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Old 12-23-2006, 08:39 PM   #16
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:40 PM   #17
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I would think the truly hardest working players would be the fringe-scrubs who love the game but can't quite make the rotation.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #18
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You've pretty much just listed the top 10 players in the NBA. Guys like Kobe and Gil, sure they train their asses off. Guys like Dirk, Melo, Yao, you don't hear of any superhuman workouts and training.

You're wrong on Dirk. It may not get much press nationwide but it's well known here about his work ethic. People have been instructed by the Mavs to basically throw him out of the gym, he's there so much. Just this week after they landed in Seattle. He and Jet went and worked out at the gym till 9:30 that night. And his offseason workouts in Germany with Holger are as intense as anyone's offseason program.

I'm not saying that those other players don't as well. I just know about his from living here. I'm sure fans of those players can contribute on their behalf.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:22 PM   #19
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That Steve Nash thread got me thinking....

Who do you think are the 10 hardest working players in the NBA today? Who practices the most? Who has the highest work ethic? Try to pu tthem in order if you can, and explain your reasonings.

1. Kobe Bryant
2. Steve Nash
3. Tim Duncan
4. Yao Ming
5. Dirk Nowitzki
6. Dwyane Wade
7. Carmelo Anthony
8. LeBron James
9. Gilbert Arenas
10. Kevin Garnett


I'll try to explain my reasonings later when I have time.

worst list ever. you just saying the top 10 players in the nba are the hardest working? no chance
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:27 PM   #20
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I figured Kobe was the hardest working. Why do you think Arenas is?
actually, Kobe probably is.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:33 PM   #21
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actually, Kobe probably is.


Do you have any info on Steve Nash's work ethic/workout regimen?
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:48 PM   #22
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Any list without Redd on it, is, well, wrong.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:39 PM   #23
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Dwight Howard... he IS the MOST hardworking player in the league...
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:31 PM   #24
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Jkidd should be around 4 on that list
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:31 PM   #25
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:56 PM   #26
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Do you honestly think that only superstars (like the ones you put down) work the hardest? Practice isn't the only thing that makes you a great player. It takes natural talent, and I'd put a lot of money on the fact that there would be at least a couple, if not more, average players who work harder than half the guys on your list.
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good answer. my thoughts exactly.
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:44 AM   #27
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How bout adding Rip to the list? Those 80 mile runs must be worth SOMETHING
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:08 AM   #28
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Do you have a link or any more info on Nash's workout regimen? I'm curious about it.

I figured Kobe was the hardest working. Why do you think Arenas is?

How exactly do you figure that you imbecile? Kobe is the ONLY player that routinely publicizes his workouts, which aren't even proven to be true...

If you don't know how hard all the other players work, what they do in the offseason, how can you make a top 10 list?
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:26 AM   #29
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You've pretty much just listed the top 10 players in the NBA. Guys like Kobe and Gil, sure they train their asses off. Guys like Dirk, Melo, Yao, you don't hear of any superhuman workouts and training.


Melo's offseason the past 2 years has had some pretty praised workout programs. He runs the red rocks in Denver, trained like a Boxer this offseason under some guy with Chris Paul who said he's never seen anyone work as hard as Melo. And ofcourse like many other stars is a gym rat then and even now during practices.

Yao? I doubt it. But I don't know.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:29 AM   #30
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How exactly do you figure that you imbecile? Kobe is the ONLY player that routinely publicizes his workouts, which aren't even proven to be true...

If you don't know how hard all the other players work, what they do in the offseason, how can you make a top 10 list?

make it sound like kobe comes out and says heres my workout. the workout i posted was given out by one of his trainers and whenever hes asked about it, he just says he gets in the gym early at 5:30 and is done by 12. he doesnt come out and say what his workout is, he is often asked because of his rep as a very hard worker

that said, i somewhat agree with you...its almost impossible to make an accurate list when we dont know every players' workout but that doesnt mean ppl cant share what they think about it
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