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The Arena Tournament: Favourite Basketballer -WINNER ANNOUNCED INSIDE

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Kyptastic, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Abstain

    Shane Heal
    ? Actually my favourite Australian basketball player if I had one. Love his three-pointers.

    Abstain

    Abstain

    lol
     
  2. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Tim Hardaway

    Shane Heal

    Robert Horry

    Abstain


    24 more hours
     
  3. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [hl=black]Portland Trailblazers[/hl]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hardaway] Tim Hardaway [/link] - 6 Winner
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Havlicek]John Havlicek[/link] - 1

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Heal] Shane Heal [/link] - 3
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Hill_%28basketball%29] Grant Hill [/link] - 5 Winner

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Hinrich] Kirk Hinrich [/link] - 1
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Horry] Robert Horry [/link] - 6 Winner

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Iguodala]Andre Iguodala[/link] - 1
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDydr%C5%ABnas_Ilgauskas]Zydrunas Ilgauskas[/link] - 5 Winner
     
  4. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [hl=green]Seattle Supersonics[/hl]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Iverson] Allen Iverson [/link]
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drazen_Petrovic]Drazen Petrovic[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Jackson] Lauren Jackson [/link]
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Gibson]Daniel Gibson[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Longley] Luc Longley [/link]
    vs,
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antawn_Jamison] Antawn Jamison [/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avery_Johnson]Avery Johnson[/link]
    vs.
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Johnson] Magic Johnson [/link]
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish/SFTC Tiemaster star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [hl=green]Seattle Supersonics[/hl]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Iverson] Allen Iverson [/link]

    I love the Answer. Makes me wish you'd named this the "practice" region.

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Gibson]Daniel Gibson[/link]

    Boobie for three. 'nuff said.

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Longley] Luc Longley [/link]

    He was good at what he did, and I didn't hate him.

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Johnson] Magic Johnson [/link]

    One of the five best players of all time.
     
  6. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Force Ghost star 6

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    Drazen Petrovic -- hate the answer

    abstain -- who?

    Antawn Jamison - based on his college career and the fact that Luc flat out sucked.

    Magic Johnson - made the NBA fun to watch more than anyone but Jordan. Showtime was basketball at it's most beautiful, and best. And Magic was showtime, and so much more.
     
  7. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    Drazen Petrovic
    - I'm not a big Iverson fan at all, and the fact is, Drazen was a special player. Yes, I've only seen clips, but those clips were all that was needed to realize how special Drazen was. He probably never would've gotten as good as AI, but he gets my vote nonetheless.

    Daniel Gibson
    - Couple months ago it would've been abstain, just because I didn't care enough about Gibson to give him a vote. All I knew about him was he was a solid, albeit young, point guard who should be above Eric Snow in the rotation. And let's be honest, who the hell didn't know that? Mike Brown is the apparent answer to that question.

    Antawn Jamison
    - Yes, he shoots way too many jumpers for a PF. Yes, he has the most annoying array of floaters you'll ever see in your life. And yes, the last time he played defense was ________ (insert infinite amount of time here). Yet still, Antawn Jamison is the leader of the Wizards. He's the presence in the locker room and he's the leader on the court. It may not seem like it to most people, but this Wiz team would crash and burn without Jamison.

    Magic Johnson
    - Avery's cool and all, but that first round was an absolute nightmare of a coaching job, and c'mon, this is Magic we're talking about.
     
  8. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Abstain

    Lauren Jackson
    ? I'm pretty sure she's one of the top sportswoman in this country. Definitely going for her.

    Luc Longley
    ? Heard about him and actually seen him in action multiple times. :)

    Abstain
     
  9. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    Drazen Petrovic

    Abstain

    Antawn Jamison

    Magic Johnson
     
  10. Darth-Horax

    Darth-Horax Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Allen Iverson
    vs.
    Drazen Petrovic

    I love AI, but man...Drazen Petrovic once dropped 112 points in a Euro-league game! That's a lot of shots! AI is great, but man this is tough...I've gotta go with Drazen here...RIP.

    Lauren Jackson
    vs.
    Daniel Gibson

    Ever seen the Lauren Jackson nude photos? How abotu Daniel Gibson's? I'm going with LJ here.

    Luc Longley
    vs,
    Antawn Jamison

    Luc Longley was a victim of circumstance...and bad hair. He played at New Mexico and was the 7th or 8th overall pick in the draft by Minnesota. He was a staple in the center for many solid, and great teams. He has a championship ring, too. How many does Antawn Jamison have? Who was more important to their teams? I'm going with the big stiff, Luc Longley, here.

    Avery Johnson
    vs.
    Magic Johnson

    Magic and Avery don't belong in the same sentence together...Magic wins easily.
     
  11. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm going with the big stiff, Luc Longley, here

    Funny, because Luc pretty much defines the word stiff. Although he happened to be one of the best ever. :p
     
  12. Darth-Horax

    Darth-Horax Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    He was a very solid center.

    I watched him a lot in college whenever he'd play the Air Force Academy (I live in Colorado Springs), and he was dominant in college. In the pros, he was always a starter. Didn't matter who he was brought in to fight with for the C position, he always came out on top.

    A fierce defender, he didn't get a TON of blocks, but his positioning and footwork was amazing. He was a pro who would have played more years if his back didn't fall apart.

    viva Luc Longley!

    [image=http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nba/min/LongleyMin.JPG]

    [image=http://www.123people.net/l/longley_luc/longley-luc1.jpg]
     
  13. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He has a championship ring, too.
    Doesn't he have 3?
     
  14. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    He was a very solid center.

    No doubt there. You can't win a championship with someone in your starting lineup who absolutely sucks. Still, he is a stiff. The very definition of one. Yes, his defense was good -- or even great. Yes, he could finish when he got the ball in the right position. Yes, he was a very smart player. Yet even with all that, he was still a stiff. A great stiff, but a stiff nonethelss.

    Oh yeah, stiff, stiff, stiff, stiff, stiff. :p
     
  15. Darth-Horax

    Darth-Horax Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes he has 3 rings, unless they were lost when his mansion burned down! :)

    He knew how to pass really well, too. He'll never be a hall of famer, but he's better than guys like Adonal Foyle!
     
  16. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't you ever, [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkoNgq-O3R4]EVER[/link] disrespect Adonal like that!
     
  17. Darth-Horax

    Darth-Horax Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Adonal Foyle...the recipient of the second most undeserved contract in NBA history...the first being Jim McIlvaine's huge contract of the early 90's with the Sonics.
     
  18. Darth-Horax

    Darth-Horax Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOE-bbkTNfM&mode=related&search=]PROOF[/link]
     
  19. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    You'd think the fact that he couldn't hit the front backboard from 8 feet away would be proof enough.
     
  20. whiteeagle

    whiteeagle Jedi Master star 6

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    AI

    Abstain

    Abstain

    Magic
     
  21. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Allen Iverson - not a game, not a game, not a game, we're talking about practice. 'nuff said.

    Daniel Gibson - not a huge Gibson fan, but I'll give him the nod here.

    Luc Longley

    Magic Johnson
     
  22. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Alan Iverson

    Lauren Jackson

    Luc Longley

    Magic Johnson
     
  23. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, we've actually got a couple of ties here, so lets see if we can get a tie-breaking vote in the next few hours.
     
  24. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    very well.

    Allen Iverson

    Lauren Jackson

    Luc Longley

    Magic Johnson

    done.
     
  25. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Force Ghost star 6

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    RE Longley: he was an adequate center who filled his role on a great team fairly well. The same is true of Bill Wennington. Who was definitely not "great".
     
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