15 comments on “My All-Time NBA Dream Team

  1. manash says:

    If I talk about my dream team then it will obviously include maximum players from Lakers of course and rest will be from Cetics…….Its not that im taking big teams but amazing player are with them……. the captain will surely be Kobe Bryant…. and another star will be Shaq of course…

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    • jehingr says:

      So who from the Lakers/Celtics would be on your all time team besides Shaq & Bryant? I’ll grant that Bryan could indeed hang with my picks of Dumars & West, but Shaq? Come on! Maybe he could hang with Kareem by putting a body on him, but Wilt is bigger, faster, stronger, and a better basketball player. Shaq’s whole game is that he is bigger and stronger than everybody else – but he isn’t bigger or stronger than Chamberlin.

      Who else makes your squad?

  2. AD says:

    Wilt Chamberlain, are you crazy, wilt is a team player?¿ what the heall had been you smoking, he scored 100 in a game and 50 in a season, michael and larry bird have to be in every f***ing basketball team

    • jehingr says:

      Of course he also led the league in assists – I don’t believe that Jordan or Bird ever did that (but I could be wrong). And obviously you are wrong – Bird & Jordan don’t have to be on every list – they didn’t make mine did they?

  3. Nupejuice says:

    your squad is rather interesting…I wont argue the logistics of the best squad, but I can name a team that would defeat them..

    C- Bill Russell (everyone conveniently forgets wilt lost that 100 pt effort)

    PF- Tim Duncan (4 championships on his back)

    SF- Lebron James (The Future..)

    SG- Michael Jordan (he may hold the ball, but the man simply scores , rebounds, and plays defense..ill live with the rest, not to mention 6 titles)

    PG- Pistol Pete (still holds NCAA scoring title in 3 seasons at LSU, a wizard at the dribble)

    reserves..
    Shaq O’Neill(C)
    Larry Bird(SF)
    Charles Barkley(PF)
    Kobe Bryant(SG)
    Jason kidd(PG)
    Julius Ervin(SF)
    Scottie Pippen (SF)

    I believe it would be a good game…but my team would win, I purposely picked a completely separate 12

    • jehingr says:

      I’ll agree with you that it would be a very good game. I particularly like your picks of Russell, Duncan, and Marovich. I’d love to watch this game – and just for the record I believe that you are incorrect about the final outcome of the game.

      You are also incorrect about the outcome of Wilt’s 100 point game. Even though it was not played to a conclusion (it ended after Wilt scored the 100th point) the final outcome was the Philadelphia Warriors 169 – the New York Knicks 147 in front of 4,127 fans.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilt_Chamberlain%27s_100-point_game

  4. rui says:

    i agree with some players on your team, because i can understand that you give privilege to “team players”…but if u put things that way i just can’t imagine leaving scottie pippen out of this dream team…who the f*** is adrian dantley?! Are u crazy…there’s so many small forwards better than him…

    • jehingr says:

      AD was an unstoppable scoring machine down low, with a sweet outside touch and the ability to get to the foul line often where he had an incredible percentage. During his days in Buffalo he was simply amazing – he kept that franchise alive long enough to be sold.

      Thanks for your opinion.

      • shawn says:

        It’s nice to see ‘The Teacher’ get a little love, but AD was far from the best team player of all time at his position. When he got the ball in his hands, the offense came to a complete stop and it was hard for the TEAM to find its offensive rhythm. I mean, that was the very reason he was traded for Mark Aguirre. That and he was a huge liability defensively. Oh, and by the way, immediately following that trade the pistons went on a devastating run over the next season and a half, winning two titles and dominating the competition(bird, jordan, magic).

  5. ctjbush says:

    Oscar Robertson is not backup to anyone, my man.

  6. Rick says:

    Your premise that Jordan, Bird, et al. were not team players is flawed. How many rings do those guys have between them? A lot more than you and I do, that’s for sure.

  7. ALL-TIME NBA FIRST TEAM
    POINT GUARD:
    1. Earvin Johnson (LA Lakers)
    2. Oscar Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks)
    3. John Stockton (Utah Jazz)
    SHOOTING GUARD:
    1. Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
    2. Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers)
    3. Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers)
    CENTER:
    1. Wilt Chamberlain (LA Lakers)
    2. Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
    3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (LA Lakers)
    SMALL FORWARD:
    1. Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    2. Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    3. Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
    POWER FORWARD:
    1. Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
    2. Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics)
    3. Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76er’s)
    ALL-TIME NBA SECOND TEAM
    POINT GUARD:
    1. Isaiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
    2. Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
    3. Gary Payton (Seattle Supersonics)
    SHOOTING GUARD:
    1. Jerry West (LA Lakers)
    2. Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76er’s)
    3. Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat)
    CENTER:
    1. Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
    2. Shaquille O’Neal (LA Lakers)
    3. David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)
    SMALL FORWARD:
    1. Elgin Baylor (LA Lakers)
    2. Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76er’s)
    3. Adrian Dantley (Utah Jazz)
    POWER FORWARD:
    1. Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics)
    2. Elvin Hayes (Washington Bullets)
    3. Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76er’s)
    ALL-TIME NBA THIRD TEAM
    POINT GUARD
    1. Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)
    2. Walt Frazier (New York Knicks)
    3. Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
    SHOOTING GUARD
    1. George Gervin (San Antonio Spurs)
    2. Pete Maravich (New Orleans Jazz)
    3. Clyde Drexler (Portland Trailblazers)
    CENTER
    1. Bill Walton (Portland Trailblazers)
    2. Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
    3. Nate Thurmond (Golden State Warriors)
    SMALL FORWARD
    1. Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)
    2. Dennis Rodman (Detroit Pistons)
    3. James Worthy (LA Lakers)
    POWER FORWARD
    1. Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)
    2. Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    3. Jerry Lucas (Cinncinati Royals)

  8. Jim says:

    I have seen NBA ball since the early 60’s

    In my opinion the top 12 players (standard NBA team with no players out of their position) plus one alternate of all time are:

    1st team:
    F- Baylor
    F- Bird
    C- Wilt
    G- Oscar
    G- Jordan

    Reserves:
    G-West
    G-Magic
    G- Koby
    C- Kareem
    C- Bill Russell
    F-Lebron
    F-Moses Malone

    Alternate:
    Bill Walton

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