exactly defense and chemistry is much more important.You are gonna have offense no matter what.This is why neither magic nor birds deserves a spot in this team.Dont get me wrong they were good defenders but far from great.Lebron Jordan and even Pippen would blow by them every time.
Exactly. I mean, let's face it, when your playing with great players, I mean the greatest players, you don't want to be weak anywhere. For instance, I love stockton, but he's getting posted up if he playing teams whose pg is payton (3 inches taller) or magic (8 inches taller), or pippen (whose 7 inches taller).
Then I ve seen some guys have jordan, kobe and wilt in the lineup, there's only one ball.
This, except i would have Pippen at SF and have LeBron as 6th man.
Yeah could be.However i dont think Pippen outside shot is too suspect even though lebron is not that good he is considerably better than pippen and their defense is actually pretty similar they can lock down anybody when focused and their help defense is just as good however lebron is much better offensively so i gave the nod to Lebron and bring Rodman off the bench because in his prime he could guard anybody from centers to pgs.Anyway you cant go wrong with either of them.
Lol true. Im actually amazed at how many people ar picking pippen
Indeed i still think lebron is much better offensive player and their defense is not that far off.BTW,I dont think anyone remembers who payton really is.Because i don't think as one on one defender,he literally shut down Jordan.Yes he literally shut down Jordan.I have watched jordan my whole life i dont remember any player beside payton who frustrated him.Payton should definitely be in that line-up
C - Wilt Chamberlain
PF - Bill Russell
SF - Larry Bird
SG - Michael Jordan
PG - Magic Johnson
6th Man - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I believe these are the six best basketball players of all-time. Not only that, but their skills complement each other perfectly: Bird and Magic's selfless team-play, Jordan's killer instinct, Russell's defense and intangibles, Wilt's rebounding (I'd actually prefer the old Lakers Wilt for this team, rather than the young Sixers/Warriors Wilt) and Kareem's unstoppable offense.
Not to be unoriginal, but this would be my 6 as well.
With no parameters set, grab the best of the best, bar none.
To many of us are picking our favorite players as opposed to a team that's would have great chemistry. I mean, you can pick any players you want, why would you pick guys that are liabilities like bird, magic, russell, and rodman?
That tean can shoot, pass, play man defense, help defense, rebound, post up, has size, athleticism, speed, intangibles, can switch everything, and are versitle. And all can play multiple positions.
The one thing you don't have is outside shooting. You have 3 wing players that will primarily be looking to drive to the hoop. That could be a problem if your opposition decides to clog the lane.
I like the idea of Bron coming of the bench as sixth man for versatility reasons. He can play and defend four positions. This team is so damn versatile! And the defensive liabilities that Magic and Bird had (it never stopped them from being top 5-6 GOAT so I think it's overrated to be concerned about that to a degree) would be covered up by four of the premier and most versatile defenders of all time.