By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Derrick Coleman was one of the biggest busts (both in physical size and otherwise) in Sixers history. Though he was drafted by the Nets, his place in Sixers lore is well noted. He’s a poster child for unrealized potential.

He’s never been known as particularly humble, and that seems to be the case to this day.

In a recent interview with Slam magazine, Coleman was talking about his days with the Nets, and made a pretty bold statement about his time with guard Kenny Anderson.

SLAM: People thought you two were going to become the next Stockton and Malone.

DC: You know what? I didn’t like that comparison because I thought Kenny and I were so much more. Karl was a great power forward, but I thought my game was so much more versatile and Kenny was so much faster than John. People called us the East Coast version of Karl and John, but I thought we were better.

via It All Flies By by Alan Paul on SLAM Online

Not “could have been better,” but “were better.” Well whoop-de-damn-do.

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