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Old 06-27-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Official #6 NBA Player Of All Time According To ISH

The voting for the #5 greatest player of All-Time has ended. This time around, only two players were even mentioned and both played for the Boston Celtics. The 5th greatest player (according to InsideHoops) is Celtic great ...

























Jo Jo White

Just kidding, it's Larry Bird.

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Larry Bird = 13 votes
Bill Russell = 8 votes
Shaquille O'Neal = 1 vote



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Old 06-27-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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Bill Russell
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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It's got to be Russell this time.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:49 PM   #5
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Bill Russell.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
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Russell got jipped last time so its gotta be him.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:55 PM   #7
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Russel, no more discussion needed. Lets go on to #7 where I vote for big Shaq.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:56 PM   #8
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #9
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Wow. ISH is dissapointing me. I can't believe Bird won 5th


IT'S RUSSELL at 5. but now I geuss he's here.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:01 PM   #10
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Wow. ISH is dissapointing me. I can't believe Bird won 5th


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in the mid 80s Bird was being called the GOAT by players and writers. 5th is not very surprising at all.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:43 PM   #11
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It can't be Russell - do you kow how easy it was in the 60's and how hard it was in the 80's. Plus dude couldm't score...I mena MVP's fine, but he was like the only guy there.

scoring is VERY important. Since each era becomes more and more difficult, the scoring becomes even that much more important.

its gotta be Kobe. Scoring - check. Latest possible era - check.

Russell is like number 30 or something like that. 15 ppg averages? top 6? -- HA.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:53 PM   #12
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It can't be Russell - do you kow how easy it was in the 60's and how hard it was in the 80's. Plus dude couldm't score...I mena MVP's fine, but he was like the only guy there.

scoring is VERY important. Since each era becomes more and more difficult, the scoring becomes even that much more important.

its gotta be Kobe. Scoring - check. Latest possible era - check.

Russell is like number 30 or something like that. 15 ppg averages? top 6? -- HA.

It's not fair to penalize Russell based on the era he played in. Who's to say how he would've performed today, or how any current superstars would perform back then. That's nothing but speculation. And speculation is virtually meaningless in debates. We do, however, have facts, and the facts say Russell was an 11 time champion, 5 time MVP, and one of the greatest defensive players of all time. He deserves a top five ranking. Please don't use that argument.

Now if you are going to use it regardless, how can you have Kobe at six? What about dominant interior players like Hakeem, Shaq, and Duncan, who are all recent and clearly better? Either way, Kobe at six is absolutely ludicrous.

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Old 06-27-2007, 05:57 PM   #13
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Russell. Next is Oscar
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:00 PM   #14
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Russell. No one else is really on the same line right now, maybe Oscar, but thats about it. Big O's next.
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Another Bill Russell please.
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