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ALL TIME STARTING FIVE

Give an all time starting five for you team. Charlotte

PG - Baron Davis- was a monster in his prime for charltote
SG - Eddie Jones - great defender and jump shooter
SF- Glen Rice- Knock down shooter
PF Larry Johnson - perfect tweener
PF- Alonzo Morning / perfect shot blocker

6 and 7th man off Bench
Mugsy
C- Vlade/ great post passer would fit well with zo


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I'm going to leave out old

I'm going to leave out old guys like George McGinnis and Mel Daniels, and go with the players I've actually had a chance to watch.

PG: Mark Jackson
SG: Reggie Miller
SF: Ron Artest (the prime version)
PF: Jermaine O'Neal
C: Rik Smits

6th Man: Danny Granger

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Suns

Steve Nash
Dan Marjerle
Shawn Marion
Charles Barkley
Amare Stoudemire

6th man: Kevin Johnson

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No right or wrong answers,

No right or wrong answers, but you cant leave out jay Kidd my man. Or remember joe johnson was a beast there

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I'm only using guys who

I'm only using guys who suited up in a SONICS uniform, that means no Russell, since he was drafted as a Sonic but never played as a Sonic.

PG. Gary Payton
SG. Ray Allen
SF. Kevin Durant
PF. Shawn Kemp
C. Jack Sikma

Bench Rotation:

Dennis Johnson
Hersey Hawkins
Detlef Schrempf
Freddy Brown
Sam Perkins

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Sonics

What a lineup maybe only 4 teams thats better than that lineup lakers,boston,bulls, magic

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Lenny Wilkens?

...maybe?

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I like the Sonics list

I know Ray Allen is a great player, but the prospect of starting Gary Payton and Dennis Johnson two of the best defensive guards of their respective eras, is tantalizing. A frontcourt of Durant and Kemp would have the rest of the NBA running scared.

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yeah this team would be

yeah this team would be absolutely nuts, and I had trouble deciding whether or not to start DJ for that exact reason. Believe me, on this imaginary Sonics team, DJ gets plenty of run in a small ball lineup with Kemp at the 5.

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Magic Penny Tracy Grant Dwigh

Magic

Penny
Tracy
Grant
Dwight
Shaq

yikes

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Wow that's really a bad ass

Wow that's really a bad ass lineup. Sad that Penny, Grant and T-Mac all had this injuries. To me one of the best lineups from all of this here. The prime versions of them would have been absolutely unstoppable!

Sad that none of them really had really been long with the Magic or had been plaqued by injuries in their prime.

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Toronto Raptors: PG: Damon

Toronto Raptors:

PG: Damon Stoudamire
SG: Vince Carter
SF: Tracy McGrady
PF: Chris Bosh
C: Antonio Davis

Bench:
DeMar Derozan
Rudy Gay
Marcus Camby
Jose Calderon
Kyle Lowry
Andrea Bargnani
Morris Peterson

Considered leaving off Gay and Lowry because they haven't been around as long but...
This is what I'd say for the Raptors.
Could have put Alvin Williams, Oakley, Doug Christie in this as well.

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Celtics

PG: Bob Cousy
SG: Paul Pierce
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Kevin McHale
C: Bill Russell

6th Man: John Havlicek - Probably the best 6th man in NBA history

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rockets

Pg: Steve Francis
Sg: James Harden
Sf: Tracy McGrady
Pf: Moses Malone
C: Hakeem Olajuwon
Bench:
Yao Ming
Ralph Sampson
Elvin Hayes
Kenny Smith
Cuttino Mobley
Shaine Battier
Robert Horry

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No Calvin?

Calvin Murphy is an all-time great... Better than Kenny, Cuttino, and Franchise

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clyde

umm clyde drexler?

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Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS Grizzlies

I like what fcb did and only took guys from his city, so no Big Country or Shareef for me.

Here is my team:

Starters:

PG: Mike Conley Jr.
SG: Tony Allen
SF: Shane Battier
PF: Zach Randolph
C: Marc Gasol

Bench:

PG: Jason Williams
SG: OJ Mayo
SF: Mike Miller
PF: Rudy Gay
C: Pau Gasol

Reserves:

PG: Kyle Lowry
SF: James Posey
C: Lorenzen Wright

I am counting guys who I thought were good when they played for us. So, sorry, no Allen Iverson. No Damon Stoudemire who actually did play very well for us, but he wasn't in his prime. Kyle Lowry was was erratic when he played for us (still is) but he was a great little cannon ball who got to the basket. Would be a PERFECT third point guard on this team behind MC, Jr. and J-Will.

