[Charania] Warriors' Joe Lacob says the franchise will retire Kevin Durant's No. 35 jersey, in statement thanking Durant.
2010s All-Decade Team: 1st team: Curry, Harden, James, Durant, Leonard. 2nd team: Paul, Westbrook, Davis, Griffin, Anthony. 3rd team: Wade, Bryant, George, Aldridge, Antetokoumpo.
[OC] There have been 36 instances of a player averaging 30ppg or more in the three-point era. Here's how Harden's 2019 season compares
[Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: Russell Westbrook and his agent Thad Foucher are engaged with OKC GM Sam Presti on next steps for the All-Star guard, including the possibility of trade this summer.
[–][CHI] Jimmer Fredette Liquidgoldvelveeta 2636 points 5 hours ago
[–]Heat s pyda34 1108 points 9 hours ago
[–][OKC] Russell Westbrook BBallHunter 81 points 10 hours ago
30,11,23,35 & 9 all gotta be retired
Kinda weird seeing all decade team without centers, the league has changed so much in last 10 years
[–]KnicksSKTauphile 866 points 11 hours ago
Bernard King scoring 32.9 PPG without shooting any 3 is absurd. Can't understand why the fuck our franchise never retired his jersey. A true legend
[–]Medo YT 857 points 5 hours ago
[–]Raptors ElectricFrankie 324 points 8 hours ago
[–]Knicks BabeRuthsDad 4625 points 9 hours ago
facts. only a matter of when
No Dwight Howard? Ouch
[–]PacersGetOnYourJob 230 points 10 hours ago*
What a crazy turn of events in 24 hours for OKC
Well he only really played with them for 3 seasons. Every other retired Knick was with the team for 10+ years or a part of those two championship teams.
[–]Bladex20 87 points 5 hours ago
[–][CLE] Kevin Love quentin-coldwater 369 points 6 hours ago
[–]Pacers XcSDeadDeer 22 points 7 hours ago
It wouldnt surprise me if they retired the whole main core of this warriors team the last 5-6 years
Yeah, that's a glaring omission IMO. In the first half of the decade he had 5 All-NBAs and 2 DPOYs and finished 4th, 2nd, and 7th in MVP voting.
[–]KnicksSKTauphile 121 points 10 hours ago
Jesus christ. I cant believe "Where is Kawhi going" has turned into "PG traded out of OKC and Russell Westbrook may be gone too"
I'd 100% put him ahead of Giannis for this past decade.
Those 4 seasons were much more enjoyable than the last 20 years in Knicks History... He was truly the face of the franchise for 4 wonderful years
This is fucking nuts
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant Dongsquad420BlazeIt 564 points 5 hours ago
Gonna be a lot of Warriors numbers retired when this dynasty finally ends.
[–]Celtics Mexter-Dorgan 85 points 5 hours ago
[–]Raptorschris2127 132 points 11 hours ago
over Aldridge too. Hell that is all more impressive than Melo too.
and that they traded away Pat Ewing. the Knicks treat their legends like shit
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant Dongsquad420BlazeIt 62 points 9 hours ago
[–]aubieismyhomie 187 points 5 hours ago
Definitely not where I thought this offseason was going. my expectations have certainly been subverted.
Poor Harrison Barnes
[–]thartle8 91 points 6 hours ago
I think Dwight should be somewhere on here. He wasn’t dominant for long but just as long as Giannis has been. But that’s about the only center I could think of belonging near this list
[–][CLE] Cedi Osmanllewellynjean[S] 444 points 12 hours ago*
[–]Warriors Duvangrgata1 118 points 9 hours ago
[–]DGgoesdeep 46 points 5 hours ago
Every earthquake has its aftershocks..
Barnes has somehow gotten two huge contracts he’ll be fine
[–][PHI] Francisco Elson LetsConquerThisBread 69 points 6 hours ago
Harden gets a smaller proportion of his points from free throws than Adrian Dantley , Allen Iverson , and Kevin Durant
Dwight was still great early in the 2010s, but long enough to make the All-Decade team? Idk. His peak kinda fell awkwardly in between the 2000s and 2010s
Only Curry got a larger proportion of his point total from 3s
[–]AceJoker253 70 points 9 hours ago
[–]Warriors Tacticalbacon1 48 points 4 hours ago
Harden's proportion of points from 2s is the smallest among this group
Just like eeeevvery rose has its thorn
Won a ring, was on a 73 win team, won a gold medal, and now is making bank all well within his first 10 years. He's living the dream.
[–]thartle8 71 points 6 hours ago
In terms of scoring composition, T-Mac's 2003 season looks fairly modern for its time
Yeah 2008-2012 were his peak years but 2010-2012 were still a dominant 3 years. Giannis is on this list with only 3 really good years.
Giannis is the probably the only player in the league that could have a season like Bernard King, scoring +30ppg without any threes
[–]Warriors Talic 19 points 8 hours ago
[–]New Jersey Nets DarnellisFromMars 25 points 3 hours ago
This chart excludes Adrian Dantley's 1982-83 season when he averaged 30.7ppg, but only played 22 games
Just like every night has its dawn
He’s also a pretty legitimate contributor every where he goes
[–]NBA tdotRuk 69 points 7 hours ago
Ya seems like they value the end of the decade more than the start.
