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WestCoastSportz
01-21-2011, 02:19 AM
With the last decade over, I thought to give my All Decade team for 2000-10. These are guys that played all 10 years.

Point Guard : Jason Kidd

Kidd may have never been a great scorer, but who else can you say that about that dominated the game. The Nets were 26-56 in the 2000-01 season. The arrival of Kidd made them the best team in the East finishing 52-30 in 01-02. A year later, he brought the Nets to the Finals, but lost to the Lakers in 4. Kidd also did it on the defensive end earning First Team Defensive honors in 2001, 2002 and 2006. Second Team Defensive honors in 2000, 2003-05 and 2007.

Shooting Guard : Kobe Bryant

I don't think there would be any kind of argument on which SG dominated the last decade. He led the Lakers to 5 Championships in 10 years. He was the finals MVP in 09 and 10. He was a First Team Defensive player for 8 of the 10 years as well. He was the scoring champ for 2 years.

Small Forward : Paul Pierce

Pierce was a that superstar player without a ring, but that all changed towards the end of the decade with him winning it all in 2008 while taking the Finals MVP honors. An underestimated defender and a guy that made others around him better.

Power Forward : Tim Duncan

Kobe Bryant has 5 titles in the last decade, but Duncan has 3 of the remaining 5. He also won another just before the decade in 1999. A First Team Defensive player for 7 of those years and second team in the other 3. He was the league's MVP in 2002 and 2003.

Center: Shaquille O'Neal

In the last decade..he has 4 Rings and MVP honors in 2000. In his prime, he was just unstoppable, except from the free throw line.

Sadds The Gr8
01-21-2011, 02:22 AM
this thread is 1 year too late...last decade ended in 2009.

Dr. RPG
01-21-2011, 02:23 AM
Point Guard: Steve Nash
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
Small Forward: Lebron James
Power Foward: Tim Duncan
Center: Shaq

Hellcrooner
01-21-2011, 02:23 AM
Starters : Kidd, Kobe, Lebron, Duncan, Shaq
Bench : Nash, Wade, KG, Dirk, Pau.

bottom 2 : Pierce, Manu.

arosen36
01-21-2011, 02:29 AM
point guard: steve nash
shooting guard: kobe bryant
small forward: lebron james(hate to put him on here, but cant deny hes the best)
power forward: tim duncan
center: shaquille o'neal

arosen36
01-21-2011, 02:31 AM
how about this for the next decade
point: rose
sg: wade(somebody else may take this spot)
sf: lebron
pf: griffin
c: howard

tredigs
01-21-2011, 02:31 AM
PG: 1a) Kidd. 1b) Nash

SG: 1a) Kobe. 1b) Wade

SF: Lebron

PF: 1a) Duncan. 1b) Garnett

C: Shaq

Bench = Dirk, Pierce and Tracy McGrady.

kobe24>lebron23
01-21-2011, 02:53 AM
PG: 1a) Kidd. 1b) Nash

SG: 1a) Kobe. 1b) Wade

SF: Lebron

PF: 1a) Duncan. 1b) Garnett

C: Shaq

Bench = Dirk, Pierce and Tracy McGrady.


Did u seriously put wade as 1b?
No one comes close to Kobe at the sg pos. Wade didn't really become a star till like 06 then he was injured alot from 07-09!! If anything ray allen should be second

tredigs
01-21-2011, 03:01 AM
Did u seriously put wade as 1b?
No one comes close to Kobe at the sg pos. Wade didn't really become a star till like 06 then he was injured alot from 07-09!! If anything ray allen should be second

Yes, seriously. I feel (and have backed it up exhaustively on this site, won't bother again here) that he's been the slightly better player of the two for the second half of the decade, including a Finals series performance/MVP that ranks among the greatest of all time. Think outside the terms of their teams performances (the casts of the two in the decade are not even remotely comparable). Kobe's longevity and overall dominance ranks him as the #1, but Wade absolutely belongs in the same sentence (looking at your screen name, obviously nobody can expect you to concede that).

Ray Allen is a fine choice for the bench, but he's not the #1 on a Finals winning team, and prime Wade is just flat out better than prime Ray.

