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Who are the top ten most overrated players in NBA history?

Good question here’s my list

  1. Kobe Bryant – undoubtedly the most overrated player of all time. I have a very detailed explanation as to why here Tong Zou’s answer to Why does everyone have Kobe Bryant top 5 all time? I have him top 12 for sure, maybe even top 10 A lot of fans put him #2 all time – some even put him #1 all time as the GOAT over Jordan (yes unbelievably)
  2. Allen Iverson – one of the worst shooters to ever be a superstar, Iverson gets most of his popularity from his ‘toughness’ and the ‘hiphop’ attitude he brought to the game
  3. Isiah Thomas – surprising? don’t be. Isiah gets way too much credit for leading the Bad Boy Pistons to 2 championships – but he wasn’t a great shooter, didn’t play defense as well as any of his teammates, and only led the league in assists once. Despite this, a lot of fans put him in their top 5 PGs all time. The Pistons were a great team Isiah was just one cog in their engine but because he was their leader people give Isiah mostly all the credit – Dumars/Rodman/Aguirre/Mahorn/Laimbeer/Johnson had a lot to do with their success too
  4. Carmelo Anthony – is he one of the greatest offensive players ever? perhaps. He is perhaps fairly rated now but most of his career he was overrated. A ball hog that only served to drag the team down, it’s no wonder that every team he’s ever been on gets worse with him playing
  5. Kyrie Irving – Kyrie is a top 25 PG don’t get me wrong – but some fans consistently put him as one of the top 3 PGs in the game when really he is most definitely not better than Curry, CP3 or Dame. Or Westbrook for that matter.

What do the players I cite all have in common? they were all “flashy” players (also called the ‘eye test’ by ignorant fans to justify their high ranking i.e you don’t know how great __ is because you never saw him play! the eye test you fool!). Flashy players tend to be overrated because of the excitement they bring on court leads fans to believe that they are better than they actually are. This is the reason why people think Kobe is better than Duncan. He’s not. But because he played in a bigger market, had ‘flashier’/’skilled’ moves, he gets ranked higher.

People also tend to overrate players for ‘toughness’ this is not related to any stat or award – but I guess we want our players to be like gladiators or something they gotta tough out any injury! any player who dares try to limp off the court and get medical attention is a pussy! this is an argument used by male fans often insecure about their masculinity so they project it onto NBA players

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General

Who is a historical figure that’s seen as a hero in one culture but as a villain in another?

There’s lots…

Vladimir Lenin is seen as as hero in Russia but a villain in the West

Kim Il Sung is the eternal leader of North Korea and worshipped there, but a villain everywhere else

Mao Zedong is seen as mostly a good figure in Chinese culture, but a mass murderer in the West

Che Guevara is seen as a communist matyr, but as a psychopath in non communist countries

Alexander the Great is seen as a hero in Greek/Western culture but as a barbarian in Persia

Genghis Khan is seen as a brilliant conqueror by Mongolians and somewhat by the West but as a brutal murderer in the countries he conquered

Napoleon is seen as a hero and brilliant military tactician in France but a mass murdering despot in the countries he invaded

Winston Churchill is seen as an icon in British culture but a mass murderer by the Indians

Christopher Columbus is a hero to much of the Spanish and Europeans, but seen as a mass murderer by native Americans

Andrew Jackson was a hero of most of the working class population of the US back in the 1800s but in modern times is considered a mass murderer

Abraham Lincoln was the savior of the United States but an enemy to the Confederate States

Donald Trump is seen as one of the best Presidents ever by certain Americans, but is reviled almost everywhere else except Russia

I mean this list can really go on and on.. there’s very few people that are almost universally liked and disliked (Hitler comes up as an example who is almost universally disliked)

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General

What is the greatest RPG of all time and why?

Here’s my top 20

  1. Chrono Trigger (forever a place in my heart, i’d still play it over and over every day)
  2. Final Fantasy VI
  3. Mother 3
  4. Persona 5
  5. Golden Sun
  6. Pokemon Gold & Silver (the best generation IMO)
  7. Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
  8. Terranigma
  9. Fallout New Vegas
  10. Seiken Dentsetsu 3
  11. Ultima IV
  12. Star Ocean
  13. Phantasy Star
  14. Grandia II
  15. Mass Effect 2
  16. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  17. Baldur’s Gate II
  18. Dragon Quest VIII
  19. Live a Live
  20. Ys: Oath of Felghana