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Old 06-08-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default How does Tim Duncan rate in all-time top big guys?

How does Tim Duncan rate in all-time top big guys?

In the last 10 years?

In the last 50 years?
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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How does Tim Duncan rate in all-time top big guys?

In the last 10 years?

In the last 50 years?

Last 10 years contain:
Shaquille O'Neal
Hakeem Olajuwon
David Robinson
Patrick Ewing
Dikembe Mutumbo
Karl Malone
Shawn Kemp
Kevin Garnett
Alonzo Mourning
Chris Webber
Dirk Nowitzki

I would rank Shaq and Hakeem over Tim Duncan from that period.

In the last 50:
1. Wilt Chamberlain
2. Shaquille O'Neal
3. Hakeem Olajuwon
4. Bill Russell
5. Tim Duncan
(That's actually a top 5 alltime)
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:04 PM   #3
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Last 10 years contain:
Shaquille O'Neal
Hakeem Olajuwon
David Robinson
Patrick Ewing
Dikembe Mutumbo
Karl Malone
Shawn Kemp
Kevin Garnett
Alonzo Mourning
Chris Webber
Dirk Nowitzki

I would rank Shaq and Hakeem over Tim Duncan from that period.

In the last 50:
1. Wilt Chamberlain
2. Shaquille O'Neal
3. Hakeem Olajuwon
4. Bill Russell
5. Tim Duncan
(That's actually a top 5 alltime)

No Kareem.
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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In terms of Power Fowards, I think he's top 5 all time.

1. Karl Malone
2. Tim Duncan
3. Charles Barkley
4. Kevin McHale
5a. Kevin Garnett
5b. Bob Pettit
5c. Dennis Rodman
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:06 PM   #5
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Last 10 years, take your pick between Duncan, Shaq and Hakeem.


For me personally, I'd go with

Shaq
Duncan
Hakkem
Karl Malone

Last 50 years?

Russell
Karreem
Shaq
Wilt
Duncan

Duncan is one of the all time greats. Has a complete mastery of the game. The perfect superstar in that he is very unselfish and willing to play a team game to win championships. Isn't all about his numbers and ego. I really don't think Duncan gets enough respect because he is "boring". Which I think is crap.

Guys like David Robinson, Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley seem to get every excuse in the world for being chokers and underachievers. Some have the nerve to call these guys all timers. Listen these three were very good players, even hall of famers. But they are a notch below Duncan's level. They didn't excel enough at every facet of the game like Duncan. They didn't step up in the big games. Who cares about Jordan, if you want to be considered an all timer, you step you game up when it counts, and these three didn't do enough of that.

As for Karl Malone, he is certainly an all timer for his longevity and scoring prowess. But he is always a notch below Duncan and Kevin McHale because of this choking in the most important games. It wasn't Jordan's fault that he blew those free throws. Or that he disappeared in virtually every Finals game. Or that he threw away the ball. Malone was great, but not great enough.

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Old 06-08-2006, 10:07 PM   #6
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Theres no big man who is definitively better than him. I'd take him over Hakeem and Shaq.
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No Kareem.

Whoops.

1. Wilt Chamberlain
2. Shaquille O'Neal
3. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
4. Hakeem Olajuwon
5. Bill Russell
6. Tim Duncan
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:08 PM   #8
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D-Rob is getting pretty under rated here. This man was unstoppable before he got injured.
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:11 PM   #9
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D-Rob got murder my Hakeem, that's why he'll never be in a top 5 discussion.
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D-Rob is getting pretty under rated here. This man was unstoppable before he got injured.

Eh, a lot of guys who came through the league could score.

Robinson was soft and one dimensional. Not versatile enough to be an all time great.
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1. Kareem
2. Shaq
3. Wilt
4. Russel
5. Duncan

All-time.
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I'm not going to answer this since Tim Duncan is my favourite player and I'm obviously biased towards him.

I just wanted to say that it's pointless to compare the NBA now with what it was 50 or even 30 years ago, since the game changed SOO much, from the athleticism of the players, to the phisicality and skill of the game, to the game strategies used...You can still however rate them compared to their importance to the game at that certain time, but since the overall number of players in the world and the quality of their game is increasing, I think the guys today are the creme de creme...
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tim duncan is leagues above guys like ewing and robinson. ewing was a mild rebounder and robinson was soft and got schooled by the dream when he won MVP and was in his prime, even 22 years old shaq put much more of a fight than robinson did.

duncan surpassed malone in my GPFOAT (greatest PF) a long time ago because he doesnt choke in the finals like malone, he plays better defense (no, elbowing other players and putting them to sleep like malone did isnt good defense, it is just dirty defense) and duncan is a 3-time NBA champion and finals MVP only in 9 season.

duncan should be ranked right up there with shaq, wilt, kareem, malone and all the elite big men in NBA history.
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Robinson was soft and one dimensional. Not versatile enough to be an all time great.

wow, are you calling the same guy who recorded a quaruple double one dimensional? how is that not versatile?
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come on... KG's better than TD... why do you think he won so many season MVP awards???
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