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More Motivation For Kobe? NBA GM's Say James Harden Is Best SG In League, Not Kobe; Kobe Voted Toughest Player In The League


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:22 AM

http://www.nba.com/n...=iref:nbahpt13a

1. James Harden, Houston — 56.7%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 20.0%
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Paul George, Indiana — 6.7%
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami — 3.3%
Last year: Kobe Bryant — 66.7%
 
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Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 31.0%
2. David West, Indiana -- 13.8%
3. Nick Collison, Oklahoma City; Kenneth Faried, Denver; Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Tony Allen, Memphis; Matt Barnes, L.A. Clippers; Reggie Evans, Brooklyn; Udonis Haslem, Miami; LeBron James, Miami; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota; Zach Randolph, Memphis; Metta World Peace, New York
Last year: Kobe Bryant -- 26.7%
 
Which player is the best at getting his own shot?
1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 33.3%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 26.7%
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 16.7%
4. LeBron James, Miami -- 10.0%
Also receiving votes: Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers; Stephen Curry, Golden State; James Harden, Houston; Derrick Rose, Chicago
Last year: Kobe Bryant -- 40.0%
 
Which player has the best basketball IQ?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 33.3%
2. Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers -- 16.7%
3. Tim Duncan, San Antonio; LeBron James, Miami -- 13.3%
5. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Rajon Rondo, Boston -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Marc Gasol, Memphis; Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn; Andre Miller, Denver
Last year: Steve Nash -- 27.6%

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 39.3%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 32.1%
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York; LeBron James, Miami -- 7.1%
Also receiving votes: Ray Allen, Miami; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
Last year: Kevin Durant -- 46.7%
 
Which player is the best passer?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 46.7%
2. Rajon Rondo, Boston; Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 16.7%
4. Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Marc Gasol, Memphis; LeBron James, Miami; Greivis Vasquez, Sacramento; Dion Waiters, Cleveland
Last year: Steve Nash -- 58.6%
 
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:26 AM

people are such idiots...

James Harden is the best SG?

Chris Paul has the most Basketball IQ?

As for toughest, I'd go with Metta. Dude was playing within a week of knee surgery last season.



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Whatever



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Toughest Metta? or the guy who walked out and hit 2 FTs with an Achilles injury?



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:29 AM

Toughest Metta? or the guy who walked out and hit 2 FTs with an Achilles injury?

Don't get me wrong, I think Kobe is very tough. I just think Metta is a bit tougher.



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:31 AM

I'm a little surprised KD got the nod over Mamba this year and last in player you want taking a shot with the game on the line, especially considering Kobe destroys everyone in most game-winning & clutch shots.

 

Also weird that Kobe dipped as much as he did in best player at getting their own shot off compared to last year. I've gotta' think that dramatic decrease has to do with speculation assumed on his injury hampering him this season.

 

Perhaps that has some to do with the best shooting guard topic as well.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:34 AM

The fact that Kobe is still mentioned with today's players after playing 17 seasons is dope. But also, most of these polls are done by folk who have never played the game. I tale this with a grain of sand.
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:34 AM

^ I prefer salt personally, but to each their own.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:11 AM

What the hell did James Harden do last season that was so amazing that everyone is ready to hand him the crown?



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:12 AM

^ More & more just seem to wanna' push Kobe out already. Beyond disrespectful and sad.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:14 AM

The fact that basketball IQ votes changed that drastically in a year shows that GMs dont know what the [expletive] they are talking bout.

Same with best passer voting. I mean Wtf?

Edited by Tensai, October 22, 2013 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:35 AM

I think it's mostly just a reflection of the uncertainty of the injury. Conduct this same poll the day before the injury last season and Kobe will top every list he did last year by a larger margin.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:55 AM

you guys do realize that its an opinion and not a fact right?


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:55 AM

are you serious?! what has harden done in this league or his career that gms see him as the best sg in the league? (other than being the weakest link in the olympic gold team, 1 time all star, and riding the back off kd and westbrook to the finals where he choked on balls and just crumpled)

 



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:59 AM

I really like harden's game. And was taken by surprise how quickly he became a top guard...not perfect, but really really good.

 

I think a lot is his potential upside for these rankings based on his rapid rise already.

 

I remember snickering when D Rose sort of wondered out loud in the preseason a couple years back why couldn't he be the leagues MVP?...then he went out that season and snagged it playing at an unbelievably high level with killer moves and almost unstoppable.

 

Harden isn't as dynamic, but he's a very clever player w lots of skill.

...and kobe really is a big question mark in terms of regaining form, conditioning, and durability.

 

I'm in the camp that says theres room for 4-5 amazing players at the top of the mountain with those players all out to prove to everyone there's only room for one.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:03 AM

D'antoni on it

 

D’Antoni: “They’re probably right. … When he’s back you should ask the GMs again.
“I would say right now they’re right because Kobe’s out. He’s got a torn Achilles. [Harden’s] probably better than him with a torn Achilles. But when he’s back you should ask the GMs again. Maybe they just got messed up there.”

“He’s pretty much an alpha dog, I’m not worried about him trying to find motivation.”
 

 


lol so D'antoni is basically saying Harden is better than Kobe..only when Kobe has a torn Achilles.

Want to know what's funnier?  Some people are only deciding to quote the "they're probably right" part for a story -_-


Edited by Majesty, October 22, 2013 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:23 AM

If Kobe remains healthy he can't be any worse than he was Phil Jackson's last season where he had virtually no elevation for most of the season, and was battling a myriad of injuries.

 

 

He was still elite and got it done

 

 

I expect nothing less, and I am not sure he can't come back virtually the same player.

 

i believe in modern medicine, but until Kobe gives me a reason to believe it's over, I won't.

 

I'll go as far as Wizard's Jordan where after a while, he actually got in shape and played at an All-Star level with teammates far less talented and much dumber.

 

 

 

 

I'm reassessing the west

 

The Warriors adding Iggy, is almost a Harden-Durant-Westbrook like trio and Bogut and Lee have some help in the frontcourt off the bench so....I like them as a WCF type team

 

I don't believe in the Clips this season. It's something about the construction of the bigs that make them seem like a regular team, in terms of playoffs



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:43 AM

I don't think James Harden himself believes he is the best SG in the league.
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 12:04 PM

:laughing:

 

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 39.3% 
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 32.1%
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York; LeBron James, Miami -- 7.1%
Also receiving votes: Ray Allen, Miami; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
Last year: Kevin Durant -- 46.7%

 

did they not watch last season?


Edited by Ham, October 22, 2013 - 12:04 PM.

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 12:18 PM

:laughing:

 

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 39.3% 
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 32.1%
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York; LeBron James, Miami -- 7.1%
Also receiving votes: Ray Allen, Miami; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
Last year: Kevin Durant -- 46.7%

 

did they not watch last season?



Apparently they did because Durant dropped lower from 46.7% to 39.3%


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