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JNA17
04-12-2011, 04:33 PM
You don't have to like or hate the player, but you respect him the most for who he is and for his contribution to the game of basketball in NBA.

JordanFanatic
04-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Kobe Bryant & Tim Duncan hands down!

KnicksR4Real
04-12-2011, 04:42 PM
Lebron. He's just such a great role model for my children. Makes the best decesions.

Kashmir13579
04-12-2011, 04:44 PM
Andy Rautins. nuff said.

smith&wesson
04-12-2011, 04:44 PM
never liked tim duncans game. I call him the big yawn. i hardley even watch spur games, never really have not even when theyre in the finals. they just boring as hell to watch.

BUT i respect Timmy D for his dominance, and his ships. even though i find him boring i cant deny the fact that he is the best powerfoward of all time. thus far.

unleashthebeast
04-12-2011, 04:53 PM
id say tim duncan or even grant hill. also love zo, but i guess he doesnt qualify

AntiG
04-12-2011, 04:55 PM
Brian Scalabrine. Best 12th man of all time.

Gators123
04-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Ben Wallace.

SACNYY
04-12-2011, 04:57 PM
Lebron. He's just such a great role model for my children. Makes the best decesions.

lol I'd say Kobe and Kidd

Ray_R
04-12-2011, 05:00 PM
Kobe...........******* :D. I Actually stared to dislike kobe less over the years. I dontlike him but give much Respect.

John Walls Era
04-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Steve Nash and Yao because they're actually great people. I respect others games, but I respect those 2 as human beings.

I respect Kobe's game, but theres no way I would want anyone to be like him.

LayZbone
04-12-2011, 05:04 PM
-Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant. I respect these three monsters quite frankly because they will all go down as all-time greats, and we're lucky to watch them in their prime. Their game is indisputable.

-I respect how dominating Dwight Howard is on defense.

-I respect Steve Nash's insane passing ability, and Dirk for being the greatest euro player ever and greatest jump-shooting big man ever.

-I respect Ray Allen for his 3pt shooting prowess.

-I respect Tim Duncan for being a winner and the greatest PF of all time.

-I respect Shaq for being the most dominating force ever.

I don't like all the people I just listed, but I respect them all.


Just re-read the OP. If I'm supposed to pick just one, then it's Dwyane Wade.

Gibby23
04-12-2011, 05:05 PM
D Rose for showing the NBA that you don't need a big 3 if you put in some serious work in the offseason.

Khalifa21
04-12-2011, 05:06 PM
Tim Duncan

Evolution23
04-12-2011, 05:12 PM
Eddy Curry. He eats a cheeseburger like no other man could.

danniboi168
04-12-2011, 05:15 PM
Steve Nash

haggis
04-12-2011, 05:15 PM
Kobe...........******* :D. I Actually stared to dislike kobe less over the years. I dontlike him but give much Respect.

same way.

i don't hate him anymore and I respect the hell out of him.

bahama0811
04-12-2011, 05:16 PM
I absolutely hate Kobe but I fully respect his game and all he's done for the NBA. Tim Duncan is another guy that I really respect.

nickdymez
04-12-2011, 05:18 PM
D Rose for showing the NBA that you don't need a big 3 if you put in some serious work in the offseason.

This is an awesome post actually



My vote is for Kobe.. I dont think anyone is a better student of the game than him right now

DerekRE_3
04-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Gerald Wallace. Goes all out all the time.

Bullsfan22
04-12-2011, 05:27 PM
Tim Duncan can't get anymore classier.

gotoHcarolina52
04-12-2011, 05:30 PM
Kobe's killer instinct. Duncan's humility. Rose's magicalness.

LeBron James is pretty motivated and humble too, although he often comes across as a douche to the rest of the world.



A New Regimen

James working on his post-game – along with Dwyane Wade – with assistant coach David Fizdale has been a common sight after practices ever since training camp. The length of time and the moves they are working on vary, but Fizdale is a fixture, the man who has worked with James since day one.

“I commend him for having the humility to say he needs to improve at it,” Fizdale said. “That’s a big thing for a guy that could have an ego that says, ‘No, I’m good at this already,’ but he has the humility to say, ‘No, I need to get better,’ and he puts in the time.”

They work on that one thing, because at the core of the matter is a player whose coaches describe as highly competitive, as a student of the game who sees every offseason as an opportunity to add something to his game. And at 26, he’s adding a post-up game in his prime, at a younger age than many of his predecessors.

