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JordansBulls
09-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Who is the Most athletic Player in the NBA if in Their Prime?

Here are some guys?


Vince Carter
Dwight Howard
Kobe Bryant
Dwyane Wade
Allen Iverson
Tracy Mcgrady
Kevin Garnett
Jamario Moon
Grant Hill
Richard Jefferson
Shawn Marion
Amare Stoudemire
Josh Smith
Lebron James
Andre Iguodala
CP3

Other

THE NATION
09-24-2008, 10:53 AM
Shaq

Tom81
09-24-2008, 10:57 AM
Lebron James

THE NATION
09-24-2008, 10:58 AM
I take it back. Shawn Kemp

Big Quett
09-24-2008, 11:00 AM
As soon as i read this before opening it the first name that came to my mind was Josh Smith

JordansBulls
09-24-2008, 11:02 AM
I take it back. Shawn Kemp

He is not playing now in the NBA

THE NATION
09-24-2008, 11:05 AM
He is not playing now in the NBA

Oh my bad, then Ill say Shaq

J-N-M-ETS4LYF
09-24-2008, 11:07 AM
Hands down VC.... When in his prime... No one in the game could ever match his explosiveness, quickness, hang-time, power, finess, hang time and more... He did not lack anything athletically.... He has to be the most gifted athleate to ever step foot on the court.. Jose smith is a freka as well.. but Vince in his prime is on onther level.

MylesKong
09-24-2008, 11:22 AM
The real answer is Shawn Kemp though


He is not playing now in the NBA
That's not in the rules.

THE NATION
09-24-2008, 11:25 AM
The real answer is Shawn Kemp though


That's not in the rules.Yes it is. I read it wrong but the title says in the NBA


Who is the Most athletic Player in the NBA if in Their Prime?

29$JerZ
09-24-2008, 11:30 AM
Shaq

$ NyC $
09-24-2008, 11:32 AM
VC, I'll Just say, Frederic Weis. How many NBA players can seriously do that? In VC'z prime all he had 2 do was just jump within the free throw line that's 2 points.

BoltLakerPadre
09-24-2008, 11:50 AM
I voted for a small quick guy, but then I read people saying Shaq, and I realize that they're right. It was Shaq in his prime.

3RDASYSTEM
09-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Its lebron/iverson/shaq and if amare doesnt get injured he could easily top list cuz the physical ability of him and iverson is somewat amazing,especially dat yr iverson took philly to finals, some people have different ways they look at athletic ability but mine are runnin and jumpin and ability to play multiple sports well, i can only vouch for iverson playin multiple sports but i know lebron would be a beast of a tight end and shaq n his prime doesnt need any explainin

NYKnickFanatic
09-24-2008, 12:01 PM
Vince Carter hands down.

Or even J-Rich...he should def be on that list.

Chaudhry
09-24-2008, 12:08 PM
i think its between VC and Lebron... i'd give it to lebron because i think
he's faster, stronger, and even quicker, VC is probably a better jumper
but other then that... and so far lebron has proven to be more durable...

Wake's Fastball
09-24-2008, 12:09 PM
I'll say Dwight or LeBron may be the biggest freak of an athlete given their athleticism matched with their body size, but VC is probably the best athlete in his prime.

Hawkeye15
09-24-2008, 01:11 PM
Hands down VC.... When in his prime... No one in the game could ever match his explosiveness, quickness, hang-time, power, finess, hang time and more... He did not lack anything athletically.... He has to be the most gifted athleate to ever step foot on the court.. Jose smith is a freka as well.. but Vince in his prime is on onther level.

Vince doesn't hold a candle to Jordan from 85-95'. Nobody had that hangtime

Hawkeye15
09-24-2008, 01:12 PM
In their prime, AI. There was not one player in the league that could stop him from getting a shot any place he wanted. Quickest player in years. Shoot, at 31, he is still quicker than everyone in the league except a handful of points

cahawk
09-24-2008, 01:20 PM
Yes, Shaq.
Never been a guy that big that athletic and mobile.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-24-2008, 03:02 PM
A.I ... when will he decline?

MiamiHeat
09-24-2008, 03:28 PM
Shaq
has a sick crossover :)

#1Mavericksfan
09-24-2008, 03:32 PM
Lebron James hands down

heyman321
09-24-2008, 03:38 PM
I'll give it to VC. He had incredible vertical, attacked the rim, and his dunks were just orgasmic. Have you seen his dunks on Dikembe?? WOW! How could someone honestly say that Lebron James right now is more athletic than VC in his prime? It's not even close.

