PDA

View Full Version : Name your top ten unique players of all-time



NetsPaint
05-06-2011, 06:23 PM
The way they move, how they shoot, pass, etc.

1. "Pistol" Pete Maravich
2. Allen Iverson
3. Vince Carter
4. Hakeem Olajuwon
5. Jason Williams
6. Tracy McGrady

I'll add the other four when I think of them.

goblazers7
05-06-2011, 06:25 PM
I honestly think Kevin Love's game is interesting

Chacarron
05-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Josh Childress.

zo#33
05-06-2011, 06:32 PM
Shaq, Dirk, Lebron?

MiamiWadeCounty
05-06-2011, 06:42 PM
1. Magic
Other Notables:
LeBron, Mutombo, AI, Muggsy Bogues, Dennis Roddman

BirdIsTheWord
05-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Manute Bol.

MrfadeawayJB
05-06-2011, 06:47 PM
if your going unique you got to go:

Steve Nash
Pistol Pete Maravich
Dennis Rodman
Kevin Martin
Dirk Nowitzki
Yao Ming
Shawn Bradley
Kareem Abdul Jabaar
Michael Jordan
Earl Boykins
Spud Webb
Shawn Marion

Chi StateOfMind
05-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Latrell Sprewell.

theheatles
05-06-2011, 06:59 PM
Lamar odom
LeBron
Yao
JJ Barea
Dirk
MJ
Muresan
Mutombo
Mugsy
Spud

ragee
05-06-2011, 07:20 PM
pistol pete
dirk
magic
shaq
rodman
lambeer.
jordan (GOAT so that automatically make him unique)
marion
nash
i can't think of anyone else so i'll put vlade (the only basketball player i know who smokes) hahahaha

KnickedUp
05-06-2011, 07:29 PM
1) Shaq
2) Dennis Rodman
3) John Stockton
4) Chris "Birdman" Anderson
5) Clyde Frazier
6) Dikembe Mutombo
7) Mugsy Bogues
8) Arvydas Serbonis
9) Dominique Wilkins
10) George Muresan

Tell me this team wouldn't be hilarious to watch

Chicharito
05-06-2011, 08:51 PM
pistol pete
dirk
magic
shaq
rodman
lambeer.
jordan (GOAT so that automatically make him unique)
marion
nash
i can't think of anyone else so i'll put vlade (the only basketball player i know who smokes) hahahaha

MJ smokes/smoked same with Charles Barkley.

dodie53
05-06-2011, 08:55 PM
rick barry

Cano4prez
05-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Manute Bol

CityofChaos
05-06-2011, 09:08 PM
I honestly think Kevin Love's game is interesting

Same here. Its funny to me that a guy who puts up big numbers does so in a unorthodox fashion--his movements look sloppy, slow, unathletic, and he has an average Joe type look.

Geargo Wallace
05-06-2011, 09:33 PM
Yaooooooooo

DerekRE_3
05-06-2011, 09:35 PM
Magic Johnson
Kevin Garnett
Pete Marovich
Chris Webber
Arvydis Sabonis
Boris Diaw
DeMarcus Cousins (just as unique of a person)
LeBron James
Earl Boykins/Muggsy
Dirk Nowitzki

This isn't really an all time list, just names that popped into my head.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-06-2011, 09:38 PM
No one has mentioned Manu Ginobili! That's shocking.

1. Manu Ginobili
2. Dirk Nowitzki
3. Sam Perkins
4. Earl Boykins/Muggsy Bogues
5. Shawn Marion
6. Shaquille O'neal
7. George Gervin
8. Kareem Abdul Jabar
9. Manute Bol/Shawn Bradley/Dikembe Mutombo/Yao Ming
10. Oscar Robertson

Honorable mention: Rodman, Julius Erving, Darryl Dawkins, World B. Free, Pistol Pete, Dominique Wilkins, Bob Cousy, Bernard King, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russel...
Okay there have been a lot of unique players over the years.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Magic Johnson
Kevin Garnett
Pete Marovich
Chris Webber
Arvydis Sabonis
Boris Diaw
DeMarcus Cousins (just as unique of a person)
LeBron James
Earl Boykins/Muggsy
Dirk Nowitzki

This isn't really an all time list, just names that popped into my head.

Good additions!

