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ESPN frontpage: Best backcourt ever

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

  1. dandorotik

    dandorotik Contributing Member

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!! Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick, what the hell are these people smoking? How they can even make this judgment on a 1.25-year sample? I mean, seriously, there are even more combos I'd put above those two- I'd put Penny Hardaway and Dennis Scott (mostly for Penny, but he alone in his prime was better than both of them), Mark Jackson and Reggie Miller, etc. I would have no problem putting them in the discussion of the best backcourt- this year.

    Again, "what" continues to come through with flying colors.

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  2. Classic

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    oh lawd ESPN
     
  3. dc rock

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    Rodrick Rhodes + Michael Dickerson
     
  4. dandorotik

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    I'm telling you right now, if Bogut misses as many games as, say, Dwight did, Golden State is going down. Even with him, they're not the best in the west. The Grizzlies, Rockets, Blazers, Clippers and Spurs are all better teams than Golden State b/c they have a better balance of bigs and smalls- but credit to GS for the hot start. Now, they may have a better regular season record than SA and a few others, but they're not making the NBA Finals- no way no how. Matter of fact, I honestly think it's going to be the Thunder, barring injury.

    You watch- Golden State, with a few more losses, may actually go to the middle of the pack in the West. Props for the win streak, but a cake schedule during that streak. They're coming back down to earth, people.
     
  5. A_3PO

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    Preface: I think the Warriors deserve the love they are getting. Their defense makes them a legit championship contender IMO. Steph Curry & Klay Thompson deserve the credit heaped on them also. Rockets fans who want those guys diminished to try and make Harden look better are pathetic. There are awesome players all around the NBA and that is a good thing.

    But to even say those two might be the best backcourt in NBA history is ridiculous. They have done NOTHING! Zero! The need to spur stupid debates just to generate ratings is what I despise the most about ESPN. It's like they think sports fans are trained dogs who will salivate and fight over every piece of meat they toss to the masses.

    MJ + ? is better than those two together. Simple as that. 30/30 GMs today would take MJ + whoever over these two.

    What's legit is arguing whether these two are the best shooting backcourt ever. Of course, ESPN stirred that up last year so it's old news.

    Harden vs. Thompson as the best SG is also debatable, but it's clearly Harden if a person is reasonable.
     
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  6. Slam Dunk

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    Yup. The Warriors are legit. I wouldn't go as far to say Stephen Curry + Klay Thompson = Best Backcourt Ever, but they've been doing an incredible job this season.

    I think the biggest change has been in their offense (which was stagnant with Marc Jackson), the coaching change has transformed their team, which already had a pretty good defense last year, into a team with a great defense and a great offense.
     
  7. ryandoc

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    The "best backcourt" hasn't done anything in the postseason yet. If they're being praised right now, then they should be criticized if they fail to have any postseason success. Ya know, being the "best backcourt"... ever and all.
     
  8. Major

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    Yet here you are arguing about their article. Perhaps they are right? :p
     
  9. The_Yoyo

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    Warriors are great - it will be interesting though how they will play once Lee is back because he is super talented but a complete turnstile on defense. The addition of Green was huge with his strength to be able to guard 4s and quickness to make it harder for 4s defend him. I do like Curry and Klay, but if we are going to talk best backcourt ever they need to stop getting ahead themselves.

    Clyde Frazier and Earl Monroe
    Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars

    are my two tops -- heck I would even say the former Warriors backcourt of Hardaway and Mullin is better than Klay and Steph
     
  10. A_3PO

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    Heh heh, I'm trained just like other NBA dogs. Can't help myself.
     
  11. what

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    step away from the keyboard
     
  12. rox4lyf

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    OPs suggestions are horrible lol. at least put some effort in researching the duos instead of MJ plus whomever for example. You could make a legitimate point of the best shooting backcourt ever though.
     
  13. NotChandlerParsons

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    How about Harden plus whoever has the privilege of spotting up for 3s next to Harden ;)
     
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    Not saying the Warriors are not contenders, but they are not as good as their record indicates. Look at their schedule to date and tell me how many "tests" they've had?

    They have failed most of them, with their best win coming at the beginning of the year against Portland.
     
  15. tallanvor

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    by that logic they have the best front court, coach, and GM ever as well.

    Remember when the Rockets went 22-0? that's better than 21-3 therefore rockets have best everything ever.
     
  16. lalala902102001

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    Curry & Thompson best backcourt ever? Nah. Not even close.

    Curry & Thompson best backcourt right now? Well it's hard to argue against that with Warriors's records being what it is.
     
  17. RoxBeliever

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    Harden and Beverley still needs to give them a smackdown, that's why.

    Don't worry, it'll happen sometime this season.
     
  18. Pieman2005

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    Such terrible logic.
     
  19. what

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    they are obviously doing something right. best back court would be where i'd start
     
  20. Patience

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    Sorry, OP, but Kenny Smith doesn't belong on any best backcourt lists. I will love the 1993-1995 Rockets for eternity, but Kenny was a pretty average PG.

    How about Clyde Drexler and Terry Porter? John Starks and Derek Harper? Mookie Blaylock and Steve Smith? Jim Jackson and Jason Kidd? ;)
     

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