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06-26-2013, 12:46 AM #1
Would LD and LCW enjoy the success they have if this had happened.
The parents of the following athletics decided badminton is the path to fame and financial security for their children.
1. Bruce LEE
2. Tiger WOOD
3. Roger FEDERER
4. Michael JORDAN.
Assuming they are all playing in the same era and all receiving more or less professional training starting at young age. Rank them if you like. Add some more names if you wish. I personal think 1,2 and 3 would beat LCW and LD at least some of the time Including Michael just because he is an exceptional athletic. The purpose of me starting something like this is we can't be too serious all the time.
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06-26-2013, 01:20 AM #2
LOL all I can think about is Bruce Lee with his trademark high pitch scream before every jump smash
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06-26-2013, 01:24 AM #3
The bird might be in your face before he landed.
06-26-2013, 02:45 AM #4
Summer holidays, eh?
06-26-2013, 02:52 AM #5
well... bruce lee did try out ping pong with his nunchuks...
06-26-2013, 03:15 AM #6
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06-26-2013, 11:54 AM #7
Having said all that I recognize your post is more in the spirit of fun so in that spirit. Seriously? You think Tiger Woods (2) would beat LCW and LD??? A golfer? People that are too out of shape to carry their own bags?
06-26-2013, 12:36 PM #8
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06-26-2013, 03:16 PM #9
I am not trying to say badminton players are inferior to the other athletics. My idea is badminton is a beautiful sport and I would think in my mind what would happen if the best athletics all play badminton.
I watched 2012 Olympic between LD and LCW, I felt I was lucky being able to witness an exciting match. Then I always fancy myself a badminton match between LD and Roger Federer or LCW against Bruce Lee.
The only threat to LD or LCW from badminton being more lucrative would come from some currently unknown Chinese, Malayasian, or Korean that was super talented in badminton but decided to become an accountant, lawyer or businessman instead.
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06-26-2013, 03:35 PM #10
If you really want to bring in players from other sports, you need only to go to squash. That's more like for like than the other sports, and squash players probably need to be (generally) physically even fitter than badminton players. Of course, they'd need to practise a lot more plyometrics and overhead racquet skills...
06-27-2013, 02:34 AM #11
Thunder.tw, are you a golfer? How do you rate golf, easy, medium, some what difficult, difficult very difficult or very very difficult. Please rate badminton same as above.
06-27-2013, 02:49 AM #12
Cobalt, I don,t have any knowledge about squash, I can't comment on whether squash players are fitter than badminton players. Beside, I have no intention of bringing players from other sports, and also I have no intention of saying other athletics are better than badminton players. What would you think if the best squash player playing badminton, will he stand a chance against LD and LCW?
06-27-2013, 04:32 AM #13
its a very unrealistic imagination here..but i still wanna answer to OP my thoughts
i dont know anything about bruce lee, but from the minimal knowledge about him i would think that he has the right mind to focus on training and push himself so he would have been a good athlete in any sports..dont know about his nature given "racket - talents"
roger federer if he would have started with badminton as a child would almost certainly be a worldclass badminton player. he has a good size for badminton, tennis has a very hard competition worldwide - him beeing the guy coming out of all the good tennis players with most talent..fantastic eye-movement coordination and his ability to hard work day in day out hard working would have made him a fantastic badminton player
michael jordan: tough to say..obviously also a very hard worker...deadly competitive mentality..super athletic guy..but how about his talent to handle rackets? we cannot know about that..from his mentality to push himself every day and be motivated to beat everyone he certainly would have got it to make it to the top but he might lack of the talent that federer has so big (feeling for racket and eye-ball coordination)
my english sucks im sorry, i hope you get my points
tiger woods: how in the world do you put him in this category...thats ridicolous
there is just no indication at all to make any kind of judgement...we simply cannot know a bit if he would have been successfull in other sports since golf is hardly a sport...
06-27-2013, 11:04 AM #14
06-27-2013, 07:29 PM #15
Tiger Woods probably the most likely.
This is a guy who has had the determination and mentality to rise to the top of his sport and dominate(at least before the one or two affairs). This in a sport that is probably the most competitive and hardest to win consistently(due to it being the easiest to have bad scores).
If this guy had been introduced to Badminton at a young age and had available the same coaches, conditions etc. I have know doubt this guy could have become a champion in any sport.
06-27-2013, 07:34 PM #16
I would have loved to see Tiger Woods take on "Little Dragon" Bruce Lee in either badminton or tennis...
Tiger vs Dragon... hmmm, wonder who'll win?
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06-27-2013, 07:54 PM #17