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Gators123
01-06-2011, 12:07 AM
Don't name 3 players that are on your team ;)

1. Shaq
2. Kobe
3. McGrady

Ollie Tabooger
01-06-2011, 12:13 AM
1. McGrady
2. McGrady
3. McGrady

and Grant Hill

49ERS LEGACY530
01-06-2011, 12:14 AM
Peja
Ben wallece
Grant Hill

Yanks All Day
01-06-2011, 12:15 AM
I agree with Shaq and McGrady, and Kobe is close enough that I don't miss his prime as much. For the sake of being different than the OP:

1) Vince Carter
2) Jason Richardson
3) Jason Kidd

I wanted to say guys like Kobe and Duncan, but they're all still going pretty strong and haven't fallen off nearly as much as the 3 above. Kidd is still good, but nowhere near the player that has 100+ career triple-doubles. If A.I. was still in the NBA, then he would be my top choice.

Phenomenonsense
01-06-2011, 12:16 AM
Rip, so he'd be worth something in the trade market lol.
Nash so he could win a ring.
Grant Hill so he could help Nash.

DR. Pepper
01-06-2011, 12:29 AM
Tim Duncan
Shaq
Gilbert Arenas (prime as in elite status)

Hustlenomics
01-06-2011, 12:30 AM
Shaq,KG,Jermaine O'neal

JFresh_#8Nets
01-06-2011, 12:31 AM
McGrady
Carter
Garnett

$KnicksAndKobe$
01-06-2011, 12:36 AM
Grant Hill
T-Mac
Vinsanity

lkingratedr
01-06-2011, 12:36 AM
also for the sake of being different

michael redd
kenyon martin
allen iverson (i want him back in the league)

SB1
01-06-2011, 12:39 AM
Grant Hill - injuries killed his prime yrs
Tmac - could score with the best of them
Vince carter - half man/half amazing

*still playing but not in the NBA right now: A.I. - would be nice to see him in his prime again

RangersMets
01-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Shaq - Always loved him, just an awesome dude.

Vince - One of the most exciting players when he was in him prime, just crazy athletic ability.

Kidd - Baller.

SACNYY
01-06-2011, 12:43 AM
Kidd and Peja

Giraffes Rule
01-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Grant Hill
Antonio McDyess
Vince Carter

I really wish we could have seen Hill and McDyess play without injuries destroying their careers. They've both had great careers, but they could have had greatest of all time careers. Vince Carter I just want to see because he was one of the most exciting players to watch.

Paulliwali
01-06-2011, 12:49 AM
McGrady
Hill
Iverson

DaoudS
01-06-2011, 12:49 AM
Vince Carter, Shaq and Grant Hill.

Shady66
01-06-2011, 12:51 AM
Nash, Grant Hill, VC

cargobox
01-06-2011, 12:51 AM
1. McGrady - used to be my favorite player
2. Brand - double double machine
3. Kobe - Score 81 points again would be the greatest, or score 50 pt games

goose14741
01-06-2011, 12:52 AM
iverson
steve francis
grant hill

GREATNESS ONE
01-06-2011, 12:53 AM
Nash, Grant Hill, VC

lmao this would make the Suns ridiculous good

I'll go

AI
Shaq
Kidd

ChiSox219
01-06-2011, 12:53 AM
Greg Oden
Brandon Roy
Vince Carter

210Don
01-06-2011, 12:56 AM
shaq
timmy
vc

Robbw241
01-06-2011, 12:57 AM
The original Big 3

Kidd, VC, RJ

bigsams50
01-06-2011, 12:58 AM
1. KG
2. Shaq
3. T-Mac

jetsfan28
01-06-2011, 12:58 AM
If we're talking about guys we want to watch again in their primes, it's 3 guys I was too young to appreciate fully: Tim Duncan, Ben Wallace, and T-Mac. I didn't understand how good Tim Duncan was, especially when they won their 2nd championship, Wallace was such a freak, more than I could have realized, and since I had grown up watching Jordan torch the Knicks T-Mac never seemed all that special. Guys like AI, Shaq, and Kidd resonated, but those three didn't as much as they should have.

