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jeffb 08-03-2011 10:59 PM

Worst teammates in the history of the NBA
 
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22. Delonte West ...We can't really use that since it's only a rumor, but it's said that James went to his mother's home only to see West wearing nothing but a towel upon entering the house.

16. Vince Carter ...Vince was angry with the organization not attempting to build around him in an attempt to find some sort of post season success.

13. J.R. Smith ...In a close game, Karl reportedly drew a play designed to get the ball to Allen Iverson or Carmelo Anthony. Instead, it was Smith taking an ill advised final shot and not looking for Iverson or Anthony.

7. Kobe Bryant
He might have won five championships, but Kobe Bryant certainly won't win any titles for best teammate.

During the highly publicized feud between himself and Shaquille O'Neal, a number of insults were thrown in Bryant's corner.

5. Shaquille O'Neal
It takes two to tango and Shaquille O'Neal wasn't exactly the good guy in the feud between himself and Kobe Bryant.

O'Neal was just as much to blame for the feud by publically criticizing Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and his All-Star teammate Kobe Bryant.

1. Latrell Sprewell You're at the top of any worst teammate list if you beat up on your much smaller boss.

You're also at the top of any worst teammate list if you claim that $21 million isn't enough to feed your family. It's not like your championship caliber team needs you or anything.

You're a bad teammate if you would rather retire than play for the NBA minimum salary, which is still more than what 95 percent of the income of an individual living in the United States.
NBA Power Rankings: Stephon Marbury and the 25 Worst Teammates in League History | Bleacher Report

raptorballer13 08-04-2011 12:04 AM

LOL #6 kwame brown allegedly stole a cake :yeah:

Don Vito 08-04-2011 12:29 AM

Michael Jordan shouldn't be on that list.... your career as president and player are two completely different things. =/

SomeDPlease 08-04-2011 12:49 AM

I can understand why MJ is on there as a player.

Toby 08-04-2011 06:02 AM

LeBron left Cleveland because Anderson Verajao smells funny

MARTYNAS 08-04-2011 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Toby (Post 563582)
LeBron left Cleveland because Anderson Verajao smells funny

You get it all wrong


Superjudge 08-04-2011 10:32 AM

Um.... You know, I would have had Jordan in the top five minimum. Behind the 'Be like mike", behind the championships, behind it all he was a douchebag of a teammate. The guy basically started the "Me first" revolution. Hev never gave credit, and when they lost, he tore up his mates like mad.

Anyone here who HASN"T read "The Jordan Rules" needs to. The guy was a bastard.

Read this....

http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=769943

'trane 08-04-2011 10:44 AM

mj's 'will vanderbilt' line is a classic.

jeffb 08-04-2011 10:49 AM

MJ- "If I was GM we'd be better"

:roflmao:

powerfulpanda 08-04-2011 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 563562)
Michael Jordan shouldn't be on that list.... your career as president and player are two completely different things. =/

MJ should be number 1

Ammo 08-04-2011 09:57 PM

Where did "I'm a starter, I don't come off the bench.", "We're talking about practice?", off to jail agian, baby momma drama Iverson finish? He played hard, but he should have been first.

Scully 08-05-2011 10:41 AM

Shouldn't Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry be one and and two. Don't really understand what Salary has to do with being an good or bad teammate.

Superjudge 08-05-2011 11:46 AM

There should be a list of the best teammates.

Stevie Nash would ride at #1.

'trane 08-05-2011 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 563855)
There should be a list of the best teammates.

Stevie Nash would ride at #1.

bill russell

Barracuda 08-05-2011 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 563855)
There should be a list of the best teammates.

Stevie Nash would ride at #1.

I just want him to be my friend. Maybe my neighbour.

jeffb 08-05-2011 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 563855)
There should be a list of the best teammates.

Stevie Nash would ride at #1.

Yeah, if the list was put together by a Canadian. Lol

js12 08-05-2011 12:28 PM

I'd love to have Reggie Evans as a teammate.

powerfulpanda 08-05-2011 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 563855)
There should be a list of the best teammates.

Stevie Nash would ride at #1.

Lebron would be up there for sure. he only wants to play when he's having fun and he's chosen to play with friends over his entire life. and he really is a very unselfish player.
the bad thing about that is he doesn't have the kobe or mj killer mentality
its like would u rather be a dick but have all the success in your career and win championships or be a nice guy but can never get over the hump

bladeofBG 08-06-2011 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 563587)
Um.... You know, I would have had Jordan in the top five minimum. Behind the 'Be like mike", behind the championships, behind it all he was a douchebag of a teammate. The guy basically started the "Me first" revolution. Hev never gave credit, and when they lost, he tore up his mates like mad.

