pick your all time Top NBA players

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  1. DeoOpt

    DeoOpt Puritan Board Freshman

    If you could bring back every player in their prime and they all played this season, who would be on the All Pro first team and second team? These are my first and second teams. I would like to see other opinions.

    Point Guard: 1 Magic Johnson 2 Steve Nash
    Shooting Guard:1 Michael Jordan 2 Kobe Bryant
    Small Forward: 1 LeBron James 2 Larry Bird
    Power Forward: 1 Kevin Garnett 2 Karl Malone
    Center: 1 Shaquille O'Neil 2 Kareem Jabbar
     
  2. Calvinist Cowboy

    Calvinist Cowboy Puritan Board Junior

    Point Guard: 1 Magic Johnson 2 Oscar Robertson
    Shooting Guard:1 Michael Jordan 2 Jerry West
    Small Forward: 1 Larry Bird 2 John Havlicek
    Power Forward: 1 Tim Duncan 2 Karl Malone
    Center: 1 Bill Russell 2 Kareem Jabbar
     
  3. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    I didn't realize there were positions in basketball. lol. I know it is so typical, but Michael Jordan. When I was a young kid he was such a hero to me and pretty much the only reason I liked basketball. Once he left the Bulls I completely lost interest in the sport, which would explain my first sentence. Some of the shots he pulled off were just beautiful.
     
  4. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    I'm such a sucker for these sorts of lists... :)

    PG: Magic, Oscar
    SG: Jordan, Kobe
    SF: Bird, Lebron
    PF: Duncan, Malone
    C: Kareem, Wilt

    Notes: It's tough putting Lebron in there but I just think he's going to end up there regardless. Duncan is boring to watch but the man is as solid as good as they come so I had to squeeze him in at PF (even though he plays a lot of C). It was also very tough leaving Hakeem out. Such a well-rounded player! And growing up an LSU fan I twitch a little in my left eye not seeing Shaq on the list but I just don't think he makes it...
     
  5. A.J.

    A.J. Puritan Board Junior

    :lol: We must be more or less of the same age. You watched Space Jam, didn't you? I was a young kid too when it was released. :)
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Most underrated players list all-time:

    PG: Pistol Pete Maravich...perhaps the greatest ball handler of all time.
    SG: Adrian Dantley...scored +30 ppg for four consecutive seasons and most folks today don't even have a clue who he is.
    SF: Chris Mullin/Mitch Richmond...can't pick between these two Warriors. Both had incredible shots. Richmond was maybe the most underrated defensive player.
    PF: Dennis Rodman...yeah I supremely dislike the guy but 7 consecutive rebounding titles and 5 championships speaks for itself.
    C: Hakeem...I only put him here because he never quite makes the top all time list, but he was arguably the most well rounded center the game has seen.
     
  7. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    And just for fun, my most overrated list:

    PG: Allen Iverson, forget the individual stats--he has made EVERY team he has been on worse.
    SG: Vince Carter, but he's pretty good when no one is guarding him!
    SF: Tracy Mcgrady, yeah he plays SG too but I needed both him and Vince on the list (they're related). Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe T-Mac has ever won a playoff series.
    PF: Sir Charles, bark was/is bigger than his bite
    C: Bill Laimbeer, just a dirty player
     
  8. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Larry Bird...was the man....
     
  9. Nate

    Nate Puritan Board Junior

    I'm just finishing Bill Simmons 700-page book on the entire history of the NBA, complete with a ranking of the best 96 players ever. Still... I just can't appreciate guys that I haven't seen play - so I'm gonna have to rank only players where I have watched a significant portion of their carreer.

    Point Guard: 1 Magic Johnson 2 Isiah Thomas
    Shooting Guard:1 Michael Jordan 2 Kobe Bryant
    Small Forward: 1 LeBron James 2 Larry Bird
    Power Forward: 1 Tim Duncan 2 Kevin Garnett
    Center: 1 Shaquille O'Neil 2 ??????
     
  10. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    No mention of Spud Webb? The absolute best NBA player EVER under 5'8.
     
  11. TaylorOtwell

    TaylorOtwell Puritan Board Junior

    PG: John Stockton
    SG: Michael Jordan
    SF: Lebron James
    PF: Kevin Garnett
    C: Shaq
     
  12. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Haha, yeah! I really liked that movie back in the day, especially because of Jordan in it.
     
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