[–]Raptors Raptors2017champs 8 points 7 hours ago
[–]Lakers StoneColdAM 162 points 5 hours ago
Just like every Kawhi has a Dennis
Boogie: “And 0, too!”
[–]Warriors DeadZombie9 74 points 6 hours ago
And yet Kobe and Wade are on the list. It seems like they just don't like centers.
[–][OKC] Russell Westbrook wcooper97 3200 points 9 hours ago
[–]NBA Hawkize31 489 points 5 hours ago
It’s a nightmare but so were 3 consecutive first round exits and nothing but 47-49 win seasons.
[–]shadracko 47 points 5 hours ago
This is a great point. Dwight went #4, #2, #7 in MVP voting in '10-'12, and was an all-star 2 more years after that.
[–]Nuggets loplopplop 130 points 8 hours ago
[–]zxc123zxc123 16 points 3 hours ago
Giannis went #7, #6, #1 for '17-'19.
[–]Rocketscdrex22 269 points 11 hours ago
Yeah exactly. Making the playoffs is great, but being capped out at a first round exit and a tax paying team is more depressing than a legit smart rebuild.
Media robbed JR of his 2018 GSW FMVP. SMH
As much as Dwight is a lazy joke with a skill set that hasn't aged well, he was a beast who made a huge impact. Probably some recency bias there. Advanced stats don't love Dwight, though.
Curry and Harden's 3 point numbers are just gonzo.
Glad Warriors being classy as they usually are and giving JR his props.
Even a shooter as great as KD is barely scraping 20%, and Curry just going for 50% like it's nothing.
[–]Lakers nchs 12 points 8 hours ago
They thought they would be watching from the sidelines during the Kawhi saga
[–]Raptors MapleLeafsFan3 36 points 5 hours ago
[–][PHI] Eric Snow PhillyFreezer_ 60 points 8 hours ago
[–]Bullsbird-ghost 173 points 10 hours ago
[–]Thunder rabidbot 72 points 9 hours ago
It was a dry spell for C's. The league hasn't changed, there just weren't that many good C's during that time. Look at the list of C's now. Embiid, Jokic, Gobert, KAT, Vucevic, Cousins, Drummond, Capela, Whiteside. All pretty damn good players and a few franchise centerpieces. 2 of the biggest impact defenders in the league are C's right now so it's not like the league has moved past them. The league quite literally can't get passed them lol
Michael Jeffery Jordan is on this list eight times. Three of the top five spots. Five of the top 10 spots. He's the greatest scorer in the three-point era, easily.
We are used to instant devastation. Tornadoes, bombs...its in the blood.
Great post. Great data visualization.
[–]Spurs Dimaaaa 36 points 4 hours ago
[–][PHI] Joel Embiid sharke93 29 points 8 hours ago
[–]Raptors -super-hans 226 points 7 hours ago
Why you gotta be like that?
Yeah there will be more centers on the all 2020 teams most likely
Honestly I know it sucks now, but you guys benefitted huge from this situation. No way you'd have got that return for George if it didn't guarantee the Clippers Kawhi. That's a historic haul, 5 firsts, 2 good players and 2 potential pick swaps.
[–]SpursittozziloP 304 points 12 hours ago
[–]digitaldeschamps 48 points 4 hours ago
[–]NBA F7U12_ANALYSIS 20 points 6 hours ago
This just reminds me how absurd Curry was during that 2016 season. Yeeesh
[–]Celtics rounder55 56 points 5 hours ago
They can retire Kyrie Irving’s knee and Kelly Olynyk’s Celtics jersey for 2015 too.
The league hasn't changed
It's crazy to think that there's an 11 year old finishing out some summer day sucking on a freeze pop that's going to be part of this Paul George trade
Yes it certainly has mi amor. Over the last ten years the game has gotten way more inside-out than outside-in, which has diminished the importance of Bigs.
[–]LakerscrazyPA 39 points 10 hours ago
[–]elektritekt 15 points 5 hours ago
If the Durant never went to the Warriors, wouldn't be surprised if he put up similar numbers in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
[–]Thunder theFriendlyDoomer 30 points 4 hours ago
Shaun's 34 is getting retired the moment he decides to retire himself IMO.
[–]Rockets Melonprimo 483 points 9 hours ago
I mean, hopefully he's practicing his three-point shot right now. At least free-throws.
Embiid rose too late. If he performed at least from his 2nd year, at least he'd be at third team.
[–][欧洲杯买球平台，GSW] Jarrett Jack GillbergsAdvocate 236 points 5 hours ago
[–]madlabdog 97 points 11 hours ago
[–]NBA TheAmbitious1 47 points 9 hours ago
I like Shaun but no
[–]Heat spyda34 94 points 9 hours ago
The free throws per game Curry took is least? That’s insane
They haven't won a playoff series since KD left. It's obviously time to break it all down and rebuild from the bottom up.
Yeah your right about that he defo would have gotten maybe I would throw in hoford as well even do he is not a true center he played most of his career as center
What shocks me is that if PG HADN'T asked for a trade, they were prepared to run it back with the same roster and coach next year for another 1st round exit. WB and PG are 100% in the right to not want to be playing for such a shitty FO
[–]Warriors 9_RAB_1 31 points 3 hours ago
[–]mrk-cj94 16 points 9 hours ago
I agree. If Richardson doesn't have his jersey retired why would Shaun?
