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JordansBulls
08-16-2012, 12:39 PM
Whose era will the 2010's be known as? Or will it be a split era?


For instance,

1960's - Russell
1970's - Kareem
1980's - Split - Magic/Bird
1990's - Jordan
2000's - Split - Kobe/Shaq/Duncan
2010's - ??? Maybe - Lebron/Durant/Dwight (now with LA)

DoMeFavors
08-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Deron/Joe/Brook

or

Felton/Chandler/Novak

xxplayerxx23
08-16-2012, 12:47 PM
Deron/Joe/Brook

or

Felton/Chandler/Novak

:facepalm:
OP: Id go with Lebron,Durant,Howard. seems about right. Id like to add Paul.

b@llhog24
08-16-2012, 12:50 PM
Split.

LongIslandIcedZ
08-16-2012, 12:53 PM
I'd have trouble not giving someone like Lebron an entire era to himself, because he is without a doubt (IMO) way better than Durant and Dwight right now. However, I dont know how long he'll keep it up, in a few years, say 2015 or so, Durant could certainly be the better player.

So I'll split between Lebron and give the second half of the decade to Durant.

Chronz
08-16-2012, 12:59 PM
Stupid question and premise, the answer is duh

Baller1
08-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Lebron and Durant's.

Lakers + Giants
08-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Deron/Joe/Brook

or

Felton/Chandler/Novak

You suck at trolling now.

StarvingKnick22
08-16-2012, 01:13 PM
Lakers Spin City or
The Eyebrow River Dynasty (NOLA) or my personal favorite
The Knickerbocker Dominance Dynasty!

MP.Trey
08-16-2012, 01:16 PM
Gotta say 60's was a split with Russell/Chamberlain. Even though Russell was getting all of the chips. Wilt dominated that era.

But on topic, I would say it will be considered a LeBron/Durant split, barring injuries of course.

StarvingKnick22
08-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Deron/Joe/Brook

or

Felton/Chandler/Novak

I feel sorry for you. Your trolling days are over and you've never actually used your brain

Chacarron
08-16-2012, 01:38 PM
You suck at trolling now.

He lost his touch, poor guy.

WhyEvenBother
08-16-2012, 01:40 PM
its lebrons ... has to be. he is head and shoulder above every player in the nba right now. im surprised this is a debate. unless there is some kid that comes up and is a apsolute beast/freak.

smith&wesson
08-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Lebron & howard.

WhyEvenBother
08-16-2012, 02:17 PM
hahah except without the howard. hes not going to be rememberd like lebron

DoMeFavors
08-16-2012, 02:20 PM
He lost his touch, poor guy.

But you guys still reply to me :)

--23--
08-16-2012, 04:08 PM
I'm leaning more towards Durant, due because OKC's window at winning a championship and repeating(dominating) is wider than every team...so far.

Of course this all depends on the front office moves and signing's from now on.

fruitchops
08-16-2012, 04:10 PM
lay braun

PocketKings
08-16-2012, 04:13 PM
The Rise of Kyrie!

Lakersfanla24
08-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Durant or Bron

Lakersfanla24
08-16-2012, 06:06 PM
BTW OP the 2000's wasnt a split, i guess 7 trips to the finals and 5 titles in 10 years means nothing:rolleyes:

fruitchops
08-16-2012, 06:09 PM
BTW OP the 2000's wasnt a split, i guess 7 trips to the finals and 5 titles in 10 years means nothing:rolleyes:

since when did this thread have anything to do with teams?? your comment is completely irrelevant

Robbw241
08-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Amare

ThunderousDemon
08-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Deron/Joe/Brook

or

Felton/Chandler/Novak

:laugh2:

Put some effort into it, your trolling has become disappointing.

ManningToTyree
08-16-2012, 06:24 PM
Lebron's alone

Lakersfanla24
08-16-2012, 06:24 PM
since when did this thread have anything to do with teams?? your comment is completely irrelevant

There is only one person who has remained constant on that team

ackar
08-16-2012, 06:31 PM
It will be remembered as ERA of unprecedented parity. I thinking it may be upwards of five different teams with championships. That being said depending on MVP, All star selections, DPY, All star MVP, Finals MVP and all around performance as it is viewed right now it could be anyone of the three depending on what happens Durant, Lebron or Rose.

three current with teams that can be possible champs
Lakers - 2010
Mavs - 2011
Heat - 2012
Bulls, OKC, Boston, Knicks, Nets????

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-16-2012, 06:51 PM
hahah except without the howard. hes not going to be rememberd like lebron

You're right, he might even surpass LeBron, seeing as how D12 is now a Laker. With the exception of Michael and Bird, the majority of the top 10-12 players in NBA history are all Lakers.


You're Welcome.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-16-2012, 06:51 PM
I love how all of you guys are sleeping on Derrick Rose.

