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Old 10-30-2015, 01:32 AM   #16
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:33 AM   #17
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Default Re: would chris paul have won the title in place of isiah thomas?

Thomas/Dumars > CP3/Dumars

Dumars offensive game would've suffered, and he'd be relegated to a defensive specialist at best. That or he would have knocked CP3 out cold.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:34 AM   #18
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Definitely would've won in 89....

Maybe not 90.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:34 AM   #19
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Laimbeer would crack his head open for yapping too much way before the playoffs even started.

Plus he doesn't have the playoff composure of IT. For a point guard, Paul lacks a lot of leadership qualities. I feel like this lack is THE huge flaw in his makeup, but it is never really touched upon on this board or by NBA analysts in general.

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Old 10-30-2015, 01:34 AM   #20
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The Flop Boys 30 for 30.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:36 AM   #21
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Canada is ranked as a better country to live in than the United States by just about everyone. Not like it's unique in that facet though.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:15 AM   #22
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no zeke scoring game is better than paul
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:43 AM   #23
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Hell no. Chris Paul doesn't have what it takes to lead the 'Bad Boys'.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:50 AM   #24
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Default Re: would chris paul have won the title in place of isiah thomas?

Would he made the 3rd round (title equivalent for CP 0) probably not
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:32 AM   #25
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Paul IS a better basketball player, gets zero appreciation though
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:35 AM   #26
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Default Re: would chris paul have won the title in place of isiah thomas?

Paul is a better overall basketball player than Thomas, but he would not have had the same success with the teammates.

TBH, a lot of these hypothetical questions are quite silly. Good teams are almost always good because of how well they were built around their star. So unless the two stars in question play a near-identical style/game, the answer will inevitably be No.

And, in this particular comparison (as with most, honestly), the two stars are notably different players.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:41 AM   #27
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Yeah.

It's funny that the most unappreciated PG in league history is all of a sudden godly figure when compared to a modern day superstar.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:50 AM   #28
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This is what the Pistons faced in the 1989 NBA Finals.

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Tota Shoo Per Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK 1 James Worthy 27 4 4 170 39 81 2 3 22 31 7 10 17 14 2 6 7 10 102 .481 .667 .710 42.5 25.5 4.3 3.5 0.5 1.5 2 Michael Cooper 32 4 4 163 17 45 9 27 5 6 1 5 6 27 7 2 2 14 48 .378 .333 .833 40.8 12.0 1.5 6.8 1.8 0.5 3 A.C. Green 25 4 4 134 11 25 0 3 13 19 11 26 37 2 4 1 6 15 35 .440 .000 .684 33.5 8.8 9.3 0.5 1.0 0.3 4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 41 4 4 104 20 46 0 0 10 12 5 15 20 7 2 3 8 11 50 .435 .833 26.0 12.5 5.0 1.8 0.5 0.8 5 Mychal Thompson 34 4 0 103 13 30 0 0 14 22 12 7 19 3 1 2 2 12 40 .433 .636 25.8 10.0 4.8 0.8 0.3 0.5 6 Orlando Woolridge 29 4 0 87 11 18 0 0 16 19 5 16 21 6 0 2 6 11 38 .611 .842 21.8 9.5 5.3 1.5 0.0 0.5 7 Tony Campbell 26 4 1 83 15 24 1 3 13 17 3 7 10 4 3 0 6 19 44 .625 .333 .765 20.8 11.0 2.5 1.0 0.8 0.0 8 Magic Johnson 29 3 3 75 12 26 1 5 10 11 3 8 11 24 3 0 5 4 35 .462 .200 .909 25.0 11.7 3.7 8.0 1.0 0.0 9 David Rivers 24 3 0 26 4 12 0 2 4 5 0 3 3 5 0 0 4 6 12 .333 .000 .800 8.7 4.0 1.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 10 Jeff Lamp 29 4 0 11 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 .667 .500 2.8 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 11 Mark McNamara 29 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

What elite PG wouldn't win that Finals matchup?
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:08 AM   #29
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no way cp3 not nearly alpha enough

I don't think that word means what you think it means....
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:18 AM   #30
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Other than KG, probably the most underrated superstar in recent memory.
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