Which Player Do you think is overrated? That gets more recognition then they deserve , and slumps and people just say he will Produce Soon ...NO ROOKIES!!! they haven't played a real nba game yet
its dwight howard. well not in all. its his offense. people say he is a power down low and he needs to be doubled, but like most post up centers today, he throws up crap. his hook shot is so ugly. but when it comes to defense and rebounding hes a star.
My Bad.....but not rookies since we haven't seen them play but nba players
Andre Igoudala EASILY
HAHA J.K just wanter to see what ^^^ said
im going to go with CB4
Not to be rude, but that is ridiculus!!! He puts up 22ppg, 10reb/g, plays solid D shoots a good percentage ... is consistent, plays hurt (because his team needs him), get other teams bigs in foul trouble, because they cannot keep up with his speed. Sure he is not putting up Lebron, Wade numbers, but does that make him overrated? No being a Raptors fan aside, there is no way he is overrated. You make a joke about Igoudala, take it back, and then in all seriousness suggest Bosh ... No.
Overrated would be like Andrew Bogut, Maybe Vince Carter (at this point in his career), Tabasco sauce. Not Bosh.
Greg Oden. I think Tyrus Thomas can be put in that category too.
I was saying Bosh was overrated on another thread. I just think his stats are more impressive then his overall impact on the game. I think Rondo is overrated. Teams play off him because he can't shoot and he plays with hall of famers who take a lot of pressure off him. And I love Durant, but after reading people say he is gonna win mvp's and is one of the 5 best players today, I think people are going over board with him. Let him make the playoffs, work on his ball handling, become an above average rebounder and defender before we crown him as great.
I Would Say Shane Battier.......
rondo and rasheed wallace(now) because he's really slowing down at a dramatic pace yet teams were still going after him hard.
If anything he is underrated. He does everything you want from him except create offense off the dribble. Any team would be lucky to have Shane.
Chris Bosh, i dont think you can be put in that "superstar" category unless you lead your team to the playoffs, like Wade, James, CP3, others..
Some say hes in the top 5 PFs, I dont even think hes top 10
Shane Battier is overrated for his defense as well.....YES IM SAYING IT!!! he only plays good man to man defense, but can't deny the ball from the player, can'y block can't steal averaged 0.8 stls and 0.9 blks, If that gives you props to be on a all-defense team......then Roger mason jr should be on the all nba 2nd team for being a great shooter and clutch as well.....Don't Forget Stats Are part of the game as well
I guess its Turkoglu then if its not Jrue Holiday
Mo "front runner" Williams.....
Yeah because Shane goes on the floor and gets burned every night. Oh wait...he doesn't.
I watch him every game. He shuts down the best player, if anything I think Ron is overrated on defense and Battier is completely underrated as a player. He is the only dude in the league who can shut down Kobe. Heck, he's had games against him where he's outscored him. He shut down LeBron too when they came to Houston. He is not overrated, if he were, every team wouldn't contact Houston about him. Well, most teams.
Andre Iguodala shuts down Kobe all the time. Shane Battier does his best to contain Kobe. I remember one time in the playoffs, Battier had his palm flat on Kobe's face when he was contesting his jumper and Kobe still made it. Never would happen to my man Andre...
are some of the most overrated things out there. Guys like Iverson and Alvin Robertson were some of the best stealers in the game, but they were weak at defense. Shawn Bradley and Manute Bol were some of the best shot blockers in the game, but were weak on defense. Battier get's the job done, and if your only argument is his stats don't add up, then that is kinda weak.
Are you honestly saying this...That's the best defense you can do against Kobe and the majority of the time it won't go in, but he is Kobe. Well, if you say so though, I like Iggy as a player alot.
YES! haha. I forgot to mention him because... well...... I forgot about him. He is not a top PG. He did not deserve the all-star game. He is a whiner and a crier. Sad thing is that it looks like its rubbing off on Lebron.
Dwight Howard...doesn't own a post move to save his life...if he isn't dunking he not scoring.
Baron Davis is another guy, he shoots a horrible percentage and is an at best mediocre FT shooter.
He had no offensive game can't create his own shot......And really for a defensive specialist are you suppose to have a better average of steals and blocks......and all those guys played pretty good defense...what am i talking about GREAT Defense .....Your Always Suppose to have something to back you up....and stats are it. Battier has none !
yes mo will overrated and d-west underrated
Let me add Bruce Bowen as well.
Top 5 in DPOY Multiple Times.
Since you say Iguodala shuts down kobe all the time, I decided to look up their last 6 meetings. Kobe has averaged 24 pts on 49% shooting and has won 4 out of the 6. So you consider that shutting him down?
Well my opinion is he is overrated because his stats don't show, and when he plays kobe is when everyone only watches, he hasn't proven to improve any part of his game, from averaging 14ppg his rookie year 2 going total downhill.....has no ball-handles, can't create.. he good but not good as everyone gives him credit for
Yes considering how Kobe average about 5 or 6 more points than that per game every year. Maybe not shutting him down, but holding him to below average performances...
but kobe's fg pct isn't that high over the course of the season
CARMELO ANTHONY! - he's a selfish and waaaayyyyy overrated player...
Melo used to be overrated but his play last season kind of flew under the radar. He also developed defensive tenacity out of nowhere too.
yeah ok ^ ^ ^ sure
haha was that at me or fizer? lol
He gaurds Kobe well, but nobody shuts Kobe down. They just make it harder for him to go off.
so Shaq's a C that thinks he is a PG LOL, but 4real Kg is a Superstar
Definetly Chris Bosh
Cant get his team to the playoffs, and is not a franchise player.
