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What if Jonathan Bender never broke MJ's Mickey D's scoring record? ______________________________

What if DMiles reached All-Star status? __________________________

What if Stevie Franchi$e was not black-balled? _________________________

What if Jay Williams never had the accident? _________________________

What if DRose got caught for the SAT stand in before he enrolled? _______________________________

What if John Wall chose Nike over Reebok? ______________________________

What if John Wall chose Baylor over Kentucky? ________________________

What if Philly had the #1 pick in the 2010 Draft? ____________________________

What if Brandon Jennings went to Arizona instead of Italy? _____________________

What if Renardo Sidney played and declared last year? ____________________________

What if Jameer Nelson went to Portland instead of Bassy? ________________________

What if Iverson never complained about starting? _________________________

What if there was never an age requirement for the NBA? _______________________

What if Darren Colison never had a breakout year? __________________________

What if Melo was picked instead of Darko? ________________________________

What if CP3 takes heed to try and follow Melo to New York? ______________________

What if Beasley never got traded to the T'Wolves? ___________________________

What if Miami drafted Mayo over Beasley? ______________________________

What if the Nets landed LeBron? ____________________________________

What if there were no Delonte West & Gloria James rumors? _____________________

What if Miami never retired #23 would LeBron still wear it? ______________________

What if Boston never started the BIG 3 trend? ____________________________

What if Nique & MJ were never in Chicago for the Dunk Contest? __________________________________

What if MJ never pushed off Byron Scott? ___________________________________

What if MJ was never a ring stopper? ___________________________________

What if LeBron never gets a ring? ____________________________________

What if L.A. 3 Peats? ____________________________________

What if Kobe gets more rings than his idol MJ? ___________________________


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After reading all those

After reading all those Questions, i'm too tired to Comment...lol

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Rudeboy

Feel free to do it another time because I would love to hear your feedback as well

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Feel free to do it another time because I would love to hear your feedback as well

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1.Bender benefited greatly by

1.Bender benefited greatly by playing well in that McDonalds game..It boosted his stock..It also boosted Kwame Brown's draft stock..Alot of players have great athletic skills but have very low basketball IQ's..Bender fooled the Pacers they were getting the next Garnett...

2.Darius Miles and so many other guys like Eddy Curry,Kwame Brown and Gerald Green would've been better nba players, if they had went to college to learn how to play the game...

3.Francis was never the same after getting traded from Houston..People close to him say it broke his spirits,but in public he tried to give everyone the impression he was ok with the trade,but he really wasnt...

4.Jay Williams would've been a very good player..But alot of people forget,that before he had the accident...The Bulls were trying to trade him...

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What if there was never an

What if there was never an age requirement for the NBA? _______________________

I think the NBA would be hard to watch because there would be more drafts like the Kwame Brown one. GM's drafting off potential instead of proven players and we would have undiscipline high school players running around

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"What if there was never an

"What if there was never an age requirement for the NBA?"

Then the Raptors would have Kevin Durant :'(

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Then the Raptors would have

Then the Raptors would have Kevin Durant :'(

...or greg oden. then youd be really sad

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Nah, the season before they

Nah, the season before they had selected Rafael Araujo who they thought was their centre of the future. They would have picked Durant.

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yeah maybe but if they took

yeah maybe but if they took bargnani with bosh already at pf im sure they woulda considered oden even if they had arujo who looked like a bust the moment he stpped on the court

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The reason the Raptors

The reason the Raptors selected Bargnani, was because they hired Maurizio Gherardini as assistant GM, and Gherardini had been scouting Bargnani since he was in high school, and wanted to pick him. If Oden and Durant are far and away the top two prospects in the draft, they woud have never hired Gherardini, still thought Araujo could have turned it around in his sophomore season, and selected Durant.

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I'm pretty sure every team

I'm pretty sure every team would have picked Oden that year. It's easy to look back now and think a team would have chosen Durant, but it was the Greg Oden sweepstakes.

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ya i dont get where people

ya i dont get where people think durant would have been number 1 in that draft. greg oden was as sure as a number 1 pick as lebron was.

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Could yall please answer the

Could yall please answer the questions

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Yeah you're tricking yourself

Yeah you're tricking yourself if you think Rafael Araujo was going to get between them and Oden if they had a chance. Greg Oden would've been a lock over Durant out of HS. Oden had way more hype back then.