[–]Rockets Melonprimo 145 points 9 hours ago
Bryant 35.4 Iverson 33 LBJ 31.6
Also we forgot about KAT. Man has been balling since his rookie year, but not a single mention.
2006 NBA Be Like everyone scores 30+ ppg
[–][SAS] Manu Ginobili LoneStarDeMar 1450 points 9 hours ago
[–]Lebron MissWCPlayoffs 36 points 5 hours ago
The shakiest in this team, imo, is Kobe Bryant and LaMarcus Aldridge. Klay or Dame could replace him but Kobe is such a big name to ignore. Al Horford, Gasol brothers, or Dwight (he was good from 2010 to 2015, so 6 years of production?) could replace Aldridge as well.
Yeah they really needed this honestly. Nate Duncan made a good point (even if a bit dickish) that PG requesting a trade gave them good cover to make a move that they should have done regardless. I hope they can put Russ in a good situation, he deserves it honestly.
And a statue
[–]PistonsPapaDuckHere 77 points 12 hours ago
[–]Bucks chemthethriller 475 points 8 hours ago
[–]Trail Blazers bluesbrothas 190 points 5 hours ago
[–]Kevin_Durants_Alt 137 points 8 hours ago
I'm surprised his free throws really aren't that much higher than most here.
I honestly thought before the PG trade and with Durant's exit and klay's injury it was a possibility they could do well this year.
Steph is statue-priority
Kobe belongs on the 2000s all decade team. First team, even. Putting him in for the 2010s is unjustifiable, purely a name pick
[–]brianscalabrainey 98 points 12 hours ago
[–]absent_name 114 points 8 hours ago
[–]BoredManGetsLaid 78 points 4 hours ago
[–]No Seks 269 points 7 hours ago
This is not really accurate. Harden's fouls per drive is near the top of the league, but its actually about the same as Giannis, Kawhi, LeBron, PG. He just leads the league in drives.
OKC as constructed wasn't going anywhere in the playoffs. They got blasted by Utah, Portland, and the Rockets. All in the first round. Not once did they ever face the Warriors. So whether or not the Warriors are healthy doesn't really seem to matter.
steph, klay, and dray all deserve statues
First team, even.
Why the even lol he's absolutely first team
[–]NBAButtCrackFTW 48 points 11 hours ago
[–]Thunder uwanmirrondarrah 657 points 8 hours ago
[–][GSW] JaVale McGee ashwinr136 236 points 4 hours ago
Harden gets a smaller proportion of his points from free throws than Adrian Dantley , Allen Iverson , and Kevin Durant
We always think we are gonna do well. Then we play lights out, followed by horrible, followed by first round exit.
Some reddit user, I forget who, suggested that there should be one statue of Steph shooting the ball at Chase Center and another statue of a 3-point make at Oracle Arena
I think this should shut some people up. All of these really just prove how great his season is and doesn't even include his improvement in assists.
This team had so much talent but just couldn't do anything with it.
[–]NBA TheAmbitious1 74 points 7 hours ago
[–]Celtics WeaponXGaming 40 points 3 hours ago
How the fuck is putting Kobe on the 2010s all decade team unjustifiable but putting Giannis is ok? Kobe had 3 great seasons this decade, same as Giannis
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant tatancool 411 points 7 hours ago
Whoever thought of that needs to be paid. That is a great idea
[–]xingbo92 68 points 11 hours ago
Sounds like a coaching problem to me...
[–]Celtics Conor27 69 points 6 hours ago
It really doesn’t to be honest. Getting a ton of free throws while using the 3s as your main weapons is still kind of ridiculous to some people.
[–]Bulls normie_McChadson 41 points 4 hours ago
Yeah having Giannis on here and having Kawhi on the first team are probably the two most questionable picks, imo.
[–]Thunder AirJohnston 231 points 7 hours ago
Draymond setting a pick for a Curry 3
[–]San Diego RocketsBosurd 64 points 10 hours ago
Presti is never getting rid of Billy. Feels like he’s as untouchable as Pop
[–]Warriors The_Void_Reaver 56 points 6 hours ago*
People don’t look at context. All of Hardens 3s are unassisted stepbacks.
[–]spam21bruh 60 points 4 hours ago
I think Kawhi is justified because his name is permanently tied to two Finals and two FMVPs. I could understand putting AD up there if you wanted to go mostly on stats but, IMO, after last season Kawhi 100% deserves 1st team all decade. Like it said in the article, the first team won 10 championships this decade.
[–]Thunder Angelsoft717 215 points 7 hours ago
And Klay standing about 10 meters away with the "I'm open" hands
[–]youarentcleverkiddo 37 points 10 hours ago
Which sucks because any other coach would've been fired. Whatever he's doing obviously isn't working.
Also he shoots 13.6 a game. that's insane. that's almost more than triple some 3pt shooters.
[–]Mavericks Hiroxis 28 points 2 hours ago
[–][GSW] Kevin Durant shanetrey5 77 points 10 hours ago
[–]Thunder AirJohnston 121 points 7 hours ago
Klay's statue should be him sitting on the bench smiling after fouling out
Incredibly lucky to have gotten to see all this generations unique legends at the top of their game.
