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ESPN frontpage: Best backcourt ever

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by NL Rocket, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. NL Rocket

    NL Rocket Member

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    Okay, I get the love for the Warriors, I do but the love for Klay Thompson just because he can shoot along with Curry being ridiculously good he's deemed best 2-guard in the league (blind fandom) and now this?!? Just because they are the 'splash brothers' does not mean they are the best.

    I can think of a lot of backcourts who are better, from the top of my head:
    - Penny and whoever was beside him over the years
    - Magic Johnson & whoever was beside him over the years
    - MJ & whoever was beside him over the years
    - Stockton & Hornacek
    - Kenny Smith & Drexler
    - Kenny Smith & Vernon Maxwell (defense counts)
    - Muggsy Bogues & Kendall Gill
    - Kevin Johnson & whoever was beside him over the years
    - T-mac & whoever was beside him over the years

    Am I crazy or is this backcourt overrated as hell??
     
  2. krnxsnoopy

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    T-mac and Rafer Alston (sarcasm)
     
  3. conquistador#11

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    if by 'ever' they mean, the first quarter of this season, then they might have a point.
     
  4. what

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    Dude, they are 21-3, and two of the losses are to the grizz (21-4, second best record in nba) and the defending champions.

    I'd say they have a point.
     
  5. val_modus

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    I think the backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal will be the best in the league by next year. Wall is really coming into his own as possibly the best, or top 3 atleast, PG in the NBA, while Beal is coming into form after missing some games.
     
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    The only backcourt that I think could rival them is: chauncey billups and rip hamilton, and isiah thomas and joe dumars.

    Maybe Run TMC can get in there.
     
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    isiah thomas and joe dumars was the best ever, they've got a long way to go

    Magic and Scott are probably #2, with Porter and the Glide at #3
     
  8. NL Rocket

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    Definitely those 3 would be better. You think none on my list are better than them though? Their whole team is playing well, it's not just Curry and Klay.
     
  9. DREAM ON!

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    Lin and Kobe?
     
  10. prs325

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    Wait til we get Dragic
     
  11. steddinotayto

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    LOL

    I don't see a championship ring on their fingers yet so no.
     
  12. Williamson

    Williamson JOSH CHRISTOPHER ONLY FAN
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    Walt Frazier + Earl Monroe
    Magic Johnson + Byron Scott
    Jerry West + Gail Goodrich
    Isiah Thomas + Joe Dumars
    John Stockton + Jeff Hornacek
    Michael Jordan + Ron Harper
    Russell Westbrook + James Harden
    Tony Parker + Manu Ginobili
    Rajon Rondo + Ray Allen
    Steve Nash + Joe Johnson
    Golden State's Own Tim Hardaway + Mitch Richmond
    And to me, most interestingly, one might make the case that if Curry had been healthier back when, Curry + Monta Ellis would have been better.
     
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  13. dragician

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    Moochie and Stevie.
     
  14. TheMystery008

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    Linderella & Linsanity

    So underrated in this board!
     
  15. Severe Rockets Fan

    Severe Rockets Fan Takin it one stage at a time...

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    [​IMG] Somebody had to do it...:p
     
  16. J Sizzle

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    The Warriors slurping continues...
     
  17. LonghornFan

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    This.
     
  18. Williamson

    Williamson JOSH CHRISTOPHER ONLY FAN
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    I can't believe you guys are forgetting about Walt and the Pearl!
     
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    Francis and Mobley > Curry and Thompson

    DEAD SRS
     
  20. Williamson

    Williamson JOSH CHRISTOPHER ONLY FAN
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    Okay. That's crazy talk!

    Also, if the Warriors win 70 games and the championship this year, I'll be willing to give them the nod. But until then, I'm definitely leaning towards either Walt and Earl or Isaiah and Joe.
     

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