FraziersKnicks
08-16-2012, 07:06 PM
The LeBron era

justinnum1
08-16-2012, 07:07 PM
I love how all of you guys are sleeping on Derrick Rose.

how so?

Do you think rose will be better than Durant?

i think lebron will own the first haf of this decade, after that, it's durant for the taking.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-16-2012, 07:09 PM
how so?

Do you think rose will be better than Durant?



Yes indeed.

JordansBulls
08-16-2012, 07:15 PM
hahah except without the howard. hes not going to be rememberd like lebron
He is with the Lakers now he will be rememberd easily.

justinnum1
08-16-2012, 07:24 PM
Yes indeed.

Rose has a lot of work ahead of him to have a better career than durant.

Ethix11
08-16-2012, 07:33 PM
I love how all of you guys are sleeping on Derrick Rose.

hes very soft.

numba1CHANGsta
08-16-2012, 07:51 PM
Lin/Lin/Lin!

KnickaBocka.44
08-16-2012, 10:22 PM
Whether he goes on to win more championships or not, this era will be defined by Lebron James. If he lives up to his hype then he will be viewed like MJ, if not he ill be looked at as a disappointment. That simple. No other player can define this generation except for him.

fruitchops
08-16-2012, 10:25 PM
I love how all of you guys are sleeping on Derrick Rose.

sleeping on derek rose? no one is sleeping on a player that won't be the player of the decade.. especially when you're playing in an era with the GOAT (lebron) and durant who is has a 100x better chance than rose

DR_1
08-16-2012, 10:48 PM
Derrick Rose Era sounds great :D

Raph12
08-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Durant-Lebron-Dwight AKA Lakers 2014 lol (Nash will be amnestied to make room) ;)

JordansBulls
08-18-2012, 10:32 PM
Derrick Rose Era sounds great :D

I wish.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-18-2012, 10:33 PM
sleeping on derek rose? no one is sleeping on a player that won't be the player of the decade.. especially when you're playing in an era with the GOAT (lebron) and durant who is has a 100x better chance than rose

OK, I'm convinced now, you are a dupe.

beliges
08-19-2012, 03:46 AM
The answer to this questions is gonna be, obviously, whichever player dominates their era more. In the 60s you had Russell and the Celtics dominate. The 70s was Kareem's. The 80s was mostly Magic's split with Bird. The 90s was obviously MJ. The 00s belonged to Kobe and the 10s will go to either Lebron or Durant and Maybe Dwight. So far its pretty clearly Lebron's.

--23--
08-19-2012, 05:15 AM
The answer to this questions is gonna be, obviously, whichever player dominates their era more. In the 60s you had Russell and the Celtics dominate. The 70s was Kareem's. The 80s was mostly Magic's split with Bird. The 90s was obviously MJ. The 00s belonged to Kobe and the 10s will go to either Lebron or Durant and Maybe Dwight. So far its pretty clearly Lebron's.

correction, the 2000's belonged to Shaq, Duncan and then Kobe :)

JasonJohnHorn
08-19-2012, 06:44 AM
It depends on who wins the most championships. But as things stands right now, it will be known as the LBJ era.

Dade County
08-19-2012, 09:21 AM
Wade/Lbj/........KD

Aust
08-19-2012, 10:53 AM
I can see a Lebron-Durant-Dwight era.

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-19-2012, 11:52 AM
Whose era will the 2010's be known as? Or will it be a split era?


For instance,

1960's - Russell
1970's - Kareem
1980's - Split - Magic/Bird
1990's - Jordan
2000's - Split - Kobe/Shaq/Duncan
2010's - ??? Maybe - Lebron/Durant/Dwight (now with LA)


2000's was Kobe's slightly he accomplished the most individually and his team won the most championships as well Kobe 5 Duncan 3 shaq 4

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-19-2012, 11:53 AM
2010's will be lebrons,Durants,Dwight,cp3 era with Lebron being the top dog

beliges
08-19-2012, 12:18 PM
Neither shaq nor Duncan accomplished more than Kobe. Kobe dominated the 00s on a level Duncan and Shaq never did.in their career. 7 finals and 5 titles makes it very clear whose decade it was. But nonetheless, the 2010s will belong to whoever dominates this era the most.

Andrew32
08-19-2012, 12:34 PM
Neither shaq nor Duncan accomplished more than Kobe. Kobe dominated the 00s on a level Duncan and Shaq never did.in their career. 7 finals and 5 titles makes it very clear whose decade it was. But nonetheless, the 2010s will belong to whoever dominates this era the most.

Yeah... no. :facepalm:

Shaq - Led 4 Titles to Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (00-02 + 04) (00-02)
Duncan - Led 3 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (03, 05, 07)
Kobe - Led 2 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 1 Ring. --- (08 + 09) (09)

00's were clearly the Shaq/Duncan era.
They are the only players of that era to have won multiple Championships as the undisputed/clear #1's and engines of their teams.