Monta is beast
01-21-2011, 03:14 AM
1)Nash-Kidd
2)Bryant-Wade(OMG)
3)James-Pierce
4)Garnet-Duncan
5)Shaq-Gortat

Monta is beast
01-21-2011, 03:15 AM
lets see who chomps the bait lol.

dodie53
01-21-2011, 03:52 AM
nash
kobe
LBJ
duncan
shaq

JayW_1023
01-21-2011, 04:17 AM
nash
kobe
LBJ
duncan
shaq

Amen.

pistonsfanomg
01-21-2011, 04:54 AM
With the last decade over, I thought to give my All Decade team for 2000-10. These are guys that played all 10 years.

Lebron and Wade did not play all 10 years last decade.......

Reversed86Curse
01-21-2011, 08:44 AM
Lebron and Wade did not play all 10 years last decade.......

Surprised it took so long for someone to bring that up

Nash
Kobe
Pierce
KG
Duncan (plays equally as much Center as PF, and has outplayed Shaq last 3-4 years)

nolin
01-21-2011, 09:31 AM
pg.Nash- 2 time MVP
sg.Kobe- arguably he best player of the decade
sf.Tmac- averaged 26 points 6rebs and 5 ast from 2000- 2009 also a 2 time scoring champ.
pf.Duncan- The greatest pf to ever play the game.
c.Shaq- The most dominating player over the decade.

Bravo95
01-21-2011, 09:36 AM
Nash, Bryant, Pierce, Duncan, O'Neal

Billups and Kidd are almost as deserving at pg imo

NBA-GMaster
01-21-2011, 09:52 AM
2000's All NBA decade team:
PG: Kidd, Nash
SG: Kobe, AI
SF: Tmac, Carter
PF: Duncan, KG
C: Shaq, Yao
WC: Nowitzki, Wallace --BigBen
based on Allstar votes from 2000-2010 and season's/allstar's MVP winners except LBJ( he should be on the next All decade team 2010-20)..
Coach: Greg Popovich (since Phil Jackson is the coach of 90's all decade team)

LeBron,Wade, Melo, Paul, Howard, etc should be on the next decade-team

heatbb
01-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Kidd
Kobe
James
Duncan
Shaq

Kashmir13579
01-21-2011, 12:21 PM
derrick rose
monta ellis
carmelo anthony
chris bosh
brook lopez

ttam68
01-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Kidd
Kobe
Garnett
Duncan
Shaq

THE WALL
01-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Billups
Rip
Tay
Sheed
Ben

I'm kiddin.

ATX
01-21-2011, 01:50 PM
You can argue to some extent PG, but if Kobe, James, Duncan, Shaq aren't on the list, fail.

Hellcrooner
01-21-2011, 02:18 PM
2000's All NBA decade team:
PG: Kidd, Nash
SG: Kobe, AI
SF: Tmac, Carter
PF: Duncan, KG
C: Shaq, Yao
WC: Nowitzki, Wallace --BigBen
based on Allstar votes from 2000-2010 and season's/allstar's MVP winners except LBJ( he should be on the next All decade team 2010-20)..
Coach: Greg Popovich (since Phil Jackson is the coach of 90's all decade team)

LeBron,Wade, Melo, Paul, Howard, etc should be on the next decade-team

what has yao done better than pau?

AirCanada15ORL
01-21-2011, 02:18 PM
2000's All NBA decade team:
PG: Kidd, Nash
SG: Kobe, AI
SF: Tmac, Carter
PF: Duncan, KG
C: Shaq, Yao
WC: Nowitzki, Wallace --BigBen
based on Allstar votes from 2000-2010 and season's/allstar's MVP winners except LBJ( he should be on the next All decade team 2010-20)..
Coach: Greg Popovich (since Phil Jackson is the coach of 90's all decade team)

LeBron,Wade, Melo, Paul, Howard, etc should be on the next decade-team


THank you!! +1. at least one poster thought it out..

AirCanada15ORL
01-21-2011, 02:32 PM
My team. speaking starting 1999-2000 season

PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Vince Carter
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Shaquille O Neil

6th man: Allen Iverson

Bench: Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan (bench..ha)

Deep: Pierce, Allen

IR: Yao Ming, Grant Hill ha.


thats the decade team. Wade, no way he was just upcoming. Let the Vets have their praise.

