Most exciting players of all time

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Most exciting players of all time 

Post#1 » by penbeast0 » Fri Aug 9, 2019 4:36 pm

Who care is we win a ring, I want to build a team of the most exciting players off all time. This is not the team for the Big Fundamental, this team will be coached by Rick Pitino and Doug Moe (other coaching suggestions welcome).

Starters must play the position that they played most of their career in real life. Top 3 reserves (G/F/C) must have played most of their career as reserves.
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Post#2 » by DatAsh » Fri Aug 9, 2019 5:30 pm

Allen Iverson or Muggsy Bogues for PG?
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Post#3 » by RonySeikalyFTW » Fri Aug 9, 2019 6:18 pm

F - Shawn Kemp
F - LeBron James
C - Hakeem Olajuwon
G - Russell Westbrook
G - Michael Jordan

F - Charles Barkley
C - Alonzo Mourning
G - Clyde Drexler

Reserves need to be career reserves, can't be all superstars
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Post#4 » by penbeast0 » Fri Aug 9, 2019 6:20 pm

Just to throw it out there, I will go with:

Nate Archibald (or Magic) Muggsy (and Manute at C) might be even better choice, good call
Pete Maravich or (Allen Iverson)
Vince Carter (or Julius Erving)
Charles Barkley (or Connie Hawkins)
Shaq (or Darryl Dawkins for the after game commentary if nothing else)

Reserves:
Manu (of course)
Dell Curry
Chris "the energizer bunny" Gatling
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Post#5 » by Colbinii » Fri Aug 9, 2019 6:25 pm

Magic Johnson
Earl Monroe
Larry Bird
Connie Hawkins
Nikola Jokic
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Post#6 » by Franco » Fri Aug 9, 2019 6:47 pm

I’d have to think more about the rest of the team, but having Klay and Kyrie is a must have for me. Seeing Klay just put on a show when he gets hot is a thing of beauty :lol:
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Re: Most exiting players of all time 

Post#7 » by Texas Chuck » Fri Aug 9, 2019 7:48 pm

How has Nique been left off so far?

Barea
Maravich
Nique
Kemp
Admiral

bench:

Magic
Bird
Hibachi
Deke
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Post#8 » by Samurai » Fri Aug 9, 2019 8:06 pm

Limiting it to just players I've seen:

G - Maravich
G - Monroe
F - Erving
F - Hawkins

I can't think of a center that struck me as "exciting" as much as these four did.
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Post#9 » by Tim Kempton » Fri Aug 9, 2019 9:36 pm

Jim Jackson, Joe Smith, Chucky Brown, and Tony Massenburg are the most exiting players of all-time. Each of them played for 12 teams.
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Post#10 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Fri Aug 9, 2019 10:10 pm

Manu Ginobli, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Kawhi Leonard, Shaq.
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Post#11 » by Morb » Fri Aug 9, 2019 10:51 pm

I take Vince 2001 for this. And Pistol '77 on bench.
PG Lebron '09, SG Vince '01, SF T-Mac '03, PF Wilt '62, C Shaq '03.
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Post#12 » by kendogg » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:30 am

I value flashy passers over high flyers generally speaking in ranking excitment.

G: Magic - Showtime.
G: Pistol Pete - The Original Showtime.
F: Dr J - The Original His Airness (unless you wanna claim that is Connie)
F: Bird - Ultimate showman and trash talker; best touch passer in history
C: Wilt - Harlem Globetrotters catch a quarter off the top of the backboard. Most athletic center in history and was a good showman as well.

Bench:
G: Jordan - His Airness.
F: Connie Hawkins - playground legend and flashy high flyer who also played in the ABA/NBA
C: Bill Walton - Maybe best passing center. In contention at least and he's known as a fun-loving guy

Honorable mentions: Iverson, Dominique, Kemp, Vince Carter, Shaq, LeBron, Drexler, Kobe, Nash, Cousy, Isiah, Pearl, Barkley, Westbrook, Jovic
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Post#13 » by bledredwine » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Oh man. I love this thread.

Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
Shaquille O’Neal
Larry Bird
Dennis Rodman


If I allowed my bias, Derrick Rose would be on that list too. Entertainment value=1,000,000,000. You can also trade Bird for Lebron or Rodman for Nique Or Barkley, but those are my choices.

If I have to be non-biased, I’d replace Rose with Iverson, but I do believe that at his peak Rose was the most exciting PG to watch with his unique finishing speed and dribbling combo.... regardless of how good you believe he was. Still, I can’t put Rose over Magic who was a dynamo. He’d run that team damned well.

If I had to exclude the 80s and 90s,

Iverson
McGrady
Wallace (if eliminating Shaq)
Lebron
Sheed
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Post#14 » by penbeast0 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:38 pm

Need some true reserves other than JJ Barea
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Post#15 » by Dr Spaceman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:How has Nique been left off so far?

Barea
Maravich
Nique
Kemp
Admiral

bench:

Magic
Bird
Hibachi
Deke


You thought you could just sneak that in with no one noticing?
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Post#16 » by Dr Spaceman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:02 pm

No one’s mentioned Derrick Rose yet? He’s my #1 choice at Guard.
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Post#17 » by udfa » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:10 pm

Kobe, Curry
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Post#18 » by wojoaderge » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:27 pm

penbeast0 wrote:Need some true reserves other than JJ Barea

Edgar Jones
Rex Chapman
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Post#19 » by Tim Kempton » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:38 pm

penbeast0 wrote:Need some true reserves other than JJ Barea


Toni Kukoc, Vinnie Johnson, Leandro Barbosa, Ben Gordon, Jamal Crawford, and Lou Williams can all be added to this list.
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Post#20 » by penbeast0 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm

wojoaderge wrote:
penbeast0 wrote:Need some true reserves other than JJ Barea

Edgar Jones
Rex Chapman


Watched Chapman for a few years in Washington (as a starter) and didn't see the hype though I know it was there. But why was Edgar Jones exciting?
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