Debates don’t stop in the NBA and even less when you try to compare one current player to one from the past or one version of one player to the best one of a veteran. Hypothetical scenarios make the hottest debates in the league and in recent hours, we saw one regarding former teammates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard.
During his best years, Howard was the best center in the NBA. He did a lot of great things with the Orlando Magic and even though his tenure with the team didn’t end the best way, Howard left his mark on the franchise, leading them to the NBA Finals.
One NBA fan brought up an old debate between Prime Dwight and current Anthony Davis, saying it was insulting for the former since he had led his team to the Finals in 2009 after beating the Big 3 Boston Celtics and LeBron James on his way to the big series.
This is insulting to Prime Dwight. He led his team to a Finals, beat the Big 3 Celtics and Lebron https://t.co/Ef1YkZNkvY
— Riddles (@NbaRiddles) June 2, 2020
Needless to say, that sparked a huge debate, with some fans saying Howard didn’t actually beat the Big 3 Celtics, others defending him and some claimed they would pick Anthony Davis regardless of what Howard did.
Kg was injured and the 2009 cavs without Lebron isn’t even a playoff team
— EliteBaller (@Eliteballer1195) June 2, 2020
Dwight tf, nigga beat big 3 Celtics and Lebron that’s tough Ad nice asf too but prime Dwight just different
— K.Lowe (@KhariLowe35) June 2, 2020
AD is overrated
— Brady Kitchen (@brady_kitchen) June 2, 2020
Did not beat the big 3 celtics KG was injured the entire series..Get it right
— Ichiro uchiha (@UchihaOverhaul) June 2, 2020
Have a strong feeling people who take AD didn’t watch prime Dwight. He was frightening
— LaBrawn (@CurrysLeftNut) June 3, 2020
No KG tho
— Dante🧖🏾♂️ (@dohntayy) June 3, 2020
AD because he’s much much better of an offensive player than Dwight
— Billy James (@BillyJames99) June 3, 2020
KG was hurt he did not beat the Celtics big 3
— 😜😺 (@BabyTrav5) June 3, 2020
And I’m still taking AD you’re smoking premium crack if not
— A$AP (@spaceghostperc) June 3, 2020
Still taking AD lol
— James (@James75945682) June 3, 2020
But have we even seen a prime AD?
— The G (@RDGaRrE) June 3, 2020
Yes, but the Magic had a WAAAAAYYYYY better team than anything the Pels put around AD
— Cafecito_con_leche 🇬🇹 (@_IsmaelCastro) June 3, 2020
You put AD on that Orlando squad they aren’t making it out of the first round
— DJ DoubleR (@RobertRomero97) June 3, 2020
Insulting? AD is on a 1 seeded team just getting going into the heart of his prime, I think you’re discounting just how good AD is just because he hadn’t been in the right opportunity yet in his career.
— Pistol Pete (@PeteOfTheMoment) June 3, 2020
Prime Dwight makes current AD look like Greg Oden
— KeenansTheGoat Bolt Up ⚡️⚡️⚡️ (@BoltsForL4FE) June 3, 2020
These debates have gotten hotter and hotter over the course of the years and nobody actually knows what could have happened if these two went at it during their best years. Last season they played together and we all witnessed what happened; they won a championship for the Lakers after a 10-year drought.