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2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavs

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Poll: Who wins the title? (45 member(s) have cast votes)

Who wins?

  1. Warriors in 4 (1 votes [2.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.22%

  2. Warriors in 5 (13 votes [28.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.89%

  3. Warriors in 6 (15 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Warriors in 7 (7 votes [15.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.56%

  5. Cavs in 4 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Cavs in 5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Cavs in 6 (7 votes [15.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.56%

  8. Cavs in 7 (2 votes [4.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.44%

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#1301 LakeShow805

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Posted June 20, 2016 - 07:26 PM

I think Wilt dominate would dominate 90s and 00s just like Shaq did.

 

Wilt is arguably the most athletic player ever....


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Want to pick your brain a bit. Two questions: 

 

1) Why not LeBron ahead of Magic right now?

2) Why not just one more ring putting LeBron over Kobe instead of two?

 

I'm sure many (particularly media) already have LeBron ahead of Kobe. And if he wins one more ring, he'll probably lock in that 2 spot. I haven't made my own list yet, but I'll have a hard time making an argument of Kobe being over LeBron due to the latter's all-around greatness. 

Kobe is the better scorer and defender.  While LeBron does a lot of things better (rebounding, passing, shot-blocking, driving to the rim), scoring and defending are your two essentials to winning a basketball game.  Sure, you have to be able to do everything else, but Kobe was a complete player as well, just not as versatile as LeBron James.

 

But make no mistake: if you need a bucket, Kobe gives you more ways to get it.  If you need a defensive stop, Kobe will be the guy for that as well.

 

So...for me, LeBron has to match Kobe in rings because, at this point, talent-wise, it's close.  LeBron's versatility puts him right there with Kobe's dominance on the offensive end PLUS his primacy on the defensive end.  Once he does that, I look at their roles on the championship teams.  Kobe was the "Robin" for his first ring, and Batman for his other four (Shaq was Superman for the three in LA).

 

In regards to Magic Johnson, he's too similar to him in terms of mindset (less selfish than Mike and KB) and in a lot of cases, physical abilities (can play big or small, rebounds well).  Magic had five in a shorter window, and his impact on the game itself was huge.  LeBron is a better player than Magic, but I can't ignore the rest.  One more championship will change my mind.

Besides, Kobe's first ring without Shaq was what put him over Magic, at least in my eyes...and that was his fourth.


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