Tough question #2 for true bball fans
Would u rather have a combo of lebron and kobe up top for your team, or hakeem and shaq down low all of them in their prime. im impressed with all the answers for my first question, got some true great hoops fans that knows what their talking about. make sure to give me points if u like my questions. thanks
Hakeem and Shaq. If you're talking about their prime, then certainly Hakeem and Shaq.. Who's going to score in the paint? If you make a team shoot jump shots 95% of the time, you're going to win.
you are right d3wade about players not being able to score in the paint against hakeem and shaq, but before u sway all the votes to hakeem and shaq, wouldnt you say that kobe and bron combo is just a tad bit better then the jordan and pippen. i mean bryant and jordan are pretty close with most people giving the slight edge to mj, but lebron is like a pippen on steriods, which may make them a better version of mj and pip. so do u think a hakeem and shaq is gonna get t guarantee of 6 titles, cuz mj and pip would get u 6 titles, maybe even more if m.j. didnt retire.
hakeem and shaq. In their primes, those are the two best centers i have ever watched play. And Hakeem had a really good face up game so he could play pf and gaurd pf's.
Its not that kobe and lebron wouldnt be great. But we are talking about big men vs perimter guys. Having arguably the two greatest centers to have played this game together would be amazing.
You heard it there...Lebron is a scotty pippen on steroids!! in all seriousness we have too much time on our hands, but I love it!
I would probaly go Shaq and the Dream (I may be a bit biased being a post player), but like one guy said...the lane would be a graveyard for opposing bigs. Jumpshooting teams are beatable. My only question is what happens when they play a team like the suns who pick and roll em to death and run up and down the floor? Just wondering? I'd still go the big boys
Would Shaq and the Dream work, both are centers. I could see Shaq and KG or Tim Duncan working a lot better.
the fact that Hakeem is awesome outside the paint and is quick enough to guard just about any 4 makes that a tough act to follow....
Either combo would give you a team that breaks the all time win record for a season. Personally I think Olajuwon was the best center of all time, but like knicksfan said, would Shaq and Hakeem be able work together? If I could take 2 of the 4 in any combination I'd go with the primes of LeBron (he hasn't even hit his prime yet) and Hakeem (who in his prime abused Shaq, Ewing, and especially David Robinson in a 2 season period)
A team like that Suns that pick and rolls them and runs up and down the court.
We're talking about the younger version of shaq lol.. when he was actually able to run. When they were in their primes, these guys had the same (if not more) amount of energy as Dwight howard.
Give me the two big guys.
The dream was a short center that could move his feet and shoot the rock, Shaq could pass
pretty well for a big guy they would be able to play together better than Kobe and Bron IMO.
Plus if you dominate the paint every game you win most the time, it's just easier to score from closer and
harder to win shooting jumpers.
LEBRON AND KOBE ...were talkin about a player that gets to the line at will and is a double double and can be a triple double machine
then kobe a player who can score in the post and score at will not to mention get to the line
shaq nor hakeem have ever played a player as phsyically gifted as lebron
you can have the best front court but once they get in foul trouble the on slaught beigns
not to mention we can foul shaq and send him to the line with this stragedy the techs will come and shaq will get ejected were talking about a player who has never had a major injury and a player who plays thru injurys at old age and still is elite imagine him in his prime we run and up tempo style in take your bigs out of the game its over no one will out score a team of kobe and lebron not to mention it would be hard to create off the dribble going aganist those 2
the hiar to the shaq and hakeem is howard
the heir to mj is kobe
lebron has no heir he has a game with similarties to mulitple players
magic,shawn kemp, brian urlacher yes i know hes a line backer but you cant argure this,, and his shoot has improved these no sole comparison for lebron
Do you realize what is a combo of SHAQ/OLAJUWON ??? That is the most dominant player ever,even thinking about that is crazy.... That creature can give you 50 and 25 in whatever time..... Mix of lebron and kobe is crazy but you underrate big man..... Look what hakeem did in 95 or shaq in 2000...... If you still say you would have kobe and lebron you dont know shit about basketball....
With Shaq and the Dream, I think it's going to be a block party. Shaq in his Prime was a beast, he had his black tornado spin move and the dream just shaking up the Admiral in the Western conf Finals just says it all. I like Kobe and Bron but Bron is not going to run over both Shaq and the dream.
u gotta go shaq and the dream..... teams could never score in the paint and could never rebound ( less people forget that defense and rebounding wins games ).... then on offence is where i think people are not looking at the big picture... all though i love kobe and lebron they both have a tendency to take a lot of shots... thus not nearly being as effeicent as disel and dream... plus other teams would have to double both of them, which would give other teammates WIDE open shots... plus cant forget how great of a passer o'neal was... great defense and effeicent offence...
Big Men win championships.... just look at all the great dynastys... all great big men.... of course Jordan is the exception... being the greatest player ever and all...
they say you can't win a championship without a big man, so would a team with 2 of the best ever win 2 championships a year?
OK LETS PICK TEAM
DIRK 6TH MAN
ISSAH THOMAS 6TH MAN
WHO WOULD WIN YOU ACT LIKE THERE THE SOLE DOMINATE FORCES IN LEAGUE HISTORY
LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE BEST SF OF ALL TIME KOBE BRYANT IN 4 MORE SEASON WILL HAVE BETTER CAREER TOTALS THEN MJ
WHO WOULD WIN
YOU FORGET THE FACT KOBE AND LEBRON GETS TO THE LINE MORE THEN MJ EVER DID ALSO SO THEM BIGS WOULD BE IN FOUL TROUBLE
THE FIRST QUARTER THERE ISNT A PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF THE NBA WHO CAN CHECK LEBRON OFF THE DRIBBLE AN ENTIRE GAME HELP DEFENSE AND LEBRON IS DUNKIN EVERYTHING THERE WILL BE NO BLOCKS JUSS FOULS AND KOBE IS GOING TO THE LINE ALL THE TIME POSTING UP..OUT OF THE TROUBLE THREAT OFF THE PICK AND ROLL
NOT TO MENTION A SHOOTING BIG CAN BRING HAKEEM OR SHAQ OUT OF THE PAINT
AND IF THEY RUN ZONE WE HAVE KOBE IN LEBRON ON THE FLOOR IT WILL BE BROKEN FOR A DRIVE TO THE LANE OR A OPEN SHOT
YOU ACT LIKE WE WILL NEVER REBOUND IF THEY CRASH BOARDS HARD ON THE OFFENSIVE END TEAMS CAN RUN NOBODY ID BACK TO PROTECT THE PAINT
LEARN THE GAME
A PERMITER TEAM OF LEBRON AND KOBE IS ALL THE SCORING YOU NEED
YOU CANT STOP THEM BUT YOU CANT FIND WAYS TO BRING TEH BIGS OUT AND MAKE THEM DEFEND