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Yeah, He was viewed as a once

Yeah, He was viewed as a once in a 10 or 15 year prospect, to think a team would have passed on him because they drafted a center two years ago that hadn't even put up more than 4 points a game is un realistic, That'd be like saying Orlando would have passed on Shaq because they drafted Brian Williams the year before.

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ill answer some: what if jay

ill answer some:

what if jay williams never got hurt: I thnk he could have been an all-star. He had a money jumper, and great size for a pg. When he came down the lane, he was built strong and absorbed contact and finished.

what if darren collison never had a breakout year: I dont think having a good rookie season would be defined as "breaking out".

what if mj never pushed off byron scott: Im assumning you meant bryon russell in the finals. But odds are he would have had a tough shot probably miss it and the series would go to game 7. But bulls probably still win it in 7 games.

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Thanks for the answers and Byron "Scott" is a typo

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I got a couple....... What if

I got a couple.......

What if Krause wasnt such a jerk and he resigned Phil after 97-98 season?

What if Carlos Boozer never left Cleveland?

What if Tim Duncan signed in Orlando and Tmac went to San Antonio, could Tmac, Ginobili, parker, Jackson, Robinson etc win a title that year?

What if Portland had taken Chris Paul with the No. 3 pick of the 2005 draft?

(Remeber on the day of the draft, Portland traded that pick to Utah)

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What if Jonathan Bender never broke MJ's Mickey D's scoring record? He more than likely would have still entered the draft. He was a talented 6'11 combo forward. If he had 29 points in the game, probably would have done it, lol. Oh, and Michael would still have the scoring record?

What if DMiles reached All-Star status? Well, than he would have made an All-Star game? I don't know, if he had reached his potential he might have been a pretty decent player, but he had so many things wrong with his game I always had a hard time seeing him be elite. He impressed me a great deal his rookie year, but every after that I felt he underachieved greatly. So, if he made an All-Star game maybe people would have taken him slightly more seriously?

What if Stevie Franchi$e was not black-balled? Really? He was blackballed? I would like to see an article or some evidence, but I thought he just got hurt and lost his explosiveness. If he hadn't, he would still be a shoot first PG more than likely on a team that was one and done or out of the play-offs.

What if Jay Williams never had the accident? The first serious hypothetical that actually has a possible answer that would make sense! Jay had a bad rookie year by most people's expectations, he was definitely odds on favorite for ROY pre-season and I thought he would come in and be a great PG right out of the gate. I feel he would have been a very good PG, and maybe the Bulls would have eventually been a decent play-off team had he stayed healthy. As horrible as this is to say, I think they like what they settled for in Derrick Rose.

What if DRose got caught for the SAT stand in before he enrolled? He might not have been able to play college basketball, which would have truly sucked for college basketball fans. Still think he might have been the first pick in the draft, everyone knew he was incredibly talented. He also had a great support system, and I am guessing he might have gone to Europe or done something domestically to keep playing ball. Still think he goes top 3 regardless, though possibly Beasley might have been pick #1, would have shaken things up.

What if John Wall chose Nike over Reebok? Really do not know. I have heard of sneakers causing athletes problems, and I am an adamant supporter of Nike, but I want to know more about the actual extent of Wall's injuries before judging. I know that switching over to Nike has helped some players immensely, and it could be possible that John Wall might be less injury prone, but again, I do not want to judge until I have the facts.

What if John Wall chose Baylor over Kentucky? Would have made things very interesting in the tourney, but still see Baylor having fallen short just like Kentucky did. Remember, their team would be changed radically in style, and while you can say adding John Wall would have easily help them beat Duke, you were probably saying the same thing about Kentucky vs. West Virginia.

What if Philly had the #1 pick in the 2010 Draft? They would have John Wall, and a slightly brighter current outlook on the future.

What if Brandon Jennings went to Arizona instead of Italy? He might have darn well went higher in the draft. Think he would have done very well in the Pac-10, and definitely do not see him dropping too 10. Could have actually gone to the Knicks.

What if Renardo Sidney played and declared last year? No idea, but have a feeling he would have gone somewhere in the first round. Will have to see how he looks after not playing competitively for this long.

What if Jameer Nelson went to Portland instead of Bassy? He turned out to be the better player, but I did also just say that Andre Miller was the better player (maybe Brandon Roy thinks otherwise, but I don't know). Still see the Blazers pretty much in the same position as now. Plus, doubt he makes an All-Star team.

