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View Poll Results: Best NBA Small Forward of All Time
Larry Bird 7 33.33%
Lebron James 9 42.86%
John Havlicek 0 0%
Scottie Pippen 2 9.52%
Julius Erving 1 4.76%
Elgin Baylor 0 0%
Rick Barry 1 4.76%
Dominique Wilkins 0 0%
Paul Pierce 0 0%
James Worthy 0 0%
Alex English 0 0%
Kevin Durant 0 0%
Carmelo Anthony 0 0%
Grant Hill 0 0%
Larry Johnson 0 0%
Glen Rice 0 0%
Josh Smith 0 0%
Latrell Speewell 0 0%
Shawn Marion 0 0%
Jamaal Wilkes 0 0%
Chris Mullin 1 4.76%
Bernard King 0 0%
Antawn Jamison 0 0%
Adrian Dantley 0 0%
Detlef Schrempf 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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From this poll, select who is the best NBA Power Forward of all time.
I get these lists by combining online sources of other lists.
Wingman time!

Also list your top 10!

CHOICES:

Larry Bird
Lebron James
John Havlicek
Scottie Pippen
Julius Erving
Elgin Baylor
Rick Barry
Dominique Wilkins
Paul Pierce
James Worthy (I put him at PF before, I know now the error of my ways )
Alex English
Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony
Grant Hill
Larry Johnson
Glen Rice
Josh Smith
Latrell Speewell
Shawn Marion
Jamaal Wilkes
Chris Mullin
Bernard King
Antawn Jamison
Adrian Dantley
Detlef Schrempf
Other

If I missed someone, sorry! That's why there's "Other"



Try to keep in mind several factors: athleticism, midrange shooting, outside shooting, perimeter d, passing ability/stats, ball handling, versatility?, win/loss, championships/playoff success, contribution to team, dominance of his position/other players, dominance of the game and other things.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I'm gonna stick to the last ~30 years again.

1. Lebron James
2. Larry Bird
3. Kevin Durant (might be a little premature but he's better now than any of the guys below him ever were)
4. Julius Erving M.D.
5. Scottie Pippen
6. Paul Pierce
7. Grant Hill (because he was so goddamn good early on)
8. Dominique Wilkins
9. Adrian Dantley
10. Alex English

Honorable mention: Jamal Mashburn, Shawn Marion, Detlef Shrempf, Glen Rice, David Thompson, Mark Aquirre, Kiki Vandeweghe, Bernard King, Chris Mullin, James Worthy, Marques Johnson, Luol Deng, Sean Elliot, Carmelo Anthony.

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Originally Posted by NARFALICIOUS View Post
If I missed someone, sorry! That's why there's "Other"
None of them is probably top 10 but I would put Jamal Mashburn, Marques Johnson, David Thompson, Mark Aguirre, and Kiki Vandeweghe on there. Those are the only omissions that really stand out to me.

Grandmama played mostly power forward he should have been on the other one.

Last edited by EugeneOnegin; 12-06-2013 at 04:02 PM..
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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Sooo hard to think of everyone off the top of my head, that I have to use several different sites as reference.
For some reason I always picture Jamal Mashburn in a Hornets jersey.
I was on the fence about him, he had a short, but decent career.

Thank MJ for the "other" selection.


Edit. Seems to be in most polls on the first 2 pages, that total votes maxes out around 15. I guess that's why this forum is so slow. No basketball fans
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: California
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Traditionally the small forward is supposed to be the most versatile player on the floor. They should be able to handle the ball, post up on the block, operate on the wing, and set up the offense when necessary. Basically, they do it all.

I've got five.

1. LeBron James
2. Larry Bird
3. James Worthy
4. Elgin Baylor
5. Scottie Pippen
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Top 10:
1. Lebron James
2. Larry Bird
3. Scottie Pippen
4. Julius Erving
The rest:
Elgin Baylor
Rick Barry
Paul Pierce
James Worthy
Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by EugeneOnegin View Post

Honorable mention: Jamal Mashburn, Shawn Marion, Detlef Shrempf, Glen Rice, David Thompson, Mark Aquirre, Kiki Vandeweghe, Bernard King, Chris Mullin, James Worthy, Marques Johnson, Luol Deng, Sean Elliot, Carmelo Anthony.
Thanks for giving my man Sean Elliot an honorable mention.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Mt.Rushmore of Small Fowards:
Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Larry Bird, LeBron James
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I didn't vote because I can't choose between James and Bird. First of all, they are so different that it's tough to compare them.

career stats per 36 min:
Bird
fg% .496 ;3fg%.376; rebounds 9.4; assists 6.0; pts. 22.8

LBJ
fg% .492; 3fg% .339; rebounds 6.;6 assists 6.3; pts. 25.0


It's a little unfair to compare since LBJ is only 28, and has a few years to go. He has fixed his 3 point shooting and will ultimately retire with a much better mark than he has now. I don't see anyone else on the same planet as those two.

I think my #3 might just be Clyde Drexler, not even on the list:

per 36 minutes

fg% .472; 3pt% .318; rebounds 6.4; assists 5.9; pts 21.3

edit: can't remember for sure, but I suppose Drexler was mostly considered a guard. I think Jerome Kersey was the small forward.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I think my #3 might just be Clyde Drexler, not even on the list:

per 36 minutes

fg% .472; 3pt% .318; rebounds 6.4; assists 5.9; pts 21.3
Clyde's not on the list because he was primarily a shooting guard.
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