Pick a starting five..

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  1. blueadams

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    I was thinking about this a little more seriously last night. It's nice to know as much as I've learned about the history of all the great players. But I realized something important last night: I need to trust my own eyes. Highlight reels of all the all-time greats are readily available on youtube. So, I watched five or so minutes of each star's tape. And it really changed my perspective..

    C: Hakeem Olajuwon, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    PF: LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki
    SF: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant
    SG: Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller
    PG: Magic Johnson, Earl Monroe, Jerry West

    HC: Chuck Daly
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    Make it a starting 5. Being able to include guys on your bench makes the selections too easy
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    C: Hakeem Olajuwon
    PF: LeBron James
    SF: Kobe Bryant
    SG: Michael Jordan
    PG: Magic Johnson

    Beat that!
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    C: This one was hard. Initially I was thinking Darko before Larry Brown ruined him, but decided to go with the safer pick of Željko Rebrača before the heart problems.

    F: Bison Dele. Simply bigger and stronger than other power forwards.

    SF: Khris Middleton. Self explanatory.

    SG: Austin Daye.

    PG: With his combination of height and lateral quickness, Rodney White would simply dominate this position.

    Gee, none of those guys were All Stars. Why would you put them on tour team? Simple. I would not hire a clueless coach.

    Head Coach: the General.
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    It's all good friend. We need stuff to talk about, and that starts with someone making a thread.

    Laimbeer
    Rodman
    Aguirre
    Dumars
    Thomas

    Coach: Chuck Daly

    When the Pistons were on their A game, they were as good as any other great team in their prime.
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    This team lacks lateral quickness.
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    Lindey Hunter, Afflallo, Michael Curry, Ben Wallace, Rodman
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    I would go:

    Thomas
    Bing
    Dumars
    Laimbeer
    Lanier

    Coach: Chuck Daly
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    C- Lanier
    PF- B. Wallace
    SF- G. Hill
    SG- Dumars
    PG- Thomas

    Sixth Man- Rodman
    Third Guard- Bing
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    C- Shaq
    PF- Karl Malone
    SF- Larry Bird
    SG- Reggie Miller
    PG- John Stockton
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    Is this all-hated team?
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    I'd like to think of them as the "all-beaten" team.
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    How about this team:

    Jon Stockton
    Reggie Miller
    Elgin Baylor
    Karl Malone
    Charles Barkley

    Bench: Dominique Wilkens, Patrick Ewing, Pete Maravich

    Coach: Flip Saunders
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    C - Lanier
    PF - Laimbeer
    SF - Rodman
    PG - Billups
    SG - Bing

    Coach - Flip Saunders
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    Bring back the 59 to 63 slugfest!
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    Please limit your selections to a starting 5. It's much easier with a bench.
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    Nobody mentioned George Gervin?
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    Let's try an all-old team:

    George Mikan
    Tom Gola
    George Yardley
    Slater Martin
    Dolph Schayes

    Coach: Mr. Naismith
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    Wouldn't expect you to nominate an old team...:yo:

    It's Dr. Naismith, by the way.
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    Actually, I've seen all of them play! Not in person, but on a small, snowy, black and white TV.
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