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Longhornfan1234
06-28-2012, 12:00 AM
http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/8100287/nba-playoffs-greatest-individual-playoff-runs

96 playoff run and 06 playoff run. :facepalm:

Hawkeye15
06-28-2012, 12:02 AM
I have an issue with a couple, but good list.

Hawkeye15
06-28-2012, 12:04 AM
LeBron's 2012 run is way up there, I agree. But Jordan's 91' run was unreal.

Im_in_Mia_bish
06-28-2012, 12:05 AM
http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/8100287/nba-playoffs-greatest-individual-playoff-runs

96 playoff run and 06 playoff run. :facepalm:

excuse me? how is wade's performance in 2006 when the heat were underdogs not the greatest INDIVIDUAL performances ever?

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-28-2012, 12:05 AM
LeBron's 2012 is not better than Shaq's 2000. And sad that Kobe's 2009 isn't up there.

ESPN = LeBron fest.

I give credit to him for winning the title, but c'mon ESPN, where your balls at?

Im_in_Mia_bish
06-28-2012, 12:06 AM
damn.. lebron and jordan are on a class of their own.

WOW.

Im_in_Mia_bish
06-28-2012, 12:07 AM
LeBron's 2012 is not better than Shaq's 2000. And sad that Kobe's 2009 isn't up there.

ESPN = LeBron fest.

I give credit to him for winning the title, but c'mon ESPN, where your balls at?

30 10 6 50% shooting
while guarding EVERYONE.
when youre not a center or pg..

are you sure youre directing that question at the right person?

Davidgta1
06-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Shaqs 2000 run was just crazy.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-28-2012, 12:12 AM
30 10 6 50% shooting
while guarding EVERYONE.
when youre not a center or pg..

are you sure youre directing that question at the right person?

No question it was great, but better than Shaq's dominant performances? I think not.

SugeKnight
06-28-2012, 12:15 AM
Rick Barry 1975

popo85
06-28-2012, 12:16 AM
Shaq's 2000 was a great memory

Pakman
06-28-2012, 12:38 AM
damn.. lebron and jordan are on a class of their own.

WOW.Homer.

waveycrockett
06-28-2012, 01:17 AM
J.Kidd averaged 20/9/8 in his 01 playoff run to the finals with the Nets he def needs to be in the convo. Damn near average a 20/10/10 triple double in 20 playoff games.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-28-2012, 01:18 AM
J.Kidd averaged 20/9/8 in his 01 playoff run to the finals with the Nets he def needs to be in the convo. Damn near average a 20/10/10 triple double in 20 playoff games.

2002, not 2001. And it doesn't matter what he averaged if he got miserably swept in the finals that yr.

waveycrockett
06-28-2012, 01:22 AM
2002, not 2001. And it doesn't matter what he averaged if he got miserably swept in the finals that yr.
What do you mean "he" got swept? His TEAM got swept by a way more talented team not his fault Shaq was by FARRRRR the best player on the planet. Thats like saying Durant didn't have a great post season this year because his team lost in the finals so nothing he did counts.

BKLYNpigeon
06-28-2012, 01:31 AM
stupid ranking, not really based on anything but popularity, just another mans opinion.

jsthornton7
06-28-2012, 01:55 AM
sorry but no championship is won by an individual.

lakers went 15-1 in 2001.

THAT is the greatest playoff run ever :)

waveycrockett
06-28-2012, 02:20 AM
I nominate Durant also

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-28-2012, 02:24 AM
wow no kobe on 00-01

30/7/6 on .47 from field 99 DRtg

Stuckey#3
06-28-2012, 06:22 AM
Dear ESPN,

Please get off of Lebron's nuts.

Signed,

Fans of all other teams.

Stuckey#3
06-28-2012, 06:23 AM
wow no kobe on 00-01

30/7/6 on .47 from field 99 DRtg

It's Mamba's fault for not signing the right endorsements.

basketfan4life
06-28-2012, 09:15 AM
Don't get me wrong, Lebron was great this year, but not no.2 great come on man.

And 2001-2009 Kobe definetly deserves to be in this list.

