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[CBS Sports] Every NBA team's best player of all time

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by plutoblue11, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. plutoblue11

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/photos/every-nba-teams-best-player-of-all-time

    Chicago Bulls: Michael Jordan
    Cleveland Cavs: LeBron James
    Boston Celtics: Bill Russell
    Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry
    Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant
    Philadelphia 76ers: Julius Erving
    Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash
    Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade
    Indiana Pacers: Reggie Miller
    Utah Jazz: Karl Malone
    Oklahoma City Thunder (Seattle Supersonics): Kevin Durant
    Los Angeles Clippers: Chris Paul
    Houston Rockets: Hakeem Olajuwon
    New York Knicks: Patrick Ewing
    San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan
    Minnesota Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett
    Detroit Pistons: Isiah Thomas
    Milwaukee Bucks: Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
    Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki
    Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets: Jason Kidd
    Sacramento (Rochester-Kansas City) Kings: Oscar Robertson
    Atlanta Hawks: Dominique Wilkins
    Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard
    Portland Trailblazers: Clyde Drexler
    Toronto Raptors: Vince Carter
    Washington Wizards (Bullets): Elvin Hayes
    Memphis Grizzlies: Pau Gasol
    Denver Nuggets:Alex English
    New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis
    Charlotte Hornets: Larry Johnson
     
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    Wilt Chamberlain not the greatest player for the Sixers or Warriors? What a joke.

    I'll take Magic for the Lakers.

    Pettit for the Hawks.

    Everything else i guess okay, Dwight played longer as a Magic player than Shaq, but Shaq was better. Chuck was better, but Nash played longer as a Sun. George McGinnis has argument over Reggie, but that was ABA so i dont know. Lots of teams with weak history.
     
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    If we're going by future projection, than Karl-Anthony Towns needs to be above Kevin Garnett.

    Otherwise Chris Paul is the best New Orleans player.
     
  5. T_Man

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    That list is more about the writers on personal opinion...

    I mean the Celtics.. Russel or Bird??

    Seattle.. Fred Brown, Spencer Haywood..

    Even Houston... Hakeem.. But Moses carried the Rockets on his back in the finals....

    Interesting slide show...

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    Pretty random for the players who played for multiple teams.

    LOL Shaq being shut out. :grin:
     
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    Anthony Davis really already pass up Chris Paul in New Orleans?
     
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    Stockton over Malone. Stockton deferred to Malone on the offensive end, but Stockton was a better defensive player. Malone was a cheap shot artist and a flopper.
     
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    Magic Johnson was the Lakers' best player.
     
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    Kobe Bryant, lol please
     
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    Charles Barkley was the best Phoenix Sun.

    When you only played 4 years there but make it seem like 8+ you made a great impact. Plus he was in his absolute prime then, won the MVP, took his team to the finals, was a bad ass and had kickass shoes.
     
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    Magic, KAJ, Jerry West, all should be ahead of Kobe.
     
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    Who the heck is Larry Johnson? Even after googling, I still don't know who he is.
     
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    Seriously?

    I mean, he was a famous basketball player who was even well-known in college when he played for UNLV.

    But you'd have at least seen him in Space Jam. Shawn Bradley, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, and Mugsey Bogues:

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    He'd be the purple Monstar:

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    With that being posted, the "real" Hornets of Charlotte lived and died by the rise and exhale of Zo. That team was annually a competitive playoff team on the back of Zo. He was the engine of that team, and it was never the same after he left. It's ironic that his exile coincided with the rise of the Miami Heat.
     
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    Nobody beats Grandmama...

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    T_Man
     
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    There goes that one 2015er who doesn't remember just how great Kevin Garnett was in his prime. Towns is nowhere close to that level yet.
     
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    Fixed a few:

    Boston Celtics: Larry Bird
    Phoenix Suns: Charles Barkley
    Orlando Magic: Shaq
    Charlotte Hornets: Zo

    Otherwise pretty spot on.
     

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