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Old 01-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #31
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Many players have goat potential
No they don't. The only players who have ever had GOAT potential are in the ones who are in the argument for GOAT. Look right outside that top 5 or 6... who else had it?

The only one is Shaq.

Durant doesn't have it and he won't be in that conversation.

I have a feeling Lebron will join Shaq. He just can't actually hit that very top tier unless his jumpshot undergoes a complete transformation.

Now, all that said, anyone who doesn't think Durant can't be right near the top of that second tier is missing something. I don't see him surpassing Duncan, but I don't see why he can't surpass Ewing and the Dream and Karl Malone and Jerry West. Remember, he's got 8 more years playing at this level or higher. Maybe more. There is no reason to suppose he won't retire with 3-5 finals MVPs, 3-5 regular season MVPs, and 6 to 8 scoring titles. You think anyone will credit ringless Karl Malone with being better? The Heat are getting over the hill, the Lakers are done, and the Clippers are a move at least away from being serious competition. Durant's all alone at the top of the league in 2 or 3 years.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #32
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He'll have a 0% chance if he loses to LeBron in the Finals again this year.



He put 30.6 points in nearly 50-40-90 last finals, what the **** else he was supposed to do? If he puts these numbers again and lost (obviously not by his fault) he will have 0% chances? GTFO.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:21 PM   #33
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I think so.

His talent is limitless, the game is just becoming too easy for him. If he wins like 3-5 championships , wins 2-3 MVPs, countless scoring championships, & scores 32,000 .. I think he could be the GOAT. Those achievements are not out of the question.

NBA is no longer the game of '80s & '90s.

No handcheck rules made NBA a game of back court players only.

Even 34 yrs old Kobe is ave 29 ppg. something will never happen in yesteryears NBA as age catches up & you become a 18 ppg player cuz handchecking will rob 6 ppg & 'no blood no foul' physical contact rule will take away another 5 ppg from Durant, Kobe & Melo.

Resulting in death of PF & C position is directly related to relaxed no defense era.

NBA wanted to turn everyone into Michael Jordan after MJ retired & Bulls dismantled.

NBA has succeeded but Basketball has become boring & poorer & diluted as competitive sport.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #34
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He doesn't have the impact that Lebron and Shaq have to considered a potential GOAT. Its just not there.

Durant is probably the most beneficial of the no hand check rule. NBA looks very soft when u watch him get those fouls
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #35
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Nah, poor man's Carmelo Anthony.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #36
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He doesn't have the impact that Lebron and Shaq have to considered a potential GOAT. Its just not there.

cuz LBJ & SHAQ can easily have impact in real Bball of '80s & '90s & team can easily be assembled around them.

Its Kobe, Melo, AI & Durant who will suffer in real contact filled Bball.

There were many clyde Drexlers, mitch richmond type players in '90s without much impact.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #37
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If he wins an MVP and Finals MVP this year, he would certainly be on pace. I don't think he'll ever get at Jordan's level, but he could be the GOAT based on accomplishments.

4-6 MVP's
4-6 FMVP's
10-12 scoring titles
all time scoring leader

These aren't out of reach.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #38
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cuz LBJ & SHAQ can easily have impact in real Bball of '80s & '90s & team can easily be assembled around them.

Its Kobe, Melo, AI & Durant who will suffer in real contact filled Bball.

There were many clyde Drexlers, mitch richmond type players in '90s without much impact.

97-00's is the toughest defensive era...ishiot.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #39
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The "IF" talk is just delusional... Have to see some hardware first for me to see that potential.... its also unfortunate that he is playing in a time where this certain Heat player is & will continue to bottleneck him from such hardware...
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:28 PM   #40
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If he wins an MVP and Finals MVP this year, he would certainly be on pace. I don't think he'll ever get at Jordan's level, but he could be the GOAT based on accomplishments.

4-6 MVP's
4-6 FMVP's
10-12 scoring titles
all time scoring leader

These aren't out of reach.


Ur reaching too far.. Its not only about accolades.

He doesn't impact the game the way all time greats did....
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #41
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The "IF" talk is just delusional... Have to see some hardware first

I remember a lot of "IF" talk from you LeBron stans pre-2012.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #42
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97-00's is the toughest defensive era...ishiot.

lol just no
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #43
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Maybe if he had an elite postgame. And way better passing. And defense.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #44
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Top 10 potential.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #45
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nope only 1 goat

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