Yup, but Presti loves him for some reason even though both our star players apparently expressed concern about him so I’ll be shocked if we actually get rid of him
[–][OKC] Russell Westbrook thugangsta 13 points 8 hours ago
[–]Knicks dougprishpreed69 40 points 7 hours ago
[–][BOS] Bill Russell solarscopez 715 points 5 hours ago
I know right. It's so exciting to watch NBA right now.
I think he’ll actually be good as a coach for a rebuilding squad. If you guys ship westbrook I think he’d be good for a bunch of young players
no surprise there
[–]76ers Johns-Roast-Pork 316 points 9 hours ago
[–]Enes_Cancer 18 points 5 hours ago
I can dig it. These players are all worthy, especially considering it’s an All-Decade team.
[–]radicalheadphone 1016 points 9 hours ago
Yeah fuck showing appreciation for one of the greatest scorers who helped win back to back Championships.
[–][TOR] Morris Peterson whodthefookisthatguy 103 points 9 hours ago
[–]Suns LSU_BAW 24 points 5 hours ago
Yeah, this is a really accurate list imo. Is it voted on by media or how is it decided?
You can show appreciation in different ways.
[–][ORL] Vince Carter derekcpl[S] 45 points 9 hours ago
[–][WAS] Bradley Beal ScaryBullfrog 93 points 10 hours ago
[–]Suns LSU_BAW 1476 points 5 hours ago*
Players were chosen by a panel from NBA.com and NBA TV.
this offseason is legit insane
Guess I’m in the minority here but that’s kind of reactionary and dumb. He played there for only 3 years.
[–]Thunder klatcd 929 points 8 hours ago
[–]Raptors JAYG567 324 points 9 hours ago
[–]Warriors sm0gs 8 points 5 hours ago
Otherwise known as the Oklahoma City Thunder all-decade roster.
I THOUGHT WE WERE DONE WITH THIS STUFF
I’m a Warriors fan and I’m a bit baffled too. He brought 2 rings so I get it but it just seems a bit odd.
[–]MagicTheHornyHobbit 28 points 6 hours ago
[–][OKC] Russell Westbrook Swish4141 1003 points 9 hours ago
[–]Luka 7Porzinwitzki 27 points 5 hours ago
Isn't it? Am I missing someone?
Fuck, I'm not ready for this :'(
Yeah, I don’t get this either. Show KD some love, sure. But retire his jersey after 3 years? Weak af if you ask me.
Harden, Durant, Westbrook, George
[–]Bucks whosgeoff 1038 points 9 hours ago2
[–]Warriors mohajaf 58 points 5 hours ago
Dame literally killed the thunder
3 years 3 NBA finals, 2 rings, 2 final MVPs. We might not experience that for another 60 years.
[–]Lakers KDBurner_ 28 points 6 hours ago
In your opinion, would he deserve it better if he played for GSW 10 seasons but no rings?
[–]Bulls ClaymoresRevenge 91 points 9 hours ago
He waved bye and just like that everything changed
[–]Thunder Mitropa69 198 points 6 hours ago*
[–]Heat smoltanboi 13 points 5 hours ago
And that’s not counting CP3 who is on OKC now.
[–]Thunder pinata26 403 points 9 hours ago
he was the final piece in arguably the greatest team of the 2000s. it’s fair.
He did us a huge favor tbh
[–]Hornets philjacksonspeyote 43 points 8 hours ago
[–][OKC] Carmelo Anthony jataba115 126 points 5 hours ago
It’s absolutely shocking that OKC didn’t win a title this decade.
[–]Thunder Wes___Mantooth 92 points 9 hours ago
And if healthy would’ve done it 3 times. The only way the Warriors win that series is with him healthy.
Yeah Im stoked about the PG trade. We have to wait awhile but we have a really bright future now.
[–]blackpenance 15 points 6 hours ago
[–]Warriors PurplePrimus 160 points 4 hours ago
More shocking they didn't pay Harden lmao
[–]Money OnTheBeat 59 points 8 hours ago
Oh I don't know. I think there's an argument for the Warriors being able to win with a healthy Klay
Yeah a real bright future of a bunch of #25+ draft picks
[–]Apple Muffin12 59 points 7 hours ago
[–]Warriors ButObviously 709 points 5 hours ago
That many good players...
[–]Lakers matticans7pointO 15 points 6 hours ago
In a vacuum I wouldn't do it. But I suspect the Warriors want to attract future high powered free agents, so being as gracious as possible is a better look.
Thunder have always been a good drafting team though. And they could still get more picks/young players by trading Westbrook.
[–][MEM] Allen Iverson 5t3v3n23 1149 points 9 hours ago
[–]Celtics 401klaser 26 points 5 hours ago
Cant believe they put Thanasis Antetokoumpo on the all-decade team.
[–]Thunder kamikazeguy 110 points 10 hours ago
very good point - I was about to shit on this, but this makes sense
Thunder about to have more draft picks than the rest of the league combined.
[–][ORL] Vince Carter derekcpl[S] 519 points 9 hours ago
[–][BOS] Marcus Smart IdEgoLeBron 88 points 5 hours ago
Thomas Bryant on 3rd team is questionable too
[–]OKC Hornets TheDharmaDude 14 points 8 hours ago
Sure, but there's a gap between "be as gracious as possible" and "retire someone's jersey"
And Presti is the GOAT of drafting. thunder going to be scary good in the next 5 years.
