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The gold ol' days...

There was a time when if I had league pass that I could watch these games and expect at least 10 highlights that would make me jump out of my seat. I'm not saying there are not players like this now, but this was a time when players would just amaze me. The only player to do this now on a consistent basis is Lebron. Therefore, I will ask your opinion....

 

First up,

Tracy McGrady

He was considered by some to be the best player in the NBA at times. Prior to all of his injuries he was one of the most exciting players to watch because he could do it all. He was more athletic than Kobe and also had a better long range shot. The most intriguing part of T-Mac's game was his swagger. He was so cool on the court and made it look to easy. It would be interesting to see how he'd be killing right now if he never got injured. After all, he is a year younger than Kobe.



 

Next....

Steve Francis

Steve Francis aka Stevie Franchise, was so exciting because of his ball handling skills in combination with his unreal athletic ability. He would break people's ankles and then dunk on the biggest man on the court on the same play.

 

Third

Vince Carter

Air Canada is the best dunker of all time. Hands down. If anyone says otherwise they need to be slapped. His athleticism just doesnt compare to anyone except Lebron in todays game. Even still I do not think Lebron's athleticism today is nowhere near Carter's.

 

Next

Allen Iverson

The Answer is probably one of the best scorers of all time. He is not even six feet tall and he was fearless. Ever since he came into the league he has been hated on for having too many tattoos or braids or a bad attitude. However he continued to prove all the haters wrong by showcasing his abilities on the court.

 

Last but not least

 Jason Williams

J-Dub aka White Chocolate, is probably my favorite player to watch of all time when he was on the kings. His moves were so unpredictable and just never knew what he was going to do next. He hand the most handles and best passing ability in the NBA.  He was so flashy and had the ability of being likable and hated at the same time. He has so much swagger as well.

 

It's sad that all of these players now are either retired, injured or washed up. These were some of my favorite players to watch in the late 90's and early 00's, but now it pains me to watch them (if they are still in the NBA.) I have to continue to watch these videos to remind me the of the good times when I could watch a game of any one of these players and just be in aw. Don't get me wrong, I love watching Kobe, Bron, and D. Wade but I think I like watching these five better even if they aren't good anymore.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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