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Old 09-15-2010, 10:51 AM   #136
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:27 AM   #137
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That's basically it. A lot of people who have an agenda and a player they dislike enjoy overrating guys like Hakeem and Duncan to push them out of the top 10.

Hakeem is an amazing player. The only part I think is overrated about him is the fact that people act like he didn't have talent around him or that he made them into what they were.

On my all-time team, Hakeem would definitely be the starting PF.

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Hakeem is the greatest center ever IMO

Jabbar just played in the league for a long ass period of time. he was ahead of my time but to me he didnt really have that much of a offensive game besides that boring sky hook ****. Hakeem had the sickest post game, he shoots the ball pretty well, amazing defender, ect ect.

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Old 09-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #141
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i never seen Hakeem play live. But his numbers are nasty. And it looked like he got better when he got older
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i never seen Hakeem play live. But his numbers are nasty. And it looked like he got better when he got older

Well. He's one of those players who had a late peak from what I heard.

Kind of think of Steve Nash.
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Well. He's one of those players who had a late peak from what I heard.

Kind of think of Steve Nash.

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As of late I have learned that he is the 5th best player in NBA history, superior to Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, & Magic Johnson.
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As of late I have learned that he is the 5th best player in NBA history, superior to Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, & Magic Johnson.

Wilt?
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Today? They'd be the top big men by default.
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Today? They'd be the top big men by default.

not Bill but yes Wilt
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Russell's impact may not have been as great now because it seems teams barely shoot inside these days, plus the addition of the 3 second rule of the defensive end. However Russell was by some accounts the quickest player ever in NBA history with a terrific reaction jump. He also was gutsy and would make you work as he knew how to leverage his weight effectively (like Wes Unseld). He would probably bulk up to 240-250 now as opposed to 225-235 he likely played at.


Johnny Most recalls Russell's first meeting as a rookie with Neil Johnston of the Warriors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSxaufSPsIM

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I have him in the top-10 player of all time, in the same tier as Bird, Magic, Kobe and Duncan, and right behind the tier of Russell, Wilt and Shaq.

I think he deserves it, the guy has been the best Center of the 90s and probably second best (after Shaq) since Kareem Abdul Jabbar retired. Got 2 championships with below-average teammates (when compared to those of other all-time greats) and made impressive play-off runs in each of them. He seemed to play his best against the biggest rivals: he destroyed both Ewing and Robinson in 1994 and 1995 and then he outplayed Shaq in 1995, when nobody could handle O`Neal at the time.

Impressive at both ends of the floor, offensive and defensive, dynamic (probably the most dynamic center in history) and with a lot of quality post moves. Underrated? id say no.

Of course if you are going to say he`s at the same level than Jordan he is "overrated" but only biased homers or people like that would say so. He got some years in which he could compete with Jordan`s level, but overall, Michael is better both in longevity and career achievements.
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