I'm semi new to this site, only being on here to check posts every now and again, but now I'm an active member and want to get to know everybody and post and share my basketball knowledge, I would love to know everyone's favorite teams and players as a part of getting to know everybody here.
My favorite teams are the Celtics, (obviously) Kings, (my username states 2 out of my 3 fav teams) and the Thunder.
My favorite players are Kevin Garnett, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Demarcus Cousins, Thomas Robinson, Dirk Nowitzki, Tyler Hansborough, and Danny Green.
What about you guys?
Big wolves fan here. If I have to cheer for another team it would be either the Bucks or 76ers.
My favorite players that come to mind off the top of my head Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis, Jason Kidd, Brian Cardinal, Jon Leuer, any player on the wolves not named barea, James Harden, Alando Tucker (all time favorite player when he was in college)
I Have 5 Favorite Teams..
But i'll watch any team,even the Bobcats playing the Cavs..
My 10 Favorite Players Are:
Love the Cs - I like any player who knows how to play hardnosed Celtics D
I'm from Ottawa so I also love the Raps. I tend to go against the grain with a lot of Raptor fans on this site. I think Colangelo is a great GM / Love where the team is headed / and I have no problem with international players. Check out Andrea Bargnani's game any chance you get. The guy is a freak. 7 footer who can handle the ball, and is in shooting range anywhere within half court. The guy is like a fine bottle of vintage wine. You just have to wait a few years for it to age to maturity. Then Dam!!
Been a Kings fan since I was in Jr. High. I didn't start playing basketball until 13 which is why I was so bad at it. (Better at football but loved Basketball so much more). I was heart broken in 2002 when we took the Lakers to game 7 and lost. This is where my hate for Laker nation started, and believe me it didn't help living 30 minutes from LA. Anyway my favorite player at that time was Chris Webber, loved the guy while everybody was yelling "Kobe" I was yelling "Webber" when I shot a mid range jumper, no lie haha. But now my favorite player would have to be Demarcus Cousins. Not just because he's obviously our next biggest thing, but because he's making everyone stupid who said he'd end up like Derrick Coleman or Eddy Curry no love for the game.
I'm not a Heat a fan in fact I hate the idea of super teams but Wade and Lebron are by far my favorite duo. The swag, the arrogance, and the sheer fire power puts them a cut above other Duo's in the league. Especially defensively, those two defensively cause so many turn overs at times they could make steve nash's handle look slippery.
My favorite team by far is the Utah Jazz. I also like 76ers, Portland, and the Thunder (more of a sonics fan).
My favorite players by position are:
PG - Rondo
SG - Iggy
SF - Durant
PF - Love
C - Favors
Mavs , Cuban is the man and treats his players as well if not better than any owner. He has even matured and doesn't get fined all the time anymore and or create distractions for his team. He did have a tendency to let his passion get the best of him at times.
Fav Players by position
Been a fan since the KJ/Chambers days since 1988. My current favs Nash, Durant, Dragic, Barbosa. I like the nice guys that get the job done without the need for swag. Looking forward to either Eric Gordon/OJ Mayo, seem like guys that get the job done without needing the world to love them.
My favorite team is OKC
My favorie player is Lebron
imma heat fan cuz i moved to MIA in middle 90s so they were my favourite team to watch since way back...
now i also have few teams i would like to see getting much better and maybe even contenders if everything goes right like Kings,imo they should just teach all these guys they have how to play with eachother... that was their problem last season Cousins isnt leader,Evans wasnt even the same player after he was moved to sf and thorthon really isnt vocal leader hes more of quiet guy and then at last Thomas who is rookie still learning how to play against much bigger and versatile pgs in this leage..if they finally click together they could be even better then last Kings generetion of -'01-04
and also there is one team im exicited to watch and they are GSW,imo they could be even better than Kings cause they could potentialy have best backcourt in 3-4 years with Curry,Thompson and now Barnes(who is my sleeper pick for ROY),they also have Bogut who could be servicable if healthy,and Lee who maybe is the weakest link but he was also very good player 2-3 years ago and he could be also traded in last year of contract..they also have few good guys of bench
Diehard raptors fan since Vince and tmac was together, my favorite player is carmelo Anthony, even though he had a down year he is still the leagues most complete scorer imo, he can shoot has a lot of post moves and is a terrific finisher
Detroit Pistons, Spurs and OKC
Favorite team is the warriors.. but I have a few other teams i like to watch such as the thunder and the wizards (im up here in the dc area.. 703) ..used to watch ORL but im not really a fan of D howard anymore
Warriors players... they probably the best players of all time #slandervoided
D rose .. small athletic guards really
....*sigh* ...i remember when i used to think anthony morrow would become the best shooter of all-time ( only in a warriors uniform) and anthony randolph the best playter ever (only in a warriors uni) ..
