posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 11:33 PM
That certainly looks like a good team. Here are my choices, and let me say first that I am picking these players based on how I think they will play
as a unit. Oh, and I'll qualify my choices as well.
F Larry Bird (amazing passer, incredible shooter, and totally clutch)
F Charles Barkley (pure energy while a great rebounder and an excellent playmaker)
C Hakeem Olajuwon (Dream Shake and the best all-around big man on defense ever)
G John Stockton (best pure point guard, good shooter, phenomenal passer, great defender)
G Michael Jordan (best scorer and stifling defender
F-C Kevin McHale (probably the best low post moves of all time, also great defender)
F-C Bill Russell (defensive stopper, good passer, could run the floor)
C Wilt Chamberlain (scoring and rebounding)
F-G Scottie Pippen (perhaps the best all-around defensive player ever)
F-G Oscar Robertson (averaged a triple double for a few years--enough said)
G Magic Johnson (brings instant excitement, also a great clutch player)
G Reggie Miller (3-pt specialist and another amazing player in the clutch)
I wish I had a spot for Moses Malone, the best offensive rebounder ever, and for two of the best (and most versatile) defenders ever, Bobby Jones and
Michael Cooper. Alas, I do not.
Many people will be surprised at my choice of Barkley over Karl Malone. As great as Malone was, I see Charles as a superior rebounder and a better
passer. In his prime, Barkley had much better overall numbers than Malone. Plus, I think Chuck will fit in better in this lineup.
Oh, yeah, I forgot my coach. It's Phil Jackson, not because I think he is the best coach ever (Pat Riley is my pick for that), but because he is the
best at coaching talent-laden teams with lots of egos and personalities.