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KB-Pau-DH2012
08-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Being a Laker fan, my favorite superstar before he was actually traded to the Lakers was Dwight. Now that he is a Laker...

My favorite superstar not on my favorite team has to be the Bulls' Derrick Rose.



Who's yours?

celtics 34
08-29-2012, 08:07 PM
Lebron

StarvingKnick22
08-29-2012, 08:09 PM
You already know.

bucketss
08-29-2012, 08:12 PM
it was dwight, but i just can't root for him wearing that jersey so i guess now its wade

Raps18-19 Champ
08-29-2012, 08:15 PM
Lebron.

Hawkeye15
08-29-2012, 08:15 PM
LeBron

Ezio
08-29-2012, 08:15 PM
Kyrie "Uncle Drew" Irving.

jp611
08-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Kevin Durant

15carlos21
08-29-2012, 08:21 PM
Dirk

lakers4sho
08-29-2012, 08:22 PM
Rondo

Rubio soon

KNICKS R BACK
08-29-2012, 08:22 PM
this may be blasphemous being that im a knicks fan, but rajon rondo without question...hes my favorite player in the nba to watch...i love pure point guards, especially ones that can put up tripple doubles, jason kidd is my favorite player of all time and has been ever since the early 2000's when he came to the nets...

Jesse2272
08-29-2012, 08:24 PM
now on my team-J Kidd since the Dallas days-

Paul Pierce was always a close second

LBJ/Durant are right up there

Hunter48MVP
08-29-2012, 08:27 PM
Melo

StarvingKnick22
08-29-2012, 08:27 PM
rondo and Irving are not superstars.

keetyweedy
08-29-2012, 08:32 PM
I would have to say my boy rondo, which in my opinion is the best pg in the league

FraziersKnicks
08-29-2012, 08:33 PM
LeBron

JWO35
08-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Kevin Durant

ManningToTyree
08-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Kobe/Rondo

uprightciti
08-29-2012, 08:41 PM
blake griffin
durant

Avenged
08-29-2012, 08:55 PM
Has always been Chris Paul. One of my favorite players period, laker or not.

JNoel
08-29-2012, 08:58 PM
Durant

Hitman21
08-29-2012, 08:58 PM
kd

SteBO
08-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant.

D2theJ
08-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Lebron

b_russ
08-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Everyone has their own criteria of what makes someone a "superstar." So I'll give a few answers.

Andre Iguodala, if not him then Rajon Rando, if not him then LeBron James.

Ray_R
08-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Durant by a long shot.

yaswaggin
08-29-2012, 09:19 PM
1. LeBron
2. Kyrie (once he becomes a superstar)
3. KD
4. Kevin Love
5. Westbrook

LA_Raiders
08-29-2012, 09:22 PM
Rose

GoPacers33
08-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Durant. Josh Smith is my favorite non pacer though

THE MTL
08-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Chris Paul is my favorite player in the NBA so u already know.

Jint.
08-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Kevin Love

Ill21
08-29-2012, 09:35 PM
LeBron

blastmasta26
08-29-2012, 09:46 PM
Durantula.

Mave1002
08-29-2012, 09:47 PM
Being a Laker fan, my favorite superstar before he was actually traded to the Lakers was Dwight. Now that he is a Laker...

My favorite superstar not on my favorite team has to be the Bulls' Derrick Rose.



Who's yours?

Kevin Love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XGMN_bqNY0

Hardest working SOB.

PLUS:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1251686-nba-trade-rumors-2012-could-kevin-love-be-a-laker-in-2013
By Nikhil Baradwaj (Analyst) on July 9, 2012

After having a lengthy and honest interview with Yahoo Sports, it is clear that Kevin Love is losing patience in Minnesota management.

Love is the only player on Team USA who has never played in a playoff game. He wants that to change, otherwise the Timberwolves might be forced to trade him.

In the interview, Love specifically says, "If I don’t make the playoffs next year I don’t know what will happen."

Wow.

I have no sympathy for Love in this case because he did sign a contract extension during the season which will pay him over $60 million over the course of four years. That is, if he picks up his option in the fourth.

I do understand why he is unhappy with Wolves management, considering that this team could have drafted Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins instead of Jonny Flynn and Wesley Johnson in past drafts.

The Wolves should be playoff team by virtue of the number of high draft picks that they have used over the past few years.