AlvaROD
01-21-2011, 03:06 PM
PG: 1a) Kidd. 1b) Nash

SG: 1a) Kobe. 1b) Wade
SF: Lebron

PF: 1a) Duncan. 1b) Garnett

C: Shaq

Bench = Dirk, Pierce and Tracy McGrady.

lol at wade at 1b

tdunk21
01-21-2011, 03:16 PM
steve nash
kobe bryant
lebron james(i hate saying this)
tim duncan
shaq o'neal

2nd team
jason kidd
manu ginobili
paul pierce
kevin "big ticket" garnett
dwight howard

Klivlend
01-21-2011, 03:29 PM
With the last decade over, I thought to give my All Decade team for 2000-10. These are guys that played all 10 years.

That's 11 years...right?

shep33
01-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Kidd vs Nash is closer than people think IMO... Yeah JKidd isn't as good of a shooter or offensive threat, however, his assists are right up there, he's one of the greatest rebounding guards of all time, and a triple double threat every night. He also lead his team to 2 finals. But again its a toss up.

Kidd/Nash
Kobe
Pierce
Duncan
Shaq

Flash3
01-21-2011, 03:41 PM
nash
kobe
pierce
duncan
shaq

tdunk21
01-21-2011, 03:44 PM
nash
kobe
pierce
duncan
shaq

is it like a cartoon month? i see most of them have their team starting lineup like urs as their sigpic...

SiR Lakers III
01-21-2011, 06:10 PM
Wade 1b? lol Wade was in high school while Kobe was winning rings 2000-2010

Bruno
01-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Overall:
Nash
Bryant
James
Duncan
Shaq

2000-2004:
Kidd
Bryant
T-Mac
Duncan
Shaq

2005-2009
Nash
Bryant
LBJ
Duncan
Howard

ManRam
01-21-2011, 06:18 PM
Paul Pierce is my favorite not Magic player ever...but I can't justify an argument for him over LeBron really.

PG: Kidd
SG: Kobe
SF: LeBron
PF: Duncan
C: Shaq

I think those are 5 really easy picks, frankly. I'm a huge Steve Nash fan; I think he's the best offensive PG ever, besides Magic...but Kidd wins this because of his defense. That was the only position I had to think twice about.

And LeBron definitely should be on this decade's list, not next's. 7 out of 10 seasons is fine, especially considering he was better across the board during that span than any other contending SF.

I'm Seriously
01-21-2011, 06:27 PM
1st Team

PG-Nash
SG-Kobe
SF-Lebron
PF-Duncan
C-Shaq

2nd Team

PG-Kidd
SG-Wade
SF-Pierce
PF-Garnett
C-Dwight

blueplanet
01-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Yes, seriously. I feel (and have backed it up exhaustively on this site, won't bother again here) that he's been the slightly better player of the two for the second half of the decade, including a Finals series performance/MVP that ranks among the greatest of all time. Think outside the terms of their teams performances (the casts of the two in the decade are not even remotely comparable). Kobe's longevity and overall dominance ranks him as the #1, but Wade absolutely belongs in the same sentence (looking at your screen name, obviously nobody can expect you to concede that).

Ray Allen is a fine choice for the bench, but he's not the #1 on a Finals winning team, and prime Wade is just flat out better than prime Ray.

I feel you man. Kobe is great but Kobe fans (not the lakers fans) overrate him. Wade is the better player for 2nd half of the decade.

blueplanet
01-21-2011, 06:40 PM
1. Kidd
2. Wade
3. LeBron
4. Duncan
5. Shaq

This team would beat any other combination or at least compete neck to neck.

bostncelts34
01-21-2011, 06:49 PM
PG: Steve nash

SG: Kobe Bryant (Hate the guy, but no one even comes close to him in this decade)

Sf: Pierce (Lebron WILL go down as a better player than pierce, but as of the 2000's PP out does Lebron)

PF: Duncan ( Garnett is close, but duncans acolades puts him over the top of KG)

C: Shaq. obviously.

