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Old 06-21-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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1)MJ
2)Wilt
3)Kareem
4)Bird
5)Magic
6)Russell
7)Olajuwon
8)Shaq
9)Duncan
10)Jerry West
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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Oh my.......

LOL.... I have to second this Oh My!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Shaq top 10?????? he couldn't hit a 10 footer.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Shaq top 10?????? he couldn't hit a 10 footer.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Personally, I don't think post players and wing players should be grouped together. I mean, how can you really compare Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan? They are too different from one another. They impact the game differently. They have fundamentally different roles with one being a big and the other being a wing. Instead I would pick the top five post players and the top five wing players. My lists would go like this.

Post Players:
1. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
2. Wilt Chamberlain
3. Bill Russell
4. Moses Malone
5. Hakeem Olajuwoun

Wing Players:
1. Michael Jordan
2. Magic Johnson
3. Oscar Robertson
4. Elgin Baylor
5. Jerry West

And if I had to pick a GOAT it would be Kareem. But that's just me.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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1. Jordan
2. Wilt
3. Kareem
4. Magic
5. Dr. J
6. Oscar Robertson
7. Kobe
8. Russell
9. Shaq
10. Bird

For the most part, I agree with all 10 selections, but I wanted to hear what other people had to say about the list. How about Duncan or Karl Malone? Is there any space for Isiah? Jerry West? Elgin Baylor?
It's tough. I think in the old days (the 90's), it was easier. Remember the 50 greatest players were selected? And they were the traditional names, kobe wasn't on it. No Dirk. Sort of the traditional, bird, magic, jordan, etc.

Jordan
Wilt
Kareem
Magic

Are locks. Three of the four will probably never go off the list or be questioned. Russell has got to be on there. Taking him off, would be like taking off a baseball player in the 20's, because he didn't play in the 50's. Not the 1800's, when it was semi organized. I don't think basketball was that antiquated when Russell was playing.

#5 Russell
#6 kobe (?)
#7 shaq

The most questionable is probably bird on that list. The top 5-7 are all unique in their skill. Basically the best ever in their particular skill set. Thats why they always show up in the same top 5 or 7 lists. But Birds been replicated. He's not quite as "unique" as the others (not a knock on him, hes still top 11 or 12). I think his name could get moved the most.

#8 oscar robertson
#9 dr j
#10 hakeem (?)

I'll go #10 A. Hakeem.
#10 B. Bird
#10 C. Jerry West
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:12 AM
 
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It's tough. I think in the old days (the 90's), it was easier. Remember the 50 greatest players were selected? And they were the traditional names, kobe wasn't on it. No Dirk. Sort of the traditional, bird, magic, jordan, etc.


The most questionable is probably bird on that list. The top 5-7 are all unique in their skill. Basically the best ever in their particular skill set. Thats why they always show up in the same top 5 or 7 lists. But Birds been replicated. He's not quite as "unique" as the others (not a knock on him, hes still top 11 or 12). I think his name could get moved the most.
Ahhhh.... the all-time 50 list came out in 1997 so no, Kobe Bryant, then a 18 year old rookie would not be on the list. Dirk? Dirk wasn't even IN the league in 1997. If they was to do an 'updated' 50 greatest list in 2011, obviously quite a few of today's greats would have to make the cut.


With all due respect, on the bolded point, I now seriously question the extent of your basketball knowledge, to make such a comment about Bird. This is complete and utter blasphemy.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Ahhhh.... the all-time 50 list came out in 1997 so no, Kobe Bryant, then a 18 year old rookie would not be on the list. Dirk? Dirk wasn't even IN the league in 1997. If they was to do an 'updated' 50 greatest list in 2011, obviously quite a few of today's greats would have to make the cut.


With all due respect, on the bolded point, I now seriously question the extent of your basketball knowledge, to make such a comment about Bird. This is complete and utter blasphemy.
there was talk of adding 10 more at the 60 but i guess it never happened.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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And the argument against Bird is that Dirk Nowitzki is currently better than Bird ever was, which means he has no business being on the list (assuming that Dirk is not a Top 10 player. hint: He's not).
Anyone that thinks Dirk is way better than Bird ever was never watched Larry Bird play!
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