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September Maddness: NBA All-Time Team Tournament (Forum Wide Input)

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September Maddness: NBA All-Time Team Tournament (Forum Wide Input)

A couple of weeks ago I posted I created the topic Post Idea that it would be fun for the forum to participate in this tournament style idea. I've finally completed the 32 rosters. The teams are the 30 NBA teams as of last season plus the Charlotte Hornets and Seattle Supersonics. Today I'm posting the rosters I have built. The players are based on their best single season with their team and position flexibility (at least two at each position). Simply put, can our best beat your best? I'm posting the teams today to get the forums input on who should be on/off rosters. After this I will post the first matchup off of my own rankings. It will be bracket style with 1st playing 32nd, 2nd playing 31st and so on. (if you all want coaches and/or the specific years with the matchups let me know)

Here are the rosters:

Los Angeles Lakers:

PG: Magic Johnson
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Elgin Baylor
PF: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
C: Shaquille O'Neal

Bench:
Wilt Chamberlian
Jerry West
George Mikan
Pau Gasol
Gail Goodrich
James Worthy

Boston Celtics:

PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Paul Pierce
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Kevin McHale
C: Bill Russell

Bench:
Kevin Garnett
Bob Cousy
Robert Parish
Jon Havlicek
Sam Jones
Dennis Johnson
Tommy Henshion

Philadelphia 76ers:

PG: Allen Iverson
SG: Billy Cunningham
SF: Julius Erving
PF: Moses Malone
C: Wilt Chamberlian

Bench:
Charles Barkley
Hal Greer
Andre Iguadola
George McGinnis
Mo Cheeks
Darryl Dawkins
Doug Collins

New York Knicks:

PG: Walt Frazier
SG: Bernard King
SF: Carmelo Anthony
PF: Willis Reed
C: Patrick Ewing

Bench:
Earl Monroe
Amare Stoudemire
Dave Debusschere
Allan Houston
Bill Bradley
Dick McGuire
Mark Jackson

San Antonio Spurs

PG: Tony Parker
SG: Manu Ginobili
SF: George Gervin
PF: Tim Duncan
C: David Robinson

Bench:
Sean Elliot
Bruce Bowen
Dennis Rodman
Alvin Robertson
Avery Johnson
Larry Kenon
Artis Gilmore

Chicago Bulls:

PG: Derrick Rose
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: Artis Gilmore

Bench:
Horace Grant
Toni Kukoc
Bob Love
Steve Kerr
Luol Deng
Norm Van Lier
Joakim Noah

Miami Heat:

PG: LeBron James
SG: Dwyane Wade
SF: Glen Rice
PF: Alonzo Mourning
C: Shaquille O'Neal

Bench:
Tim Hardaway
Jamaal Mashburn
Chris Bosh
Eddie Jones
Brian Grant
Lamar Odom
Jason Williams

Detroit Pistons:

PG: Isaiah Thomas
SG: Joe Dumars
SF: Grant Hill
PF: Ben Wallace
C: Bob Lanier

Bench:
Dennis Rodman
Jerry Stackhouse
Tayshaun Prince
Chauncey Billups
Bill Lambier
George Yardley
Dave Bing

Phoenix Suns:

PG: Steve Nash
SG: Paul Westphal
SF: Shawn Marion
PF: Charles Barkley
C: Amare Stoudemire

Bench:
Jason Kidd
Charlie Scott
Connie Hawkins
Kevin Johnson
Tom Chambers
Larry Nance
Paul Silas

Portland Trailblazers

PG: Terry Porter
SG: Clyde Drexler
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Sidney Wicks
C: Bill Walton

Bench:
Brandon Roy
Lamarcus Aldridge
Geoff Petrie
Maurice Lucas
Greg Oden
Clifford Robinson
Jerome Kersey

Minnesota Timberwolves

PG: Stephon Marbury
SG: Tony Campbell
SF: Sam Mitchell
PF: Kevin Love
C: Kevin Garnett

Bench:
Al Jefferson
Sam Cassel
Terrell Brandon
Tom Gugliotta
Isiah Rider
Wally Szczerbiack
Doug West

Oklahoma City Thunder

PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Thabo Sefalosha
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Serge Ibaka
C: Kendrick Perkins

Bench:
James Harden
Nick Collison
Jeff Green
Nazr Mohammed
Kevin Martin
Eric Maynor
Reggie Jackson

Houston Rockets:

PG: Steve Francis
SG: Clyde Drexler
SF: Tracy McGrady
PF: Moses Malone
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

Bench:
Yao Ming
James Harden
Ralph Sampson
Elvin Hayes
Kenny Smith
Charles Barkley
Cuttino Mobley

Orlando Magic:

PG: Penny Hardaway
SG: Tracy McGrady
SF: Grant Hill
PF: Dwight Howard
C: Shaquille O'Neal

