NBA / Mar 13, 2008 / 11:52 am

1-on-1 Tournament: Round 3 (Northwest)

IMAGE DESCRIPTION‘Melo (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

The Northwest Division second round saw just the second tie (according to readers’ votes tallied through Wednesday) in our 1-on-1 tournament, between Deron Williams and Brandon Roy. (The first tie was in the Ben Gordon vs. Danny Granger matchup in the Central Division first round.) In such cases we go to the Dime crew to settle, and the office declared Roy the winner by a close vote.

Going into the divisional semis, here are the rules: Straight 1-on-1, make it-take it, games to 11 (by ones and twos), all hypothetical. The six division winners will advance to the finals, with two of them getting a bye, just like the NFL playoffs. Vote in the comments section to determine the winners:

(1) Allen Iverson vs. (5) Brandon Roy
(2) Carlos Boozer vs. (3) Carmelo Anthony

Round 2 voting:
Iverson 40, Kirilenko 15
Williams 28, Roy 28
‘Melo 53, Okur 1
Boozer 39, Jefferson 15

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  • YOUNGFED

    AI
    Melo

  • YallAllReadyKnow

    “Biggups….to all my haters”

  • YallAllReadyKnow

    iverson
    carmelo

  • SparkyJ23

    AI
    ‘Melo

    Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to put the damn pipe down.

  • SparkyJ23

    AI
    ‘Melo

  • Prof. TX

    Iverson
    Anthony

  • Watt

    AI
    Melo

    Awready!!!

  • BxBaller

    I3 vs Melo in the Northwest final

  • dagwaller

    AI
    Melo

  • Marcus

    now that there are 6 votes for obvious winners the rest of us dont need to waste our time voting

  • Crabhands

    AI
    Melo

  • EJM

    Roy
    Melo

  • EKH

    Roy
    Melo

  • Khoa

    All Roy would need to do is back down AI.

    BRoy
    Melo

  • hahns

    ppl voting for broy are out of their minds.

    and melo takes it.

  • JFlash

    I think Roy vs AI would be closer than most think… And honestly, as quick as AI is, ROY would have a better chance stopping AI than AI would ROY. You got the height advantage, with ROY backing down AI. And I think ROY can get at least 1 or 2 stops on missed, contested lay-ins by AI. So, I’m taking

    ROY
    MELO

  • Fabian

    Brandon Roy

    Carmelo

  • Fabian

    Brandon Roy

    Melo

  • http://mikenaretta.wordpress.com Mike

    (1) Allen Iverson vs. (5) Brandon Roy – Brandon Roy. If AI was in his prime, it would be AI’s tourney to lose. But the fact is that AI isn’t what he used to be. AI gets eaten up by Brandon Roy in this match-up.

    (2) Carlos Boozer vs. (3) Carmelo Anthony – Carmelo Anthony. ‘Melo has too many moves on offense. Also, ‘Melo is a bit more athletic than Boozer. That is enough for him to take this match-up.

  • Brown

    Roy (just because Roy can actually defend and grab some rebounds)
    Anthony

  • Gareth

    AI Melo

  • quachy

    ROY

    MELO

  • phunkle

    ROY
    MELO

  • http://GeeC2.com GEE…What happens in Vegas really don’t stay there

    AI
    Melo

  • Minhny

    ROY

    MELO

  • diddy

    roy and melo

  • DWMT

    ROY
    MELO (MVP)

  • aj

    Roy
    Boozer

    Size always wins

  • rockstar

    ROY BABY!!!

  • RCW

    BRoy
    Melo

  • dw

    ROY vs MELO

  • bigdoggchad

    Answer
    Melo
    Melo is winning it all! Even Kobe said Melo was the toughest guy to guard in the L. I don’t remember which issue but it was in Dime.

  • sizedoesmatter

    Roy
    Anthony

  • flyp

    (1) Allen Iverson
    (3) Carmelo Anthony

  • K Dizzle

    AI

    Melo

  • conniefreid

    Roy
    Melo

  • Juanito

    Answer
    Melo

    I hope Dime isn’t counting these choobs who vote multiple times under different names. How the hell did Boozer make it this far anyway? Dude needs some of that Proactiv shit btw…

  • darkwingduck

    Roy vs Melo

  • JFlash

    DirtyJuanito… are you referring to all these people voting for AI?