Beno7500
09-24-2008, 03:39 PM
Lebron or Kobe

JOSETHEALLSTAR
09-24-2008, 03:50 PM
Josh Smith

23LBJCleBrowns
09-24-2008, 04:15 PM
If you don't vote for LeBron, then you don't know what Athleticism is. LeBron runs up and down the court. He warms-up for 6 hours before a game. His body is less than 5%fat. He works out everyday at the Cavs workout place and practice his shot for 6 hours. That is Athleticism.

LayZbone
09-24-2008, 04:16 PM
Dennis Rodman

_Sn1P3r_
09-24-2008, 04:40 PM
Vc.

SensandRaps
09-24-2008, 06:19 PM
Vince Carter would be the most athletic

Lakersfan2483
09-24-2008, 06:31 PM
Lebron James

ryanj12344
09-24-2008, 06:45 PM
i say vince carter. this poll is kinda unrealistic though cuz i wanted to say dwyane wade but people like him and lebron and moon still havnt even hit their primes so we have no idea how athletic they will become.

Hawkeye15
09-24-2008, 06:54 PM
If you don't vote for LeBron, then you don't know what Athleticism is. LeBron runs up and down the court. He warms-up for 6 hours before a game. His body is less than 5%fat. He works out everyday at the Cavs workout place and practice his shot for 6 hours. That is Athleticism.

There is all kinds of athletic ability. Running and jumping are not all it. Larry Bird had the fastest hands out there. Michael Jordan had body control never seen while in the air. Iverson's lateral quickness is unmatched. LeBron is not any of those, but he is like a locomotive. Once he gets a head of steam, he is too big and strong to stop. And if he is practicing his shot for 6 hrs, he needs to double that. I think he is the best player in the NBA, but he is not the best athlete per say. He has great size to go with elite athletic ability, but he is neither the biggest or fastest, just a great combination

ttam68
09-24-2008, 07:07 PM
Most athletic overall: VC
Biggest freak of an athlete: Shaq

Utahjazzfan18
09-24-2008, 07:10 PM
Vince Carter. I still can't believe his dunk in the olympics.

bogdanrom
09-24-2008, 07:19 PM
This is a tuffy but I went with Vince Carter. You could go with so many people. I heard back in high school he could get his chest over the rim. I haven't seen any pictures or videos but that would be the most incredible thing ever. Honorable Mention:Shaq, the man was just amazing.

HoopsMachine
09-24-2008, 07:26 PM
I would say Lebron. No one takes more punishment from defenses than he does and still finishes. A lot of people say VC but I have to disagree. He definitely had unrivaled hops in his prime but I don't see him as being more athletic than Lebron.

crew158
09-24-2008, 07:35 PM
Josh Smith

IversonIsKrazy
09-24-2008, 07:48 PM
r u kidding me kobe! jus kuz hes tha best duznt mean hes the most athletic.

it either AI or VC. when VC was in his prime he was so explosive so athletic. but then again theres AI, when he was in his prime, he was the quickest, fastest in tha NBA, shoot i would say he was the quickest and fastest in NBA HISTORY!

Bruno
09-24-2008, 07:51 PM
LeBron, moving that big of a body with the finesse of a guard is why he can penetrate into the lane- At that point, his size and strength allow him to hammer it down on anyone. LeBron is the only player in the league who is unstoppable because of his size strength and finesse, it use to be Shaq.

1. LeBron.
2. Shaq.
3. Vince.

EL Fetusqueezer
09-24-2008, 07:58 PM
mike penberthy

Cavs_Fan24
09-24-2008, 07:59 PM
LeBron James

dre1990
09-24-2008, 08:01 PM
every body thinks it's about dunks. look at A.I that guy is and was a freak

ShaunRiching9
09-24-2008, 08:06 PM
RJ should not be on that list

oshea225
09-24-2008, 09:11 PM
1. lebron - easy choice imo
2a. shaq - like someone else said, "biggest freak of an athlete"
2b. vince - gotta give him his respect, dunking OVER a 7 footer aint a joke lol

23LBJCleBrowns
09-24-2008, 09:16 PM
There is all kinds of athletic ability. Running and jumping are not all it. Larry Bird had the fastest hands out there. Michael Jordan had body control never seen while in the air. Iverson's lateral quickness is unmatched. LeBron is not any of those, but he is like a locomotive. Once he gets a head of steam, he is too big and strong to stop. And if he is practicing his shot for 6 hrs, he needs to double that. I think he is the best player in the NBA, but he is not the best athlete per say. He has great size to go with elite athletic ability, but he is neither the biggest or fastest, just a great combination

LeBron takes so much from defenses and still stays up. He was also voted the second most athletic person in the world behind Usain Bolt.