I am starting Shane Battier over Rudy Gay since Shane is a bit more reliable on 3 pointers (especially from the corners) and is a better defender all-around. He also moves the ball well and is a solid rebounder. He was very good during his prime here and was still very effective during the 2011 run.

And, call me crazy, but I am taking 2011 Z Bo (the guy was a FORCE) as a starting power forward over Pau Gasol. More intense, a better rebounder, and a much better low post weapon. Pau is a better shot blocker, a better passer, and can also play center but I am giving the nod to a vintage Zach Randolph.

At shooting guard, I love the way Tony Allen plays with this team, especially going against a scoring phenom like Kobe or Kevin Durant. Then we can bring OJ Mayo off the bench for offense, shooting, and even some ball handling. OJ thrived off the bench in 2011 providing a much needed offensive spark.

My bench is entertaining as hell with J-Will throwing passes, Rudy Gay there to finish, Mike Miller a threat from anywhere and also a solid passer, and OJ Mayo as a perfect third or fourth option. Pau would be an ideal big man off the bench with a variety of moves. He is also a solid defender and a great passer. You can't get a much better bench than J-Will, OJ, Rudy, Mike Miller, and Pau. Great offense, with some pretty good length. Not the toughest team but they can score with anybody. These guys can pass too.

As I said before, Kyle Lowry is my third point guard getting the nod over a washed-up AI, a pretty solid Damon Stoudemire, and Jerryd Bayless.

I also have James Posey here who gave us some very good years. He was Tony Allen before Tony Allen. Great length for defense and toughness. He could also stretch the floor with the 3 point shot. He gives this team yet another defensive ace.

My last guy is Lorenzen Wright who played in Memphis in high school, college, and then in the pros as our first good center for the Memphis edition of the Grizzlies. He played hard and hustled. He could bang inside, rebound, block shots, and score. He also had some monster games for us as a fixture for the Hubie Brown-led Pau, Batter, Miller, and J-Will teams.

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I respect your opinion... but

I respect your opinion... but I really don't see how Jason Williams could be Conley's substitute...

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Bucks

PG - Oscar Robertson
SG - Ray Allen
SF - Marques Johnson
PF - Terry Cummings
C - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

6th - Sidney Moncrief (Wanted to put him on there because of his great defense, but it is hard to take Ray Allen out of the starting lineup)
7th - Glenn (the big dog) Robinson
8th - Michael Redd
9th - Bob Dandridge
10th - Paul Pressey

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I think you should have

I think you should have included Vin Baker before be turned into Gin Baker.

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Rocket Man forgot about Clyde

Rocket Man forgot about Clyde Drexler. Rockets have had some greats throughout the years. And look at the centers! Hakeem, Ralph Sampson, Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes, and Yao Ming!

My NBA team before Orlando drafted Penny Hardaway (and before the Grizzlies showed up in Memphis) was the LA Lakers.

The Lakers all-time team is incredible.

Starters:

PG: Magic Johnson
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Elgin Baylor
PF: Pau Gasol
C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Bench:

PG: Nick Van Exel
SG: Jerry West
SF: Michael Cooper
PF: James Worthy
C: Shaquille O'Neal

Reserves:

SG: Gail Goodrich
SG: Byron Scott
C: Wilt Chamberlain

You know the Lakers are loaded when the Minny guys like George Mikan are left off and the team still features THREE of the FOUR best all time centers with Wilt being the third stringer here. Honorable mention here to Vlade Divac who would probably be the third string center AT LEAST for any other team.

Other than center there are a ton of guards here with Magic, Kobe, West, Goodrich, and Byron Scott. I have Nick Van Exel as my backup point guard (thought about putting Goodrich at that spot) because he had infinite range, and could score with anyone when he got hot. He also quarterbacked the very entertaining, solid (and dangerous) Lake Show teams, keeping the Lakers relevant between the Showtime Era and the Shaq/Kobe mini dynasty. Not too many power forwards here, with Pau Gasol being the best. Worthy gets the nod as the back up stretch four. Michael Cooper is here for defense, dunking, and 3 pointers. Bill Simmons is now talking about guys with the DDT (defense, dunks, and threes). Cooper was doing it almost 30 years ago. Byron Scott is my last guy in, barely beating out Eddie Jones and AC Green.

The LA Lakers all-time squad features a who's-who of basketball royalty. I will take this all-time franchise team over anyone, INCLUDING the all-time Celtics squad.

