After Kobe's 1 on 1 game claims (in which the TMac portion, TMac denies ever playing against Kobe or ever going to Germany with him) of being the best ever, it got me thinking:
Of anybody alive on the planet at their current state, what is a 1 on 1 game(s) to 11 you would really like to see?
Who is currently the best 1 on 1 player on the planet?
If you can take any players in prime from any era, what matchup would you want to see most?
Of course 1 on 1 is a different game than team ball, so it's the best 1 on 1 player and not necessarily the best player... (for example of a fair same position scenerio, I believe Deron Williams would get CP3 1 on 1, but CP3's still a better basketball player)
I would be very intrigued personally to see Kobe/Harden go head to head today...
LeBron imo is the best 1 on 1 player today. Not my favorite player, but he is in the middle of his prime right now.
My match of the eras would be Earl "the Goat" Manigault vs Michael Jordan... would love to see how that would turn out...
On a side note, I remember once upon a time Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O'Neal were supposed to go head to head on pay per view... too bad that didn't happen...
I reallyl want to see Allen Iverson vs. Michael Jordan.
duncan vs garnet
kobe vs mj
blakegrif vs barkley
mogsey vs boykins
naterob vs spudwebb
tmac vs vince
yao vs shaq
bol vs muresan
olivermiller vs white mamba
reggie vs ray
Shaq and Yao Ming is hardly fair. Haha
I honestly believe Carmelo would be the best 1 on 1 player today. He's the only guy I've ever seen who (when he tries) has been able to guard LeBron effectively and consistently, and he also has arguably the most well rounded offensive game to go with excellent size/athleticism.
wait...you just said hes been able to guard lebron effectively and consistently...what? seriously...what? and when? last years playoffs? i dont know where you pulled that from man. no single player can guard lebron effectively and consistently let alone an offensive minded player who slacks off on defense. (yes hes trying harder this year but hes still not a great or even good defender).
Over the course of their careers every time I've seen Melo put forth the effort on defense he's been able to contain LeBron. It doesn't happen every game, but when he tries it happens.
Westbrook vs Steve Francis vs Iverson. Paper view triple threat match, free for all.
Lol how would that work? How about we throw DRose in there and make it 2 vs 2? Not a single pass will be made if that happens
Hell yeah but instead of 2 vs 2 let's make it 1 v 1 v 1 v1
Charles Barkely vs DeMarcus Cousins
Dwight Howard vs Shaquille O Neal
Isiaah Thomas vs Michael Jordan
Larry Bird vs Julius Erving
Kyrie Irving vs Kobe Bryant
LeBron James vs Michael Jordan
Karl Malone vs Dirk Nowitzki
Wilt Chamberlain vs Hakeem Olajuwon
Earl boykins and Muggsy Bouges vs Shaq
Or Ron Artest vs Dennis Rodman (just to see what happens)
Kobe vs Jordan
Lebron vs KD
Lebron vs Kobe
AI vs Jordan
Rose vs Westbrook
Kemp vs BG
Paul vs DWILL
Bosh vs Pau (soft ballers contest)
Howard vs Shaq
Kareem vs The Dream
Reggie vs Ray
Stockton vs Nash
Malone vs Barkley
Dirk vs Bird
TMAC vs Carter
young rodman vs prime rodman lol
ewing vs wilt
kenny smith vs JT
marion vs noah (ugliest shot contest)
white mamba vs black mamba
magic vs The Big "O"
tyreke vs wade
monta ellis vs jamal crawford
this thread is sweet...
okay let me start
Wilt Chambelain vs Shaquille O'neal- Power vs Power
Bill Russell vs Tim Duncan- Fundamentals vs Fundamentals
Larry Bird vs Dirk Nowitzki- Shooter vs Shooter
Hakeem vs McHale- Post Skill vs Post Skill
KG vs Tim Duncan- Hate Game
Moses Malone vs KLove- Double Double Machine vs Double Double Machine
Bynum vs Howard- Who is the best Center in the nba today game
Iverson vs Rose- Crossover vs Crossover
Cousy vs Pistol Pete- the most revolutionary player
George Mikan vs Kareem Abdul Jabbar- 2 of the most skilled Centers using the Hook shot
CP3 vs Isiah Thomas
Reggie Miller vs Ray Allen- 3pt vs 3pt
Magic vs Oscar Robertson
DR.J vs Elgin Baylor- above the rim and acrobatic players
MJ vs Kobe- the real one vs the copy cat
Jason Kidd vs Gary Payton
John Stockton vs Steve Nash
George Gervin vs Kevin Durant- smooth vs smooth
Dominique Wilkins vs David Thompson (48-inch vertical leap)- dunker vs dunker
Vince Carter vs Tracy McGrady
Lebron vs Pippen- i really liked to see what could Lebron do against him and Pippen against Lebron lol
Ben Wallace vs Rodman- 2 great defenders with a bad offensive game lol
Carmelo Anthony vs Paul Pierce
Jamal Crawford vs Tim Hardaway
Westbrook vs Wall- Speed vs Speed
Shawn Kemp vs Blake Griffin- everyone knows why
Karl Malone vs Charles Barkley- Karl was powerful and had a strong body but Barkley was small for the PF position but he was a tough son of a B you know
DWade vs Harden- the euro step show presented by Manu lol
man, would have been epic if thhis happened in the NBA back in the summer of 2005 like it was supposed to.
The lineup was Shaq vs Olajuwon who were coming off the head head battle from the NBA finals. I think Olajuwon would have toasted him.
Then the other 2 games were gonna be Nick Van Exel vs Kenny ANderson and Joe Smith versus Kevin Garnett. Man, those would have been fun. BUt Hakeem got hurt and they briefly flirted with the idea of Zo taking his spot but it fell apart.
Brian Scalabrine vs. Mark Madsen
THese would be good 1v1 matchups in their prime
Paul Pierce vs. Scottie Pippen
Kevin Garnett vs. Moses Malone
John Stockton vs. Chris Paul
George Gervin vs. Manu Ginobili
Pistol Pete vs. Tony Parker
Alex English vs. Dwyane Wade
I would pay a fortune to watch Larry Bird VS Magic Johnson.
I would also love to see David Robinson VS Patrick Ewing,
Penny Hardaway VS Oscar Robertson
Hakeem Olajuwon VS (In his Prime) Kevin Garnett
But a matchup between 2 superstars wouldn't always be the most entertaining matchup
For example I would love to see a match of 21 between Pat Riley, Phil Jackson and Greg Popovitch and just to throw it in, winner takes all rings. You'd see just how competitive and relentless a couple of old men can be.
Brian Cardinal vs. Brian Scalabrine
Better make it half court? Do you play full court 1 on 1? haha
Goran Dragic -vs-Sasha Vujacic was Classic!!!!
Those dudes really really really HATE each other!!!! hahahaha
No one's mention Durant vs. MJ? I would really want KD against anybody to be honest, he's basically a 7-footer with ridiculously long arms, decent handles, and a silky smooth jump shoot. I don't think think we've ever seen a guy with his combination of size and skill.