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You're going to start an NBA team, who do you choose first?

You're going to start an NBA team, who do you choose first?   28 votes

  1. 1. You're going to start an NBA team, who do you choose first?

    • Lebron James
      12
    • Kobe Bryant
      3
    • Dwight Howard
      9
    • Chris Paul
      3
    • Other
      1

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Dwight Howard. He's like a young Shaq. A little shorter, just as powerful and dominant. They (true centers) don't come along every year. There may be some coming out that are taller but not as athletic.

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Lebron. Like a few have already said, I would take him over Kobe simply due to age. If they were the same age, then it would become a toss-up, although I would probably go Kobe since he has proven himself to be better in the clutch thus far.

And I would take him over Howard because while Howard is a very good player that is still young, I do not think he is that once in a lifetime type player that Lebron or Kobe are. Sure, he can dominate and take over a game or series when the matchup is favorable, but otherwise, he is just a cog in the machine (a very good cog, but a cog just the same). If I had to group them, I would put Kobe and Lebron on a level by themselves, then a group of upper eschelon players that includes Howard and Paul, along with guys like Wade, Garnett, etc.

I guess they way I look at it, is that the thing that separates Lebron and Kobe from Howard is that they are the team, not just a focal point of their team, but literally the team, and everything extends off them. Whereas Howard is the just the focal point of his team, and a great player for sure, but much of his success is directly tied to his teammates, rather than theirs tied to him as it is with Kobe and Lebron.

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CP3 or LeBron

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Having a true center sure makes things easier on the team in the long run.

The last team to win the NBA title without a quality big man? (Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Shaq, Ben Wallace)

Michael Jordan's Bulls.

So I'd take Howard over any player in the NBA right now.

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Who would be?

I'd take easily take Deron over Paul. Deron has proven he can take his team deep into the playoffs, while Paul has proven he can lose a game by 58 points at home playoff game.

Now let's think here, a point guard who has been to the Western Conference Final and been to the playoffs 3 out of his four years. Or a guy who has been to the second round and let his team lose by 58 at home in the playoffs.

Really? And don't say that Paul did a lot in that game, 4 points 6 turnovers. :conf:

Really?

Redmage, I obviously know Wade isn't a PG, what I was saying was I don't understand why Paul was on the list over Wade. Wade is far and away better than Paul.

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Greg Oden because he's a big man...

youre not serious right?

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I'd take easily take Deron over Paul. Deron has proven he can take his team deep into the playoffs, while Paul has proven he can lose a game by 58 points at home playoff game.

Now let's think here, a point guard who has been to the Western Conference Final and been to the playoffs 3 out of his four years. Or a guy who has been to the second round and let his team lose by 58 at home in the playoffs.

Really? And don't say that Paul did a lot in that game, 4 points 6 turnovers. :conf:

Really?

Redmage, I obviously know Wade isn't a PG, what I was saying was I don't understand why Paul was on the list over Wade. Wade is far and away better than Paul.

Williams is a great player, but let's not pretend that his supporting cast hasn't been a lot better than Paul's. Also, the year the Jazz made the Western Conference finals was when they beat a Tracy "I can't win a playoff series" McGrady's Houston Rockets, and got the luck of facing the #8 seeded Golden State Warriors in Round 2. Their team could only win one game against the Spurs. The Hornets pushed the defending champions to seven games the following year. I could be wrong, but didn't both teams lose in the first round this year in five games? And to blame the 68 point loss solely on Paul's shoulders is just as shortsighted as predicting the Jazz to beat the Lakers in the first round (which you did).

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Williams is a great player, but let's not pretend that his supporting cast hasn't been a lot better than Paul's. Also, the year the Jazz made the Western Conference finals was when they beat a Tracy "I can't win a playoff series" McGrady's Houston Rockets, and got the luck of facing the #8 seeded Golden State Warriors in Round 2. Their team could only win one game against the Spurs. The Hornets pushed the defending champions to seven games the following year. I could be wrong, but didn't both teams lose in the first round this year in five games? And to blame the 68 point loss solely on Paul's shoulders is just as shortsighted as predicting the Jazz to beat the Lakers in the first round (which you did).

They did get an easy road that year, but no one was going to beat that Spurs team. And how can you not place the blame on Paul for that loss? If your going to be taking him as your first player, shouldn't he be able to lead you team to victory? LBJ and Kobe do. IMO he does not know how to lead a team. I did predict the Jazz to win, I didn't actually think it would happen though.

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They did get an easy road that year, but no one was going to beat that Spurs team. And how can you not place the blame on Paul for that loss? If your going to be taking him as your first player, shouldn't he be able to lead you team to victory? LBJ and Kobe do. IMO he does not know how to lead a team. I did predict the Jazz to win, I didn't actually think it would happen though.

It was one game that every single player from the Hornets sucked in. You can't blame the team shooting 31 percent entirely on Paul, just like you can't completely blame Lebron James for the Cavs not beating the Magic or for not being able to win one game against the Spurs in the finals two years ago, or Kobe for not being able to beat the Celtics last year, or the Suns in previous years by himself.

The Hornets were honestly lucky to win one game in that series, and when they did Paul carried them to the tune of 32 points and 12 assists. The Nuggets were a better team throughout the season and as expected, they were in the playoffs. As for questioning his leadership abilities, his teammates campaigned extensively to win the MVP last year, and he's done a masterful job of turning around a team that won something like 18 games the year they drafted him.

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Tough choice between James and Howard. I'd go with Howard since I think he is only scratching the surface of what he could become. If he can ever establish a legit go to move and a jump shot he will be unstopable.

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youre not serious right?

Yeah, two years and he is very well rested. What's not to like? Huge upside...

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