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King Calucha, Conley has had

King Calucha,

Conley has had 15 playoff wins in his Grizzlies career. J-Will had zero. Conley is also better at defense and doesn't turn the ball over. THIS YEAR's Mike Conley has been one of the most effective point guards in the league.

Hey, I also left Rudy Gay out of the starting lineup and he has more "talent" than Shane Battier, but I wanted Shane's defense and heady play in the starting lineup.

That also makes for a great second unit of J-Will, OJ Mayo, Rudy, Mike Miller, and Pau Gasol.

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New Orleans/Utah Jazz

PG- Stockton
SG- Pistol Pete Maravich (mostly played during the New Orleans years, one of the best shooters/scorers in NBA history regardless)
SF- Andrei Kirilenko
PF- Malone
C- Mark Eaton

Bench:
6. Deron Williams (6th man)
7. Jeff Hornacek
8. Adrian Dantley
9. Carlos Boozer
10. Mehmet Okur
11. Paul Millsap
12. Bryon Russell

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bulls: rose jordan pipen rodm

bulls:

rose
jordan
pipen
rodman
noah

at any point in time? it would be stacked and hard to choose bench players

deng/artest
boozer/kukoc
harper/jalen/gordon/armstrong
nate/sloan/kirk/kerr
wallace/gilmore/chandler/miller

scalabrine

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Chicago Bulls

PG: Derrick Rose
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: Joakim Noah

Bench:
Jerry Sloan
Artis Gilmore
Luol Deng

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Artis Gilmore would start

Artis Gilmore would start over Noah

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Right

I love me some Noah but Gilmore is a HOF player, I don't think Noah will be, borderline but no.

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Miami Heat PG: Tim

Miami Heat

PG: Tim Hardaway
SG: Dwyane Wade
SF: Lebron James
PF: Alonzo Mourning
C: Shaquille O'Neal

Bench:
Chris Bosh
Glen Rice
Steve Smith
Rony Seikaly
Eddie Jones
Lamar Odom
Caron Butler

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Cavs

It's tough to pin down a starting 5ive from a franchise's history but here goes.

PG: Mark Price
SG: Austin Carr
SF: LeBron James
PF: Larry Nance
C: Brad Daugherty
6th man: Kyrie Irving

Irving misses out mainly due to respect, Irving's story has just begun so it wouldn't be fair to put him ahead of Price or Carr after just finishing his second season.

Honourable mention: Zydrunas Ilgauskas, John Williams, World B. Free

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Portland

PG: Terry Porter
SG: Brandon Roy
SF: Clyde Drexler
PF: Mychal Thompson
C: Bill Walton

Bench: Scottie Pippen, Arvydas Sabonis, Rasheed Wallace, Lamarcus Aldridge, Maurice Lucas, Jerome Kersey, Geoff Petrie

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LA Lakers

Starters
PG- Magic
SG- Kobe
SF- J. Worthy
PF- Kareem
C- Shaq

Bench
West
Goodrich
Bayor
Wilkes
Wilt
Mikan (MPLS)

Starting Line-up is a little unconventional due to everyones games but this all time roster would be unstoppable

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That starting 5 is SCARY

That starting 5 is SCARY

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Rockets

PG- Francis
SG- Clyde Drexler
SF- T-Mac
PF- Mosees Malone
C- Hakeem

6th man- Harden

Reserves:
Yao
Elvin Hayes
Sam Cassell
Horry
Kenny Smith
Ralph Sampson

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And once again a Rockets fan

And once again a Rockets fan leaves off Calvin Murphy...surprising

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Knicks

PG-Walt Frazier
SG-Earl Monroe
SF-Carmelo Anthony
PF/C-Willis Reed
C-Patrick Ewing

Bench:
Dave Debusschere
Allan Houston
Bill Bradley
Dick Barnett
Charles Oakley
Harry Gallatin (probably wouldn't be good when any of these other guys played, but was great in the 50s)

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I would replace Gallatin with

I would replace Gallatin with Bernard King. Tempting to include Starbury but no chance he plays off the bench.

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STACKED

PLUS al houston
sprewell
starbury
starks
ron blackman
x man
B king
omg

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Washington

As a longtime bullets/Wizards fan.. I guess I should give one team for each since not many players made the transition while playing good ball. This is tough I had to do research to make sure which players were there before/after the name change. Do I get to count mister Michael Jordan??

Bullets:

PG - Earl Monroe
SG - Bernard King
SF - Wes Unseld
PF - Chris Webber
C - Moses Malone

Bench - Bernard King, Pervis Ellison, Georghe Muresan, Muggsy Bogues.
Wizards: (Do I get to count MJ??)

