View Poll Results: Who was the best player in 1975?

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  • Rick Barry

    5 45.45%
  • George McGinnis

    6 54.55%
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Thread: 1975 Best Player championship belt lightning round: Rick Barry vs George McGinnis

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    Default 1975 Best Player championship belt lightning round: Rick Barry vs George McGinnis

    Since neither player currently holds the belt, we will have a 1-day runoff. 24 hours. Let's do this.

    The candidates:

    Rick Barry:

    -Team finished 48-34
    -Won NBA Championship
    -1st team all-NBA
    -NBA Finals MVP

    regular season stats:
    30.6ppg
    5.7 reb
    6.2 ast
    2.9stls
    46.4% FG
    90.4% FT
    23.5 PER

    playoff stats:

    28.2ppg
    5.5 reb
    6.1 ast
    2.9 stls
    44.4% FG
    91.8% FT

    George McGinnis

    -Team finished 45-39
    -Lost in ABA Finals
    -1st team all-ABA
    -ABA regular season co-MVP

    regular season stats:

    29.8ppg
    14.3 reb
    6.3 ast
    2.3 stls
    45.1% FG
    72.4% FT
    25.1 PER

    Playoff stats:

    32.3 ppg
    15.9 reb
    8.2 ast
    2.0 sts
    46.8% FG
    68.8% FT
    PER 27.1

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    Default Re: 1975 Best Player championship belt lightning round: Rick Barry vs George McGinnis

    Two things that would prevent me from voting for George - I'm trying to avoid being biased, and his 5+ TO per game. Obviously the latter was a big deal over the course of his entire career.

    But I still think Mac posted better numbers in the regular season and the playoffs, so I'm going with him.

    Thanks for putting this together, by the way. I hope these are archived when you're done because there are a few I'd like to come back and look at.

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