50 Greatest Players of all time
So Lebron, Kobe, Garnett, Duncan,etc are probably future 50 greatests players of all time members, so what happens to the ones getting replace? Not top 50 anymore?
I dont think that they can replace any of the first 50 players bcuz those 50 are from the first fifty years of the NBA... so they will probably just add on the the list to make it the 60 greatest players of all-time or sumthing like that
i think there will be a top 100 and then done. All the guys you said are top 50 all time yes. Kobe and Duncan are high on the new NBA top 50
They should seperate it by ERA or something because it just isn't fair to compare two players of different times... pre-2000 and post-2000 sounds reasonable, players such as Kobe would be in the post-2000 because he really set himself apart after 2000 while he was relatively young before that, and Shaq would be pre... and etc.
IMO he is number 1 on the All Time Greats list... just above Jordan at 2.
Reasoning behind this, is that Bill Russell dominated the league as a player on both ends of the floor, and as a coach for the few years where he was a player/coach... also his Championship Rings are the most ever by a single player, so that does show a man's success.
But as the years come and go, the idea of a Top 50 list of all time is not that valid. Since every few years a few new players end up proving themselves to be considered, hence causing older players names to be forgotten. Which shouldn't happen since the game of NBA basketball has changed dramatically over the past few decades...
It is very hard to compare players from the 1950s to modern day players. Since it was a completely different game.
top 75 yes, but id put Shaq and possibly A.I in front of him, Kidd deserves at least a look
Not putting KG top 50 is absolutely crazy.
Who would you put above him? That leaves you with putting someone like Kevin McHale ahead of KG.
would be, Kobe, Iverson, Shaq, Duncan, Garnett, LeBron,
Maybes: Nowitzki? Dwight CP3 Gasol?
That's 'bout it....or I can think of.
Gasol is definitely not top 50.
That's why he's Maybe...Is Nash...ok hold on I have Slam's Top 50 just redid this summer.
1. MJ 11. Baylor
2. Wilt 12. Bryant
3. Russell 13. "The Dream"
4. O'Neal 14. Bob Petit
5. Big O 15. J. Erving
6. Magic 16. M.Malone
7. Jabbar 17. Havlicek
8. Duncan 18. K. Malone
9. Bird 19. Isiah Thomas
10. J. West 20. Barkley
I got lazy.
Kidd should get in no prob the numbers say it all
RK PLAYER AMT
1 John Stockton 15,806
2 Mark Jackson 10,334
3 *JASON KIDD 10,199
4 Magic Johnson 10,141
5 Oscar Robertson 9,887
6 Isiah Thomas 9,061
7 Gary Payton 8,966
8 Rod Strickland 7,987
9 STEVE NASH 7,505
10 Maurice Cheeks 7,392
Triple Doubles leaders
1. Oscar Robertson 181
2. Magic Johnson 138
3. *JASON KIDD 103
4. Wilt Chamberlain 78
5. Larry Bird 59
RK PLAYER AMT
1 John Stockton 3,265
2 Michael Jordan 2,514
3 Gary Payton 2,445
4 Maurice Cheeks 2,310
5 Scottie Pippen 2,307
6 Clyde Drexler 2,207
7 *JASON KIDD 2,198
8 Hakeem Olajuwo2,162
9 Alvin Robertson 2,112
10 Karl Malone 2,085
9-time NBA All-Star
First Team: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
Second Team: 2003
9-time All-Defensive Selection
First Team : 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006
Second Team: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
NBA co-Rookie of the Year: 1995 *Grant Hill
NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1995
Gasol isn't even close and there is absolutely no way to put Iverson in front of Garnett. KG plays both ends of the court. A.I. has a place in history for his scoring, but he isn't in Garnett's league as an all-around basketball player.
It's impossible to compare Cousy to CP3. Different game entirely. Also hard to compare Mikan vs. Shaq or others from different era. The game has changed so much. Baseball has also changed, but it's so much easier to compare Griffey to Mays for example. If a new top 50 list were to come out, it would have to include some of the new players, and the likes of Debussure (sp?), Unseld and Bing would not be on it. As time goes on, more and more from the old list will disappear. That's just the nature of these type of things.