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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:37 am

France can Too IMHO, on their day of course.

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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:23 am

Yeah, Parker, Noah, Pietrus, Diaw. I forgot Noah will be playing for France.
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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:23 am

http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2012/02/the-25-greatest-sneakers-in-uconn-basketball-history#2

:bow: They're all dope. Especially the 93 Air Forces, the Rudy Gay XIII's, Rip's Air Penny's, Olympic VII's, and Ray's Air Max Uptempo


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Post by The Franchise on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:29 am

@Mr Nick09 wrote:

ROFL, hilarious

Fecking cracking up...holy crap lol
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Post by Don't call me James on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:19 am

ROLF.....HAHAHAH THat had me weak looooool...Nick you old sailor you. Great find

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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:46 pm

Laughing

Anyway, Lakers pushing for Beasley and Sessions.

I'm Willing to bet that even if we get Sessions, D Fish gets at the very least 18 mins a game lol.

I like the Idea of

Sessions
Kobe
Beasley
Gasol
Bynum

But I dunno if a guy like beasley can defend well enough,or buy into defence well enough to be on the floor with a group like this.

More likely Artest or Barnes instead.

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Post by The Franchise on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:59 pm

I think that could finish games, but I dont know about the most minutes. Sessions isnt a shooter, Beasley doesnt have great 3 point range...its a little bit limited. But at the end of games, its possible. But it would require sicking Kobe on the opponants best scorer aswell as asking him to make clutch players.

I think Beas would be excellent as a 6th man, sort of smaller poor mans Odom with no defence and more explosive scoring.

Maybe its just me, but im not so high on Sessions. I mean he is a good player and better than what you got, but just not so feeling him.

I think Dragic would be good for us, he is a backup for us, but he has starting level talent.

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Post by pUsHa on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:41 pm

@dmize wrote:
@pUsHa wrote:
@Le Samourai wrote:Once Lebron is on the roster I like our chances. :study:

EDIT: Is Kobe on the roster as well hmm

Yep the Closer is on the roster ... if he's not they'll LeBronze it again :lol!:

Save it. This is one of the most talented USA teams ever. Like Durant, Rose, etc won't be on the roster. And Melo at closing > Kobe over the last few seasons.

The team at the olympics was just as talented ... and it required Mister "5 rings " Kobe Bean Bryant to close the game and put Spain down ... :lol!:

Carmelo can close meaningless regular season games as long as he wants Laughing
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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:34 pm

Carmelo is great but if Kobe isn't there Lebron is gonna have the ball in his hands and he'll have to make a play.

The most you can really hope for is they draw up something for Durant,but they ain't putting the ball in Melo's hands(Which is idiotic BTW) because he gets a comfortable look for himself or someone else basically every time.

If we're talking Spain specifically as well, I'll go ahead and say we have no one to guard Kobe on a ISO,I mean that literally no one can even hope to guard him.

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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:50 pm

@The Franchise wrote:I think that could finish games, but I dont know about the most minutes. Sessions isnt a shooter, Beasley doesnt have great 3 point range...its a little bit limited. But at the end of games, its possible. But it would require sicking Kobe on the opponants best scorer aswell as asking him to make clutch players.

I think Beas would be excellent as a 6th man, sort of smaller poor mans Odom with no defence and more explosive scoring.

Maybe its just me, but im not so high on Sessions. I mean he is a good player and better than what you got, but just not so feeling him.

I think Dragic would be good for us, he is a backup for us, but he has starting level talent.


Beasley is aint a bad shooter, he just takes alot of bad shots.I'd say he's around a 40 % 3pt shooter give or take but what gives the perception is he dosen't have either great form, ad furthermore he almost never spots up.Almost every shot he takes he literally has to do a couple jab steps and arm fakes before taking them, when he spots up he just dosen't feel it.

Odom right now is suffering, I want him back, he's better than Dirk ffs, when he's on.Odom on sync is unstoppable, I really mean that, complete explosive and streaky.

Not high on Sessions either really, yea Dragic would be nice , we have nothing you guys want though, unless you wanna do something like Gasol for Scola+Dragic.But I don't like it.I don't really wanna give up Gasol for something like that just yet.

Artest/Ebanks for Dragic hmm
Since Chandler Parsons is starting after all.




