Who wins their first ring before the others?
In what order would they win their first ring?
for some reason I think none of them will ever win a championship. If I had to choose I would pick Lebron.
"for some reason I think none, for some reason I think none of them will ever win a championship. If I had to choose I would pick Lebron."
Probably the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
I really hope it's Durant, he's got a young solid squad already and the team seems to fit really well together and have no ego issues.
Both Durant and Westbrook haven't hit their ceilings yet and Harden and Ibaka are just starting to blossom.
Plus i think Perkins isn't 100% yet so we haven't seen what the Thunder is capable of doing yet.
I am bias of course as I'm a Thunder fan.
delfam, you really think the Heat, Bulls, Thunder, Magic, nor the Knicks will win it all in the next 6-10 years?
^ when I posted Howard and Anthony weren't on the list.
When you look at champions they have to have a will to win and want the ball with the last shot. So I say Rose and Durant probably have the best shot. But the other guys I don't think can win
Rose will win one this year so he will be first.
^ I highly doubt that, I doubt Boozer and Noah could handle Bynum and Gasol, remeber last year's playoffs when Gasol abused Boozer.
When I look at guys like Garnet and Kobe, I see somethingin there eyes, they have that fire to win and will stop at nothing to do that. The only guy on that least that I see with that fire is Rose. The other guys are way to layed back.
The Bulls are 1-1 vs the Lakers this season.
In their loss, Bynum and Boozer did not play and Gasol struggled against Noah while Noah dominated with 19pts, 13rebs, 3asts, 4stls, 3blks.
And when Boozer did play, Bynum was still out and the Bulls won. Kobe, Gasol, and Odom all had good games but Rose was able to edge them.
I think in a 7 game series, although unlikely, I would say the Bulls have a decent chance at beating the Lakers.
I wouldn't say Noah doesn't have that "fire", he most certaintly does. If you really want to talk about fire, it makes sense to say that the only guy with that "fire" in their eyes on the Lakers, is Kobe. Gasol plays pretty laid back at times. Odom, Bynum, and Artest are very inconsistent.
If the Lakers play hard and play to their potential, they are unbeatable in the 7 game series. But they usually don't.
And remember the fire Noah played with in the playoffs the last two years?
Noah is considered the team leader in terms of desire to win (even though Rose is clearly the more talented and has the higher ceiling of the two). So- I would say Rose and Noah are on par as far as that "look in the eye test" (i.e. Kobe and Garnett).
Noah has "fire", but not the skill to back it up, it's not like he can take over a game. Of the guys on the list I believe Rose has the best chance of winning since he does have that "fire" and the skill to back it up.
And anyone can beat the Lakers in the regular season thats not a big deal. The playoffs is awhole different matter and i have zero doubt they would beat the bulls 4-2
The Knicks probably won't really challenge until next year at the earliest, I just cannot see Orlando being ahead of all the East and the West's top teams this year either so if anyone is to win it this year that narrows down to 3.
I'd say this year thar currently Chicago are ahead of the other two but Miami has a lot of heavy artillery and should win titles in due course it all depends if Chicago or the Thunder can win one before them.
My head says LeBron but my heart says Rose or Durant.
I could see Miami perhaps winning say 2 in 3 years or repeating like the Lakers have done, Chicago or the Thunder may be more one Championship teams whilst challenging for a few years, look at Dallas, Phoenix etc who could not get over the line and win that title so to even win one is a big achievement.
Not calling you out man, but I think it is so early into these guys careers, they will definitely do something that gets them to the point of winning a championship sometime, at least one. Not to mention you have maybe the top 4 MVP candidates and all being top 10 players, it is just bound to happen, maybe not this year, but they all are on teams with futures or have scenarios to make that happen in Dwight Howard (even though I am not sure that Orlando does not eventually try to score some big player). Going with what I see and want to see, but honestly, it will be interesting:
1. LeBron James
2. Derrick Rose
3. Dwight Howard
4. Kevin Durant
5. Carmelo Anthony
That is in what order I think it might happen, though in large part it would depend on where Dwight Howard eventually plays. Still, I think that Miami may not be as far from a ring as people think, and that the Bulls might not be as close to one. I think that most of these guys will win rings eventually, and that LeBron will definitely find a situation where he can win one, if it is not already with the Heat. Time will tell. But, one thing I do think is that one or two players from this list may never win a ring. I think one of these players may be part of a Dynasty, and if so, they may shut some people out. So be it, they will still be great players, but they just will have been shut down by a better player or a better team. Ask Karl Malone, John Stockton, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Charles Barkley, not to mention more than likely Steve Nash and Jason Kidd (Do people really see Dallas winning a chip this year though?).
You guys are being wayyyy too rough on him. Its easily possible that the T-Wolves, Raptors, and Cavs end up taking the title the next 10 years. They are just that good.
Gotta love Quincey here. Mister "You can never project how good a player will be" can project "without a doubt" The exact number of the Finals this year.
Heres the tihng, for those of you who dont watch the Bulls. Boozer isnt really there key big guy, like at all. And yes, Noah, Asik, and Gibson can handle the Lakers bigs. Hence why the Bulls are the top rebounding and defensive team in the NBA. If the Lakers were better up front, then they would have more rebounds and be better defensively. Gasol is a great scorer, and im sure would have a good series, but as far as "getting dominated" inside, that simply wouldnt happen. The greater question would be how in the world Derrick Fisher and Steve Blake plan to even slightly contain D Rose. I want Lakers/Bulls SOOOOOO bad this year.
And yes, Delfam saying the 5 best under 27 guys in the league will never win rings is absurd.
^ atleast in there prime, obviously on the end of there career they could latch on to a title contender and win won. I could see Rose and Lebron winning one, but I just don't see the others doing it, or atleast being the main reason for it.
I think if Lebron wins it will be because Wade takes over and gets them there as Finals MVP; we know he has the fire already.
Rose and Durant have championships in their future, at least of their respective conferences, possibly as early as this year. Howard isn't going to win as a centrepiece in my opinion, but if he was teamed with CP3 they'd be able to pull one out. Now that Melo is in NYC I don't see the championship coming. Clash of styles, poor balance with Amare, bad defence... just so many problems there. I thought he might have won if he'd stuck around in Denver and they tweaked that team, but I'm just not sold on the Knicks.
So much potential for great Finals matchups this year; Celtics-Spurs (vets duke it out), Celtics-Lakers (enough said), Bulls-Thunder (drooling over this one, Rose-Westbrook, Deng-Durant, Boozer-Perkins, Noah-Ibaka, great matchups all the way through), Miami-Lakers (Kobe vs Lebron/Wade (finally)).