ice played the 3 from time to time, but he was a 2. Just like Danny or Manu will sometimes play the 3. Ice would call himself a 2. I stand by my original statement: If he remains healthy, Kawhi could be the greatest sf the Spurs ever had. He has potential, I believe, to surpass Mike Mitchell, Sean Elliot and Bruce Bowen. Ice is the greatest 2 guard we've ever had and probably ever will have. Ice...man, for those who never saw him play, that cat could score at will and kill you a million ways. He just wasn't down with the whole "D" thing, though he did have active hands. The system the Spurs ran was run and fun, defense optional. Anyway, of the pure 3's we have, Bowen has to be at the top of the list because of his superlative D. That said, I still say, Kawhi may well be very, very, very special when it's all said and done
@regarcia80 @projectspurs I have yet to meet any Spurs fan that said they didnt miss Bruce. He was a unique talent
@regarcia80 No comment.
@gymbear Hopefully KL can reach those lofty goals.
@SpursAllDay11 I watched Ice play. He was a 2 guard. During his time guys like Mike Mitchell and others played the 3. Ice is the best 2 guard we've ever had.