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mRc08
08-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Who are the top 5 players you respect?

Who are the top 5 players who you don't have respect for?

Feel free to provide reasons why (loyalty, individual success, championships, impact on franchise, work ethic, off the court/charity, etc).

GoPacers33
08-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Respect-
Duncan
Durant
Kobe
Pierce
Paul

No Respect-
Artest
Rondo
Love
Noah
Wade

TboneM3
08-12-2012, 06:41 PM
I don't know if I'd put Ron in the "no repect" category. I'm scared **tless of him, is that considered respect? He'd be the last guy I'd disrespect to his face.:p

Cal827
08-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Respect:

Durant
Duncan
Pierce
Billups
Gasol

Na:

Dwight
Carmelo
Boozer
Carter
Arenas

bucketss
08-12-2012, 06:54 PM
respect:
durant
cp3
lebron
jarret jack
calderon

no respect:
hedo turkoglu

bigsams50
08-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Respect
KG
Kobe
Pierce
Duncan
Gerald Wallace

No Respect
Dwight Howard
Ron Artest
Blake Griffin

ThePooH_1_
08-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Respect:

Kobe
Rose
Durant
Nowitzki
Garnett

No Respect

Lebron
Wade
Howard
MWP
Bynum

JasonJohnHorn
08-12-2012, 07:06 PM
There are three guys who stand out to me that call for respect. That's Duncan, Nash and CP3. Each of them are team-first players who are very talented and they all make the players around them better. For me that is what basketball is about. I respect a lot of players, but those are the three who get the most respect from me.

As for players I don't respect, Kobe and Melo are at the top of the list for me, because they both come across as ball hogs. If Kobe was the kind of facilitator that Nash, CP3 and Duncan are, the Lakers would have won the last four championships.

sunsfan88
08-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Respect:

Nash
LeBron
Durant
Rose
CP3

No respect:

Dwight
Big Baby
Kobe
MWP
Boozer

b@llhog24
08-12-2012, 07:10 PM
Respect:
Kyrie
Cp3
Paul Pierce
Carmelo
Manu
Duncan.

Not:
KG
Randy foye
Blatche

Dade County
08-12-2012, 07:10 PM
Respect

Rondo ( he kills my HEAT and I don't know how)
Cp3
KD
Alonzo Morning , Tim Hardaway, Pj brown and thunder Dan ( retired HEAT)
Wade

No Respect

Fisher
Ron Artest
Paul pierce

Chacarron
08-12-2012, 07:25 PM
Respect:
Tim Duncan
Kobe Bryant
Pau Gasol
Lebron James
Steve Nash

Not:
Paul Pierce
Carlos Boozer
Rudy Fernandez
Blake Griffin
Rajon Rondo

tredigs
08-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Dang, just had my fat post with details accidentally erased.

Oh well, in short:

Philanthropists/highly regarded teammates/high IQ players/superstars (current or former) = the most revered by myself, and if I had to choose a starting 5?

Steve Nash / Grant Hill / Lebron James / Pau Gasol / Tim Duncan

Most pathetic for one reason or another would be:

Ron Artest / DeShawn Stevenson as the worst. Dwight Howard as a teammate and doing the least with the most from a leadership/personna standpoint. Kobe would be top 25 for me on most revered (more basketball/work ethic related) while coincidentally also being top 10 on my most pathetic.

EDUTEXANS
08-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Respect:

Duncan (obvious reasons, hard not to respect him)
Garnett (his passion for the game)
Rose (he just seems to be a great guy)
Battier (his defense, the fact he is such a smart guy with a lot of passion for the game)
Pierce (because the fact he sticked with Boston even at the hard times)

Not:

Howard (dwightmare)
Artest (obvious reasons, hard to respect him as a person, but I respect his game, especially his defense)
Kevin Love (he seemed to be dirty player last season)
Derek Fisher (dirty player)
Bryant (respect his game, but he is arrogant and dirty)

JeffG20
08-12-2012, 07:46 PM
No respect.

Chris Paul
Eric Gordon
Dwight Howard
Carmelo Anthony
JR Smith


Respect.

David West
Tim Duncan
Kevin Durant
Ray Allen
Glen Davis

tredigs
08-12-2012, 07:49 PM
Cp3 would be my 6th man and for my 23 and Under team get me KD, Rose, Irving, Steph Curry and Kenneth Faried.

mRc08
08-12-2012, 07:51 PM
seems like some people are putting pierce, cp3, kobe, and others in either category, i'm curious to hear some reasoning.

