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Old 02-05-2008, 05:06 AM   #31
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Default Re: Whats the difference between Tim duncan and Kevin garnett

dpesnt matter bout the rings its bout the induvidual skills
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:14 AM   #32
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The difference is in the management. I think that's what you're really getting at...how they'll be remembered compared to the actual difference in their overall impact in the games. Garnett with a couple all stars...who still as a team aren't as great as the Spurs imo, led the Celtics to one of the fastest starts in the history of the NBA. Yet, because he played on a pretty abysmal team for the majority of his career, he will always be remembered simply as an elite player rather than a champion. Duncan on the other hand, got into a great situation. Not taking anything away from him, but he's part of one of the best managed organization in any sport, from top to bottom. Kind of like the Patriots of the NBA.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:27 AM   #33
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Tim Duncan is a more fundamental big man, while KG was one of the founders of the "new era" power forward.

Tim Duncan has a better postgame, while KG has a better face up game.

Tim Duncan is a better distributer on the block , KG is argueably a better distributer from the perimeter.

Both players can hit mide range jumpshot, and both rebound well.

In my opinion, Tim Duncan is better because of his back-to-the basket skills and simply a higher basketball IQ.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:09 AM   #34
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Default Re: Whats the difference between Tim duncan and Kevin garnett

This is just an observation, but I have noticed it is the lakers fans that have the harshest things to say about KG. Is this your true opinion of him, or is it because he is a Celtic now and you have to hate him by default? I mean, he isn't on one of the worst teams in the west, thus not a threat anymore, he is the star of the team that will most likely win ECF, possibly your biggest obsticle if you want another 'chip and that team also is your historical rival. Just curious...
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #35
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KG is the more impressive player. TD is the more impressive winner.
Really depends what you value more.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:09 AM   #36
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The differences:

- Duncan is a winner, Garnett is a choker.
- Duncan is tough, Garnett is a fake tough guy who got pwned by short guys.
- Duncan doesn't sucker punch rookies, Garnett did.

I thought I was the only one who noticed that.

100% agreed on everything.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:12 AM   #37
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If I was starting 10 teams in the league, I would take Duncan over Garnett 10 times. Sorry, but Duncan has the leadership skills and game skills to take teams to titles. So far, KG has not accomplished that and still has a ways to go.

And besides, Duncan does not swear every third word, so I could take my kid to meet him and not be worried.



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Old 02-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #38
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4 rings?
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #39
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Duncan is a low-post player and KG isn't?
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #40
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Redundancy after R.M.W.G's post.

The paint is more important than anywhere else on the court and TD stays there...and becuz he is about 40 pounds heavier IMO he can keep his position and battle better.....but he is not more skilled..there isn't a skill that TD possess KG doesn't
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:48 PM   #41
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Stunned to see all this negative KG hatred

The man was loyal to a fault
He's finally in a good situation and all yall can do it spew hatred.
At what point did KG go from the guy everyone felt deserved a title shot.
Who was a victim of a poorly managed team. Surrounded by a bunch of bums.
To some selfish arrogant sht talking scum bag who curses all the time and does nothing but lose.

He was admired for his struggle and now he's resented for his current success! Some of yall are really showing your true nature.

Difference is not winning when KG had help he went to the Conference finals
then they blew up the team. End of story.
When you suffer and pay your dues your not supposed to be subjected to this type of bitter BS.

Difference simply put is Duncan is a dominant inside force whose fundamentally sound and highly efficient.
KG has a all around game whose far more athletic and plays with more energy

Duncan has had same coach and system for his career and better management.
He has more rings because not only is he great but he's far easier to build around because there's nothing complicated about his game.
KG has been on a roller coaster ride and his team management and coaches have been subpar at best!

Love KG but Rather have Duncan
why because of Duncan's physical strength its the essential difference on why its far easier for Duncan to take over a game than KG.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:19 PM   #42
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You mean Duncans a center and KG is a PF....
It's a semantic difference, but both players are labeled by their teams as starting PFs. I've always thought Duncan fit more into the center stereotype, but it's not his listed primary position.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:30 PM   #43
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If I was starting 10 teams in the league, I would take Duncan over Garnett 10 times. Sorry, but Duncan has the leadership skills and game skills to take teams to titles. So far, KG has not accomplished that and still has a ways to go.

And besides, Duncan does not swear every third word, so I could take my kid to meet him and not be worried.




kg doesn't have leadership skill ? we are talking about one on one .. sure duncan may have impacted tony parker and manu to be what they are now but no matter how good you are when it comes to leadership it still depends on the person if you want to be the best and organization wise the spurs is one of the best while not to many can say good things about kevin mcfail oops i mean mchale.

People tend to get carried away by rings its not a good argument at all because if we will be basing performance and achievements robert horry is better than duncan and kg cause he has 7 rings.

The difference between them is like in blocking shots you are talking about a marcus camby and a josh smith. they can defend both but differs in style.

td is better when using the board. while kg is better when it comes to defending 5 positions.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:32 PM   #44
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Stunned to see all this negative KG hatred

The man was loyal to a fault
He's finally in a good situation and all yall can do it spew hatred.
At what point did KG go from the guy everyone felt deserved a title shot.
Who was a victim of a poorly managed team. Surrounded by a bunch of bums.
To some selfish arrogant sht talking scum bag who curses all the time and does nothing but lose.

He was admired for his struggle and now he's resented for his current success! Some of yall are really showing your true nature.

Difference is not winning when KG had help he went to the Conference finals
then they blew up the team. End of story.
When you suffer and pay your dues your not supposed to be subjected to this type of bitter BS.

Difference simply put is Duncan is a dominant inside force whose fundamentally sound and highly efficient.
KG has a all around game whose far more athletic and plays with more energy

Duncan has had same coach and system for his career and better management.
He has more rings because not only is he great but he's far easier to build around because there's nothing complicated about his game.
KG has been on a roller coaster ride and his team management and coaches have been subpar at best!

Love KG but Rather have Duncan
why because of Duncan's physical strength its the essential difference on why its far easier for Duncan to take over a game than KG.


one of the knowledgeable posters here... kudos bro..
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:28 PM   #45
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Default Re: Whats the difference between Tim duncan and Kevin garnett

great points by real men, kwali, and elz going on here. there are probably team situations where you'd be better off taking garnett than duncan (say if you've got shaq), but overall duncan's game and personality is more likely to lead to gold, and he's who you should take. can't go wrong with either of them though.
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