Bench: Kidd,Lebron,KG,Dwight,Wade

Close: Iverson,carter

Bruno
01-21-2011, 07:07 PM
I feel you man. Kobe is great but Kobe fans (not the lakers fans) overrate him. Wade is the better player for 2nd half of the decade.

I've always considered Wade and Bryant to be near equals since the second half of the 2000's. But when you look at the facts (stats, accolades), Bryant out played, and accomplished more than Wade did in the second half of the decade. Wade is fantastic, but people always forget how mediocre he was in 2007 and 2008 while dealing with injuries. Bryant has been able to play through, and still be effective with his injuries. When you consider all that, and remember what Bryant contributed to the 2000-2002 three-peat Lakers, he is easily the best SG of the decade.

From 2004-2005 through 2008-2009:

PER:
04-05- Bryant 23.3> Wade, 23.1
05-06- Bryant 28.0> Wade, 27.6.
06-07- Bryant 26.1< Wade, 28.9.
07-08- Bryant, 24.2> Wade, 21.5.
08-09- Bryant 24.4< Wade, 30.4.

Winshares:
04-05- Bryant, 8.1< Wade, 11.0.
05-06- Bryant, 15.3> Wade, 14.4.
06-07- Bryant, 13.0> Wade, 8.8.
07-08- Bryant, 13.8> Wade, 3.3.
08-09- Bryant, 12.7< Wade, 14.7.

Accolades, 2005-2009:

Bryant:
2009 Finals MVP.
2008 NBA MVP.
2X NBA scoring champion (06-07).
4X NBA-First team (06-09).
1X NBA-Third team (2005).
4X NBA defensive first team (06-09).
2X All-Star game MVP (07, 09).

Wade:
2006 Finals MVP
1X NBA scoring champion (2009).
1X NBA First- team (2009).
2X NBA second- team (2005, 2006).
1X NBA third-team (2007).
2X NBA defensive second team (2005, 2009).

From 2005-2009, Bryant has 1 more regular season MVP, 1 more scoring championship, three more all NBA first teams, and four more NBA defensive first-team nods. Statistically, they are near equals, but Bryant blows Wade out of the water when it comes to accolades. Even when not counting the 2000-2002 three-peat.

Accolade references:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyane_Wade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant

PER/WS references:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wadedw01.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bryanko01.html

rhino17
01-21-2011, 07:30 PM
All Decade Team

PG: Jason Kidd/Allen Iverson/Steve Nash
SG: Kobe Bryant/Tracy McGrady/Dwayne Wade
SF: Lebron James/Paul Pierce/Carmelo Anthony
PF: Time Duncan/Dirk Nowitzki/Kevin Garnet
C: Shaquille O'Neal/Yao Ming/Dwight Howard

Hustlenomics
01-21-2011, 07:34 PM
Duncan,Shaq,KG,Iverson,Lebron,Pierce,Kobe,Nash,Kid d,Wade,Vince

goose15
01-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Nash
Kobe
Lebron
Duncan
Shaq

rhino17
01-21-2011, 08:00 PM
those putting down steve nash over jason kidd are either very young or know nothing about basketball

bbcmillionaire
01-21-2011, 08:04 PM
Where's iverson? He changed the game in a good way

Bruno
01-21-2011, 08:26 PM
those putting down steve nash over jason kidd are either very young or know nothing about basketball

No. It can really go either way. Nash is a two time MVP and is arguably one of the greatest passer the league has ever seen.

rhino17
01-21-2011, 08:40 PM
No. It can really go either way. Nash is a two time MVP and is arguably one of the greatest passer the league has ever seen.

he also didnt deserve either MVP award, never made a finals despite having tons of talent around him and is the sinle worst defender of the past decade

Hellcrooner
01-21-2011, 08:49 PM
i have kidd over nahs because he plays D and he also has ALWAYS taken a positive impact in any team he has played.

not only that but he took the nets to the finals twice with less talent nash had at suns.

Bruno
01-21-2011, 08:49 PM
he also didnt deserve either MVP award, never made a finals despite having tons of talent around him and is the sinle worst defender of the past decade

In your opinion who should have been the MVP in 2005 and 2006?

Nash never making the Finals is a tragedy. *2007.