[–]Bulls tummysqueker 106 points 8 hours ago*
[–]Warriors PM_ME_UR_THONG_N_ASS 43 points 2 hours ago
Meyers L3G3ND definitely deserves to be on the 1st team though
[–]Trail Blazers foofaw 221 points 8 hours ago
This is the Golden State Warriors. The wall of jerseys isn’t exactly full.
I think once the initial shock of all of this wears off, your fanbase will realize that you are better off in the long run. Y'all have way more directions to go in now.
[–][LAC] Bill Walton PMinisterOfMalaysia 16 points 6 hours ago
But it always sucks to see your franchise player leave. Can't imagine what it would be like to lose Dame, so I feel for you guys.
[–]76ers Skigazzi 75 points 5 hours ago
I can't believe Paul George made the second and third team.
I don't think 3 seasons with a team = name in the rafters, I don't care how good they were. But GSW did retire Tom Meschery's number for some reason.
[–]Celtics ssjgoat 97 points 7 hours ago
[–][LAL] Rick Fox melperz 37 points 8 hours ago
It's also possible they trade Westbrook and don't make the post season at all for the next decade. Not like OKC is a hotspot to FAs. Also if attendance goes down bad enough, the team might move.
[–]Bulls TallAssFuker 44 points 3 hours ago
James Harden is so good he was listed twice
So I don't agree with your assessment that it will be better in the long run since they may not even exist in the long run.
The Heat retired 23 when Jordan didn’t even play there, anything is possible.
I want him to stay but that boy has to learn how to shoot 3s.
[–]Suns clearsurname 20 points 9 hours ago
[–]Supersonics alik7 53 points 5 hours ago
Uhh anyone gonna comment on the lack of Nowitzki here? He won a championship against the Heat big 3 this decade
Kawhi bout to get retired in Toronto
[–]Mavericks Compton528 56 points 7 hours ago
[–]Pacers MindofShadow 83 points 6 hours ago
[–]BenDarioMcConniid 73 points 5 hours ago
Dirk gotta be on here if we putting Giannis.
It would make sense if he did.
What if somes picks convey late? What if those picks happen in a shit draft? What if they just miss in the draft?
[–]Raptors TyCooper8 42 points 4 hours ago
Before you know it, 8 years when by and you've become the Wizards
[–]Raptors _thedarkknight 22 points 5 hours ago
the whole list has hella bad recency bias
Better than Vince getting retired.
[–]seasodiumchloride 111 points 7 hours ago
[–]Wizards LongLongIsland 69 points 5 hours ago
[–]Lakers Zurdo112 34 points 5 hours ago*
Somebody forgot Dirk played basketball. Really well.
For comparison, would anyone be mad at the Heat for retiring 6 for LeBron?
[–]Suns iamadragan 28 points 6 hours ago*
[–]Celtics houseshoes93 731 points 9 hours ago
[–]Fatal Firecrotch 12 points 4 hours ago
I thought so too but he only made 4 all star games this decade, one 2nd team and one 3rd team all-nba. He doesn't really have an argument for this decade
Maybe it's foolish thinking, but I've always thought Russell would retire a Thunder
Mad is a strong word, but I don’t think they should. Even then, I would still say it is a slightly different situation. Miami was decent, but weren’t a title threat before Lebron and bosh joined. The warriors has been in back to back finals with the best record in NBA history.
[–][DAL] Steve Nash aceofspadez138 19 points 4 hours ago
[–]Mavericks throwaway25813 461 points 9 hours ago
[–][OKC] Paul George TFred23 172 points 5 hours ago
They counted it from 09-10. He had two second team and one third team selection, 5 all-star selections, and a championship. I don’t know if that’s enough to make it, but something to consider. Might be more deserving over one of the third teamers.
it's not foolish at all
Can they hang the jersey up in the rafters or do they have to wait until KD retires from the league.
a few months back when dirk retired i asked this very sub about who would break Dirk's streak of 21 seasons of the same team and the most popular answer was Russ
[–]Suns iamadragan 8 points 4 hours ago
[–][GSW] Jarrett Jack GillbergsAdvocate 217 points 5 hours ago
Oh I didn't know that year counted. Then yeah he should've definitely been in consideration. Probably moreso than Giannis especially with the 2011 finals.
You have to be retired for your jersey to be retired.
[–]Thunder HolyRicardoiGuess 290 points 8 hours ago
i miss a few months ago
[–]Thunder Bestbrook123 18 points 5 hours ago
[–]Warriors klankthompson 42 points 11 hours ago
The real question is if the Thunder retires his number. I'm 50 50 on it.
Il take this decades top 5 vs any. I said it.
[–]Thunder HolyRicardoiGuess 37 points 6 hours ago
i miss 2012:(
[–]Thunder Ssumday_is_love 7 points 5 hours ago
[–]Kevin_Durants_Alt 96 points 10 hours ago
No, rather retire Serge or Stevie
That's not crazy, but I think I'd have to bet on 90s. Stockton, Jordan, Pippen, Olajuwon, Shaq? Or something like that. Yeesh
[–]Mavericks VictorAkwaowo1 1681 points 9 hours ago
[–]Knicks Saucy_Totchie 37 points 2 hours ago
[–]Lakers KobilleBryeal 43 points 10 hours ago*
I mean KD is pretty much the only person I can think of who wears 35.
