FanFooty   FanFooty
Australian Rules
Fantasy Football
Blog Forum App
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Name: Pwd: Login for:

    Advanced search
Home Help Login Register
+  FanFooty Forum
|-+  General sports discussion
| |-+  Other sports (Moderators: valkorum, Holz, LF, LaHug, Ringo, PowerBug)
| | |-+  Best NBA player to ever live who ISN'T Jordan
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 Go Down Print
Author Topic: Best NBA player to ever live who ISN'T Jordan  (Read 3077 times)
Levis43
Guest
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:33:23 PM »

Who is the best player to ever play in the NBA who isn't Jordan. I think Lebron will be the best player ever when he retires.
Logged
Holz
Moderator
Master Coach
*****
Offline Offline



EXV 2.0 is on

« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 01:36:25 PM »

this is very tough as its hard to argue lebron. He is just too young and really its only half way through his career. I couldnt vote him even though he is on pace to be in this discussion or maybee even the GOAT discussion.

based on that its a easy vote though.

Magic Johnson.

most important player of all time, much like Lebron could play any role really. Basically all the attributes of a top big man while playing in the role of a guard, despite somehow not only seeminly not having ball handling, speed, footwork issues etc.. normally associated with big men he actually was better than all the 6 footers.

« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 01:39:00 PM by Holzman » Logged
kingkingston
Bootstudder
*
Offline Offline


hoopsfans.net

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 03:29:25 PM »

Wilt
Logged
Jay
Veteran Coach
****
Offline Offline



2018 SC Overall Rank: 55th

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 03:37:01 PM »

Its gotta be Bill Russell. The main with more rings than fingers.

« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 04:08:48 PM by Jayman » Logged
BratPack
Expert Coach
***
Offline Offline



Of course I should have one, DazBurg's my brother.

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 04:32:09 PM »

Earvin "Magic" Johnson and it's not even close
Logged
Jay
Veteran Coach
****
Offline Offline



2018 SC Overall Rank: 55th

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 04:34:54 PM »

May be underrating Larry Bird here... The guy won 3 MVP's in a row during a dominant era of basketball - if only he wasn't cut down by injuries.

Magic, Bird, Russell, Wilt, Kareem. Just take your pick really, they are all legends :P
Logged
Holz
Moderator
Master Coach
*****
Offline Offline



EXV 2.0 is on

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 04:38:19 PM »

May be underrating Larry Bird here... The guy won 3 MVP's in a row during a dominant era of basketball - if only he wasn't cut down by injuries.

Magic, Bird, Russell, Wilt, Kareem. Just take your pick really, they are all legends :P

he is in the spot for 3rd.

Jordan >> Magic >>>>> Bird, Russell, Wilt, Kareem >>>>> Shaq etc.....

lebron TBD
Logged
Jay
Veteran Coach
****
Offline Offline



2018 SC Overall Rank: 55th

« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 04:40:35 PM »

Magic, Bird, Russell, Wilt, Kareem.
I thought the only fair way to seperate these guys is rings, hence Russell is no.2

I really don't think Magic is that far ahead of Bird at all! Bird was better than Magic for a large chunk of their careers until back injuries got Bird.
Logged
Andrew3737
Assistant Coach
**
Offline Offline



Respect My Authoritahh

« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 05:00:16 PM »

Shaqs pretty close to it. But its prob Magic. Jordan>Magic>Shaq>Kareem>Lebron
Logged
Master Q
Chris Connolly
Veteran Coach
****
Offline Offline



All I Do Is Win

« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 05:03:28 PM »

Shaqs pretty close to it. But its prob Magic. Jordan>Magic>Shaq>Kareem>Lebron
Shaq is definitely not the third best of all time lol  :P
Logged
Jay
Veteran Coach
****
Offline Offline



2018 SC Overall Rank: 55th

« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013, 05:03:29 PM »

Shaq is a great but not top 3 all-time...
Logged
Andrew3737
Assistant Coach
**
Offline Offline



Respect My Authoritahh

« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2013, 05:20:12 PM »

He is pretty close to it. No one dominated like Shaq did for those 3 years. At 7ft, the guy is an absolute beast. Its a lot closer than you think.

For instance, alot of people have Kareem higher than Shaq.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&p1=onealsh01&y1=2007&p2=abdulka01&y2=1984

I personally have Shaq higher, but Kareem higher isnt far fetched at all. Shaq has better ORB, TS, PER, BLK, USG and less TOV. Kareem has better win shares, because he won more than Shaq, but Shaq still won a shower tonne. Carrying 2 teams to 4 rings total.

He has a very good case to be in the top 5.
Logged
kingkingston
Bootstudder
*
Offline Offline


hoopsfans.net

« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 05:34:46 PM »

May be underrating Larry Bird here... The guy won 3 MVP's in a row during a dominant era of basketball - if only he wasn't cut down by injuries.

Magic, Bird, Russell, Wilt, Kareem. Just take your pick really, they are all legends :P
bird was awesome
Logged
Holz
Moderator
Master Coach
*****
Offline Offline



EXV 2.0 is on

« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 05:39:51 PM »

He is pretty close to it. No one dominated like Shaq did for those 3 years. At 7ft, the guy is an absolute beast. Its a lot closer than you think.

For instance, alot of people have Kareem higher than Shaq.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&p1=onealsh01&y1=2007&p2=abdulka01&y2=1984

I personally have Shaq higher, but Kareem higher isnt far fetched at all. Shaq has better ORB, TS, PER, BLK, USG and less TOV. Kareem has better win shares, because he won more than Shaq, but Shaq still won a shower tonne. Carrying 2 teams to 4 rings total.

He has a very good case to be in the top 5.

peak shaq is perhaps the most dominant player of all time. Kareem was the best big man for a long long time. thats why I put him higer.

Peak Sahq v Peak Kareem i probably lean towards Shaq
Logged
kingkingston
Bootstudder
*
Offline Offline


hoopsfans.net

« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013, 05:44:33 PM »

He is pretty close to it. No one dominated like Shaq did for those 3 years. At 7ft, the guy is an absolute beast. Its a lot closer than you think.

For instance, alot of people have Kareem higher than Shaq.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&p1=onealsh01&y1=2007&p2=abdulka01&y2=1984

I personally have Shaq higher, but Kareem higher isnt far fetched at all. Shaq has better ORB, TS, PER, BLK, USG and less TOV. Kareem has better win shares, because he won more than Shaq, but Shaq still won a shower tonne. Carrying 2 teams to 4 rings total.

He has a very good case to be in the top 5.

peak shaq is perhaps the most dominant player of all time. Kareem was the best big man for a long long time. thats why I put him higer.

Peak Sahq v Peak Kareem i probably lean towards Shaq
don't forget Hakeem Olajuwon, he use to school Shaq something crazy
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
 


FanFooty Contact Us About Us Advertising Site Map Copyright © 2004-2011 Paul Montgomery.
SMF 2.0 RC5 | SMF © 2014, Simple Machines