I'm a Clippers fan, been since 2001. Was first a Wolves fan when when I was 6 because my favorite animal was a Wolf lol. My favorite players are Dwyane Wade and O.J. Mayo
Was a huge Nash and Shaq fan when I first started watching the NBA. Always been a fan of the Suns and HEAT and with Nash being a Laker I will watch them more. Always been a semi Lakers fan, but its hard to not like watching Nash. Also loved watching the Thunder get put together.
Love Rose, Love Noah, Love Deng, Love Gibson, Hate Boozer.
Love Asik too, hoping they match even though it's way too overpriced.
I have been a Bulls fan since before I can even remember, however I can watch any team/game, as I just love Basketball on any level. From NBA-AAU. Duke is my favorite college team, since the days of Hurley & Hill.
Some of my older favorite players are Jordan, John Paxson, Grant Hill, Steve Kerr, and Shaq. (I am a huge fan of fundamentally sound basketball and centers that resemble buildings).
In the NBA now, I would say James Harden (love his old school game), Rose (been watching him play since Mean Streets/Simeon), and Andre Iguodala (while I question his shot selection/ I love his defensive intensity).
I'm a Sonics fan but since I cant really root for them I like the Kings (isaiah thomas is one of my favorite players) and I love LeBron James and Chris Bosh so I root for Miami...
my favorite player is lebron james but i also enjoy kenneth faried, brandon roy, lamarcus aldridge, andre iguodala, isaiah thomas, jeff teague, MKG, jae crowder and DJO (marquette fan too) and iman shumpert among many others
knicks all the way. been a knicks fan as long as i been into the nba. other than them im not really big fans of any team. as of players my favorites are shumpert, tyson, jr smith and melo. on other teams love watching durant play been a fan of him since the that texas and texas A&M game were him and ac law were puttin in work. also love noah nate robinson kurt thomas and as for all time favorites loves houston AI and marbury lol until he bacame crazy.
knicks all the way. been a knicks fan as long as i been into the nba. other than them im not really big fans of any team.
as of players my favorites are shumpert, tyson, jr smith and melo. on other teams love watching durant play been a fan of him since the that texas and texas A&M game were him and ac law were puttin in work.
also love noah nate robinson kurt thomas and as for all time favorites loved houston AI and marbury lol until he bacame crazy.
A lot of people on here are like me they started liking a team when they had a great player, I like the twolves since they had kevin garnett and I still have rooted for them through this tough stretch, like someone liking the raptors because of vince carter and then he leaves, but you keep rooting for them which is nice because when our teams find a way to win it will feel even better.
then there are some of you who like the heat and thunder because they are they best teams in the NBA, which makes you a bandwagoner and you are the stupid people who tell the people like the twolves and raptors fans that our teams suck. I like the watching the Twolves now because it is fun to watch a team develope and grow into a good team.
I will admit I enjoy watching the heat play because they are great and I appreciate greatness, but I don't root for them or care if they win.
obviously the bulls and derrick rose but i like noah a lot to0o ... and greg oden which i was heart broken for my top 5 would be in order i hate the heatwith a burning passion
i like a decent amount of players, like alan anderson who at 29 made it back to the nba after 5 years being gone and playing all around the world to get there. I liked jeremy lin from the beginning when he played good against john wall in the summer league game, I followed him since and he proved that he is a decent player. I have like jameer nelson since he was at st. josephs in philly. He plays hard, he plays smart and he works hard, all while being 6 feet tall.
I like random guys like kevin murphy and kenneth faried(I had read an article about his rebounding before), that I see in random conference playoffs that play really good and I see that they have nba potential before the mainstream media talks about them or thinks that they have nba potential
I became a okc fan because I was Durant's biggest fan at Texas. D Rose is my other favorite player. MKG potentially lol
Warriors fan because I live in the Bay Area, and for the first time in a long time I can be proud of my team, we're pounding the Lakers right now, 89-46 in the summer league, Klay and Barnes have outscored the Lakers by themselves and they haven't played the whole quarter.
Fav players, Perkins, Lin(even before Linsanity) Durant, Cousins, Russell Westbrook, and Duncan.
1. LeBron James
2. Jeremy Lin (I saw him play when he was in high school and I've know who he was way longer than any of you guys have)
3. Tyreke Evans (Obviously if he's the best player of my favorite team)
4. Bradley Beal
5. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
I've been a die hard fan since the early 90's.
