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Old 11-19-2007, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

Which duo would you take? As far as individual skills, there's no doubt that Payton > KJ and Barkley > Kemp. But, if you put them on the court, they had great chemistry and were very entertaining to watch.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:08 AM   #2
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I'd take KJ and Chuck. I loved how Bill Walton put it...Barkley didn't play a position just like Magic and Bird meaning he was a guard, sf and pf at once. KJ was an amazing player too. the first finals I remember watching was Suns vs Bulls.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

Payton and Kemp only because they were together much longer and had more success (and also had some of their best seasons together)

KJ and Chuck weren't together as long and didn't have as much success (and also together at the ends of their primes instead of entering primes)

But if KJ/Chuck were together from 88-92 I'd take those four seasons over the 7 seasons GP/Reign Man were together.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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payton and barkley..

what a loud/colorful team would that be.

and arenas too. wooah.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

I'll take Barkley and KJ. Although they might have been on the downside of their prime, the timing of when they played together was just the right mix of game experience, talent and veteran knowledge.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

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Payton and Kemp only because they were together much longer and had more success (and also had some of their best seasons together)

KJ and Chuck weren't together as long and didn't have as much success (and also together at the ends of their primes instead of entering primes)

But if KJ/Chuck were together from 88-92 I'd take those four seasons over the 7 seasons GP/Reign Man were together.


I disagree, Chuck had an MVP with KJ, Chuck and KJ beat them in the WCF, and they both took the Bulls to six games.

Chuck and KJ were never upset in the first round either, like Payton and Kemp were as a number one seed.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

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Barkley > Kemp
KJ > Payton
Barkley > Payton
KJ > Kemp
Barkley + KJ > Kemp + Payton
KJ + Barkley > Kemp + Payton
Barkley + KJ > Payton + Kemp
KJ + Barkley > Payton + Kemp


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Old 11-19-2007, 11:42 AM   #9
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

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Barkley > Kemp
KJ > Payton
Barkley > Payton
KJ > Kemp
Barkley + KJ > Kemp + Payton
KJ + Barkley > Kemp + Payton
Barkley + KJ > Payton + Kemp
KJ + Barkley > Payton + Kemp



you're the only person in the history of earth to say Kevin Johnson was better than GP.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:02 PM   #10
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

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I disagree, Chuck had an MVP with KJ, Chuck and KJ beat them in the WCF, and they both took the Bulls to six games.

Chuck and KJ were never upset in the first round either, like Payton and Kemp were as a number one seed.
KJ only played 49 games during that season and it's probably the worst season he had while he was still in his prime. The two of them were never really in sync while Barkley was there and neither of them really complimented each other strengths. Where as Payton and Kemp played nothing but to their strengths because they started out together.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

i'd take prime barkley over prime anyone else out of those four, but i think the 96 payton / kemp tandem was the better duo / got more out of each other. barkley and kj separately helped all the role players on that suns team, but they didn't really do a lot for each other.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:27 PM   #12
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

This is a tough one since these were my fav. teams in the early-mid 90's. I would take Payton/Kemp though simply bc of Payton's defense mixed with his personality. Kemp was a monster. Similarly, KJ and Sir Charles were very dynamic as well. There really isn't a wrong answer in this argument.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:43 PM   #13
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I'd take Payton and Kemp. KJ/Barkely was fun to watch but they weren't as good as Payton/Kemp at the defensive end.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:49 PM   #14
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Default Re: Payton/Kemp or Johnson/Barkley

Tough.. question... probably KJ & Barkley.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:50 PM   #15
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Charles Barkley of course.
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