He is good, but not a superstar.
He settles for his jumpshot over 50% of the time.
Im a raptors fan saying this.
what have you been smoking spencer? Theres a reason the Celtics got knocked out by Orlando. And the reason is.....Garnett was injured. He is almost unguardable being so athletic and almost 7 feet tall. He is one of the top defenders in the league. He can guard all 5 positions. He is a hardnosed competitor.
Are you crazy?
I would agree with KG getting more credit than he deserves. He didn't single handedly save the Boston Celtics. One of the main reasons that the Celtics were bad before he got there was because Paul Pierce was injured, and had to sit out most of the season. KG is a great leader and motivator, but he doesn't deserve as much credit as he gets for turning that franchise around. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen don't get enough, especially Ray.
KG????? 20 ppg 11 rebs 4 asst 1 stl 2 blks for his career <<<< thats not overrated...... Throw in an MVP, ALL NBA Defense (DPOY in 07-08) and legendary intensity.... Dude carried Minny on his back for over a decade.... One of the greatest mid range shooting big men of all time....
Pierce wasnt injured for the 4 seasons they were really bad. They would have repeated if Garnett was healthy
I never said he was overrated...he will go down as one of the greatest that ever played, but he doesn't deserve all the cred he gets for turning Boston around.
And I agree, he WAS Minnesota when he was a T-Wolves member, but as far as him being the savior that saved Boston, that's for debate.
"[KG] will go down as one of the greatest that ever played"
That line right there states how overrated he is. He is nowhere near one of the greatest to ever play.
One thing you look for in a big man is to take it to the rack and get the opposing teams big defenders into foul trouble, which makes them hesitant and vulnerable on defense. KG does not do that.
Also, one of the greatest ever should be more clutch and take over games more down the stretch... Peirce and Allen were the two who did that for the most part 2 years ago.. When the games were on the line the ball was hardly in KG's hands.
KG is a great player, don't get me wrong.. I love guys who hustle, give it their all, and care as much as he does--but sometimes i feel people give him too much credit because they like him because of those things. It's just my opinion that he is overrated(maybe not the most overrated but he comes to mind first for me when i think overrated nba)
behind tim duncan, kg is the next best pf ever i think.... one of the best passing pf's ive ever seen, he averaged like 6 ast when he played in minny... and he always got people into foul trouble... he played almost exactly like hakeem doin fakes off his back to the basket.. amazing player...
Dwight howard and josh smith.
Dwight howard: 4 sum of u who have read wat i think on d howard u already kno i dont like him. but jus becuase i dont like players doesnt mean i dont recognize game. and as far as dwight goes i feel he gets waaayyy 2 much credit for being better than he is. i feel its becuase dwight was an all star and becuz dwight was a dunk champion. but let me reason. 1st of all there arent 2 many good centers in the NBA anyway so him being an all star in the EAST is no real accomplishment. also he was the 1st center 2 ever win the dunk contest. whcih isnt a bad thing but thats doesnt mean u should be all NBA. now yes dwight rebounds good and plays good D but his offense is virtually non existent if he isnt dunking the ball. you would never throw the ball down 2 dwight in clutch moments of the game and expect him 2 get a basket. dwight has a ways 2 go until he is the guy that the NBA is hyping him up 2 be. I still believe Yao Ming is the best Center in basketball.Not jus becuase dwight said yao was his hardest competition but because yao does a lot of things well and everything a center is supposed 2 do.
Josh Smith: this has 2 be the most overrated player in the NBA in my opinion. I live in GA and have season tickets 2 the hawks games and there is not a player i have seen with more potential and skills but jus doesnt apply it than josh smith. Im not gonna list his attitude as a prblem cuz i could care less about players attitudes but i will list his iq as a problem. this kid jus doesnt kno basketball. i kno he 's still young but he should have understood wat his strenghts are by now. Josh smith doesnt bring it everynight. he often has lackluster performances unless he's on a fast break for a dunk. he has no jump shot watsoever but still continues to shoot them as if he was bird or ray allen. Its obvious 2 even fans when u see him taking a jumper and the entire crowd is yellin nooo!! haha it sound bad but ask any hawks fan they know exactly wat im talking about. Smith should simply be better. he is obviously better when he's attacking the rim but he doesnt seem 2 understand that and neither does that sorry excuse 4 a coach. OVERRATED!!
i see alot of yall saying d12 is overrated. thats cool with me. you can think what you wanna think. anyway the most overrated player in the league is rondo. ever since he won the title. people been saying hes a top pg in the league. how can you be a top 10 and you cant even shoot.
cuhz his defensive abilitys and passin abilitys more then make up 4 wat he lacks in shootin.....cant u name 10 hands down point gaurds that r better then him...no u cant even name 5 that will consistently get tha better of him night in and night out....
Josh Smith needs to STOP shooting 3's......
I'm a huge fan of his game, and I think he is one of the smartest players in the game when it comes to utilizing your ability, but no way in hell should he have won back to back MVP's. Kobe was clearly robbed in 2005!
Well lets analyze the teams that he had...they were full of rookies like Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, and a young Kendrick Perkins. They were heavily inexperienced and they were under new management and a new coach in Doc Rivers, there is an adjustment period to go through. They lost guys like Antoine Walker (the one in his prime, not the one writing bad checks in Vegas) and a young Joe Johnson. It also needs to be said that they won the Atlantic before they rebuilded.
Yeah. He is the only one who can even compare to Lebron with size and athleticism but he falls in love with his jumper too often. If he penetrated more like Lebron he could be a surefire allstar.