View Full Version : Who is the funnest player to watch in the NBA?

02-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Fun article posted on Grantland the other day talking about which players in the league are the funnest to watch: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8892429/kyrie-irving-manu-ginobili-most-fun-players-nba-going-all-star-game

So I ask you guys, who is your favorite player to watch? It can be for various reasons and it can be a star or a scrub.

I'll get it started with my pick: Ricky Rubio.

I admit that I was pre-disposed to not liking Rubio. He just seemed like an overhyped Euro star that would never reach his potential. I was totally wrong. Rubio plays with a certain flair for the game reminiscent of Pistol Pete and has an uncanny ability to control the flow of the game. Seeing him play makes every Timberwolves game worth watching.

02-04-2013, 07:26 PM
I like watching LeBron because he's my favorite player but Kevin Durant is really fun to watch since he's such a complete offensive player.

02-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Tony Allen did this one time in about a minute.
Miss dunk
Air ball

I find it funny how could you be so good on defense but so bad on offense it makes every single game fun.

02-04-2013, 08:15 PM
Rubio easily. He will do something 2-3 times a game that just make you shake your head. I also love watching LeBron, he is just the most physically gifted species I have seen on a basketball court.

02-04-2013, 08:15 PM
Tony Allen did this one time in about a minute.
Miss dunk
Air ball

I find it funny how could you be so good on defense but so bad on offense it makes every single game fun.

He has a funny personality too. Ever watch him on the bench? I think he is a good choice.

Edit: just read the article, he is on there haha. The Corey Brewer one is good as well.

02-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Just watching Curry take ridiculous shots when he's hot - which is always - has become one of my favorite things to watch. And when Rubio, Cp3 or Irving have the ball I'm not looking away.

02-04-2013, 08:31 PM
Maybe my homer choice but... Steph Curry. When he's on a role he'll literally take pull up 3's on fast breaks over defenses and splash...

02-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Javale McGee fo sho

02-05-2013, 12:12 AM
Homer pick for me, love watching Kyrie play.

02-05-2013, 12:14 AM
Rondo, LeBron and Manu have been my favorites for a while. They're all so unique and creative.

02-05-2013, 12:26 AM
SANDERS!!!! But I'm sure that's obvious. I also submit this article I found in the bucks forum.


02-05-2013, 12:29 AM
Rondo, LeBron and Manu have been my favorites for a while. They're all so unique and creative.

Manu is another one of my favorites. He might be the craftiest player in the league.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-05-2013, 12:31 AM

02-05-2013, 12:34 AM
Love watching monta Ellis. To bad he will never learn how to play winning basketball, when he was young he was compared to stephon marbury, they hit it on the head with that comparrison

02-05-2013, 12:37 AM
most fun*

no but seriously, for me its Javale McGee and its not close

next is LBJ and after that its Timmy D

02-05-2013, 12:45 AM
Josh McRoberts, Cp3, Kyrie, Melo, Harden, Manu, Westy, Steph, LMA, seriously I'd be here all day. I like to watch skilled players mostly.

02-05-2013, 01:03 AM
for me it's Curry, Kyrie and Rudy Gay (for the last 5 days)

02-05-2013, 01:06 AM
Curry is fun to watch with the ball
CP3 is fun to watch since he controls the pace so well, plus the ally oops
Lebron is so physically gifted it's fun to watch him (especially if he decides to take over)
Javale is fun.. don't know what stupid **** he'll do next.
Home pick :DeMarcus and Tyreke.

02-05-2013, 01:10 AM
lets see...
Jamal Crawford
Lebron James
Steve Nash
Dwyane Wade
Kyrie Irving
Chris Paul
Andre Iggy
Steph Curry
Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Durant
Russell Westy
and a Healthy DRose.

02-05-2013, 01:11 AM
Terrence Ross. I sit there thinkng every single one of his plays will be a highlgiht reel dunk

02-05-2013, 03:03 AM
Lebron cause hes just ridiculous

Jamal Crawford cause its like watching a sick street baller in the nba

David Robinson, loved his athletic ability, could block a ball from anywhere, could run the court like a 2 guard at 7-1

Tim Hardaway, I loved the Utep two step. Just loved when he broke ankles with that. He did it a couple times every game. When he got hot he was like steph Curry on the pull up three too.

Duncan = Donkey
02-05-2013, 03:17 AM
Nash in the 7SOL.

Duncan = Donkey
02-05-2013, 03:18 AM
Lou Amundson was fun to watch as well.

