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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I don't mean skill-wise bro but he was hybrid PG, like Lebron. That is what I meant by legit PG, someone like Stockton, Nash, Kidd, Rose, Thomas, CP3, Deron Williams, etc... Magi is great, Top 10 of all time easily but I just don't see him as legit PG, he started the beginning of a hybrid player in my eye.

i know what you're saying. but i'm not sure that's right. granted, he was tall, but his game was not at all unlike cp3s, when you get right down to it. both are very aggressive pushing the ball into the paint and both are good rebounders. and sometimes come up a little short when it comes to the outside jumper.
i'm actually kind of bummed by the trade. nothing against paul, but it's the end of an era -- and one that i really loved. of course, you could argue that that era actually ended 2/3 of the way through last season...
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we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. If you make me pick now, I'd certainly pic Magic first just because of his size alone and that is exactly why he differs from the others. He's stronger and can guard bigger guys and will have at least 5"-8" advantage over the other PGs. He is also very versatile and athletic and dude rebounds like crazy too, about 6-7 rpg (?) which to me makes him a hybrid. I mean if he played now, he'd be Lebron practically, maybe slightly better (?). But you wouldn't call Lebron a PG these days.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Laker PG Superstar that I've seen play live and not on some NBA Classics series? Nope.
I doubt you mean Magic since he isn't a legit PG. Jerry West, yah I'm too young. lol8[1].gif
And no, my head isn't shaved. I ain't gon do you dirty like that, I really would only shave my head for ~$1,000. Well outside of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eva Mendes, Kate Upton, Miranda Kerr or Brook Decker saying they'll let me hit that if I shave my head, then yah $1,000 will do. biggrin.gif

Being 6.8 doesn't disqualify you. Jerry West wasnt the 2nd greatest PG of all time. I'd put him 4th or 5th.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I don't mean skill-wise bro but he was hybrid PG, like Lebron. That is what I meant by legit PG, someone like Stockton, Nash, Kidd, Rose, Thomas, CP3, Deron Williams, etc... Magi is great, Top 10 of all time easily but I just don't see him as legit PG, he started the beginning of a hybrid player in my eye.

Just because he could play any other spot on the floor doesn't DQ him. In fact it makes his case stronger.
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i know what you're saying. but i'm not sure that's right. granted, he was tall, but his game was not at all unlike cp3s, when you get right down to it. both are very aggressive pushing the ball into the paint and both are good rebounders. and sometimes come up a little short when it comes to the outside jumper.
i'm actually kind of bummed by the trade. nothing against paul, but it's the end of an era -- and one that i really loved. of course, you could argue that that era actually ended 2/3 of the way through last season...

I'm a Laker hater- but now if they get Howard maybe I'll hate less. Superman rocks.
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If anything, LeBron needs to embrace playing as a PG. His post skills are nonexistent.
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I'm a Laker hater- but now if they get Howard maybe I'll hate less. Superman rocks.

we live in hope stevie, we live in hope.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post


Just because he could play any other spot on the floor doesn't DQ him. In fact it makes his case stronger.


Definitely not taking anything away from Magic, like I said, Top-Ten easily and maybe Top-5 off of the overall PGs in the history of NBA but when legitimate PGs come to mind, all I can think of now are these small guys running their teams, slashing, facilitating, etc... Not saying Magic didn't do any of those, he just transcends them, if that even makes sense. 10 years ago, I might not feel this way but these days, I just categorize him differently.
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Damn, word is the Lakers is trying to get Okafor too. Maybe a bait to get Howard too? Even if they do not get Howard, Bynum and Okafor in the front isn't too shabby.
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I'm still nervous as fuck, there is a giant gaping hole at the 4. LA lost both Lamar and Gasol... thats a lot to fill, even if they acquire D12.
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Now ESPN is reporting deal is on hold.
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WTF is this?
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@WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
NBA owners have pushed commissioner David Stern to kill the deal sending Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell Y! Sports.
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seriously...this some bullshit.
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paul and chandler to the knicks trade melo!
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I guess the conspiracy on Stern is out the window.
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@WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
The NBA has killed the proposed deal to send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports.



But this is the biggest piece of shit ever!!!
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@sportsguy33 Bill Simmons
This is crazy: Hearing the NBA (owner of New Orleans) vetoed the CP3 trade because it wasn't in the best interests in the league.


and CP3 is speechless.
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@CP3
WoW
post #4619 of 27330
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So CP3 is pissed to be staying in NO for another year.

Odom was crying over leaving LA and his transvestite but should be happy to be back.

And now Pau will be softer due to the Lakers interest in trading him that surely hurt his feelings.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

NBA Rule change:
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"Rip-through" moves, where an offensive player swings the ball into a defenders outstretched arm and then attempts a shot once he has created contact, will be considered non-shooting fouls if the contact begins before the offensive player starts his shooting motion.
Also, on drives to the basket, a shooting foul will be called only if contact occurs after the offensive player has begun his shooting motion, not after he has initiated his leap toward the basket.

I approve. Very good for the league.
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