--23--
08-12-2012, 07:51 PM
Respect

Duncan - Hard not to respect Duncan, he's a humble guy and a winner.

Dirk - Stuck with his team through the failures, he never complained or try to force his way out.

Rose - Same thing i said about Duncan applies to Rose, this kid is humble, and just wants to compete and win.

Durant - I respect everything he's doing for that franchise and city.

Garnett - I always love his passion for the game.


Don't Respect

Bargnani - "We play basket-ball. Not rebound-ball" Any 7 footer that say's that lose respect instantly. LOL

Boozer - He don't give his full effort consistently.

Lebron - I felt he bailed out too quick on the Cavs. I believe him Byron Scott would have achieved winning a championship, which would have been a great achievement for him and the Cavs franchise.

Reggie Evans - Click link to see why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvQM5VYJokw

Derrick Fisher - Never gave a damn about him lol

Odom - The way he act last season how could he be respected


I was going to put Chris Paul in the don't respect list for his award winning flops, but I like him as player too much so i put Reggie Evans on this since CP3 is influencing his teammates to flop lol. Also Nash & Rondo are two other players I respect.

Jarvo
08-12-2012, 07:55 PM
Respect

Duncan
Rose
Lebron
Durant
Rondo

No Respect

Dwight
Blake Griffin
Reggie Evans
Idk
Idk

naztrack
08-12-2012, 08:00 PM
respect:
Kobe
KD
Kevin Love
Amare
Rose

Don't Respect:
Wade
Lebron
Bosh
Ray Allen
Mario Chalmers

--23--
08-12-2012, 08:01 PM
respect:
Kobe
KD
Kevin Love
Amare
Rose

Don't Respect:
Wade
Lebron
Bosh
Ray Allen
Mario Chalmers

damn you just hate the Heat :laugh:

naztrack
08-12-2012, 08:02 PM
damn you just hate the Heat :laugh:

YES :clap:

STA_PLAR
08-12-2012, 08:05 PM
RESPECT
LeBron- Probably not the only one who felt he beat a better team in the finals and overcame all the haters.
Duncan-Always will be the greatest PF because of his class and rings.
KG-His effort and hustle is unmatched (although he is soft when it comes to fighting)
Grant Hill-The will to continue to play.
Kevin Love-great inside-outside PF and seems like a good guy.

No RESPECT
TMAC-was my favorite player but never gave his all or so it seems lol
MELO-Im a Knicks fan and love his offensive game but he doesn't try hard enough.
KOBE-great career achievements but never has been a team-player
DWIGHT-what a ****in girl/baby?
James Dolan-for spending all that money and never getting us a ring in NY lol

Yabaecip
08-12-2012, 08:07 PM
Respect:
Andre Miller
Steve Nash
Grant Hill
Tim Duncan
Andre Iguodala

No respect:
Carmelo Anthony
Dwight Howard
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Garnett
Andrew Bynum

Dade County
08-12-2012, 08:17 PM
seems like some people are putting pierce, cp3, kobe, and others in either category, i'm curious to hear some reasoning.

The mother ****er is queen of the actresses

and fisher is just all around dirty *** player... all he does he run into people and tries to get fouls.

Cp3 is one of the greatest, he works so hard out their on the court, I don't even care if he flops (*I laugh out loud).

And I don't feel anything about Kobe, it's just the Kobe fans out their are ridicules... If wade was on those laker teams, they would be all over Wade or anyone with skill like Wade, Lbj, T mac back in the day... etc.

akesh99
08-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Respect:
Duncan
Nash
Kidd
Durant
Hill
Dirk
Calderon

No Respect:
Bynum
Rondo
Carter
Baby

jerellh528
08-12-2012, 08:32 PM
respect
nash
kobe
duncan
dirk
fisher

no respect
perkins
wade
lebron
amare
boozer

UPRock
08-12-2012, 09:06 PM
Respect.

LeBron James
Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
Dirk Nowitzki
Manu Ginobili
Tim Duncan
Deron Williams
Vince Carter
Chris Paul
Ray Allen
Ricky Rubio

I don't respect.

