HeartBreakKid wrote:No one is going to think that Kenyon Martin and Carlos Boozer was better than 2009. Even if you're going based off your typical "what people thought of the time argument" - no one thought that...and you're sure as heck aren't going to break their games down, because you haven't done that at all in any thread.
I threw out a list to show you that he was not TOP 10... while you were insisting that he was.
Pau Gasol was widely considered to be a top 10-15 player during that time. You said he's the 24th best player, and there are only 24 all-star spots. So you're saying Pau Gasol is a borderline all-star? I mean Andre Iguodala...? What?
Until I made that list, you said our memories were not good for thinking Pau was not Top 10. Now you've changed it to Top 10-15. In truth, he was probably Top 20 or thereabouts.
You don't think Iggy was a good player back then? What?
You listed Paul Pierce and Ray Allen as better players but not Kevin Garnett, which almost infers that they are better players. Given your terrible criteria I would not be surprised that you thought that. But even if you had just forgotten Kevin Garnett, you're telling me the Celtics had three players better than Pau Gasol and still lost? Okay, that makes a lot of sense.
I didn't list Kevin Garnett simply because the person I was responding to already said that Dwight, Timmy, KG and Dirk were better than Pau... they were the 4 Bigs referred to. So I listed 20 players on top of those 4... 20 + 4 = 24... and said Gasol could have been #24-25. I didn't say #25, since I wasn't sure about Boozer even when writing my post.