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ESPN frontpage: Best backcourt ever

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

  1. Junkyard Dog

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    Some that might have already been mentioned and others that are at least honorable mention. In no way is this my best ALL-TIME backcourt list. Just some that I remember being good that people may have forgotten about.

    Steve Nash + Michael Finley
    Terry Porter + Clyde Drexler
    Jason Kidd + Richard Jefferson
    Mark Price + Ron Harper
    Steve Francis + Cuttino Mobley (yes, I'm serious)
    Chauncey Billups + Richard Hamilton
    Allen Iverson + McKie/Snow
    Russell Westbrook + James Harden (think if they played together now)
    Mark Jackson + Reggie Miller
    Stephon Marbury + Allan Houston
     
  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Jesus, if Curry and Klay had to play in the 90's... they'd still be great, don't get me wrong, I'm not completely delusional.... but you'd have guys hand checking them, roughing them up on the perimeter, taking them to the ground in the paint.

    They wouldn't be nearly as effective.

    The rules have gotten softer, the athletes have gotten more athletic... what a weird turn of events. You'd think the rules wouldn't have evolved into something so soft if the athletes are bigger, faster, stronger. Thanks Europe.

    The modern rules have made things easier on a lot of players. Judgement is skewed.
     
  3. JuanValdez

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    Jordan and Harper against Curry and Thompson. You have to wager $1,000 of your own hard-earned money. Is someone really betting against Jordan?
     
  4. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Michael Jordan and any scrub that can shoot is the best backcourt ever.
     
  5. KingLeoric

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    Jordan + whoever is better
     
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    According to Marc Stein, it's Rondo + Ellis.
     
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    the greatness formula is greatly influenced by longevity. Nothing can be said yet

    Not to mention they haven't actually done anything worth remembering yet
     
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    yes it's all Europe's fault :rolleyes:
     
  9. T-macsterful1

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    You could also consider Vince Carter a SG in that situation too.

    Jkidd and Vince were amazing to watch for a season or two in New Jersey. I'd take Jkidd and vince over curry and klay in 2v2 in a heartbeat.
     
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  10. Junkyard Dog

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    ^agreed! I was just trying to name a few off the top of my head. Lots of good backcourt combos.
     
  11. Lemonte

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    Best back court rotation: Kenny Smith, Vernon Maxwell, and Sam Cassell.
     
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    Moochie Norris and Walt Williams
     
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    Lord help me for praising Curry but I think he would be even more effective back then given that he doesn't need to drive to create a shot. Of course that may be balanced out by the lack of interest in the 3 pt shot back then.
     
  14. Junkyard Dog

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    The thing about Steph Curry that impresses me the most is how quick he can change directions (foot work). He lost Beverly several times, just off of that, the last time they played. His shooting is also our of this world. Klay Thompson on the other hand, IMHO, is extremely over rated.
     
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    Reading is key, since the Splash bros are labelled as possible best ever, I just simply stated past backcourts off the top of my head that might be even better. So not even in the best ever convo..
     
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    For the older than dirt crowd, the Dennis Johnson and Gus Williams backcourt was pretty good also, won a crown in 79 and had Downtown Freddie Brown as a backup.
     
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    Kobe + Gary Payton

    I would pay a lot of money to watch 2004 Kobe and GP play 2v2 with these guys.
     
  18. MONON

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    Anybody in a backcourt with Curry has a tendency to be overrated. Yes they're really good, but they aren't GOATs.

    And jsb, I resemble that remark! ;)
     
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    Gary Payton and Nate McMillan ?
     
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    Isiah and Dumars

    if we are talking true PG and SG, as much as I don't like Isiah...it's these two.
     

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