John Walls Era
01-06-2011, 12:58 AM
Did someone really put Oden? He was never in his prime.

Yao, VC and Redd

AI4MVP
01-06-2011, 12:59 AM
Vince

HallofFameKidd
01-06-2011, 01:01 AM
Kidd, TMac, Garnett

49erGiantLaker
01-06-2011, 01:02 AM
McGrady
Kobe
Iverson

bholly
01-06-2011, 01:10 AM
Elton Brand, Grant Hill, AI.

Honourable mention to Yao, VC, TD, KG and Nash.

stawka
01-06-2011, 01:10 AM
Shaq, KG, Grant

For anyone saying Kobe, you do realize he has barely declined yes?!

Chill_Will_24
01-06-2011, 01:12 AM
Tim Duncan
Kobe Bryant
Jason Kidd

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:13 AM
Grant Hill, Chris Webber, and Jermaine O'Neal

Mplsman
01-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Tmac
VC
Shaq

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Grant Hill was suppose to be the next Michael Jordan but then the injuries struck.

blueplanet
01-06-2011, 01:18 AM
Allen Iverson (Should be the top choice by most).
Shaq
T-Mac

B.JenningsMVP
01-06-2011, 01:18 AM
Kobe
Shaq
Vince

knicks4life33
01-06-2011, 01:20 AM
lebron , wade and bosh

ChiSox219
01-06-2011, 01:24 AM
Did someone really put Oden? He was never in his prime.

Yao, VC and Redd

**** you clown

Sadds The Gr8
01-06-2011, 01:26 AM
T-Mac, The Answer, Yao

FKNRUEHH925
01-06-2011, 01:28 AM
Shaq
Nash
Carter

dibacco59
01-06-2011, 01:31 AM
ai, vc, and tmac

DFROZE#1
01-06-2011, 01:37 AM
Mj
mj
mj

pd1dish
01-06-2011, 01:39 AM
T-mac
AI (hes still playing......)
Carter

Amare1
01-06-2011, 01:40 AM
Tmac
Iverson
Vince Carter

ragee
01-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Yao, Grant Hill and Penny (although Penny is not an active player in the NBA anymore)

Fatziztheflyest
01-06-2011, 03:27 AM
Would deff have to go with...

Shaq
Kevin Garnett
Shawn Marion

godolphins
01-06-2011, 03:31 AM
Shaq
Iverson
Nash

Giantwarrior
01-06-2011, 03:47 AM
Lazy ***** Baron Davis. everyone says (players & coaches) he has the talent to be a top 5 point guard in the League.

sunsfan88
01-06-2011, 03:55 AM
KG
Yao
Iverson

Knicks21
01-06-2011, 04:03 AM
Grant Hill
T-mac
Shaq

tmacsc2
01-06-2011, 04:58 AM
Payton/kemp........ Basically one person cause they were a super good duo
McGrady........ Could be up there with the greats!
Brandon Roy....... Should be hittin his prime now. But god damn injuries

Master Mind
01-06-2011, 05:00 AM
Vince Carter
Baron Davis
Jason "white chocolate" Williams

heatbb
01-06-2011, 05:21 AM
Grant Hill
Tracy McGrady
Allen Iverson

Bruno
01-06-2011, 05:22 AM
KG
SHAQ
McGrady

Chronz
01-06-2011, 05:27 AM
Nash is basically still in his prime so why are people mentioning him?

210Don
01-06-2011, 05:40 AM
c webb he was such a beast

eso
01-06-2011, 05:53 AM
Mcdyess
Shaq
Ray Allen.

nolin
01-06-2011, 07:01 AM
ray allen, grant hill, and D wade

alencp3
01-06-2011, 07:26 AM
08' cp3

IHeartNY
01-06-2011, 07:31 AM
Penny Hardaway - that damn knees.
Shaq - Young Shaq Diesel on the Knicks of now = :drool:

Khalifa21
01-06-2011, 07:33 AM
Shaq
T-Mac
VC

Honorable mentions: Duncan, KG

hans dolo
01-06-2011, 07:46 AM
1. The Answer
2. Allen
3. Iverson!

