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Old 08-28-2007, 06:02 AM   #1
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Default Best work ethic ever?

ISH...

Who do you guys think has or had the best work ethic in the NBA?
And could people please give some examples of extreme work ethics?
I know of Mj and how Bird shot thousands of shot ect. But that's about it...

I know this sounds stupid, but i'm just interested.....
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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Kobe Bryant
Ben Wallace
Carmelo Anthony
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:08 AM   #3
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Why?
Examples?
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:12 AM   #4
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Why?
Examples?

I'm talking about guys today.

Kobe Bryant, simply because he's the most unguardable player in this league and any defender will say that.

Ben Wallace, hes an undersized center at 6'9'' making things tough for Yao Ming, Shaq, Duncan...and he helped the pistons to a championship and I think he will help chicago win one eventually.

Carmelo Anthony, He's been getting better since he came into this league and his will power gets stronger much every season. He just needs to get out of the first round.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: Best work ethic ever?

So?

That tells me nothing about work ethic....
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Default Re: Best work ethic ever?

Karl Malone hands down, the man was a freak and it payed off, for his first 18 seasons he never once missed more than 2 games, and this is what he looked like at age 40:

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So?

That tells me nothing about work ethic....

So success doesn't tell you anything about work ethic?
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Default Re: Best work ethic ever?

yao ming has great work ethic.
2,3 weeks after the season ended, while everyone else is on vacation, he's back into the gym training. First in the gym and last to leave.
Trains every summer for national team.

Kobe- adds a new skill to his arsenal every offseason.

MJ- cliche, but the man that inspired hardwork.
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Karl Malone hands down, the man was a freak and it payed off, for his first 18 seasons he never once missed more than 2 games, and this is what he looked like at age 40:



He was probably the hardest worker ever!!!
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Michael Jordan
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:54 AM   #11
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Default Re: Best work ethic ever?

my vote's for Muggsy Bogues, Earl Boykins or Spud Webb.

it's gotta be insane, the amount of work they do to stay in the league.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:11 AM   #12
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Elton Brand. I wish he was healthy.he would be in for a hell of a season. Much like the 05-06 season. That's why EB's injury was so devastating.
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Default Re: Best work ethic ever?

Drazen Petrovic. He was one of the best shooters but usually stayed in the court after each training to continue improving (some people say he would have made 500 shots per day, I think is a bit of myth, but who knows).
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Default Re: Best work ethic ever?

Most NBA players have great work ethic.
You hear stories about Jordan, Kobe, Malone but that's because they were on top and they obviously had incredible talent to go along with their work ethic.

But how about guys who had to work day and night just to make the league and were not talented in any aspect of the game?

Like Raja Bell for example. No one talks about his work ethic but his work is the reason why he became who he is today.
Shammond Williams. Worked like a mad man to become a good basketball player.

People don't acknowledge those role players but to separate yourself from many basketball players in the league and make the NBA is amazing.

Seriously. How many guys out there are as talented as Raja Bell? Trillions.
But what made Raja who he is today was his insane work ethic.

Not saying Raja has the best work ethic ever...just saying that guys like him don't get acknowledged and they worked hard their whole life.
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