00's = Shaq > Duncan >>>>> Kobe

beliges
08-19-2012, 01:29 PM
So far it seems like this decade will belong to Lebron. Hes already ahead of everyone with one title. He will have competition like Russell did in the 60s, like Kareem had in the 70s, like Magic and Bird had in the 80s, like MJ had in the 90s and like Kobe had in the 00s, but in the end it will go to either Lebron, Durant or Howard. All three of these players are set with great teams to take over the decade. But as I said earlier, Lebron already has one.

mdm692
08-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Durant, Lebron and Rose.

LoveMeOrHateMe
08-19-2012, 02:24 PM
Yeah... no. :facepalm:

Shaq - Led 4 Titles to Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (00-02 + 04) (00-02)
Duncan - Led 3 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (03, 05, 07)
Kobe - Led 2 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 1 Ring. --- (08 + 09) (09)

00's were clearly the Shaq/Duncan era.
They are the only players of that era to have won multiple Championships as the undisputed/clear #1's and engines of their teams.

00's = Shaq > Duncan >>>>> Kobe


Lol smh

Minimal
08-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Its hard to say now, its only 2012 so u can only guess, but seeing how LeBron has become a player who is head and shoulders above everyone else, who is probably gonna win like 4 or more mvp titles this decade, (DPOY?), whos team is gonna be undisputed favourite to win a championship probably every year, its hard not to say its gonna be LeBrons era.

Dade County
08-19-2012, 06:49 PM
Yeah... no. :facepalm:

Shaq - Led 4 Titles to Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (00-02 + 04) (00-02)
Duncan - Led 3 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (03, 05, 07)
Kobe - Led 2 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 1 Ring. --- (08 + 09) (09)

00's were clearly the Shaq/Duncan era.
They are the only players of that era to have won multiple Championships as the undisputed/clear #1's and engines of their teams.

00's = Shaq > Duncan >>>>> Kobe

Thank you... I thought I was really going to have to say something to some posters.

I can't believe how high the pedestal is that people place kobe on :facepalm:

They just throw Shaq under the bus.... I mean what if the HEAT call up shaq and said, come be are third center and he gets another ring, are people going to come on to this website and post that shaq got another ring and he only needs 1 more to tie jordan:confused:

Lake_Show2416
08-19-2012, 07:45 PM
Dwight & Lebron

Knicks4life34
08-19-2012, 09:23 PM
Lebron and Durant and maybe Howard if he is healthy

Hardaway Here
08-19-2012, 10:42 PM
How can you say 00's belong solely to Kobe did you even noticed the other players of the decade that's easily split between Shaq/Duncan/ then Kobe Shaq and Duncan were both greater players easily

cheetos185
08-19-2012, 10:56 PM
After dwight trade who are you kidding nash + pau and dwight is insane add in black mamba and it's unbelievable this type of teams isnt even possible on 2k's.

JordansBulls
08-19-2012, 11:13 PM
Neither shaq nor Duncan accomplished more than Kobe. Kobe dominated the 00s on a level Duncan and Shaq never did.in their career. 7 finals and 5 titles makes it very clear whose decade it was. But nonetheless, the 2010s will belong to whoever dominates this era the most.

Wouldn't say that. Duncan won the most mvp's, Shaq the most finals mvp and Kobe the most titles. Not to mention Shaq probably had the best stats and Duncan the least support in winning with an organization that never won before.

Yanks All Day
08-19-2012, 11:34 PM
Well it's safe to say the NBA has belonged to LeBron so far in the 2 years of the 2010's so far. 2 trips to the Finals, 1 MVP, 1 Finals MVP, and 1 ring in 2 years. I'd say the next 3-4 years should handily belong to LeBron because of his overall game superiority to the rest of the league, but if the OKC trio all hits their primes at the same time, as they should, then KD can take the back end of the decade and earn the split. Looks like LeBron so far, though.

Andrew32
08-19-2012, 11:37 PM
Well it's safe to say the NBA has belonged to LeBron so far in the 2 years of the 2010's so far. 2 trips to the Finals, 1 MVP, 1 Finals MVP, and 1 ring in 2 years. I'd say the next 3-4 years should handily belong to LeBron because of his overall game superiority to the rest of the league, but if the OKC trio all hits their primes at the same time, as they should, then KD can take the back end of the decade and earn the split. Looks like LeBron so far, though.

Wade > Lebron in 2010 + 2011.

JordansBulls
08-20-2012, 11:31 AM
Wade > Lebron in 2010 + 2011.

With the finals in 2011 I would say yes. 2010 you could make a case with Lebron losing with HCA against an inferior team.

BobbyHillSwag
08-20-2012, 11:33 AM
It will be Bobby Hill's era. Imma be in the nba after this year. Also, in 2016 im going straight to the olympics and lay them hoes on the floor like a mattress. This will be my era.

