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    Default Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Sweeping Kobe Bryant & Phil Jackson in the second round
    Beat 3 league MVP in next round 4 - 1 ( Harden, Westbrook, Durant)
    Beat Lebron James in the finals.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Hakeem Olajuwon's 1995 run: Beat 60 wins Jazz, 59 wins Suns, 62 wins Spurs and 57 wins Magic(which beat MJ and Bulls).

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Nope.

    He got very lucky that the Heat didn't play as well as they usually did.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    It's between Barry, Hakeem, Duncan, Dirk and LeBron. Got to give the edge to LeBron imo for beating a 73-win team with zero All-Stars or All-NBA players.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Dirk or Hakeems are the most impressive to me.

    People hyping up Lebrons Cleveland Ring in 2016 like it was much harder than 1995 or 2011.

    LeBron faced Detroit 44wins in first round lead by Drummond I think. Then 48 wins Hawks lead by Horford and gang. Then 56 win team in Raps by Derozan.

    Yes Lebron went against a 73 win Golden State team but the path to the finals wasn't very Impressive. So overall cant compare this run to 1995 Hakeem or 2011 Dirk.

    I personally pref 2011 Dirk ring as one if the most impressive finals runs ever.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    2016 Finals

    Beat 3 all NBA with 1 all NBA

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    ^^^ read the post above you dude. He only did something in the finals. His routes to the finals have been unimpressive besides 2018

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    2016 Finals

    Beat 3 all NBA with 1 all NBA

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    triggered as always

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ason_odds.html (Rockets 2nd) - Beat the #1 preseason favorite.

    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ason_odds.html (Dallas 7th) beat the #1 and #2 Preseason favorites and #6 Preseason Favorites.


    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ason_odds.html (Chicago 4th) beat the #1 and #2 Preseason favorites

    I'd say these 3.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    2016 Finals

    Beat 3 all NBA with 1 all NBA

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    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ason_odds.html

    Favorite in 2015 and 2016. Also every year from 2011-2014

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by kawhileonard2 View Post
    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ason_odds.html

    Favorite in 2015 and 2016. Also every year from 2011-2014



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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Dirk is getting incredibly overrated. He had winning impact on only one end of the floor. 2003 Duncan is easily better let alone Hakeem.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    Dirk is getting incredibly overrated. He had winning impact on only one end of the floor. 2003 Duncan is easily better let alone Hakeem.
    I would say it don't matter as long as his impact was historically great. Like Curry, Magic, and Barkley mostly had impact on the offensive side.

    That said, I do think Duncan and Hakeem were more impressive. Dirk in 2011 was super clutch tho.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    Dirk is getting incredibly overrated. He had winning impact on only one end of the floor. 2003 Duncan is easily better let alone Hakeem.
    Flawed analysis.

    Gary Payton was easily a worse player than Magic...Magic was nothing noteworthy at all on defense yet GP was all-time great on defense.

    Duncan and Hakeem were better, but you are too narrow-minded here. Impact is impact.

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    Default Re: Was Dirk 2011 NBA championship run the most impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMAVS41 View Post
    Flawed analysis.

    Gary Payton was easily a worse player than Magic...Magic was nothing noteworthy at all on defense yet GP was all-time great on defense.

    Duncan and Hakeem were better, but you are too narrow-minded here. Impact is impact.
    Defense for big men is more important relative to offense that it is for guards.

    I don't mean that Dirk is not a great player but sometimes people rank him too high. I have him borderline top 20.

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