Does some of his work stem from a desire to prove the critics wrong? Fizdale says yes, that James takes it heart when outsiders criticize his game. But it’s about far more than that.

“It’s about him really becoming the best player he can be,” Fizdale said. “That was a pact we made when he got here. I said, ‘I don’t know if you can be the greatest player to ever play, but let’s see if we can make you the greatest player you can possibly be, and then let’s see what happens.’

“Let’s not go onto this thing and not get you to reach the maximum potential of LeBron James, and then look back and say, ‘Damn, we should of did this and we should of done that.’ And he’s on board; he’s the one who made the biggest sacrifice of anybody.”

So, you have a two-time MVP that has fully bought into the process of building an entirely new facet of his game from the ground up.


http://www.nba.com/heat/news/evolution_post_game_110412.html

Da Knicks
04-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Tim Duncan, that damn turtle face mother plays so good it irritates me to watch him. Best pf of all time, another player that i dont like but respect his game is Shaq. When the league changes rules to give others a chance you know you are dominant.

I still dislike Kobe, lol never could stand his arrogant ways. Too bad Lebron had to copy his antics, i used to like Lebron. Cant like him anyways now that he is the enemy of past-heat...

WrongIslander
04-12-2011, 05:32 PM
Tim Duncan, it's not even close either.

The best of all time in his position arguably and loyal and professional with it.

What more could a fan ask? Lucky Spurs fans, lucky.


LeBron? Hahahahaha seriously? WTF?!

NYSwagga
04-12-2011, 05:33 PM
steve nash,dirk.no matter what,theyve always been loyal to their respective teams no matter the season.lebron could take some pointers on that 1



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WrongIslander
04-12-2011, 05:35 PM
steve nash,dirk.no matter what,theyve always been loyal to their respective teams no matter the season.lebron could take some pointers on that 1



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/hatnlvr/Sig-Resized1.jpg

Yeah got so much time for those two as well.

smiddy012
04-12-2011, 05:37 PM
Kobe & Nash for sure... because I know they're willing to die on the court if need be.

Klivlend
04-12-2011, 05:39 PM
D Rose for showing the NBA that you don't need a big 3 if you put in some serious work in the offseason.

Was last season the first year you watched the NBA?

asandhu23
04-12-2011, 05:40 PM
Current: Monta Ellis
All Time: Wilt Chamberlain

D-Leethal
04-12-2011, 05:41 PM
Duncan and Dirk

Gibby23
04-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Was last season the first year you watched the NBA?

Nope. Just saying I like how he stayed out of telling Wade, Bosh, or Lebron to come to the ulls and he got better and led his team to the #1 seed.

goose15
04-12-2011, 05:45 PM
Billups
Nash
Kidd
Duncan
Grant Hill

Gene2420
04-12-2011, 05:45 PM
I respect Wade a lot. Mad game with a humble attitude. I used to hate his ***

KnicksR4Real
04-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Danilo Gallinari for being a positive player. From day one he worked hard. I miss him, he had a great sense for the game, and understood what it truly meant to play in the NBA.

Hawkeye15
04-12-2011, 05:56 PM
Nash, Duncan, Dirk, Ray Allen, all come to mind. Real professionals who don't complain, act professional both on and off the court, help in their communities, and are just great guys on top of being star players. There are obviously more, but these are a few

Rego247
04-12-2011, 05:56 PM
steve nash. because he's pure class.

knicks4life33
04-12-2011, 05:58 PM
Grant hill . he never gave up

rhino17
04-12-2011, 06:31 PM
I dont respect KG (plays like a *****), Kobe (possible rapist), or Lebron (selfish, let down his city)

Klivlend
04-12-2011, 07:28 PM
Nope. Just saying I like how he stayed out of telling Wade, Bosh, or Lebron to come to the ulls and he got better and led his team to the #1 seed.