Give me 2000s.
Dwade Kobe Lebron Duncan Shaq
[–]Trail Blazers MoDollazz 115 points 9 hours ago
[–]Suns BouncePassFetish 42 points an hour ago
Shaq would have a field day with any of those guys guarding him.
Kinda sad if it happens but OKC needs to rebuild
Dragan “white KD” Bender
[–][OKC] Andre Roberson BrownStreakInMyPants 709 points 10 hours ago
Everyone calls him a “bum” and “stat padder” until he becomes available to trade
[–]76ers kokin33 34 points 6 hours ago
[–]Pelicans PattyMaHeisman 44 points 9 hours ago
uuh that soon?
80s would be as good too, imo. Magic, Bird, Jordan, Hakeem, Kareem, Dr. J, or whoever else you’d have top 5.
[–]Bucks whosgeoff 343 points 10 hours ago
I feel like there’s plenty of teams that would pass on Russ
[–][DAL] Luka Doncic SMOKE-B-BOMB 25 points 5 hours ago
[–]Knicks BanBandwagonersNow 60 points 9 hours ago
Lmao I guess getting your number retired lost its meaning
Melo getting some respect.
[–]Cavaliers Agnonzach 11 points 8 hours ago
Honestly I would take him. If we can get him for a couple of first rounders I think that makes us a 2nd tier team in the East. Plus you reunite Love and WB. If no one else wants him we should jump on this
[–]Celtics PinkFloyd_Mayweather 9 points 6 hours ago
[–][OKC] Russell Westbrook thugangsta 22 points 8 hours ago
That man may have just sacrificed the rest of his career for that franchise.
As he should
[–]Wizards MasochistNbaFan 55 points 10 hours ago
I love Westbrook
[–][IND] George Hill NABAKLAB 10 points 6 hours ago
Hope he joins an eastern team
Yeah. He's one of the few ones who have put up 10K points for two different franchises.
[–]Hawks EatingSexually 145 points 6 hours ago
[–]ThugosaurusFlex_1017 55 points 8 hours ago
Durant gets a ton of shit, but back to back finals victories and two FMVPs is a hell of an accomplishment. Well deserved jersey retirement.
[–]Wizards bforbes0605 472 points 9 hours ago
Xinjiang is ready.
Wade/Kobe/Giannis are questionable, the 2010s won’t be any of their best decades
[–]Kings andre_macassi 20 points 3 hours ago
[–]Warriors SocialistNixon 5 points 5 hours ago
I won’t discount KDs accomplishments, he is a generations talent. However he pulled one of the weakest moves in NBA history, and deserves all the criticism until he proves he can do it on his own team.
[–]benson822175 31 points 7 hours ago
Early 2010s wade and Kobe were still top 2 SGs in the league for a while and both won rings in the decade so it makes sense to me
[–]Lakers eagles310 22 points 3 hours ago
[–][OKC] Paul George hydropenguin69 10 points 9 hours ago
Damn wtf a Retired Number used to actually mean something, seems like they are giving them away at this rate 3 yrs and a number gets retired
[–][MIA] Josh Richardson THEKIDFL6 98 points 10 hours ago
I hope we send him somewhere that’s contending but idk who can afford the contract tbh...
Kobe? Yes Ik he won them the ‘ship in 2010 but is that really enough, paired with the fact he only played half of the decade, and most of it he was hurt/not his former self
[–]Celtics K3TtLek0Rn 49 points 4 hours ago
[–]inmybutt69696969 44 points 9 hours ago
Idk about this. Durant us obviously a transcendent talent and won 2 chips with them, but it seems a little much. He only played there on one contract and then dipped. Plus he joined a team that were champions already. Not like when lebron went to miami and made them champions. Good for them if they feel he deserves it but I think retiring numbers should be a little more special than that. Reserved for all time greats of the team who stay long term. Guys like steph and Klay deserve it more.
[–]Lakers LovetheNBA23 98 points 9 hours ago
To Dubai. Only people that can afford him.
He had 4 All-NBA first teams in the decade. That's more than Kawhi and one less than Harden.
[–][UTA] Greg Ostertag artie_fresh 80 points 5 hours ago
[–][HOU] Josh Smith Tacool 183 points 9 hours ago
Yo seriously. Retiring this jersey is laughable. He's a phenomenal player but to be put up there with the likes of Mullin, Barry and Wilt after 3 years is a bit much. I get he put his health on the line to try and win one more but this is a stretch and almost acting desperate. This is the equivalent to when r/soccer calls every player a legend. Does my head in really.
[–]Nets LiaM_CS 29 points 10 hours ago
Send him to the east for the love of god the West has no air to breathe
Yeah Kobe’s only real accomplishment was the chip in 2010. And if that’s good enough to get him in then Dirk should probably be in for aldridge as well.
[–]ryan099 44 points 5 hours ago
[–]76ers i_love_wawa_ 409 points 10 hours ago
[–]Raptors austine567 30 points 7 hours ago
san antonio detroit or miami im telling you
I mean I love the guy but what did he do for the warriors? Miss the playoffs?
1st team all NBA isn't an accomplishment anymore? or All-Defensive?
