Re: Congratulations to Kevin Garnett- Passes a Laker Alltime in Scoring
posted at 3/15/2013 6:55 PM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Not at all, As I said, many things are important for considering greatness. No one thing determines it. Statistics are a consideration, so are championships, and longevity of greatness. Just because a player is lacking in some areas does not prevent them from being considered great. Larry Bird is my favorite player of all time. There has never been a clutch shooter to match him. If the game was on the line, Larry was the most dependable player ever. He may not have been a great defensive player, but who cares.
In response to Jump-ball-overtime's comment:
I suggest that you go to basketball reference.com and review his 2004 and 2003 seasons. You may change your mind. KG is the only player in NBA history to go for 20/10/5 seven years in a row. Bird was second with five years. He also led the league in total points in 2004.
KG is a team player and scoring is not his main goal. Winning is his goal.
That's really contradicting yourself.
First you tell us how great KG is because of his 20/10/5 stats for 7 years.
Then you tell us winning is his goal.
Since you compared KG to Bird in terms of stats, 20/10/5, and if you compare KG to Bird, in terms of winning, then KG is a far second.
Seriously, you need to stop loving KG too much.
Just 1 championship and 1 and MVP trophy.
Still want to compare KG to Bird?
KG, Larry, and Russel have one great thing in common, they have all been team players first. Is KG better than Larry? No. Larry is the best small forward of all time and probably one of the top 5 players of all time. KG is probably one of the top 10 or 20 of all time.
If I were voting, I would put him above Duncan as the best power forward of all time for the simple reason that KG almost always won the match up head to head. If KG had been a Celtic from day one, it is likely that Duncan would not even be in the discussion. Duncan had the luck of being drafted by the Spurs, with the Admiral playing center and the best coach currently in the NBA. KG went to the Timberwolves? He should get points for being a pass first player and playing with nobodies and has beens.
If you don't like KG by now, I have to question your Celtic loyalty.
My list of the best power forwards is as follows: