Rooscooter wrote:Frazier played a lot of 2 in his days in NY with Monroe..... He's a combo guard at worst...
Dantley played 2 and 3 but rarely played "guard".... he was more of a post player but was listed as a guard quite a bit.
Maravich revolutionized the game...... without him Magic might not have existed in the way he did. One of the most talented and driven players to ever suit up.... He played in an era where moving to a championship ready team was nearly impossible..... he took teams to the playoffs that had no business being there..... I don't count "team accomplishments" when comparing players...... if that was a consideration why isn't Horry one of the all time greats?..... I had the pleasure of watching him play and he was every bit as good as Magic with the ball in his hands and a great scorer as well.... not many if any have ever possessed his skill set... the only others to be as well rounded are Kobe and Jordan IMHO.....
Frazier was a point in my book, but if you want to list him as a combo then that's fine. We're not talking about that really, we're talking about where Reggie ranks.
Dantley: Guards can work in the post (see: Kobe and Jordan). But see above for my thoughts ^^.
I don't think you can simply discount the importance of winning a championship. That's not something idle that just happens with a great team. It takes a great leader, sometimes two, maybe three. Kobe and Jordan lead their team to titles, something Maravich didn't do and those two deserve credit for it. Maravich was great, I've watched the games he played and he was a lot of fun to watch. Someone kind of like him to me is Paul or Bird. Very good with the ball in his hand and able to attack from a lot of angles. He could score and he could find the open man. But again, he never was the one leading his team to the promise land and to me that deserves extra praise. I rank him below those two.
Anway, back on to the topic of where REGGIE ranks, not Maravich.