Bench:
Nick Anderson
Rashard Lewis
Hedo Turkoglu
Steve Francis
Horace Grant
Nik Vucevic
Terry Catledge

Denver Nuggets:

PG: Fat Lever
SG: David Thompson
SF: Alex English
PF: Dan Issel
C: Dikembe Mutumbo

Bench:
Carmelo Anthony
Kiki Vandeweghe
Ralph Sampson I
Marcus Camby
Andre Miller
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Byron Beck

Toronto Raptors:

PG: Damon Stoudemire
SG: Vince Carter
SF: Morris Peterson
PF: Chris Bosh
C: Antonio Davis

Bench:
Jose Calderon
Charles Oakley
Tracy McGrady
Donyell Marshall
Jerome Williams
Rafer Alston
Doug Christie

Memphis Grizzlies:

PG: Jason Williams
SG: Tony Allen
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Pau Gasol
C: Marc Gasol

Bench:
Zach Randolph
Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Mike Bibby
Mike Conley
Shane Battier
Mike Miller
James Posey

Sacremento Kings:

PG: Mike Bibby
SG: Mitch Richmond
SF: Peja Stojakovic
PF: Chris Webber
C: Vlade Divac

Bench:
Tiny Archibald
Doug Christie
Brad Miller
Reggie Theus
Tyreke Evans
Demarcus Cousins
Eddie Johnson

Milwaukee Bucks:

PG: Oscar Robertson
SG: Sidney Moncrief
SF: Glenn Robinson
PF: Terry Cummings
C: Lew Alcindor

Bench:
Ray Allen
Bob Dandridge
Marques Johnson
Flynn Robinson
Michael Redd
Vin Baker
Elmore Smith

Indiana Pacers:

PG: Mark Jackson
SG: Reggie Miller
SF: Danny Granger
PF: Jermaine O'Neal
C: Rik Smits

Bench:
Paul George
Roy Hibbert
Chuck Person
Billy Knight
Jalen Rose
Dale Davis
Chris Mullin

Atlanta Hawks:

PG: Pete Maravich
SG: Lou Hudson
SF: Dominique Wilkins
PF: Josh Smith
C: Bob Pettit

Bench:
Dikembe Mutumbo
Mookie Blaylock
Joe Johnson
Cliff Hagan
Lenny Wilkins
John Drew
Kevin Willis

Washington Wizards:

PG: Gilbert Arenas
SG: Earl Monroe
SF: Caron Butler
PF: Wes Unsled
C: Walt Bellamy

Bench:
Elvin Hayes
Gus Johnson
John Wall
Tom Gugliotta
Manute Bol
Chris Webber
Michael Jordan

Los Angeles Clippers:

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Randy Smith
SF: Danny Manning
PF: Bob McAdoo
C: Bill Walton

Bench:
Blake Griffin
Elton Brand
World B. Free
Gary Grant
Corey Maggette
Ron Harper
Eric Piatkowski

Brooklyn Nets:

PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Bernard King
SF: Julius Irving
PF: Kenyon Martin
C: Derrick Coleman

Bench:
Vince Carter
Rick Barry
Drazen Petrovic
Buck Williams
Sam Bowie
Richard Jefferson
Deron Williams

Dallas Mavericks:

PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Rolando Blackman
SF: Mark Aguirre
PF: Dirk Nowitzki
C: Sam Perkins

Bench:
Steve Nash
Michael Finley
Jamal Mashburn
Shawn Marion
Jay Vincent
Derek Harper
James Donaldson

Utah Jazz:

PG: John Stockton
SG: Adrian Dantley
SF: Jeff Hornacek
PF: Karl Malone
C: Mark Eaton

Bench:
Pete Maravich
Andrei Kirilenko
Darrel Griffith
Carlos Boozer
Deron Williams
Paul Millsap
Al Jefferson

Golden State Warriors:

PG: Tim Hardaway
SG: Chris Mullin
SF: Rick Barry
PF: Neil Johnston
C: Wilt Chamberlain

Bench:
Nate Thurmond
Stephen Curry
Sleepy Floyd
Baron Davis
Joe Barry Carrol
Latrell Spreewell
Chris Webber

Cleveland Cavaliers:

PG: Mark Price
SG: Austin Carr
SF: LeBron James
PF: Larry Nance
C: Brad Daughtery

Bench:
World B. Free
Kyrie Irving
Ron Harper
Campy Russell
Shawn Kemp
Anderson Varejao
Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Seattle Supersonics:

PG: Gary Payton
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Rashard Lewis
PF: Shawn Kemp
C: Spencer Haywood

Bench:
Fred Brown
Dale Ellis
Dennis Johnson
Bob Rule
Jack Sikma
Gus Williams
Xavier McDaniel

New Orleans Hornets:

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Eric Gordon
SF: Peja Stojakovic
PF: David West
C: Tyson Chandler

Bench:
Anthony Davis
Jamaal Magloire
Emeka Okafor
Baron Davis
Ryan Anderson
James Posey
Marcus Thorton