What if Iverson never complained about starting? He would not be Allen Iverson.

What if there was never an age requirement for the NBA? Greg Oden would have been a Raptor, Kevin Durant would have been a Bull, and lord knows what else might have changed in the process. Derrick Rose would have likely been the first player taken in 2007.

What if Darren Colison never had a breakout year? He might still be backing up Chris Paul?

What if Melo was picked instead of Darko? The Pistons likely would not have traded for Rasheed Wallace, and lord knows if they win a ring than.

What if CP3 takes heed to try and follow Melo to New York? They will still not be as good as the Heat's trio. Who knows what they lose in the process, but it would make for a cool new rivalry between Knicks/Heat.

What if Beasley never got traded to the T'Wolves? They still find some suitor to take him to land LeBron and Bosh. If not, Bron probably goes to Chicago, which I know is where more people wanted him to go.

What if Miami drafted Mayo over Beasley? Might have gotten more of a trade than they did for Beasley :). Or, LeBron to the Bulls.

What if the Nets landed LeBron? Cavs 2.0. It would have taken some time, but he would have a much better owner at the helm.

What if there were no Delonte West & Gloria James rumors? LeBron still plays the same way he did in the play-offs, still leaves Cleveland for Miami, and we get a gross image out of our minds.

What if Miami never retired #23 would LeBron still wear it? Nope. Still think he would have changed to 6.

What if Boston never started the BIG 3 trend? Than Miami would have?

What if Nique & MJ were never in Chicago for the Dunk Contest? Would have missed one hell of a Dunk Contest. Somehow, life would have gone on.

What if MJ never pushed off Byron Scott? Talking about Bryon Russell? Well, Michael still would have had a chance regardless. If not, Chicago in 7.

What if MJ was never a ring stopper? Like, he never won? Man, these questions are worded so strangely, and with so little to think about. Than, other teams might have won championships? He would not be seen as the best to have ever played the game, but as a much better version of Tracy McGrady? As long as Michael wins that first 3 peat, pretty much from that point he was seen by most as the best to ever do it. The NBA would have been very different had he not had his "comeback", or even never left, but I do not know what would be different if Mike weren't a "ring stopper". I guess the 3 years he won championships during his comeback, a different player would have been the best in the league. Orlando might have won in 1996, or Seattle. Karl Malone and John Stockton may have won a ring. Things would be different, that is for sure.

What if LeBron never gets a ring? Than he would become a much better version of Tracy McGrady. More than likely would replace Elgin Baylor and Karl Malone as the best too have never won a ring. His career would more than likely be behind many a player who has indeed won a championship. Still, at current rate, likely would be a top 10 or so player of All-Time.

What if L.A. 3 Peats? Great feat, great team, believe they are favored by many to do so. It would just keep adding to Kobe's track record to solidify him as the best player not named Michael Jordan to have played the game. Believe it would more than likely give any player currently in the NBA (more so speaking to LeBron) an incredibly difficult time in ever catching up to him as far as rankings of All-Time great players.

What if Kobe gets more rings than his idol MJ? I imagine Kobe would be elated. Still, their careers are so different, and while Kobe has been the best player in the league for quite some time, he never sustained that period for as long as Michael, and never by as wide a margin. So, unless Kobe wins maybe another 3 or 4, I will have a hard time saying he was a better player than Michael Jordan. Michael had a story book career that is unlike anyone to have played in history. This is not only because he was great, or because he won a lot of titles, but he was the greatest when he won all of his titles. Maybe it was a matter of circumstance, maybe not, but so far no player has come close to reaching the career of Michael Jordan as far as combining individual/team success.

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mikeyvthedon props to

mikeyvthedon props to answering all the questions

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MIKEYVTHEDON........YOU GET

MIKEYVTHEDON........YOU GET MAD RESPECT FROM ME.....I REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME AND EFFORT SPENT ON IT

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MIKEYVTHEDON........YOU GET

MIKEYVTHEDON........YOU GET MAD RESPECT FROM ME.....I REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME AND EFFORT SPENT ON IT

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As someone who lives in Toronto, even after his first year on the team, there is no way they thought Hoffa Araujo was the Center of the future. In 2006, their was also much less of a debate between the 1st and 2nd pick in the draft. Again, this is all hypothetical, but even so I believe Oden would have 100% been the pick. It only took 1 year to tell Hoffa Araujo had no future as anyones Center.