[–][DET] Michael Curry MintyFreshBreathYo 18 points 9 hours ago
[–]Mavericks RaefLaFriends 34 points 8 hours ago
I would riot if we included Blake in a trade for Westbrook
[–][GSW] Chris Mullin WindLane 1 point an hour ago
Lillard prolly had a better decade than Kobe.
Set the all-time record for points in a game, the record for points per game in a season, and just a stupid amount of other records.
[–]Spurs CaptainPussybeast 77 points 9 hours ago
Yeah - he did nothing for the Warriors.
[–]Raptors austine567 66 points 7 hours ago*
San Antonio has like 20 guards on a 15man roster
How do you figure?
Dame - 4 Time All NBA (1x 1st, 2x 2nd, 1x 3rd), 4 Time All Star, RotY. 7x Player of the week, 7x Rookie of the Month. 23.5/4.2/6.3 on .434/.368/.889
[–][POR] Damian Lillard Familyguy35 18 points 10 hours ago
[–]Warriors HanlonsRazors 12 points 5 hours ago
Kobe - 4 Time All NBA (All 1st Team), 3 Time All-Defensive (2x 1st, 1x 2nd), 7 Time All Star, 9x Player of the Week, 4x Player of the Month, 1 Finals MVP, 1 Championship, 1 All Star Game MVP. 24.7/5.1/4.8 on .431/.309/.829
The least Spurs player ever
How many players can you name that have 2 FMVPs with one team and didn’t get their number retired?
I don't think he had a better decade.
If the Heat retired Bosh and Lebron I don’t see why the Warriors should retire KD.
[–]Spurs youarebroke 144 points 10 hours ago
He’s a huge reason we went to 3 straight finals and won 2 rings lol I’m not even sure why this is a debate
What a bunch of morons suggesting this lmao, he doesn't fit at all
We have good young guards and these idiots think he will pay Westbrook 47m at the age of 34 lmao
[–]Bulls lilmaldo 4 points 2 hours ago
[–]Magic lpeaden23 11 points 6 hours ago
Using all star selections for this argument is a joke. Kobe was getting voted as a starter even when he was out for the season and when it was clear it was his last season. Essentially, he was making the all star team off popularity alone. Damian on the other hand was notably snubbed 2 years.
[–][PHI] Joel Embiid jakrictel 16 points 8 hours ago
He made them the most unstoppable team since Bill Russell’s Celtics in the 60s. They weren’t losing a championship with this core. It took them losing Durant and Klay in Game 6 for Toronto to win, and Toronto won by 4 in Game 6.
[–]Starksgoon 26 points 7 hours ago
[–]Lakers _paroxysms 11 points 5 hours ago
You gotta take into account Lillard had more seasons. Lillard barely missed games in his 7 seasons. Kobe missed around 2 seasons in his 6 seasons for the decade and still got the both all stars. Meanwhile, Lillard was averaging 27 ppg and didn’t even make all nba or all star. Lillard definitely had the better decade.
[–][OKC] Russell Westbrook Anti_Matur 47 points 9 hours ago
Most teams have retired players' numbers for much less
Only matter of time. They’ll work together. All these people saying he’s gonna get traded to a rebuilding team are dumb as shit.
[–][GSW] Kevin Durant ThenVariety 238 points 9 hours ago
Kobe and Wade are weird but I can’t immediately think of someone to replace them. As for Giannis, even Rose has an arguably better decade.
[–]Mavericks sprawljawnz 85 points 8 hours ago
Man Pistons would be fucking dope to cheer for with Blake, D Rose and Westbrook with Casey.
[–][MIA] Jason Williams WhoopingKing 700 points 8 hours ago
[–]PretentiousPoster 47 points 8 hours ago
kahwi has no business being 1st team
No joke I’m an immediate Pistons fan if that happens.
[–]Rockets rfreho 132 points 7 hours ago
[–]Thunder Senseisntsocommon 104 points 10 hours ago
Yeah, doesn’t make any sense
He’d look real good in Detroit next to Blake. Russ / Galloway / Kennard /Blake / Adams with Rose as 6th man and finishing games at the 2. That would be a top 4 team in the east.
[–]dogfoodlid 57 points 7 hours ago
[–]NBA EmmettRapaportNBA 950 points 9 hours ago
Who else had two or more Finals mvps in the decade?
For everyone saying Miami -- the Heat have 5 1st-round picks over next 7 years, but owe 1sts to OKC in 2021 (unprotected) and 2023 (lottery protected through 2025, unprotected in 2026). As a result, for at least the next 4 years, they won’t be able to trade a future 1st-round pick unconditionally until 2028.
I also was surprised
[–]harmonic- 30 points 9 hours ago
3 team deal?
[–]Rockets rfreho 119 points 7 hours ago
Dude’s only been averaging over 20 for the last 3-4 years, also one can argue he didn’t deserve the first fmvp.
[–]Heat Bobb_o 424 points 9 hours ago
I can’t think of anyone specific but there have been better player this DECADE.
Don't doubt Riley.
[–]Heat Bobb_o 248 points 8 hours ago
[–]Rockets byRockets 24 points 7 hours ago
Did you miss how the Heat got Jimmy Butler with having no cap space entering FA?
First FMVP he was a role player, bunch of spurs players deserved it too.
Second FMVP he got lucky bc golden state lost everyone
[–]Bulls tfbillc 75 points 8 hours ago
Was just playing around with the trade machine thinking of a three way trade between OKC, Houston and Miami.