  • dirtyjuanito

    roy and melo

  • Easy W

    AI

    Mello

  • imphillip

    roy, melo

  • frozentoothpick

    melo
    roy

  • bob

    Brandon Roy

  • D Rob

    ROY
    MELO

  • jiinxsta

    ROY

    MELO

  • blazerhonk

    roy
    boozer

  • JFlash

    Damn, rip city is out in full effect

  • Don Dizzle

    Easy

    ROY
    MELO

  • Raynmann

    AI
    Melo

  • John McP

    BRoy
    Boozer

  • Dip Set City

    I swear people are voting for Roy under different names. This is ridiculous. Roy beating AI 1 on 1 is laughable. The AI haters come out again.

    Iverson

    Melo

  • Jimmy Henchmen

    AI
    Anthony

  • JFlash

    Please tell me how AI would guard Roy… Roy has handles and at least 6 inches on him… I love AI, but there is a reason people include him in the discussion for best guard 6′ and under. There is a need to differentiate between the best guards and the best guards under 6 feet. Size does matter, especially in a 1 on 1 tourney.

  • dave

    roy
    melo

  • mayster

    roy
    melo

  • petrch7

    Roy, Melo

  • cooter

    AI
    Melo

  • Pony Boy

    AI
    Melo

  • Clean Yo skank a**

    AI Melo

  • Ricky Retardo

    AI
    MELO FO SHO MOFOSS!

  • Your Girl Banged Spitzer

    Allen Iverson

    Caramelo Antnoy

  • Celts Fan

    AI, MELO

  • Baustin Urton

    answer
    melo
    word

  • Brett Weir

    AI
    Melo

  • BlazeMcHerbs

    AI
    MELO

  • Juanito

    lol@59

  • Casey

    Roy
    Carmelo

  • Chris

    AI
    Boozer

  • DumberMcDumberson

    B.ROY
    BOOZER

  • J

    AI
    Melo

  • M.Balla

    AI
    Melo

    D-Will vs. AI will be tough… But BRoy is so overrated that is not even funny.

  • UDub Love

    Brandon Roy
    Carmelo Anthony

  • http://psinapticapotheosis.org Amar

    damn, Roy over D-Will . . . ouch. I didn’t know that Roy is avg. a double double, and shooting 51% from the field, and 39% from three . . .

    btw, they both are making 19 ppg, but deron be doing it more efficiently.

  • Kyle

    AI
    MELO

  • What is this!?

    I’m going with AI over Roy. Iverson is so disrespected its not even funny. I think AI being the alpha dog he is will pick up his defense vs Roy and it will be a rap. I don’t even see how Brandon Roy even made it past D-Will. Iverson is arguably the best 1 on 1 player in the league (and one of the quickess) and I can’t stand when people say “he’s not the player he used to be”. Dude leads the league in minutes played, leads his team in ppg, assists and steals…what else does he need to do for you? Dude’s still playing in his prime! Give it a rest already. STOP THE HATE IN 08′!!!!

    And yes “Dip set city”…I think there might be a some people voting under different screennames (check the IP addresses before you calculate the votes DIME, LOL) because there are a lot of wierd looking screennames in here that i’ve never seen before, I understand new people come to sites everyday and everyone has their own opinion, but damn, stop it already.

    I think that Melo and Boozer would be closer then some might think. Boozer is a beast and Melo doesn’t play a lick of defense either (the way some claim Iverson doesn’t), so that would be a match up I would like to see. With that said, i’ll still go with Melo….slightly.

    AI and Melo

  • Rod

    AI
    Melo

  • ML

    AI
    Melo

    AI Wins a close 1 with B-Roy.
    Melo wins a close 1 also against Booze.

