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chris paul
kobe
nash
iverson
baron davis
stodimire
garnett
ginobili

jhøshea, Thursday, 27 March 2008 00:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the lebrons
kobe
brandon roy
steve nash
dwight howard
amaré
chris paul
deron williams
jose calderon
AI
Rasheed when he's not sitting at the perimeter for 34 minutes.
Dirk when he's on. Dirk when he's off is a self-pitying nightmare.

I guess I mostly like point guards!

I'd like to say Dwyade but the way his game is built to basically draw fouls and not do a whole lot else kinda drives me nuts. And I love ginobili's game by and large by the consta-flops are a big turn-off.

Clay, Thursday, 27 March 2008 00:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Active (not seen many games this year so I've only seen a bit of Paul and Howard):

Kobe
McGrady
Ginobli (who I hate actually)
KG
Dirk
Nash
Lebron
Marion (I like a LOT more than Amare)

Ever (started watching in early 80s):

Magic Magic Magic
Bird
Malone
Walton
Akeem
Rodman
Michael
Bulls-era Pippen

Alex in SF, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

chris paul
deron williams
jr smith
MONTA ELLIS
brandon roy
carlos boozer (left hand finishes)
tj ford (kind of like a nascar thing, he goes super fast, you pray he doesn't die)
sam cassell
kenyon martin

yeah, healthy d-wade (when he's finishing everything and not flopping) used to be great, but that guy might be gone.

hytop, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I remember being a kid being really into watching Bill Laimbeer play, big ugly mean white dude with this goofy fucking thing on his face, fucking shit up and getting boards.

nickalicious, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh man SPUD WEBB...I feel like a kid again

nickalicious, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

shawn kemp when he was the reignman killing it!

carne asada, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yah kemp was ridic

jhøshea, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

<3 payton too

jhøshea, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

stay off the crack kids!

jhøshea, Thursday, 27 March 2008 18:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

paul pierce

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 27 March 2008 19:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i still think it's crazy the dude got shanked up at a club

carne asada, Thursday, 27 March 2008 19:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

d will
ronnie brewer
AK-47 (jazz homer alert)
howard
arenas
nash
lebron
earl boykins

6335, Friday, 28 March 2008 06:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

some dudes who haven't been mentioned (i think) (my #1 answer would be the warriors and there's no point in repeating lbj and b. mamba and shit)

flip murray
igoudala
leinas kleiza (for real!)
josh howard
udonis haslem (kinda lulls you to sleep in a good way with jumpers from the elbow for days)
trevor ariza
von wafer (is this dude still in the league? if so someone give him some minutes)

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 March 2008 06:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ctrl+f "jordan" not found

am0n, Friday, 28 March 2008 14:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I called him Michael.

Alex in SF, Friday, 28 March 2008 16:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Because we are close like that.

Alex in SF, Friday, 28 March 2008 16:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anyway anyone who sez Jordan isn't one of their favorite players for watching is either a liar or secretly hates basketball.

Alex in SF, Friday, 28 March 2008 16:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

LeBron is much more fun to watch than Kobe. Kobe is just a bit more graceful than Norman Bates during the shower scene in Psycho. LeBron is more a work of art, somewhat reminiscent of M. Jordan in his prime.

As a Portlander, I loved watching Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter and Jerome Kersey running the break. Bill Walton at his peak was a thing of beauty. Outlet passes!!!

As I said in another thread, I will always have a soft spot for 'Downtown' Freddie Brown. That man had no conscience. His stroke didn't look all that lovely, like for example Jerry West or Rick Barry. All he could do was nail it from 40 feet out and run back down the court grinning while the arena went apeshit.

Aimless, Friday, 28 March 2008 17:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lebron and baron are probably my 1-2

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 March 2008 17:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

von wafer (is this dude still in the league? if so someone give him some minutes)

He's riding the pine for the blazers right now. At the trading deadline taurean green was inexplicably shipped off for this guy. With Roy likely shut down for the rest of the season maybe he'll actually get some burn.

Clay, Friday, 28 March 2008 19:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I called him Michael.

-- Alex in SF

Because we are close like that.

-- Alex in SF


You keep calling Olajuwon "Akeem," so you must be a lot older than I realized.

