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Here is how the game goes: You get one vote in each of the categories-at the end of the contest I will tally the votes and declare the best of each skill. Please vote for someone in each category

Example:

Best Passer: John Stockton

Best Rebounder: Wilt Chamberlain


Here are the categories and my selections.

Best Passer: John Stockton

Best Rebounder: Wilt Chamberlain

Best Shooter: Reggie Miller

Best Free Throw Shooter: Rick Barry

Best at Driving to Hoop: MJ

Best Ball Handler: Nate Archibald

Best Defender: Bill Russel...because of his shot blocking.

Best 6th Man: Michael Cooper?

Best Coach: PJ/Auerbach

Most Dominant Player: Wilt Chamberlain

Best Player Ever: Wilt Chamberlain
 

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Best Passer: John Stockton

Best Rebounder: Wilt Chamberlain

Best Shooter: Larry Bird

Best Free Throw Shooter: Mark Price

Best at Driving to Hoop: Michael Jordan

Best Ball Handler: Nate Archibald

Best Defender: Scottie Pippen

Best 6th Man: --------- Tough Question ----------

Best Coach: Red Auerbach

Most Dominant Player: Shaquille O'Neal

Best Player Ever: Michael Jordan
 

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I'm a lil' rusty on my history due to my age but I'll give it a go...

Best Passer - Magic Johnson

Best Rebounder - Dennis Rodman

Best Shooter - Reggie Miller

Best Free Throw Shooter - Mahmoud Abdul Rauf or Rick Barry

Best at Driving to Hoop - Allen Iverson???

Best Ball Handler - Pistol Pete

Best Defender - Bill Russell

Best 6th Man - Ricky Pierce

Best Coach - Phil Jackson

Most Dominant Player - Shaquille O'Neal

Best Player Ever - Michael Jordan
 

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Only 15 so dont freak out if i for get a hall of famer

Passer-Magic
Rebounder-Rodman
Shooter-Bird
Free throw-Rick barry
Best at driving to hoop-MJ
Best ball handler-Pistol pete
Defender-Pippen
6th man-?????????
Coach-Phil Jackson
Most Dominate- SHAQ
Best player ever-MJ(is ther any argument about this one?)
 

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How can you guys call Rodman a better rebounder than Chamberlain?
 

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Wilt Chamberlain
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Most rebounds in a game: 55

Most rebounds by a rookie: 45

Highest rebounding average in a season: 27.2 rpg

Seven highest rebounding seasons in history.

Most Rebounds: 23,924

Highest Rebounding average for a career: 22.9

Most seasons leading league in rebounding: 11

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Wilt's worst rpg average for a season: 18.2

Rodman's best rpg average for a season: 18.7


*Note

Wilt's average rpg for his career: 22.9
Rodman's average rpg for his career: 13.10
 

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Wilt Chamberlain
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Most rebounds in a game: 55

Most rebounds by a rookie: 45

Highest rebounding average in a season: 27.2 rpg

Seven highest rebounding seasons in history.

Most Rebounds: 23,924

Highest Rebounding average for a career: 22.9

Most seasons leading league in rebounding: 11

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Wilt's worst rpg average for a season: 18.2

Rodman's best rpg average for a season: 18.7
I said that Wilt was the best rebounder...but I think the reason people put Rodman is either they didn't know about Wilt's rebounding-or because he is smaller than Wilt
 

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WIlt may have better numbers but I think Rodman is a better rebounder. He is only 6-7 compared to Wilt 7-1 or something. WIlt played in a time where Russell and himself where the only two BIG MEN.
 

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another way to look at rebounding, instead of looking at rpg (which is distorted based on rebounds available), is to look at the % of rebounds available that a player rebounded. if you look at rodman's 7 league leading seasons, his % was better each season than the best russell or wilt season. when in the game, rodman's best season he rebounded 30.55% of the available rebounds, whereas wilt's best season was 23.97%. granted, rodman played less minutes and therefore didn't wear out like he might have had he played wilt minutes, but you could make an argument for rodman as the best rebounder.

teams averaged 64.45 rpg in wilts best rebounding season ('60-61), compared to teams averaging 43.69 rpg in rodman's best season ('91-92). big difference. the raw rebounding totals therefore are bound to favor wilt and russell.
 

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Good points.

IMO, Wilt was the much better rebounder because when Rodman played, the idea of boxing out was starting to wane and fundamentals have been decreasing in every area of the game as well. Also, Rodman played with some great players and teams and it was his sole purpose to rebound the ball. I bet if Wilt didn't have to do all of the scoring and assisting, and was allowed to concentrate on just rebounding, he would have even more impressive numbers.
 

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Best Passer: Magic Johnson

Best Rebounder: Dennis Rodman

Best Shooter: Larry Bird

Best Free Throw Shooter: Rick Barry

Best at Driving: Michael Jordan

Best Ball Handler: Bob Cousy

Best Defender: Bill Russell

6th Man: Kevin McHale (He played 6th man a few years didn't he?)
if he doesn't qualify: Vinnie Johnson

Coach: Chuck Daly

Most Dominate: Wilt Chamberlain

Best Player: Michael Jordan

The only reason I put Chuck was because there were already too many celts on my list, and I couldn't bear put another one.
 
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