However, the first game I ever watched and the first moment I remember was game six of the 1992 NBA Finals. I was really young, but I remember John Paxson hitting the big three to put the Bulls up by one to win the game. Then I just remember them celebrating. So the Chicago Bulls have always been my second favorite team, unless they were playing the Pacers.
My favorite players are:
Eric Gordon, Gordon Hayward, Greg Oden, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose.
Past favorites are:
Michael Jordan unless he was playing Reggie Miller, Reggie Miller, young Penny Hardaway, young Tracy McGrady and a young Kevin Garnett.
1993 NBA Finals I meant.
1. Kevin Durant
2. Kevin Garnett
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Lebron James
Duncan my favourite player.
Favorite team is hometown Milwaukee but still not excited too excited about their future especially if Ellis and Jennings are extended, next is Miami but only cause of Lebron (CLE was my #2 up til two years ago). Also root for Denver since the Melo trade and I'm trying to sneak on the Warrior bandwagon now.
Favorite players are first Lebron James then Jae Crowder, DJO, Jimmy Butler, Larry Sanders, DWade, Durant, Greg Oden, Salim Stoudamire and Anthony Davis, MKG in no particular order. Harden minus the flopping would be up there too.
Fave teams - Pistons & Golden State
Fave player - Lebron James
PG - Rose
SG - Wade
SF - Lebron
PF - Griffin
C - Howard
Been a Pacers fan since 2004 pre-brawl, Jazz fan since 2005 when D Will was a rookie, and jumped on the Celtics bandwagon in 2007 when the Big 3 was assembled. My favorite team right now is the Jazz even tho D Will is in Brooklyn. We're one of the most exciting young teams in the League and while we won't compete for a championship for awhile, we'll definitely be a playoff regular again in a couple seasons if everyone keeps developing.
Favorite Active Players: D Will, OKC's Big 3, Boston's Big 4 (minus Allen now), Kyrie (I really like how he's handled himself as the Cavs' star post-LeBron), Tyler Hansbrough & Roy Hibbert (Pacers), Jordan Crawford (Wizards), Gordon Hayward (Jazz), also some rookies: Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Tyler Zeller (Cavs), Kendall Marshall (Suns), John Henson (Bucks) = huge UNC fan haha.
Favorite Legends/Retired Players: MJ, Kareem, Stockton & Malone, Larry Bird. There's a sweet all-time starting 5 right there.
Also Ty Lawson & Jeremy Lin...for some reason I completely bought into Linsanity while I was completely anti-Tebowmania, probly because Lin hasn't always been in the spotlight and had to work for his PT. He will become a great player learning from J Kidd now, great signing for Lin's development.
I'll be honest, I'm surprised how many people say Lebron is one of their favorite players. Am I the only one surprised by this? I really love watching him play, I don't hate him, but I am surprised..
My favorite team is Phoenix, but I also like Chicago quite a bit. My favorite player has been Derrick Rose ever since his Sr. year in High School. Before him was Amare,T-Mac and I also really liked Desmond Mason and Glen Robinson. My favorite college team is Memphis and they're definitely my favorite basketball at any level.
Team- seminole rec youth league
favorite player- me
detroit pistons and denver nuggets
(in no particular order)
Favorite Team - Houston Rockets
Love to root and watch: Memphis (or where OJ Mayo goes), OKC, Knicks, and Bucks.
Favorite Player: Allen Iverson, but obviously not in the league so it's Russell Westbrook followed by Ricky Rubio.
Others I enjoy watching; Monta Ellis, JJ Redick, Most Rox Players, and a few others.
As you can tell by my user name, favorite team is the sixers. Favorite players would be PG - D Rose SG Ray Allen SF Durant PF Lavoy Allen C Demarcus Cousins 6th Man Lou Williams
I can understand that people disagree on their favorite players.. But why give everyone -1 who doesn't agree with your picks through and through... Mine wasn't slammed nearly as bad as some. These are people's favorite players, they're not looking for some random guy on the internet's opinion on those picks.. I dunno.. I've had a few and seemed like there were way too many people who just listed their favorite players just to get negged by some fool from someplace else saying "UHH I don't like that guy obviously that guy is an idiot".... ugh.. annoyed.. I liked this forum topic too.. It's always interesting to hear who/what teams people really enjoy watching..
I don't get the whole negative thing..I only use it when someone posts something insane like Europeanballer saying every MBA media says Greekcannot play in Nba....I can find no example of nbamedia with agenda against a specific country
Pistons fan since the mid 80's
old school - Laimbeer, Dumars, Barkley, C-Webb
current - Gerald Wallace, Manimal, Josh Smith, Rubio, MKG
Why so many negs in this thread ?