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Who was your guy?


Bird
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Magic
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Jordan
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KJ
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Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 4:50:01 PM   
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 4:56:42 PM   
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Magic, and it wasn't close. He's the GOAT IMO. Kareem #2. If I'm starting a franchise, I'm starting it with Magic.

Did this exercise with a friend recently where we could each "draft" a 5. If one takes Jordan, the other can still get Kobe. Kareem: Hakeem/Russell/Wilt, etc. But the dropoff from Magic to the next best PG (Chris Paul? Thomas? Oscar?) is larger IMO. He made his teammates better better than any other player in history to me.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:10:44 PM   
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Magic, and it wasn't close. He's the GOAT IMO. Kareem #2. If I'm starting a franchise, I'm starting it with Magic.

Did this exercise with a friend recently where we could each "draft" a 5. If one takes Jordan, the other can still get Kobe. Kareem: Hakeem/Russell/Wilt, etc. But the dropoff from Magic to the next best PG (Chris Paul? Thomas? Oscar?) is larger IMO. He made his teammates better better than any other player in history to me.

Hate to agree with the Laker fan but I liked them in Magic's day. Magic is the GOAT IMO. However, LeBron is very close to supplanting him. Is KJ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? I used to love me some Kevin Johnson. One of the most fun to watch players ever IMO.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:14:51 PM   
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Who the hell is KJ?

My vote goes to the Doctor!
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:24:40 PM   
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Magic, and it wasn't close. He's the GOAT IMO. Kareem #2. If I'm starting a franchise, I'm starting it with Magic.

Did this exercise with a friend recently where we could each "draft" a 5. If one takes Jordan, the other can still get Kobe. Kareem: Hakeem/Russell/Wilt, etc. But the dropoff from Magic to the next best PG (Chris Paul? Thomas? Oscar?) is larger IMO. He made his teammates better better than any other player in history to me.

Hate to agree with the Laker fan but I liked them in Magic's day. Magic is the GOAT IMO. However, LeBron is very close to supplanting him. Is KJ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? I used to love me some Kevin Johnson. One of the most fun to watch players ever IMO.


I've gone over this before, but I'll never "love" the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. The Showtime Lakers will always be my first/greatest basketball love, followed by the Eddie Jones/Ceballos/NicktheQuick Lakers actually. I'm just fiercely loyal, the Lakers were originally from MN, I went to a lot of games while I lived in LA, and that was my team when I started watching basketball. So I'm stuck with them for life. The Wolves will just have to always settle for being my "#2". If they came around 10 years earlier, I'd absolutely be a Wolves fan first.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:28:04 PM   
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Magic, and it wasn't close. He's the GOAT IMO. Kareem #2. If I'm starting a franchise, I'm starting it with Magic.

Did this exercise with a friend recently where we could each "draft" a 5. If one takes Jordan, the other can still get Kobe. Kareem: Hakeem/Russell/Wilt, etc. But the dropoff from Magic to the next best PG (Chris Paul? Thomas? Oscar?) is larger IMO. He made his teammates better better than any other player in history to me.

Hate to agree with the Laker fan but I liked them in Magic's day. Magic is the GOAT IMO. However, LeBron is very close to supplanting him. Is KJ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? I used to love me some Kevin Johnson. One of the most fun to watch players ever IMO.


I've gone over this before, but I'll never "love" the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. The Showtime Lakers will always be my first/greatest basketball love, followed by the Eddie Jones/Ceballos/NicktheQuick Lakers actually. I'm just fiercely loyal, the Lakers were originally from MN, I went to a lot of games while I lived in LA, and that was my team when I started watching basketball. So I'm stuck with them for life. The Wolves will just have to always settle for being my "#2". If they came around 10 years earlier, I'd absolutely be a Wolves fan first.

I too loved the Van Exel, Vlade, Ceballos Lakers. Didn't care about Eddie Jones.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:28:55 PM   
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Who the hell is KJ?

My vote goes to the Doctor!


