Who's the G.O.A.T. ?

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Who's the G.O.A.T. ?

Michael Jordan
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59%
LeBron James
154
29%
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
28
5%
Bill Russell
14
3%
Wilt Chamberlain
15
3%
Other
10
2%
 
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Post#41 » by The Moose » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:41 am

who cares, seriously.
Its an unanswerable pointless question
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Post#42 » by Brandon_Roy7 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:56 am

Does anyone say "I wanna be like Lebron." Nope. Never heard at the gym or anywhere tbh. I heard curry, kobe, and "like mike". Tells you alot tbh.
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Post#43 » by Magic Is Magic » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:05 am

Brandon_Roy7 wrote:Does anyone say "I wanna be like Lebron." Nope. Never heard at the gym or anywhere tbh. I heard curry, kobe, and "like mike". Tells you alot tbh.


That's because being "like Lebron" takes hard work and his skillset is nearly impossible to duplicate. Making 10 Finals is hard. A lot harder than winning 6 if you think about it. How many players have ever made 10 Finals? I can count 3: Kareem, LeBron, Russell. Again, it needs to be said, making 10 Finals is hard. That is why only 3 players have ever done it. As for "playing like LeBron" that too is incredibly hard to do. You would need to pair the scoring of MJ, the passing of the great Magic, and the Rebounding of Tim Duncan. That type of player doesn't normally exist. Therefore, since it is relatively impossible to become LeBron he is hard to "wanna be like him."
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Post#44 » by Hello Brooklyn » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:10 am

The only right answer is Paul Pierce

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Post#45 » by twyzted » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:19 am

Magic Is Magic wrote:
Brandon_Roy7 wrote:Does anyone say "I wanna be like Lebron." Nope. Never heard at the gym or anywhere tbh. I heard curry, kobe, and "like mike". Tells you alot tbh.


That's because being "like Lebron" takes hard work and his skillset is nearly impossible to duplicate. Making 10 Finals is hard. A lot harder than winning 6 if you think about it. How many players have ever made 10 Finals? I can count 3: Kareem, LeBron, Russell. Again, it needs to be said, making 10 Finals is hard. That is why only 3 players have ever done it. As for "playing like LeBron" that too is incredibly hard to do. You would need to pair the scoring of MJ, the passing of the great Magic, and the Rebounding of Tim Duncan. That type of player doesn't normally exist. Therefore, since it is relatively impossible to become LeBron he is hard to "wanna be like him."


:lol: :lol: do you really think that kids who wanted to be like mike were able to do what he was doing.
Lebron isnt even the best rebounding sf
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Post#46 » by Dupp » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:35 am

Bron, MJ, Kareem and Russell.


Wilt is the regular season goat.
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Post#47 » by Wile E. Coyote » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:52 am

Kareem always gets shafted in these polls.

All-Time leading scorer
Six MVPs
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19-time All-Star
A staggering 25.4 Win Share season.
A lot of other records...
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Post#48 » by SNPA » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:58 am

Lol. Please. Wisdom comes with age.

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Post#49 » by Magic Is Magic » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:07 am

Wile E. Coyote wrote:Kareem always gets shafted in these polls.

All-Time leading scorer
Six MVPs
Six Rings
19-time All-Star
A staggering 25.4 Win Share season.
A lot of other records...


Being ranked my most as being the third greatest player of all time in a sports league that has been around for over 70 years is "getting shafted?"
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Post#50 » by Wile E. Coyote » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:10 am

Magic Is Magic wrote:
Wile E. Coyote wrote:Kareem always gets shafted in these polls.

All-Time leading scorer
Six MVPs
Six Rings
19-time All-Star
A staggering 25.4 Win Share season.
A lot of other records...


Being ranked my most as being the third greatest player of all time in a sports league that has been around for over 70 years is "getting shafted?"


It’s not the placement, it’s the amount of votes.
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Post#51 » by PKABOOICU » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:18 am

MJ is the GOAT.

Lebron with another ring + Fmvp puts him in the conversation. All that + another regular season MVP probably dethrones MJ.

What Lebron is really lacking is a DPOY award, but I think he more than makes up for that in longevity.

Its probably a 60/40 split in MJs favor right now, but boy this is as close as anybody has ever come in taking the #1 spot. Its very reachable for Lebron if he keeps playing and winning at this high level.
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Post#52 » by Magic Is Magic » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:05 am

Wile E. Coyote wrote:
Magic Is Magic wrote:
Wile E. Coyote wrote:Kareem always gets shafted in these polls.

All-Time leading scorer
Six MVPs
Six Rings
19-time All-Star
A staggering 25.4 Win Share season.
A lot of other records...


Being ranked my most as being the third greatest player of all time in a sports league that has been around for over 70 years is "getting shafted?"


It’s not the placement, it’s the amount of votes.


He has third most all time best votes. I still seem to be missing your point. He is top 3 by most and top 5 by nearly every one that knows what they're talking about. I don't know if I'd call that shafted, if anything it shows that there is a clear gap between #2 and #3 greatest if anything.
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Post#53 » by Woodsanity » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:13 am

I am.
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Post#54 » by Capn'O » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:23 am

Game of Zones definitively proved it was Paul Pierce.
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Post#55 » by Pg81 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:49 am

Bill Russell is my GOAT. Wilt and Kareem share 2nd. MJ and LeBron follow.
If you're asking me who the Mavs best player is, I'd say Luka. A guy like Delon Wright probably rivals his impact though at this stage in his career. KP may as well if he gets his **** together.
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Post#56 » by ThumbsUpBaby » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:55 am

Can mods make it a rule that we can't make these threads? It's already enough that we have this debate in other threads that's irrelevant to the GOAT discussion.
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Post#57 » by camby23 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 am

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Post#58 » by MixedUp » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:40 am

I always wonder why Kareem gets underrated in this conversation and that Tim Duncan gets overlooked at all. Really underrated carreer.
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Post#59 » by Andri » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:43 am

camby23 wrote:Image


These kind of posts are so... well, not educated
He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.
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Post#60 » by JN61 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:55 am

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*260 playoff games.

lebron has now been the clear-cut best player in the finals 8 times and is still the best in the world in his 17th/18th season, east... west... don't matter, lebron is a one man dynasty.

How many more years, yet still chasing the ghost.

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