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ramansingh3
02-17-2009, 02:23 AM
Who are the most loyal players in todays game?

I think Dirk Nowitzki is one of them already stating that once his contract is up he will take less in order for the team to sign another talented player.

madiaz3
02-17-2009, 02:27 AM
Duncan, bar none.

ink
02-17-2009, 02:28 AM
Add Nash to the list.

ink
02-17-2009, 02:29 AM
Duncan, bar none.

Agreed.

Sevilla91
02-17-2009, 02:30 AM
Dirk
Duncan
bryant (could of had more with the clippers if im remembering right)
Hamilton
Prince
just to name a few

ink
02-17-2009, 02:34 AM
Calderon
Paul

ramansingh3
02-17-2009, 02:35 AM
Dirk
Duncan
Prince
Hamilton
Melo?(He signed that long term deal to skip the summer of 2010)
Ginobli
Calderon
Yao
Crawford
Joe Smith

BlondeBomber41
02-17-2009, 02:37 AM
Dirk definently takes the cake here.

Duncan is an easy choice, but its easy to stay loyal to a team that gives you max deals and you win championships on. Dirk has had to deal with constant heart ache in Dallas and now says he will take less because he wants to win in Dallas. Great guy.

BenWin
02-17-2009, 02:40 AM
i think you could definitely add ray allen or even kevin garnett to that list.

Pitty'09
02-17-2009, 02:41 AM
Duncan, bar none.

I cAn respect the choice. But how hard is it to be loyal, when u get max deals and ur team wins championships every other year.MJ was pretty loyal to Chi town too then.

nygiants242
02-17-2009, 02:41 AM
ya dirk for sure

BlondeBomber41
02-17-2009, 02:42 AM
Add Nash to the list.

Nash? Really? He got offered two million more a year to play in PHX and took that over staying in Dallas and playing with his best friend Dirk Nowitzki. I definently wouldnt put him on the list. Especially since he is still under contract with PHX and already openly talks about how he would like to play in New York with D'Antoni or in Toronto.

BenWin
02-17-2009, 02:43 AM
I cAn respect the choice. But how hard is it to be loyal, when u get max deals and ur team wins championships every other year.MJ was pretty loyal to Chi town too then.

you could also say scottie pippen. the guy is a top 50 player of all time and he was makin less than like 3 or 4m becuase mj was getting paid 33M a year.

ramansingh3
02-17-2009, 02:45 AM
Bill Russell is the all-time most Loyal player ever to play in the NBA.

DopieB
02-17-2009, 02:48 AM
Dirk
Drew Gooden
Nash
Kidd
Elton Brand

zamudio_jorge
02-17-2009, 02:54 AM
duncan and ilgauskas

sacgiants1213
02-17-2009, 02:54 AM
gotta go with duncan.

zamudio_jorge
02-17-2009, 02:55 AM
Bill Russell is the all-time most Loyal player ever to play in the NBA.

and stockton

Master Mind
02-17-2009, 02:58 AM
Duncan
KG

RodmansBulls
02-17-2009, 03:00 AM
Timmy duncan......

codes238
02-17-2009, 03:04 AM
duncan without question... al jefferson actually took less money than he couldve gotten to stay with the wolves... KG is extremely loyal too, he stuck to minny and never demanded a trade even though the management there was ********!

least loyal - carlos boozer and vince carter... im not even kidding right now, i wouldnt want either one of those 2 guys on my team...

ink
02-17-2009, 03:04 AM
Nash? Really? He got offered two million more a year to play in PHX and took that over staying in Dallas and playing with his best friend Dirk Nowitzki. I definently wouldnt put him on the list. Especially since he is still under contract with PHX and already openly talks about how he would like to play in New York with D'Antoni or in Toronto.

He was drafted by PHX and Mark Cuban didn't believe he was worth offering a decent contract, so his move back to the Suns is completely understandable. Colangelo made up for his mistake in trading him away in the first place. And that doesn't even mention the booing he received from Mavs fans. Now, in the midst of a chaotic season, he is still the rock of the Suns franchise. There's nothing surprising about him answering questions about when he becomes a FA -- he could come home and finish his career in Canada, or he could play out his last few years with D'Antoni. All of that shows a huge amount of loyalty.

