One of my esteemed colleagues and I were discussing what we believed would make up the greatest NBA squad of all time. This stemmed from an argument a few years back where said colleague tried to explain to me that MJ wasn’t the greatest basketball player ever, which is obviously an argument that a Bulls fan from Chicago doesn’t take lightly.
Anyway, he suggested this as an all-time starting five:
My all-time five looked like this:
Our apologies to Dr. J and Larry Bird, among others. Obviously, my coworker went with more size and I went with a more traditional point guard. I’m asking you guys to offer what your all-time NBA team would be.
We also began to debate the best teams by decade. My all 1990s squad looked like: Shaq, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Jordan and Stockton. All new-millenium would be: Steve Nash, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Shaq. Some players cross over into multiple decades: Dr. J and Kareem, for example, could be ’70s or ’80s.
For the All 2000s team, my colleague voted in favor of Dwyane Wade or Allen Iverson instead of Nash — again, foregoing the traditional point guard.