Chris Paul to Miami. Westbrook and James Johnson to Rockets. Dragic, Gordon and picks from HOU to Thunder.
[–]Clippers SlyHoooper 69 points 7 hours ago
The 2014 chip was a great team effort but he absolutely deserved fmvp cmon
[–]Heat squeakaz0id 16 points 8 hours ago
[–]En_lighten 39 points 5 hours ago
No thank you. CP3 is the worst.
Westbrook was better this decade, I think.
[–]sharklavapit 241 points 8 hours ago
[–]Raptors howdopearethedrops 41 points 6 hours ago
Rockets is exactly the team Westbrook fits in the WORST.
If it was 2015-2019 he's absolutely first team, but he didn't really do much in the first half of the decade outside of Finals MVP in 2014, which he really only got because of a 3 game hot streak to end the series.
Morey/D'ANtoni would have a heart attack with Westbrook playing for them
[–]Spurs Very-Original 24 points 5 hours ago
He’s not first team during that time. Dude didn’t even play one entire season during that span.
[–]EShy 11 points 7 hours ago
Heart Attack? Maybe that will force D'Antoni to retire and the Rockets will finally get a coach who can make adjustments in a playoff series
[–]bobbycurls 185 points 10 hours ago
I think Kawhi is a better player than Westbrook, but if we are talking all-decade team, I got Curry, Russ, Harden, LBJ, KD for my first team.
[–]Rockets talknojutsu312 301 points 9 hours ago
Knicks should trade for him
[–]Raptors lifecantgetyouhigh 227 points 9 hours ago
People acting like Kawhi has been a 2 way KD his whole career.
[–][NYK] Lance Thomas scmsf49 561 points 9 hours ago
yall dont even think before you post you just say dumb shit
[–]Bein_true 77 points 8 hours ago
We didn't want your overpaid old point guard, why would we want someone elses?
Or like he is now...
[–]Lakers AmnestyTHAT 65 points 8 hours ago
[–]Lakers suckerpunch085 7 points 8 hours ago
Kawhi went from being underrated to being overrated in one season. If you compare the regular seasons most of those players have had for years, he is wayy behind.
Golden state D'Lo for Westbrook!
[–]Lakers The_NA_Deft 38 points 8 hours ago
I personally don't think Kawhi is a top 5 player of this decade. Yes, he has two rings and two Finals MVP's, but that 1st ring and FMVP could have been won by any other player on this list if you replaced Kawhi with that player on the 2014 Spurs. On top of that, he has 3 All-NBA selections during this time period, which is tied for the lowest during this time period. I personally think Westbrook or CP3 deserve the 1st team selection because of how elite they've been this entire decade and not just the second half
[–][NYK] Kurt Thomas The_MadStork 1253 points 10 hours ago
r/nba about to be in shambles when Westbrook balls out under a competent coach
[–]Supersonics xRyuzakii 42 points 8 hours ago
I don’t see how Russ doesn’t get in the first team... he has been a monster since his first season in the league. He might not be better than kawhi or James now but has definitely been good for far longer
[–][POR] Kevin Duckworth IanCaesars 49 points 9 hours ago
I hope it will happen.
[–][CHA] Malik Monk CLTwolf 49 points 9 hours ago
That’s just not gonna happen. Westbrook is, in a lot of ways, set in stone as a player at this point. How easy do you think it would be to get a 31 year old former MVP that makes $40 million a year to actually move without the ball and not take so many bad shots?
[–]Thunder Ssumday_is_love 498 points 9 hours ago
Imagine him under Pop or Phil
[–][UTA] Adam Keefe jliv60 479 points 9 hours ago
Pop would die trying to get Westbrook's BBIQ caught up to his skill level. Some of Westbrook's habits would be hard to break
[–]Thunder TomagotchiPeakin 138 points 9 hours ago
That’s Russ in a nutshell. He knows what he should do he even tries the right things often his old habits just always outweigh them. Still my guy wherever he goes.
[–]Warriors athleticshark 137 points 9 hours ago
Westbrook already balls out
His issue is BBIQ and making adjustments
No one underestimates his skill. It is the other shit
[–][CLE] Manny Harris Swift_taco_mechanic 93 points 9 hours ago
A lot of people underestimate his skill cause he can’t shoot very well and that is completely fair
[–]76ers hk0125 21 points 8 hours ago
It’s not just poor shooting, it’s poor decision making both on offense and defense. I know OKC fans hate hearing this but as good as WB is, he doesn’t necessarily play winning basketball in the playoffs where every possession is crucial.
[–]Thunder Wes___Mantooth 495 points 9 hours ago
If he pulled it off Russ would be absolutely terrifying. Imagine if Russ had been under Pop from day 1.
[–][CHA] Robert Parish Bignova 14 points 6 hours ago
He'd be insane. Man was MVP without the help of incredible coaching. Give him one of the best coaches of all time ? its game over.
[–]Nuggets Seanis 62 points 8 hours ago
That version of Russ would be crazy, especially since they woulda had his shot way better with the best shooting coach in the league
[–]Thunder fryseyes 18 points 7 hours ago
And his off-ball movement would be completely different - that’s one of the most frustrating parts. Hurts his teammates so much when he just stands there.