Bruno
01-21-2011, 08:51 PM
i have kidd over nahs because he plays D and he also has ALWAYS taken a positive impact in any team he has played.

not only that but he took the nets to the finals twice with less talent nash had at suns.

The West in the second half of the 2000's also had a lot more competition than the east did in the early 2000s. The first four championships of the decade were determined not in the Finals but in the WCF, or in the case of 2003, the Western Semis. IMO.

rhino17
01-21-2011, 08:52 PM
Where's iverson? He changed the game in a good way

totally forgot about him honestly, im gonna add him onto my list

rhino17
01-21-2011, 08:53 PM
i have kidd over nahs because he plays D and he also has ALWAYS taken a positive impact in any team he has played.

not only that but he took the nets to the finals twice with less talent nash had at suns.

bingo

bbcmillionaire
01-22-2011, 03:15 AM
Man Kidd,tmac, Vince Carter, Kobe, iverson, shaq,Paul pierce,Tim Duncan,kevin Garnett, ran the 2000's

MacFitz92
01-22-2011, 03:25 AM
If you do not have Duncan, Shaq, and Kobe on your first team, you are wrong.

GreatMustachio1
01-22-2011, 03:31 AM
You can argue to some extent PG, but if Kobe, James, Duncan, Shaq aren't on the list, fail.

One of those names does not count because he hasnt been playing since 2000.

More-Than-Most
01-22-2011, 03:34 AM
he also didnt deserve either MVP award, never made a finals despite having tons of talent around him and is the sinle worst defender of the past decade

Tons of talent? Besides JJ and Amare who came to the suns that was great or left the suns and was still great??? The Talent Nash had around him solidified into all star talent because of him. His offensive ability far exceeds kidds not just because he is the best passers in the league but also because he can create his own shot. Its true that kidds defense is much better but the impact Nash has on an offense and his teammates in general along with his playmaking ability and his lights out shooting from anywhere make up for his lack of defense.

Nash might be bad defensivly but during the nuts of the games in key situations he is always there taking the hard charge or foul.

Also if Nash didn't deserve them 2 mvps please tell me who did??? Who had more of an effect on their team than Nash??? He should have won his 3rd to be honest but got robbed out of that.

Everyone thought Nash would suffer once Amare left but he is having one of his best years with replacement players and players way passed their primes and honestly doesn't seem to be slowing down at all.

More-Than-Most
01-22-2011, 03:38 AM
i have kidd over nahs because he plays D and he also has ALWAYS taken a positive impact in any team he has played.

not only that but he took the nets to the finals twice with less talent nash had at suns.

He was fortunate to not be in the same conference as the Spurs or Lakers. Lol on top of that when he did take them to the finals coincidentally his team lost to those 2 teams if I am not mistaken.

GreatMustachio1
01-22-2011, 03:40 AM
PG-Steve Nash/Jason Kidd
SG-Kobe Bryant/Ray Allen
SF-Paul Pierce/ Peja Stojakovic
PF-Kevin Garnett/Dirk
C-Shaq/Tim Duncan

DKGiants
01-22-2011, 03:53 AM
2000-2010
Nash-Iverson
Kobe-Wade
James-Melo
Duncan-Garnett
Shaq-D.Howard

2010-2020
D.Williams-CP3
Wade-Kobe
Melo-Durant
Stoudemire-Griffin
D.Howard-rest of C's all suck and Howard isnt even that good with his size. WHERE ARE ALL THE GOOD CENTERS??????

tdunk21
01-22-2011, 03:58 AM
I feel you man. Kobe is great but Kobe fans (not the lakers fans) overrate him. Wade is the better player for 2nd half of the decade.

:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

AIRMAR72
01-22-2011, 04:47 AM
I've always considered Wade and Bryant to be near equals since the second half of the 2000's. But when you look at the facts (stats, accolades), Bryant out played, and accomplished more than Wade did in the second half of the decade. Wade is fantastic, but people always forget how mediocre he was in 2007 and 2008 while dealing with injuries. Bryant has been able to play through, and still be effective with his injuries. When you consider all that, and remember what Bryant contributed to the 2000-2002 three-peat Lakers, he is easily the best SG of the decade.