Hawkeye15
06-28-2012, 09:18 AM
wow no kobe on 00-01

30/7/6 on .47 from field 99 DRtg

This should have been on there, no doubt. I think they ignored it due to him technically being the 2nd banana, but its an amazing stat line, and he was defending like a beast during that time period.

quade36
06-28-2012, 09:56 AM
Is this post 1990????

DR_1
06-28-2012, 11:55 AM
:laugh: As always, ESPN is laughable. And that's putting it nicely.

Chronz
06-28-2012, 12:31 PM
What do you mean "he" got swept? His TEAM got swept by a way more talented team not his fault Shaq was by FARRRRR the best player on the planet. Thats like saying Durant didn't have a great post season this year because his team lost in the finals so nothing he did counts.

But LOTS of players have had great runs to the Finals, they wont outdo runs that lead to titles.

Chronz
06-28-2012, 12:32 PM
Can I see peoples list, I love how everyone acts these kind of lists are easy to conjure up. Show me your Top10 so I can see who you leave out.

ManRam
06-28-2012, 12:34 PM
Those saying "ESPN = LeBronfest" or "ESPN get off of LeBron's nuts" or whatever...

How about you tell me why it shouldn't be that high, instead of just making claims like that? Or at least share your list!

He had not a single bad game the entire playoffs. His numbers warrant that spot, his timely play-making warrants that spot and his consistency warrants that spot. As does his all-time and unmatched versatility on defense.

Chronz
06-28-2012, 12:59 PM
Is this post 1990????

Seems like it right, this is why I would like a limit of 2 per player. Even if you have a case its much more interesting to see a wider range of players.

LAKERMANIA
06-28-2012, 01:05 PM
2009 Kobe Bryant... Seriously? Did people already forget about him? :laugh2:

Chronz
06-28-2012, 01:10 PM
2009 Kobe Bryant... Seriously? Did people already forget about him? :laugh2:

Nah he mentioned him

celtNYpatsHeels
06-28-2012, 01:13 PM
Of course the producers of LeBron Center would put him at #2 all time. Absolute joke how bad ESPN blows james and the heat.

LAKERMANIA
06-28-2012, 01:15 PM
I think James deserves a spot on that list, but #2 greatest playoff run ever? :pity:

Hawkeye15
06-28-2012, 01:21 PM
I think James deserves a spot on that list, but #2 greatest playoff run ever? :pity:

Statistically it was top 4, but the writer made his point on why his defensive contributions moved him up a couple of spots.

Say what you want, but we really did just witness one of THE best playoff runs in modern history (post 1985).

chicago lulz
06-28-2012, 01:33 PM
You my boy MJ!

LeMarcus
06-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Those saying "ESPN = LeBronfest" or "ESPN get off of LeBron's nuts" or whatever...

How about you tell me why it shouldn't be that high, instead of just making claims like that? Or at least share your list!

He had not a single bad game the entire playoffs. His numbers warrant that spot, his timely play-making warrants that spot and his consistency warrants that spot. As does his all-time and unmatched versatility on defense.

This.

basketfan4life
06-28-2012, 03:43 PM
This should have been on there, no doubt. I think they ignored it due to him technically being the 2nd banana, but its an amazing stat line, and he was defending like a beast during that time period.

Hey Hawkeye, when you feel like being objective, you're one of the best posters ever.

numba1CHANGsta
06-28-2012, 04:03 PM
ESPN=HEAT :facepalm:

Hawkeye15
06-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Hey Hawkeye, when you feel like being objective, you're one of the best posters ever.

I will take that as a compliment.

kdspurman
06-28-2012, 04:13 PM
I thought Tim's 2003 run would be higher. On both ends of the floor he just dominated that year in every series. Nearly putting together a quadruple double in the closing game, breaking the blocks record in a series, scoring, assisting, I thought he did it all.

But, being top 10 (even if it is an ESPN list) is no slouch either.

Hawkeye15
06-28-2012, 04:16 PM
I thought Tim's 2003 run would be higher. On both ends of the floor he just dominated that year in every series. Nearly putting together a quadruple double in the closing game, breaking the blocks record in a series, scoring, assisting, I thought he did it all.

