So I was sitting here on a normal Thursday night, and my wife starts to conversate with me about basketball, topics like what's going to happen with Lebron, and so I start to give her my thoughts on the whole thing.(I'm pretty lucky to have a wife that talks to me about basketball, I KNOW). Then she fire's off a question.
"Who's your favorite player of all time?"
It really got me thinking, Do I even have one? I lived in Arizona for 7 years and when Charles Barkley got traded to the Suns. I was a huge fan. I said to her that I liked Kevin Johnson and the whole suns team growing up (including Richard Dumas, Ainge, Majerle, etc, and I even admitted to crying in game 6 of the Finals in 1993 when John Paxon nailed the 3 to put the series away in the closing seconds. (I was only 11 years old).
Its kinda funny that Paul Westphal is the coach of the Kings now. I feel like maybe I have some bias to him as a coach too because of all those years ago. I also told her that I really liked white chocolate when he was with the Kings. The flash that guy played with turned so many heads and gave me some real pride, being a Kings fan.
So she asked me again, and my answer for right now was... "Tyreke Evans".
I know its pretty premature, but this guy is amazing, and maybe the fact that it feels like he is going to do some remarkable things for this franchise boosts my opinion of him.
I thought it would be interesting to find out what the STR viewpoint was on this subject.
"Who's your favorite player of all time?" and/or
"Do you feel like Tyreke is becoming that player for you?"