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Kobe Bryant 39 31.20%
Lebron James 61 48.80%
Carmelo Anthony 8 6.40%
Dwyane Wade 1 0.80%
Kevin Durrant 7 5.60%
Dwight Howard 9 7.20%
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Lets assume all players are just entering the league, 18-22 years old and you are building a team from scratch.

Which ONE player would you take first to build your team around?

this has nothing to do with teams, accomplishments, etc just the actual individual player.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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James, offense, defense, leader, a freak physically.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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Hate his guts as a jazz fan but Kobe has been to the mountain top plenty. Lebron has been to...well, Cleveland. The man is a phenom but Kobe is a freaking assassin.
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I think its hands down Lebron.........although I wouldn't even put Kobe second, I would put Howard second becaue finding a dominant Center is rare now a days. Man if there was some way for Howard and Lebron to be on the same team, that would be epic.

So If i had to rank......

1. James
2. Howard
3. Kobe
4. Anthony
5. Durrant
6. Wade (for some reason I think he is very overrated) Great player, but not in the league of james and Kobe.

No I guess a more interesting question would be........Would you take a young Shaq over all of them?

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #7
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Seeing as how we found the fountain of youth here, give me Jordan.
But to play along with your poll, Lebron easily.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:27 PM   #8
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I'd have to take Kobe first, Lebron second. If we include a young Shaq, he was the most dominant player I have ever seen. A liability at the foul line, which hurts at critical moments in games, but he would still be worth taking.


You left off the best point guard in the NBA, Deron Williams. I'd take him over Carmelo or DWade
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Oh my bad. To build my team around it would be LeBron. But I voted Kobe before reading the OP because I feel he is the better player.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:33 PM   #10
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Kobe, pretty simple reasoning...he has what all those other players on that poll lack.

That is...killer instinct. He's the only one that has come close to Jordan in that regard.
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Kobe, pretty simple reasoning...he has what all those other players on that poll lack.

That is...killer instinct. He's the only one that has come close to Jordan in that regard.
Agreed. I think LeBron has better overall skills, in that he can do so much on the court. He is the better team player. But Kobe can take over like no one else in the game today, and the best since Jordan. When he turns on that switch, he is near unstoppable. Until LeBron has some rings, its gotta be Kobe
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At least 1/5 of NBA fans are bandwagon Laker fans, even here on the mane, thus a poll of this nature will have skewed results. Laker fans are so deluded they actually believe Kobe has been MVP the past two years. Watch any game in LA for the sad evidence. I dont know how anyone could root for a guy that cries to refs after every missed shot.

No, Kobe... no one touched you. You missed that shot all by yourself. Be a man. Please stop flailing your arms and crying.

The obvious answer is Shaq. 2 - LeBron. 3 - Howard. 4 - Durrant.
...then Kobe.

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At least 1/5 of NBA fans are bandwagon Laker fans, even here on the mane, thus a poll of this nature will have skewed results. Laker fans are so deluded they actually believe Kobe has been MVP the past two years. Watch any game in LA for the sad evidence. I dont know how anyone could root for a guy that cries to refs after every missed shot.

No, Kobe... no one touched you. You missed that shot all by yourself. Be a man. Please stop flailing your arms and crying.

The obvious answer is Shaq. 2 - LeBron. 3 - Howard. 4 - Durrant.
...then Kobe.
Aaaand the Laker haters chime in...
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at least 1/5 of nba fans are bandwagon laker fans, even here on the mane, thus a poll of this nature will have skewed results. Laker fans are so deluded they actually believe kobe has been mvp the past two years. Watch any game in la for the sad evidence. I dont know how anyone could root for a guy that cries to refs after every missed shot.

No, kobe... No one touched you. You missed that shot all by yourself. Be a man. Please stop flailing your arms and crying.

The obvious answer is shaq. 2 - lebron. 3 - howard. 4 - durrant.
...then kobe.
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If you didn't take LeBron, you fail at basketball. Kobe isn't even in his league physically, he's temperamental, most of his teammates hate him, and he'll give you those 6 for 30 nights every five games and then pout about it.
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If you didn't take LeBron, you fail at basketball. Kobe isn't even in his league physically, he's temperamental, most of his teammates hate him, and he'll give you those 6 for 30 nights every five games and then pout about it.
First of all Lebron plays a different position. But if I want to build a team around someone, it's Kobe. He has that killer instinct...he wills his way to win. I haven't seen LeBron show the same attitude, he plays like he is entitled to win something. Which is why he is ringless, they've tried to give Lebron all sorts of players on that Cavs team through the years...and he hasn't made a single one of them better. Just look at the series vs the aging Celtics. Jordan makes players better, Kobe makes players better, and to some extent Steve Nash. Lebron hasn't matured yet, he is all talent and no heart.
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You gotta be shytting me. Ain't no poll gonna end no debate on this board......
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:31 PM   #22
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Kobe, then Wade. LeBron may be the "best" but there's something about Bryant's assassin mentality and championship pedigree that I don't see in LeBron - yet. Wade used to bug the crap out of me because I thought he was just a glorified flopper nut the way he stuck through with that crap of a team earned him some respect with me.

Now the two active players not included on that list I would take over these guys if they were 18-22:

1) Tim Duncan
2) Shaq
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Kobe makes players better
That's funny

Anyway, you're being stupid. The question is "who would you take at 22" and your answer is "well, Kobe is mature (a lie, but whatever) and has developed a killer instinct." Ok. What did Kobe have at 22, versus LeBron? After Shaq left, Kobe pouted and asked for a trade after all those players that he made better bought him either no playoff birth, or a first round exit. Now he's suddenly mature and a team leader or whatever because God came down and decreed he have Pau Gasol as a wingman.
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If you didn't take LeBron, you fail at basketball. Kobe isn't even in his league physically, he's temperamental, most of his teammates hate him, and he'll give you those 6 for 30 nights every five games and then pout about it.
I would probably build around LeBron as well. The dude is a freak. However, you fail at basketball by evaluating Kobe's game like this.

Which 'most' of his teammates hate him? Is he more 'temperamental' or 'pouting' than a guy unwilling to shake hands after a playoff series loss?

Kobe is the most mentally tough player in the league. He is the best closer in the league. He is the most creative shooter in the league.

As a fan, I prefer watching Kobe create over LeBron bullrush. As a GM, I probably start with LeBron.
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What did Kobe have at 22, versus LeBron?
A Championship Ring.


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