Ralph Sampson '89
WRECK IT RALPH
Written by Pierce54
I'm that man 2k hates. I don't cheese 3 point shots. I don't 5 out and hold the turbo button until i get a blow by animation. I play actual point guards at my PG spot. I screen and roll occasionally, but not the whole game. Im a simple man who enjoys fundamental basketball, and therefore Ralph is my perfect back to the basket center to feed with a crisp bounce pass.
Bought for: 25,000 MT
- Inside scoring: This man is a train. On top of all of his awesome badges (HOF Dropstepper is the go to) the man has 99 strength. He finishes through contact well and has fast, simple dunking animations that are difficult to block. Hook shot is reliable, even though i would not use it often as this 2k has ruined hook shots and made them unusable. All of this, and i havent mentioned he is 7'4
- Defense: HOF rim protector with his high block rating make him a nightmare under the rim for those wishing to go inside. His 99 strength makes it difficult for other centers to back him down. His long wingspan seems to allow him swat shots away with ease. This all may be aided by the fact he is 7'4.
- Standing Shot 3pt: it is an 82. Not Jokic like, but he can hit them if left open. This allows him to pick and fade along with simply spreading the offense when needed. Also, his shot is difficult to contest with some defenders, due to the fact ole Ralph is 7'4.
- Rebounding: This man grabs everything. His vertical is not bad and with HOF Hustle rebounder it just seems like he snags everything that comes off the glass. It's almost like he's seven feet and 4 inches...
- HE IS SEVEN FEET FUCKING FOUR: HE MAKES 6'11 CENTERS LIKE DWIGHT AND HAKEEM LOOK PUNY. IT FEELS SO GOOD THROWING AROUND STRETCH BIGS SUCH AS PORZINGUS OR JOKIC LIKE RAG DOLLS. IF YOU ENJOY POSTING UP WEAK BIGS, THIS IS THE MAN.
Just keep in mind he is a traditional center, therefore his weaknesses are what you'd expect. He is not a ball handler, don't dribble up the floor with him. His release is a bit slow, but you shouldn't be shooting contested jumpers with centers anyway. Hes not speedy, but he is not slow. I don't usually have problems with him getting up and down the floor, but there are definitely faster bigs (Wilt, Unseld) Guarding the perimeter he has been solid for me, but i would not expect him to guard Guards or the ball handling forwards like Lebron or Giannis.
Recommended Strategy: learn your post moves, feed him, embarrass weak strech bigs with his masculinity. Block shots, rebound, play like an actual center. Shoot the occasional wide open (let me stress WIDE OPEN) three, preferably off of pick and pops.
Other Comments: He's not a bad passer, when your opponent doubles, be patient, keep your dribble, and look for open threes and cuts.
Use if: You want an affordable, traditional back to the basket center with a useable three ball.
Don't use if: you want a cheesy big. He could work in a 5 out scenario, but he would not be playing to his potential.
Bottom Line: "Great value for all of the badges and the sheer size of this fellow. If you still are feeding the post in this god-forsaken game, we are all praying for you and encourage you to purchase this card.