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Pick your all-time Starting Five

I just thought of it since they asked Reggie's mailbag yesterday. If you do put yours, don't put people out of position. :) I say


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I'd say...

PG- Kidd: prolly best defensive pg ever, not to mention he has uncanny ability to run a team
SG- Kobe: to easy, dominates the most athletic league ever
SF- LeBron: ability to not only dominate on offense, he could lock down ANY other sf the game has ever seen
PF- Duncan: to easy, no one could guard him in his prime, NO ONE
C- Hakeem: ask Shaq how good this man was

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I'm acting as if they

I'm acting as if they actually had to play together, so if I had too many big ego's it could mess everything up so........

PG-Stockton.....He did everything you would want from a PG.
SG-Jordan.....Duh.
SF-Pippen....I would pick Lebron, but he and M.J. would clash heads too much lol.
PF-Duncan....He could care less if he wasn't "the man", he just wants to win.
C-Hakeem....He has that same demeanor as Duncan, so he would fit perfect.

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PG-Magic- tall, silky

PG-Magic- tall, silky smooth, nonselfish
SG-Jordan- cant leave him out
SF-Bird- this lineup needed a pure shooter
PF-Garnett- added defensive presence
C-Shaq- most dominating offensive big man ever on a team with alot of help D. He can play inside out with Bird great.

I wasnt sure about Garnett but didnt want to also put Duncan and didnt think I should move a center over.

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PG-Magic Johnson-playmaker,

PG-Magic Johnson-playmaker, nuff said
SG-Michael Jordan-the best ever
SF-Reggie Miller-spreads the floor for my beast of a center
PF-Dennis Rodman-no one is scoring down low on him and Shaq
C-Shaq O'Neal-offensive and defensive beast down low

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my team will beat your teams...lol

PG-Magic
SG-Michael
SF-LBJ
PF-Bird
C-Wilt

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Wilt, Lebron, and M.J. would

Wilt, Lebron, and M.J. would argue too much about who's the leader lol. Bird was primarily a SF as well.......By the way.....My team would kick your teams a55!!!.

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All Time

PG- Magic Johnson
SG- Michael Jordan
SF- Larry Bird
PF- Tim Duncan
C- Wilt Chamberlin

2nd Team

PG- Jason Kidd
SG- Kobe Bryant
SF- Lebron James
PF- Kevin Garnett
C- Shaq

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michaelds911

you're trippin player! you know Lebron is the ultimate team guy. didnt Wilt lead the league in assists on 1 occasion. i'm not old enough to really know, but i didnt know him to be a selfish player. Larry played plenty of PF and had a career rebounding average over 10, so if Dirk can play the power forward at only an inch or two taller, i'm sure Larry would be fine. come on man...my team would blow yours out. we'll just post Magic for 48 minutes! you dont even have any shooters!

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whaaaat since when isn't

whaaaat since when isn't Stockton a good shooter? A lot of my shooters would come off the bench along with the energy guys. Plus Wilt just did that to see if he could do it, because he only averaged over 5 assist 3 times. and I would be glad to have you playing Bird at the 4 so Duncan can murder him lol, but Magic would terrorize Stockton. But on the flipside stockton could just blow by him everytime down, and dish it out.

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stockton can shoot well enough but he's not a "shooter" if you get what i'm sayin. i'd love to see Duncan try to guard Bird on the the other end. and i'd put LBJ on Stockton and let Magic stick Scottie. my team cannot be beat...lol

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minds will murder

magic at point. kobe at shooting. mj at small. lebron at power 5. hakeem at center

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It says in the post to keep

It says in the post to keep the players at their primary positions, not move them up.