  • daquest?on

    AI: the best 1 on 1 player on the league
    Melo

  • the cool

    both nuggets

  • lafish

    roy
    melo

  • whydusaythat

    Roy would kill iverson in a one on one contest anyday. Just the height advantage is enough. Roy is the most underated player (by fans) in the league. hes in his second year and ai is in like his 30th or sometin like that

    ROY
    Mello

  • Denverwillnotmaketheplyoffs

    B. Roy wins over A.I (he can back AI down, take him to the basket or shoot over the top of him, pick your poison)…..all you Denver fans/Blazer haters are myopic, if you even know what that means. The Nuggs will not even make the playoffs with what you all consider to be the two best one-on-one players in the division. Explain that for me. Have fun playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle to Portland for at least the next 6-10 years!

  • frans

    B-roy
    Melo

    I really don’t know why people think so highly of ai (yep, lower case). He’s not a team player, and he historically shoots just around 43%. Nothing all that spectacular. If it weren’t for all the mystery calls that he gets throughout a game his stats wouldn’t be anything special. Not these days anyways.

  • theglide

    B Roy
    C Boozer

  • official

    Roy
    Melo

  • Natedogg

    If Broy gets the ball first…11-0. I don’t think AI would be able to stop “The Natural”!

    Melo takes it in a close one over Boozer.

  • twggy

    Broy
    melo

  • PDX

    This is a no brainer:

    Brandon Roy

    and

    Carmelo Anthony

    End of story.

  • pcrackenhead

    B Roy
    C Boozer

  • MoLo

    broy
    melo

  • CHP

    Anyone that actually thinks that AI is better then Brandon hasn’t actually watched Brandon play ball. Brandon should win this hands down. But, like Barkley said of the All Star selection “There are to many idiots out there voting that don’t know anything about basketball”

    And Carmelo is another easy call. Boozer is a good player but not even in the same league (shouldn’t be) as Mello.

  • proj11

    easy:
    BRANDON ROY

    sadly:
    melo

  • geno

    I say:

    Roy
    Melo

  • link

    Roy, Melo.

  • AND-1

    Okay, I agree that someone is in here hating. Lol, its either A.)Brandon Roys 2 fans or B.)some hateful Denver Nuggets fans, thats right i’ve seen some of you hateful fans online. Just trying to get Iverson out the tournement so he won’t go up against Melo.

    Brandon Roy barely deserved to even be in the All Star game, I think B Diddy should have taken his spot. I don’t care how much taller B. Roy is over Iverson. As mentioned, Iverson is said to be the best one on one player in the league, thats said by real NBA players not a bunch of people sitting around the computer. Combine that with how quick he is and how great of a scorer he is and there really is no competition. Brandon can barely gaurd Iverson in a regular team game, what makes you think he could gaurd him one on one? Please. Iverson wins this, and tells all the haters to kick rocks.

    I also agree that Iverson is the same player he always was. He is 3rd in scoring and in the top ten in about three other catagories. He is number one in points in the paint, which means he is as aggresive as he ever was. People said the same things about KG last season, that he wasn’t the same player. Those guys are the same players in different uniforms and just because they are in a different team setting doesn’t make them any different then the players they always have been. That shit has to get on those players nerves, because it gets on mine.

    And even though I think Carmelo is starting to look overrated, I think that he would win over Boozer but not by much. It will all come down to defensive stops and if Melo is hot that day.

  • Allen Iverson

    Roy
    Anthony

  • ItsMrHarris2u

    Roy
    Anthony

  • What is this!?

    Dime…check these IP addresses. LOL!!! Dime should start banning people that post under different screennames. Real talk, because its not that serious.

    Vote(hate) once and then move it along. Its more then obvious that someone is in here playing, i’m sure the people at Dime are not stupid enough to think that this many people would vote for Roy over Iverson. Maybe a few insane people (Blazer fans or a crazy Carmelo fan that just doesn’t want Iverson to win), but not this many. Get lives and go watch a Blazer game or something like it. You making fools of yourselves.

