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    I was driving to work today and the local sports commentators were talking about West stating LBJ is better than Kobe. Then they went into best at other positions, including Duncan and KG high up on the PF list and Shaq and Hakeem 1 and 2. I got to think about it and here is my list.

    PG:
    (1) Magic
    (2) Oscar Robertson
    (3) Stockton
    (4) Isiah Thomas
    (5) Gary Payton (tough call between the glove and KJ)
    Overrated: Cousy, Archibald, Walt Frazier

    SG:
    (1) MJ
    (2) Kobe
    (3) West
    (4) Dexler
    (5) Gervin
    Overrated: Iverson and Maravich

    SF:
    (1) LBJ
    (2) Bird
    (3) Wilkins
    (4) Pippen
    (5) Dr. J
    Overrated: Havlick and Rick Berry

    PF:
    (1) Duncan
    (2) Malone
    (3) KG (I put him higher because I doubt Barkley could cover him)
    (4) Barkley
    (5) Kemp (No way non-athletes like Mchale, Pettit or Hayes could cover him - he is very underrated)
    Overrated: McHale, Pettit, Hayes and DeBusschere (I think all of these players would be slightly above average today, with maybe McHale making the Allstar team every few years)

    C:
    (1) Russel
    (2) God


    (1) Shaq
    (2) Wilt
    (3) Olajuwan
    (4) Kareem (Very good, but I think he might be one of the most overrated players every_
    (5) Robinson
    Overrated: Russel (They say he was as short as 6'8, and he played against 6'6 Whiteboys, imagine what Shaq would have done), Walton (might be one of the most overrated players ever), Mikan (Eric Montross - I honestly think he wouldn't have been drafted if he came out today and would be a back of the bencher)
     
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    so wilt chamberlain was a 6'6 *whiteboy*?

    :rofl:

    stick to something you know
     
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    You beat me to it.

    What an artard! :rofl:
     
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    Full Name: William Felton Russell
    Born: 2/12/34 in Monroe, La.
    High School: McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.)
    College: San Francisco
    Drafted: St. Louis Hawks, 1956 (third overall)
    Transactions: Draft rights traded to Boston Celtics, 4/29/56
    Height: 6-10; Weight: 220 lbs.
    Honors: Elected to Naismith Basketball Basketball Hall of Fame (1975); NBA champion (1957, '59, '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '68, '69); NBA MVP (1958, '61, '62, '63, '65);
    All-NBA First Team (1959, '63, '65); All-NBA Second Team (1958, '60, '61, '62, '64, '66, '67, '68); NBA All-Defensive Team (1969); 12-time NBA All-Star (1958-69); All-Star Game MVP (1963); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Olympic gold medalist (1956)


    yeah, highly overrated.
     
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    not in any particular order....

    chamberlin
    russell
    kareem
    jordan
    magic
    bird
    dr j
    wilkins
    thomas
    kobe
     
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    Not that I think Iverson is the best or anything, but how is he "overrated"?

    The guy played harder game in and game out than most other professional sports players PERIOD. For his size, he got to the hole better than just about anyone I've ever watched. And for his career, he averages almost 42 minutes per game. As much of a beating as he's taken driving to the hole against the plethora of the NBA's big men, for him to play that much says something.

    If not for his well known selfishness and attitude problems throughout his career, he would get way more credibility; Although in his later years I saw first hand as a philly sports fan, how much better he got at passing the ball. He improved his assist totals, and spent a lot more time playing 1-guard. Not to mention, in Philly he hardly ever had anyone even WORTH passing the ball to. There were a few seasons at the end of his time in Philly where his assists were up near 8 per game. Those were the seasons when he actually had decent teammates.
     
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    I've always enjoyed watching Iverson play too. The one thing I always thought handicapped him was how little rotation he put on his jumpshots. I've seen Wakefield knuckle balls with more rotation. Anyone that knows the fundamentals will tell you that poor rotation greatly reduces accuracy.
     
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    Jordan Magic Bird Chamberlain Russell
     
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    That's all well and good, but his stats tell otherwise. Career avg. of almost 28 ppg, career FG% of around 42%, and 32% career 3pt%.

    PPG is better than Kobe, to put it into perspective, and FG and 3pt is only a couple points behind. Kobe is at 45% FG and 34% 3pt.

    So if anything, he defied the odds. Personally, I found myself in awe of his jump shots, and just about everything else he did. I'm not as big a sixers fan as I am a Phils, Eagles, and Flyers fan, and in fact I think I was really just an Iverson fan because my interest in the team since he's been gone has almost been non-existent. It's just not the same without him.
     
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    ai had more assists and steals, too, no?
     

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