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21 Nov, 13 tweets, 3 min read
🚨 Footprints Impact Radius GO

Onyeka Okongwu and why Travis Schlenk is playing a different game.
For weeks I contemplated.

How will Onyeka Okongwu perform against players that are larger and stronger than him? The Joel Embiid's of the world.

I came to two conclusions.

1) The question was incomplete.

2) Having completed the question, I found it to be - irrelevant.
1) How will Onyeka Okongwu perform against the "Embiids" of the NBA - in this situation or that situation?

I am certain. From 2 - 4 feet under the basket, the Embiids will have a decided advantage.

I am also certain - it is irrelevant.
The NBA court is not a 4 ft cubicle and this is a game of neither checkers nor chess.

An NBA court is 94 ft long and 50 ft wide.

Tactical success is heavily reliant on the ability to dominate space.

"On your mark... set..."
Joel Embiid is a powerful man. A large man.

But as big as he is. As dominant as he is, he has one of the smallest footprints and perhaps the smallest impact radius of any of the superstars in the NBA.
Onyeka Okongwu can "Dominate Space & Territory".

The phenomenon is very real.
Lest I remind you:

In Trae Young vs DeAndre Ayton draft analysis, it is not the absolute power or size of the man that matters, but the size of his footprint on the court

It is not a reality that is an isolated occurrence.

Bo Jackson/Barry Sanders/ Adrian Peterson are 3 of the most impressive and dominant running backs in the history of the NFL.They possess physical attributes Marshall Faulk could only dream of.

It is irrelevant.
Marshall Faulk's skillset left an impact radius on the field that Bo Jackson/Barry Sanders/Adrian Peterson COMBINED could never attain.

It is his footprint that facilitated the creation of an unstoppable force and made him a Champion.
It is this same principle of impact radius and footprint that mandates, regardless of how dominant a positional player is, his position could never be as important as that of the quarterback.
The nature of the quarterback position allows him to dominate more space and impact more territory than any other.
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