PG - John Wall
SG - Gilbert Arenas
SF - Caron Butler (or Jordan if I get to count him)
PF - Antawn Jamison
C - Chris Webber (was a Wizard Briefly)

If this lineup doesn't look realistic with Jamison at the PF and Webber at the C, then move Webber to the PF, Jamison to the bench where he has been one of the NBA's best all time 6th man, and put Emeka Okafor at C.

Bench: Bradley Beal, Mike Bibby, Rashard Lewis, Brendan Haywood, Emeka Okafor, Nene.

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Yes

You know what, 40 year old MJ was probably still better than Caron Butler at the 3. So yes, I get to count him!

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J howard
rod stickland
Mussy

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New York Knicks All-Time Team

PG- Walt "Clyde" Frazier/ Richie Guerin/ Mark Jackson
SG- Earl Monroe/ Allan Houston/ John Starks
SF- Bernard King/ Bob McAdoo/ Bill Bradley
PF- Carmelo Anthony/ Dave DeBusschere/ Harry Gallatin
C- Patrick Ewing/ Willis Reed/ Walt Bellamy

Just missed the cut: Charles Oakley; Michael Ray Richardson; David Lee; Amare Stoudamire

-That scoring duo of Bernard and Carmelo would be down right absurd!

- It's sad that Derek Harper even crossed my mind at PG. Even though he gave us some solid yet unspectacular play, it just goes to show you how thin we've historically been at the point guard. Its especially ironic since New York City is historically known for producing flashy point guards.

- It's even sadder to think what Michael Ray Richardson could've been versus what he was...

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PHILLY Iverson Doctor J young

PHILLY

Iverson
Doctor J
young Barkley
Wilt
Moses

every one an MVP, 10 mvps between them.

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What a lineup maybe only 4

What a lineup maybe only 4 teams thats better than that lineup lakers,boston,bulls, magic
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I'd have to say the 76ers are probably better too.

PG Maurice Cheeks
SG Allen Iverson
SF Julius Erving
PF Charles Barkley
C Wilt Chamberlain (when he was truly in his prime)

Bench
PG Eric Snow
SG Hal Greer
SG/SF Andre Iguodala
F Bobby Jones
F Billy Cunningham
PF/C George McGinnis
C Moses Malone

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Darryl dawkins power on da blocks

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Not with that lineup of 4

Not with that lineup of 4 hall of famers (Wilt, Moses, Barkley, Cunningham) and one borderline hall of famer (McGinnis) down low.

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The Philly line up stacks up

The Philly line up stacks up well against the powerhouse teams like Lakers, Chicago and Boston etc.

As no-one has done the Spurs yet how about

PG Tony Parker
SG George Gervin
SF Bruce Bowen
PF Tim Duncan
C - David Robinson

6th man Manu Ginobli

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I wouldnt start Cheeks over

I wouldnt start Cheeks over Moses. Prime Wilt could probably defend most 4s, and crush them defensively. Young Barkley had enough athleticism to guard the 3. Barkley, Wilt, and Moses would absolutely dominate the glass and clean up AIs and Dr Js misses. AI, Dr J, and Barkley trailing on the break would be lethal.
Not much outside shooting on that unit, but simply overpowering especially in the playoffs.

Plus, Wilt, Dr J, Barkley, and AI were among the very biggest trendsetters and personalities in the game. They'd dominate sportscenter with razzle dazzle and great quotes.

I'm a Celtics fan and only Celtics depth/bench would beat 76ers.

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Just my opinion. I'd rather

Just my opinion. I'd rather have a pure pass-first PG (who was also a very good defender) rather than Iverson running point. Moses would definitely get a lot of minutes off the bench though at both PF and C.

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I guess it would depend on

I guess it would depend on the matchup. And imagine AI off the bench as all time great sparkplug, lol.

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DETROIT

pg zeke
sg dumars/bing ( i like dumars tho)
sf Grant hill
pf Rodman/ bill lam
c Bill lam/James edwards

Bench
Vinny Mircowave Johnson
Dave Bing
Kelly Tripucka
Jerry Stackhouse
James Edwards
Mark Agguire
Darrly Dawkins

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Seriously James Edwards and

Seriously James Edwards and Dawkins over Bob Lanier and Ben Wallace? That can't be right. Frankly I would have Laimbeer as my third string center for the Pistons.

It's also a bit strange to leave off Billups and Rip Hamilton.

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