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Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

Posted on: July 27, 2008 12:46 am
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8th best player of all-time:

Elgin Baylor, SF

Some players can score very well. Some players are solid passers. Some players are great rebounders. However, few players have all of these qualities. One of those who do is Elgin Baylor.

Many will argue that Baylor had the greatest all around game ever in NBA history, and I am one of those who might agree. There was not much Baylor couldn't do. As stated earlier, he was a great shooter, a monster on the boards, and an accomplished passer. Also, his strength and speed were hard to match.

Many will argue that Baylor is not good enough to be on this list, and that he is too high, but if you think about it, I think Baylor is a good pick for this spot on the list. Here are some of his accomplishments:

Although his list of awards may not be as dazzling as other's, his play on the court did dazzle the onlookers, and dazzled them in a way that the NBA had not experienced before. His trademark jump shot is one of those shots that will not be forgotten by those who watched him play.

I believe Elgin Baylor was a great player, and as much as credit as he got, he was still slightly underrated. The reason I had to include him was there is just not much he cannot do. And a solid all-around player such as Baylor must get some credit, right?

8. Elgin Baylor
9. Tim Duncan
10. Hakeem Olajuwon

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b100d_baller
Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:08 pm
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Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:08 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

Keep it rolling Harst, this is quite entertaining.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:06 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

Don't worry Biggy. My list is not based on what other's think, and that will be obvious with my next 2 picks...




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 12:32 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

Ballsy pick, I think that it has been rather accurately labeled as the "instead of Big O" pick which I think is fine.

Baylor was a better rebounder and scorer on for the most part, what was a better team.

Baylor also has to be considered in the growing "better player, worse GM" competition along with Jordan, Thomas and McHale.




Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 12:06 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

I didn't forget about Wilt.  Strong, yes.  Hakeem was still a better player.  Wilt lived in an era where his only competition (Russell) was 4 inches shorter and 50lbs lighter.  KAJ and his careers only just overlapped.  Can't blame him for that but he should've dominated back then.  Do you really think either one would average 23 rebounds a game today?  Shaq is argueably the most physically dominate player ever and never averaged more than 14.  His game was 6 feet from the basket.  Worst FT shooter in history besides Ben Wallace.  Still one of the best Centers ever but behind the likes of KAJ and The Dream. 


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Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 11:52 am
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

How about you guys stop trying to influence Harst's list and let him do it on his own?

He's been doing a great job so far, and I want to keep seeing who he put up next. I just don't you guys influencing his list and I want to HIS opinion!



Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 11:31 am
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

I heard some Wilt guy was pretty good.....



Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 11:21 am
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No. 8)

The Dream is the best Center to ever play the game.  Only arguement would be KAJ.  And easily a better player than Timmy and Elgin.  Fine, he only won one MVP and two titles because of two words:  Michael Jordan!  But put any other center (besides KAJ) in front of him and he would make them look silly offensively and defensively!  The man could move like a guard.  I say KAJ because his sky hook was simply unguardable.  Remember when he made the MVP David Robinson look like a fool in the 95 Conference Finals?  

That's just one example.  Please, somebody dare to compare his skill and athleticism to any other man his size.



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