From 2004-2005 through 2008-2009:

PER:
04-05- Bryant 23.3> Wade, 23.1
05-06- Bryant 28.0> Wade, 27.6.
06-07- Bryant 26.1< Wade, 28.9.
07-08- Bryant, 24.2> Wade, 21.5.
08-09- Bryant 24.4< Wade, 30.4.

Winshares:
04-05- Bryant, 8.1< Wade, 11.0.
05-06- Bryant, 15.3> Wade, 14.4.
06-07- Bryant, 13.0> Wade, 8.8.
07-08- Bryant, 13.8> Wade, 3.3.
08-09- Bryant, 12.7< Wade, 14.7.

Accolades, 2005-2009:

Bryant:
2009 Finals MVP.
2008 NBA MVP.
2X NBA scoring champion (06-07).
4X NBA-First team (06-09).
1X NBA-Third team (2005).
4X NBA defensive first team (06-09).
2X All-Star game MVP (07, 09).

Wade:
2006 Finals MVP
1X NBA scoring champion (2009).
1X NBA First- team (2009).
2X NBA second- team (2005, 2006).
1X NBA third-team (2007).
2X NBA defensive second team (2005, 2009).

From 2005-2009, Bryant has 1 more regular season MVP, 1 more scoring championship, three more all NBA first teams, and four more NBA defensive first-team nods. Statistically, they are near equals, but Bryant blows Wade out of the water when it comes to accolades. Even when not counting the 2000-2002 three-peat.

Accolade references:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyane_Wade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant

PER/WS references:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wadedw01.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bryanko01.html

dude kobe is just about finish and will end up as a 42% 43% FG shooter WHEN HIS CAREER IS OVER and with 1MVP how can some people on here say hes the greatest of this decade when iverson, vince carter and and healthy T-MACK WERE BETTER PLAYERS playing at the same time with kobe, kobe been in league since 96 ride da bench for 2-3yrs because he was subpar at the time wade came in 03 took a useless miami heat to the playoffs his 1styear with odam and koran butler shot 48% AS ROOK for the year if wasnt for bron who came in with hype (but backed it up) wade wouldve easily got rookie of the year i remember seeing him play in the summer of 03 and knew rite from that moment that the heat got a special player wade is way better than kobe i was at the allstar game one year when wade flat out dominate kobe in the skill event wade defened is title too beating kobe wade WILL and EFFORT is way much better than kobe but kobe has a better overall game

JayW_1023
01-22-2011, 05:13 AM
People who believe T-Mac was better than LBJ in his prime are smoking something strange. Since when has T-Mac won over 60 games and taken his team to the finals.

Like I said.

JayW_1023
01-22-2011, 05:17 AM
Where's iverson? He changed the game in a good way

Yeah, thanks to him you see more players dribble out a good chunk of the shotclock and heaving up ridiculously difficult shots in the proces. Really beautifull basketball.

:rolleyes:

kblo247
01-22-2011, 05:45 AM
People who believe T-Mac was better than LBJ in his prime are smoking something strange. Since when has T-Mac won over 60 games and taken his team to the finals.

Like I said.

OP said "players that played the past 10 years", which was the last decade.

He did not say players that have played in the past decade.

The confusion by some reading this thread is that they do not know if he wanted players who played the entire 10 years of the last decade or just guys who have played some time in the past decade.

Full 10 years:
- Kidd
- Kobe
- Pierce
- Duncan
- Shaq

Just played in any part of last decade:
- Kidd
- Kobe
- LeBron
- Duncan
- Shaq

magic0320
01-22-2011, 06:54 AM
dude kobe is just about finish and will end up as a 42% 43% FG shooter WHEN HIS CAREER IS OVER and with 1MVP how can some people on here say hes the greatest of this decade when iverson, vince carter and and healthy T-MACK WERE BETTER PLAYERS playing at the same time with kobe, kobe been in league since 96 ride da bench for 2-3yrs because he was subpar at the time wade came in 03 took a useless miami heat to the playoffs his 1styear with odam and koran butler shot 48% AS ROOK for the year if wasnt for bron who came in with hype (but backed it up) wade wouldve easily got rookie of the year i remember seeing him play in the summer of 03 and knew rite from that moment that the heat got a special player wade is way better than kobe i was at the allstar game one year when wade flat out dominate kobe in the skill event wade defened is title too beating kobe wade WILL and EFFORT is way much better than kobe but kobe has a better overall game

