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mightybosstone
10-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Voting for #33 has concluded and PSD's Official #33 NBA Player of all time is....

Kevin Durant!!!!

The List:

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...7#post28837457

Although the suggestion was made by a dupe account, we've had enough people suggest the addition of Elvin Hayes to include him in this vote. Let me know if you want me to include anyone else. And, as always, VOTE!!!

mightybosstone
10-04-2014, 08:18 AM
I'm really torn between McHale and Walton on this one. It's essentially consistent, really, really good production on a team that won multiple championships over one of the briefest, but brightest careers in the history of the league. This one's a coin flip for me, so I'd like to see some debate before voting.

mightybosstone
10-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Apparently the link for the top 50 list isn't working, so I'll post the top 50 in here and will post it again with each new thread:

1. Michael Jordan
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
3. Wilt Chamberlain
4. Magic Johnson
5. Shaquille O'neal
6. Tim Duncan
7. Hakeem Olajuwan
8. LeBron James
9. Larry Bird
10. Kobe Bryant
11. Bill Russell
12. Oscar Robertson
13. Moses Malone
14. Jerry West
15. Julius Erving
16. David Robinson
17. Charles Barkley
18. Kevin Garnett
19. Karl Malone
20. Dirk Nowitzki
21. Bob Pettit
22. Dwyane Wade
23. John Havlicek
24. Patrick Ewing
25. Scottie Pippen
26. Elgin Baylor
27. John Stockton
28. Walt Frazier
29. Rick Barry
30. Clyde Drexler
31. Isiah Thomas
32. Willis Reed
33. Kevin Durant

KnicksorBust
10-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Wow thank god Iverson didnt win lol. It is time for Walton. League MVP. 2way stud. Finals MVP. Could Mchale honestly have done what he did in Portland?

todu82
10-04-2014, 07:17 PM
bill walton.

abe_froman
10-04-2014, 08:32 PM
mchale
walton-its just to short to be this high

mightybosstone
10-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Can a mod please sticky this?!?!

mightybosstone
10-05-2014, 10:06 AM
MODS!!!!!! Please sticky this!

Chronz
10-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Wow thank god Iverson didnt win lol. It is time for Walton. League MVP. 2way stud. Finals MVP. Could Mchale honestly have done what he did in Portland?

Nobody else on this list could have won the way Walton did. He was the catalyst to the entire movement of the squad. McHale would have gone 1 on 1 far too often for teammates to want to move so selflessly. But I do think you could have approximated that level of dominance with different teammates. Definitely not on Waltons level but the argument everyone makes is that would you take a SINGLE playoff run over a decade of a run? If this were the greatest Peak Seasons list, Walton is already on here, you think #33 is a happy medium? Even I value longevity more than that but we have to vote Walton in eventually.

mightybosstone
10-07-2014, 08:12 AM
I've always liked Walton and have stuck up for him in most all-time discussions, but when I think about the fact that both Pippen and Stockton went so much earlier, it's shameful that McHale hasn't gone yet as well. If Walton's peak weren't so short, he absolutely would have gone here instead of Walton, but it's really hard for me to justify taking Walton's two year peak over 10+ great years by McHale.

It's also worth noting that for all we talk about Walton's amazing peak, statistically you could argue that McHale's peak was better.

77-78 Walton: 19/14/4/3 with a .554+ TS%, 22.9+ PER, .209+ WS/48 and 18.6 total WS
87-88 McHale: 24/9/3/2 with a .655+ TS%, 21.9+ PER, .205+ WS/48 and 25 total WS

And those were just the two years that I thought were McHale's best, but you could make a strong case for 86 being better and his numbers from 84-91 were all pretty damn amazing. In those seven years, McHale averaged at least 18/7/2/2 and topped a 20 PER, 60%+ TS%, 10+ WS and a .168 WS/48. That's a damn strong prime. Couple that with multiple titles and numerous individual accolades and I just have a hard time picking Walton over McHale here.