View Full Version : NBA players in the decades which are the greatest?
08-07-2007, 12:55 PM
NBA players in the decades which are the greatest era?
08-08-2007, 02:08 AM
Jordan leading the Bulls Dynasty!
08-08-2007, 02:57 AM
The Jordan Era!!!
08-08-2007, 03:38 AM
Julius Erving to Jordan rules! :D
08-08-2007, 03:38 AM
jordan, pippen, o'neal, stackhouse, webber, mullin, kemp, payton, malone, stockton, barkley, olajuwon, mutumbo, hill, barry, etc...
08-08-2007, 03:47 AM
C Kareem Abdul-Jabar
F Karl Malone
F Larry Bird
G Michael Jordan
G Magic Johnson
F Julius Erving
G Isiah Thomas
F Dominique Wilkins
F Charles Barkley
G Clyde Drexler
C David Robinson
C Patrick Ewing
C Hakeem Olajuwon
C Moses Malone
F Scottie Pippen
F Kevin Mchale
F James Worthy
G Joe Dumars
G John Stockton
G Terry Porter
F Shawn Kemp
08-08-2007, 11:09 AM
08-08-2007, 07:41 PM
08-14-2007, 07:25 PM
on Yahoo answers, they say Jordan's era was the weakest..here, his era is the strongest..
I agree with Jordan's era as the strongest
08-17-2007, 05:46 AM
btw, I'm surprised that 2000 and onwards collects is so equal to 40's to 70's era. I thought Jordan's era would won this poll:
1st strongest 80-90's
last weakest 2000 onwards
08-17-2007, 06:24 PM
No question its the 80s-90s. From Showtime Lakers, Celtics, Dr. J and Philly, Detroit Bad Boys, and Da Bulls. There are easily more true hall famers in that era than any other. That was the leagues golden years.
08-21-2007, 01:00 PM
80's & 90's are strongest
2000 onwards are weakest
08-30-2007, 06:19 AM
09-29-2007, 10:29 AM
magic, bird, michael jordan era is the best player
09-30-2007, 10:33 AM
The 80's for me.
09-30-2007, 10:23 PM
Earvin " Magic" Johnson - He is the greatest NBA Point Guard of all time; He is the also the defacto leader of the Los Angeles Lakers, who won 5 NBA Championship, played in nine NBA Finals series, and was elected three times for both NBA Finals Most Valuable Player and NBA Most Valuable Player. Johnson also played in 12 All-Star games and was voted into 10 All-NBA First and Second Teams, and led the league in regular season assists four times in the 1980's.
Beside the fact that he is one of the most charismatic superstar of all time that pave the way for the NBA to become a Global Market.
I think if i am starting an NBA Franchise and wants to make a lottery team look better i would definitely select Magic Johnson as the no.1 player in Los Angeles Franchise History.
He makes his teammate look better and set up some nice plays for the 7'2" Kareem Abdul Jabbar and James Worthy in the low posts. Unlike Kobe Bryant the 6'8 Magic Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals without having a dominant Center in their lineup.
In 905 NBA games, he scored 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds and 10,141 assists, translating to career averages of 19.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 11.2 assists per game
It only prove what a great leader and clutch shooter Magic Johnson in his prime. I think the closest think to be compared to Magic is none other than the 6'8 Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both are 6'8 playmakers and both have the true heart of a champion.
Magic Johnson's MVP Season
1986-87 NBA Season
23.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 1.7 steals
1988-89 NBA Season
22.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 1.8 steals
1989-90 NBA season
22.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 1.7 steals
B]Who is the most successful NBA player since he started his career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers?[/B] None other than Magic Johnson
"Best winning percentage in the history of the NBA in modern times"
Magic Johnson introduce showtime in the 1980's and produce some of the best rivalry againts Larry Bird and his Boston Celtics. Magic Johnson was also a versatile scorer and decent rebounder, he soon led the league in triple-doubles production and rank 2nd behind Oscar Robertson in that Category. He is one of the main reason that the LA LAKERS in the 1980's is one of the best team of all time because of the brilliant and unique skills of EJ.
To all the people that doubt if he can lead a franchise with out playing with the greatest center of the 1970's Kareem Abdul Jabbar he led the team to 2 consecutive winning season.
Here are the Los Angeles Record ( Post Kareem Era)
1989-90- 58 wins- 24 losses
1990-91- 59 wins- 23 losses
He is by far one of the best NBA Rookie of all time and help the Lakers win their championship in his freshmen season; In the 1980 NBA Finals vs. Sixers, Magic dominated with 42 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals, lifting the Lakers to a 123-107 win over the veteran Philadelphia 76'ers in the 1980 NBA FInals and becoming the youngest NBA player to win Finals MVP.
07-25-2010, 01:26 PM
the quality of team play dropped off drastically after the 1980's. Stern needed someone or something to fill in the gap after the magic/bird era so Jordan, great as he was, was hyped to be even better. I don't believe if you moved those Bulls of the 90"s back ten years they even win one championship, much less six.