But, being top 10 (even if it is an ESPN list) is no slouch either.

It was easily his most impressive run. He destroyed it that playoff run.

jwn0303
06-28-2012, 04:29 PM
How come Shaq's 30.5 PER (the second-highest ever) doesn't find itself higher than James' latest run? Because O'Neal anchored one of the worst championship defenses ever. Despite winning the title, the Lakers ranked 13th at defense among 16 playoff teams -- astonishing considering they had a 7-foot-1 behemoth under the rim. Shaq has never been known for signature defensive contributions, but it's hard to overlook the defensive numbers of this Lakers squad.

May just be me, but why is he punished on the list for that? Does that fact not make his individual performance that much more impressive?

C-Style
06-28-2012, 07:17 PM
I don't visit ESPN anymore.

Chronz
06-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Cmon, not a single one of you whiners has anything else to say aside from wheres my boy? I can buy Kobe being listed but if nobody can say exactly where he should be rank then what does that say about you?

LAKERMANIA
06-28-2012, 10:04 PM
Cmon, not a single one of you whiners has anything else to say aside from wheres my boy? I can buy Kobe being listed but if nobody can say exactly where he should be rank then what does that say about you?

What difference should it make where I think he should be? The point is he was left off...

Chronz
06-29-2012, 01:07 AM
What difference should it make where I think he should be? The point is he was left off...
Lots of players were left off, whats your point?

IversonIsKrazy
06-29-2012, 01:28 AM
Duncan's '03 run was the greatest I had ever witnessed. That should be argued as #1 to me, LBJ is WWAAAAYYYYY tooo highh! ESPN get off his dick

TylerSL
06-29-2012, 01:56 AM
http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/8100287/nba-playoffs-greatest-individual-playoff-runs

96 playoff run and 06 playoff run. :facepalm:

.... Wade's 06 playoff run is too low if anything....

basketfan4life
06-29-2012, 02:07 AM
I will take that as a compliment.

It is a compliment.

Im_in_Mia_bish
06-29-2012, 05:01 AM
apparently people think its easy to go 30 10 and 6 while shooting 50% and guarding every position on court.

when your team relies on you, and you put down performances that havent been seen in 50 years, or performances that have only been done by centers, u know u deserve to be that high.

espn's list is fine, u guys need to stop whining about every list lebron is on.

grow up.

Chronz
06-29-2012, 11:46 AM
It is a compliment.

Thats a backhanded compliment if Ive ever heard one.

kdspurman
06-29-2012, 03:46 PM
apparently people think its easy to go 30 10 and 6 while shooting 50% and guarding every position on court.

when your team relies on you, and you put down performances that havent been seen in 50 years, or performances that have only been done by centers, u know u deserve to be that high.

espn's list is fine, u guys need to stop whining about every list lebron is on.

grow up.

I'm not slouching Lebron I know he did great, But I feel Tim's dominance consistently in 03 was more impressive and was worthy of being higher.

As a fan, that's my opinion, and the #'s can certainly back it up. But at the same time, I'm not going to let it ruin my day that an ESPN article has em' ranked this way lol.

dh144498
06-29-2012, 05:28 PM
ESPN always overhypes the current best player. Nothing new to see here. Shaq's 2000 run >>>>>>>>>> Lebron 2012.

Hawkeye15
06-29-2012, 05:36 PM
I'm not slouching Lebron I know he did great, But I feel Tim's dominance consistently in 03 was more impressive and was worthy of being higher.

As a fan, that's my opinion, and the #'s can certainly back it up. But at the same time, I'm not going to let it ruin my day that an ESPN article has em' ranked this way lol.

I think LeBron's overall statistical dominance and his defensive versatility are what got him up there. Plus they went through 4 elimination games, in which he killed it, and as much as I think 03' was by far and away Duncan's best postseason run, LeBron's was arguably even better this year.

But yeah, its not like a spot here or there should ruin your day.

Hawkeye15
06-29-2012, 05:38 PM
ESPN always overhypes the current best player. Nothing new to see here. Shaq's 2000 run >>>>>>>>>> Lebron 2012.

Did you bother reading the reasoning? Shaq's team was pedestrian at best defensively, him included.