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Old 05-26-2013, 12:07 AM   #16
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Default Re: If Duncan gets that 5th ring....

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Amazing that he's 37 and is going to be the best player on an NBA Finals team. How many greats can say that?

I guess if you take 4 years off (09-12) as a top 10 player its possible.

Also, you just can't ignore how lucky he has been to play under Pop for his entire career.

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:08 AM   #17
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He's still the greatest winner of this era....

Huh. So we're going to pretend those playoff exits never happened? OK.
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And if Parker gets it?

If it's a case of exploiting matchups (ie 07) rather than being the most impactful player, won't make a difference. If Parker is dominant though and is the singular reason for their win, it'd obviously make a difference.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #19
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How can you not have Kareem in your top 6?


certainly a tough list to go through when you look at a group between magic, kareem, bird, and wilt. if duncan does get his 5th, who does he surpass? wilt? bird?
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #20
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He's already top 10, but getting his 5th with another Fmvp would surely puts him in top 5 discussion with a very strong case.
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If it's a case of exploiting matchups (ie 07) rather than being the most impactful player, won't make a difference. If Parker is dominant though and is the singular reason for their win, it'd obviously make a difference.

Duncan's size might be the difference maker. It's be great for him to get that 5th ring. He's a legendary player who's had a fantastic career.
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How can you not have Kareem in your top 6?

No disrespect to Cap, but if Duncan has a dominant finish to this run I might give him that edge.
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He's still the greatest winner of this era....

How? That doesn't even make sense...
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I'd rank him 7 right below Kobe who I have at 6.
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And if Parker gets it?

If Parker gets it, 5 = 5 and 3 > 2, simple math.
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certainly a tough list to go through when you look at a group between magic, kareem, bird, and wilt. if duncan does get his 5th, who does he surpass? wilt? bird?

Bird.
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How? That doesn't even make sense...
How does 5 rings + 3 Finals MVP's not = Greatest winner of the era? Who has a better resume than that?

I swear Kobe fans don't even understand basic math.
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certainly a tough list to go through when you look at a group between magic, kareem, bird, and wilt. if duncan does get his 5th, who does he surpass? wilt? bird?
I'm not sure but I don't see how it could be Kareem. Kareem's 3rd on my list behind Jordan and Russell. Not only does he have an extremely high peak, but his longevity is only rivaled by Kobe. Hard for me to imagine any logical argument that could be made for Kareem not being in anyone's top 6.

Probably Bird, though.
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Forget Duncan, McGrady'd be a world champion!
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