HarlemWorld4eva
05-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Formerly Chris Jackson. Muhmoud Abdul Rauf Denver Nuggets was super wet with great handles plus turrets syndrome -- wild shakes and everything...

llemon
05-06-2011, 09:44 PM
1) Julius
2) Moses
3) Michael Ray
4) Barkley
5) Kidd
6) Hakeem
7) Rodman
8) John Bagley
9) George McGinnis
10) About another 10 players

210Don
05-06-2011, 09:58 PM
Monta Ellis.

bagwell368
05-06-2011, 11:08 PM
Going for earlier times then most:

Hakeem
McHale
Bird
Bobby Jones
Erving (ABA)
Walter Davis
Connie Hawkins
Montcrief
Magic
Gus Williams

D-Leethal
05-06-2011, 11:50 PM
Shaq, Sabonis, Anthony Mason, Magic, Bird, Dirk, Iverson, Jared Jeffries is uniquely horrid on offense

tsb77
05-07-2011, 12:21 AM
I'd say manu and rondo are the most unique in the game today

Astronaut
05-07-2011, 12:33 AM
Pistol (Greatest passer of all time.)
Michael Jordan (Look at how many people imitate him today.)
Bill Russell (The amount of knowledge and calculation that went into every possession is what made him unique.)

tr3ymill3r
05-07-2011, 12:42 AM
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Dennis Rodman
Chris "Birdman" Anderson
David Robinson
Hakeem Olajuwon
Jack Sikma
Allen Iverson
Darryl Dawkins
Calvin Murphy
~In no specific order just thought each of these guys was unique.

meloman1592
05-07-2011, 12:43 AM
Dirk,magic and AI are my top 3...Dirk's game is just flat out one in a million never before seen. Magic had that size/handle/vision combo(Lebron has it but he isn't the original) and Iverson just had unbelievable speed and ball handling to go along with a relentless attitude and would lay down for No1 and at that size in the NBA is VERY impressive

tr3ymill3r
05-07-2011, 12:43 AM
Monta Ellis.

Who?

Young2Kinsler
05-07-2011, 12:55 AM
Uhhh, Dirk has to be the top of the list. He is a matchup nightmare like nothing ever seen.

salmonleg
05-07-2011, 01:43 AM
Manute Bol
Muggsey Bogues
Oliver Miller
Charles Barkley
Dennis Rodman
Wilt Chamberlain
Magic Johnson
Ralph Sampson

naztrack
05-07-2011, 05:28 AM
Magic Johnson (dont no how ppl can leave him out)
N8 the great Robinson (i no i no)
Dennis Rodman
Charles Barkley
Steve Nash
Patrick Ewing (one of if not the first big man to have a crazy jump shot)
Dirk (if i have Ewing starting the revolution i gotta have the end result)
AI (A man so small but plays so large)
Reggie Miller (his form was the ugliest thing but his jumper was wet)
"The Dream" (last but no least Hakeem Olajuwon, the big man who moved like a PG)

Drunken Machine
05-07-2011, 06:36 AM
AK47 & the Matrix: similar SF's who were good shot blockers and got a lot of steals

KG: started off his career at SF, developed a post game and moved to PF, now exclusively shoots from the perimeter

Tim Hardaway: undersized at 6"0 but would back down bigger guards in the post

Jamal Mashburn: slow at times, but had handles & a post game at the SF position

Cliff Robinson: after Bird, probably started the tall SF revolution through the 90's, could hit jumpshots and get rebounds

Rik Smits: 7"4 but couldn't get any rebounds, had a nice jump shot though...

Charles Barkley: under-under-sized PF, shorter than some SGs but still got the job done

Larry Nance: had more athleticism than some guards

eugene
05-07-2011, 07:00 AM
So many of them and I believe that every HOFamer is unique in his own way but let's try:
1) Michael Jordan
2) Steve Nash
3) Dirk Nowitzki
4) Karl Malone
5) Dennis Rodman
6) Shaq
7) Arvydas Sabonis
8) John Stockton
9) Kareem
10) Dikembe Mutombo
11) Hakeem Olajuwon
12) Charles Barkley
13) Scottie Pippen
14) Drazen Petrovic
15) Jason Williams

Storch
05-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Barry??? He had the weirdest free throw shot.

Jaji
05-07-2011, 11:41 AM
In no particular order:

1) LeBron - no one his size should be able to do the things he does
2) Shaq - " "
3) AI - " "
4) Shawn Marion - amazing rebounder for his size, ugly game but he gets it done
5) Charles Barkley - a 6'-4" 300 pound PF? He made it work though
6) Olajuwon - Points, rebounds, blocks, assists, and steals. The man could do it ALL.
7) Rodman - no explanation needed
8) Dirk Nowitzki - 7 foot German dude who can score from anywhere
9) Magic Johnson - 6'-9" PG???
10) John Amaechi - ever get dunked on by a gay dude? Ewwww!

Tarheels23
05-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Oscar Robertson _ TD machine
Pistol Pete _ Self explanitory
Hakeem O _ Best post moves
Dennis Rodman _ Rebounding force
Chocolate Thunder Dawkins _ first with a power game at the rim (shattering backboards)
Spudd Webb/Mugsy Boges _ Just how tiny they were
Rick Barry _ Have you seen his free throws?
Shaq _ Dominant just dominant
Magic _ Self explanitory
Kareem _ Sky Hook

heattiltheend94
05-07-2011, 11:46 AM
I think Joel Anthony is up there but not top ten.
Def Magic, LeBron, Dirk, and Mugsy