Kevin Johnson
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:30:19 PM   
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Magic, and it wasn't close. He's the GOAT IMO. Kareem #2. If I'm starting a franchise, I'm starting it with Magic.

Did this exercise with a friend recently where we could each "draft" a 5. If one takes Jordan, the other can still get Kobe. Kareem: Hakeem/Russell/Wilt, etc. But the dropoff from Magic to the next best PG (Chris Paul? Thomas? Oscar?) is larger IMO. He made his teammates better better than any other player in history to me.

Hate to agree with the Laker fan but I liked them in Magic's day. Magic is the GOAT IMO. However, LeBron is very close to supplanting him. Is KJ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? I used to love me some Kevin Johnson. One of the most fun to watch players ever IMO.


I've gone over this before, but I'll never "love" the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. The Showtime Lakers will always be my first/greatest basketball love, followed by the Eddie Jones/Ceballos/NicktheQuick Lakers actually. I'm just fiercely loyal, the Lakers were originally from MN, I went to a lot of games while I lived in LA, and that was my team when I started watching basketball. So I'm stuck with them for life. The Wolves will just have to always settle for being my "#2". If they came around 10 years earlier, I'd absolutely be a Wolves fan first.

I too loved the Van Exel, Vlade, Ceballos Lakers. Didn't care about Eddie Jones.


Eddie was my favorite on those squads. So smart, so smooth, always did the right thing. NicktheQuick was 2nd for me on those teams.

I've often wondered how different Divac's career could have been if Magic didn't have to retire early (thanks, Karl Malone; asshole). Magic was GREAT for his development in the early going.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:33:14 PM   
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Magic, and it wasn't close. He's the GOAT IMO. Kareem #2. If I'm starting a franchise, I'm starting it with Magic.

Did this exercise with a friend recently where we could each "draft" a 5. If one takes Jordan, the other can still get Kobe. Kareem: Hakeem/Russell/Wilt, etc. But the dropoff from Magic to the next best PG (Chris Paul? Thomas? Oscar?) is larger IMO. He made his teammates better better than any other player in history to me.

Hate to agree with the Laker fan but I liked them in Magic's day. Magic is the GOAT IMO. However, LeBron is very close to supplanting him. Is KJ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? I used to love me some Kevin Johnson. One of the most fun to watch players ever IMO.


I've gone over this before, but I'll never "love" the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. The Showtime Lakers will always be my first/greatest basketball love, followed by the Eddie Jones/Ceballos/NicktheQuick Lakers actually. I'm just fiercely loyal, the Lakers were originally from MN, I went to a lot of games while I lived in LA, and that was my team when I started watching basketball. So I'm stuck with them for life. The Wolves will just have to always settle for being my "#2". If they came around 10 years earlier, I'd absolutely be a Wolves fan first.

I too loved the Van Exel, Vlade, Ceballos Lakers. Didn't care about Eddie Jones.


Eddie was my favorite on those squads. So smart, so smooth, always did the right thing. NicktheQuick was 2nd for me on those teams.

I've often wondered how different Divac's career could have been if Magic didn't have to retire early (thanks, Karl Malone; asshole). Magic was GREAT for his development in the early going.

Fun to watch is the key for me. Eddie was good, but kind of boring to me. Vlade was such a character and wouldn't back down to anybody. Ceballos was just a BEAST and Nick the quick van Exellent do I even need to say anything about how fun he was to watch.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:44:37 PM   
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Who the hell is KJ?

My vote goes to the Doctor!


Kevin Johnson


That's what first came to my mind but how does Kevin Johnson make this list?
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:45:47 PM   
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For the record, last years version of the Lakers was my favorite Lakers version of all-time.
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:47:13 PM   
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For the record, last years version of the Lakers was my favorite Lakers version of all-time.

Because you enjoyed watching them get pummeled or you actually liked watching them play?

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 5:56:50 PM   
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For the record, last years version of the Lakers was my favorite Lakers version of all-time.

Because you enjoyed watching them get pummeled or you actually liked watching them play?


I enjoyed watching them get pummeled of course.