JordansBulls
08-22-2012, 08:49 PM
It will be Bobby Hill's era. Imma be in the nba after this year. Also, in 2016 im going straight to the olympics and lay them hoes on the floor like a mattress. This will be my era.

:p

kdspurman
08-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Hard to determine now. Gotta see how many titles these guys win and how successful they are. But the likely choices are Lebron/Durant. But only 2-3 years in that could certainly change.

passittome
08-22-2012, 10:47 PM
10s - era of LBJ. has reached conference finals/finals each year(small sample but projected to be in championship mix for atleast couple of years). magical 2012 season to highlight all time great seasons. Nike shoes hype, the media has forgiven the decision etc.

but this doesn't discredit kd/howard/cp3/rose/etc it's just lebrons era in the same way 90's were MJ's era despite dream/barkley/shaq/robinson/etc. I would almost say 10's are the era of PGs. cp3, williams, rose, irving, westbrook, nash (for first half of 10's), curry (?) and many more could be great PGs. the SF (lbj/melo/kd) are a little older so may not dominate 2018 as the PG's will.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-22-2012, 10:56 PM
Wade/Lbj/........KD

Wade isn't dominant enough to be one of the top figures of a decade where he can say "yea, this was my era". Just too many other greater players throughout his career.

beliges
08-23-2012, 01:36 AM
So far lebrons got this decade by the balls.

Ebbs
08-23-2012, 02:46 AM
LeBron is more note worthy in the 2000's than Duncan. In terms of being a house hold name.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-23-2012, 03:00 AM
LeBron is more note worthy in the 2000's than Duncan. In terms of being a house hold name.

Household name doesn't mean jack **** if you don't have the hardware during that time. Duncan's got the hardware and he's the guy who created the high gold standard for small market teams in the NBA and that a dynasty can happen. Plus, he established himself during that time as the greatest PF in history!

JordansBulls
08-25-2012, 04:53 PM
LeBron is more note worthy in the 2000's than Duncan. In terms of being a house hold name.

How so?

#Shumpert Up
08-25-2012, 05:29 PM
lets look at it this way

2010: Lakers
2011: Mavericks
2012: Heat
2013-2020?

3 different teams ahve already taken home the title so no one team has really dominated. as much as everyone wants to say it belongs to lebron or KD, in all honesty i don't think any one team will dominate this era.

there's too many good teams with the chance to win:

thunder, spurs, celtics, knicks, heat, lakers, clippers and some more up and coming teams in the nuggets and sixers.

the thunder are bound to win 1 or 2. the spurs, celtics, knicks may steal 1 or 2. the lakers may get 1 and the heat may get 1 more. and towards the end of the era if we see ty lawson or andrew bynum as finals MVP dont be surprised

seikou8
08-25-2012, 05:37 PM
With the finals in 2011 I would say yes. 2010 you could make a case with Lebron losing with HCA against an inferior team.

here go with hca advantage bull ****

RLundi
08-25-2012, 05:42 PM
LeBron's.

RLundi
08-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Durant, Lebron and Rose.

Ummmm...

MTar786
08-25-2012, 05:51 PM
honestly there is so much lebron dick riding in here. durant is already almost at lebrons level at thee age of 23. i would even say durant is easily the better of the two if you compare their sasons at the age of 23

seikou8
08-25-2012, 06:13 PM
honestly there is so much lebron dick riding in here. durant is already almost at lebrons level at thee age of 23. i would even say durant is easily the better of the two if you compare their sasons at the age of 23

he is only the better scorer every thing else lebron james is better

beliges
08-25-2012, 06:42 PM
he is only the better scorer every thing else lebron james is better

I would say Durant has already proven himself as the better clutch performer as compared to LBJ.

But you are right, outside of that, Lebron is better at most other aspects. But I would leave you with this. I think Durant is more of a complete player at his current age than Lebron was at that age in his career.

kdspurman
08-25-2012, 07:26 PM
LeBron is more note worthy in the 2000's than Duncan. In terms of being a house hold name.

Because it's been nothing but a popularity contest. Fans voted him player of the decade before Timmy :facepalm: I think Kobe ultimately won it, but for fans to vote for LeBron over Timmy is insane.

xILLN355
08-25-2012, 08:22 PM
its lebrons ... has to be. he is head and shoulder above every player in the nba right now. im surprised this is a debate. unless there is some kid that comes up and is a apsolute beast/freak.

andrew wiggins

JordansBulls
12-17-2012, 01:06 PM
he is only the better scorer every thing else lebron james is better

Not this season. Durant has been better defensively this season.

ILLUSIONIST^248
12-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Lebron and Durant's.

Lets not forget about Howard if starts winning rings in la.

I also believe if d rose comes back full health he'll be in the mix as well.

FraziersKnicks
12-17-2012, 03:24 PM
Not this season. Durant has been better defensively this season.