You make a good point. But you're giving a helluva lot of credit to Rose. Donít' get me wrong, he deserves plenty of it. But it seems like you may be overlooking some other key factors that have led to the Bulls success. Again, Rose is a large component of the success, but it is the 'teams' success.

championships
04-12-2011, 07:40 PM
For me It's Grant Hill. There was one point people were comparing him to Jordan.
Then he had some serious career threatning injuries. He fought back and salvaged his career although he never was the same player.

kingkenny01
04-12-2011, 07:41 PM
I most respect kevin durant, ray allen, steve nash, dirk, and the entire spurs team (reping small markets) all are not flashy but get it done

NYK|NYY
04-12-2011, 07:45 PM
Amare's defense

heattiltheend94
04-12-2011, 07:46 PM
obvious: Kobe (work ethic) and NAsh
sleepers:Haslem and Joel Anthony

jmcelligott92
04-12-2011, 07:47 PM
Okay I think its bad for the league if people are saying someone who raped someone is the person who they respect the most

Edit: and im not a hater i like kobe a lot but seriously thats not something you just forget

mjqusoldier
04-12-2011, 07:50 PM
ron artest and melo

Bucks24226
04-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Ray Allen, he's such a class act with a perfect shooting stroke, for those who say Tim Duncan I hear he's a major bag of douche to his fans.

_KB24_
04-12-2011, 07:53 PM
I respect Baron Davis's beard. :worthy:

bears88
04-12-2011, 07:59 PM
Eddy Curry. He eats a cheeseburger like no other man could.

how can you forget about mike sweeney

bears88
04-12-2011, 07:59 PM
I Have always respect kobe Bryant and Vince Carter

Tarheels23
04-12-2011, 08:07 PM
You have to respect Kobe for his competitiveness in an era of self promotion and flashy play

theheatles
04-12-2011, 09:02 PM
i like shaq and tim duncans mutual respect for each other

mttwlsn16
04-12-2011, 09:13 PM
Lebron. He's just such a great role model for my children. Makes the best decesions.

:laugh:

serious though id say tim duncan
homer pick eric gordon-kid is about as humble as u can get

John Walls Era
04-12-2011, 09:19 PM
steve nash,dirk.no matter what,theyve always been loyal to their respective teams no matter the season.lebron could take some pointers on that 1



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/hatnlvr/Sig-Resized1.jpg

Was this some kind of failed sig attempt....

GREATNESS ONE
04-12-2011, 09:22 PM
Kobe Bryant & Tim Duncan hands down!

:up:

dwadefan03
04-12-2011, 09:37 PM
basically anyone thats good and isnt overly cocky. i really respect that...i hate cocky players

gatkins11
04-12-2011, 09:42 PM
Tim Duncan.

intex45
04-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Jon. Freakin' Barry.

ManningToTyree
04-12-2011, 09:53 PM
Duncan
Nash
Allen

first three names to come to mind

SeoulBeatz
04-12-2011, 09:56 PM
Steve Nash is an awesome person.

Great basketball player, no one deserves a ring in the NBA now more than Nash and G Hill (and others of course).

But Nash also players soccer (which i love), skateboards (seriously?), and's got sick dance moves.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Od4H9uIJ8

this ****'s still hilarious.

Lake_Show2416
04-12-2011, 10:13 PM
the guys i think of right away r Kobe & Duncan

Lakerhead4ever
04-12-2011, 10:24 PM
Okay I think its bad for the league if people are saying someone who raped someone is the person who they respect the most

Edit: and im not a hater i like kobe a lot but seriously thats not something you just forget


do u think its possible for a money hungry female to lie and say she was raped just so she can get some money from a millionaire? im not saying he didnt do it but there is no proof. and it is more logical for her to lie then kobe to rape, simply bcuz he can have almost any giirl he wants.

and same reason why we respect jordan and shaq and garnett, they all cheated on their wives and there are many more who cheat and do violent things and we still respect them.

i sense a hater

NetsPaint
04-12-2011, 10:33 PM
Steve Nash. Gives 100% effort, one of the best offensive players, gets everyone involved, and wants to win a championship for Phoenix. He's gotten other players (and D'Antoni) bigger contracts then they might have not gotten otherwise. He also seems like a really nice guy. Not fake.

Gram
04-12-2011, 10:39 PM
Gram.

kjoke
04-12-2011, 10:41 PM
Chuck Hayes for some reason :laugh2:

Byronicle
04-12-2011, 10:45 PM
Durant

Knicks21
04-12-2011, 10:59 PM
Eddy Curry. He eats a cheeseburger like no other man could.

So talented. Such a shame the Heat passed up on him.

Knicks21
04-12-2011, 10:59 PM
Anthony Carter.