Malz28
01-06-2011, 07:51 AM
A.I.
McGrady
Yao Ming

S-Dot
01-06-2011, 09:31 AM
1. McGrady
2. Grant Hill
3. Michael Jordan (sorry if he's not current)

BklynKnicks3
01-06-2011, 09:50 AM
Penny
Iverson
tmac

Corey
01-06-2011, 09:56 AM
Prime Shaq, JO, and KG on the same team? Drool.

Rentzias
01-06-2011, 10:05 AM
]Vince Carter
Baron Davis
Jason "white chocolate" Williams

He had a prime?

Kidd
Penny
Iverson

PGs FTW.

JasonJohnHorn
01-06-2011, 10:05 AM
Don't name 3 players that are on your team ;)

1. Shaq
2. Kobe
3. McGrady

DUDE!!!! Kobe is IN his prime! His passing game is better than ever, his post game is AMAZING (as good as Jordan's, and I dare say even a little better), and his defence is as good as ever! The only reason he isnt scoring 30+ on a nightly basis is because his team doesnt need him to. If the Lakers lost Gasol, Odom, Bynum and Artest, the dude would put up 35 every night! And this is coming from a guy that DOES NOT LIKE Bryant. I've been anti-Bryant ever since i saw the guy, but objectively, his is the best at his position, and his game has matured and aged like fine wine.


As for your other picks... Shaq never impressed me with his desire to get better. He got great at passing out of the double team, most especially once he got to LA, but he always relied on his physical gifts, and if he took his conditioning seriously, he'd still be a 20/10 guy. and if he had ever worked ona jumper and defence out past the free-throw line (Sabonis lit shaq up with his range), he would have been the greatest center of all time, so I got not time to waste wishing he was back to his prime because he failed to make the most of his talents. And McGrady... well... he just always came across as selfish.


This is an interesting thread though... I dont mean to be hatin' on your picks. All respect.


My picks would be:
Kevin Garnett
Ben Wallace
Brandon Roy :-( (I feel so bad to see such a great talent go down with such a bad injury... I hope its not as bad as I've read)


And those how picked Grant Hill... I cant argue with that.


As for retired players I'd like to see in their prime again:
Hakeem
Stockton
Mutumbo

Swashcuff
01-06-2011, 10:13 AM
Shaq
Iverson
Carter

Swashcuff
01-06-2011, 10:14 AM
1. The Answer
2. Allen
3. Iverson!

This!!!

Best.sydneyh
01-06-2011, 10:18 AM
Don't name 3 players that are on your team ;)

1. Shaq
2. Kobe
3. McGrady

1. inVINCEable Carter
2. Steve Nash
3. Shaqtopolis

ThePooH_1_
01-06-2011, 10:22 AM
Tmac
Iverson
V.Carter

Evolution23
01-06-2011, 10:26 AM
Jordan?

m26555
01-06-2011, 10:32 AM
Garnett
Iverson
McGrady

kArSoN RyDaH
01-06-2011, 10:38 AM
ben wallace, tmac, paul pierce.


lets the East kill themselves why kb24 cruises to a ship. ;)

mikantsass
01-06-2011, 10:38 AM
Still in the NBA today.... I'd go Vince, Arenas, Duncan

Baller1
01-06-2011, 10:48 AM
AI, Shaq, and T-Mac.

BranWingss
01-06-2011, 10:51 AM
Allen Iverson
Vince Carter
Grant Hill

I really don't think Steve Nash is that far out of his prime.

Vincent33
01-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Shaq
Iverson
Duncan

masalex1205
01-06-2011, 11:09 AM
Garnett, Shaq, and KENYON MARTIN

BlondeBomber41
01-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry.

