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Old 07-06-2011, 08:06 AM   #46
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Everybody is mentioning starplayers, but what about guys like Desmond Mason, Eddie Robinson, Gerald Green, or James White even? (eventhough White hardly played in NBA games). Their games relied on their athleticism mostly – and I’m not just talking jumping ability.

Mason was a solid player overall, but played mostly on his athleticism. Guy could jump out of the gym, was quick, strong, lengthy (6,7). Certainly deserves to be mentioned. The other guys I mentioned were pretty much on par with him when it comes to physical ability.. Mason actually had a decent (yet short) NBA career though.
Realistically, there are a bunch of players like that, that didn’t have great NBA careers, that deserve to be on this list.

just came to mind, shannon brown...to add a really athletic nonsuperstar.

anyway to answer your question i think most people are naming superstars .....these superstars because their athleticism is mostly what makes them superstars, so they'd be on a top10 athletic list.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:18 AM   #47
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKVqpXl3M18

Hakeem is also underrated an athlete. He was the perfect blend IMO of power and grace. Probably was the second most athletic center after Wilt before Drob and Shaq.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:09 PM   #48
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1. vince carter --> best leaper and best body control ever...most fluid athlete. See all his 360 layups etc. That's why he's the best dunker..not only because of vertical but because of body control. He is very strong actually, can bench more than power forwards...has unlimited range on jumpshot cause of strength. He heaved the ball with 1 hand from full court sitting down into net without effort.

2. Jordan and James White --> sucks at bball but can get his head half a foot above rim. Jordan cannot leap like White but better at everything else.

3. Derrick Rose --> jumps damn high. damn fast too.

4. Desmond Mason / JRich

5. Lebron --> does not jump as high as James White or Gerald Green but is faster and stronger.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:12 PM   #49
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How about Russell...




Or Hondo...




DeBusschere...



Kizzle mentioned Stokes...who was 6-7 235 lbs. and played in the 50's...




How about Jim Pollard, a 6-4 WHITE guy who played in the 40's and 50's...




Kizzle mentioned Gus Johnson... 6-6 235 lbs. and who shattered THREE backboards in the 60's...but how about "the Nail?"
And how about Wilt?
Kidding ,great post ,it would be nice if you could be more like this and less like
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:18 PM   #50
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I cant believe only a few people have included Iverson on their lists. The guy is easily the quickest and fastest player anyone has mentioned and is probably the fastest player of all time. I remember watching a 76ers game years ago and one of the commentators saying how Iverson would run 4 minute miles.

Not to mention the guys leaping ability, he had serious ups. He was only 6'0 and would get putback dunks and all sorts of other acrobatic moves.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #51
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1. vince carter --> best leaper and best body control ever...most fluid athlete. See all his 360 layups etc. That's why he's the best dunker..not only because of vertical but because of body control. He is very strong actually, can bench more than power forwards...has unlimited range on jumpshot cause of strength. He heaved the ball with 1 hand from full court sitting down into net without effort.

2. Jordan and James White --> sucks at bball but can get his head half a foot above rim. Jordan cannot leap like White but better at everything else.

3. Derrick Rose --> jumps damn high. damn fast too.

4. Desmond Mason / JRich
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:29 PM   #52
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No list is legit without shawn kemp. I'm sorry.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:41 AM   #53
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Hard to do a flat Top 10. How to you differentiate between a freak little guy and a freak big guy? Much easier to compile a Top 5 at each position.

C
Shaquille Oneal
David Robinson
Dwight Howard
Hakeem Olajuwon
Wilt Chamberlain

PF
Shawn Kemp
Charles Barkley
Amar'e Stoudemire
Blake Griffin
Kevin Garnett

SF
LeBron James
Dominique Wilkins
Julius Erving
Scottie Pippen
Tracy McGrady

SG
Michael Jordan
Vince Carter
Dwyane Wade
Kobe Bryant
Clyde Drexler

PG
Derrick Rose
Russell Westbrook
Allen Iverson(or little guy)
Baron Davis
Kevin Johnson
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:51 AM   #54
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I cant believe only a few people have included Iverson on their lists. The guy is easily the quickest and fastest player anyone has mentioned and is probably the fastest player of all time. I remember watching a 76ers game years ago and one of the commentators saying how Iverson would run 4 minute miles.

Not to mention the guys leaping ability, he had serious ups. He was only 6'0 and would get putback dunks and all sorts of other acrobatic moves.

this, considering he was no more than 5'11" barefoot, its astonishing the sh!t he could do.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:54 AM   #55
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Hard to do a flat Top 10. How to you differentiate between a freak little guy and a freak big guy? Much easier to compile a Top 5 at each position.

C
Shaquille Oneal
David Robinson
Dwight Howard
Hakeem Olajuwon
Wilt Chamberlain

PF
Shawn Kemp
Charles Barkley
Amar'e Stoudemire
Blake Griffin
Kevin Garnett

SF
LeBron James
Dominique Wilkins
Julius Erving
Scottie Pippen
Tracy McGrady

SG
Michael Jordan
Vince Carter
Dwyane Wade
Kobe Bryant
Clyde Drexler

PG
Derrick Rose
Russell Westbrook
Allen Iverson(or little guy)
Baron Davis
Kevin Johnson
ELITE list

Honorable mentions:

Steve Francis
Nate Robinson
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:01 AM   #56
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ELITE list

Honorable mentions:

Steve Francis
Nate Robinson

What about guys like Jr Smith and Shannon Brown. I guess it could be argued that Nate gets the athletic nod over these guys simply because his ability to jump is unparralelled at that height.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:04 AM   #57
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Hard to do a flat Top 10. How to you differentiate between a freak little guy and a freak big guy? Much easier to compile a Top 5 at each position.

C
Shaquille Oneal
David Robinson
Dwight Howard
Hakeem Olajuwon
Wilt Chamberlain

PF
Shawn Kemp
Charles Barkley
Amar'e Stoudemire
Blake Griffin
Kevin Garnett

SF
LeBron James
Dominique Wilkins
Julius Erving
Scottie Pippen
Tracy McGrady

SG
Michael Jordan
Vince Carter
Dwyane Wade
Kobe Bryant
Clyde Drexler

PG
Derrick Rose
Russell Westbrook
Allen Iverson(or little guy)
Baron Davis
Kevin Johnson

Add Rodman and you got yourself a list right there.
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