BarryIsInnocent
02-17-2009, 03:05 AM
Baron Davis............O wait...:-/

vinnyc1213
02-17-2009, 03:06 AM
for this question I would say loyalty comes down to the people that bleed one's team's color, that come to define a franchise. With greater power comes greater responsibility so the true greats are the ones who should be most assimilated with the word. When I think of this..I think of all of Boston's big three, Ray was Seattle basketball as well as being known for another big three back in the milwakee days, Garnett, spoken for...if you think of timberwolves basketball you still think of him, and Pierce who along with those two did what he is doing today. Along with that I would say A.I., he was in Philly for alot of crappy years, big Z, Rasheed, Rip, and Chancey. Dirk, Duncan, AK47, Derek Fisher, but my biggest two are Jamison, look at all those years on crappy teams being a star and I have never heard a bad word from the guy and Durant, whether it will stand the test of time but after his team was on pace to have the worst team record in history in rival territory he stated he wants to spend the rest of his career there and wants to build a franchise.

Kyle N.
02-17-2009, 03:11 AM
Dirk
Duncan
bryant (could of had more with the clippers if im remembering right)
Hamilton
Prince
just to name a few

Wasn't he the "trade me, don't trade me, trade me, don't trade me, trade me, don't trade me" guy? And for the record, if I made as much as him, I'd take less to play on the Lakers too.

holocaust227
02-17-2009, 03:13 AM
In my book, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, and Reggie Miller.

anilkantony
02-17-2009, 03:14 AM
Tim Duncan .. gave up around 11 million of the money which he could have made so that Spurs will have a more flexible salary later.
Dirk Nowitski

KG was quite loyal considering that he was all TWolves had though in the end he shifted teams.
Paul Pierce was always a Celtic.

vinnyc1213
02-17-2009, 03:14 AM
Alltime- Jerry West, he was a lakers for 42 years...and gets really none of the fame for any of the championships as a player, coach, GM, and then executive...

RodmansBulls
02-17-2009, 03:18 AM
oh yea Reggie Miller.... California born and raised

NYstateofMinD
02-17-2009, 03:24 AM
Dirk
Drew Gooden
Nash
Kidd
Elton Brand

Elton Brand? lol really?
Jason Kidd? He basically b****** about being on the Nets.
I would not say KG whoever said him early, because of him the Nba needed to add a salary cap. Wasn't Duncan threatening to leave SA for Orlando when him and Grant Hill were FA's?

I would have to say nobody is loyal to me. Maybe Dirk but he is friends with Mark Cuban so who knows.

GSW fan
02-17-2009, 03:28 AM
Baron Davis............O wait...:-/

lol.

shortlunatic
02-17-2009, 03:47 AM
Melo!!!!!

soundjunkies2
02-17-2009, 03:48 AM
Duncan,took less money for the better of the team.

DerekRE_3
02-17-2009, 03:55 AM
Definitely Carlos Boozer. Am I right Cleveland?

Duncan = Donkey
02-17-2009, 05:51 AM
HAHA carlos boozer is probaly one of the most least loyal players to play in the nba

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
02-17-2009, 05:54 AM
Zydrunas Ilgauskas

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
02-17-2009, 05:55 AM
Definitely Carlos Boozer. Am I right Cleveland?
Why you got to bring that up Derek! haha
:pity:

IRUAM #21
02-17-2009, 08:17 AM
Elton Brand :rolleyes:

Mile High Champ
02-17-2009, 11:33 AM
Duncan, Dirk and Nash stick out for me. But you also have to add Yao Ming who has said he would sooner retire than leave houston..

IndyRealist
02-17-2009, 01:15 PM
Duncan, Al Jefferson, and Danny Granger all signed with their teams for less money than they could have made as free agents. Dirk has stuck through the mess that is the Mavs without ever asking to be traded, or even remotely tanking games. The same could be said of Michael Redd, Ray Allen, and Rip Hamilton.

GspLAL
02-17-2009, 01:17 PM
you could also say scottie pippen. the guy is a top 50 player of all time and he was makin less than like 3 or 4m becuase mj was getting paid 33M a year.

Wow really?? He never got more than that?

nyybronxborn
02-17-2009, 01:23 PM
dirk and duncan
the celtic fan in me says pierce also

bbcmillionaire
02-17-2009, 01:34 PM
duncan,dirk,melo,
kg WAS LOYAL. he would still be in minnesota if he was, duncan made his team better.
gotta toss a current bull in the mix, kirk hinrich. he never *****es about anything,from starter to 6th man arguably a top 10 pg in the league who could leave but most likely won't, says his dream was to be the chicago bulls pg in highschool.

uchiha
02-17-2009, 01:39 PM
to add another name in the mix, Udonis Haslem who took more than 10 million less to stay with the Heat.

bostncelts34
02-17-2009, 01:43 PM
being a bit of a homer...but..

Bostons big 3 are all very loyal. Pierce NEVER demanded a trade or anything when the celts were horrible. Along with Ray and KG in seattle and minny. Very loyal guys IMO.

other notables:

Duncan
DIrk
Hamilton

bostncelts34
02-17-2009, 01:45 PM
also. i Vote elton brand..just ask Baron Davis.

