Yesterday, I found this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHbdbj4TRfw
on YouTube that I had never seen before and regret missing when it aired on TV. But it got me thinking who my all-time NBA All-Star team would be and what team could possibly go against it and keep up with them in a 7-game series. So this is what I came up with. Keep in mind, we're talking about each player in their primes.
PG Magic Johnson/John Stockton
SG Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant
SF Scottie Pippen/Oscar Robertson
PF Tim Duncan/Karl Malone
C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar/Wilt Chamberlain
Specialist - 3 pt. shooting - Reggie Miller
Cheerleader/Human Victory Cigar/White Flag - Christian Laettner
Coach Phil Jackson
PG Gary Payton/Steve Nash
SG Sidney Moncrief/Kevin Durant
SF Larry Bird/LeBron James
PF Kevin Garnett/Bill Rusell
C Hakeem Olajuwon/Shaquille O'Neal
Specialist - Jack-of-all-trades - Grant Hill
Cheerleader/Human Victory Cigar/White Flag - Adam Morrison
Coach Greg Popovich
The debates I'd like to see go on in this thread are the following:
(a) Like the matchup? Think you can pick a better Team A? Or a better Team B?
(b) How would it play out in a 7-game series? Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each team, the individual matchups, etc.
(c) How would either coach ride their team to victory? Strategies against Team A or B?
I do apologize. It's been a slow off-season, and I enjoy talking to b-ball heads about this kinda stuff. Hope someone out there cares enough to respond...intelligently.