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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).

Mark Aguirre - Dallas Mavericks (82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89)
Rick Barry - San Francisco Warriors (66, 67), Oakland Oaks (69), Washington Capitols (70), New York Nets (71, 72), Golden State Warriors (73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78)
Bill Bradley - New York Knicks (68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77)
Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers (07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Dennis Johnson - Seattle SuperSonics (77, 78, 79, 80), Phoenix Suns (81, 82, 83)
Sam Jones - Boston Celtics (58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69)
Moses Malone - Houston Rockets (78, 79, 80, 81, 82)
Andre Miller - Cleveland Cavaliers (00, 01, 02), Los Angeles Clippers (03), Portland Trail Blazers (10, 11), Denver Nuggets (04, 05, 06, 07, 12, 13)
Reggie Theus - Chicago Bulls (79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84), Kansas City Kings (84, 85), Sacramento Kings (86, 87), Atlanta Hawks (89), Orlando Magic (90), New Jersey Nets (91)
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
20 - Gary Payton
21 - Tim Duncan
22 - Elgin Baylor
23 - Michael Jordan
 

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If we're talking about when they wore the # I'm going with Rick Barry. Scored over 35 ppg early while wearing 24... won a championship later wearing 24... Moses and Bryant are already on the list elsewhere, which makes it an easier vote to cast.
 

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If we're talking about when they wore the # I'm going with Rick Barry. Scored over 35 ppg early while wearing 24... won a championship later wearing 24... Moses and Bryant are already on the list elsewhere, which makes it an easier vote to cast.
Damnit I though I would be the independent voice who picked Barry, but yeah you are right. I would go with any of those 3 but since they Moses and Kobe already got a number I will go with Barry as well. P.S. sorry for being a dick on a different thread.
 

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Since we gave Kobe #8, I'll take Sam Jones.
 

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Just because he's the best to wear #8, doesn't mean he isn't also the best to wear #24. It's Kobe.
 

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Just because he's the best to wear #8, doesn't mean he isn't also the best to wear #24. It's Kobe.
I am talking about while they wore it. I would take either Kobe or Barry while they wore those numbers.

Kobe is the better player but his 6 1/2 years with #24 are not the same as 11 years of Barry. Maybe the same but not better. In my opinion.
 

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Kobe has not done as much in those 6.5 years as Rick Barry did in those 12. He has one more championship as the alpha dog on his team, but that's about it. Barry averaged more points, rebounds, steals, and blocks (Kobe has him by 0.3 in assists) while shooting better from the field and the line. He went to more all-star games, made more all-league first teams, and had a better PER with a lower usage rate.

Kobe's got him on career longevity, but I would take Rick Barry's years wearing 24 over Kobe's any day of the week.
 

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Meh, I'm not a fan of duplicating players on the list. Barry or Malone.
 

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Tom Chambers. Ron your anti-Suns agenda needs to stop. You guys already took the heart and soul of our team and forced him to watch Kobe do a terrible imitation of him to the point Weird Al would make a less insulting parody of Nash's play making. I don't remember where I was going with this but Tom Chambers is awesome.
 
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Tom Chambers. Ron your anti-Suns agenda needs to stop. You guys already took the heart and soul of our team and forced him to watch Kobe do a terrible imitation of him to the point Weird Al would make a less insulting parody of Nash's play making. I don't remember where I was going with this but Tom Chambers is awesome.
 

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I didn't mean it when I said lmao. Rick Barry is good, but I usually see him in the top 30 of all-time lists and Kobe is widely in the top 10. If Kobe's career started in the 2006-07 season, I bet he would already be in the top 30 all-time by now. Bryant has MVP, 2 finals MVP's, and he's most likely the better defender considering the all-nba defensive teams. Other than his time as #8, Kobe's numbers starting at #24 are 27.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and 5 apg - Barry is only the better rebounder. Kobes also averaging 29.1 ppg in the playoffs compared to Barry's 27.3 ppg. I'm biased as heck so I voted for Bryant.
 

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Lol @ Basel leaving this thread open hoping Kobe will make some kind of comeback ;)
 

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Rick Barry wins. I just haven't been on here much the last few days. I'll get to #25 soon.
 
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