The Greatest Starting Five of All Time

Many basketball players have come and gone through the NBA. However, few NBA players have come into the league and have left their mark in the record books.

The five players that I will announce are the five best players that are unbeatable due to their natural talents, physicality, and unrelenting will to win.

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  1. Allen Iverson/ Point Guard- A.I. is one of the toughest players that has ever played in the league while only standing at 6 feet and only weighing 160 pounds. Despite his under average NBA stature, he managed to  be one of the most prolific scorers to ever touch a basketball; he also single-handedly turned the whole Philadelphia 76ers franchise around.
  2. Kobe Bryant/ Shooting Guard- Bryant also well known as “The Black Mamba” is arguably the best scorer in the modern era of basketball. On January 22, 2006, Bryant posted the second-best scoring performance ever by scoring 81 points while also shooting 60 percent from the field. Oh yeah and Kobe also scored 60 points in his final NBA game against the Jazz as well. Kobe not only was a scorer but a winner; he won 5 NBA titles in his career.
  3. Michael Jordan/ Small Forward- Michael “Air” Jordan is the best player to ever in the NBA hands down. His will to win was second to none. His fierce competitiveness struck fear into all his opponents. His clutch factor was unmatched; in his whole NBA Finals tenure, he never allowed an opposing team to force a game 7.
  4. LeBron James/ Power Forward- Arguably the best small forward to ever play in the NBA. At 6 foot 9 inches, he is a walking freight train with the skills and athleticism which poses a match-up nightmare for opposing players. He also has a resumé that has him destined to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Just recently, he became the youngest player to score 27,000 points.
  5. Kareem Abdul Jabbar/ Center- He is one of the most dominating big men to ever play the game. He revolutionized the game by introducing the sky-hook which is literally unguardable. To prove this claim true, Kareem is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history.

There is my starting five of all-time greats. Post your starting five of all-time greats in the comments and see if you can pose any threat to my lineup.

 

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Author: Phillip Grant

Mass Comm Major, Accounting Minor

2 thoughts on “The Greatest Starting Five of All Time”

  1. Magic, Jordan, LeBron, Barkley, Hakeem. They have size, speed, and defensive capability (and also all were/are hard to guard by anyone of any size.
    If I had to choose a 5 to go against your 5 and had to remove Jordan, I would either add Bird in due to size and court vision, or Bill Russell to help guard the rim as well as his court vision.

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