  • http://kowtz.blogdrive.com kowtz

    Ai gets the first rack… scores one… outs… scores two on a long three… outs… scores on a floater and triple bounces off the rim… Roy gets the boards and backs AI down for 11 straight points…

    finals score:

    Roy 11 – AI 3…

    Melo…

  • dallen

    B Roy

    Boozer

  • clem

    it’s brandon roy over ai. ai is a shadow of his former self, like some have pointed to. have any of you that voted for ai over broy, ever seen brandon play? i work at the rose garden every single home game and have been atonished at the ease in which he gets the paint and finishes with an insane amount of contact. ai on the other hand get fouls called because casper is guardin him and he overly initiates the contact. now i know people in here that voted for ai will think i am hating on him, but the fact is, the guy has been dropping in his production and it happens when two ballhogs are on the same team. anyway, 1 on 1 roy is deadly (youtube that right hand to left hand layup, where he faked parker out of his socks, and abused bosh and humphries), that is one of his bevy of plays. anyway, ROY over ai.

    and melo over boozer. they both kinda beast but melo has the better handles

  • Gavin

    Broy
    Melo

  • petrch7

    RIPCITY baby

  • TD

    Iverson

    Boozer

  • BrianFromWA

    Roy, Anthony

    The thing that may keep it close is that AI gets to hack more is a streetball setting…but once Roy figures he can get rough with AI too, I don’t see him able to stop Roy from backing him down. AI’s got a good crossover (not nearly as good a first step as he once had), but Roy’s got good recovery and a height advantage of at least 6″. Aside from the crossover, AI’s got the “going left and shooting right” in the lane thing that works in a game, but doesn’t work more than once or twice in 1-on-1. I got Roy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd Dip Set City

    If Roy gets more votes than Iverson this “tournament” loses whatever credibility it ever had.

  • James

    Roy Roy
    Carmelo

  • petrch7

    Dip set,

    So the tourney loses credibility if the outcome doesn’t match your opinion? If that’s the case, why even hold a vote? I suppose you would prefer that everyone shares your views… you can always start your own blog and have AI winning your own imaginary tournament

  • petrch7

    ps

    If iverson wins, this tournament loses whatever credibility it had…

    lol

  • Slim Pickens

    AI
    Melo

  • What is this!?

    Quit posting under different screennames losers! LOL!!!

    And “clem”…GTFOH with the “Iverson is a shadow of his former self” BS. This issue has already been pointed out and addressed. Dude is having one of his best seasons and has some of the best stats in the league. So if he’s “lost a step”…then EVERYONE in the league has. Tired of you silly ass people.

    And to “BrianfronWA” if you watched any Nuggets games you would know that Iverson still crosses people up on the regular, first step and all. Just because people haven’t hit the ground yet this season doesn’t mean they are not effected. He’ll cross your ass up, thats all you need to worry about… Why am I even wasting my time….you are one of the same people posting under different screennames. LOL!! I’m out!

  • What is this!?

    ^^I have to say that I don’t know which player is more Loved/Hated on in the league…Iverson or Kobe. SMH

  • What is this!?

    One more thing…Dime, if I come back here next week and see a Roy vs Melo Finals…i’m swinging. LMAO!!!! “Dipset” is right, this tournament will lose all its credibility. Check those IP addresses, because its obvious whats going on! C*O*N*S*P*I*R*A*C*Y!!

  • Belcario

    Iverson (easy)

    Melo (even easier)

    Real talk from Bermuda…first post, glad to join in fellas.

  • 2 Easy

    AI vs Melo, we’ve been waitin. Dont get me wrong I kno Roy is young and talented but see my Rudy Gay argument, he’s not ready to take off the man yet whoo (Ref Ric Flair) I personally have Melo winnin this bracket but I could be wrong

  • tealish

    AI (far too quick and skilled) 11-5
    Boozer (his lefty righty combos will have the defensively-challenged Melo completely out of his jockstrap)

  • blazers2009

    AI – Come on fellow Portland fans, let’s get real. Roy takes it a couple years down the line though
    Melo – 1 on 1 is his game.

  • Brandon Roy

    DNF – i wont show up..
    Melo

    im too scared to play the greatest little man of all time… where would my career go after getting toasted by someone 7inches shorter than me…..

  • BRoy’s mom

    Come on guys, even >>>I

  • the cool

    someone’s spamming for sure (either a broy fan or an ai hater), there’s 117 comments above this one. the tournament with the next most comments is the central one, which only has 71 and was posted a day earlier and so people had a whole day more to vote for it

  • karan

    Allen Iverson
    Carmelo Anthony

  • Top Gun

    AI
    Boozer

  • JFlash

    For your Roy haters… can you compare the all-star performances between Roy and AI please? I think you’ll enjoy it.