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My post 1980's teams:1st

My players drafted after 1978 teams:

1st Team

C- Shaquille O'Neal
PF- Karl Malone
SF- Larry Bird
SG- Michael Jordan
PG- Magic Johnson

2nd Team

C- David Robinson
PF- Hakeem Olajuwon
SF- Dominique Wilkins
SG- Kobe Bryant
PG- Gary Payton

My pre players drafted b4 1978 teams:

1st Team

C- Kareem Abdul Jabbar
PF- Wilt Chamberlin
SF- Elgin Baylor
SG- Julius Erving
PG- Oscar Robertson

2nd Team

C- Moses Malone
PF- Bill Russell
SF- Bob McAdoo
SG- Pete Maravich
PG- Nate Archibald

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Who cares...

about position, THEY MEAN NOTHING. If you have cp3, kobe, lebron, jordan, & shaq on a team: you know who is starting. Positions are only relevant when working with weaker players.

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I know, I was just saying

I know, I was just saying that I could of threw out a whole bunch of people like that as well. It's just more fun when you have to restrict yourself to one great player at each position.

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It makes...

It makes this more direct, but many of these players often play so many positions anyway. This is on topic sort of, do you think teams ever use a players position in real life? You know as a reference, like LeBron you're at the 3, West you got the 2, Mo grab the point, or do you guys think they're more concerned with match-ups. I believe its match ups, what do you guys think?

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I know what you saying, you

I know what you saying, you don't have to get all technical with it lol...

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I wasn't...

I wasn't trying to, I just wanted a few opinions on the subject. I've never actually really put any time into thinking about it. I think positions are just for people to classify a player, but they really don't have much relevance, it's more about match ups. Atleast thats my take, but either way, I keep my five.

Kidd
Kobe
LeBron
Duncan
The Dream

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this team would be the best

PG-Kobe Bryant
Sg-Michael Jordan
SF-LaBron James
PF-Tim Duncan
C-Hakeem Olajuwon

they can all defend. LeBron would do most of the typical pg duties distributing and what not. Also, say whatever you want about legends like Magic and Bird, this is a different era and these guys would D them up. Shaq is the biggest obmission on my list, but he would have a hard time being effective without the ball, which he won't get everytime down with all of these guys playing. The Dream could spread the floor more.

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Best

Best Lineup:

PG-Magic
SG-Jordan
SF-Lebron
PF-Kareem
C-Wilt

Likely to be able to play together:

PG-Stockton
SG-Jordan
SF-Bird
PF-Duncan
C-Bill Russel

Fun to watch:

PG-Pistol Pete
SG-Vince Carter
SF-Dr. J
PF-Rodman
C-Shaq

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my team

PG: Gary Payton - why no love for the glove? haha
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: LeBron James
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

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my lineups

best balance:
pg- gary payton
sg- reggie miller
sf- lebron james
pf- karl malone
c- hakeem olajuwon

fun to watch:
g- magic johnson
g- baron davis
f- lebron james
f- charles barkley
c- dwight howard

best of all time:
g-magic johnson .. gary payton
g-michael jordan .. kobe bryant
f-lebron james .. larry bird
f-charles malone .. karl malone
c-bill russell .. kareem abdul jabbar

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Best Team?

Best All-Time:

Starters:
PG- Magic Johnson
SG- Michael Jordan
SF- Larry Bird
PF- Karl Malone
C- Wilt Chamberlain

Bench:
PG- Oscar Robertson
SG- Jerry West
SF- Julius Erving
PF- Charles Barkley
C- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Current:

Starters:
PG- Chris Paul
SG- Kobe Bryant
SF- LeBron James
PF- Dirk Nowitzki
C- Dwight Howard

Bench:
PG- Tony Parker
SG- Dwayne Wade
SF- Tracy McGrady
PF- Kevin Garnett
C- Yao Ming

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PG Magic Johnson SG Michael

PG Magic Johnson
SG Michael Jordan
SF LeBron James
PF Kevin Garnett
C Michael Olowokandi

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Line-Up

PG Magic Johnson
SG Michael Jordan
SF Lebron James
PF Karl Malone
C Kareem Abdul-Jabar