Astronaut
04-12-2011, 11:11 PM
Chris Paul
Grant Hill

D-Block21-Chito
04-12-2011, 11:21 PM
Steve Nash... dude is classy

Fnom11
04-13-2011, 12:08 AM
Alzono Mourning

hgtiger32
04-13-2011, 12:30 AM
Kobe. Gotta be stupid and ignorant for not respecting his talents and what he's accomplished

E.O.21
04-18-2011, 02:17 AM
Dikembe Mutombo!!

Geargo Wallace
04-18-2011, 02:23 AM
Steve Nash. Short white guy with no hops that has made fools of countless players. He's a class act, and one tough mother****er.

Geargo Wallace
04-18-2011, 02:24 AM
Gram.

Amen to that brohem.

Baller1
04-18-2011, 02:29 AM
Nash, Duncan, Ray Ray, and Grant Hill.

Whomewhome
04-18-2011, 02:30 AM
Drazen Petrovic (all time favorite)

Carlos Boozer (I don't want him on my team but I met the guy and had dinner with him, he is so down to earth it's crazy) I've met a few other players but nothing compares to Boozer

5ass
04-18-2011, 02:39 AM
nash
chuck hayes (6'5 center)
nene (was able to battle cancer and look at him now, beasting)
wade (undersized but plays big)

Raph12
04-18-2011, 03:49 AM
TimmyD

Chi StateOfMind
04-18-2011, 04:20 AM
Tim dunan
Nash
Lbj
Brandon roy

hyb152
04-18-2011, 04:21 AM
Lebron. He's just such a great role model for my children. Makes the best decesions.

And you're a great example of the type of people NYC is generalized as. LOL

alencp3
04-18-2011, 06:51 AM
Shane Battier and Chris Paul

DodgerBulls
04-18-2011, 07:24 AM
Timmy, Kobe, Grant Hill, and AI for all the obvious reasons.

Crackadalic
04-18-2011, 07:33 AM
After last night game i hate KG even more but i have to respect him because he plays with more passion then any player ive ever seen.

Duncan = Donkey
04-18-2011, 07:59 AM
Nash, Hill and Dirk.

I respect Kobe as a player, not as a human being though. He seems like a real piece of ****.

ilovemyangel
04-18-2011, 08:11 AM
I respect Kobe for maturing over the years, and his skills. As well as Duncan and KG! As much as KG is an *** on the court, I think he's genuinely a good person off it plus he's still my favourite player after 10 years.

NYK4L
04-18-2011, 08:14 AM
Grant Hill, I just think he's overcome a lot of injuries over his career and still can be productive at his age.

sportzlg0
04-18-2011, 08:15 AM
Tim Ducan. Very humble player, flys under the radar his whole career. Soft spoken yet a beast on the court!

tcav701
04-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Nash, Duncan, Ray Ray, and Grant Hill.

Bingo.

These are really the only answers I accept. I would make a case for Durant too.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
04-18-2011, 09:26 AM
Walter Ray Allen.

no reasoning neccessary

blake20696
04-18-2011, 05:05 PM
Lebron James and Nash and Wade

gilly
04-18-2011, 05:30 PM
Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill.

FrenchSunsFan
04-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Arenas cause he got gun .

Lkrsdecade
04-18-2011, 08:28 PM
Steve Nash
Tim Duncan

dtmagnet
04-18-2011, 08:47 PM
Battier consummate professional.

Jezeble
04-18-2011, 09:32 PM
LeBron James - because he has the audacity to do whatever the heck he wants, and still be very relevant. He orchestrated "The Decision," and came out of that debacle with the #1 selling jersey. Gotta admire that. Besides, he can ball like no one else in the NBA.

However, most of all, I respect:

JOAKIM NOAH - He is not your typical NBA player. He doesn't go for the glitz and glamor. He cares nothing for personal accolades -- he's a about winning. He ALWAYS says what's on his mind, and he has no tats, jewelry, nor entourage. He is not looking to fit in, nor make friends. He marches to the beat of his own drum. Best of all, NOBODY plays harder than he does! He brings it every game and leaves it all on the court. His game may not be sexy, but he is effective. He is special!

Kashmir13579
04-18-2011, 09:52 PM
as people, Steve Nash or Etan Thomas.

