NBA Your Top 12 Ever

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  1. Joliet Jake First time since 1988

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    I'll take in no order:

    Jordan
    Kareem
    Russell
    Magic
    Wilt
    Bird
    Duncan
    Kobe
    Shaq
    Oscar
    Hakeem
    LeBron

    HM: Malone, Stockton
     
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  2. GoBuds14 Registered User

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    Durant and Curry have a chance to get in there as well in my opinion, but good list
     
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  3. Terry Yake Registered User

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    russell is far too high
     
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    1. Michael Jordan
    2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    3. LeBron James
    4. Bill Russell
    5. Shaquille O'Neal
    6. Hakeem Olajuwon
    7. Tim Duncan
    8. Larry Bird
    9. Magic Johnson
    10. Wilt Chamberlain
    11. Kobe Bryant
    12. Oscar Robertson

    I think Curry can break into the top 12 among active players with a few more rings and MVP caliber play he is capable of. It's too late for Paul and Durant I think.

    I can't see LeBron surpassing KAJ on my list unless he wins like 3 more rings.
     
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    LeBron is in a much deeper era than when Kareem was playing. When Kareem was at his peak the league wasn’t nearly what it is today hence the high MVP numbers. For me, LeBron just does so much more on the floor than Kareem and it’s a pretty easy decision. I think Kareem is fighting with Magic and Bird personally
     
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    Jordan
    James
    Chamberlain
    Abdul-Jabbar
    Bird
    Johnson
    O'Neal
    Russell
    Olajuwon
    Duncan
    Durant
    Robertson
     
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    1. Michael Jordan
    2. LeBron James
    3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    4. Magic Johnson
    5. Larry Bird
    6. Shaquille O'Neal
    7. Hakeem Olajuwon
    8. Wilt Chamberlain
    9. Kobe Bryant
    10. Bill Russell
    11. Tim Duncan
    12. Oscar Robertson
     
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    LeBron isn't a wrong answer for #2 or #3 spot, I think anything else is blasphemous though.

    Here is why I rank KAJ above him:

    I feel comparing eras is fair, but it is definitely underselling what KAJ accomplished in his career. Have you seen another player master the skyhook? It is an incredibly difficult shot to pull off and I feel people undersell that move because it isn't as sexy as chasedown blocks from LBJ.
    • His HS basketball team won 3 straight national titles, went on a 71 game winning streak all while his coach hated him and racially abused him.
    • He was even more dominant in college. 3x NCAA Player of the Year awards, 3x national titles, 3x Final Four Most Outstanding, 47 game win streak and the league imposed a rule where no dunking was allowed to prevent him from dominating.
    • In his first 10 years in the NBA, he won the MVP 6 times! For reference, MJ had 5 in 13 years and LBJ has 4 in 17 seasons.
    He is not only a massive winner at every level he's played at, he puts up MVP level stats, has won multiple times with different franchise, iconic skyhook that will never be replicated and has a rule changed because of his dominance. Imagine if he was allowed into the NBA after high school, he'd probably have won more MVP titles and maybe more NBA Championships to his name.
     
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    Tough one to answer like usual, but based on stats, accolades, records, longevity, and peak domination I'd say:

    1. Michael Jordan
    2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    3. LeBron James
    4. Magic Johnson
    5. Wilt Chamberlain
    6. Larry Bird
    7. Tim Duncan
    8. Shaquille O'Neal
    9. Kobe Bryant
    10. Bill Russell
    11. Hakeem Olajuwon
    12. Stephen Curry

    Honourable Mentions: Kevin Durant, Oscar Robertson, Moses Malone, Karl Malone, and Dirk Nowitzki
     
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    Having Lebron at 1 really isn't blasphemous if you strongly value on-court performance rather than career story. He has already had a longer career at the top than Jordan - and both were fairly close at their peak - and his peak level was higher than Kareem's, and he looks likely to equal Kareem's longevity in the NBA too. I'm pretty confident Lebron will end up with the best career in NBA history by my perspective. I don't really care about his finals record or whatever. Just how effective he was and for how long.
     
  11. clydesdale line Dach = Red Dogs

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    Jordan
    Kareem
    Wilt
    Magic
    Russell
    LeBron
    Duncan
    Bird
    Kobe
    Shaq
    Oscar
    Hakeem
     
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    Ok i respectfully disagree.
     
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    I died when I saw this from ESPN

     
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    MJ
    Magic
    Lebron
    KAJ
    Kobe
    Bird
    Wilt
    Shaq
    Duncan
    Russell
     
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    Not a lot of love for the Logo here? Until MJ came along he was probably the greatest scoring guard of all time. I know a lot of old timers hold him in much higher regard than Oscar.
     
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  16. frisco Some people claim that there's a woman to blame...

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    In order:
    Jabbar
    James
    Jordan
    Chamberlain
    Russell
    Kobe
    Magic
    Duncan
    Shaq
    Hakeem
    Bird
    West

    HM: (no order) Baylor, Robertson, Durant, K.Malone, Curry, Havlicek, Erving, Mikan, M.Malone, Hayes, Dirk, Garnett.

    My Best-Carey
     
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    oops. just noticed i did a top 10 and not 12

    MJ
    Magic
    Lebron
    KAJ
    Kobe
    Bird
    Wilt
    Shaq
    Duncan
    Russell
    Hakeem
    Durant

    I'd put west right after durant
     
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    LeBron
    Jordan
    Kareem
    Magic
    Bird
    Wilt
    Russell
    Duncan
    Shaq
    Kobe
    Hakeem
    Durant
     
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    Bird
    Wilt
    Kareem
    LeBron
    Hakeem
    Duncan
    Shaq
    Magic
    Kobe
    Russell
    Steph
    Durant
     
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    Although this is a subjective list, no Jordan is blasphemy
     
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    The guy's a troll. Doing the same on the Blackhawks board.
     
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    Uh what
     
  23. CatchyTune JOHN TAVARES IS A MAPLE LEAF

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  24. Joliet Jake First time since 1988

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    You "know" fiction = fact. Interesting.
     
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    Jordan, Lebron, Kareem, Kobe, Magic, Wilt, Bird, Duncan, Hakeem, Shaq, Curry, Durant
     

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