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Page 2 of Team #1 PG John Stockton SG Michael Jordan SF Scottie Pippen PF Karl Malone C Hakeem Olajuwon I think we could all agree would be a formidable starting... 27 comments | 805 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I guess there is nobody else to put in his place, but Pippen just doesn't seem on near the same level as the others. Of course I think he is the most overrated player in NBA history, so part of my bias is coming through.
    I completely agree. Never bought into the "greatness" of Pippen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    I completely agree. Never bought into the "greatness" of Pippen.
    No, you're right. It was all Jordan and Phil. And Steve Kerr. Scottie was just lucky to be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    No, you're right. It was all Jordan and Phil. And Steve Kerr. Scottie was just lucky to be there.
    That's not what I'm saying. Pippen was great. I just don't buy that he's right behind Michael on the greatness scale. Great player? Yes. Top 5 in the decade?? No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Team #1 is the all decade team from the 1990's

    NBA.com: NBA.com All-Decade Team
    That was a coincidence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    I'll admit, I had to start looking at stats to come up with something. I don't know if this is it, or not...but, it looks like team #1 has the top players for each position using career steals. And, looks like team #2 is top players for each position using career points. Am I close?
    Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

    Team #1 is the top players by position in All-Time Steals.
    Team #2 is the top players by position in All-Time Points Scored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    No, you're right. It was all Jordan and Phil. And Steve Kerr. Scottie was just lucky to be there.
    Pretty much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    That's not what I'm saying. Pippen was great. I just don't buy that he's right behind Michael on the greatness scale. Great player? Yes. Top 5 in the decade?? No.
    #1 at his position for most of the decade. It was tough to be a top 5 guy in the 90's. I think Scottie was one of them, ahead of Ewing, Shaq, and Nique, with a discussion to be had about Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    #1 at his position for most of the decade. It was tough to be a top 5 guy in the 90's. I think Scottie was one of them, ahead of Ewing, Shaq, and Nique, with a discussion to be had about Chuck.
    You've got to be kidding, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    I think Scottie was one of them, ahead of Ewing, Shaq, and Nique, with a discussion to be had about Chuck.
    I'm going to struggle to take any of your NBA takes seriously after reading this...No chance was he better than Ewing, Shaq or Barkley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    You've got to be kidding, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'm going to struggle to take any of your NBA takes seriously after reading this...No chance was he better than Ewing, Shaq or Barkley.
    Just looked at Shaq's numbers. That was a silly statement.

    As for Ewing, if you prefer him to Pippen, I'm going to struggle to take any of your NBA takes seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'm going to struggle to take any of your NBA takes seriously after reading this...No chance was he better than Ewing, Shaq or Barkley.
    I agree.

    And many forget how freakish Dominique was because he was in purgatory and didn't win much, but that dude was no slouch. His best days were later 80s and just into the turn of the 90s, so I am fine putting him behind for the all decade team.

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    Shaq>Nique>Pippen

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    Neither of those teams would have much scoring from the outside. They would be impossible to stop inside the arc though. With the Warriors great floor spacing, passing, pick n rolls, unselfishness, and great shooting. I do think the Warriors could steal a game or two in a 7 game series against both teams if they are on fire from 3 point land. Both of those teams would win a 7 game series though.

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