:facepalm: lol those guys were not better than kobe

and how about kobe in 05 and 06 going to playoffs with cook, parker, mihm, luke as his starting 5 and making play offs.

and they sucked so bad after 06 even with shaq! at least kobe didn't get 0-4ed by crappy east team.

plus when wade missed playoffs (i know he got injurd) they were so bad and that team was way better than kobe's supporting cast in 05 and 06

at least when kobe missed playoffs in 04 they weren't one of the worst team in the league.

and how does wade better than kobe from 05 to 10 when wade missed playoffs when kobe didn't so props to you for trying :facepalm:

MTar786
01-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Yes, seriously. I feel (and have backed it up exhaustively on this site, won't bother again here) that he's been the slightly better player of the two for the second half of the decade, including a Finals series performance/MVP that ranks among the greatest of all time. Think outside the terms of their teams performances (the casts of the two in the decade are not even remotely comparable). Kobe's longevity and overall dominance ranks him as the #1, but Wade absolutely belongs in the same sentence (looking at your screen name, obviously nobody can expect you to concede that).

Ray Allen is a fine choice for the bench, but he's not the #1 on a Finals winning team, and prime Wade is just flat out better than prime Ray.

lol.. :facepalm:

MTar786
01-22-2011, 03:43 PM
People who believe T-Mac was better than LBJ in his prime are smoking something strange. Since when has T-Mac won over 60 games and taken his team to the finals.

Like I said.

if u consider lebron going to the finals in 07 a major acolade then u cant ever expect anyone in your life to ever take u serious.

lebron went to the finals in probably top 5 weakest eastern conference of all time.
the fact that he got swept by the spurs is enough proof that they had NO BUSINESS BEING THERE. The REAL NBA finals from 1999-08 was the western conference finals.

note. in 06 dallas were huge favs over the heat and in 04 the pistons were the biggest under dogs of all time

ttam68
01-22-2011, 03:53 PM
I don't see how you leave off any of:

Kobe
Garnett
Duncan
Shaq


Only really one spot to fill. And everyone saying Lebron is too ******** to understand directions.

Hustlenomics
01-22-2011, 03:55 PM
Yeah, thanks to him you see more players dribble out a good chunk of the shotclock and heaving up ridiculously difficult shots in the proces. Really beautifull basketball.

:rolleyes:

like who?

97NYer
01-22-2011, 04:11 PM
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: LeBron James
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Shaq

Bench: Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, Yao Ming, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Pau Gasol

Bruno
01-22-2011, 05:32 PM
I don't see how you leave off any of:

Kobe
Garnett
Duncan
Shaq


Only really one spot to fill. And everyone saying Lebron is too ******** to understand directions.

I agree that leaving KG off sucks. But where do you put him? Do you make Bryant and James the guards?

Bryant
James
KG
Duncan
Shaq?

Just doesn't look right.

madvillian9
01-22-2011, 05:57 PM
So let me get this straight...
Some of you are saying that you have to have played every year of the decade to be on the all decade team?
That means that Jordan isn't on the 80's or 90's.

C'mon people, use your damn brains...


didnt see that it they had to have played the last 10 years

if thats the criteria the only real question is pg...

LA_Raiders
01-22-2011, 06:02 PM
Kidd/Nash (Close)
Kobe
KG
Duncan
Shaq

madvillian9
01-22-2011, 06:08 PM
PG: Nash
SG: Kobe
SF: TMac
PF: Duncan
C: Shaq

Bench
Kidd
Garnett
Pierce
Iverson
Dirk

It's like the Olympic teams, it really doesn't matter who's starting... theyre just happy to be here

BranWingss
01-22-2011, 06:18 PM
Steve Nash
Vince Carter
Grant Hill
Tim Duncan
Andrea Bargnani

JayW_1023
01-24-2011, 08:02 AM
like who?

Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, JR Smith, Terrence Williams among others. Cringe worthy shot selection.

Antipod
01-24-2011, 08:38 AM
Nash/Kobe/Bron/Tim/Shaq