in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR

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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#21 » by PistolPeteJR » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:18 pm

drchaos wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:The only superstars I see currently when healthy
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Harden
Jokic.
Curry!


Setting the bar a little too high.

I would say there are at least a dozen guys that should qualify as superstars.


I'd argue your bar is too low.
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Post#22 » by PistolPeteJR » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:27 pm

Ballerhogger wrote:
eyeatoma wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:The only superstars I see currently when healthy
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Harden
Jokic.
Curry!
Ummm Embiid

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Never healthy enough see what he can do in the playoffs .


Lmao you said "when healthy".
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#23 » by Marrrcuss » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:30 pm

The number of "omg!!!" moments is what does it for me.

The number of times i stand up and cuss while watching the game because they did something nasty or something few can do.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#24 » by Lalouie » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:40 pm

a player who with the addition of him alone adds at least 10 > 15 wins to a bad 25win team
a player who rights the team mentally
a smart player
a player who ACTS like a leader
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#25 » by Jadoogar » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:46 pm

drchaos wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:The only superstars I see currently when healthy
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Harden
Jokic.
Curry!


Setting the bar a little too high.

I would say there are at least a dozen guys that should qualify as superstars.


I think this is a solid list, the only guys i would add are Giannis (2x MVP and still so young) and Kawhi (shown he can carry a team)

Guys like Luka, Zion and Embiid (health) are on the cusp
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#26 » by VDT » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:50 pm

Playing year after year at an Mvp level (not necessarily be the Mvp but be in the ballpark in terms of impact).Players like Butler or Irving are not superstars neither is someone like Davis.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#27 » by Swish1906 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:52 pm

Someone who makes it easier for his limited teammates, creates easy shots for them with his passing or general gravity on the court.

A perfect example is Dirk and JJ Barea, specially when you saw Barea in Minny. Luka creating tons of open looks and five Mavs player shooting a career high 3P% last season is another one
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Post#28 » by drchaos » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:53 pm

VDT wrote:Playing year after year at an Mvp level (not necessarily be the Mvp but be in the ballpark in terms of impact).Players like Butler or Irving are not superstars neither is someone like Davis.


Kyrie Irving starred in a major motion picture.

His stardom goes beyond the court.
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Post#29 » by matt6715 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:58 pm

Ballerhogger wrote:The only superstars I see currently when healthy
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Harden
Jokic.
Curry!


If Jokic is there, Luka should be as well IMO. Lillard has a great case. Kawhi should be there.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#30 » by Goner » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Superstars are All-Stars amongst All-Stars. When an All-Star appears to be a tier above other All-Stars and frequently and easily gets what they want, then they meet my criteria.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#31 » by Beethoven » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:02 pm

I dunno, there has been lot of discussion and debate on this defining of terms, so I get it isnt clearly empirically something you can back up w stats or stuff bc everyone can always twist the stats to work in their argument's favor.

I would just say, it is like that saying, "Cant define nsfw, but I surely know it when I see it"
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#32 » by drchaos » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:16 pm

matt6715 wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:The only superstars I see currently when healthy
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Harden
Jokic.
Curry!


If Jokic is there, Luka should be as well IMO. Lillard has a great case. Kawhi should be there.


My only knock on Luka's stardom is that he hasn't been in the league all that long or had any serious time in the playoffs.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#33 » by The_Hater » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:01 pm

Homer38 wrote:A player that you can win a title with him as the clear cut best player of your team.


100%. Exactly what I was about to write.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#34 » by BostonCouchGM » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:29 pm

the face of a franchise. A guy so good that when you look in the stands, they're filled with people wearing his jersey. A guy so good that he alone gives your team a chance to win every night.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#35 » by Beethoven » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:33 pm

BostonCouchGM wrote:the face of a franchise. A guy so good that when you look in the stands, they're filled with people wearing his jersey. A guy so good that he alone gives your team a chance to win every night.

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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#36 » by Bornstellar » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:35 pm

The upper echelon of the top players in the league. So basically the top 3-5 players, depending on the year
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#37 » by FinnTheHuman » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:42 pm

You just gotta follow these steps:
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#38 » by bamheat » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:56 pm

A player whose team would suffer tremendously without him/her.

Also said player is needed for the team to make a deep playoff run.
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#39 » by OriginalRed » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:25 pm

Ballerhogger wrote:The only superstars I see currently when healthy
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Harden
Jokic.
Curry!

Where the hell is Kawhi?
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Re: in your opinion what makes a basketball player a SUPERSTAR 

Post#40 » by ILOVEIT » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:59 pm

Vince Carter .... Tracy McGrady were super stars but didn't win much...hmmm

I would say top 2% in NBA skill plust top 2% in desire to win.
Looking forward to 2073....bye bye pouting moody Durant...hello again the 73 win style of hoops!

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