Who's the greatest NBA player? | Page 8

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Who's the GOAT NBA Player?

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    3.8%
  2. Charles Barkley

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  3. Larry Bird

    3.2%
  4. Kobe Bryant

    9.5%
  5. Wilt Chamberlain

    2.5%
  6. Tim Duncan

    1.3%
  7. Kevin Durant

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  8. Kevin Garnett

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  9. Lebron James

    12.7%
  10. Magic Johnson

    1.3%
  11. Michael Jordan

    61.4%
  12. Karl Malone

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  13. Dirk Nowitski

    1.3%
  14. Hakeem Olajuwon

    1.3%
  15. Shaquille O'Neal

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  16. Oscar Robertson

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  17. Bill Russell

    0.6%
  18. John Stockton

    0.6%
  19. Jerry West

    0.6%
  20. Other (Specify)

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  1. DarkKnight81 Silver Belt

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    I did most of my NBA watching in the 90s so of course it's Jordan for me. Ill listen to arguments for a handful of players like Magic, Bill Russell and Kareem but not probably not Lebron. I prefer to break it down into decades.

    2010s Lebron
    2000s Kobe
    1990s Jordan
    1980s Magic
    1970s Kareem
    1960s Wilt
    1950s Russell
    1940s Mikan
     
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    The 95-96 sonic squad was one of the greatest teams ever to not won a title because Jordan took them out in the finals.

    Shit Shawn Kemp is so great he would impregnate the wives of every player on the poll and still have time to win games and support his other 15 kids.

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    Alton Lister's mouth is still pregnant to this day.
     
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  3. MusterX Steel Belt

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    As great as Lebron is, and he is a freak player, if he can only get 15 votes to Jordan's 83 in this poll, and if that's a reflection of how greater basketball fandom feels, then you will grow old and die and people will still be saying MJ is the greatest of all time. Someone even greater than Lebron will have to come along to dethrone MJ. How long are you going to have to wait for someone greater than Lebron to come along? Could be a long ass time.
     
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  4. MusterX Steel Belt

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    Wut? Did you just use the words hype and Jordan in the same sentence? I'm not arguing that Kareem is not a bad ass, he is one of the greatest players of all time but c'mon.

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    • First Team: 1987–93, 1996–98[8][9]
    • Second Team: 1985[8][9]
    • First Team: 1988–93, 1996–98[10][11]
    • Runner-up in 1985
    United States National Team
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  5. jqld Bamboo, is my business.

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    correct me if i am wrong as this is just me remembering from the time but the 96 sonics are overrated on here.

    93 suns were a superior team, they beat a very similar sonics outfit and had barkley (who was in another league to kemp). the sonics then lost first round in 94 to 8 seed nuggets..for such a great team that wouldn't happen. by 96 the west had dropped off with drexler gone, hakeem had done his thing, and robinson in the mental asylum because of hakeem.

    the jazz then faced the bulls in the next 2 finals. the jazz had stockton and malone dating back to mid 80s doing the same shit but now they are suddenly in the finals because the west went shit.

    anyways i remember the bulls first 3 peat being against better teams than the 2nd.. i also remember jordan being freak god in the 1st 3peat and looked relatively shit in the second.

    my 2 sense
     
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    The bolded is all that needs to be said about this fecal stained post.
     
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  7. jqld Bamboo, is my business.

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    That was obviously bait for ill informed who had no eyed deer what i was talking about. Dumbass
     
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  8. Pwent WOW!

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    voted jordan but wanted to specify that kobe>lebron
     
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  9. ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    MJ

    I have Lebron ahead of Kobe though.
     
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    Every MVP after 2008 is ahead of Jordan. The league is that much better at scoring the basketball.
     
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    They're also a bunch of pussies now.
     
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    The game of basketballs rules have changed drastically to a style favoring high scores and making it tougher on defense. The game bareley look anything the style played in the 80's to late 90's.

    If Jordan was just entering the league right now he would be playing that same style, with really no dominant centers.
     
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    He'd do worse against the better defenders of today. Remember what Gary Payton did to him? In his era, pulling someone out to 18 feet was stretching the floor. He wasn't a threat from 3, and you can't really make the argument that in this era he would be. His closest analogue in this era might be Westbrook.
     
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    Sure I can. He would have worked on shooting 3's more than anyone else if he were coming in to the league now.

    You think his competitiveness, and heart would never develop in this era? There is no hand checking in this era so no one would do what GP (who was one of the better defenders ever) did to him.


    I also think Lebron would be better than he is today if he played in Jordan's time as he would have been more physical and not flopping every time a 5'11" player bumps in to him.

    Westbrook is in no way anything like Jordan. Jordan is a way better defender, and isn't nearly as fast as Westbrook.
     
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  19. asharak Purple Belt

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    This is a lot of the problem with comparing eras. If Jordan were coming into this era, several things would be different. He would have to be a threat from 3, and would have spent less time on the stuff that made him dominant in his era.

    His competitiveness and giant chip on the shoulder might not have developed in this era. He would have been coddled through AAU being a 1 & done.

    I used westbrook as an analogue because he's an iso guard that's not a threat from 3.
     
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    I see what you are trying to get across but I disagree. Either way Jordan is the greatest of all time
     
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