Originally Posted by pc1
I've seen Kodes in his prime numerous times and while he was a very good player it never struck me at the time that he was an awesome player.
He was an overachiever and that is meant as a compliment. He had far more heart and determination than talent. It is amazing he ended up with more slams than Nastase, and Nastase also benefited from chances in depleted slam fields during the strikes and various other nonense of the earlier 70s so cant even say it is due to that.