Yet, they are on the outside looking in and will struggle to be the No. 8 next season.

With this in mind, I think that Love might request a trade at the end of his 2012 campaign in the hopes that he can contend year after year.

One of the first teams that comes to my mind as a potential Love landing spot is the Los Angeles Lakers.

It would be too good to be true if the former UCLA forward landed in LA, especially since he would put the Lakers in the running for the best team in the Western Conference.

In this case, the Timberwolves would look to appease their only possible star left, Ricky Rubio. Luckily for the Lakers, they do have an asset in fellow countryman Pau Gasol and could offer him in a package deal in exchange for Love.

Let me make it clear that it definitely would take more than Gasol, and three teams might have to be involved, but the Spanish big man would definitely be a start.

Love would usher in a new era of Laker basketball. For 2013, a core of Nash-Bryant-Love-Howard would possibly be the best in the league, especially with the Thunder likely having to choose between signing either James Harden or Serge Ibaka. Miami's Dwyane Wade is also getting less effective with each passing season.

In addition, that offseason would see Kobe Bryant's contract coming off the books, and with the Mamba getting up there is age, it's likely he'll sign a significantly smaller deal.

Metta World Peace's contract would also expire, finally giving the Lakers a solid amount of cap room for the first time in over a while.

At the end of the day, the Lakers will always be in contention because they are situated in a big market with a winning tradition, just like my Boston Celtics.

In fact, the Lakers should set their sights on Love if Minnesota does not make the playoffs.

He might blossom into the next great superstar of Los Angeles.

Gagan136
08-29-2012, 09:49 PM
Durant!

GunFactor187
08-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Durant and Rose

LaLa_Land
08-29-2012, 10:07 PM
Definitely Rondo...when I look at every good PG (Rose, Paul, Westbrook, Nash), I'd still rather have Rondo. He does everything at an elite level except shoot.

Doesn't rely on elite athleticism, he's just a boss with everything he does. Rebounds, defends, best distributor in the game...I was freaking out when I heard Pau for Rondo rumors at the deadline this year.

Bruno
08-29-2012, 10:10 PM
durant.

IndyHeatjman
08-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Kobe Beef

bucketss
08-29-2012, 10:20 PM
Kevin Love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XGMN_bqNY0

Hardest working SOB.

PLUS:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1251686-nba-trade-rumors-2012-could-kevin-love-be-a-laker-in-2013
By Nikhil Baradwaj (Analyst) on July 9, 2012

After having a lengthy and honest interview with Yahoo Sports, it is clear that Kevin Love is losing patience in Minnesota management.

Love is the only player on Team USA who has never played in a playoff game. He wants that to change, otherwise the Timberwolves might be forced to trade him.

In the interview, Love specifically says, "If I donít make the playoffs next year I donít know what will happen."

Wow.

I have no sympathy for Love in this case because he did sign a contract extension during the season which will pay him over $60 million over the course of four years. That is, if he picks up his option in the fourth.

I do understand why he is unhappy with Wolves management, considering that this team could have drafted Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins instead of Jonny Flynn and Wesley Johnson in past drafts.

The Wolves should be playoff team by virtue of the number of high draft picks that they have used over the past few years.

Yet, they are on the outside looking in and will struggle to be the No. 8 next season.

With this in mind, I think that Love might request a trade at the end of his 2012 campaign in the hopes that he can contend year after year.

One of the first teams that comes to my mind as a potential Love landing spot is the Los Angeles Lakers.

It would be too good to be true if the former UCLA forward landed in LA, especially since he would put the Lakers in the running for the best team in the Western Conference.

In this case, the Timberwolves would look to appease their only possible star left, Ricky Rubio. Luckily for the Lakers, they do have an asset in fellow countryman Pau Gasol and could offer him in a package deal in exchange for Love.

Let me make it clear that it definitely would take more than Gasol, and three teams might have to be involved, but the Spanish big man would definitely be a start.

Love would usher in a new era of Laker basketball. For 2013, a core of Nash-Bryant-Love-Howard would possibly be the best in the league, especially with the Thunder likely having to choose between signing either James Harden or Serge Ibaka. Miami's Dwyane Wade is also getting less effective with each passing season.

In addition, that offseason would see Kobe Bryant's contract coming off the books, and with the Mamba getting up there is age, it's likely he'll sign a significantly smaller deal.

