- May 1, 2011
Back then it was way different. If you didn't win, you might not eat, or have a place to hang your hat for the night.I think I mentioned this in a thread somewhere or posted it in one of his HOF posts but that was the thing about Clem! Of course I never saw him play but from those I spoke to about him and his game who knew him well said it was so hard to beat Clem because he would literally never give his opponent a shot. Never....He would take many intentional fouls before letting his opponent have a chance at making a ball, lol....
I mean if you think about it, yea it makes sense, just dont let them shoot at their pocket and they can't win!
But for me if I was playing against him I probably wouldn't play too many because I like feeling like I have a chance to be in the game! I would be more like Eddie Taylor and just give up on that game!