Young2Kinsler
02-17-2009, 01:49 PM
Devean George, he REALLY wants to stay in Dallas, lmao.

Kaze
02-17-2009, 01:50 PM
wow big Z gets my vote... correct me if i'm wrong, but hes been a cav his entire career... even during the days when the team was in the basement...

i understand how ppl would vote duncan, but its a lot easier to be loyal when your team is the dynasty model of the league compared to a team that's been in the dog house for several seasons

thedfactor
02-17-2009, 02:01 PM
Dirk, Duncan, Garnett, Kobe, Pierce

Deezy Dee 24
02-17-2009, 02:06 PM
i didnt know that about dirk.
then yeah i give it to dirk.

breedlove2drug
02-17-2009, 02:13 PM
i think you could definitely add ray allen or even kevin garnett to that list.

good joke

Brian35
02-17-2009, 02:16 PM
We can add:

Jamison
Fisher
Ginobili
Troy Murphy
Okur
Tony Parker
Yao Ming......

thephoenixson28
02-17-2009, 02:18 PM
I don't think anyone is loyal I bet nobody would play for less then 5 million lebron james,wade,dirk,duncan or anyone else in the league besides all the role players but if they could get 15 million they would take it in a heart beat too money talks. The players that I think stuck with there team even though they had losing seasons was kg,dirk,ray allen. But if they had a oppertunity to either play with a championship playing team while getting paid 2 million a year, or getting paid 20 million on a losing team which one would you pick.

CELTICS4LYFE
02-17-2009, 02:21 PM
being a bit of a homer...but..

Bostons big 3 are all very loyal. Pierce NEVER demanded a trade or anything when the celts were horrible. Along with Ray and KG in seattle and minny. Very loyal guys IMO.

other notables:

Duncan
DIrk
Hamilton

i 2nd that!!

003
02-17-2009, 02:23 PM
I always thought that Iverson was pretty loyal to Philly. They just weren't loyal to him.

Silent
02-17-2009, 02:32 PM
to add another name in the mix, udonis haslem who took more than 10 million less to stay with the heat.

i bet the team that offered him that is happy as hell


and i have to say lamar odom to that list

madiaz3
02-17-2009, 02:38 PM
I cAn respect the choice. But how hard is it to be loyal, when u get max deals and ur team wins championships every other year.MJ was pretty loyal to Chi town too then.

Duncan has already taken less (up to 11 mil less) in order to keep on winning and signing young legs.

Frank Costanza
02-17-2009, 04:21 PM
bosh will be when he resigns

Frank Costanza
02-17-2009, 04:21 PM
I always thought that Iverson was pretty loyal to Philly. They just weren't loyal to him.

good point, he is free after this yr, you think motown keeps him or new home?????

WadeCounty
02-17-2009, 04:44 PM
dirk, reggie miller, and udonis i guess

least loyal is shaq

Lost Art
02-17-2009, 04:50 PM
Probably Duncan..........but hey, he's had nothing to complain about because that team has pretty much always been loaded since he got there.

Lost Art
02-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Bottom line, nobody in the NBA is that loyal. If you are an athlete at that level, you're going to want out if your team has no chance of competing. And really, I can't blame them. If they are okay with rotting away on a lousy team then they really don't have the ambition and will to win that it takes to be successful. The truth is that players are only loyal when things are going well.

IRUAM #21
02-17-2009, 04:58 PM
^ Agreed

Kakaroach
02-17-2009, 05:50 PM
Dirk is loyal to the Mavs and I'd say that Brandon Roy is loyal to the Blazers. Other than that, nobody knows.

JayAllDay
02-17-2009, 06:10 PM
Not
Carlos Boozer
heh

THE MTL
02-17-2009, 06:14 PM
Dirk, Duncan, Garnett, Kobe, Pierce

YOU DoNT KNOW BASKETBALL! Kobe freaking demanded a trade at a certain point. If the Lakers didnt go out and get Gasol to make Kobe happy do you think he would have stayed. Paul Pierce was on the BRINK of demanding a trade; however it was never public like Mr. Kobe.

Gosh, Lakers fans ride Kobe's dick to the point where they make up stuff. lol.

Most loyal people are Tim Duncan (plain and simple and he took less money to keep the team competitive), Kevin Garnett (never demanded a trade from the Wolves and the Wolves have been a disaster with McHale and Cassell/Sprewell not getting resigned and the whole Joe Smith in which they forfeited 4 first rounders), and also Carmelo Anthony (didnt go the 2010 route like everyone else and truly loves Denver)

njnetsfan1534
02-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Dirk
Drew Gooden
Nash
Kidd
Elton Brand

kidd?
really?