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Only one thing I ask

Maybe take more time to write and think about the actual questions? Just saying.

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What if I answered all these

What if I answered all these questions?________________

I'd be wasting at least 20 minutes of my life.

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After watching countless

After watching countless Baylor games last year, I can say IMO Baylor would've been an Elite 8 team with or without John Wall. Tweety Carter quietly had very near the same impact Wall had, except without the flashiness and hype. John Wall, Carter, Dunn, Ekpe Udoh, and Lomers would've been a very intriguing lineup though. They would've had CRAZY firepower on offense.

Jameer Nelson could've been dealt if he played for the Blazers I think. I don't know though. He would've been kept longer than Telfair was either way, and with Brandon Roy coming, and Nelson being a nice compliment to him, I think he might have been kept. His impact would've been greater than Jarrett Jack and Telfair's though.

Jay Williams' impact would've been similar to Chris Paul's if he wasn't in that accident.

CP3 and Melo in New York would make the Knicks a top 2 team in the East for the forseeable future.

Brandon Jennings at Arizona would've given Arizona a 2nd and out tourny team lol, just like they were. I don't see how his presence would've made a big difference against that Louisville team, given they got beat by like 20-30 points if I'm not mistaken.

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@ Uncle Bucksh0t

Because the way you spend twenty minutes now would be so much better than actually practicing writing and using your brain. I love people that say they are wasting their life, yet at the same time are still on the site and post far more often than I do. If you actually took 20 minutes to do research behind the questions you might know more basketball than you did before. Honestly, people like you just make me laugh, so well done. Chances are you would be too embarassed to actually tell people what you do during an average 20 minute cycle of your day. Or make some other snappy original one liner :)

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What if Jonathan Bender never

What if Jonathan Bender never broke MJ's Mickey D's scoring record? Then he would still be Jonathan Bender w/o breaking MJ's Mickey D's scoring record.

What if DMiles reached All-Star status? That would have been awesome, he would still be playing today.

What if Stevie Franchi$e was not black-balled? He would be making coaches cringe for his lack of team ball playing.

What if Jay Williams never had the accident? Would still be playing today, and be up there with the best point guards in the league.

What if DRose got caught for the SAT stand in before he enrolled? He would have done what Brandon Jennings did before Brandon Jennings did what he did.

What if John Wall chose Nike over Reebok? I don't know.

What if John Wall chose Baylor over Kentucky? Baylor would be really really good, and Kentucky would be alright.

What if Philly had the #1 pick in the 2010 Draft? John Wall.

What if Brandon Jennings went to Arizona instead of Italy? Elite Eight team.

What if Renardo Sidney played and declared last year? Late first early 2nd round pick.

What if Jameer Nelson went to Portland instead of Bassy? Jameer would still be a Blazer.

What if Iverson never complained about starting? He would be on an NBA Roster.

What if there was never an age requirement for the NBA? The college game would not be as fun to watch.

What if Darren Colison never had a breakout year? He would still be a Hornet.

What if Melo was picked instead of Darko? The Pistons would still be good, really good.

What if CP3 takes heed to try and follow Melo to New York? I would love for that to happen. NBA Champs in the future.

What if Beasley never got traded to the T'Wolves? He would be considered a semi-bust.

What if Miami drafted Mayo over Beasley? A bigger headache for coaches.

What if the Nets landed LeBron? Would have never happened.

What if there were no Delonte West & Gloria James rumors? Celtics would have won in 7 games instead of 7 games.

What if Miami never retired #23 would LeBron still wear it? No.

What if Boston never started the BIG 3 trend? The Lakers would have won in 2008.

What if Nique & MJ were never in Chicago for the Dunk Contest? The dunk contest would suck.

What if MJ never pushed off Byron Scott? It was Byron Russell, and there would have been a game 7.

What if MJ was never a ring stopper?

What if LeBron never gets a ring? That would suck, lol.

What if L.A. 3 Peats? Then Phil retires.

What if Kobe gets more rings than his idol MJ? He is still 2nd to MJ.

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Thanks man for the time and

Thanks man for the time and effort spent I appreciate it.

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one question I'll answer

What if Jay Williams never had the accident? The Bulls would never have gotten Derrick Rose in 2008...

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