Re: 10 Best SFs Past 3 Decades
posted at 7/22/2011 9:35 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 10 Best SFs Past 3 Decades
[QUOTE]Bark was a PF as already said. Love how the author knows Pierce is better than Worthy Since it was last 3 decades this article starts in 1980 I guess. So the question is, is what Erving did 80-86 better than what Mullin did 85-2000? I'm sure with the 1 ring and superior all-time status you could argue for Erving, but really a 6 years body of work vs. 15, and an original dream teamer, is hard to displace.
Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
Worthy is the best, no question about it
Not so sure about Mullin over Erving at all. Erving went to the finals three times for one championship, which is a better resume than Mullin, even though Mullin played for a longer period of time.
Mullin never made the finals, and only went deep into the play offs on three occasions. He did so twice towards the end of his career with Indiana. But at that stage he was more of a complimentary player than one of the main players on the team. Mullin has won two Olympic Gold Medals though.
I'd take Erving anyday over Mullin. Even when you're comparing the last 6 years of Ervings Career to all of Mullins. Erving made the play offs every season during the last 6 years of his career, and he was still playing reasonable basketball when he retired at age 36.
Another way to compare Erving to Mullin is look at the last six years of their careers, as this is what we are looking at with Erving. And there is just no comparison at all.
Bird is no doubt the best SF ever. And in all honesty after you've put him there, it's like comparing apples to oranges. Everyone has their favourites and will always be boosting them. Worthy is easily number two on my list, well he's one in my heart, but in my head it's Bird. Erving is three and Pippen four. After that it's like daylight.