Your five favorite players of all time
Old 11-08-2011, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Your five favorite players of all time

I'm limiting it to five. It doesn't have to be by position. Just tell us, who your five favorite guys are.

In no specific order....

1. Drazen Petrovic. I grew up watching him, my uncle idolized him and I still remember where I was as a kid when the news hit that he died. I never really understood, or appreciated, how much he meant to people until when I went to Croatia last year and still saw some small memorials to him.

2. Toni Kukoc. So yeah, as a younger kid, I was really into my heritage...ha. Growing up, I wanted to be like him. I wore my Kukoc jersey constantly (number 7 Bulls) and it be pained me when he was part of the team that beat my Jazz. But he was the real deal, he could dribble, pass like a pg, score, rebound etc. If Bargnani was even a little like Kukoc we'd be in a good place.

3. Karl Malone. Another guy I wanted to be like and play like. He was a beast and yeah he was an asshole (still is) but he was unstoppable at times. He was an athletic freak as well.

4. Kevin Garnett. When he was in Minnesota, I just loved how hard he played the game and how hard he worked. He never quit, just worked and I loved his intensity. I enjoyed him in Boston, but his at one time intensity has become arrogance, but still, there's no denying how awesome he has been in his career.

5. Vince Carter. I agonized over this one. I really, really did, but at the end of the day, I still think of that time of him in Raptors uniform and just how awesome it was. During his peak as a Raptor, I just couldn't believe my eyes half the time. He was THE guy and he was on MY team. It was cool to be a Raptors fan. I'll still never really forgive the guy for quitting on the team, but that period, where he was just playing basketball.....I'll never forget being a fan and thinking I was seeing something special.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Magic Johnson
2. Dominique Wilkins
3. Dennis Rodman
4. John Starks
5. Steve Nash
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Limiting it to guys I saw play

The Glove
Starks
MJ
Kemp
Shaq

Thats a nice starting 5
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1. Magic Johnson
2. Michael Jordan
3. Dominique Wilkens
4. Charles Barkley
5. Larry Bird
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Larry
Stockton
Timmy
Rodman
Hakeem

Five guys that really captured my imagination in ways that went beyond stats. I could probably convince myself to find a way to switch some of these guys for Nash, Garnett, Moses, and/or Maravich.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I really wish I couldve seen Pistol Pete play in his prime. My basketball coach is always telling us these stories about him, how there will never be another NBA point guard as explosive and creative as Maravich.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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1. Jordan
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Tim Duncan
David Robinson
Manu Ginobili
Steve Nash
Ray Allen

I can almost make a starting 5 out of that.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Isiah
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Wilkens
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Not 5, but I couldn't choose!
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I dunno where he'd be in my 5, but... JYD

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Dikembe - close second is the Admiral... even liked watching Ewing work.
Duncan - dude puts on an offensive clinic, is the reason bigs need to go to college.
Vince Carter - the most electrifying player in his prime, it's true.
Jalen Rose - the fab five era was sick.
AI - there was no stopping this guy.

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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rip hamilton
ben wallace
chris paul
tim duncan
tayshaun prince

fundemental defensive guys

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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bird
magic
barkley
nash
payton

honourable mentions - shaq, kemp

there are 2 more guys that i absolutely loved at one point, but didn't make this list because i absolutely detested them as players later in their careers - kg and vince
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1. Steve Nash
2. Dominique Wilkens
3. John Stockton
4. Isiah Thomas
5. Reggie Miller (mostly for always giving it to the knicks)

only Raptor that comes close to me is Jorge Garbajosa.
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