Is there any updates on the GOAT peak project?

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Is there any updates on the GOAT peak project? 

Post#1 » by ZhBest21 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:34 pm

I have found in the old post the top 40 greatest individual performance ranked in 2019.

viewtopic.php?f=64&t=1909659&p=79798683#p79798683

And plan to make videos for the following GOAT-tier players.

1) Michael Jordan 1990-91
2) LeBron James 2012-13
3) Wilt Chamberlain 1966-67
4) Shaquille O'Neal 1999-00
5) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1976-77
6) Tim Duncan 2002-03
7) Larry Bird 1985-86
8) Bill Russell 1963-64
9) Hakeem Olajuwon 1993-94
10) Magic Johnson 1986-87
11) Kevin Garnett 2003-04
12) Julius Erving 1975-76
13) Bill Walton 1976-77
14) Oscar Robertson 1963-64
15) Stephen Curry 2015-16

Can anyone help me justify the list or what?

Here is the video example for Magic Johnson,


Thanks a lot guys!
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Re: Is there any updates on the GOAT peak project? 

Post#2 » by penbeast0 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:57 pm

If you are cutting it at 15, that's pretty solid as a list. The modern players who aren't on it that in theory could be are Harden and Giannis, who haven't had the great postseasons to go with their great years, Kawhi who hasn't played the minutes to have the great regular season to go with his top postseasons, and maybe Jokic this year if he turns it around and leads his team to the finals and/or a ring. So, yeah, I'd go with that list. I'd have the top year of Mikan over the Oscar year but that's probably a minority opinion.
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Re: Is there any updates on the GOAT peak project? 

Post#3 » by ZhBest21 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:05 pm

penbeast0 wrote:If you are cutting it at 15, that's pretty solid as a list. The modern players who aren't on it that in theory could be are Harden and Giannis, who haven't had the great postseasons to go with their great years, Kawhi who hasn't played the minutes to have the great regular season to go with his top postseasons, and maybe Jokic this year if he turns it around and leads his team to the finals and/or a ring. So, yeah, I'd go with that list. I'd have the top year of Mikan over the Oscar year but that's probably a minority opinion.

Thanks bro, much appreciated for your comment!
Though I do not have any knowledge on George Mikan's games :(
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Re: Is there any updates on the GOAT peak project? 

Post#4 » by penbeast0 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:39 pm

It would be the hardest to do because there is so little footage and coverage from that era but he was acknowledged as the clear greatest player of the era from 1945-1955, set the standard for big man post play that led to the Wilt/Jabbar/Hakeem types, and was still recognized as the GOAT by contemporaries until finally eclipsed by Russell and Wilt even over someone like Bob Pettit who was the league's 5th best player even into the era of Russell, Wilt, Oscar, and Jerry West, sort of 5A/5B with Elgin Baylor.
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