Early 2000s VS New Era
Early 2000s VS New Era
1. Point Guard Battle
Early 2000s Point Guards:
Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Baron Davis, Steve Francis, Jason Williams, Mike Bibby, Gilbert Arenas, Tony Parker, Chauncy Billups, Sam Cassell, Jason Terry, Andre Miller, Damon Stoudamire
New Era Point Guards:
Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Mike Conley, Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Reggie Jackson, Derrick Rose, Eric Bledsoe, Dennis Schroder, Jeff Teague, Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo
Winner: Early 2000s Point Guards
Why? Early 2000s Point Guards are full of hall of famers and all-time greats (Example: Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson) and other points guards that were flat out elite and un-guardable in their prime years (example: Stephon Marbury, Baron Davis, Steve Francis, Gilbert Arenas ) and clutch performers, winners , champions, and point guards that consistently played great in big games (Example: Tony Parker, Chauncy Billups, Jason Terry) and many underrated point guards who performed at a high level during their careers (Example: Mike Bibby, Jason Williams, Sam Cassell, Andre Miller, Damon Stoudamire,)
2. Shooting Guard Battle
Early 2000s Shooting Guards:
Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Tracy Mcgrady, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Jerry Stackhouse, Latrell Sprewell, Allen Houston, Michael Finley, Emmanuel Ginobli, Richard Hamilton, Larry Hughes, Jason Richardson, Cuttino Mobley, Joe Johnson, Jamaal Crawford, Michael Redd, Doug Christi, Ron Mercer, Derek Anderson, Kerry Gittles, Isiah Rider, Eddie Jones
New Era Shooting Guards:
James Harden, Dwyane Wade , Klay Thompson, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal , Rodney Hood, Khris Middleton, Zach LaVine, J.J. Redick, C.J. McCollum, Avery Bradley, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews, Danny Green, Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Tony Allen, Devin Booker, Mona Ellis, Lance Stephson
Winner: Early 2000s Shooting Guards
Why? It really is no competition, the early 2000s shooting guards are filled with prototypical size shooting guards who were elite athletes, extremely talented scorers, tough defenders, talented playmakers, clutch performers, champions, MVP Winners, and hall of famers. And some of the most entertaining, special athletes, and extraordinary talented players were found with-in the early 2000s shooting guards
3. Small Forward Battle
Early 2000s Small Forwards:
Grant Hill, Big Dog Glenn Robinson, Jamaal Mashburn, Shawn Marion, Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Coron Butler, Andrei Kirilenko, Lamar Odom, Corey Magetti, Peja Stojaković, Wally Szczerbiak, Kieth Van Horn, Tim Thomas, Bonzi Wells
New Era Small Forwards:
LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Gordon Hayward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Andre Iguodala, Rudy Gay, Nicolas Batum, Andrew Wiggins, Harrison Barnes, Tobias Harris, Jae Crowder, Trevor Ariza , Danilo Gallinari, Chandler Parsons, DeMarre Carroll
Winner: New Era Small Forwards
Why? The winner is the New Era Small Forwards, the new era has small forwards that just possess extraordinary talent, unique abilities, elite skill, elite versatility, elite defenders, elite scorers, Hall Of Famers, champions, MVP winners, and some of the greatest basketball players of all-time.
4. Power Forward Battle:
Early 2000s Power Forwards:
Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Webber, Rasheed Wallace, Paul Gasol, Elton Brand, Antwan Jaminson, Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin, Antonio Mcdyess, Antonio Davis, Anthony Mason, Antoine Walker
New Era Power Forwards:
Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Chris Bosh, Kristaps Porzingis, Draymond Green, LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Paul Millsap, Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka, Derrick Favors, Taj Gibson, Enes Kanter, Thaddeus Young, Ryan Anderson, Markieff Morris, Aaron Gordon, Gorgui Dieng
Winner: Early 2000s Power Forwards
Why? There really in no competition, Early 2000s power forwards are filled with franchise players, elite low post scorers, great passers, high I.Q playmakers, power forwards that can create offense for others and make their teammates better, elite athletes, dominate scorers in the paint, highly skilled power forwards, tough defenders, great rebounders, Hall Of Famers, Champions, MVP winners, and all-time greats
5. Center Battle:
Early 2000s Centers:
Shaquille O’Neil, Yao Ming, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Jermaine O’Neil, Marcus Camby, Ben Wallace, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Vlade Divac, Brad Miller
New Era Centers:
Marc Gasol, Rudy Gobert, DeMarcus Cousins, Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns , Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Andre Drummond, Hassan Whiteside, Steven Adams, Al Horford, Joakin Noah, Andrew Bogut, Jonas Valanciunas, Nikola Vucevic, Tristan Thompson, Robin Lopez, Myles Turner, Tyson Chandler
Winner: Early 2000 Centers
Why? Early 2000sc enters possessed some of the most dominate and extremely talented centers of All time, Centers that were dominate low post scoers, dominate defenders, Great Defenders, Defenive player of the Year winners, Hall Of farmers, franchise players, Perennial All-sitars, clutch performers, and MVP winners
does Team Early 2K win the PG match up. We are living in a golden age of PG power! Nash is the most overrated MVP in history and Curry is a better version of Nash.
Sure it is hard to argue against AI, but Westbrook has gone video game mode this season.
New Era easily wins PG matchup.
Also AI was no longer a PG by the early 2000's...Eric Snow would just bring up the ball and pass it to him but he was considered a SG.
Give me the current Sg's and SF'S (LeBron alone should win this)
I agree with the SF, but come on...Kobe, Manu, Vince, Pierce, Allen, and TMac are better in a vacume than any of the modern SG's. Wade, easily the best SG since that time, I don't think anyone would clearly state is better than Kobe Bryant? And as much as I love James Harden, I think his talent level is on the same level as Tracy McGrady's, and they've had earily similar careers thus far. Guys like Pierce, Manu, and Allen were just winners, and so many guys on the current era list wouldn't be championship players if it was for these guys, in and out of their prime they still had the goods.
I feel weird about Wade being included with the New Era players.
Um.. strong disagreements with PGs. This is by far the best era ever for PGs. You named Iverson, Nash, and Kidd as 2000s PGs. Curry, Harden Westbrook, and CP3 are better than all of them. Westbrook is by far the most athletic ever, Curry is one of the best all time too. Curry, Harden, CP3, and Westbrook are all already Hall of Famers too, assuming Harden wins the MVP this year.