Charlotte Hornets:

PG: Baron Davis
SG: Del Curry
SF: Glen Rice
PF: Larry Johnson
C: Alonzo Mourning

Bench:
Jamal Mashburn
Eddie Jones
Mugsy Bougs
Vlade Divac
Anthony Mason
Kendall Gill
P.J. Brown

Charlotte Bobcats

PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Stephen Jackson
SF: Gerald Wallace
PF: Tyson Chandler
C: Emeka Okafor

Bench:
Tyrus Thomas
Gerald Henderson
Raymond Felton
Ben Gordon
Boris Diaw
Brendan Haywood
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist


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The sad part is that

The sad part is that all-bobcats team would barely make the playoffs this year.

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On the whole I love the teams

On the whole I love the teams and think the effort you put in is admirable.

Just a tip for when you start posting the match-ups. By what you said it sounds like you're going to do them one at a time. Don't. It will take ages, clog up the forum and it will be much easier for people to vote if all of the match-ups are in one thread. If you want you could split the round of 32 into two threads but anything over than that is unneeded.

I also like the idea of the teams best coaches being included and on a hole look forward to contributing.

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I see what you're saying. I

I see what you're saying. I was going to daily matchups so people will look forward to it each day while killing time until the season starts.

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so how is this going to work?

so how is this going to work? will there be a vote or something to decide which team advances to the next round? and would we have to consider chemistry a factor to? i mean kobe, wilt, magic, kareem, baylor, west is a lot of ego to handle and make work. i could actually see the pistons or someone beating them in a series based on that factor. not saying they would, but it would be possible.

and yes, i would include coaches.

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An interesting point. The

An interesting point. The Lakers would certainly win or come close to doing without this factor with it they may get knocked out in the early stages. The coach (which will probably in the Lakers case be Phil Jackson) will play a large factor if team chemistry is a factor. It will most likely give teams with not as much talent but players who actually played together a good shot.

The negative of having chemistry is that, in my opinion, it punishes teams that have built up multiple dynasty's and successful teams, but rewards teams that only had one or two successful teams in franchise history. Using the Lakers as an example again, over their long history they've managed to garner more finals appearances than any other team. Of course they're going to have ego's clashing because they've always been able to, through a smart front office, acquire superstars. If these guys actually played together they would probably fail to mesh but as I said before that means we're punishing teams like the Lakers who've stayed successful for long periods of time.

I don't mind which side the coin lands on but this decision will probably change the result of this tourney.

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absolutely agree.

absolutely agree.

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I could see ego being a

I could see ego being a factor in multiple series but this about pride and greatness. One game only, you either win or go home. I guess the ego would be where coaching comes in since it's game by game. And yes, there will be a vote.

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No Bailey Howell, Richard

No Bailey Howell, Richard Hamilton or Rasheed Wallace on Detroit? Man, Pistons have a lot of depth.

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No Dave Debusschere either

No Dave Debusschere either

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Ralph sampson never played

Ralph sampson never played for the nuggets.. How can have a kings team and not include oscar robertson ,jerry lucas and otis bordsong?

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Ralph Sampson the first did,

Ralph Sampson the first did, and I completely disassociated the Cincinnati Royals from the Sacramento Kings. Nobody thinks of Oscar when you say Kings (unless it's the Kings of basketball). The Royals would be their own team in this format.

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He makes a good point about

He makes a good point about Otis Birdsong though. And I'd probably say the Tiny Archibald should be the starter over Bibby.

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Lots of research done! A few

Lots of research done! A few thoughts:

Boston - Dave Cowens should be on this team

Philadelphia 76ers - Billy Cunningham was not a SG. He played mostly PF and had the ability to play SF as well.

Bobby Jones should be on this team. One of the greatest defenders in NBA history, and very versatile to boot. There is no point in having 12 scorers on a team when you don't have a defensive stopper.

Chicago Bulls - Reggie Theus should be on the bench. It's not like there are any top notch guards keeping him off.

Phoenix Suns - Walter Davis on the bench

Atlanta Hawks - I think a starting lineup of
PG Wilkins
SG Maravich
SF Wilkens
PF Petit
C Mutombo
would be better
SG

Utah Jazz - Why is Hornacek at SF and Dantley at SG? I know some guys shifted positions a little bit just to get the 5 best players on the court at the same time but why just switch those two for absolutely no reason? I would probably start Maravich over Hornacek too.

Washington - Moses Malone had a couple awesome years with them. Same with Bernard King.

Houston Rockets - Calvin Murphy should be on it

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Lakers bench

You only put 6 players on the lakers bench. You could add Jamal Wilkes or Gasol or maybe one of the oldies like Slater Martin, Vern Mikkesen or Jim Pollard

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Not to nitpick but...

Rajon rondo over bob cousy...?

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I see it but ill take the

I see it but ill take the defense

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