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Lakersfan2483
08-11-2008, 05:59 PM
1. Tim Duncan-The greatest power forward in league history. 4 NBA titles, 2 MVPS, 3 finals MVPS, 10 all-star appearances, 21.6ppg, 11.8rpg for his career.

2. Karl Malone-2nd all time in scoring (36,928 pts), 2 MVPS, 25ppg, 10rpg for his career, 3 NBA finals appearances, 14 all-star appearances, ranks no. 7 all-time in rebounding, voted as a member of the top 50 all-time.

3. Charles Barkley-11 time all-star, MVP, 22.1ppg, 11.7rpg for his career, Ranks in the top 20 all-time in rebounding, Ranks in the top 25 all-time in scoring, NBA finals appearance and MVP in the same year, Voted as a member of the top 50 all-time.

4. Kevin Garnett-11-time all-star, MVP, Defensive Player of the year, Led Boston to the NBA championship, All-NBA first team, Career avg. 20ppg, 11rpg, Ranks in the top 25 all-time in rebounding, No. 31 all-time in scoring

5. Kevin Mchale- Voted in the top 50 all-time, 7 time all-star, 2 time sixth-man of the year, 3 NBA titles as a member of arguably the greatest frontcourt ever.

6. Bob Pettit-2 time NBA MVP, Rookie of the year winner, All-NBA 1st teams (10), Career avg. 0f 26.4 ppg, Member of the 1958 NBA Champion Hawks team that beat Russell and the Celtics, Voted in the top 50 all-time great players.

7. Elvin Hayes-12 time all-star, Ranks no. 6 all-time in rebounding (16,279), No. 8 all-time in scoring (27,313), Voted in the top 50 of all-time great players.

8. Jerry Lucas-7 time all-star, No. 14 all-time in rebounding (12,942 rebounds), Career avg. of 15. 6rpg which puts him no. 4 all-time in avg. per game, Career avg. of 17ppg, and 15.6 rpg, Rookie of the year

9. Connie Hawkins-MVP, Playoffs MVP (ABA, 1968), Top 50 all-time great. 5 time all-star.

10. Dirk Nowitzki-MVP, 7 time all-star, NBA Finals Appearance, All NBA (3), Career avg of 22.4 ppg, 8.6 rpg, No. 30 all-time in total rebounds, No. 27 all-time in career scoring avg. of 22.4 ppg.

Honorable Mention: Chris Webber (injuries set his career back), 20.7ppg, 10rpg and 4apg, Dennis Rodman, 2 time defensive player of the year, Ranks no. 20 all time in rebounds, Career avg. of 13 rpg. Buck Willams, Shawn Kemp, Bob Mcadoo

bogdanrom
08-11-2008, 06:42 PM
I agree with the list except I'll put Bob McAdoo over Dirk. Named to NBA's 50 Greatest Players. Rookie of Year, MVP,2 NBA Titles led the league in scoring three times. 5 time All Star. In his 20 year career he averaged 22 ppg 9.4 rpg 2.3 apg and 1.5 bpg. The only reason I'll put him in front is becaus he was the precursor of guys like Dirk and Webber. He was the first to do it. Dirk can pass him though.

Westbrook36
08-11-2008, 06:44 PM
Kevin Garnett Might be number Three when it's all said and done

Hawkeye15
08-11-2008, 07:34 PM
1. Tim Duncan-The greatest power forward in league history. 4 NBA titles, 2 MVPS, 3 finals MVPS, 10 all-star appearances, 21.6ppg, 11.8rpg for his career.

2. Karl Malone-2nd all time in scoring (36,928 pts), 2 MVPS, 25ppg, 10rpg for his career, 3 NBA finals appearances, 14 all-star appearances, ranks no. 7 all-time in rebounding, voted as a member of the top 50 all-time.

3. Charles Barkley-11 time all-star, MVP, 22.1ppg, 11.7rpg for his career, Ranks in the top 20 all-time in rebounding, Ranks in the top 25 all-time in scoring, NBA finals appearance and MVP in the same year, Voted as a member of the top 50 all-time.

4. Kevin Garnett-11-time all-star, MVP, Defensive Player of the year, Led Boston to the NBA championship, All-NBA first team, Career avg. 20ppg, 11rpg, Ranks in the top 25 all-time in rebounding, No. 31 all-time in scoring

5. Kevin Mchale- Voted in the top 50 all-time, 7 time all-star, 2 time sixth-man of the year, 3 NBA titles as a member of arguably the greatest frontcourt ever.

6. Bob Pettit-2 time NBA MVP, Rookie of the year winner, All-NBA 1st teams (10), Career avg. 0f 26.4 ppg, Member of the 1958 NBA Champion Hawks team that beat Russell and the Celtics, Voted in the top 50 all-time great players.

7. Elvin Hayes-12 time all-star, Ranks no. 6 all-time in rebounding (16,279), No. 8 all-time in scoring (27,313), Voted in the top 50 of all-time great players.

8. Jerry Lucas-7 time all-star, No. 14 all-time in rebounding (12,942 rebounds), Career avg. of 15. 6rpg which puts him no. 4 all-time in avg. per game, Career avg. of 17ppg, and 15.6 rpg, Rookie of the year

9. Connie Hawkins-MVP, Playoffs MVP (ABA, 1968), Top 50 all-time great. 5 time all-star.

10. Dirk Nowitzki-MVP, 7 time all-star, NBA Finals Appearance, All NBA (3), Career avg of 22.4 ppg, 8.6 rpg, No. 30 all-time in total rebounds, No. 27 all-time in career scoring avg. of 22.4 ppg.

Honorable Mention: Chris Webber (injuries set his career back), 20.7ppg, 10rpg and 4apg, Dennis Rodman, 2 time defensive player of the year, Ranks no. 20 all time in rebounds, Career avg. of 13 rpg. Buck Willams, Shawn Kemp, Bob Mcadoo

Hard to argue with this list. Good call. Rodman isn't honorable mention is all I can think of.

JordansBulls
08-11-2008, 07:36 PM
Buck Williams should be up their.

9erlakesdodgers
08-11-2008, 07:40 PM
Rodman def belongs in honorable mention.

_Sn1P3r_
08-11-2008, 08:02 PM
Great list.

Ghouse
08-11-2008, 10:27 PM
Man. That's a list hard to argue with and quite frankly I agree with most of your choices. It's no doubt Tim Duncan is number one, even though I really don't like him.

Kyle N.
08-11-2008, 11:59 PM
I'd put Karl Malone above Duncan, but either way, nice list.

Tom81
08-12-2008, 05:32 AM
agreed

GspLAL
08-12-2008, 06:51 AM
Webber over Dirk, just my preference.

bagwell368
08-12-2008, 08:16 AM
Kevin Garnett Might be number Three when it's all said and done

Yes, I agree.

Also:

Webber kept Webber from moving up the list. He's an idiot.

Given some of the Centers that edged onto the list, then I have to ask why no Cowens?

Sir Charles
08-14-2008, 10:13 PM
1-Charles Barkley (in his Prime 1985-86 to 1995-96) The Best Ever

2-Tim Duncan

3-Kevin Mchale/Karl Malone

4-Kevin Garnett