Anyone here who HASN"T read "The Jordan Rules" needs to. The guy was a bastard.

Read this....

RealGM • View topic - "Jordan Rules" book Jordan "Quotes"

I call bullshit, homeboy. For real. I'll explain my POV. Perhaps it could be considered conjecture, but then it'd be no more conjecture than what you've said citing your documents. I tend to think what I've to write is more believable about'em.

Micheal went to college @ UNC, playing under legendary coach Dean Smith (who was building his legend way before MJ got there), and played with guys like James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Brad Daugherty, Kenny Smith & Joe Wolf. Those guys were all team-1st guys who MJ cut his teeth with. He developed his work ethic, team first mentality (Re: look @ MJ's college numbers; total team guy) and further enhanced his unmatched competitive drive unto winning an NCAA championship there.

What I interpret upon reading the Jordan rules (a great read, and I actually agree with all of it; and I'm not saying that b/c he was the best, but b/c I've seen those guys play in the 90s, and wondered why they weren't better myself) is that when he got to the pros, he didn't see anything close to the discipline that he & his UNC teammates had, and thus took a stand. And if folk claim he's an asshole b/c of it, fuck'em. Who's to say MJ didn't use the 'kid-gloves' before he asserted himself? It's not like any of MJ's children are mal-adjusted to society or their craft b/c of him; most likely b/c they understood their pops discipline.

How do you know he never gave his teammates credit? Did Scottie Pippen or Charles Oakley ever say that? Unless it's from them, I'll take whatever anyone else says w/a grain of salt. Scottie & Charles were the best guys he ever played with, exhibiting the same attitude Jordan brought, respectively within their roles. But judging by Jordan's game, character & UNC pedigree, I'm not buying any 'Me-first' claim about MJ. Cuz then me & my brother are the same way, as we too were raised to say 'fuck off' to ppl who aren't pulling their weight. It's done well for my brother, as he's a CFO now for a company under Roper Industries. He's as unafraid as MJ of giving folk under him (and even over him) his lip if he sees they're not 'bringing it.'

And let's remember, Jerry Krause, the Bulls GM back then, was one of the biggest hacks in the industry. I'll never forget when I saw in a TV interview, him seeking as much credit as MJ & Pippen for the Bulls championship runs. And Jerry Reidsdorf, the Bulls owner, isn't much better. The only folk in the industry who respect him are those who as dirty as he is. Juss showin you all this to show a fuller scope of MJ's frustration during his playing career.

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Originally Posted by Ammo (Post 563792)
Where did "I'm a starter, I don't come off the bench.", "We're talking about practice?", off to jail agian, baby momma drama Iverson finish? He played hard, but he should have been first.

No way man. Allen's the most misunderstood NBA player of the last 20yrs (and when exactly did he spend time in jail during his NBA career? And even that conviction he had before Georgetown was based on funny evidence, last time I checked).

That whole media mocking Allen "we talking about practice?" was nothing but the collective media sticking up for one of their incompetent hacks who asked a silly question when Allen was already riled up about something. And if you don't believe that these media cocksuckin hacks all cover for eachother when they fuck up, then ask yourself howcome not one media member ever bothered to ask Allen's point of view? Instead, they juss ran with the bullshit they did, dickin down Allen in the process b/c he went off on some hack who was asking for it (and really, Allen wasn't even going off at him; he was trying to keep his anger internal, and thus mocked the question, not the hack asking it - of course the hack took it personally and his network obliged therafter).

Really, if they bothered to ask Allen's POV, they'd understand that in practice you work on TEAM offensive drills and TEAM defensive drills; but in Allen's role with the 76ers back then, due to Larry Brown's coaching & the roster dynamics, Allen's ROLE on offense was the primary scorer & playmaker (thus the ball was in his hands most of the time, only moving without it sometimes, and him being smart enough to know where doubles are coming from w/o further practice) and is ROLE on defense was that of wreaking havoc playing passing lanes (another aspect which isn't built upon further practice, once you've been doing it for as many yrs as Allen had been). They weren't working on any creative offensive schemes or defensive schemes that'd change his role. Thus, had anyone investigated that, then the whole media circus of Allen saying "We talkin about practice?" would've NEVER happend. Rather, if someone in the media would've investigated it, folk mocking Allen would be known as the hacks they are, mocking him by for something he didn't even mean in the way they portrayed it.

Anyways, that whole '25 worst teammates in history' is a poorly written article/slideshow. The only one I agree with wholeheartedly is Latrell Sprewell. Everything else juss goes to show how dumb the writer is (especially w/how he opened it against MJ - as a president of the Wizards, not even as a player). Or perhaps it was a rushed article, pressure on him by his bosses to put out something during the lockout. Gotta lay blame somewhere, I guess.


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