Who are your 5 favorite players to watch?
Jennings is moving in on that list though, Brandon Roy right up there also
Are we talking now or all-time?
Paul- one of best pure pg's in the game
Wade- does it all and lays his body on the line
Kobe- best mid range jumper @ plays D
Rondo- makes everyone better - with a jumper, he might be best pg in the game-look at playoffs
King James- worth price of admission, every night
Ed Cota- 2nd favorite player ever- nice career over seas
Jordan- enough said
John Stockton- didn't look the part, but the pick and roll with Malone was a thing of beauty!
Magic- he was showtime
Hakeem- DREAM SHAKE- what a move
JR Smith too
Adam Morrison (Collegiate Edition)
Well those aren't my favorite, but my brain just died or something...
3. B. Jennings
4. D. Rose
5. A. Bynum
3. B. Jennings
4. D. Rose
5. A. Bynum
Steve Nash/Amare combo
Tim Duncan (at his peak, he was a center that also became a playmaker because the defense gets focused on him when he has the ball, allowing him to hit the open team mate on the outside)
I have to say:
1) Lebron James- No one else can make a play on any given possesion, offensive or defensive, that makes my jaw drop. A 35 foot three with no time on the shot clock, a impressive drive punctuated with a dunk or slick layup, a pass that few in the league can dream of making, or an absolute monster block.
2) Carmelo Anthony and 2.1)Kobe Bryant - Close second for both, because when they get they ball, no one but these two can hit you with as many moves, from posting, crossovers, jumpshots from anywhere of the catch, off one dribble or more, but Melo gets the slight nod because I love seeing Melo got to work on the offensive boards, one of the best perimeter offensive rebounders in the game.
4) Dirk Nowitzki- Something about his wide stance, flat footed shot makes his swishes even more impressive, an offensive dynamo that that just produces... probably the best power forward in the game right now. And watching defenders futilely attempt to block his shot is just as enjoyable.
5) Rip Hamilton- His movement off the ball is a thing of beauty and has a sweet mid range jumper... still one of the most underrated players in the league, and has been for his career...
4-Kidd(1st time with Dallas)
1. Derrick Rose- since I am a Bulls fan, I will put him 1st in my list... He's a highlight reel waiting to happen because of his athleticism, speed and court-vision... Hope he gets it going as the season goes by.
2. LeBron James- King James is expected to pour it night in and night out... I can't wait what he does... Will he pull off a triple-double? 50 point game? 60 point game? Nobody could really guess... But one thing's exact, he's a guy worth watching for.
3. Josh Smith- His intense athleticism is a freak of nature... I am always hoping for a chasedown block every game from him... Imagine him teaming with LBJ... Scary...
4. Dwyane Wade- His crossover is one of the sickest... Wade knows how to make fans happy in terms of basketball entertainment... Clearly he wants more championship and he shall get it once he is surrounded by talent...
5. Jason Kidd- I'm still waiting for another triple-double for J-Kidd at Dallas though its tough to get it now since the team he has right now don't really need him to "do it all"... Still, a fan can hope right?
D12 isn't already this season, same with Rose and Beasley
2.Sidney(still hope he will play)
Steve Nash and Amare
1. Kobe Bryant
2. Lebron James
3. Dwyane Wade
4. Kevin Garnett
5. DeMar DeRozan (homer pick)
1. Vince Carter
2. Michael Jordan
3. Shaquille O'neil
4. Allen Iverson
5. Kobe Bryant
Sorry I wasn't around for the Bird, Magic years...