:laugh2:

nickdymez
12-17-2012, 03:27 PM
correction, the 2000's belonged to Shaq, Duncan and then Kobe :)

No, he was right the first time

TheNumber37
12-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Heat (if they stay together past next season)
Thunder
Knicks
And the relevance of the Clippers, Grizzlies and Wolves (past 2015)

True Sports Fan
12-17-2012, 04:09 PM
LeBron

Bornknick73
12-17-2012, 04:15 PM
I guess we'll know in 2020 when we tally up the chips. I would think whoever has the most chips.

beliges
12-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Whose era will the 2010's be known as? Or will it be a split era?


For instance,

1960's - Russell
1970's - Kareem
1980's - Split - Magic/Bird
1990's - Jordan
2000's - Split - Kobe/Shaq/Duncan
2010's - ??? Maybe - Lebron/Durant/Dwight (now with LA)

Dont think theres much of an argument for a split era in the 2000s. It is relatively clearly Kobe's with 5 titles and 7 Finals appearances.

The 2010's for right now belongs to Lebron, although we are only 2 seasons into it. He does have 2 Finals Appearances and 1 Title. Durant is very close however with 1 Finals appearance. Time will tell.

Andrew32
12-17-2012, 08:45 PM
It is relatively clearly Kobe's with 5 titles and 7 Finals appearances.
Dumb logic considering Kobe was only the leader on 2/5 of those title teams and only the clear best player on 1/5.

2000's Titles won as the man.

1. Shaq (3)
2. Duncan (3)
3. Kobe (1)

Shaq was better then Kobe until 06.

Kobe's small edge in longevity from 00-09 means nothing considering how much better Prime Shaq (early 00's) was in comparison to Prime Kobe (mid - late 00's).

I'd probably give the 00's to Duncan and then Shaq/Kobe fight for the #2 spot.
I am probably being overly generous here. Not sure Kobe has a case for the #2 spot let alone the #1 spot.

ILLUSIONIST^248
12-17-2012, 08:49 PM
Yeah... no. :facepalm:

Shaq - Led 4 Titles to Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (00-02 + 04) (00-02)
Duncan - Led 3 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (03, 05, 07)
Kobe - Led 2 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 1 Ring. --- (08 + 09) (09)

00's were clearly the Shaq/Duncan era.
They are the only players of that era to have won multiple Championships as the undisputed/clear #1's and engines of their teams.

00's = Shaq > Duncan >>>>> Kobe

:facepalm:
:facepalm:
:facepalm:
:facepalm:
:facepalm:

Money_23
12-17-2012, 09:10 PM
Yeah... no. :facepalm:

Shaq - Led 4 Titles to Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (00-02 + 04) (00-02)
Duncan - Led 3 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (03, 05, 07)
Kobe - Led 2 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 1 Ring. --- (08 + 09) (09)

00's were clearly the Shaq/Duncan era.
They are the only players of that era to have won multiple Championships as the undisputed/clear #1's and engines of their teams.

00's = Shaq > Duncan >>>>> Kobe

it's official, Kobe only has 1 ring post Shaq. :rolleyes:

Andrew32
12-17-2012, 09:14 PM
it's official, Kobe only has 1 ring post Shaq. :rolleyes:
I never said that.

I said Kobe only won 1 ring P-Shaq as the undisputed best player on his own team (2009) and thats the truth.
His 2010 Ring was like the Rings Wade/Lebron should have won in 2011 if Lebron didn't choke.

Take it or leave it.

dh144498
12-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Yeah... no. :facepalm:

Shaq - Led 4 Titles to Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (00-02 + 04) (00-02)
Duncan - Led 3 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 3 Rings. --- (03, 05, 07)
Kobe - Led 2 Teams to the Finals as undisputed #1 with 1 Ring. --- (08 + 09) (09)

00's were clearly the Shaq/Duncan era.
They are the only players of that era to have won multiple Championships as the undisputed/clear #1's and engines of their teams.

00's = Shaq > Duncan >>>>> Kobe

:laugh2:
you are trying way too hard.

seikou8
12-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Not this season. Durant has been better defensively this season.

no

BULLSFAN0810
12-17-2012, 10:19 PM
Rose... He has the moves, and the attitude and the star appeal. What kid doesnt want to be able to have AI handles,MJ hops, and a city on his back where he grew up. It will come down to Rose and Durant. ( I was on the Melo Bandwagon before "the decision" with James...NOW LOOK AT YOU ALL)

SteBO
12-18-2012, 11:49 AM
I would say Durant has already proven himself as the better clutch performer as compared to LBJ.

But you are right, outside of that, Lebron is better at most other aspects. But I would leave you with this. I think Durant is more of a complete player at his current age than Lebron was at that age in his career.
I can agree with this for sure. Durant has taken nice steps in expanding his game at such an early age, but LBJ is taking them as well. It'll be interesting where both these guys end up by the time their prime years come and go. I'm still a little skeptical of KD's defense and think that LBJ still has a significant edge in that department, but KD has shown that is definitely no slouch on that end.