Vinny642
02-17-2009, 07:26 PM
Boozer, Artest, Joe Smith,

no seriously....
Cp3 DWill, all them veterans named. Dwight, and others :D

still1ballin
02-17-2009, 07:26 PM
Duncan

S.J.Basketball
02-17-2009, 07:28 PM
Antwan Jamison is pretty loyal to whatever team he plays for. He's a guy who's gonna give you his all and always remain professional. Jamison is loyal.

YankeeFan89
02-17-2009, 07:32 PM
Timmy

S.J.Basketball
02-17-2009, 07:35 PM
YOU DoNT KNOW BASKETBALL! Kobe freaking demanded a trade at a certain point. If the Lakers didnt go out and get Gasol to make Kobe happy do you think he would have stayed. Paul Pierce was on the BRINK of demanding a trade; however it was never public like Mr. Kobe.

Gosh, Lakers fans ride Kobe's dick to the point where they make up stuff. lol.


Kobe's played for the Lakers his entire career. WTF are you smoking? He was frustrated with the front office's decisions and didn't think they were taking winning seriously so he wasn't happy and wanted to be traded. He didn't want to constantly have to pull a team into the playoffs to get knocked off because he has to start with Kwame, Smush, and Luke Walton so stfu if you don't know what the hell you're talking about. Kobe is loyal, but he wants to WIN too and doesn't just want to collect a paycheck.

Kobe dick riders? More like Kobe envy mother ****er.

boms-4
02-17-2009, 07:41 PM
for sure Dirk never hear that guy complain.

HoLLyWooD PLK
02-17-2009, 07:46 PM
Alltime- Jerry West, he was a lakers for 42 years...and gets really none of the fame for any of the championships as a player, coach, GM, and then executive...

i guess him being the FACE of the NBA isnt enough

BouGa
02-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Its hard to say Duncan considering the Spurs have always been top notch in the NBA.

Loyal should mean the players who continue to stay with franchises through horrible times.

If Garnett doesn't fit that description, who does?

Its not bias, but Pierce and Ray also would fit their.

Dirk and Nash also.

richardle9
02-17-2009, 07:51 PM
yao is pretty loyal, never complains, never asks for trades or demands, and he said that he wants to be a rocket forever

BouGa
02-17-2009, 07:53 PM
yao is pretty loyal, never complains, never asks for trades or demands, and he said that he wants to be a rocket forever

Now every player says that.

Ollie Tabooger
02-17-2009, 08:39 PM
michael redd. staying with the bucks as long as he has. i would wanna leave.

Ollie Tabooger
02-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Kobe's played for the Lakers his entire career. WTF are you smoking? He was frustrated with the front office's decisions and didn't think they were taking winning seriously so he wasn't happy and wanted to be traded. He didn't want to constantly have to pull a team into the playoffs to get knocked off because he has to start with Kwame, Smush, and Luke Walton so stfu if you don't know what the hell you're talking about. Kobe is loyal, but he wants to WIN too and doesn't just want to collect a paycheck.

Kobe dick riders? More like Kobe envy mother ****er.

1. calm down buddy
2. kobe hasnt been on the lakers his whole career, he was with charlotte

Cavs_Fan24
02-17-2009, 08:54 PM
Duncan for sure. Staying in a smaller market in San Antonio to win championships, he's a smart ****in guy

Cavs_Fan24
02-17-2009, 08:56 PM
1. calm down buddy
2. kobe hasnt been on the lakers his whole career, he was with charlotte

ok, Kobe has been with the Lakers his whole career. He was drafted by Charlotte, and then traded immediately for Vlade Divac and never actually played for, or was "with" the Charlotte Hornets.. look it up

Ollie Tabooger
02-17-2009, 09:03 PM
na id rather not. i was just bein a prick anyways tryin to prove someone wrong cause i have nothing better to do. just like you. goodbye.

BTownTeamsRKing
02-17-2009, 09:06 PM
Pierce is very loyal. probably as loyal as someone can be without being stupid.
think about everything hes gone through in Boston and to stay here, i give him the ultimate respect.

young kid out of cali, gets stabbed in a night club. had 4 different coaches on the Celtics. went through rebuilding. sat through watching the team trade away Walker and Joe Johnson for junk.

fact is, he wasnt getting younger and the Celtics werent going anywhere. the fact he wanted some direction in his career does not mean he demanded a trade. a drastic change was needed and it turned out great.

sguglie2
02-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Duncan has to be up there, Michael Redd has been rotting away and hasn't said much, Pierce

MJ-BULLS
02-17-2009, 09:44 PM
duncan, he could of leave when he was a FA but stayed in SA in a small market team