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Old 07-28-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 Players of the 80's

1. Magic Johnson


2. Larry Bird


3. Moses Malone


4. Michael Jordan


5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


6. Isiah Thomas


7. Julius Erving


8. Hakeem Olajuwon


9. Kevin McHale


10. Charles Barkley


Honorable Mentions: Dominique Wilkins, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Bernard King, & Alex English.

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

1. Jordan
2. Bird
3. Magic


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Old 07-28-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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Malone won back to back MVPs with different teams and won a title but Jordan is ahead of him? Meh.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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1. Jordan
2. Bird
3. Magic


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Old 07-28-2008, 03:18 PM   #5
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Malone won back to back MVPs with different teams and won a title but Jordan is ahead of him? Meh.

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Old 07-28-2008, 03:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

jordan is the greatest player of any era, even those he wasnt physically present in, because he blew and now dominates their minds.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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Alex English at least goes over Barkley (no brainer) if not more players.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:15 PM   #8
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jordan is the greatest player of any era, even those he wasnt physically present in, because he blew and now dominates their minds.

MJ was the greatest player during the 90's but not 80's. The media has done a great job making people like you believe MJ was the best player in the world once he first entered the NBA in '84 until the time he left the NBA in '98.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:33 PM   #9
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Jordan was great in the 80's. One hell of a scorer, but he was not such a good shooter and defender as in the 90's
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:37 PM   #10
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terry cummings, adrian dantly, mark aguire, and joe dumars deserve honerable mentions

and alex english scored more points than anyone else during the 80s, considered the greatest decade in NBA history. he should be highter on the list.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:52 AM   #11
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

1. Larry Bird & 2. Magic Johnson



3. Michael Jordan & 4. Charles Barkley



5. Hakeem Olajuwon



6-Isiah Thomas



7.Moses Malone & Kareem Abdul Jabbar



8-Clyde Drexler & Patrick Ewing





9-Dominique Wilkins



10-Kevin McHale



Its More like that

Honorable mentions to...

Ofcoruse the Doctor upcomming Stars Karl Malone and John Stockton. And important Semi Stars James Worthy, Bernard King, Chris Mullin, Ralph Sampson and Adrian Dantley.

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Old 07-29-2008, 09:26 AM   #12
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

1. larry bird
2. magic johnson
3. michael jordan
4. kareem abdul-jabbar
5. julius erving
6. hakeem olajuwon
7. moses malone
8. isiah thomas
9. clyde drexler
10. robert parish

honorable mentions: charles barkley, fat lever, alex english, dominique wilkins, michael ray richardson
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #13
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

Charles is not top 10 in the '80's, more like Alex English in his place
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #14
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

My criteria is based on who played the best for about the whole 80's, not just for 5 years of it.

- Magic Johnson
- Larry Bird
- Alex English
- Isiah Thomas
- Adrian Dantley
- Mark Aguirre
- Moses Malone
- Kevin McHale
- Rolando Blackman
- Kareem Abdul Jabar

Something close to that.

honorable mentions to Terry Cummings, James Worthy, Reggie Theus, Dr. J, Robert Parish, Dominique Wilkins, Bernard King, Walter Davis, and Michael Jordan (wasn't there long enough, but his impact was major in the late 80's)
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:59 AM   #15
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Default Re: Top 10 Players of the 80's

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My criteria is based on who played the best for about the whole 80's, not just for 5 years of it.

- Magic Johnson
- Larry Bird
- Alex English
- Isiah Thomas
- Adrian Dantley
- Mark Aguirre
- Moses Malone
- Kevin McHale
- Rolando Blackman
- Kareem Abdul Jabar

Something close to that.

honorable mentions to Terry Cummings, James Worthy, Reggie Theus, Dr. J, Robert Parish, Dominique Wilkins, Bernard King, Walter Davis, and Michael Jordan (wasn't there long enough, but his impact was major in the late 80's)

Seems fair and a good list considering your criteria
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