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PG-Stephon Curry SG-Reggie

PG-Stephon Curry
SG-Reggie Miller
SF-Larry Bird
PF-DIrk
C-Shaq

Lites Out with a good rebounding

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Lets assume that Chemistry

Lets assume that Chemistry plays a factor in this as well. Similar to Bill Simmons' Wine Cellar Team, lets assume the fate of my life was on the line and I needed to pick a team to win a 7 game series. I would go with:
PG: Magic Johnson- Playmaker who will happily set others up
SG: Michael Jordan- 1996 version when he started embracing his teammates and picking his spots when he needed to take over
SF: Larry Bird- Outside shooter, super clutch, and great teammate
PF: Tim Duncan- Great interior defense, superb rebounding and automatic two points with his mid range bank shot
C: Hakeem Olajuwon- Best center of all time. Has more steals and blocks combined than any other player in history. Not to mention a deadly post game.
Bench:
LeBron James- Imagine a lineup with Magic, LeBron, Bird on the floor with Jordan. I’m giddy with excitement right now.
Shaquille O’Neal- Inside scoring presence when Hakeem is out.
Dwayne Wade- Jordan clone to come in and back him up.
Charles Barkley- Besides the fact that he is a great player, imagine the fun that him and Jordan could have together. Wait, on second thought…
Reggie Miller- We are building towards our stellar 3 point shooting lineup.
Dirk Nowitzki- See Reggie Miller.
Gary Payton- Better defender than Magic, plus he can score too.

Toughest Omissions:
Kobe Bryant- Can’t risk him clashing with Jordan over wanting to be top dog.
Isiah Thomas- If he wasn’t hated by every member of this team he would have taken Gary Payton’s spot.
George Gervin- He’s instant offense but we really don’t need that on this team.
David Robinson- How can he be on this team after Olajuwon slaughtered him? Quality center though.

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my picks

PG: Magic/ Kidd - the impersonation of showtime/ great defender(in his prime), passer
SG: Jordan/ Reggie - the ultimate leader/ a lights-out shooter, which every team needs
SF: Pippen/ McGrady - the ultimate teammate/ a deadly scoring punch of the bench
PF: Garnett/ McHale - KG would eat the opposing team alive/ rock-solid low-post option
C: Olajuwon/ Duncan - simply the dream/ an even more rock-solid low-post option

This roleplayers also made the team:

Rodman - outstanding rebounder, doesn't demand shots
Ben Wallace - great shot-blocking presence, doesn't demand shots

My team is based on teamwork and chemistry, since every player has the ability to pass the ball.
Either as a playmaker (Magic), or as a post-passer (KG, Duncan).
That's the reason why I didn't put Shaq, LeBron an Kobe in there.
They probably would have problems adjusting to smaller roles in order to win.

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Where is the love for Charles

Where is the love for Charles Barkley??!?!?!? People forget about him...

Assuming these guys are in their prime.

PG- J. Kidd
SG- R. Miller
SF- L. James
PF- C. Barkley
C- Olajuwon

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Pick your all-time Starting Five

PG- Magic Johnson
SG-Micheal Jordan
SF-Larry Bird
PF-Garnett
C-Shaq-

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my five

C- Mark Eaton
PF- Karl Malone
SF- Adrian Dantley
SG- Deron Williams
PG- John Stockton

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1st team PG Magic SG MJ SF

1st team
PG Magic
SG MJ
SF Lebron
PF WILT
C SHAQ

2nd
PG Oscar
SG Kobe
SF Bird
PF Hakeem
C Kareem

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the best 5

1st team:
PG Kobe Bryant
SG Michael Jordan
SF LeBron James
PF Tim Duncan
C Shaq
2nd Team:
PG Deron Williams
SG Dwyane Wade
SF Tracy McGrady
PF Kevin Garnett
C Hakeem Olajuwon

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PG Magic SG Oscar

PG Magic
SG Oscar Robertson
SF Lebron
PF Olajuwon
C Wilt Chamberlain

Was tempted to go with Russel but Im content with this 5.

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