It's the Lakers arrogance that I just can't stand.
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:02:20 PM   
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Who the hell is KJ?

My vote goes to the Doctor!


Kevin Johnson


That's what first came to my mind but how does Kevin Johnson make this list?


He was really good before the injuries?
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:03:43 PM   
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1984 Finals was best ever.

1986 Boston would have beat LA.

1987 Finals Boston got screwed in game 4. Boston should have been up 3-2 heading back to LA.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:06:48 PM   
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Who the hell is KJ?

My vote goes to the Doctor!


Kevin Johnson


That's what first came to my mind but how does Kevin Johnson make this list?


He was really good before the injuries?


He doesn't belong in this poll. I could name 30 players more deserving than KJ
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:12:40 PM   
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Who the hell is KJ?

My vote goes to the Doctor!


Kevin Johnson


That's what first came to my mind but how does Kevin Johnson make this list?


He was really good before the injuries?


He doesn't belong in this poll. I could name 30 players more deserving than KJ

Shakey IMO Who was your guy refers to players a person liked. Usually people liked the very best players, but I liked KJ a lot. Without question he would be in my top ten.
KJ was probably meant to be Kareem. However, He isn't Kareem Jabbar. He is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar so initials should have been KAJ to refer to him.

My Favorite NBA Players. No particular order.
Karl Malone, Kevin Johnson, Charles Barkley, Slick Watts, Rick Barry, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Magic, Pete Maravich, and Wilt. ABA marvels Dr. J, Moses Malone, and Artis Gilmore are a separate list. So Jabbar for example did not make that list but the real KJ did.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:32:31 PM   
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KG I understand that, but there were only 4 names to choose from and KJ was one.

I grew up as a kid with the Doctor being the man!
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:36:51 PM   
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KG I understand that, but there were only 4 names to choose from and KJ was one.

I grew up as a kid with the Doctor being the man!

My opinion is KJ was one great player, maybe one of the 50 best all time. As for fun to watch he gets top ten cred from me. I don't think you should discredit him, but I do get where you were coming from.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:41:04 PM   
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1984 Finals was best ever.

1986 Boston would have beat LA.

1987 Finals Boston got screwed in game 4. Boston should have been up 3-2 heading back to LA.

Boston should have been swept in 1987. After 2 blowouts in LA, refs swallowed whistles in Boston and turned games into wrestling matches.
Game 4, Magic made the big shot, Bird choked a wide open corner shot.

1984 was the one that got away for the Lakers. It should have been 2-0 Lakers going back to LA but a boneheaded pass by Worthy kept Boston in series and they slowly got momentum back and won in 7.

1986 Boston team was a great team. They reloaded after LA got them in 1985 and were clearly best team in league.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 6:50:25 PM   
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Yep. LA was pretty clearly the better team most of those years. The best ever IMO. But I'd put those Celtics teams 2nd all time. I think both would destroy the 90's Bulls.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 7:02:41 PM   
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Yep. LA was pretty clearly the better team most of those years. The best ever IMO. But I'd put those Celtics teams 2nd all time. I think both would destroy the 90's Bulls.


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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/10/2017 7:51:17 PM   
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Yep. LA was pretty clearly the better team most of those years. The best ever IMO. But I'd put those Celtics teams 2nd all time. I think both would destroy the 90's Bulls.

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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/11/2017 8:38:34 AM  1 votes
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Yep. LA was pretty clearly the better team most of those years. The best ever IMO. But I'd put those Celtics teams 2nd all time. I think both would destroy the 90's Bulls.





The '83 Sixers would've destroyed the 90's Bulls as well.

Having no dog in the fight, those 80's match ups between LA/ Boston- LA/ Philly- Boston/ Philly.. The greatest basketball ever played with the greatest teams in my lifetime.
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RE: Who was your guy? - 7/11/2017 9:37:29 AM   
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You know I agree, man.

Heck, I think the late 80's Pistons may well have been better than the Bulls too. The Bulls only got past them when the Pistons got old.

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