HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #8 Tim Duncan

  It’s official, in the eyes of this panel at least, Tim Duncan is the greatest player of the 2000’s. Edging out Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant for the post-Jordan honours. The Big Fundamental has it all, the longevity, the team success, and the individual recognition. You’ll never here a ‘what if’ in regards to solely Tim Duncan. No hypothetical’s are necessary, he accomplished it all. Blessed with a healthy career, and the best ran franchise …

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Top 10 Best Contracts Signed in the NBA Off Season- An Ode to the Spurs

  With the new television money one year in the NBA, there’s been plenty of money spent this past offseason.  Finding bargains can actually be tougher because of how quickly salary inflation can outpace the cap expansion.  This year, more than ever, organizational stature mattered bigger than any other factor, including money.  Show a free agent the ability to be a consistently winning franchise, and money in some cases became incidental.  Plus, being the San …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #16 Moses Malone

  Moses Malone was a brute on the boards, a scoring machine, a Champion, and a MVP on three separate occasions. He left nothing on the table when he retired. (Malone is one of only nine players to win three or more MVP awards, one of eight if we take away ABA designations.) The Chairman of The Boards leaves behind one heck of a legacy; a six time rebounding champ, the all time leader in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #24 David Robinson

The Admiral was a specimen, a two way force, winning an MVP and defensive player of the year long before the last name Duncan was a factor on the franchise. Although the Dream’s Rockets snuffed out Robinson’s best chance to win a title in the pre-Duncan era, David Robinson left the game with some hardware. Robinson finished his career 29th in rebounds, 36th in points, and fifth in blocks. He also led the league in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #31 George Gervin

The Iceman was a bad man, an all around weapon. The 80’s version of Kevin Durant, George Gervin scored with absolute ferocity and incredible efficiency. Four scoring titles over a five year span and despite never winning a title he led all playoff participants in points per game in six separate seasons. He is 15th all time in points scored, and though he never added an MVP trophy to the mantle, he finished top five …

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