DE9394
04-18-2011, 10:46 PM
Chauncey Billups

mdm692
04-18-2011, 10:50 PM
If you base respect on offcourt contributions and wh at kind of teammate then nash and hill hands down

Based on talent
Kobe, wade, melo, dwight, bron, nash

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HuRRiCaNeS324
04-19-2011, 01:32 AM
Shane Battier, Steve Nash, J Kidd, Hill

nycsports2
04-19-2011, 01:36 AM
tim duncan

BleedingGreen9
04-19-2011, 01:53 AM
Steve Nash... dude is classy

Nash is always wining and *****in at the refs....but he is steve nash so they never T him up....

raptors3589
04-19-2011, 01:55 AM
chris bosh

cutiepie80
04-19-2011, 02:39 AM
Derrick Rose first and foremost, the dude is unreal and is humble. But does show excitement and pride.

Duncan, great player but he is the reason te NBA was boring after Jordan retired.

Nash, would love to see a ring for him, Nowitski too.

Bryant, please. Great player, one of he most annoying personalities to deal with while watching. If he fouls someone he either screams at the ref or laughs because it's a joke. Total d bag.

Lebron, hate his team now. But he is the best and I wish he stayed in Cleveland to win one. His whole persona will never be the same.

Gambeezy
04-19-2011, 03:12 AM
Pau Gasol: for having the patience to let Kobe believe he's still the best player on the Lakers and sitting idly by while Kobe takes low percentage fadeaways and chucks them out of games.


Honest Pick: Rose. Hard work pays off. Him and his entire team are a testament to that.

Dee_Edge
04-19-2011, 02:26 PM
Ray Allen

AIRMAR72
04-19-2011, 04:11 PM
GRANT HILL be my choice if wasnt for injuries he wouldve been one of the greatest SF ever he was just as good as pippen(pip better defender) in his pistons days and he was better than BRON it just sad his career was riddle with injuries

Redbull
04-19-2011, 04:47 PM
Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Tim Duncan, Shane Battier, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash.

mttwlsn16
04-21-2011, 10:23 AM
^that

Giantwarrior
04-21-2011, 10:25 AM
nash.

Hitman21
04-21-2011, 10:52 AM
antawn jamison - one of the clasiest individuals i have ever seen

KingPosey
04-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Grant Hill. Came back from so much to still play so well, and did it with his head held as high as possible.

BIGgameHUNTER11
04-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Gerald Wallace. He brings an intensity to each game that is hard to match. He is also a very generous and faithful person off the court, who has genuine love for his communtiy and family.

If it is just game, it has to be Kobe. Kobe works as hard in the offseason and practice as anyone (except when he rests his knees). His teammates say that practice is much more intense when he is practicing with them. Oh, and he has some nice rings to prove he is seasoned. The adultry thing kinda hurts his name though.

BIGgameHUNTER11
04-21-2011, 11:34 AM
Dirk

BIGgameHUNTER11
04-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Timmy, Kobe, Grant Hill, and AI for all the obvious reasons.

What are the obvious reason for AI?

Lakers + Giants
04-21-2011, 11:54 AM
Nash, Kidd, Duncan, Battier, Dirk.

Jaji
05-15-2011, 09:37 AM
#1 for the Bulls

thesportsguru
05-15-2011, 10:03 AM
Brian Scalabrine and Steve Nash

eugene
05-15-2011, 10:09 AM
Timmy, Grant Hill, Mourning, Shaq, KG, Ray Allen, Nash, Stockton, Mutombo...

allSUAVE
05-15-2011, 10:20 AM
Amare and Steve Nash

tredigs
05-15-2011, 10:23 AM
Shane Battier. He has a cerebral approach to the game that just flat out impresses me. Four year player/graduate from Duke, had to battle being "black kid in a white man's world" and vice versa growing up, and as a result ended up essentially becoming a loner and losing himself in the game as a way to deal with it.

I respect people that take adversity and use it as energy to fuel their ambition. Beyond that, he lives for defense - and that's my game.

Wilson
05-15-2011, 11:05 AM
I don't think there are any that I respect that much more than the rest but if I had to choose I would say Udonis Haslem. He had to work much harder than most players to just make it into the league and once in, he's been a real worker. Never takes a play off. There are a few like that but I've honestly gone blank on names :o

mrbtp
05-15-2011, 11:43 AM
dirk nowitzki

Chill_Will_24
05-15-2011, 03:26 PM
Tim Duncan.

BklynKnicks3
05-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Jamal crawford