Thats who I would like to see go back to being in their prime. :)

xbrackattackx
01-06-2011, 11:21 AM
Jordan,Rodman and Pippen in this league, Wow excitement.

Rose
Jordan
Pippen
Rodman
Noah........

Mr.ATLHawks
01-06-2011, 11:25 AM
I am going to go with some sleepers

1. Antonio McDyess (if you dont remember him before the knee injuries in Denver the kid was a beast. KG type Beast)

2. Baron Davis (imagine a young injury ridden free B. Diddy with that current lineup now)

3. Kevin Garnett (the boy played his heart out night in and night out and didnt talk so much !@#$)

BrahCake954
01-06-2011, 11:25 AM
kevin goonett

PhillyFaninLA
01-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Shaq, Iverson, Grant Hill

GSRaider
01-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Shaq
Kidd
AI

ttam68
01-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Shaq, Tmac, Big Ben

asandhu23
01-06-2011, 11:40 AM
T-Mac
AI
Vinsanity

Dee Boone
01-06-2011, 11:44 AM
AI
T-Mac
Yao Ming (stop getting hurt) lol

RedSoxFan2434
01-06-2011, 12:01 PM
Pierce Garnett and Allen lol Shaq would be nice too.

Players not on my team would be McGrady, AI, and Nash

kurivaimu
01-06-2011, 12:06 PM
Arenas (thinking about a form like the 60 point game against the lakers)
Grant Hill
Shaq

Antipod
01-06-2011, 12:16 PM
Shaq, T Mac, Yao

thedfactor
01-06-2011, 12:27 PM
1) Jason Kidd
2) Allen Iverson
3) Vince Carter

thekmp211
01-06-2011, 12:40 PM
kg, tmac, ...shaq.

Lakerfrk
01-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Shawn Marion
Baron Davis
Elton Brand

Dade County
01-06-2011, 01:54 PM
This is if these 3 guys go to a small market team, that has never one a championship (3 separate teams of course)

Shaq
Iverson
Timmy

king4day
01-06-2011, 01:59 PM
White Chocolate (J-Will)
J-Kidd
J-Shaq

Minimal
01-06-2011, 02:02 PM
Jermaine O'Neal
Allen Iverson
Shaquille O'Neal

Flash3
01-06-2011, 02:06 PM
i would have to put:

vince
tmac
hill

PC
01-06-2011, 02:08 PM
In no particular order: Hill, Shaq, and VC

avsman05
01-06-2011, 02:14 PM
Shaq kmart and ray ray that

AIMelo=KillaDUO
01-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Allen Iverson :cry:

AIMelo=KillaDUO
01-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Jermaine O'Neal as well.

Korman12
01-06-2011, 02:27 PM
For the sake of my team - Elton Brand.

But, if any other, I'd immediately pick Grant Hill. Outside of Bill Walton, there are very few players that had that innate greatness completely deterred by injuries more than Hill.

Other one for fun, eh, Vince. I like dunks.

arkanian215
01-06-2011, 02:34 PM
Hill, McDyess, Kidd

JordansBulls
01-06-2011, 02:34 PM
I'm going to pick guys whose prime didn't last long (or that weren't on good teams) vs guys who already had a long prime and/or were on good teams

1. Grant Hill
2. Vince Carter
3. T-mac

jim51990
01-06-2011, 02:37 PM
shaq. kg. j-kidd

8kobe24
01-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Don't name 3 players that are on your team ;)

1. Shaq
2. Kobe
3. McGrady

Yeah tmac dropped off big time and was never the same after all those injuries. I don't mind seeing him again in his prime, he was a beast.

RaeK
01-06-2011, 03:01 PM
T-mac
the true a.I the answer
Vinsanity. by Vince Carter

dacreator101
01-06-2011, 03:01 PM
def iverson, grant hill and Tmac


www.wayneonabeat.com

RaeK
01-06-2011, 03:03 PM
I mean ofcourse u cant leave out shaq man Imagine in his prime NOW with the "plethora" of strong centers we have in the league. Howard would be taking a 3rd row seat if shaq was in his prime