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Old 07-03-2007, 05:15 PM   #34
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Default Re: Official #12 NBA Player Of All Time According To ISH

Dr.J


People can talk all they want , but John Havlicek is not underrated. People consider him in the top 12 - 22 range and that's 100% right.
He is an all time legend , won that well deserved Finals MVP in 74 with great players around, like top 50 player Dave Cowens (MVP in 73), Jo Jo White Don Chaney , Don Nelson and young Paul Westphal coming of the bench.
The truth is he was always a great player, but he was one of the 3 best players in the NBA for how many years ??? 3 , 4 , 5 ?? No more than that.
Early in his career, Wilt , Russell, Baylor, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson were much better than him. In the early 70's , he had his best years , but was he better than Lakers Wilt ? He certainly was the best player in the NBA , because we saw the coming of a guy named Lew Alcindor.
Anyway major props to Hondo, he is the fourth better SF ever IMHO, behind Bird, Dr.J and Baylor.
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