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Best Player To Wear #11?

  • Paul Arizin

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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
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).

Paul Arizin - Philadelphia Warriors (51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62)
Jamal Crawford - New York Knicks (05, 06, 07, 08, 09), Atlanta Hawks (10, 11), Portland Trail Blazers (12), Los Angeles Clippers (13)
Bob Davies - Rochester Royals (49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55)
Harry Gallatin - New York Knicks (49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57)
Elvin Hayes - San Diego Rockets (69, 70, 71), Baltimore Bullets (73), Capital Bullets (74), Washington Bullets (75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81)
Bob McAdoo - Buffalo Braves (73, 74, 75, 76, 77), Boston Celtics (79), New York Knicks (77, 78, 79), Detroit Pistons (80, 81), Los Angeles Lakers (82, 83, 84, 85), Philadelphia 76ers (86)
Yao Ming - Yao Ming Houston Rockets (03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11)
Arvydas Sabonis - Portland Trail Blazers (96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 03)
Isiah Thomas - Detroit Pistons (82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94)
Detlef Schrempf - Indiana Pacers (89, 90, 91, 92, 93), Seattle SuperSonics (94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99)
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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
 

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Another tough one, but I had to go with Elvin Hayes over McAdoo (Hayes played defense, and led the league in rebounding a couple of times even while Wilt and Bill Russell were playing, I believe), and over Thomas (who led the league in assists a couple of years, and also in turnovers a couple of other years, but who more importantly destroyed the CBA and the Knicks)
 

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Another tough one, but I had to go with Elvin Hayes over McAdoo (Hayes played defense, and led the league in rebounding a couple of times even while Wilt and Bill Russell were playing, I believe), and over Thomas (who led the league in assists a couple of years, and also in turnovers a couple of other years, but who more importantly destroyed the CBA and the Knicks)
not while Russell played and only the season Wilt missed 70 games due to knee injury

that said McAdoo's MVP is a little like Malone's or Barkley's - he wasnt the best player in the league (but Kareem missed about 15 games and that opened the window) so I gotta go with Hayes too
 

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Crying @ Sabonis.

Some seriously great players on this list - Im going Thomas

1. Thomas
2. Hayes
3. Arizin
 

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not while Russell played and only the season Wilt missed 70 games due to knee injury

that said McAdoo's MVP is a little like Malone's or Barkley's - he wasnt the best player in the league (but Kareem missed about 15 games and that opened the window) so I gotta go with Hayes too
True, Wilt was hurt that year. Thought I could sneak that one past :D

As for McAdoo, I can't ever think of him without hearing "McAdoo, McAdon't, McAwill, McAwon't" ...
 

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This number deserves a top 5:

  1. The Big E
  2. Isiah
  3. McAdoo
  4. Pitchin' Paul
  5. Yao
Hayes over Thomas is a pretty close one for me.
 

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I was going to ask the person who voted for Jamal Crawford to take his vote back and be serious... but then I realized it was drizzay... and it's just not worth it.
 

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Didn't see Hayes play. I'd probably go with Isiah, in spite of my dislike for the guy when he played and the fact that he is complete ass. I really think this would be Arvydas if he'd come over when he was healthy. Dude was an amazing player even when he had nothing left physically.
 

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Didn't see Hayes play. I'd probably go with Isiah, in spite of my dislike for the guy when he played and the fact that he is complete ass. I really think this would be Arvydas if he'd come over when he was healthy. Dude was an amazing player even when he had nothing left physically.
Couldn't agree more. Every time I go back and watch any film from the '88 Olympics, it reminds me of how ridiculous he was...
 

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still no love for detlef? (3 time allstar, 2 x 6th man of the year, all nba 3rd in 94-95) he was at least as good as harry the horse or pitchin paul and crawford couldnt carry his jock
 

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Detlef is definitely worthy of being on the list, but there's no way he deserves to be in the upper echelon
 

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Discussion Starter #20
Added Schrempf. I actually meant to add him originally but completely forgot to. My bad.
 
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