Im_in_Mia_bish
12-18-2012, 11:54 AM
The LeBron/KD era.

JordansBulls
12-18-2012, 01:16 PM
no

yes and it hasn't even been close either.

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Well it's safe to say the NBA has belonged to LeBron so far in the 2 years of the 2010's so far. 2 trips to the Finals, 1 MVP, 1 Finals MVP, and 1 ring in 2 years. I'd say the next 3-4 years should handily belong to LeBron because of his overall game superiority to the rest of the league, but if the OKC trio all hits their primes at the same time, as they should, then KD can take the back end of the decade and earn the split. Looks like LeBron so far, though.

Lebron scored 8 points in a finals game.. You kiddin me? They lost at home against an Inferior team.... Be real.. I can say the 10's belong to Dirk too...

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 01:27 PM
I never said that.

I said Kobe only won 1 ring P-Shaq as the undisputed best player on his own team (2009) and thats the truth.
His 2010 Ring was like the Rings Wade/Lebron should have won in 2011 if Lebron didn't choke.

Take it or leave it.

Your high. Ban yourself for a week and take a break

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 01:28 PM
Dumb logic considering Kobe was only the leader on 2/5 of those title teams and only the clear best player on 1/5.

2000's Titles won as the man.

1. Shaq (3)
2. Duncan (3)
3. Kobe (1)

Shaq was better then Kobe until 06.

Kobe's small edge in longevity from 00-09 means nothing considering how much better Prime Shaq (early 00's) was in comparison to Prime Kobe (mid - late 00's).

I'd probably give the 00's to Duncan and then Shaq/Kobe fight for the #2 spot.
I am probably being overly generous here. Not sure Kobe has a case for the #2 spot let alone the #1 spot.

I've never seen someone hate an athlete like you hate Kobe. Its kinda sad really

Money_23
12-18-2012, 01:31 PM
I never said that.

I said Kobe only won 1 ring P-Shaq as the undisputed best player on his own team (2009) and thats the truth.
His 2010 Ring was like the Rings Wade/Lebron should have won in 2011 if Lebron didn't choke.

Take it or leave it.

Kobe was the best player, the best closer, the best go to guy (overall) on his team in 2010 as well as in 2009 and 2008 and every other post-Shaq year. If you are actually disputing this then you have an agenda.

Jint.
12-18-2012, 01:44 PM
as much as I dont like it.. Its Lebron's era.

Money_23
12-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Lebron's for now. Could potentially be both Lebron's and durant's in the next 2 years.

LongIslandIcedZ
12-18-2012, 01:51 PM
It's Lebron's decade, and frankly I dont think its too close.

We're looking at someone who could go down as the Second GOAT.

Durant/Melo/Wade/Dwight/CP3/Kobe are all excellent basketball players, but none of them are on Lebron's level, especially not right now.

bucketss
12-18-2012, 01:52 PM
I've never seen someone hate an athlete like you hate Kobe. Its kinda sad really

hes just like you with lebron, i like him he provides balance:)

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 01:58 PM
hes just like you with lebron, i like him he provides balance:)

gtfoh. I never go this far with Lebron. I just make fun of the people that say Lebron is number 1 all time and all that ********. I never go out of my way to just hate on Lebron about everything. I dont troll the heat forum like he does the Laker forum. Apologize to me son..

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Kobe was the best player, the best closer, the best go to guy (overall) on his team in 2010 as well as in 2009 and 2008 and every other post-Shaq year. If you are actually disputing this then you have an agenda.

He does have an agenda, hate...

beliges
12-18-2012, 02:48 PM
It's Lebron's decade, and frankly I dont think its too close.

We're looking at someone who could go down as the Second GOAT.

Durant/Melo/Wade/Dwight/CP3/Kobe are all excellent basketball players, but none of them are on Lebron's level, especially not right now.

Lost two finals out of three thus far and played extremely poorly in those 2 loses. That in and of itself will prevent him from being any kind of GOAT. He does have a great shot at becoming the greatest SF to ever play and a potential top 10 player of all time if he can win another 2 or 3 titles.

And sorry, your statements have so many inaccuracies. Durant, Melo, Wade, Dwight, CP3 are all excellent basketball players and chances are they wont be on LBJs level when its all said and done, but grouping Kobe in there is just silly. Lebron is trying to get to Kobe's level and has a tremendously difficult journey and a long ways to go. Certainly he has the chance to make it there, but needs another 3 titles at least to get there. But if it IS his decade, he should be able to get at least 4 titles this decade like Kobe did during his, like Magic did during his and like MJ did during his.

