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#1 kball

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Posted July 30, 2018 - 05:35 AM

Well, we have an all time point guard list.

Thought an all time underrated list might be a nice shout out.

 

I mentioned this in the PG thread

John Stockton is my all time underrated player ever and its not close

 

All time leader assists AND steals.

A very long career.

With only one team

Deep playoff runs

Good playoff stats

And he controlled a game better than anyone i've ever seen.

Even Magic as sacrilege as that is to even say on a laker board

 

So off hand here are maybe my top 5

John Stockton

Karl Malone

Pete Maravich

Russell Westbrook

Dan Issel

 

 

And while some are MVP winners and all are multiple all stars etc, i still think they're vastly underrated


Edited by kball, July 30, 2018 - 05:37 AM.

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Posted July 30, 2018 - 11:10 AM

In no particular order:

 

John "Hondo" Havlicek (great defender in his time (5x All Defensive First Team); revolutionized what it meant to be a Sixth Man; 13x Allstar, and Finals MVP).

 

Ray Allen aka "Jesus Shuttlesworth" (particularly when playing w/ the Heat and Celtics; one of the all-time purest shooters).

 

"Pistol" Pete Maravich (amazing passer; high skill; one of the best NCAA players averaging over 40 PPG; an OG showtime player labeled "the real showtime" by Magic Johnson).


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Posted July 30, 2018 - 01:15 PM

Havlicek definitely.

Was top 10 scoring all time in league for many years iirc


Excited for  1. Lebron! (Still love me some Kobe, but damn this guy is amazing) 2. Another big get (Whether in FA or in a trade we need some attractions and closers) 3. Young Guys making big jump (Assuming we have anyone left after more necessary moves either genius ones or in desperation)

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#4 Tensai

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Posted July 30, 2018 - 06:07 PM

Stockton and Malone are underrated?

 

If that is the case, Bill Russell is also underrated. The amount of [expletive] he receives from attacking minded community can make one question his existence.

 

Elgin Baylor (Even in Laker community he is forgotten)

Clyde Drexler (After going head-to-head with Michael for years, people just forgot about him. Otherwise, he has had a pretty good resume to boast)

Kevin McHale (He should be in discussion for best PFs of all time)

Dennis Rodman (You either love him or hate him, but proper credit is scarcely given)


Edited by Tensai, July 30, 2018 - 06:09 PM.

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Posted July 31, 2018 - 09:23 PM

Scottie Pippen comes to mind. He's always been second fiddle to MJ (of course), but he was great in his prime and one of the best defenders and wing passers of all time.

 

Example:

In 1992-93 the Bulls won 57 games and the title with MJ, Pip, Grant.

Jordan retired in the summer of 1993.

In 1993-94 the Bulls won 55 games (!) and while they lost in the 2nd round it was still the same team. Pippen was putting up 22ppg-8.7rpg-5.6apg-2.9spg-0.8bpg while playing all-defensive 1st team defense. That is an amazing accomplishment.

 

For comparison, when Lebron left the Heat they went from winning 54 games to winning 37 despite adding Dragic, Deng and Whiteside to that same roster.



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Posted August 04, 2018 - 09:58 AM

Kobe Bryant has been underrated really deserved more than one MVP, true Ironman Playing through multiple injuries many times off court distractions and not felt as a truly great but casually forgotten he had the will to win fo sho

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Posted August 04, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Moses Malone, Dr. J, Patrick Ewing, Brad Daugherty, Walt Frazier. You can go all day with this






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