Best 1 Year Peak: Dirk/Giannis/Malone/Barkley

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Best 1 Year Peak Dirk/Giannis/Malone/Barkley

Dirk
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37%
Karl Malone
5
5%
Barkley
26
24%
Giannis
37
34%
 
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Best 1 Year Peak: Dirk/Giannis/Malone/Barkley 

Post#1 » by mdonnelly1989 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:40 am

Best Peak:Dirk/Giannis/Malone/Barkley
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Post#2 » by djsunyc » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:48 am

dirk's playoff run to the chip goes down as one of the greatest post season runs of all time. giannis has the stats but didn't face the same type of teams.
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Post#3 » by K3nny Pow3rs » Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:50 am

I'm currently playing with Dirk on my NBA2k11 team, he's one of the most difficult players to stop ever.
C: Greg Oden
PF: Dirk
SF: Mike Miller
SG: Michael Jordan
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But Charles Barkley is not in NBA2k11, and neither is Giannis.
I've played as Karl Malone in the past, but I'd have to play as him again to judge between him and Dirk.
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Post#4 » by Swish1906 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:57 am

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Dirk destroyed them all. 3x All NBA 1st, 3x 2nd team, 1x 3rd team.
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Post#5 » by Dimosthenis » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:36 am

That's not fair. We haven't seen Giannis peak yet. So, the obvious answer at the moment is Dirk.
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Post#6 » by Dutchball97 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:18 am

Barkley and Malone were relatively consistent throughout their primes but did not have outlier peaks. Dirk has either the 06 season if you prefer more complete campaigns or the 11 season for probably the most legendary post-season run ever. I think you can argue that Giannis already peaked higher than both of Barkley and Malone but I don't think he has a better season than Dirk at his best yet.
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Post#7 » by mdonnelly1989 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:05 am

Dimosthenis wrote:That's not fair. We haven't seen Giannis peak yet. So, the obvious answer at the moment is Dirk.


I think it is fair considering he's only 26 and already in the discussion with the top 5 PF peaks of all time or at least 5 of them.

He's already in very good company if you ask me...
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Post#8 » by Time for Change » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:27 am

Dimosthenis wrote:That's not fair. We haven't seen Giannis peak yet. So, the obvious answer at the moment is Dirk.

Yeah he has, most players peak at 24-25, which is when he won his MVPs. He’s still got a long amazing prime ahead of him, but we’re in the post-peak Giannis era now.
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Post#9 » by theFireBlanket » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:37 am

Time for Change wrote:
Dimosthenis wrote:That's not fair. We haven't seen Giannis peak yet. So, the obvious answer at the moment is Dirk.

Yeah he has, most players peak at 24-25, which is when he won his MVPs. He’s still got a long amazing prime ahead of him, but we’re in the post-peak Giannis era now.


Jordan arguably had better seasons at ages 27 & 32 than he did at 24-25.

Giannis regular seasons have slightly declined steadily since the first MVP, with other variables influencing the shift in numbers. This last season he just started the year looking unlike himself before getting into a groove.

Giannis had an ATG Finals performance through most of the games. He did that playing through injury & you think he already peaked? That was the best series he ever had, at age 26.
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Post#10 » by Packbuckman » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:58 am

Time for Change wrote:
Dimosthenis wrote:That's not fair. We haven't seen Giannis peak yet. So, the obvious answer at the moment is Dirk.

Yeah he has, most players peak at 24-25, which is when he won his MVPs. He’s still got a long amazing prime ahead of him, but we’re in the post-peak Giannis era now.


Giannis ain’t like most players he didn’t start playing till 12 his best years will be ahead I expect his best season coming next year at 27.
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Post#11 » by Ritzo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:04 am

Did Dirk peaked in 2011?
He had a GOAT playoff run, but it wasn't his peak year imo.
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Post#12 » by Catchall » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:16 am

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Post#13 » by Mauro Pedrosa » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:02 pm

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Post#14 » by RoyceDa59 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:53 pm

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Post#15 » by illuminati666 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:02 pm

I wanna say Dirk 2011. But Giannis this past yr was unbelievable. Toss up between the two for me.

And ppl saying 2011 wasn't peak Dirk? Maybe not in the RS, but that was one of the greatest individual playoff runs of all time. Just for that, that's his peak year for me.
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Post#16 » by GSWFan1994 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:05 pm

Giannis, due to the HUGE defense difference related to the other 3 players.
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Post#17 » by Harry Garris » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:46 pm

Ritzo wrote:Did Dirk peaked in 2011?
He had a GOAT playoff run, but it wasn't his peak year imo.


Dirk's peak regular season was 2006-2007 when he won MVP. But he lost in the first round. Usually when discussing a superstar's peak the most important part of it is how they did in the playoffs.
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Post#18 » by mademan » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:16 pm

Giannis. He just hasnt had a chance to build his legend, but he's had the best peak season already
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Post#19 » by dorulo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:21 pm

for the quality of beaten players, and teams, it's Dirk
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Post#20 » by art_tatum » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:29 pm

Dirks shooting numbers were insane in 2011, midrange was all time in nba history. He also defeated some all time players and teams in the playoffs as the only allstar, taking the clutch shots.

Giannis while great, especially statistically (probably better looking numbers), is still a step behind dirks 2011 run. Two allstars, teams faced werent as great or healthy, and didnt always take the crunch time shots/got plays run through him

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