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Old 10-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

Here is your team

C-
PF-Karl Malone
SF-Larry Bird
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PG- John Stockton



If you choose Russell, Clyde Drexler Fills the SG spot - John Havlicek 6th man - Reggie Miller 7th

If you choose Jordan, Dikembe Mutombo Fills C spot- Scottie Pippen 6th man -Ray Allen 7th

Both very competitive, proven winners and come up BIG when need be. But who is the better glue/motivator/best overall combination of the pieces provided





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Old 10-07-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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Russell.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

I'll take MJ cause of Ray and Scottie. Good balance of offense and defense on both the perimeter and inside.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

Modern day Ben Wallace/Dennis Rodman vs the greatest player of all-time. hmmm, tough decision...
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

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Modern day Ben Wallace/Dennis Rodman vs the greatest player of all-time. hmmm, tough decision...

That's odd. I never thought to compare Jordan to Wallace or Rodman.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

Man this shows how underrated Drexler is. I would take Russell because I'd rather have him and Clyde than MJ and Dikembe.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

With the options give, I have to go with Bill Russell. That's the just fantastic passing on that team with lineup of Bill, K.Malone, Bird, Drexler, and Stockton. My interior defense would be on lock as well. The ball doesn't need multiple players to take the big shots in crunch time, I feel Jordan and Bird may hinder each other... Just imagine the outlet passes igniting the fast break from Russell down the open court to Drexler or Malone ?

It's not bad picking Jordan either, but I feel Scottie would need to start to make a true impact on that team and Jordan would need to be more ball dominant, which I don't see happening with Bird out there too.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #8
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

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If you choose Jordan, Dikembe Mutombo Fills C spot- Scottie Pippen 6th man -Ray Allen 7th
Jordan with a dominant defensive backcourt? he'd win 6 out of 8 eas.. oh wait.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: Pick to be the star of this team, Jordan VS Russell

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Modern day Ben Wallace/Dennis Rodman vs the greatest player of all-time. hmmm, tough decision...
LOL you say that combination like its a bad thing mixed with a Tim Duncan like mind and MJ passion to win...Plus Russell would be listed as 6'11 seeing as he's taller than the "6'10" Dwight Howard...Anyways, I think you severely underrate the past and overrate the present. Just my opinion though I could be doing the same thing vice versa
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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With the options give, I have to go with Bill Russell. That's the just fantastic passing on that team with lineup of Bill, K.Malone, Bird, Drexler, and Stockton. My interior defense would be on lock as well. The ball doesn't need multiple players to take the big shots in crunch time, I feel Jordan and Bird may hinder each other... Just imagine the outlet passes igniting the fast break from Russell down the open court to Drexler or Malone ?

It's not bad picking Jordan either, but I feel Scottie would need to start to make a true impact on that team and Jordan would need to be more ball dominant, which I don't see happening with Bird out there too.

I agree!

It's somewhat hard for me picking Jordan over Russell seeing as Jordan is my second favorite player...its just all things considered with the pieces given, Russell's team would be slightly Superior IMO
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Jordan without hesitation.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #12
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Jordan without hesitation.
Can you explain why? Obviously from my previous post I disagree but only slightly...if the 2 teams were to face each other I could almost see it going 50/50 in a 20 game series.

1,347 posts and that high of a rep? I deff respect your opinion if your willing to go into some depth as to your reasoning
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #13
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Jordan without hesitation.
Not that this makes a case or doesn't make a case for Russell, just interesting to watch. He shot jacks a bit but on this team he'd be taking far less attempts but still be beasting in what he always does IMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuOUENP2xqk&feature=plcp
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #14
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Can you explain why? Obviously from my previous post I disagree but only slightly...if the 2 teams were to face each other I could almost see it going 50/50 in a 20 game series.

1,347 posts and that high of a rep? I deff respect your opinion if your willing to go into some depth as to your reasoning
I am just uncertain how much of an impact Russell would have in today's game with more athletic players (I know this is the common knock on Russell but it's hard for me to ignore). I have no doubt he would still be an elite defender and one of the best rebounders in the game but I doubt his impact would be as great, partly because of the amount of perimeter scoring in today's game.

Jordan on the other hand would be dominant in any era IMO. Personally, I'd rather have a scoring machine who can provide elite perimeter defense than a rebounding/defensive presence in the paint.

I can understand someone picking Russell though.

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