Metta World Peace's contract would also expire, finally giving the Lakers a solid amount of cap room for the first time in over a while.

At the end of the day, the Lakers will always be in contention because they are situated in a big market with a winning tradition, just like my Boston Celtics.

In fact, the Lakers should set their sights on Love if Minnesota does not make the playoffs.

He might blossom into the next great superstar of Los Angeles.

:facepalm:

Slimsim
08-29-2012, 10:28 PM
tony parker

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-29-2012, 10:28 PM
Definitely Rondo...when I look at every good PG (Rose, Paul, Westbrook, Nash), I'd still rather have Rondo. He does everything at an elite level except shoot.

Doesn't rely on elite athleticism, he's just a boss with everything he does. Rebounds, defends, best distributor in the game...I was freaking out when I heard Pau for Rondo rumors at the deadline this year.

Rondo and Howard for the future. Best defensive and highest bball IQ PG w/ best defensive and highest ball IQ C. :drool:

jon32
08-29-2012, 10:30 PM
Tim Duncan , Kevin Durant, Steve Nash annnnd, Kobe Bryant. i just cant pick 1

natelpete
08-29-2012, 10:33 PM
Lebron

Sota4Ever
08-29-2012, 10:38 PM
Kobe bryant and derrick rose

49erGiantLaker
08-29-2012, 10:46 PM
Durant.

Eagles4Lyfe
08-29-2012, 10:55 PM
The best player in the league Kobe Bryant

KB24PG16
08-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Bynun if you consider him one hes prolly just a star right now

Dankster
08-29-2012, 11:07 PM
Definitely Westbrook. If that guy ever learns how to play basketball correctly, he can be a top 3 player. The only guy you can make a case for being more athletic than even Lebron. He's so entertaining to watch, even when he's playing like a bonehead.

Watching him play full court defense in the Olympics, I felt kind of scared for the opposing teams' guards. He's an animal.

I Rock Shaqs
08-29-2012, 11:30 PM
Does Joe Johnson count? Bynum actually.

koreancabbage
08-29-2012, 11:31 PM
Kevin Durant

PacersForLife
08-29-2012, 11:32 PM
Kevin Durant.

goose14741
08-29-2012, 11:51 PM
Kobekobekobe

XerxestheGreat
08-29-2012, 11:51 PM
Chris paul!!!

PleaseBeNice
08-29-2012, 11:59 PM
King James

EDUTEXANS
08-30-2012, 12:00 AM
It's kind of hard to have a favorite superstar on the Rockets so... LeBron is my favorite, but I also really like Rose and Dirk. And it's kind of hard not to like Durant.

Supamauhn
08-30-2012, 12:09 AM
Patrick Ewing

Supamauhn
08-30-2012, 12:09 AM
Patrick Ewing

Never said the player had to be playing... Quoting myself

Raidaz4Life
08-30-2012, 12:32 AM
Durantula

thrice4
08-30-2012, 12:37 AM
Chris Paul with LaMarcus Aldridge a close second.

Lakers3747
08-30-2012, 12:38 AM
KD or Rose its kinda hard to chose between the two

rocket
08-30-2012, 01:24 AM
Kyrie "Uncle Drew" Irving.

He's not a superstar yet lol. He's been in the league for 1 year

AIMelo=KillaDUO
08-30-2012, 01:42 AM
LeBron
Rose
Dwight
Rondo
KD

Vinny642
08-30-2012, 01:44 AM
Durantula

seikou8
08-30-2012, 06:34 AM
rondo is superstar i m not sure he is a star come if your not a top 10 player you cant even be consider a superstar

Faneik
08-30-2012, 06:50 AM
Durantula

x2

SaimuKala
08-30-2012, 07:06 AM
Kevin Durant

Millsy
08-30-2012, 07:10 AM
Derron Williams.

naps
08-30-2012, 07:44 AM
Chris Paul by far.

JordansBulls
08-30-2012, 09:02 AM
Being a Laker fan, my favorite superstar before he was actually traded to the Lakers was Dwight. Now that he is a Laker...

My favorite superstar not on my favorite team has to be the Bulls' Derrick Rose.



Who's yours?

Dwyane Wadeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

heattiltheend94
08-30-2012, 09:06 AM
rondo

todu82
08-30-2012, 09:11 AM
Dwayne Wade for me.

BklynKnicks3
08-30-2012, 09:27 AM
rondo for killin the heat

Knicks21
08-30-2012, 09:28 AM
Kobe.

