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No one has been better than KG

RedsArmyAdmin September 30, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

Garnett media day

Ball Don't Lie has been ranking the best at each position for the past decade.  And when it comes to power forwards… none had a better run than Kevin Garnett.

Despite the hype, the yelling, the commercials, the fawning
on-air tributes from Bill Russell, and (a second time, just to be sure) all the
yelling. I still don't think people appreciate how great Kevin Garnett has
been, over these years, especially defensively.

That's OK, though. Because, despite all the yelling (have
you heard the yelling?), I don't think KG cares much. I don't think he gives a
toss where he's ranked, even if he is ranked as the greatest power forward of
the last decade.

The discussion was going on in the comments of yesterday's post regarding Paul Pierce's ranking about who would be number 1 in the PF category.  Clearly, they're ranking Tim Duncan in the centers because he doesn't appear in this list. 

Garnett may go down as the most unique player in NBA history.  From leaving high school before it became a huge trend… to essentially playing very often as a 7-foot small forward…. to re-defining the term "intensity". KG has done things that no one else has.  He's played like no one else has.  We in Boston have seen KG be awesome and lift this team like very few of us have expected… and he's been doing that while on the DECLINE.  He's going into his 15th season and he's still the most important player on his team.

Do you understand how hard that is to do? 

It's hard to put KG at the top of any ranking of any position because of his unique abilities.  But if you're breaking it up the way BDL did… KG's the obvious choice.

For the record, Rasheed Wallace is #7.  Dirk Nowitzki is #2.  Pau Gasol is #3

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  • JDMVP

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i respect KG and KG should be 2 not 1 cause it should be tim duncan

  • JDMVP

    any list that has shawn marion as one of the best PFs that crazy sorry but that list is crazy

  • KY Celts fan

    obviously, Ball Don’t Lie classifies Duncan as a center, not PF. Which is understandable since he hasn’t played PF since, what, 2002? he’s been a center ever since, though he likes to pretend he’s not.

  • KY Celts fan

    I agree with this. I always thought of Marion as more a SF.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Obbviously Ball Dont Lie is stupid, Tim Duncan has been labeled a power forward his whole career, and is regarded in the NBA community as the best power forward of all time…dont know what theyre smoking