We shall see.

bucketss
12-18-2012, 03:01 PM
Lost two finals out of three thus far and played extremely poorly in those 2 loses. That in and of itself will prevent him from being any kind of GOAT. He does have a great shot at becoming the greatest SF to ever play and a potential top 10 player of all time if he can win another 2 or 3 titles.

And sorry, your statements have so many inaccuracies. Durant, Melo, Wade, Dwight, CP3 are all excellent basketball players and chances are they wont be on LBJs level when its all said and done, but grouping Kobe in there is just silly. Lebron is trying to get to Kobe's level and has a tremendously difficult journey and a long ways to go. Certainly he has the chance to make it there, but needs another 3 titles at least to get there. But if it IS his decade, he should be able to get at least 4 titles this decade like Kobe did during his, like Magic did during his and like MJ did during his.

We shall see.

easy.

SteBO
12-18-2012, 03:09 PM
Lost two finals out of three thus far and played extremely poorly in those 2 loses. That in and of itself will prevent him from being any kind of GOAT. He does have a great shot at becoming the greatest SF to ever play and a potential top 10 player of all time if he can win another 2 or 3 titles.

And sorry, your statements have so many inaccuracies. Durant, Melo, Wade, Dwight, CP3 are all excellent basketball players and chances are they wont be on LBJs level when its all said and done, but grouping Kobe in there is just silly. Lebron is trying to get to Kobe's level and has a tremendously difficult journey and a long ways to go. Certainly he has the chance to make it there, but needs another 3 titles at least to get there. But if it IS his decade, he should be able to get at least 4 titles this decade like Kobe did during his, like Magic did during his and like MJ did during his.

We shall see.
Disagree. There are too many variables that go into winning titles (health, supporting cast, etc.) for # of rings to be a deciding factor into how far up the ranks a player is during a time period, unless I'm misinterpreting your post.

I can defend his first finals loss given how **** his supporting cast was and though I can't defend his second one let's not forget that Kobe lost two finals series' also (with better support in my opinion). All-time, Kobe still has LeBron beat but there's a ton of time remaining as you so eliquently stated.

bucketss
12-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Lost two finals out of three thus far and played extremely poorly in those 2 loses. That in and of itself will prevent him from being any kind of GOAT. He does have a great shot at becoming the greatest SF to ever play and a potential top 10 player of all time if he can win another 2 or 3 titles.

And sorry, your statements have so many inaccuracies. Durant, Melo, Wade, Dwight, CP3 are all excellent basketball players and chances are they wont be on LBJs level when its all said and done, but grouping Kobe in there is just silly. Lebron is trying to get to Kobe's level and has a tremendously difficult journey and a long ways to go. Certainly he has the chance to make it there, but needs another 3 titles at least to get there. But if it IS his decade, he should be able to get at least 4 titles this decade like Kobe did during his, like Magic did during his and like MJ did during his.

We shall see.

wait.. you said he needs two titles to be the goat sf but atleast 3 to get by kobe lol are you saying kobe is better than bird??

dh144498
12-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Disagree. There are too many variables that go into winning titles (health, supporting cast, etc.) for # of rings to be a deciding factor into how far up the ranks a player is during a time period, unless I'm misinterpreting your post.

I can defend his first finals loss given how **** his supporting cast was and though I can't defend his second one let's not forget that Kobe lost two finals series' also (with better support in my opinion). All-time, Kobe still has LeBron beat but there's a ton of time remaining as you so eliquently stated.

but it's not just losing in a finals. It's what you did in the finals. Lebron no-showed while Kobe just played like sh_t in 2004; but don't forget Malone was injured and Payton played even worse. It's not like the rest of the team played excellently while it was Kobe's fault that they lost... no, everyone outside of shaq played bad. He didn't no-show in 2008, however. Celtics were just the better overall team in games 3-6.

bucketss
12-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Disagree. There are too many variables that go into winning titles (health, supporting cast, etc.) for # of rings to be a deciding factor into how far up the ranks a player is during a time period, unless I'm misinterpreting your post.

I can defend his first finals loss given how **** his supporting cast was and though I can't defend his second one let's not forget that Kobe lost two finals series' also (with better support in my opinion). All-time, Kobe still has LeBron beat but there's a ton of time remaining as you so eliquently stated.

they try to make lebron leading a team of scrubs at 22 yrs old to the finals a bad thing just because he locked down by a much superior team. i guess it would have been better if he lost in the first round like most guys his age.

SteBO
12-18-2012, 03:22 PM
but it's not just losing in a finals. It's what you did in the finals. Lebron no-showed while Kobe just played like ***** in 2004. He didn't no-show in 2008, however. Celtics were just the better overall team in games 3-6.
I don't think he no showed in '07. The Spurs were the far superior team and most people nationally picked the Spurs to win that series in 5 at most. LBJ definitely wasn't himself though. You can't expect anything less from a 22 year old being harrassed and crowded by the likes of Bruce Bowen and others. They loaded up on him and CLE was done.

