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November 17, 2010, 12:16 PM
What is everyone's top 5 favorite NBA players, new or old?!
November 18, 2010  09:13 PM ET

1. Stephen Curry

2. Derron Williams

3. Monta Ellis

4. Steve Nash

5. Allen Iverson

November 21, 2010  03:59 AM ET

1. M.J. 2. Kareem Abdul Jabar 3. Wilt Chamberlin 4. Majic Johnson 5. Larry Bird/Dr. J./Oscar Robertson and as for a team beat that!!! Any of #5 could start and just shift Majic or M.J. to small foreward if Oscar is your #5. Lastly coming off the bench Pistol Pete Maravich. Sorry Kobe. lol. Honorable mention Bob Lanier and Bill Russell. Why none of today's players? Basketball is great in comparing the old with the new. Where as in the NFL rules changes and player speed and sizes change everything all the time. Baseball 5 minutes of action stretched into 3 hours. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

November 22, 2010  09:07 PM ET

not best ever, but favorites:

sam bowie
frank brickowski
j.r. reid
rick mahorn
mike penberthy

November 22, 2010  09:07 PM ET

nevermind. they're the best ever, too.

November 27, 2010  12:49 PM ET

Is it weird that I like Amare Stoudemire?

November 27, 2010  10:36 PM ET

Hmmm...I'll do best ever and then current in terms of who I would want on the floor if I was putting a team together and had my choice of anyone...

All-time:
PG - John Stockton
SG- Michael Jordan
SF- Dominique Wilkins *honorable mention: Larry Bird*
PF-Charles Barkley
C- Wilt Chamberlain *honorable mention: Shaquille O'Neal*

Current:
PG- Deron Williams *honorable mentions: Jason Kidd and Steve Nash*
SG- Kobe Bryant *honorable mention: Brandon Roy*
SF- LeBron James
PF- Josh Smith *honorable mention: Blake Griffin*
C- Dwight Howard

As a side note, I would LOVE to see these two squads play a best-of-seven while both in their primes. Wow.

November 30, 2010  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hmmm...I'll do best ever and then current in terms of who I would want on the floor if I was putting a team together and had my choice of anyone...All-time:PG - John StocktonSG- Michael JordanSF- Dominique Wilkins *honorable mention: Larry Bird*PF-Charles BarkleyC- Wilt Chamberlain *honorable mention: Shaquille O'Neal*Current:PG- Deron Williams *honorable mentions: Jason Kidd and Steve Nash*SG- Kobe Bryant *honorable mention: Brandon Roy*SF- LeBron JamesPF- Josh Smith *honorable mention: Blake Griffin*C- Dwight HowardAs a side note, I would LOVE to see these two squads play a best-of-seven while both in their primes. Wow.

Agreed watching these two squads play would be crazy!!!

November 30, 2010  12:53 PM ET

My top 10. 2 for each position
PG: Deron Williams/Chris Paul

SG: Kobe/D-Wade

SF: Lebron/Kevin Durant

PF: Blake Griffin/Josh Smith

C: Dwight Howard/Pau Gasol

December 5, 2010  03:35 AM ET

Rose might make it by the end of the season but not yet. Noah needs alot. Did you see what Orlando just did Dec 1st against him? 0 I mean ZERO rebounds the whole game!!! You gotta love his motor but really a shut out!!! Rose just hasn't proven his scoring ability over an entire season and playoffs yet. No one has gotten close to my all time team yet. You youngsters basketball, is a unique sport that you can compare one era to another. Look up these guys and be amazed!!!

December 21, 2010  06:03 PM ET

D-will, Lebron, Kobe, Rose, Durant

December 22, 2010  08:52 AM ET

Now finding out that Noah was injured I feel like a jerk with my earlier statements. Sorry Joakeem, I humbly appologize and hope you kick his derriere the next time you play him. Go BULLS!!!

December 22, 2010  04:56 PM ET

Kobe, Lebron, Dwade, Durant, Howard

December 22, 2010  04:57 PM ET

all time:
Jordan
Kareem
Magic
Russell
Wilt

December 23, 2010  12:15 PM ET

All Time:
Jordan
Kobe
Pippen (Point Forward)
Duncan
Kevin Garnet

Favorite:
Jordan
Wade
Rose
Nash
Steve Kerr

December 23, 2010  04:26 PM ET

Past Players:

1. Michael Jordan
2. Magic Johnson
3. Larry Bird
4. Hakeem Alojuwon (Mispelled last name)
5. Karl Malone

Current Players

1. Kobe Bryant
2. Dwayne Wade
3. Deron Williams
4. Dwight Howard
5. LeBron James

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December 24, 2010  12:02 PM ET

Wish we had Steve Kerr or John Paxson now!

April 17, 2011  12:29 PM ET

Old School:
PGStockton
SG:Jordan
SF:Pippen
PF:Rodman
C:Hakeem O
6th Man:Barkley

New School Faves
PG:Rose
SG:Ray Allen
SF: LBJ
PF: Duncan
C: Shaq
6th Man: Iggi

 
May 1, 2011  09:54 PM ET

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