02-05-2013, 04:01 AM
Homer pick for me: Andre Drummond.

02-05-2013, 04:20 AM
I love watching Melo play ..his game is so pretty and flashy.....ray of offensive moves

02-05-2013, 04:53 AM
Melo (homer pick) his game is too smooth, not overly athletic but will rock you to sleep and cross u over or pull up from 30...and when he's rolling, well..yea nuff said.

That being said, Jamal Crawford and JR Smith are absolutely ridiculous once they hit like 2 in a row. They're not superstars but they're 2 of the best tough shot makers I've ever seen (ben gordon would be here too but he fell the **** off). Crawfords crossover and JR's athleticism are the icing on the already good cake.....ummmm cp3 is also up there as far as excitement goes. I'll round out my list with a healthy rose and kyrie. But that's actual basketball entertainment...overall entertainment however, JAVALE MCGEE hands down no competition

02-05-2013, 05:51 AM
JR and Jamal for sure.
I'd like watching LeBron more if he didn't get so many damn calls. Otherwise i'd include Kobe in this cat.
J Smooves good. Kyrie, Westy, Curry, D Rose, CP3 Like many mentioned.
John Wall, sooo fast. Reggie Evans, Hustle.

02-05-2013, 05:53 AM
Rondo and Manu. I'm a flair kinda guy.

02-05-2013, 07:30 AM
Lebron is the easy pick here. I love his game.

I've also always loved watching russel Westbrook play.

My all time pick, I'm sorry, gotta give it to my boy magic johnson.. :)

Others in no particular order that I love watching:

Allen iverson
Chris Anderson aka the bird man
Shannon brown (it seems like he has a couple highlights every game)
Ricky Rubio
Carmelo Anthony
Derrick rose
Ray Allen
Rajon rondo
Nate the great Robinson
Michael beasley (but maybe it's just cuz the game I saw the other day.. The lakers make everyone look fun to watch.. :sigh:)
Homer pick= earl clark and mr Colby brian :clap:

02-05-2013, 09:22 AM
Big baby

02-05-2013, 09:23 AM
Oh ****....I thought the title said "funniest".....haha

02-05-2013, 09:24 AM

02-05-2013, 09:25 AM
In that case, I'll say jrue holiday

02-05-2013, 09:37 AM
Tim Duncan
Manu Ginobili
Tony Parker
Kawhi Leonard

Non Spurs
Rudy Gay
Austin Rivers :laugh:

R. Johnson#3
02-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Lebron isn't really that fun to watch. I mean when he gets the ball in transition the play is finished in about 2 seconds lol.

02-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Derrick Rose I hope he has the same explosiveness when he returns.

02-05-2013, 10:50 AM
He enjoys holding up his follow-through and admiring 3-point shots, a bit of self-flattery that gives his defender a small head start in transition and is based around bad math; Westbrook is a career 30 percent shooter from deep, so chances are he's admiring a brick.

Lol. This made me laugh!!!:laugh:

02-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Nate Robinson.

02-05-2013, 11:11 AM
Tyson Chandler

02-05-2013, 12:02 PM
If I'm going with a homer pick it's Pierce. The guy is old and fat and isn't going to athletically destroy anyone off the dribble, but he has a million tricks and ways to get by guys that you just don't see anymore.

02-05-2013, 01:30 PM
McGee is the funniest player to watch, shoot he might be the funnest lol he does so much dumb stuff

02-05-2013, 01:42 PM
James Harden or Blake Griffin

02-05-2013, 02:04 PM
I like watching LeBron because he's my favorite player but Kevin Durant is really fun to watch since he's such a complete offensive player.

This makes no sense at all.

02-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Kyrie by a large amount

02-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Reggie Evans is funny to watch, especially if he grabs and misses 3 rebounds and 3 shots all together

02-05-2013, 03:05 PM
Funny article. Marc Gasol is truly fun to watch. He's damn clever and witty on both sides of the floor.

02-05-2013, 03:26 PM
In order melo lebron Durant Paul and curry :)

02-05-2013, 04:10 PM
For me it's Metta hands down. He's always doing some funny if you pay attention to him.

02-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Rasheed when trash talking.

02-05-2013, 04:28 PM
The funniest player to watch has to be Rasheed Wallace hands down.
The funnest has to be Drummond or Blake Griffin.

02-05-2013, 04:31 PM
Derrick Rose obviously (points at username) :D