Hawkeye15
09-24-2008, 10:27 PM
LeBron takes so much from defenses and still stays up. He was also voted the second most athletic person in the world behind Usain Bolt.

voted by who? Who cares? I am a huge LeBron fan. But athletic ability is all kinds of things. Hand eye coordination, speed, jumping, strength, hand speed, coordination, body reaction, endurance, ability to throw something on a dot. LeBron is a terrific athlete, no doubt. I voted for AI, pound for pound the toughest player in the NBA for 13 years. Lateral quickness was unmatched. Finishes in traffic, at 5'11", 155 lbs.

Lakersfan2483
09-24-2008, 10:35 PM
Most Athletic on the list:

Iverson
Lebron
Kobe
VC
Andre Iguodala
Shaq

Lakersfan2483
09-24-2008, 10:36 PM
All of those guys are superior athletes. Lebron and Shaq are freaks of nature, as is Allen Iverson.

goku
09-24-2008, 10:41 PM
vince carter 360 dunks almost evey game

and a 360 reverse windmill come on
vc hands down

barreleffact
09-24-2008, 10:42 PM
josh smith. people dont realize how much of a freak he really is. he has more hops than lebron does and probably more than vince did. he has to be quick because he is a defensive beast and speed...well he's no cp3 but he isnt slow. he isnt lebron strong but he is very strong too. all around, i gotta go J smooth

barreleffact
09-24-2008, 10:46 PM
If you don't vote for LeBron, then you don't know what Athleticism is. LeBron runs up and down the court. He warms-up for 6 hours before a game. His body is less than 5%fat. He works out everyday at the Cavs workout place and practice his shot for 6 hours. That is Athleticism.

lebron is nowhere close to 5% body fat

kobe24>jordan23
09-24-2008, 11:10 PM
if its overall athleticism their prime then its kobe if its only dunking then its vc

1.kobe

2.carter

3.bron bron

GSW_Soul
09-24-2008, 11:21 PM
I'll have to go with Kobe.

chadtx01
09-25-2008, 12:07 AM
Yes, Shaq.
Never been a guy that big that athletic and mobile.

Hakeem abused Shaq back in the day. He was actually a big man that had a crossover. Some of the stuff he pulled was ridiculous.

As far as playing in the nba today, i voted Josh Smith.

amare#1
09-25-2008, 01:17 AM
Surely Jamario Moon. The kid was a Harlem Globe Trotter. He is still ridiculously athletic and he is 28... imagine his athleticism when he was 20.

Sox Appeal
09-25-2008, 01:20 AM
Dwight Howard.

michaellui11
09-25-2008, 01:32 AM
iggy

rico
09-25-2008, 01:58 AM
oops didnt know it was now i said other for rodman. he was a machine.

lebron isnt even close to his prime. hes just this great right now lol.

so i dunno.

LakerzDQ
09-25-2008, 05:06 AM
for those saying Lebron's not in his prime, he's already in his PHYSICAL prime.

Hawkeye15
09-25-2008, 01:16 PM
Surely Jamario Moon. The kid was a Harlem Globe Trotter. He is still ridiculously athletic and he is 28... imagine his athleticism when he was 20.

no doubt. That guy is a Marion clone. Total freak.

DreamShaker
09-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Shaq

I thought of Shaq....but I chose Bron Bron...

Master Mind
09-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Baron Davis?

Lebron23
09-25-2008, 05:28 PM
Vince Carter
Michael Jordan
LeBron James

cmellofan15
09-25-2008, 06:04 PM
Baron Davis?

He has power out of this world!!! Ask any PG who tries to guard him and AK-47

THE NATION
09-25-2008, 06:19 PM
for those saying Lebron's not in his prime, he's already in his PHYSICAL prime.
How do you know? Did you check his ball sack??

urnuttynut
09-25-2008, 06:22 PM
Shaq in orlando, he was a freak, but Dwight Howard probably beats him.
Vince Carter had incredible hops but Lebron's faster, stronger and more coordinated all at a younger age... Lebron isn't even in his damn "Prime yet"

But since Dwight teh difference between dwight and the other big guys is so much greater than lebron vs all the wing players, i gotta go with dwight, who himself is also not even "Prime"
They both are under 25 years old

SaimoNETS
09-25-2008, 06:46 PM
hows dis a contest?
Vince Carter all da way