Is Kevin Durant the best pure scorer in NBA history?

What does ‘pure’ scorer mean? I think one thing that most casual basketball fans don’t fully understand is how scoring is related to efficiency. Anyone can actually averaged 30 PPG given enough shots a game. The trick to be an all time great scorer is how many shot attempts does it take for them to… Continue reading Is Kevin Durant the best pure scorer in NBA history?

What would be the best defensive starting 5 in NBA history?

Oh this is fun. PG: Choices – Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, Walt Frazier, Gary Payton, Mookie Blaylock, John Stockton, Don Buse, Norm Van Lier, Maurice Cheeks, Dennis Johnson I’m gonna go with Gary Payton here as he slightly edges out the other candidates. Not quite as good off ball as DJ, CP3 or Frazier but… Continue reading What would be the best defensive starting 5 in NBA history?

How could Elgin Baylor have never won an NBA championship playing so many years with the Lakers?

Pretty simple answer, the Celtics simply outmatched the Lakers, and by the time the Lakers caught up, he was injured and no longer the same. We can check his stats in the Finals 1959 Finals (loss): 22.8 PPG / 11.8 RPG / (no APG recorded on bball reference for some reason for this Finals) Baylor… Continue reading How could Elgin Baylor have never won an NBA championship playing so many years with the Lakers?