#Shumpert Up
08-30-2012, 09:36 AM
1. Chris Paul
1a. Kyrie :D

bigsams50
08-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Kevin Garnett

NBAfan4life
08-30-2012, 10:34 AM
Durant easily.

EDUTEXANS
08-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Kevin Garnett

If KG is still a superstar I'd like to change my answer to Tim Duncan.

Purugskid
08-30-2012, 11:44 AM
Durant

Joker117
08-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Cp3. Melo was but I'm a Knicks fan he's home now baby lol.

SINCESTARBURY25
08-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Paul Pierce
Ray Allen
I know i could get a ton of **** for this but Reggie Miller!!!!

Bruno
08-30-2012, 06:36 PM
I know i could get a ton of **** for this but Reggie Miller!!!!

i'm one of the few as well :hide:

edit: wow you're a knick fan :laugh2:

JasonJohnHorn
08-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Currently.. Duncan, then Nash.

Of all time... Stockton.

BranWingss
08-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Dirk and Nash.

smith&wesson
08-30-2012, 06:48 PM
blackmamba

Keep3HEATSOnMe
08-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Melo,Durant, and even tho he is not a superstar yet Kyrie Irving.

Cal827
08-30-2012, 07:10 PM
Paul Pierce
Ray Allen
I know i could get a ton of **** for this but Reggie Miller!!!!

:laugh:

I commend you sir. You had the balls to post that. Now I wish nothing but the best for you in the afterlife, once Knick fans see that and send you to a firing squad. :clap:


Past:

Ray Allen

Now:

Wade

Johann
08-30-2012, 07:31 PM
Derek. Sanderson. Jeter.

SportsFanatic10
08-30-2012, 07:37 PM
it was always nash, but my days cheering for him are over for now. next i guess either chris paul or kevin durant.

PurpleJesus
08-30-2012, 08:06 PM
Mark Madsen.

oballerc75
08-30-2012, 08:16 PM
Cp3, kyrie, and duncan

DeyAce
08-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Kevin Love. Such an amazing talent

Ezio
08-30-2012, 09:52 PM
He's not a superstar yet lol. He's been in the league for 1 year

In my eyes, he is.

NYKNYGNYY
08-30-2012, 10:27 PM
durant and cp3...also like blake griffen, still got love for landry fields of course everyone said he sucked but no raptors fans are saying hes a star

--23--
08-30-2012, 10:29 PM
Present: Melo & Kevin Love
Past: Iverson & KG

Chacarron
08-30-2012, 10:30 PM
Carmelooooooooooooooo Anthony!!!!!!!!!

Xplicit
08-30-2012, 11:21 PM
Kyrie Irving and maybe Royce White :D

ClearSoulForce
08-30-2012, 11:36 PM
Dirk is my favorite.

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant are my favorites outside of Dirk.

D-Block21-Chito
08-31-2012, 12:07 AM
Kobe and Garnett

mrblisterdundee
08-31-2012, 12:26 AM
Russell Westbrook - I can't get over the undying competition between him and Derrick Rose. He's just as athletic (maybe more after Rose's injury); and he shoots about as well; but he won't be as good as Rose until he learns to make better decisions, which I'm sure he will with the experience of the NBA finals behind him.

Evolution23
08-31-2012, 12:50 AM
That boy Durant

Evolution23
08-31-2012, 12:50 AM
Carmelooooooooooooooo Anthony!!!!!!!!!

good choice ;)

celtics 34
08-31-2012, 01:46 AM
Lamarcus aldridge to

seikou8
08-31-2012, 02:55 AM
russell westbrook - i can't get over the undying competition between him and derrick rose. He's just as athletic (maybe more after rose's injury); and he shoots about as well; but he won't be as good as rose until he learns to make better decisions, which i'm sure he will with the experience of the nba finals behind him.

i fell the same way he has improved every year of his career

SeoulBeatz
08-31-2012, 03:19 AM
Top 5: (aka players i got out of my way to watch)

1) Cp3: Prototypical point guard, makes everything look so easy.
2) Kobe: Master of his craft, hated him after he beat A.I's Sixers in 01' but I appreciate greatness.
3) Durant: Love that stroke, unique player. All that length.
4) Manu Ginobili: Used to hate him as well, but he's so crafty and underrated that it's a damn shame he doesn't get more credit. Love that Eurogame.
5) Monta Ellis: Gunner, but I was a huge A.I fan, so Monta's cool with me. Underrated scorer. He's getting buried in MIL.

