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Old 09-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: THE GREAT DEBATE: Ranking the Greatest Players of All-Time

Originally Posted by WillC

It is exactly those types of members who have the most knowledge about their favourite player and, therefore, ought to be given the opportunity to share their wisdom.

Having said that, it doesn't mean they'll be able to convince me that their player deserves to be picked next. For example, jlauber might write a phenomenal piece about Wilt Chamberlain, but another member might trump him with an even more persuasive piece about Bill Russell.

I'll simply vote for whoever made the most convincing argument.

For those who wonder what makes me qualified for such a task, my answer is this: I am a teacher (which, in my opinion, is evidence that I am fair), I write for an NBA magazine in my spare time and have generally obsessed over basketball history for as long as I can remember.

But it is the views of others that interests me the most. Hence the methodology behind these greatest of all-time player rankings.

Uh, I think you've mistaken what I meant, I wanted to expand your idea, because I think it's a good way to decide the GOAT-list. I just don't like the idea of one person deciding.

So I think there should be one poster for each of the the socalled top 10 GOAT list instead of just you deciding the winner. That doesn't mean if you pick Jlauber to be the Wilt stan, that he cannot present "his" player as #1, totally the opposite actually. It just means that the other 9 guys can take Wilt as their choice, but not Jlauber. That's what I meant by gremium.

That way homer decitions are avoided.

As for the teacher stance, no disrespect, but teachers get manipulated by their pupils every day.
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