Joel Embiid is an other-worldly player. Perhaps fully unleashed for the first time in his career, Embiid tallied In two words, that type of line should be downright terrifying. If Embiid can improve on a
Where do LeBron, Curry rank? The players out on that floor, in those jackets, made for a surreal collection of talent representing past and present.
Taking the average ranking of our seven panelists, we came to the conclusion that nine active players have done enough to earn a spot on the all-time top 50 list, while 19 players from the original list -- including Robert Parrish, Bill Walton, Tiny Archibald and James Worthy -- have fallen out.
And so, without further ado, let the debating begin as we present to you a revised ranking of our 50 greatest players in NBA history. Kawhi Leonard At 25, he is the youngest player on this list, and he has already drawn Michael Jordan comparisons.
This is absolutely nuts for a player who was drafted No. Leonard won Finals MVP in his third season, has two Defensive Player of the Year awards already and has grown into not only the premier wing defender in basketball, but one of the best all-around offensive players, too.
There are some other current names that were just short of Leonard on our list -- Tony Parker, Vince Carter, Russell Westbrook, but Kawhi got the nod for his all-around impact and hyper-efficient production.
Dwight Howard The winner of three straight Defensive Player of the Year awards from toHoward was perhaps the most dominant defensive center since Bill Russell. While his post game has deteriorated as he has lost a few steps athletically, there was a time when he could destroy defenses with a simple drop step and a dunk.
He battled all of the greatest scorers of his generation, and he always held his own. Far from just an explosive dunker, he could score from just about anywhere. From to — 10 full seasons!
Teammates marveled at his ability: Doc Rivers recently told ESPN they assumed he was working on his game in secret because of the way he improved all the time without doing much at practice. Reggie Miller Eight points, nine seconds. The Spike Lee feud. Miller shot better than 40 percent from 3-point range in 10 seasons, and still averaged Allen in his prime could score with the best of them and he was never considered a minus-defender until age robbed him of his athleticism.
In fact, want a reminder of a young Ray Allen? Check out the first play on this clip. Arguably the greatest shot in Finals history, it tied Game 6 in the waning seconds with Miami on the brink of elimination. Ray Allen was a killer who always made the teams he was on infinitely better.
Bob Pettit You can argue that Bob Pettit was the first true stretch four. He made 11 All-Star teams despite lacking the reward of the 3-point line for his limitless range. Nor was he merely a scorer -- despite playing mostly facing the basket, he grabbed Remarkably, despite the presence of Larry Bird and Robert Parish, McHale found a way to shine, earning seven All-Star appearances, scoring with remarkable efficiency leading the league in field goal percentage twiceand generally doing everything required of the power forward position without getting in the way.
He was a Karl Malone without the offensive centerpiece freedom. George Gervin So smooth, such grace and agility, so much more than that trademark finger roll. Nobody could keep Gervin from getting to his spot, not at the hoop or from that deadly mid-range.Several players had issues with D'Antoni's fast-paced, offensive style of coaching, including Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol who were both vocal about disagreeing with D'Antoni's methods.
Kobe Bryant is a player who needs no introduction, no explanation of what he’s done on the court, and no description of his impact on the NBA’s international community. He’s simply one of the best players of all time, with a drive that rivals none.
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Kobe has definitely remained busy post-retirement. He might be the key to getting Lonzo Ball and the Lakers back on track if LaVar runs current head coach Luke One of the best players in.
If you ranked all of his seasons from best to worst in terms of judging Kobe strictly as a basketball player, this probably finishes in the bottom five.
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