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Old 03-03-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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5 Favorite NBA players from my youth

5. Dave Bing
4. Gail Goodrich
3. Bob Lanier
2. Jerry West
1. Pistol

What are yours?
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:25 PM   #2
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5) John Crotty
4) Jud Bucheler
3) Dunkin Don Reid
2) Bison Dele
1) Chucky Atkins
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:20 PM   #3
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Bob Lanier was #1 for me. Followed by Dr. J. Terry Tyler, that guy could jump and rebound like no one's business back then.
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:36 PM   #4
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5. Amare Stoudemire
4. John Stockton
3. Chauncey Billups
2. Grant Hill
1. Steve Nash (obviously)
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5) John Crotty
4) Jud Bucheler
3) Dunkin Don Reid
2) Bison Dele
1) Chucky Atkins
Lot of those names from my earliest memories when I was a young Pistons fan. Loved Lindsey Hunter too as an 8ish year old. I seem to remember them losing to the Hawks in the first round being my first memory.

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Old 03-03-2017, 04:51 PM   #6
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5. Dave Bing
4. Gail Goodrich
3. Bob Lanier
2. Jerry West
1. Pistol

What are yours?
I'm right-handed but when I was a kid I practiced a lot with my left and modeled my shot after Goodrich. Beautiful stroke. Another lefty I emulated was Dave Cowens. I got pretty good with my left.

Top five for me in no particular order are:

1. Havlicek - Constant motion off the ball
2. David Thompson - High Flyer
3. Sam Jones - Seemed never to miss a shot
4. Bill Russell - The Man
5. Ernie DeGregorio - Magician with the ball

Followed Thompson and DeGregorio while they were in college primarily as opposed to the pros. I was in High School at the time but I guess that still counts as my youth. The others were from an earlier time but I was a fan early on. And yes, I was a big Celtics fan. Hated the Lakers and 76ers.

35 seconds of Ernie D if you don't know who he is or not familiar with his game:

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Old 03-03-2017, 07:17 PM   #7
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http://www.nba.com/celtics/history/retired_numbers.html
My Favorites are every Boston Celtic's player who has had his uniform number retired.

As for favorite players from other teams from my youth;
Bob Pettit
Jerry West
Oscar Robertson
Dave Bing
Wilt Chamberlain
Magic Johnson
Bailey Howell
Joe Dumars
Bob Lanier
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:54 PM   #8
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Grant Hill
Laimbeer
Dumars
Bird
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DISCLAIMER: These were my favorites as a kid. Owned their jerseys (lol). Oh boy...

1.) Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway
2.) Grant Hill
3.) Tim Hardaway
4.) Gary Payton
5.) Hakeem Olajuwon
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