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SI's (new) 50 Greatest NBA Players list

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I assume this will generate universal agreement.

    SI's 50 greatest players in NBA history

    Spoiler: 1. Jordan, 2. Jabbar, 3. Wilt, 4. Magic, 5. LeBron
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    What does this have to do with Lena Across America?
  3. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Scottie Pippen not only survived, he moved up to 23. Bogus list.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    She was honorable mention.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is racist.
  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Wilt over Jabbar.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Shaq over Hakeem is going to cause some hand-wringing.
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    My dad would be glad to see how Elgin Baylor has held up on the list. He always said Baylor was Dr. J before Dr. J.

    And really wish I could have seen some of the Russell- Chamberlain matchups in their prime in the 60s. Have always been on Wilt's side in that debate, but even now, I think that would be a fascinating watch to see those two compete against each other.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Is it me, or is Dirk Nowitzki way too low?
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    There's a basketball geek I went to college with - he's a D-II women's coach now - who will argue with you to the death that Larry Bird was better than Jordan. His argument is basically that Bird is better than him statistically in a bunch of categories. I always argue back that teams had a million possessions per game during Bird's early years, and that Jordan was so much better at scoring that it trumps Bird's advantages in rebounding and whatever other bullshit stats he throws in there as if every skill is equal.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That list does seem to favor longevity above other criteria. Kareem for one, and it seems they're valuing Duncan's endless string of very good seasons above Hakeem's four-year run that was much greater than Duncan's apex. Some others like that too.
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