I don't think he is underrated. Unliked? Even Hated? Yes.Originally posted by <b>FlyingTiger</b>!
i hate this guy with a passion, but hes very underated. nobody ever seems to put him in the top 10 list. i think because he such an butthole people over look his numbers. sure he didnt win any championships, but his numbers are just out of the world.
I'm of the ilk that believes it was actually the Mailman that inflated Stockton's numbers.Originally posted by <b>Nevus</b>!
I think some people also think that John Stockton and the Utah system inflated his numbers.
so, for the reasons you stated, you hate KG's guts, huh?Originally posted by <b>snowmt</b>!
Malone is a regular season players and often chokes in
playoff and clutch time. He's definitely not top 10 worthy.
Most of the top 10 players are definitions of clutch except
Wilt and Shaq. Wilt was also more of a regular season
player but he was just too dominant. Shaq always saves
his game for the playoff.
Originally posted by <b>PauloCatarino</b>!
so, for the reasons you stated, you hate KG's guts, huh?
Point taken... :greatjob:Originally posted by <b>snowmt</b>!
I have gained a lot more respect for KG this year.
By the way, I am not saying Malone is garbage. He's
obviously a top 15 player of all-time. But top 10 is
pretty high standard and they are expected to play
better in big games.
If Duncan never wins another title or MVP award and only keeps up his current statistical pace for another 5 years, I would definitely put Malone ahead of Duncan. But if he wins another title and MVP this season or at some point in his career, I'd say his case for greatest PF of all time over Malone would be stronger than any case you could make for Malone, assuming Duncan produces statistically for at least another 5 years.Originally posted by <b>HallOfFamer</b>!
But at the pace Duncans at, I think he takes over the best PF spot of all time in a couple years.
I don't think determining player value by MVPs or titles is valid. MVPs are very context-sensitive. Malone was up against much tougher competition for MVP awards, like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Those are five of the all-time top-ten players.Originally posted by <b>John The Cool Kid</b>!
Hell, Malone didnt even win his MVP awards until his mid-30s, I think Duncan will be a legit MVP candidate until hes 35, and the Spurs look like they'll be a contender until he retires, with Popovich, Parker, Manu, etc. So its not that far off to think Duncan could have anywhere from 3-5 MVP awards and 3-5 titles by the end of his career.