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Old 09-02-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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If you could choose a state that has produced nba players and abl players in the history of basketball, what state would you choose?

If someone asked me that question, I'd tell them Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has the best basketball players in the history of basketball.

The starting lineup would be
Pistol Pete at point guard with Earl Monroe and Kyle Lowry as backup
Kobe Bryant at Shooting guard with Tyreke Evans and Rip Hamilton as a backups
Paul Arizin at Small Forward with Lee Phillips Shafter ll as a backup
Maurice Stokes as Powerforward with Ray Scott as backup
Wilt at center with Rasheed Wallace as a back up

Does this team look like it can win at least 10 rings or what?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Not gonna say Illinois but here are five players that are/were top 50 during their era.....

Isiah Thomas
Derek Rose
Dwayne Wade
Mark Aguirre
Kevin Garnett*
George Mikan
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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New York City Metro alone (mainly Brooklyn) already has produced...

-the best basketball player ever (Jordan)
-a top 5 player (Kareem)
-a bunch of hall of famers (Cousy, Archibald, L-Wilkens, King, Mullin, Erving, Hawkins, Cunningham, Schayes)
-future hall of famer (Melo)
-other above average players (Marbury, Mashburn, Artest, Odom, Hibbert, Noah etc. etc.)

so including all the players from the STATE of NY is not even fair.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not gonna say Illinois but here are five players that are/were top 50 during their era.....

Isiah Thomas
Derek Rose
Dwayne Wade
Mark Aguirre
Kevin Garnett*
George Mikan
Yeah, that asterik should be even bigger. He lived the first 16 or 17 years of his life in South Carolina before attending Farragut in Chicago for a year.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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North Carolina would give you Air Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, James Worthy, Chris Paul and David Thompson. Not a bad lineup.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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Georgia: Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Pervis Ellison, Gerald Wilkins, Horace Grant, and Walt Frazier
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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New York City Metro alone (mainly Brooklyn) already has produced...

-the best basketball player ever (Jordan)
-a top 5 player (Kareem)
-a bunch of hall of famers (Cousy, Archibald, L-Wilkens, King, Mullin, Erving, Hawkins, Cunningham, Schayes)
-future hall of famer (Melo)
-other above average players (Marbury, Mashburn, Artest, Odom, Hibbert, Noah etc. etc.)

so including all the players from the STATE of NY is not even fair.

NYC can't really claim Michael Jordan...his family moved to NC when he was baby.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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NC wins just because of Jordan.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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I can't pick a state but I'll definitely say it would be the Northeast as a region. I remember the first time playing a pick up game in Boston, it seemed like everyone played organized ball at some point and knew the fundamentals of basketball. I was shocked to see people routinely dunking in pick up games. It's kind of like the shock people get when they come to Florida and see that our high school football teams are nearly as big and fast as some out of state college teams.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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I can't pick a state but I'll definitely say it would be the Northeast as a region. I remember the first time playing a pick up game in Boston, it seemed like everyone played organized ball at some point and knew the fundamentals of basketball. I was shocked to see people routinely dunking in pick up games. It's kind of like the shock people get when they come to Florida and see that our high school football teams are nearly as big and fast as some out of state college teams.
Hmmm...I see guys dunking at my local small-town YMCA. That's not really uncommon.
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