How was this team put together?

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    How was this team put together?

    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 5.

    These players were picked specifically for one reason.
    1) Name how they were selected?
    2) Could this starting 5 beat Warriors starting 5 in a 7 game series?
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    Team #2
    PG Oscar Robertson
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Lebron James
    PF Karl Malone
    C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


    These players were picked specifically for one reason.
    1) Name how they were selected?
    2) Could this starting 5 beat Warriors starting 5 in a 7 game series?

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    Would you take Team #1 or Team #2 in a 7 game series?

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    Team 1.

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    Team 2, and I don't think it'd be close.

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    I'm not sure who I would give the edge to in the Malone vs Malone match up at PF, but I'm leaning towards Malone.

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    So no one has a guess as to how each team was built?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So no one has a guess as to how each team was built?
    #1 the players are all the main cogs in consecutive years, but it has to be deeper than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    #1 the players are all the main cogs in consecutive years, but it has to be deeper than that.
    Yes, there is a common link on both teams between each player on each respective team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    #1 the players are all the main cogs in consecutive years, but it has to be deeper than that.
    Team #1 is the all decade team from the 1990's

    NBA.com: NBA.com All-Decade Team

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    As much as I love Jordan, I definitely go with #2.

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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
    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.

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    I can't figure out the significance of #2. And yes, they would beat #1, and both would easily take the Warriors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So no one has a guess as to how each team was built?
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Team #2
    PG Oscar Robertson
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Lebron James
    PF Karl Malone
    C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


    These players were picked specifically for one reason.
    1) Name how they were selected?
    2) Could this starting 5 beat Warriors starting 5 in a 7 game series?
    Are these the leading scorers in each decade? Looks like 60's-10's? Did Oscar outscore Wilt in the 60's?

    EDIT: Probably not. KD would probably be the 10's, so I like the top scorers at positions.

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