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post #25081 of 27250
Has no one ever heard or seen WIlt? Seriously.

Edit: Here's a start: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/130817-greatness-revisited-why-wilt-chamberlain-is-the-greatest-nba-player-ever
post #25082 of 27250
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Has no one ever heard or seen WIlt? Seriously.

I have and i've watched some of his games too, at least those few that are available. Frankly when I look at him cmpared to shaq, hakeem, duncan he seems unpolished. I realize game was played much diffrent then and a lot of is owed to pioneers but I see someone like Duncan or Shaq for example as improved version of what Russel and Wilt were. I mean if you could virtually teleport Duncan and Shaq to that era they would wreck havock. Well obviously Shaq would foul out in his first couple of games for offensive fouls wink.gif but still he did pretty much everything better than Wilt and was stronger, more agile and fluid.
post #25083 of 27250
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Has no one ever heard or seen WIlt? Seriously.

Edit: Here's a start: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/130817-greatness-revisited-why-wilt-chamberlain-is-the-greatest-nba-player-ever


Yeah Wilt is the greatest Warriors player (google it motherfuckers) AND Lakers player ever.

its probably magic though... if you had to start a team with just one lakers player it has to be magic.


seriously though as much as I hate kobe, even larry bird admitted that he'd rather play with Kobe over Lebron in a bill simmons podcast lol8[1].gif because kobe would be the best player of the two if you wanted to win. . if anything kobe and larry bird share a lot of the same traits of assholeness coupled with desire to win... bird was more of a team player though and understood the team aspect more.

I do know this, if kobe was ever paired with Magic or Bird I bet my life that both bird and magic would just find ways to feed kobe and have him score 40 if it meant a win. Bird and Magic loved it when teammates had a hot hand and BIrd hated the fact that McHale didn't try to score 50pts/game more often.

fuck... i can't believe I'm complimenting kobe. fuck him lol8[1].gif (I secretly loved the first three years of kobe though...)
post #25084 of 27250
Magic or Kobe are best Lakers ever, hard to make arguement for anyone else. All career with franchise, 5 rings, MVPs..
post #25085 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Is Kobe the greatest Laker ever? Objectively, he's got the numbers. But when I close my eyes and think of the Lakers, I see Magic leading a three-on-one fast break ending with a no-look pass to Worthy or Scott for an easy basket. I grew up watching the Showtime Lakers, so I'm biased.

Magic made the team better.

I think Wilt was the best center ever.

Re Shaq, his few moves worked because of his size. He couldn't score from more than 5 feet out and a significant percentage of his baskets were offensive fouls.
post #25086 of 27250
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

Magic or Kobe are best Lakers ever, hard to make arguement for anyone else. All career with franchise, 5 rings, MVPs..

Kareem though...
post #25087 of 27250
yea you could make case for him, but he started with Bucks :P
post #25088 of 27250
Kareem could be one of the greatest players to play for LA, but he doesn't exemplify Laker-ness like Magic or Kobe. Therefore the only two candidates for greatest Laker has to be one of the latter two IMO.

I really got the impression that Kareem was appreciated by the Lakers and the fans for what he did, but he was quite distant (even disliked?) from everyone else
post #25089 of 27250
You know Carmelo thinks to himself: " if I keep this up... I'll be in the conversation for greatest Knick ever!"
post #25090 of 27250
He just needs to last until everyone alive doesn't remember Walt, Willis and Ewing
post #25091 of 27250
Problem is after the shaq years Kobe didn't have a great supporting cast he could rely on for buckets when it became his team. I remember watching Jordan and he would hog the ball as much despite having Kerr/Paxon/Pippen. Everyone was always scared to step up and the only person he would trust to take the last shot was #bigshotrob, not that I blame him. To me the clutchest player of all time as well as the most explosive offensively, 2008-2009ish was simply remarkable to watch. If you never lived here you'll never understand the impact he had.
post #25092 of 27250
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Kareem could be one of the greatest players to play for LA, but he doesn't exemplify Laker-ness like Magic or Kobe

No, I think this is totally wrong. Perhaps an age or geography thing. If you're a Lakers fan going back to pre-Magic days and through the period where Kareem gracefully facilitated the transition in the team's identity once Magic arrived, Kareem is an absolutely iconic symbol of Laker-ness. Of course, if you only started paying attention to the Lakers as Kareem's career was winding down, then of course you won't appreciate that.
post #25093 of 27250
Carmelo Anthony made one thing clear after meeting with New York Knicks management on Thursday: He wants the club to "take advantage of this window that I have"

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15206426/carmelo-anthony-tells-new-york-knicks-take-advantage-window-have


lol8[1].gifcrackup[1].giffacepalm.gif


the only way to truly have taken advantage of "this window he has" would've been to trade his ass this season, because his trade value was as high as it ever was going to get.
post #25094 of 27250

He should've signed with Chicago...

post #25095 of 27250
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

He should've signed with Chicago...

he should've never demanded a mid season trade from denver to knicks....
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