thread to argue about who are the best players of all time

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figure we can use this for these sorts of discussions so we can find each other’s takes more easily later on for maximized roasting ^_^

SLAM just put out its list of the top 100 players. obviously I’m salty about chris paul’s ranking

Here’s all the rankings for those who keep asking. pic.twitter.com/BGqTd1rssd

— Eric (@Rocketsfan101) February 24, 2018

k3vin k., Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

kobe at 5 is fucking RISIBLE

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

o not in the top 10 is a disgrace
mvp-winning david robinson below john stockton is some bullshit
tony ahead of manu is questionable
giannis is too soon i think though i cant necessarily think of a suitable replacement off the top of my head.

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah this being slam kobe in the top 5 was inevitable I think

k3vin k., Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Always have a hard time w these convos cos I have no idea how to judge wilt/o/b russel/west and those types, even Jabar to an extent.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

The argument about all-time players basically comes down to how much weight you give to the state of the league when that player was active. iow, if you rose far above the average of your time, but perhaps would be a replacement level starter today, how do you evaluate that?

The net effect of much larger populations playing the game internationally, combined with the refinements in training and technique, driven by obsessive competition for vastly larger sums of money, ensures that the average player today is far more capable than when the Knicks won their last championship. Setting oneself apart as a superstar in the current NBA is about 10x more difficult than when Bob Cousy played.
But Bob Cousy is inarguably an all-time great.

Once you solve the problem outlined above, ranking the best ever is child's play.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

just about all the current players are ridic high, and then putting harden at 60 seems really low when kd and steph are top 20, and russ and cp3 are top 40

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Monday, 26 February 2018 02:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

cp3 should easily be top 25 at this point imo. russ is too high. steph seems a little high but he'll easily end up top 20

k3vin k., Monday, 26 February 2018 02:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

they keep switching onto jokic :(

k3vin k., Monday, 26 February 2018 02:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

whoops wrong thread

k3vin k., Monday, 26 February 2018 02:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

switch hakeem and shaq ime

rip van wanko, Monday, 26 February 2018 02:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah shaq's too high

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Monday, 26 February 2018 03:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

shaq seems just right to me, here is the list of players with the most seasons of a PER >25: http://bkref.com/tiny/zFwmI

dude was a beast

k3vin k., Monday, 26 February 2018 03:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah shaq was insane. he should be above kobe

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 26 February 2018 03:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

kobe should probably be in the top 50

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Monday, 26 February 2018 03:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Me too low imo

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Monday, 26 February 2018 04:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

i get the argument for kobe in the top 15 or so, not sure i buy it but i get it, but top 5 is certifiable

Clay, Monday, 26 February 2018 05:35 (nine months ago) Permalink


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