  • itiswhatitis!

    Why do you have to be such a hater JFlash?

  • doc

    ai vs melo

  • Oregoden

    broy & melo

  • JFlash

    From a John Hollinger article on ESPN:

    “One other record has a greater than 50-50 shot at falling in the next few years: John Havlicek’s record for career field goal misses, which stands at 13,417. Havlicek’s mark is under assault from both Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant. Bryant has a 69.5 percent shot, but Iverson is likely to get there first — he’s at 71.3 percent. There’s a decent chance that within half a decade Hondo will be down to third on the list.”

  • Jacob

    Roy
    Boozer

    both easy choices.

  • Mike

    Roy
    Mello

  • Cool Hand Roy

    Roy Roy Roy Roy Roy Roy
    Melo

  • Cool Hand Roy

    Brandon FREAKING Roy
    Melo

  • Allen Iverson

    Roy would destroy little ai.
    Melo Yellow

  • Jhon

    Brandon Roy
    Melo

  • DrTom

    ROY and Melo

  • JFlash

    Dime needs to post on Brandon Roy more often… look at the turnout!

  • Rick James

    Brandon Barthalumuel Vincent Gebroni Clarence Roy The VII.

    Roy get’s Melo’s vote too just for the fact that he makes all other players around him better. Melo and AI just make all the other players around them pass them the ball.

  • Paul Allen

    Roy
    Melo

  • Ruuudddddyyyyy

    Roy

    Melo

  • Mr. Fernandez

    ROY > AI
    MELO > BOOZER

    I vote Roy and the candy-bar guy…

  • Melo

    Roy

    Me

  • Pritch-Slapp!!!!!!!

    ..SSSLAAAAAPPPp! Roy by 11

    Melo by 2… after not landing a punch and running away.

  • Mo Lucas

    Roy
    Von Wafer

  • JFlash

    Pritch-Slapp!!!

    Hahahahahaha now that was some funny shiz!

  • Wizard

    I got Roy and Melo.

    AI / Roy matchup is an interesting one. I agree AI could take over with an offensive spurt, esp. with winner takes ball. But AI’s outside shot is gonna be negated to some extent by Roy’s size. Given roughly equal handles I give the edge to Roy, but could go either way on any given day. Melo is a no brainer imo, big enough to bother bozer just enough, and Mlo is one of the purest scorers in the league.

  • Travis Outlaw

    Roy

    Melo

  • SegiooooooooOOooooOo God an Air Ball!!!

    Reeoooy

    *hack*

    Melo

  • pubert jones

    Roy
    Boozer

    Seriously, why is Melo winning this with such an overwhelming margin? Boozer is one of the best defensive players in the league, and wouldn’t be afraid to rough up Carmelo. It would at least be a close game.

    …Although, I’d love to see Ron Artest play Carmelo one-on-one. That would be a matchup for the ages.

  • Jarret Jack

    Roy

    Booz Cruise

  • Jarret Jack

    Roy
    Booz Cruise

  • JFlash

    Hey if anyone is spamming for Roy, please stop. I think he can with legit votes.

  • James Jones

    Roy

    Boozer

  • legit votes

    Roy

    Boozer

  • The Natural Rules

    Roy

    Melo

    No questions on either!!!!

  • petrch7

    Ok, so there’s half the blazers roster. Where’s Joel Przybilla, Lamarcus Aldridge, Martell Webster, or Nate McMillan.

  • Florence Nightingale

    You Tards! AI would kill Roy 1 on 1.

    Melo

  • http://blazersedge.com AP

    ROY/MELO

  • Ray

    Roy (Bigger, stronger, could stop A.I)

    Melo (Too good on the offensive end for Boozer to stop him)

  • bobox

    Roy

    Melo

  • Horice

    Gotto go with Roy. AI is just to old and slow to defend him.

    Melo

  • Tom

    Roy and Boozer

  • Alan

    Roy and Melo

    AI in his prime would win it, but he ain’t in his prime anymore

  • Shinobi

    I could beat AI 1on1. He’s a horrible defender. Period.

