One Player From Each Decade......

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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#21 » by pipfan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:27 am

Honestly, this seems pretty clear
Best player of 70's KAJ
Best player of 80's Magic (of course, could be Bird)
Best player of 90's-MJ
Best player of 00's TD
Best player of 10's-LBJ

And they all fit seamlessly
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#22 » by WalkOnAir » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:27 am

60's - (Coach) Auerbach

70's - (C) Kareem
80's - (PG) Magic
90's - (SG) Jordan
00's - (PF) Duncan
10's - (SF) Lebron
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Post#23 » by AussieBuck » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 am

C: Kareem (can't justify anyone else in the 70s)

PF: KG (Kareem blocks out Shaq and Duncan from taking C for the 00s, Duncan is better than KG IMO but only when playing his best position which is C and again Kareem has that covered. Kobe and I guess Wade are blocked by MJ)

SF: LeBron (best 6 years for LeBron is 2010s, Curry is the other choice for 10s if you get creative or really lean on 09 as Lebrons peak and sneak him in as 00s)

SG: Jordan (owned the 90s, no need to overthink this one)

PG: Magic (him or Bird for the 80s and we're left with PG to fill so Magic slides in here.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#24 » by Paddy Brosso » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:32 am

1st picks:
C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1970s)
PF: Tim Duncan (2000s)
SF: LeBron James (2010s).
SG: Michael Jordan (1990s)
PG: Magic Johnson (1980s)

2nd picks:
C: Hakeem Olajuwon (1990s)
PF: Elvin Hayes (1970s)
SF: Larry Bird (1980s)
SG: Kobe Bryant (2000s)
PG: Stephen Curry (2010s)

3rd picks:
C: Shaquille O'Neal (1990s)
PF: Kevin Garnett (2000s)
SF: Julius Erving (1980s)
SG: George Gervin (1970s)
PG: Chris Paul (2010s)
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#25 » by Hroz » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:40 am

70s Kareem
00s Duncan
10s James
90s Jordan
80s Magic

Best players from each decade. 00s only debatable one.
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Post#26 » by JN61 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:57 am

Magic - 80
Jordan - 90
Durant - 10
Duncan -00
Kareem - 70

This I believe is the best fit out of any team you can build. There is no ball stoppers and extremely good passing without needing ball in their hand for 20s of shot clock.

Another one would be:
Curry -10
Jordan -90
Bird -80
Duncan -00
KAJ -70
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#27 » by Hroz » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:06 am

Paddy Brosso wrote:1st picks:
C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1970s)
PF: Tim Duncan (2000s)
SF: LeBron James (2010s).
SG: Michael Jordan (1990s)
PG: Magic Johnson (1980s)

2nd picks:
C: Hakeem Olajuwon (1990s)
PF: Elvin Hayes (1970s)
SF: Larry Bird (1980s)
SG: Kobe Bryant (2000s)
PG: Stephen Curry (2010s)

3rd picks:
C: Shaquille O'Neal (2000s)
PF: Karl Malone (1990s)
SF: Julius Erving (1970s)
SG: Kevin Durant (2010s)
PG: Isiah Thomas (1980s)


Hmmmm team 1 & 2 on point.
Made some changes to team 3. Sneaking Durant at SG is cheating I know.

1970s Kareem Dr J Hayes
1980s Magic Bird Moses
1990s Jordan Olajuwon Malone
2000s Shaq Duncan Kobe
2010s LeBron Curry Durant

Probably the 3 best players in each decade. Imo.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#28 » by kazyv » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:27 pm

seems pretty obvious

C: KAJ (1970s)
PF: Larry Bird(1980s)
SF: Lebron James(2000s)
SG: Michael Jordan(1990s)
PG: Steph Curry(2010s)
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Post#29 » by Hellcrooner » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:48 pm

80s MAGIC
70S G GERVIN
10s LEBRON
00S DUNCAN
90S SHAQ
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Post#30 » by 2Mas » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:07 pm

00's bron & 10's Bron are very different players.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#31 » by giberish » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:58 pm

I'd say:
Kareem
Dirk
LeBron
MJ
Magic

I'm going with Dirk over Duncan or KG becuase as a PF on a team with massive size and skill but poor (by modern standards) shooting he's more valuable

or slight alteration -
Kareem
Bird
LeBron
MJ
Nash (or Curry but then you've downgraded LeBron to the 00's version)

There's some forward positioning debate but Bird defended PF's a lot even when playing with McHale. And he'd be a full-time PF now.
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Post#32 » by MrSparkle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 pm

Magic (80s)
Jordan (90s)
Lebron (00s)
Durant (10s)
Russell (60s) Kareem if need be 70s
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Post#33 » by lakerz12 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:46 pm

pipfan wrote:Honestly, this seems pretty clear
Best player of 70's KAJ
Best player of 80's Magic (of course, could be Bird)
Best player of 90's-MJ
Best player of 00's TD
Best player of 10's-LBJ

And they all fit seamlessly


That lineup has very little 3 point shooting. So if you're building for today's style, you might change things up.

Maybe:

Steph (2010's)
MJ (90's)
LeBron (00's)
Bird (80's)
KAJ (70's)
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Post#34 » by Capn'O » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:15 am

PistolPeteJR wrote:KAJ, Duncan, James, Jordan, Magic.


Hard to turn down the GOAT at each position option.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#35 » by PistolPeteJR » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:21 am

Capn'O wrote:
PistolPeteJR wrote:KAJ, Duncan, James, Jordan, Magic.


Hard to turn down the GOAT at each position option.


Basically lol. I don’t know how a ton didn’t go with this haha. Barkley? Really? He was great no disrespect but...
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Post#36 » by dautjazz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:48 am

Kareem (1970s)
Bird (1980s)
Durant (2010s)
MJ (1990s)
Lebron (2000s)

I was thinking about using Duncan and Magic instead of Bird and Durant, but I wanted more perimeter shooting.
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by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Post#37 » by dautjazz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:50 am

PistolPeteJR wrote:
Capn'O wrote:
PistolPeteJR wrote:KAJ, Duncan, James, Jordan, Magic.


Hard to turn down the GOAT at each position option.


Basically lol. I don’t know how a ton didn’t go with this haha. Barkley? Really? He was great no disrespect but...


I thought about it, and obviously if you made a team B (where you cant use these players), you probably can't beat this team, but I feel like a lot of people will try to have a few good 3pt shooters.
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by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#38 » by dautjazz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 am

Hroz wrote:70s Kareem
00s Duncan
10s James
90s Jordan
80s Magic

Best players from each decade. 00s only debatable one.


I'd take peak Shaq over peak Duncan as the best player of the 00's, but obviously he couldn't play alongside Kareem, and Duncan has played PF, so he's clearly the better pick.
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by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#39 » by And1+2 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:58 am

70s - Maravich - SG
80s - Bird - SF
90s - Hakeem - C
00s - Duncan - PF
10s - Curry - PG

I like Jordan, but I'm trying to think outside the box a little, and I want Hakeem anchoring my center position. I also like LeBron, but I want Steph as my PG.

Curry and Maravich is an insane modern day backcourt that would make it rain. Add Bird to that group, and the 3-point barrage would be impossible to stop.

The interior defense of Hakeem and Duncan would also be legendary.
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Re: One Player From Each Decade...... 

Post#40 » by TheSheriff » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:06 am

Johnny Bball wrote:Everyone's answer should be the same except one....

KAJ, Jordan, ________, James, Curry. And take Barkley, Rodman or Duncan at pf.


Why would take an inferior 1990s PF when you could have 1980s Larry Bird (a PF) and 1990s Jordan?

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