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Top 10 Greatest NBA Players

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This might have been done before, but...

1. Magic Johnson
2. Larry Bird
3. Bill Russell
4. Dr. J
5. Michael Jordon
6. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
7. Shaquille O'Neal
8. Isiah Thomas
9. Tim Duncan
10. Wilt Chamberlain
 

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1) John Havlicek
2) Oscar Robertson
3) Irving Johnson
4) Bill Russell
5) Bob Cousy
6) Wilt Chamberlain
7) Larry Bird
8) Pete Maravich
9) Michael Jordan
10) Kareem Abdul Jabar
 

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Originally posted by Arthur Fonzarelli
1) John Havlicek
2) Oscar Robertson
3) Irving Johnson
4) Bill Russell
5) Bob Cousy
6) Wilt Chamberlain
7) Larry Bird
8) Pete Maravich
9) Michael Jordan
10) Kareem Abdul Jabar
What! No Jerry West? No Dr. J. No Elgin Baylor? No Johnny Egan?

BTW, it's Earvin Johnson.
 

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Dennis Rodman.. cause he was good, we won championships.... he dated Carmen Electra...

AND HIS DICK WAS HUGE.

Michael Jordan
Reggie Miller
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Wilt Chamberlain
Julius Erving
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Bill Russell
Jerry West
Tim Duncan
 
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Michael Jordan
Julius Erving
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Larry Bird
Shaquille O'Neal
Oscar Robertson
Magic Johnson
Bill Russell
Wilt Chamberlain
Jerry West
(Honorary Mention) John Stockton ;)
 

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Billo_Really said:
What! No Jerry West? No Dr. J. No Elgin Baylor? No Johnny Egan?

BTW, it's Earvin Johnson.
excuse me - I'm usually more on top of things like that. I should have just typed Magic.

The list is opinion - & it was of just 10 players. You can't have everybody. Even considering the ones you brought to my attention doesn't take away that all those on my list are certainly deserving of being there.

I'll tell you what - I'll give up Kareem & Jordan for West & Baylor.

by the way - where's your list?
 

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Originally posted by Arthur Fonzarelli
excuse me - I'm usually more on top of things like that. I should have just typed Magic.

The list is opinion - & it was of just 10 players. You can't have everybody. Even considering the ones you brought to my attention doesn't take away that all those on my list are certainly deserving of being there.

I'll tell you what - I'll give up Kareem & Jordan for West & Baylor.

by the way - where's your list?
Your right, limiting it to ten is pretty hard, but here goes:
  1. Dick Garrett
  2. Rick Roberson
  3. Tom Boerwinkle
  4. Henry Finkle
  5. Don Ford
  6. Corky Carroll
  7. Mel Counts
  8. Michael Wiley
  9. Tom Abernathy
  10. Larry Kinder (from Vets Park in Long Beach)
 

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Tashah said:
Michael Jordan
Julius Erving
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Larry Bird
Shaquille O'Neal
Oscar Robertson
Magic Johnson
Bill Russell
Wilt Chamberlain
Jerry West
(Honorary Mention) John Stockton ;)
I'll go with them, not in that order, but yea.:2razz:
 

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For my second string:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain
  2. Elgin Baylor
  3. Jerry West
  4. Bill Russell
  5. Michael Jordon
  6. Magic Johnson
  7. Larry Bird
  8. Lew Alcindor
  9. Oscar Robertson
  10. Dr. J
 

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Billo_Really said:
For my second string:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain
  2. Elgin Baylor
  3. Jerry West
  4. Bill Russell
  5. Michael Jordon
  6. Magic Johnson
  7. Larry Bird
  8. Lew Alcindor
  9. Oscar Robertson
  10. Dr. J
Your second string would kick your first string's ***. lol
 

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Great players most of you young whippersnappers have never heard of:


1. Bob Cousy
2. Paul Arizon
3. Tom Gola
4. Bob Petitt
5. Jack Twyman
6. Maurice Stokes
7. George Mikan
8. Willis Reed
9. Tom Heinson
10 Adrian Dantly


1. Wilt Chamberlain
2. Michael Jordan
3. Larry Bird
4. Kevin Mchale
5. Magic Johnson
6. Rick Barry
7. Elgin baylor
8. Julius Erving
9. John Stockton
10. Karl Malone Tie
10. Lew Alcindor Tie
 

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Navy Pride said:
Great players most of you young whippersnappers have never heard of:
1. Bob Cousy
2. Paul Arizon
3. Tom Gola
4. Bob Petitt
5. Jack Twyman
6. Maurice Stokes
7. George Mikan
8. Willis Reed
9. Tom Heinson
10 Adrian Dantly
Cousy was on my list. Tommy Heinson - probably the most dramatic coach in NBA history...

...picture this scene...1 minute & 32 seconds to go - the Celtics down by 16 - Heinson gets a technical & is thrown out of the game (the tech. shots are made - now they're down by 18) - time out is called by the Celtics after the shots - they walk onto the court with that Celtic Pride sort of swagger - Red Auerbach, sitting behind the bench, lights his victory cigar at 42 seconds left when the lead has been cut to 8 points - Havlicek makes a last second fade-away to win the game...

I loved those days...

BTW - some other greats on that list as well.


here's the greatest game ever played...
http://www.nba.com/celtics/history/GreatestGameEverPlayed.html
 

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Arthur Fonzarelli said:
Cousy was on my list. Tommy Heinson - probably the most dramatic coach in NBA history...