I'ma rep for a couple white boys, "Thunder" Dan Majerle, and all-time favorite Christopher "Chris" Mullin!!

Leee, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Larry Johnson when he was young. Oh man.

Clay, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

old-schoolers

stockton stockton stockton
malone
magic
kareem
bird
jordan
rodman
tim hardaway
manute bol in his 3 pt shooting phase

6335, Friday, 28 March 2008 21:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

manute bol was mesmerizing

tremendoid, Friday, 28 March 2008 22:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

early tim hardaway kind of broke the mold for an AI

tremendoid, Friday, 28 March 2008 22:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

chris mullen was great to watch

tremendoid, Friday, 28 March 2008 22:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

now i would love to say that i love to watch lebron because he always does something amazing but but im not sure if its his shitty ill-matched teams fault or his shitty ill-matched teams fault and his fault but wtf all that standing around surveying the defense walking the ball up the court drives me bonkers - someone get this man the ball on the move in the open court off a screen rolling to the hoop something plz fuck

jhøshea, Friday, 28 March 2008 23:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

im really starting to warm to the charms of rondo - he still makes me cringe way too much - but kid gets major points for originality

jhøshea, Friday, 28 March 2008 23:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i agree with you on lebron, that offense is so ugly and tentative no wonder their best option is to have bron blow through the lane like a bull, which is ugly itself most of the time. also re: kobe v. lebron aimless is smoking crack.

tremendoid, Friday, 28 March 2008 23:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

im really starting to warm to the charms of rondo - he still makes me cringe way too much - but kid gets major points for originality

-- jhøshea, Friday, March 28, 2008 6:29 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

crossover of nash the other night was one of my fav plays of the season

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 March 2008 23:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I called him Michael.

ok, missed that. def. feel u on the ginobli hatred/watchability thing but i prefer stoudemire over marion

am0n, Saturday, 29 March 2008 03:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

chris mullen was great to watch

shiiit forgot about that dude!

p.s.
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2700/rambis5ki.png

am0n, Saturday, 29 March 2008 03:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

im psyched to have this guy back in the league

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060127/060127_Andersen_vmed_10p.widec.jpg

jhøshea, Saturday, 29 March 2008 03:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but will he be as amusing w/o the meth?

jhøshea, Saturday, 29 March 2008 03:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ugh

am0n, Saturday, 29 March 2008 03:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what's buckcherry gonna do without their lead singer?

J0rdan S., Saturday, 29 March 2008 03:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

u guys dont like the birdman?

birdman is hilarious!

jhøshea, Saturday, 29 March 2008 04:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wtf @ von wafer mention?! lol!
dude was like a.i.'s little brother on the nuggs--first off the bench for a chest bump @ tv timeout--but he'd always get the yips in garbage time and clang jumpers.
consistently kills the d-league, though

hytop, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 22:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

birdman was all around denver the last two years til he just got signed by n.o. great dude, loves to talk about himself to anyone. if you yell 'birdman!' at him, he will turn and do the hand symbol any place any time guaranteed

i think it was coke not meth but then again look at him...

hytop, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 22:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yah i guessed meth because i read that he grew up in a family of hardcore bikers

jhøshea, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 22:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

kobe
lebron
wade
AI
Nash
PAUL
Deron
Monta
Artest

Granny Dainger, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 22:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

also pointing toward meth: happened in oklahoma city

hytop, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 00:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

my friend dan's woman is probably gonna shoot out his baby tonight, and we're all excited cause if she does so within three hours the kid can share a birthday with SPUD WEBB

del griffith, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 04:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

appropriate revive

ॐ nom nom (m bison), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spud would make for a great middle name

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

wade
cp3
lebron
james harden
danilo gallinari
kenneth faried
tony allen
dirk
nash
rondo

recent thug (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kyrie definitely has flaws but he is so damn fun to watch, his handles and some of the shots that he pulls off are just absolutely beautiful. Cavs are significantly less fun so far and I blame dudes like Derrick Rose but most of it is because Kyrie is gone

marcos, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:08 (one year ago) Permalink

everything he does has a unique kyrieness to it like hell hold the ball a fraction of a beat longer than normal on a shot and then it just pops out and splashes the bottom of the net

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:12 (one year ago) Permalink

also something abt the way he moves constantly untucks his jersey

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

the funnest team in the league.