    Roy
    Boozer

  • sillee

    Def Broy

    anthony

  • wtf

    Roy

    Booze Cruze

  • Crazy Dancing Lady From the Rose Garden

    Miss Cleo says is Roy… and the McThuget

  • Tron

    Roy & Melo

  • sillee

    BRoy

    anthony

  • sillee

    I didn’t mean to post twice.
    ignore the sencond. thanks

  • rivercityransom

    ROY – better all around game

    Boozer – Melo can only shoot/

  • http://www.blazers.com ddude

    BRoy
    Melo

  • The Graduate

    BRoy

    Boozer

  • KMD

    ROY
    ‘melo

  • Ducks 4 Huskies

    B-Roy in a landslide. Roy has one of the best first steps in the league, in addition to size. This is too easy. Refs can’t bail you out in a 1 on 1 game, AI.

    Boozer too. He’s just too tall.

  • Brandon Roy is better than Teen Wolf

    Brandon’s got this. I mean, what’s Iverson going to do? It’ll be like a gnat trying to defend Zeus.

    Melo, his mid-range game will set it up.

  • Ted

    Roy over AI, one on one Roy will get better looks on offense than will AI. Defense wins this one.

    Melo over Boozer, unless Melo is smoking his buddies left behinds in his backpack, in which case Boozer would barely edge out the victory.

  • EyyFonzie

    Roy
    Melo

    an in-his-prime AI would probably be a different story. But Roy has height and strength advantages while both are proabably going to be able to drive on one another…rebounding and posting up for a couple easy baskets gives the victory to roy

  • matthew

    Roy
    Boozer

  • Bob

    Roy and Melo

  • Is it tomorrow yet?

    I’d say Roy and Melo.

    Roy would just post AI up and overpower him. Maybe a 25 y/o Iverson would win, but I have to go with BRoy.

  • Ryan McDougall

    Roy and Mello

  • Shyam

    AI
    Melo

  • http://ORL Blazers Fan

    Roy-Defense and size wins this one
    Boozer-Again, Boozer has a lot of size over Melo

  • bigEdoubleG

    roy baby

  • Nuggets fan

    Brandon Roy over Allen Iverson even though I’m a nuggets fan, simply because Roy does it all and I we were better without Iverson. Were not even in the playoffs
    And of course MELO!!!

  • Jason

    Roy
    Boozer

    The other 2 don’t play defense.

  • Tim

    Roy
    Melo

  • Dan

    Roy
    Melo

  • Joey

    Roy
    Melo

  • clem

    What is this?! are you seriously calling me out in a blog about opinions? honestly? thats just laughable. look at post below me, they state some of the same things i said, AI is old! He gets bailed out by refs because of his career fta being like 9-10 a game. answer me this, HOW WILL HE DEFEND ROY? HOW? whats that? silence because you don’t know? exactly, since when has iverson ever been deemed a defensive player? i’ve never heard ever. i believe most people who have voted for ai are just fairweather fans/or are unable to see there are better players in the league. so, go see brandon roy play, he is the prototypical do everything guard. ai just scores. multifaceted games are far superior.

    even melo knows not of defense, just of some simplistic 2-3 zone he learned at Cuse. Only reason i chose melo over boozer is because if melo gets first, all it is is a cross over and step back from about 15-18 on the wings.

  • clem

    ^^^ by below i meant below my first post. by the way what does GTFOH mean? get the fuck off him?

  • Dave

    B. Roy and C. Anthony NO doubt!

  • Erica

    Melo and B. Roy

    Anyone but Boozer the Loozer! Can you say, OVER RATED!!

  • Jeff

    Melo
    Roy

  • Andy B

    B-roy
    Melo

  • Amanda B

    B-Roy the boy toy
    Carmelo

  • (Josh)

    Broy is Iverson in his prime, and melo could school in 99 different ways

    Broy
    Melo

    No question.

  • Afost

    ROY
    Melo

  • ASLAS

    ROY
    Melo

  • Mark

    AI
    Melo

  • Bonzi Wells

    AI
    Melo

  • Chris

    AI
    Melo

  • dshaw

    AI

    Melo

  • Andrew

    Roy
    Melo

  • hoodieNation

    last!