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Friday, September 09, 2005

The Greatest Basketball Players of All-Time

Everyone--former players, members of the media, avid fans--likes to discuss and debate the topic of the greatest basketball players of all-time. The all-time leading scorer can be looked up in a record book, but "greatest" is a subjective term. To one person it may suggest individual dominance, to another it might mean winning the most championships. The NBA has selected three different official All-Time Teams and the Associated Press chose its Basketball Player of the Century in 1999. In The Greatest Basketball Players of All Time, Part I, I examine those efforts to identify the greatest basketball players and discuss peak value and durability, two factors that I consider to be of prime importance in evaluating great basketball players.

posted by David Friedman @ 2:11 PM



At Tuesday, October 11, 2005 9:22:00 AM, Anonymous Roland Lazenby said...

I noted the All-Star interview with Kobe included the questions I asked him about the triangle, about his image, about his relationship with Tex. Do you think you should make it clear for the reader that this was a group interview?

At Tuesday, October 11, 2005 7:35:00 PM, Blogger David Friedman said...

Mr. Lazenby:

I assume that you just read the interview by following the link at 20 Second Timeout so you probably have not seen the introduction that was published at HoopsHype:

"Many Kobe Bryant interviews get sidetracked by non-basketball issues. This is not one of them. During the All-Star Weekend media availability periods, Kobe Bryant offered his thoughts on many basketball related subjects."

I thought that by using this phrasing that I made it clear that this was not an exclusive interview but rather a compilation of Kobe Bryant quotes from All-Star Weekend.

You can find the introduction here:


(Just scroll down to March 1, 2005, the date that the interview was published).

--David Friedman


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