I don't know. I guess I don't like blowouts that much? I root for them but I don't love watching them pick apart lottery teams.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 10 November 2017 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

now that theyre not playing D they might be kinda cool, a 135-137 game v the rockets sounds ok

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:22 (one year ago) Permalink

no they are playing d now. for one half a game at least. just enough to blow teams out.

Spottie, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't know. I guess I don't like blowouts that much? I root for them but I don't love watching them pick apart lottery teams.

― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, November 10, 2017 3:20 PM (thirteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeahi hear you. i was kinda excited when they were losing this year cos they had some fun close games.

Spottie, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:36 (one year ago) Permalink

kyrie has been an interesting case study this year in at least as far as the stats/eye test divide goes, seems like he’s very comfortable being the primary guy and people are really fixating on his positive attributes, yet his numbers are more or less the same iirc. otoh the celtics are winning and sources say he’s trying on defense, so maybe there is something going on there

k3vin k., Monday, 13 November 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

his raw boxscore numbers are actually down i think

Spottie, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

his numbers are worse! (cause hes not hitting his 3s) but defensive effort is def way better

i wld say he looked wildly uncomfortable in his role to start the season but has started to find his groove as wld be expected w adjusting to a new team/system but isnt nearly totally integrated yet, still has tons of awful offensive possessions mostly to do w playing way too much iso, he waves off screens all the time which seems dumb to me just use the screen its easier, and hes been great in the pnr

lag∞n, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:32 (one year ago) Permalink

walks the ball up the court too much burns clock w pointless dribbling etc

lag∞n, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:34 (one year ago) Permalink

tho sometimes he does that let the ball roll all the way up the court before touching it thing to save the shot clock thing which is p cool, theres really no reason just to use it on a short clock i mean picking the ball up past half court with a full 24 is a pretty huge advantage

lag∞n, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Kyrie definitely has flaws but he is so damn fun to watch, his handles and some of the shots that he pulls off are just absolutely beautiful. Cavs are significantly less fun so far and I blame dudes like Derrick Rose but most of it is because Kyrie is gone

― marcos, Friday, November 10, 2017 2:08 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i used to love watching peak-era D-Rose but i'm pretty sure he's in the top 3 most painful NBA players to watch now.

omar little, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

non warriors edition:

Covington
Jokic
Giannis (kinda feels like this one goes w/out saying at this point)
Embiid
Simmons
Booker
TJ Warren
Taytum/Jaylen

Spottie, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 06:53 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the weirdest thread to reread from the top down

Clay, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 08:42 (one year ago) Permalink

things have changed

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:15 (one year ago) Permalink

why did i put kobe and barron davis in my list i dont think thats ever been true i was drunk

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:16 (one year ago) Permalink

flip murray
igoudala
leinas kleiza (for real!)
josh howard
udonis haslem (kinda lulls you to sleep in a good way with jumpers from the elbow for days)
trevor ariza
von wafer (is this dude still in the league? if so someone give him some minutes)

― J0rdan S., Friday, March 28, 2008 2:22 AM (nine years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is truly bizarre tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:17 (one year ago) Permalink

lol thats great.

Spottie, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i, for one, am glad to have goon back on board with the warriors being the funnest team in the league. i could probably find like 80 posts about him hating on Kyrie to counter his current addition to this thread as well.

― Spottie, Friday, November 10, 2017 4:53 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

kyrie

― lag∞n, Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:43 AM (four years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ahaha

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

lol looks like you actually posted it twice itt

Spottie, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:34 (one year ago) Permalink

the original and consistent kyrie supporter

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:35 (one year ago) Permalink

#selfpwned

Spottie, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:36 (one year ago) Permalink

jokic
simmons
giannis
boogie
fox
kyrie
uncle drew
mask kyrie
kyrie irving

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

jokic
giannis
luka
pascal siakam
kyrie
embiid
curry

very legal and very cool (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 17:52 (five months ago) Permalink

good list

mine from last season was:

non warriors edition:

