Although many players in the NBA are collectively referred to as stars, there is a gap between them. Stars can be divided into ordinary stars, all-stars, league superstars and league superstars. Players who can become superstars in an era are bound to be among the top 30 in history. Some players, even though their abilities are not excellent, still have a high historical position. Recently, the US media selected the 10 most overrated players in history. Is it reasonable to look at them together?
Gaubert is the winner of the best defensive player for three times. With his excellent moving speed and height and arm length, he can affect his opponent’s attack even if he is two positions behind the attacker. He has been able to support a set of defensive system by himself in the past few years, so he has won the first salary in the history of the center. However, this is, after all, the era of small balls. Gaubert, a center with a traditional style of play, suffered a lot, and he was singled out by his opponent in the backcourt in the playoffs.
Gaubert has become a premium contract this season. He doesn’t conform to the style of play in the era of small ball at all, and the dealer is very low. Recently, he has been ravaged by Jokic in the playoffs. For now, Gaubert is a junk contract. After this season, the Timberwolves will definitely try to trade him, but it is necessary to add chips to send him away. Gaubert averaged 13.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks this season, with a shooting percentage of 66%.
At that time, Stoudemire was regarded as Yao Ming’s arch-enemy. With his highly ornamental performance in his peak period, he was selected as the best player for a while. He was also selected as the All-Star for six times and the All-Team for six times. This kind of performance and popularity is a proper Hall of Fame player, but Stoudemire has not been nominated yet. Although his playing style is good, he does not have a decent personal honor.
Moreover, in the playoffs, Stoudemire is not trustworthy, especially in the face of Duncan. His flying stream has been unable to cross Duncan’s floor stream, so the Sun can’t cross the Spurs. At the peak, Stoudemire averaged 25 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.9 blocks, which was called Yao Ming’s old enemy. However, there is still a gap between Stoudemire’s achievements and Yao Ming’s. At least, Yao Ming’s influence is much better than his.
Owen’s personal ability can’t be said. He can be said to be a historical singles player. His sense of the ball is excellent. On the one hand, Owen’s talent can rank among the top point guards in history, and Owen’s defensive ability is also excellent. His defense has always been underestimated. Although Owen’s professionalism is poor, his ability is also very popular among fans here. As the second master, Owen helped the team win the championship and was selected as an All-Star eight times, which is very good.
Owen is still at his peak. He can score 27 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks per game this season. I think the reason why Owen entered this list is his ability to lead the team. Owen has never led the team as the team leader, so he did in the Cavaliers. In the Green Army, the Celtics’ record was better without him. The reason why Owen could not lead as a point guard was questioned.
McGrady plays an important role in the hearts of many older fans in China. In their view, McGrady’s ability at the peak can be comparable to Kobe Bryant’s. Moreover, McGrady won two scoring titles, and at the peak, he had the fastest first step in the league, plus 35 seconds and 13 minutes that made people feel puzzled. Therefore, McGrady is also very optimistic. He has been selected as an All-Star for seven times and an all-star team for seven times, which is also very good.
In the peak season, McGrady averaged 32.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. I think the reason why he entered this list may be because McGrady didn’t lead the team to play well. Even in the season of winning the scoring championship, he led the Magic only in the first round. As the boss, McGrady never crossed the first round, and his ability to lead the team was questioned, and he didn’t have such great honor as MVP in his career.
As the triple-double king in history, Wei Shao is the only player in history who has averaged triple-doubles in four seasons. His entry into this list is really unexpected. Wei Shao won the MVP in his peak season with his outstanding performance. MVP is a contest between all the stars in 82 regular season. Wei Shao’s ability to force everyone to win such an honor also shows how excellent he is, but he still entered this list.
Wei Shao averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 10.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his peak season. He also won the honor of two scoring titles and three assists, and was selected as an All-Star nine times. With so many honors, he still entered this list. In the eyes of the US media, he may not recognize Wei Shao’s performance and think that he is the data that has been brushed out. However, the rebounding ability in the peak period of Wei Shao is indeed the strongest in the league defender.
Ross’s entry into this list is absolutely the last thing people expected. It is surprising that he entered this list less than Wei. Ross is the youngest MVP in history, and he also snatched the MVP from the top ten players in history, James and Kobe. Moreover, Ross led the team in the third year of his career and achieved the first record in the East. Looking at the history, he is very rare, and Ross is definitely not overestimated.
At the peak, Ross averaged 25 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1 steal per game. To be exact, Ross had not reached the peak at that time, when Ross was only 22 years old. Maybe the American media thought that Ross was too famous, but his peak was too short, so he was put into this list. If Ross had not suffered a big injury in the past, he might still be the top backcourt in the league, but there were not so many if, the destruction of Ross has been hard to let go.
Iverson, as a historical scorer, has won the scoring champion four times and the MVP in the regular season. He is regarded as the top 30 player in history by many American media. Even though he has no championship in his career, his influence and status have been recognized. As a result, Iverson has also entered this list. Iverson also won the stealing champion three times in his career, and was selected as an All-Star for 11 times, and the best team for 7 times, which is very good.
Iverson can score 33 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game in the peak season. Iverson may have entered this list because his offensive efficiency is based on the data played by the team’s unlimited fire rights, so he has been questioned. However, as the shortest scoring champion in history, the shortest champion, and a single-player who led a team to the finals, I think it is the most controversial for him and Ross to enter this list.
Without Carter, there would be no grand occasion of the NBA in the 00′ s. When Jordan retired from the NBA, the ratings dropped to freezing point. It was Carter who saved the NBA market with his violent performance in the dunk contest. Carter was called Jordan’s successor, nicknamed UFO, and claimed to be a demigod. In actual combat at the Olympic Games, he even dunked every other person. Carter was selected as an All-Star eight times, but only twice as the best team.
Carter averaged 27.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in the peak season. Carter’s ability to lead the team was indeed overestimated. Because of Jordan, he got a key training when he entered the league, but he didn’t lead a team to play decent results at the peak. However, Carter’s career is commendable. He has played the longest in 22 years, and he can stand the loneliness when he lost his peak, and he is not willing to hold a group to get a ring.
Howard’s entry into this list is surprising. Although Howard was not as good as O ‘Neill in the traditional basketball era, he also played a dominant role with excellent defense. At the peak of that year, it was called the existence of single-exchange James. He was able to support a defense system by himself, which was much better than that of Gaubert. It was only after the arrival of the small ball era that everyone misunderstood him.
Howard averaged 22.9 points, 14.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 blocks per game in the peak season. He won three best defensive players, five best ones, five best defensive lineups, five rebounds and two blocked shots, and was selected as an All-Star for eight times. Perhaps because of his limited offensive ability, Howard has never been recognized as such, and even most of NBA75 has not been selected.
Anthony was nicknamed the offensive kaleidoscope. He was the only one who could shake James’s position as the No.1 pick in the 2003 draft. Anthony’s offensive talent was really excellent, and his defense was also very good when he was young, but then he gradually sank, and he became a data brush. Just as Billups said,’ He would rather lose by 30 points than win by cutting 20 points’, Anthony was too obsessed with scoring.
At its peak, Melon averaged 28.9 points, 6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game. It’s not surprising that Anthony entered this list. Although his total score is among the top ten in history, Anthony didn’t lead the team to play well, and he didn’t have a decent personal honor, but he was famous. Now he has entered the last year of his career, and the result is still high or low. It is estimated that he will not be able to win the championship in his career.
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