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#81 bnickle

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:49 AM

So much Hakeem disrespect. I think he may be the best C ever. Arguably, Top 5 player of all time.

That he was $1 is ridiculous.

BTW... I'm not taking any of the old school players. I think the modern players are likely much more athletic and better players.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:32 AM

Hakeem is right where he belongs among centers. He shouldn't be ranked above any of those other guys. Plus, as I've said, he's not the best offensive fit for a team of all-time greats. I will say that he's the best $1 player here, though.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:47 AM

No way. He's above everyone except maybe Kareem.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:04 AM

Paul, Jordan, Bird, Malone, Hakeem


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:08 AM

No way. He's above everyone except maybe Kareem.


you're crazy man. I love you, but you're crazy.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:13 AM

I believe the modern player is better. I believe he would fair extremely well against Russell and Wilt.

Shaq was a beast, but he had more overall flaws.

Hakeem was such a complete player. He might be one of the mist underrated athletes ever. Any sport. I mean he's a HOFer and all but people seemingly never even consider him as a Top 7-8 player of all time. Which I think he is.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

I believe the modern player is better. I believe he would fair extremely well against Russell and Wilt.

Shaq was a beast, but he had more overall flaws.

Hakeem was such a complete player. He might be one of the mist underrated athletes ever. Any sport. I mean he's a HOFer and all but people seemingly never even consider him as a Top 7-8 player of all time. Which I think he is.

Been saying this for years.

 

underappreciated might be a better term, but I'm with you. I don't understand why he's NEVER talked about when the greatest of all time are discussed.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

Stockton, Jordan, Pippen, Dirk, Hakeem


Bench:  Shaq, Garnett, Frazier

 

 

Total:  $15


¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:06 PM

No way. He's above everyone except maybe Kareem.


Nope. Maybe if you use the argument that more modern players are more skilled and athletic you can say you'd rather have him opposed to the old timers, but Kareem, Wilt, and Russell(all great athletes) should be ranked above him on an all-time list. Shaq and Hakeem are closer, but I'd go with Shaq since he was more dominant, and would certainly go with him here since his peak was absurd and he actually fits better with a team like this.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:08 PM

I believe the modern player is better. I believe he would fair extremely well against Russell and Wilt.


Shaq was a beast, but he had more overall flaws.


Hakeem was such a complete player. He might be one of the mist underrated athletes ever. Any sport. I mean he's a HOFer and all but people seemingly never even consider him as a Top 7-8 player of all time. Which I think he is.

Been saying this for years.
 
underappreciated might be a better term, but I'm with you. I don't understand why he's NEVER talked about when the greatest of all time are discussed.

Because it's really hard to make a good case for him as a top 3 center ever.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

I just looked up Shaqs numbers and he's closer than I thought.

But, nope.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:37 PM

I believe when we did our rankings I had Hakeem 6th or 7th for all players since 1980 which is nothing to sneeze at.

 

That said, there isn't a sound argument to made to rank him ahead of Shaq or Wilt or Kareem.  Russell, maybe.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

By the way, they have a baseball one up now. I'm going to make a thread in the MLB section.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

I just looked up Shaqs numbers and he's closer than I thought.


But, nope.


Lakers Shaq was the most dominant offensive player I've seen.
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