07-28-2010, 02:47 AM
Michael Jordan came along in 1984 where Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were at their prime. What captivated the public's imagination was a young high-flying and tremendously talented young man in Michael Joran he was a younger Julius Erving only except Jordan seemed to fly higher and more entertaining than his ABA predecessor.
A year before Michael Jordan, the big change that had happened was Larry O'Brien stepped out of being commissioner and the board decided to hire a young David J. Stern as Commissioner because mainly, "he (Stern) had a knack for marketing" and his portifolio consisted of bringing the NBA to the world or being global. At that time his predecessor had been trying to surpass the NFL, MLB and NHL in popularity. Stern wanted to pursue and promote NBA brand of basketball to the developing market and globalization on its infancy.
The NBA needed a face for the brand of basketball they were introducing and who was better than Michael Jordan who eventually became the NBA's ambassador to the world, bringing the NBA on the 90's unprecedented global attention.
07-29-2010, 12:02 AM
1946 - 1954:
Pro Basketball Struggled Considerably despite the First Basketball Stars named Joe Fulks and George Mikan.
And the game was bogged down prior to the introduction of the 24 second shot clock on which Teams would play offense and defense considerably on the 1st quarter and then just have their guards dribble around while the opposing team in desperation for the win will chase the guard and a foul shooting game will be up next. Thank goodness for Danny Biasone's 24 Shot Clock.
07-30-2010, 12:47 AM
The 60's decade saw the birth of the Boston Celtics Dynasty under stalwart Bill Russell who would later finish with 11 Championships. The Celtics won every year except 1967 where Philadelphia broke Boston's 8 straight championship runs.
Also, the 60's was re-shaped by individual players of whom were catalysts of their respective pioneering force that would re-shape the NBA.
Elgin Baylor was the prototype of modern forwards where Elgin was a scoring machine as well as the athleticism where he inspired a generation of the next high-flyers. Baylor was the Wright brothers to the NBA where he took the game to mid-air. Baylor would shatter scoring records.
Wilt Chamberlain was known as a colossal force and the only man that Bill Russell could not stop defensively. Wilt would re-write record-books on triple double tallies, scoring and rebounding. He was tall, storng and very athletic, laying the ground for the future prototype of what bill of materials needed to create a dominant center.
Jerry West the Lakers versatile guard who revolutionized the 2 guard where West was a shooter, scorer as well a little bit of do everything.
Oscar Robertson The Big O could play 4 positions and the first ever true big-guard who was extremely versatile and once average a triple double for an entire season.
Lenny Wilkens A true point guard after Bob Cousty Lenny Wilkens was the first true playmaker and on-court coach. Wilkens also did defense and offense very well.
Nate Thurmond After Bill Russell Thurmond was the second best defensive center albeit more stronger than Russell. Chamberlain and Abdul-Jabbar claimed that they found it hard to score against the 6-10 defensive power-house.
Up next: The wild 70's Decade.:)
07-30-2010, 08:10 AM
The 1970's was a wild decade where 7 teams won the championship on that decade.
After the Celtics and Bill Russell, the New York KnickerBockers lead by Willis Reed were the team to beat. They clashed with the Lakers and the finals wired down to 7 where Willis Reed despite a serious injury suited up and made 2 consecutive baskets, which inspired his team to win game 7.
Oscar Robertson had an illustrious career but the only thing missing was an NBA championship and then came Lewis Alcindor later to be known as Kareem Abdul Jabbar and the duo lead Milwaukee to its first ever title.
Elgin Baylor had just retired and with an aging Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain on their twilight years and new comer head coach which was ironically a former Boston Celtic Bill Sharman many counted the Lakers out but after winning 33 straight games and dismantling New York on the NBA Finals, it was the Laker's season.
Willis Reed along with stalwarts, Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe Dave DeBusschere and Walt Frazier (A good chunk of NBA 50 Greats) dismantled the Lakers on the finals.
The Boston Celtis wrote a new chapter on their saga with a new breed of Celtics leading the charge. Dave Cowens the fast-breaking center, JoJo White the shooting forward, Paul Silas a rebounding center along with holdovers from the Russell era, John Havlicek and Don Nelson went on to bring down Milwaukee.
Rick Barry did it all. He was the leading scorer and third in rebounds on the league on which was a great season for the Warriors.
The Best NBA Finals Game 7 ever. Celtics beat Phoenix on triple overtime for the crown.
Bill Walton got healthy and it was the year of BLAZERMANIA and RIP-CITY where the Old Fashioned Blazers coached by Jack Ramsay went on to beat a loaded Philadelphia 76ers team lead by former ABA Superstar Julius Erving.
Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes had been operating under the radar for sometime, but this was their year and the Washington Bullets. the small front-court though struggled, won an NBA championship over the Seattle SuperSonics.
Payback time for the Seattle Supersonics for beating the Washington Bullets 4-1
It was Magic. Magic Johnson would lay down his dynasty with Kareem Abdul Jabbar onto the 80's with his first championship.
08-07-2010, 03:11 AM
For me, it's the 1960's, 1980's and 1990's. :)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.8 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.