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    Default times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Lebron James:
    2004 olympics
    2006 world championship
    2009 #1 seed in the nba
    2010 #1 seed in the nba
    2011 colluded big 3 superteam
    2014 colluded big 4 superteam
    2021 Both Lebron and Davis were playing. they're definitely better than phoenix and a 1 legged giannis lol.. and shannon sharpe/nick wright said they would still win

    Wilt Chamberlain:
    1966 #1 seed in nba, gentleman swept by boston
    1968 #1 seed in nba, lost in game 7 at home to boston
    1969 7 more wins than boston, lost in game 7 at home to boston
    1973 way better than knicks, gentleman swept

    Shaquille O'neal:
    1995 massively favoured over Houston
    2004 malone and GP ring chasing
    2005 lost in game 7 at home to detroit, should have beat detroit then sanantonio

    Larry Bird:
    1980 #1 seed in nba, lost to philly in gentleman sweep
    1982 #1 seed in nba, lost to philly in game 7 at home
    1985 #1 seed in nba, lost to lakers in 6

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar:
    1974 #1 seed in the nba and lost to boston in game 7 at home
    1977 #1 seed in the nba and got swept by portland

    Tim Duncan:
    2001 #1 seed in nba, healthy duncan/robinson and swept by a 22 year old averaging 35ppg?
    2006 #1 seed in nba, lost in game 7 to dallas at home?

    Bill Russell:
    1958 #1 seed in nba, lost to hawks at home

    Magic Johnson:
    1990 #1 seed in the nba and lost to the suns in a gentleman sweep

    Kobe Bryant:
    2004 malone and GP ring chasing

    Michael Jordan:
    none



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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    All of these players below lost with either Homecourt Advantage, Top seed, Better Record or Same RecordIf year is mentioned then it means they lost with HCA. Otherwise top seed or identical record is mentioned

    Kareem (lost in ’72-73, ’73-74 (lost game 7 of the NBA Finals at home vs Boston), ’76-77, ’80-81, ’85-86)
    Wilt Chamberlain (lost in ’60-61, ’65-66, ’67-68 ((lost game 7 of the ECF at home vs Boston), ’68-69 ((lost game 7 of the NBA Finals at home vs Boston), ’72-73)
    Bill Russell (lost in 1958)
    Magic Johnson (lost in ’80-81, ’85-86, ’89-90)
    Larry Bird (lost in ’79-80, ’81-82, ’82-83, ’84-85, ’87-88, '89-90, '90-91)
    Shaq (lost in ’93-94, ’94-95, ’03-04, '04-05, '09-10)
    Hakeem (lost in ’84-85, ’86-87, '98-99 same record and in 1993 with same record against Seattle)
    Duncan (lost in ’00-01, ’03-04, '05-06, '08-09, '10-11, '11-12)
    Oscar Robertson (lost in ’61-62, ’64-65, ’72-73, ’73-74)
    Jerry West (lost in ’68-69, ’72-73)
    Dr J (lost in '81-82, '83-84)
    Moses Malone (lost in '83-84, '88-89)
    Karl Malone and John Stockton (lost in '97-98, '00-01, '94-95)
    Garnett (lost in '02-03, '03-04)
    Barkley (lost in '92-93, '94-95, '98-99)
    Pippen (lost in '98-99 with identical record)
    John Havlicek (lost in 1972-1973, '74-75 (same record)
    Kobe (lost in '03-04 with HCA and '10-11 with HCA in a sweep)
    Patrick Ewing (lost in '92-93, '94-95)
    David Robinson (lost in '93-94, '94-95, '95-96)
    Bob Pettit (lost in '58-59)
    George Mikan (lost in '50-51)
    Isiah Thomas (lost in '83-84)
    Willis Reed (lost in '68-69, '70-71)
    Walt Frazier (lost in '68-69, '70-71)
    Rick Barry (lost in '75-76)
    Adrian Dantley (lost in '83-84)
    Gary Payton (lost in '93-94, '97-98)
    Lebron (lost in '08-09, '09-10 with best record both years, '10-11)
    Dwyane Wade (lost in '04-05, '10-11)
    Kevin Durant lost in '11-12)

    Now I might as missed some years for a few players, but I thought that was interesting. The only top 20 player Ever who never lost a series with either the Same Record, Higher Seed, Top Seed or Home court Advantage was Jordan. He was 25-0 in all with HCA and Top Seed along with same record and 24-0 in series with HCA

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by kawhileonard2 View Post
    All of these players below lost with either Homecourt Advantage, Top seed, Better Record or Same RecordIf year is mentioned then it means they lost with HCA. Otherwise top seed or identical record is mentioned

    theres way more context that goes into my list. its not always about record. like in 2011 with kobe needing actual knee surgery and not just sitting 2 months for a sprained ankle like some people lol.. nobody thought the lakers would beat the loaded mavs. they added a lot of new pieces and needed time to click


    and lebrons miami teams were far better than their record. they could coast cause they knew the east was a joke. in fact lebron did it routinely throughout the decade

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win



    he only top 20 player Ever who never lost a series with either the Same Record, Higher Seed, Top Seed or Home court Advantage was Jordan. He was 25-0 in all with HCA and Top Seed along with same record and 24-0 in series with HCA


    So Jordan had the goat winning described above, while also having goat carry-jobs - specifically, everyone in history was a "pippen" that needed teammates to match or lead them in scoring for entire playoff runs, while Jordan led his sidekick in scoring for every SERIES by at least 10 ppg..

    So only Jordan won with a true 2nd option that averaged far less in every series, while everyone else needed 1b's, elite 1st option sidekicks, and equal-scoring partners to win most of their rings.

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    LeBron gets blamed for the 04 Olympics but not Duncan. OP is literally retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRR3 View Post
    LeBron gets blamed for the 04 Olympics but not Duncan. OP is literally retarded.
    he took up a spot that coulda gone to someone productive

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by kennygriffin View Post
    I’m a retard

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by RRR3 View Post
    LeBron gets blamed for the 04 Olympics but not Duncan. OP is literally retarded.
    Calm down Dork Vader

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRR3 View Post
    LeBron gets blamed for the 04 Olympics but not Duncan. OP is literally retarded.

    Lebron lost in 06' too, where he deserves full blame

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    You forgot 2002 when iverson lost to the celtics

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Kobe bryant isnt top 10.


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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by kennygriffin View Post

    Bill Russell:
    1958 #1 seed in nba, lost to hawks at home
    Bill Russell missed nearly half the series with an injury.

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Ball View Post
    Kobe bryant isnt top 10.


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    He is better than Lebron even Lebron said so.

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Ball View Post
    Kobe bryant isnt top 10.


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    Lol in the real world Kobe is consensus top 10

    Where as in the real world, your boy Lebron isn’t even top 15 lol

    Keep staying delusion forum burger boy

    Just too ez

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    Default Re: times when each top 10 player all time Lost when they were expected to win

    Quote Originally Posted by deathawaitu View Post
    Lol in the real world Kobe is consensus top 10

    Where as in the real world, your boy Lebron isnít even top 15 lol

    Keep staying delusion forum burger boy

    Just too ez
    Real world ESPN put Kobe at 12.

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