This is my view on a recent article posted to the Bleacher Report.
A few things before we start.
- This list is ordered to match the original posters list of the Top 25 Players in the League. So, please try to comment primarily on the selection of the historical counter part, instead off where the active player ranks on the list. My view differs pretty substantially.
- The Slideshow on which this is based is: "The NBA's Top 25 Players and Their Historical Counterparts". I have preserved only the rankings in this slide show as I compile my opinions.
- This is in no way a crack on previous article or an attempt to leech off his work.
- I enjoyed the slideshow event though, I disagreed with almost every selection. That's what's great about sports, we can all have strong opinions that are completely opposed to that of our fellow man (or woman, as the case may be).
- I want your opinions on my selections and let me know if you disagree. On some of the players, I was searching for the best fit.
In some cases, albeit few, I agree with the original article and I thank Pat Mixon for posting. The article really got my blood flowing and started some great arguments with a couple of my friends. This is some of what we came up with. Some video has been included to support our conclusions and help readers considers some players they may only know a little about.
Each Player is matched to a former NBA player. Based on position, play style, and other factors mentioned with each slide.
The format is essentially as follows:
- Original Articles Modern Player = Former Player
- Statement of Agreement or Disagreement With Selection
- Substitute for the Original Posters Selection
- Argument and Statements in Support or Defense of Selection.
Tell me what you think.
These are the Historical Counterparts To the Top 25 NBA Players.