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View Poll Results: Best Player To Wear #20?
Ray Allen 1 3.33%
Manu Ginobili 0 0%
Allan Houston 0 0%
Gary Payton 27 90.00%
Michael Ray Richardson 1 3.33%
Maurice Lucas 0 0%
Other (Please Specify) 1 3.33%
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Player to Wear #20?

NOTE: You are voting for which player was the best at the time they were wearing the number, NOT for their entire career (assuming they wore more than one number).

Ray Allen - Boston Celtics (08, 09, 10, 11, 12)
Manu Ginobili - San Antonio Spurs (03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Allan Houston - Detroit Pistons (94, 95, 96), New York Knicks (97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05)
Gary Payton - Seattle SuperSonics (93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03), Milwaukee Bucks (03), Los Angeles Lakers (04), Boston Celtics (05), Miami Heat (06, 07)
Michael Ray Richardson - New York Knicks (79, 80, 81, 82), Golden State Warriors (83), New Jersey Nets (83, 84, 85, 86)
Maurice Lucas - Spirits of St. Louis (75, 76), New Jersey Nets (81), Phoenix Suns (83, 84, 85), Los Angeles Lakers (86), Seattle SuperSonics (87), Portland Trail Blazers (77, 78, 79, 80, 88)
Other (Please Specify)

00/0 - Robert Parish
1 - Tracy McGrady
2 - Moses Malone
3 - Dwyane Wade
4 - Chris Webber
5 - Jason Kidd
6 - Bill Russell
7 - Kevin Johnson
8 - Kobe Bryant
9 - Bob Pettit
10 - Walt Frazier
11 - Isiah Thomas
12 - John Stockton
13 - Wilt Chamberlain
14 - Oscar Robertson
15 - Hal Greer
16 - Pau Gasol
17 - John Havlicek
18 - Dave Cowens
19 - Willis Reed
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

If Alvin Williams had Karl Malone durability in his career, this wouldn't be a question. He was instrumental in the Raptors' surge in 2000 and sacrificed everything on the floor whether through health or sickness. Some of the other players in this poll might look better on paper, but if we're talking about the best player to show poise and determination towards the game, A-Dubb is second to none.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

Ray Allen.

Duh.
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

I'm going with GP, even if he peaked early and hung around too long. Manu and Houston have/had injury problems and Ray wasn't in #20 long enough. Probably would have been Michael Ray if it wasn't for all the cocaine.
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

This is another super easy one. I'm still very disappointed with the outcome of the #16 voting, though. Awful.
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I'm going with GP, even if he peaked early and hung around too long. Manu and Houston have/had injury problems and Ray wasn't in #20 long enough. Probably would have been Michael Ray if it wasn't for all the cocaine.
Peaked early? 10 years into his career I considered him the best guard in the league.


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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

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Peaked early? 10 years into his career I considered him the best guard in the league.


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You know, normally I'd try to play this off, but F it: I'm a little hungover from last night, and when I saw 1993 listed as his first year wearing #20, my reaction was "Wow, I thought he came into the league earlier than that, but there it is. He took the league by storm from day one." So...yea, maybe I should hold off on posting in the morning until my head clears.
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

if you do not put Mo Lucas's name up on that list pronto Im going to burn down this f-ing thread!
(Im going to go with Payton either way but still...)
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

This has to be the closest blowout.

I voted for The Glove but he was just ahead of Ray and Manu in my mind and I guess a lot of others thought that too.

GP is far better than those 2 but in my head it feels like a very small gap.
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

Ray was #34 in his prime - only wore 20 as a celt so it's not as close as you might think

and where the hell is Maurice Lucas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

I actually thought I added him to the original list. I had it copied but I guess I never pasted it. My bad.
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Re: Best Player to Wear #20?

It's crazy how some of these races that aren't close at all really should be. I wonder if people are looking at results before they vote, because MRR, Manu, and Mo should definitely be getting a few votes.
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It's crazy how some of these races that aren't close at all really should be. I wonder if people are looking at results before they vote, because MRR, Manu, and Mo should definitely be getting a few votes.
over a 9 time allstar, who was honored with 9 all nba 1st team defense, and 9 all nba 1st, 2nd or 3rd team nods and was former DpoY? do tell?
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over a 9 time allstar, who was honored with 9 all nba 1st team defense, and 9 all nba 1st, 2nd or 3rd team nods and was former DpoY? do tell?
And won a championship riding coattails. I voted for Payton, but I thought at least Manu's titles might get him some recognition, as well as the legend of MRR and Lucas. I suppose not.
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