Originally Posted by Davidko19
I hate these questions cause there is NO WAY to compare these guys.
Check it, Bob Pettit was 6'9 and 215 and dominated the league...in 1954! Playing against 8 teams of wimpy ass white dudes. His 20k points is inflated by playing in a rag tag startup league. He wouldnt be shit today or even in the 80's or 70's.
Lots of legends on that list but someone please make a real list. Todays game; players in their prime. Jordan would still be 1, then ??? Kobe, LBJ, Magic, Wilt? Dudes like George Mikan and Dolph Schayes wouldnt even play. Fuck it, I digress
Fuck it is right. Pettit also played in a time when much of modern basketball techniques/skills had yet to be invented. It's different down to the rules of game and equipment(he was playing on Chucks/PF Flyers, no?). Without Pettit and the like, there'd be no MJ, Kobe, or LeBron.
Originally Posted by kwiteaboy
Is it a ranking of accomplishments or ability? By measures of individual ability/contribution (i.e., PER), LeBron's 2008-09 was better than anyone in NBA history not named Michael Jordan. I know it's not a ranking of top seasons, but if it's a ranking based at all on ability, LBJ should be top 10 at least.
Get back to us when LeBron has led his team to a NBA title.