TIME wrote:Some fun old school / new school debates here.
I do know Kareem called Thurmond the toughest defender he ever faced.
I'll vote Russell on this poll, with Hakeem a valid argument.
Ha! I posted about Nate before reading other posts and just saw yours. Chamberlin said the same thing about Thurmond's defense. Nate was a monstrously great defender and not bad on the other end either. A great, hard working talent that was overshadowed by a couple very high profile hall of famers. He was a superb ballplayer and about as good defensively as it gets.