G- Jason Kidd: 2001-2008 From 2001 until his departure in 2008, Jason Kidd was the face of the New Jersey Nets’ franchise. Not only was he the team’s best player but he was also among the best point guards in the entire NBA. During his time in New Jersey, Kidd developed into a much more complete player, emerging as one of the best three-point shooters in the league.
The Toronto Raptors (50-31) begin their march back to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks (42-39). The Raptors are clearly the more talented team top to bottom and boasted a much stronger offense (6th ORTG vs 13th in ORTG) and defense (8th DRTG vs 16th DRTG). However, the Bucks have maybe the best player in the series, the “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis is in the midst of a breakout season with crazy averages of 22.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.7 spg and 1.9 bpg (He is the first player in NBA history to finish top 20 in all major stats). Alternatively, the Raptors poses in my opinion the best Point Guard in the eastern conference Kyle Lowry.
The Cavaliers didn’t start with anything and ended up picking up free agents and some expansion draft picks. Their following season was also awful. “After the all-star break, the Cavs continued to struggle as they went on to finish in last place with a record of 19-63” (Fleming). Things did not seem to get better throughout the first years. “In their first year at the Richfield Coliseum, the Cavaliers would contend for a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history.
According to the Biography Reference Center, Wilt Chamberlain “Even at that early age, he attracted considerable attention when he played basketball in junior high school. At Philadelphia 's Overbrook High School, Wilt averaged 36.3 points per game over a three-year period” (Wilt Chamberlain). Chamberlain had to decide which college he wanted to attend, he wanted to stay away from the big cities and attend somewhere in the Mid-west. After taking some time to decide, he chose to go to the University of
While the objective of the Huarache-roused VII was light weight, the VIII depended on cross-straps and a higher cut to provide the ultimate in cushioned support. Noted in the article: Michael was once again chosen as first team All-NBA, first team All-Defense and made his eight consecutive All-Star game. In the Air Jordan VIII Michael scored 32.6 points per game to collect his seventh straight league scoring title. He was named NBA finals MVP for the third straight year while collecting his third championship ring with the Bulls
“There 's more to me than just the jersey I wear, and that 's Christ living inside me.” This is a quote from Wardell Stephen Curry II that shows that he has a strong faith and he is not a selfish man. Curry was born into a very athletic family, everyone in his family is or has played a sport and was successful. Curry mostly grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but he also lived in Toronto Canada. Curry moved his way up to professional basketball quickly skipping his senior year in college along the way.
Bo Jackson, a man with god-given abilities and athleticism like the world had never seen before, captivated the world of sports into a state of awe in the late 80’s and early 90’s. “In 1989, Nike built a campaign with a series of commercials centered on Jackson’s athletic versatility—“Bo knows football. Bo knows baseball. Bo knows basketball. Bo knows tennis.”
The Boys of Dunbar written by Alejandro Danois is a compelling narrative about an inner-city Baltimore high school basketball team who became a national powerhouse from 1981-1983. This is “A story of love, hope, and basketball”. Throughout this essay, The Boys of Dunbar will be explained, reviewed and critiqued. The two Dunbar teams from 1981-1983 are regarded as some of the best high school basketball teams that were ever assembled and many of the players on these teams are thought of as some of the most talented basketball players to ever come from Baltimore.
Basketball is and will always be a favorite sport for people of all ages. Not only to play, but also to watch and root for your favorite team. The 90’s era is one of the best in history; therefore, its most memorable. Players such as Stockton, Pippen, Isaiah, Magic and Barkley, also contributed to the game, yet none can compare to MJ. Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture.
Winning the NBA championship is the challenge that every team wants to achieve at the end of the season. In Kobe Bryant’s 19 seasons, he won the championship title 5 times; Michael Jordan’s 15 seasons, he won the title 6 times. What makes Bryant’s 5 championships more impressive than Jordan’s 6 is that he was lacking “star power” on his team, while Jordan was surrounded by it. Michael Jordan had the benefit of playing with John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen during all of his championships, which made it easier for him to pull off his 6 NBA titles. For Michael’s first championship in the finals in 1991, his team won the series easily in a 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers.
When people talk about the best basketball player of our era, usually players such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lie somewhere among the list. Both players were drafted out of high school in the first round and at a young age showed that they both in play are known forever as some of the greatest players to ever play. The ultimate trait in all sports is leadership. Between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, it 's difficult to say who is the leader of their team, whereas they both exist as the core to the team they play on.
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed” (MJ). Michael with no doubt left the NBA as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Now the question I’m gonna answer is who is better between Jordan and Kareem. Both players are well known players on and off the court but when it comes down to the best of the best MJ wins. Michael Jordan is a superior player to kareem because of his success on and off the court.