ThuglifeJ
08-31-2012, 04:14 AM
VC always
Rondo
Ginobli/Kobe/Tmac/Dirk/Kidd/Lawson

keep it original

MackSnackWrap
08-31-2012, 04:33 AM
Kobe

meadowlarklemon
08-31-2012, 07:34 AM
the second coming of the late great pistol pete maravich.............ricky rubio....baby!!!!

b@llhog24
09-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Cp3.

Lakersfan2483
09-03-2012, 02:49 PM
I like Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo, and Kevin Durant.

todu82
09-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Dwayne Wade

Longhornfan1234
09-03-2012, 03:45 PM
Rondo. The best PG in the NBA

Kuya_Clive
09-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Durant and Lebron

meloman1592
09-03-2012, 04:14 PM
Christopher Emmanuel Paul

D12 fan
09-03-2012, 04:16 PM
I see a lot of Lebron,why do so many people hate the Heat then?

xxplayerxx23
09-03-2012, 04:17 PM
Durant and Paul

leprechaun5
09-03-2012, 04:53 PM
kevin durant

basketfan4life
09-04-2012, 02:41 AM
Melo and Rose.

Showtime Steve
09-04-2012, 02:49 AM
Always hated lebron. But has def earned my respect this year. Love to watch rondo in action.

Bulls_fan90
09-04-2012, 03:09 AM
Kobe or Dirk.

EastNYLos
09-04-2012, 03:30 AM
cp3

GOON MUSIC
09-04-2012, 03:39 AM
LeBron James

BobbyHillSwag
09-04-2012, 08:30 AM
Godbe Jesant

bagwell368
09-04-2012, 09:07 AM
... the dead ones ....

Byronicle
09-04-2012, 09:25 AM
Durant

soft spoken

no ego problems

and he's clutch

NoahH
09-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Melo

R74
09-04-2012, 09:49 PM
Kevin Durant and Tim Duncan

Gram
09-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Deron Williams.

AK-50
09-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Durant all day former longhorn

BklynKnicks3
09-05-2012, 11:28 AM
Kobe/rondo who evr plays against the coward

WAYNEBO
09-05-2012, 12:33 PM
CP3. Lotta peeps may not know he's also a phenomenal bowler.... been on the cover of US Bowler.

NoahH
09-05-2012, 03:29 PM
CP3. Lotta peeps may not know he's also a phenomenal bowler.... been on the cover of US Bowler.

LOL ACtUALLY?

LongIslandIcedZ
09-05-2012, 05:15 PM
#KobeSystem

tmacsc2
09-05-2012, 05:28 PM
Its tough because i technically dont have a team (sonics are gone) i somewhat cheer for the blazers. but i really like Irving and Rondo. And im a closet Kobe fan

SirSkyHook
09-05-2012, 05:40 PM
For some reason I love me some Rose. When healthy he can be and given alittle time he can be the face of this league.

Vidball
09-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Duncan, KD, Griffin (though Griffin's still working on the superstar status).

Arch Stanton
09-06-2012, 02:05 AM
Duncan

Munkeysuit
09-06-2012, 04:20 AM
Superstar? I'd say Durant, All Star? I'd say Rajon Rondo, I do not like the C's at all and yet I can watch that guy play any day.

steven123l
09-06-2012, 04:59 AM
Scalabrine

Vinny642
09-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Eww Griffin

SINCESTARBURY25
09-06-2012, 11:24 AM
I have quite a few.
When the Knicks arent playing against them I root for these players. (NOT TEAMS)
Kevin Durant
Deron Williams
Ray Allen (Celtics)
Paul Pierce
Brandon Jennings
Stephon Marbury!!!!!!!!

IAlakerfan
09-06-2012, 11:39 AM
1. LeBron
2. Durant
3. CP3

OZknickerbocker
09-06-2012, 11:46 AM
probably not a superstar but id say danny granger
always had jason richardson as one of my favs

rasheed34
09-06-2012, 11:48 AM
Garnett's ma n***a, Imma Heat Fan, but KG all day!!!!

NYTHRILLZ97
09-06-2012, 01:52 PM
kobe

FlashMacker
09-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Blake Griffin