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Bang time baby.
Duncan is GOAT PF, that really isn't even for discussion.
celtics can suck it!!!!!!
Always wanted to be a procrastinator but never got around to it.
Good starting 5, although I'm concerned about the lack of height in the front-court. Malone and Russell are both only 6'9". If you have Russell in there, you need someone tall at PF, like Duncan. That's just my opinion,though.
Duncan at PF and Durant certainly warrants consideration
Good call on Durant. I think Durant is a better, more versatile scorer than Larry and Lebron. It's his defense that brings his overall game down.
PG: Oscar Robertson
SF: Lebron--tough to not pick Barkley, Bird, or Pippen but Lebron passes like Magic and is 6'9 250 and runs faster than most PGs so...
PF: Patrick Ewing
C: Wilt Chamberlin
PF/C: Hakeem the Dream
PF/C: Tim Duncan
Assistants: Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich
Just missed the cut: Stockton, Pistol Pete, Durant (more about potential here), Isiah Thomas, Reggie Miller, James Worthy, Kareem, Karl Malone, Gary Payton
If I'm trying to put together the best players at each position:
If I'm trying to put together the best group of 5 players to complement each other and win as many basketball games as possible:
That's a great defensive team you've got there, but who's going to be the perimeter shooter?
Leaving Shaq on the bench in his prime is a decision I'll never understand.
PG - The big O
SG - MJ
SF - Bird
PF - Russell
C - Wilt
That would definitely be a deficiency of the team. Payton led the NBA in 3-point attempts and makes in 2000, but he was only a 32% 3-point shooter for his career. The problem with any team of all-time greats is that very few of the top 20-30 players of all time were great 3-point shooters. Other than Larry Bird, I'm not sure there's a guy who I would even consider for an all-time group who was considered an elite 3-point shooter at any point in his career. He might be the only player in league history who was both an elite defender and an elite defensive player for an extended period of time. If I were to extend this out to a 9-man rotation, I would probably bring Bird off the bench at either the 3 or 4 and have LeBron run the point sometimes. My other rotation guys would be Kobe, Kareem, and Oscar.
PG: Payton, LeBron, Oscar
SG: MJ, Kobe
SF: LeBron, Bird
PF: Duncan, Bird, Russell, LeBron
C: Russell, Kareem
It might actually make the most sense, with this rotation, to start LeBron at point, start Bird at SF, and bring Payton off the bench as a defensive stopper.
How is Durant not making this list? Never been a player like him.
Pg: LeBron (better defense than Magic)
Sf: Durant (tell me how Bird brings more to the table except for a bit of passing)
C: (this is the only one I had a tough time on, it's between 3. Hakeem, Russel, and Kareem) I can't decide.
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Durant's defense, rebounding, and passing still leaves a lot to be desired.
Bird is better than Durant in nearly every statistical category.
Bird averaged 10.0 RPG. Durant averages 6.7.
Bird's best 7 NBA seasons were all better than Durant's best season in terms of defensive win shares. Durant is getting better, but Bird was one of the greatest defensive SFs of all time.
Bird has marginally higher career FG%, career FT%, and career 3PT%.
Bird averagd 6.3 APG. Durant averages 3.0 APG.
Durant still has room to improve and is still young, so he may end up better than Bird; however, at this point, I think Bird is a far superior player.
No doubt. I'm a Durant fan. I just think his defense is below average, whereas Lebron is the best defender at his position. Overall, I'd take Lebron over Durant, even though the latter is a better offensive player.
This team is worse than the all white team on the other page.
This post was edited by beardown2489 18 months ago
SF Larry Bird
C Wilt The Stilt Chamberlain
This team could use more shooting.
That's why i another reason why I chose LeBron over Magic.
There are centers that brought more than being tall to the game. Wilt is a great but there are caters that would fit on your team better.
I've never seen Wilt play....but 50 points and 32 rebound avg fo a season pretty much speaks for itself. And he also once led the league in assist. My team would be darn near impossible to score on....especially with Mamba coming off the bench.
Wilt was like Jim Brown he had an advantage over everyone because if his athletic ability amd size. He wouldnt be able to perform at nearly those rates in today's league because I'd the improved athleticism and the rule changes.
+1 for the asian in the shower
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