...picture this scene...1 minute & 32 seconds to go - the Celtics down by 16 - Heinson gets a technical & is thrown out of the game (the tech. shots are made - now they're down by 18) - time out is called by the Celtics after the shots - they walk onto the court with that Celtic Pride sort of swagger - Red Auerbach, sitting behind the bench, lights his victory cigar at 42 seconds left when the lead has been cut to 8 points - Havlicek makes a last second fade-away to win the game...

I loved those days...

BTW - some other greats on that list as well.


here's the greatest game ever played...
http://www.nba.com/celtics/history/GreatestGameEverPlayed.html

People nowadays are to young....They don't remember how great Bob Cousy was.......His passes were amazing and he made Bill Sharman a all star every year.......
 

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Originally posted by Navy Pride:
People nowadays are to young....They don't remember how great Bob Cousy was.......His passes were amazing and he made Bill Sharman a all star every year.......
Celtics never went anywhere until they replaced Easy Ed McCauley with some guy named Bill.
 

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Billo_Really said:
Celtics never went anywhere until they replaced Easy Ed McCauley with some guy named Bill.

I can't argue with that but Russell could not carry Wilt's jock.......It just that Russell had a bunch of hall of famers on his team to compliment him.......
 

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Originally posted by Navy Pride:
I can't argue with that but Russell could not carry Wilt's jock.......It just that Russell had a bunch of hall of famers on his team to compliment him.......
I'm not going to argue against Wilt. Wilt's my man. But Russell's hall of famers didn't help him much in '67. All that talent done got spanked!
 

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1. Michael Jordan
2. Michael Jordan
3. Michael Jordan
4. Michael Jordan
5. Michael Jordan
6. Michael Jordan
7. Michael Jordan
8. Michael Jordan
9. Michael Jordan
10. Larry Bird or Byrd or Berd or whatever......
 

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Billo_Really said:
I'm not going to argue against Wilt. Wilt's my man. But Russell's hall of famers didn't help him much in '67. All that talent done got spanked!
There are always exceptions....The Yankees don't win every year either...
 

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Billo_Really said:
What! No Jerry West? No Dr. J. No Elgin Baylor? No Johnny Egan?

BTW, it's Earvin Johnson.
Elgin Baylor would be on my list. Scored 85 points in a single game.

Wilt the Stilt should be number one. Scored 100 points in a single game. That feat will never be repeated.
 

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danarhea said:
Elgin Baylor would be on my list. Scored 85 points in a single game.

Wilt the Stilt should be number one. Scored 100 points in a single game. That feat will never be repeated.
Never say never. Though it is very difficult and unlikely, You never know. I think the rebounding record is just as sacred. But it doesn't mean that it couldn't happen . All it takes is a weak team with injuries phoning it in one night.
 

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Originally posted by danarhea
Elgin Baylor would be on my list. Scored 85 points in a single game.

Wilt the Stilt should be number one. Scored 100 points in a single game. That feat will never be repeated.
It was actually 71 points. But it might as well been 85. He did it against the Celtics (with Bill Russell), in the playoffs at Boston Garden!

That's not just a good game, that's making a statement to Red!
 

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No Order-some no one else chose

Rick Barry
Kevin McHale
Larry Bird
Shaq
Michael Jordan
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Oscar Robertson
John Stockton
James Worthy
George McGinnis
 

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Originally posted by Turtledude:
Rick Barry
Kevin McHale
Larry Bird
Shaq
Michael Jordan
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Oscar Robertson
John Stockton
James Worthy
George McGinnis
George Mcf.uckingGinnis! WTF Perry Mason! Mcf.uckingGinnis over:
  • Elgin Baylor
  • Dr. J
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Bill Russell
  • The Mailman
  • Jerry West
  • Rick Roberson
  • Walt Frazier
  • Pete Marovich
  • Magic Johnson
  • Jon Havlichek
  • Nate Thurmond
  • Bill Walton
  • Dave Cowens
  • Dave Bing
  • Willis Reed
  • Dave Debutcher
  • Chet the Jet
  • Earl the Pearl
  • Akeem Olajawon
  • Moses Malone
  • Charles Barkley
  • Me
Councelor, you are out of order!
 

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Billo_Really said:
George Mcf.uckingGinnis! WTF Perry Mason! Mcf.uckingGinnis over:
  • Elgin Baylor
  • Dr. J
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Bill Russell
  • The Mailman
  • Jerry West
  • Rick Roberson
  • Walt Frazier
  • Pete Marovich
  • Magic Johnson
  • Jon Havlichek
  • Nate Thurmond
  • Bill Walton
  • Dave Cowens
  • Dave Bing
  • Willis Reed
  • Dave Debutcher
  • Chet the Jet
  • Earl the Pearl
  • Akeem Olajawon
  • Moses Malone
  • Charles Barkley
  • Me
Councelor, you are out of order!
I was picking people some of whom Had not been mentioned. McGinnis had several great years. Cowens-didn't impress me. I wasn't old enough to see much of Debucher. I believe I was the only one to mention Rick Barry who wilt himself had picked for his best 5 ever. SOme guys were Good for years (Hondo, Moses) other guys burned bright for a few (Remember Phil Smith)

For longevity, Robert Parrish is way up there.
Bob McAdoo who won several scoring championships in the mid 70's (around the time Barry was a top dog) who had a couple really great years. The Iceman is another who was way up there. Bobby Jones had a couple fantastic years. Darrell Griffith, Alvin Adams too
 
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