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July 13, 2018
Xavier McDaniel, better known as The XMan, was one of the toughest/scariest guys to ever play the game. To me, the no eyebrows thing totally added to his intimidation. But flopping...acting like a diva....whining....would only mean you're getting hit even harder the next time you had the ball if X was guarding you. A Power Small Forward....X had a soft touch that gave him an amazing mid range jumper, and was able to finish with the best of them.
I was lucky enough to see him play on the Knicks for a little while alongside Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason. As amazing as NBA athletes are nowadays....I just don't think these guys could have played in the same games as the badboys of the 80's/90's. The game was just tougher back then. And nobody embodied that toughness the way XMan did.