I can't disagree with you about 2011. He disappeared completely, but the end result was the same, no?

Not trying to make excuses here, just pointing out that LBJ's story is still being written, while Kobe's legacy has been set in stone, at least to me.

dh144498
12-18-2012, 03:23 PM
I don't think he no showed in '07. The Spurs were the far superior team and most people nationally picked the Spurs to win that series in 5 at most. LBJ definitely wasn't himself though.

I can't disagree with you in 2011. He disappeared completely, but the end result was the same, no?

Not trying to make excuses here, just pointing out that LBJ's story is still being written, while Kobe's legacy has been set in stone, at least to me.

sorry I didn't specify, I was just talking about his 2011 finals.

SteBO
12-18-2012, 03:25 PM
they try to make lebron leading a team of scrubs at 22 yrs old to the finals a bad thing just because he locked down by a much superior team. i guess it would have been better if he lost in the first round like most guys his age.
Dude, I don't think any other player could've led that team as far as it went. I'm not even joking.

SteBO
12-18-2012, 03:27 PM
sorry I didn't specify, I was just talking about his 2011 finals.
Oh okay. Again, I can't defend him for that performance. I'm over it as a Heat fan now, but I still can't help but wonder sometimes watching LBJ dominate now, how it could've been had he just played to his averages.

Money_23
12-18-2012, 03:27 PM
they try to make lebron leading a team of scrubs at 22 yrs old to the finals a bad thing just because he locked down by a much superior team. i guess it would have been better if he lost in the first round like most guys his age.

it was no doubt a great achievement.

TheIlladelph16
12-18-2012, 03:40 PM
It will be Lebron/Durant's era. I anticipate more than a few finals matchups between these two players in the coming years ala the 80's Lakers and Celtics. Right now its pretty clearly Lebron's, but Durant can make a statement in the mid-to-later half of this decade.

bucketss
12-18-2012, 03:41 PM
10's will belong to andrew wiggins

#GreatCanadianHope

Minimal
12-18-2012, 04:05 PM
Definetely LeBron and Durant era. I mean LeBron is arguably the greatest player since Jordan and Durant is on his way to become one of the greats of this sport. I think by the end of their carriers they both will be in top 10 greatest players of all-time. Also I think in this decade we will see a lot of Heat-Thunder finals and this two players will be the faces of the era. On the other hand if LeBron completely dominates this decade and doesn't even let Durant win a ring, then it will be just LeBron's era.

rickshaw
12-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Yeah, I don't think Howard is in that category. It's Lebron's as of now, but Durant could catch up in the later years when Lebron's mileage could catch up to him (like Kobe catching/passing Duncan in the late 2000s)

60s should be Wilt/Russell.

beliges
12-18-2012, 04:25 PM
wait.. you said he needs two titles to be the goat sf but atleast 3 to get by kobe lol are you saying kobe is better than bird??

I think hes pretty clearly passed Bird at this point in his career. Dont think too many people would disagree with that.

mngopher35
12-18-2012, 04:38 PM
Nevermind, misread a quote.

SteBO
12-18-2012, 04:48 PM
Definetely LeBron and Durant era. I mean LeBron is arguably the greatest player since Jordan and Durant is on his way to become one of the greats of this sport. I think by the end of their carriers they both will be in top 10 greatest players of all-time. Also I think in this decade we will see a lot of Heat-Thunder finals and this two players will be the faces of the era. On the other hand if LeBron completely dominates this decade and doesn't even let Durant win a ring, then it will be just LeBron's era.
I especially agree with the last sentence.

nickdymez
12-18-2012, 05:29 PM
Dude, I don't think any other player could've led that team as far as it went. I'm not even joking.

Seriously? The east was terrible. His raod to the finals was just as easy as it was last year. It was laughable if you ask me.

FYL_McVeezy
12-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Right now Lebron's only, but will turn into a split with Durant later in the decade....

TheIlladelph16
12-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Seriously? The east was terrible. His raod to the finals was just as easy as it was last year. It was laughable if you ask me.

We'll its a good thing no one is specifically asking you whether or not Lebron's accomplishments should be overlooked.

Money_23
12-19-2012, 05:58 PM
anyone think Kyrie will be part of the 2010's?

dh144498
12-19-2012, 05:59 PM
Kobe was the best player, the best closer, the best go to guy (overall) on his team in 2010 as well as in 2009 and 2008 and every other post-Shaq year. If you are actually disputing this then you have an agenda.

:clap:

TheIlladelph16
12-19-2012, 07:50 PM
anyone think Kyrie will be part of the 2010's?

depends what the Cavs are able to put around him... When Lebron starts to decline in the later half of this decade, he will still have a prime Durant to tangle with. If they surround him with a solid core, then I can see him making some noise in the later half.