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denyfizle
02-16-2006, 10:39 PM
I don't know if TNT has already released their Greatest players #51-60, but I just thought it would be interesting to make a thread about it. Here are my #51-60. (in no particular order)

LeBron James
Kobe Bryant
Joe Dumars
Bernard King
Steve Nash
Tim Duncan
Allen Iverson
David Thompson
Jason Kidd

and last but not the least, REGGIE MILLER!!!! of course im going to be a Homer on this one

wooolus
02-16-2006, 10:40 PM
Reggie ought to be 50 greatest, he is better than Richmond...

denyfizle
02-16-2006, 10:42 PM
is Richmond in the 50 greatest? I didn't think so. or did they announce the #51-60 already?

Jermaniac
02-16-2006, 10:43 PM
Richmond is in the top 50?

ChicagoJ
02-16-2006, 11:34 PM
Reggie ought to be 50 greatest, he is better than Richmond...

Based on longevity, yes.

But when Mitch was in his prime he was better than Reggie in his prime.

Reggie gets bonus points above his "Skill level" because he was able to stay "Very good" for a long time. But he was rarely one of the top five players in the league at any time.

Kstat
02-16-2006, 11:45 PM
Richmond was a premire defender and post-up guard in his prime. More of an all-around player.

I wouldnt rank him above Reggie, thouh. At some point, you have to do SOMETHING in the playoffs (although it isnt his fault).

Hicks
02-16-2006, 11:48 PM
The question is, what was used to evaluate the best players when the top 50 were named? Was it purely statistical? Was it team achievement? Was it individual awards? Was longevity of high play considered? What about the less tangible things like clutch play, created playoff memories? What about popularity? How about weighing achievement against raw ability/skill/talent? And what of the importance of that player to the franchise he belonged to? Especially when he served as a catalyst for improving the quality of a franchise?

I'm sure more could be added that I'm not thinking of right now. The point is, unless there are publications I've not been made aware of, I see no pre-determined formula used to determine the top 50, let alone the next 10. It's perfectly reasonable to demand such things be established before declaring a "definitive" list of names. Yet they didn't do so as far as I know. So here we are, left with subjective, circular arguments that never lead anywhere, but can sometimes be fun, and more often annoying.

Jose Slaughter
02-16-2006, 11:48 PM
http://www.nba.com/history/players/50greatest.html

THE 50 GREATEST PLAYERS IN NBA HISTORY



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Nate Archibald

Paul Arizin

Charles Barkley

Rick Barry

Elgin Baylor

Dave Bing

Larry Bird

Wilt Chamberlain

Bob Cousy

Dave Cowens

Billy Cunningham

Dave DeBusschere

Clyde Drexler

Julius Erving

Patrick Ewing

Walt Frazier

George Gervin

Hal Greer

John Havlicek

Elvin Hayes

Magic Johnson

Sam Jones

Michael Jordan

Jerry Lucas

Karl Malone

Moses Malone

Pete Maravich

Kevin McHale

George Mikan

Earl Monroe

Hakeem Olajuwon

Shaquille O'Neal

Robert Parish

Bob Pettit

Scottie Pippen

Willis Reed

Oscar Robertson

David Robinson

Bill Russell

Dolph Schayes

Bill Sharman

John Stockton

Isiah Thomas

Nate Thurmond

Wes Unseld

Bill Walton

Jerry West

Lenny Wilkens

James Worthy

Kstat
02-16-2006, 11:49 PM
I think Lanier deserves to be in the top 60.

KG
Lanier
Kobe
Iverson
Nique
Dumars
Reggie
Duncan
King
Kidd

LeBron's been in the league less than 3 years. Sorry, but he can wait another 10 years.

Jose Slaughter
02-16-2006, 11:52 PM
I think the biggest name left off the original list was Bob McAdoo

Kstat
02-16-2006, 11:55 PM
I think the biggest name left off the original list was Bob McAdoo

No, he was the only former MVP left off, I believe.

Dominique was by far the best player left off, however.

I have a lot of distatste for McAdon't, so maybe I'm just biased. The guy didn't try for half his career and spent a lot of it crying like a baby over his contract.

larry
02-17-2006, 01:36 AM
they aren't gonna build a statue of dave bing, hahaha. maybe i'm 2 young. i will ask pops & learn the legend of air bing!

Kstat
02-17-2006, 01:38 AM
they aren't gonna build a statue of dave bing, hahaha. maybe i'm 2 young. i will ask pops & learn the legend of air bing!

He's the first SG ever to lead the NBA in scoring. There's a start.

larry
02-17-2006, 01:55 AM
ah o.k.
obviously hes gotta have something if he's top 50. i just can't hate on air bing man. thats not right

aceace
02-17-2006, 07:11 PM
Mitch Richmonds name isn't on the top 50 list. ????

Kobe,KG,Reggie,Duncan,AI, Nique,Mo Cheeks,The Glove,Kidd,Dantley

Also mentions.
Bob McAdoo
Artis Gilmore(you would have to include his ABA stats for him to qualify, so technically he's out).
Jamison Brewer would be #61

Stryder
02-18-2006, 08:06 AM
I believe Bill Russell is the greatest player ever. But that's JMO.

Rytas_Jega
02-18-2006, 04:30 PM
#51-55
Tim Duncan
Kobe Bryant
Dennis Rodman
Ben Wallace (If gets his second NBA champion title this year)
Steve Nash (If gets his second MVP this year)

#31
02-18-2006, 09:51 PM
Well i dont know...
How bout the best pure SHOOTing Guard in NBA History?
How bout someone who is ranked 12th on most Points in NBA History and ranked 2nd best scoring SG in NBA History behind Michael Jordan?
How bout someone who is ranked 1st in 3PT shots with the unbeatable record of 2560 3pts made?
How bout someone who is one of the best Clutch shooters in NBA history?
How bout the best screen abuser/working without the ball in NBA History?
How bout someone who had one of the best work ethics in NBA history?

Yes, YOU KNOW WHO IM TALKING ABOUT! :D

kellogg
02-18-2006, 10:13 PM
Well i dont know...
How bout the best pure SHOOTing Guard in NBA History?
How bout someone who is ranked 12th on most Points in NBA History and ranked 2nd best scoring SG in NBA History behind Michael Jordan?
How bout someone who is ranked 1st in 3PT shots with the unbeatable record of 2560 3pts made?
How bout someone who is one of the best Clutch shooters in NBA history?
How bout the best screen abuser/working without the ball in NBA History?
How bout someone who had one of the best work ethics in NBA history?

Yes, YOU KNOW WHO IM TALKING ABOUT! :D


TRAVIS BEST ?

LOL

Moses
02-19-2006, 01:08 AM
I can't really say I'd rank Reggie that far back. Being #1 in 3 pointers all time has to count for something and all the clutch plays hes made..He's definitely in my top 50. I can't beleive Dominique is left off of the top 50 list..that's an outrage to me.

Hicks
02-19-2006, 01:12 AM
Honestly I was a little surprised Reggie made the list, though I'm thrilled that he ways (even though both the 50 greatest and now the TNT 51-60 are meaningless and subjective).

8.9_seconds
02-20-2006, 08:46 PM
I believe Bill Russell is the greatest player ever. But that's JMO.


I'd have to agree with you on that one.