Kobe Bryant
Amare Stoudamire
Dwight Howard
Andrew Bynum
Kevin Garnett
Rajon Rondo

bucketss
08-13-2012, 01:08 AM
Respect

Duncan - Hard not to respect Duncan, he's a humble guy and a winner.

Dirk - Stuck with his team through the failures, he never complained or try to force his way out.

Rose - Same thing i said about Duncan applies to Rose, this kid is humble, and just wants to compete and win.

Durant - I respect everything he's doing for that franchise and city.

Garnett - I always love his passion for the game.


Don't Respect

Bargnani - "We play basket-ball. Not rebound-ball" Any 7 footer that say's that lose respect instantly. LOL

Boozer - He don't give his full effort consistently.

Lebron - I felt he bailed out too quick on the Cavs. I believe him Byron Scott would have achieved winning a championship, which would have been a great achievement for him and the Cavs franchise.

Reggie Evans - Click link to see why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvQM5VYJokw

Derrick Fisher - Never gave a damn about him lol

Odom - The way he act last season how could he be respected


I was going to put Chris Paul in the don't respect list for his award winning flops, but I like him as player too much so i put Reggie Evans on this since CP3 is influencing his teammates to flop lol. Also Nash & Rondo are two other players I respect.

lol i use to hate bargnani so much but this season he put in work and played hard. thats all i ask for he doesn't have to a superstar but it was frustrating watching him play with no effort whatsoever.

Lakers + Giants
08-13-2012, 01:24 AM
Respect:

Nash
Gasol
Timmy
Kidd

Dont Respect:

Cousins
Griffin
Wade
Garnett
Reggie Evans

TFleury14
08-13-2012, 01:39 AM
Respect
Duncan
Nash
Dirk
CP3
Carter

No Respect
Javale McGee
Lebron
Wade
Cousins
Garnett

Evolution23
08-13-2012, 02:54 AM
Non homer pics...

Respect:
Kobe
Lebron
Garnett
CP3
Duncan

No Respect
Dwight
Javale
Arenas
Lopez

Losoway
08-13-2012, 03:09 AM
respect
lebron (great dude . actually met him in person couple of times really humble and funny)
melo (i just like his attitude never complains on courts shows players respect etc)
durant (hard not to like this dude)
bosh (hands down the funniest player seems cool)

Dont respect
Chris paul (this dude is always flopping and acting like a tough guy )

rondo (super a-hole . hated after i seen him cursing out that poor reporter. dude look like he wanted to cry )

Kobe- threw shaq under the bus. snitched on him cheating on his wife , super dirty and extremely cocky

garnett- this doesnt need a reason.. you pick one

kevin love - really dirty

DreamShaker
08-13-2012, 03:15 AM
Respect:

Lebron/Kobe: Both have grown into what people never thought they would be.
Duncan/Dirk/Nash- All humble and hard working superstars who represent the NBA well.
Shane Battier- Such a smart and gritty player. Is willing to do the thankless things to help his team win. I miss him on the Rockets.
Kevin Durant- My favorite superstar right now. Great attitude and simple and humble dude.
Jeremy Lin- I love his story, hope he keeps his head on straight.

I don't really not respect anyone.

DerekRE_3
08-13-2012, 03:54 AM
Respect
Tim Duncan
Gerald Wallace
Grant Hill
Steve Nash
Isaiah Thomas

Don't respect
Andrew Bynum
Dwight Howard
Michael Beasley
Carmelo Anthony
Can't think of a fifth one

Auseranami
08-13-2012, 03:56 AM
Respect:
Kevin Durant - calm, classy, and loyal. He's one of the youngest players and yet he carries himself like a 10-year vet.

Tim Duncan - calm, classy, and loyal.

Michael Jordan - he earned respect by being the best player ever.

Larry Bird - Great player, coach, and GM.

Steve Nash - calm, classy, and loyal.

Disrespect:
Lebron James - arrogant flopper.

Manu - the flopper of all floppers.

Russell Westbrook - just don't like/respect him.

Dwyane Wade - becoming increasingly dirty and flops.

Jeff Van-Gundy - sucks at coaching.