Covington
Jokic
Giannis (kinda feels like this one goes w/out saying at this point)
Embiid
Simmons
Booker
TJ Warren
Taytum/Jaylen

― Spottie, Monday, November 13, 2017 11:53 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

for this seasons holdovers I'd go:

Covington
Jokic
Giannis
Embiid

and then add:

Montrezl (classic hustle guy)
Sabonis (love a big that can dish)
De'aron Fox (push push push)
Shai GA (love how calmly and in control he plays)
Luka (fun to see all the ways he can create_

Spottie, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:06 (five months ago) Permalink

montrezl is playing like crazy this year not sure what go into him, he does really skilled powerful moves as the roll man on the reg now

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:08 (five months ago) Permalink

curry
kyrie
boban
giannis
embiid
montrezl
javale

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:16 (five months ago) Permalink

brow is amazing to just watch move even if hes not doing a cool basketball thing

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:17 (five months ago) Permalink

kyrie curry dame/cj

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:19 (five months ago) Permalink

giannis and kawhi have this horrifying force of nature thing going where you want to look away but cant

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:22 (five months ago) Permalink

Haven't watched Brow yet this year. It felt like coming into this season he was the frontrunner for MVP but the Pels aren't looking too hot yet. Has Jokic fully taken over in that race?

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:22 (five months ago) Permalink

I think jokic is a little further down in the power rankings now. feel like the consensus contenders at this point are giannis/embiid/brow/kawhi/bron/curry

very legal and very cool (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:25 (five months ago) Permalink

brow is putting up super mvp numbers but yeah maybe not quite super enough to get it on a 500 team, tho i think that —needs to be a winner— conventional wisdom has shifted somewhat, dont see them giving it to jokic as generally a player has to be an established superstar for a least a year to be admitted as a finalist, giannis prob the front runner now

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:26 (five months ago) Permalink

i think the pels record hurts brow for sure. everyone says that roster is a dumpster fire but i think they have some good players, the top 5 at least. the elfrid payton injury hurt them quite a bit which is weird.

Spottie, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:09 (five months ago) Permalink

jokic has too many weird games still.

Spottie, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:10 (five months ago) Permalink

funnny harden isnt even mentioned but he's putting up m/l identical numbers as last year.

Spottie, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:10 (five months ago) Permalink

curry
kyrie
boban
giannis
embiid
montrezl
javale

― Fetchboy, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:16 AM (fifty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

boban is must watch when he's on the court, for sure. its just not very often.

Spottie, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:11 (five months ago) Permalink

harden's turnovers are up a again this year and the team's record is hurting him, but I bet he'll be in the conversation in a couple of months

very legal and very cool (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:36 (five months ago) Permalink

boban is legit fascinating such amazing touch around the basket plus he can dunk w/o jumping

lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:19 (five months ago) Permalink

This is a GORGEOUS move by Domantas Sabonis 😍 pic.twitter.com/3nm8IqINfZ

— Justin Jett (@JustinJett_) December 9, 2018

Celtoes Adidas (Spottie), Sunday, 9 December 2018 18:23 (five months ago) Permalink

stuntin like his daddy

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:04 (five months ago) Permalink

pretty much doing stuff like this every game at this point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIMucuKryA

Celtoes Adidas (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:02 (five months ago) Permalink

cool player

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:03 (five months ago) Permalink

2:11 where he simple crosses Dunn then finishes with an offhand floater...

Celtoes Adidas (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:44 (five months ago) Permalink

I stopped watching at a certain point but he was torching the Bulls. Dunn is a good defender but 1st game back so doesn't have his legs. Fox still v impressive tho.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah Dunn very clearly testing his limits in those clips

Celtoes Adidas (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:11 (five months ago) Permalink

if fox shooting so far is real well gdamn

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:54 (five months ago) Permalink

In his most fun shot of the night, Nikola Jokic worked his magic making a one-handed, back-handed layup looking up over the back of his head at the basket.#Nuggets #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/Dfr04CxAUb

— Joel Rush (@JoelRushNBA) December 17, 2018

тпсбlack (Spottie), Monday, 17 December 2018 06:30 (five months ago) Permalink

Joker's wild.

Fetchboy, Monday, 17 December 2018 07:02 (five months ago) Permalink


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