Call him El Sid. Call him Sid the Squid. Call him Sir Sid. I just hate to call Sidney Moncrief overlooked now and underrated in the past. ...(Read more)

Sidney Moncrief aka Sid The Squid aka One of the Most Underrated Players of the 80s

Call him El Sid. Call him Sid the Squid. Call him Sir Sid. I just hate to call Sidney Moncrief overlooked now and underrated in the past.

Although the 5 x All-Star was good for 20+ a night during his prime, he was mostly known for his defense and won back-to-back NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards between 82 and 84. His defense was so good, Michael Jordan even gave him props during an interview with the LA Times: “When you play against Moncrief, you’re in for a night of all-around basketball. He’ll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court. You just expect it.”

Not bad for a guy who was told by a doctor his knees probably wont last more than 2 years in the NBA.  They lasted 11, which was good enough to get him into the Hall of Fame – oh wait, he’s still not in the hall of fame! I guess he’s just as overlooked and underrated now as he was 30 years ago.

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