I Rock Shaqs
08-13-2012, 03:56 AM
Respect-
Duncan
KG
Jarret Jack
Lebron
Kobe

No Respect-
Chris Bosh
Melo
Dwight Howard
JR Smith
Javale Mcgee

rocket
08-13-2012, 04:19 AM
Respect-
Duncan
Wallace
Kobe
CP3
LBJ

No Respect -
Dwight Howard Everyone should have this ****

YouCan'tBeatLA
08-13-2012, 04:26 AM
Respect:

Kobe
Pau
Duncan
Rondo
Aldridge

Don't respect:

Garnett
Reggie Evans
Wade
Griffin
Cp3

Losoway
08-13-2012, 04:35 AM
Respect:
Kevin Durant - calm, classy, and loyal. He's one of the youngest players and yet he carries himself like a 10-year vet.

Tim Duncan - calm, classy, and loyal.

Michael Jordan - he earned respect by being the best player ever.

Larry Bird - Great player, coach, and GM.

Steve Nash - calm, classy, and loyal.

Disrespect:
Lebron James - arrogant flopper.

Manu - the flopper of all floppers.

Russell Westbrook - just don't like/respect him.

Dwyane Wade - becoming increasingly dirty and flops.

Jeff Van-Gundy - sucks at coaching.

lebron flops once every 30 games. :facepalm::facepalm:

BSardogan
08-13-2012, 06:55 AM
respect:
durant
cp3
lebron
jarret jack
calderon

no respect:
hedo turkoglu

:down:

PacersForLife
08-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Respect:
Durant (obvious reasons)
Rose (No matter how much I dislike his team I've gotta respect him)
Duncan (speaks for itself)
Danny Granger (He may not be a LeBron or even a Dirk, but he has given this team a lot and never tried to leave or anything.)
David West (Such a great leader by example and true professional)

No Respect:
Dwayne Wade (I used to like him, but after last year I just can't stand him)
LeBron (It's easy to pick him, but I just had to)
Boozer (Just don't like the guy really)
Kobe (I respect his game but not his attitude/off-court problems)
Garnett (The guy just comes across like he is above everyone else)

unleashthebeast
08-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Respect:
Wade and LeBron :)

Duncan. My All-time favorite non HEAT player. Watching him throughout his career has been incredible.

Grant Hill. Fighting through all of his injuries and still being a good player. I really hope he gets a title.

Steve Nash. Least selfish player I have ever seen

Kidd. Consistently a great and unselfish player up until the twilight of his career. He was the only Mavs player I was happy for in 2011 :p

No Respect
Dwight :pity:

Kobe. All-time I think he is a top 10 player, but as far as today the ball hogging has cost his team probably a few rings

KG. Again, all time I think he is an amazing player, but ever since he has been in Boston he has resorted to dirty tactics numerous times, as well as taunting like his pushups in the ECF

Blatche. He literally made the Wizards worse. Not many players can accomplish that, but Blatche didnt play hardly any defense, and thought he was Dirk on the offensive end. He was a disaster.

Rockice_8
08-13-2012, 11:27 AM
No respect:

Melo
JR Smith
Metta World Peace
Big Baby Davis
Bynum

All seem like complete douche's whether it be from dirty play or off the court stuff.

Guys I respect:
Duncan
KG
Gerald Wallace
Rondo
Tyson Chandler
Kidd
Grant Hill

Love the guys that put their body on the line and give an all out effort.

bucketss
08-13-2012, 01:30 PM
:down:

i really don't like this guy, after toronto signed him he went on an orlando show, and said i never wanted to leave orlando i always ask the guys in toronto why am i here? they say "53", he was bragging about how he hustled us out of 23 million smh. and one night he said he had a stomach virus and couldn't play. that same night he spotted in a night club partying his *** off:facepalm:

BobbyHillSwag
08-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Respect:
Godmelo
GodBE
Durant
Duncan
Rondo
DWill
dwight
Dirk
Pau and Marc
Mario chalmers
Andrew Bynum


Not respected:
D-Fade
Marcus Camby
james harden

R8Rfriar
08-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Respect: Tim Duncan, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant

No Respect: Ray Allen, Andrew Bynum, Ron Artest, Blake Griffin, Nate Robinson, Jeremy Tyler

smith&wesson
08-13-2012, 02:01 PM
i have respect for most pro athletes because

a) they had to work really hard to get to the pro's
b) they donate alot of money to charities.

i dont like certain players. but i still respect them.

Big Zo
08-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Everyone else that isn't me on this planet can go **** themselves. :)