your favorite nba players for watching

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chris paul
kobe
nash
iverson
baron davis
stodimire
garnett
ginobili

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

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

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

shawn kemp when he was the reignman killing it!

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

yah kemp was ridic

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

<3 payton too

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

stay off the crack kids!

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

paul pierce

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

ctrl+f "jordan" not found

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

I called him Michael.

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

Because we are close like that.

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

lebron and baron are probably my 1-2

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

Larry Johnson when he was young. Oh man.

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

manute bol was mesmerizing

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

early tim hardaway kind of broke the mold for an AI

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

chris mullen was great to watch

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

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

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

ugh

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

what's buckcherry gonna do without their lead singer?

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

u guys dont like the birdman?

birdman is hilarious!

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

kobe
lebron
wade
AI
Nash
PAUL
Deron
Monta
Artest

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

also pointing toward meth: happened in oklahoma city

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

he is truly balling out of control this year, kinda unbelievable, bulls are gonna be tough

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 17:53 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

yeah I enjoyed that, several ILH faves

k3vin k., Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Kawhi probably my favorite of that group.

I mostly enjoy thinking about Gobert. The majesty of him.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:31 (three years ago) Permalink

i used to be a wade hater in pretty much all facets but i agree now that his game is actually fun to watch

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:41 (three years ago) Permalink

i always loved wades elegance hes just so smooth, the taking defensive possessions off to confer with the refs not so much

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Wade is a disgrace

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:21 (three years ago) Permalink

The elegance of falling down intentionally on your fadeaways

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:21 (three years ago) Permalink

the regal beauty of intentionally tripping your opponent and then falling on his head

Clay, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Prime Wade was definitely one of my fav players to watch for sure

, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:46 (three years ago) Permalink

wade has done some inexcusable things but he is also very beautiful, are these qualities mutually exclusive, only god can answer

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:51 (three years ago) Permalink

otm

k3vin k., Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:56 (three years ago) Permalink

monta ellis with authority

slumping post allstar & until recently, but such a terror this year more often than not, finesse and agility for days

are... are you saying you fucked a gazelle? (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:15 (three years ago) Permalink

when he's on he can score in just about every way there is

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:37 (three years ago) Permalink

reggie jackson on the pistons is like a new man.

also i think rodney hood has a very bright future

micah, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 14:32 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

giannis

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 01:49 (one year ago) Permalink

kyrie

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 19:20 (one year ago) Permalink

he is truly balling out of control this year, kinda unbelievable, bulls are gonna be tough

*cries tears of rage*

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:44 (one year ago) Permalink

giannis
westbrook
embiid
klay
wall

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

steph curry, still sad this guy wasnt drafted by okc, him and kd would be fun together

― lag∞n, Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:42 AM (four years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha

marcos, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:49 (one year ago) Permalink

omg!

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:50 (one year ago) Permalink

let the record state i was the original steph fan back when he had a last name, also i got what i wanted and hated it

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

amazing

Spottie, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:52 (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, 10 November 2017 21:53 (one year ago) Permalink

ha i dont think ive devoted too much time to hating kyrie, and while ive been enjoying his time in boston for the record he def constantly does some horrible things that im hoping he can mostly ween himself off, like standing there dribbling without even making a move then just shooting a contested three as the shot clock sounds, overall he really hasnt been that good so far tbh, but he also does like five unreal things every game that are just really entertaining, watching him dribble is so cool lol hes not like other players

lag∞n, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:59 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah his dribbles are madness. im finally willing to concede the best in the league crown from curry to him.

Spottie, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:04 (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, 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


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