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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm

@pUsHa wrote:
@dmize wrote:
@pUsHa wrote:
@Le Samourai wrote:Once Lebron is on the roster I like our chances. :study:

EDIT: Is Kobe on the roster as well hmm

Yep the Closer is on the roster ... if he's not they'll LeBronze it again :lol!:

Save it. This is one of the most talented USA teams ever. Like Durant, Rose, etc won't be on the roster. And Melo at closing > Kobe over the last few seasons.

The team at the olympics was just as talented ... and it required Mister "5 rings " Kobe Bean Bryant to close the game and put Spain down ... :lol!:

Carmelo can close meaningless regular season games as long as he wants Laughing

"required" lmao, you mean the game the US led from the 2nd quarter on? Regular season or not, Melo's still closed out more than Kobe(1 Toronto Raptors game) the past 2 years, lol. What's a matter? You off Lin's dick already, back on Kobe's? Didn't last long did it?

and lol @ "was just as talented" Not quite. Rose replacing Kidd, Durant replacing Prince, Griffin/Love replacing Boozer are all upgrades.
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Post by pUsHa on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:44 pm

@dmize wrote:
@pUsHa wrote:
@dmize wrote:
@pUsHa wrote:
@Le Samourai wrote:Once Lebron is on the roster I like our chances. :study:

EDIT: Is Kobe on the roster as well hmm

Yep the Closer is on the roster ... if he's not they'll LeBronze it again :lol!:

Save it. This is one of the most talented USA teams ever. Like Durant, Rose, etc won't be on the roster. And Melo at closing > Kobe over the last few seasons.

The team at the olympics was just as talented ... and it required Mister "5 rings " Kobe Bean Bryant to close the game and put Spain down ... :lol!:

Carmelo can close meaningless regular season games as long as he wants Laughing

"required" lmao, you mean the game the US led from the 2nd quarter on? Regular season or not, Melo's still closed out more than Kobe(1 Toronto Raptors game) the past 2 years, lol. What's a matter? You off Lin's dick already, back on Kobe's? Didn't last long did it?

and lol @ "was just as talented" Not quite. Rose replacing Kidd, Durant replacing Prince, Griffin/Love replacing Boozer are all upgrades.

1 toronto raptors game in the last 2 years ? Are you sure of that ? nice jokes hahahhaha :lol!:

What about Lin ? I was giving credit where its due , unlike some idiots that were just searching to hate on this guy , first he cant shoot then he has a lot of turnovers .... but hey the Knicks are winning games with the ball in his hands unlike it was with Melo ...

And yeah Spain were getting back in the game in that 4th quarter and Kobe took the job to put them down ... Not Melo not LeBronze and not Wade but Kobeyyyy .... Are you going to deny that and jump around with this retarded jumping around dicks ... lol what an idiot .
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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:07 pm

@pUsHa wrote:
@dmize wrote:
@pUsHa wrote:
@dmize wrote:
@pUsHa wrote:
@Le Samourai wrote:Once Lebron is on the roster I like our chances. :study:

EDIT: Is Kobe on the roster as well hmm

Yep the Closer is on the roster ... if he's not they'll LeBronze it again :lol!:

Save it. This is one of the most talented USA teams ever. Like Durant, Rose, etc won't be on the roster. And Melo at closing > Kobe over the last few seasons.

The team at the olympics was just as talented ... and it required Mister "5 rings " Kobe Bean Bryant to close the game and put Spain down ... :lol!:

Carmelo can close meaningless regular season games as long as he wants Laughing

"required" lmao, you mean the game the US led from the 2nd quarter on? Regular season or not, Melo's still closed out more than Kobe(1 Toronto Raptors game) the past 2 years, lol. What's a matter? You off Lin's dick already, back on Kobe's? Didn't last long did it?

and lol @ "was just as talented" Not quite. Rose replacing Kidd, Durant replacing Prince, Griffin/Love replacing Boozer are all upgrades.

1 toronto raptors game in the last 2 years ? Are you sure of that ? nice jokes hahahhaha :lol!:

So what are the other games? I'll wait.


Kobe stans gotta the most delusional people in the world, I swear. In their eyes, Kobe is the only clutch player on the US and the best player of all-time. It's comedy.
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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:30 pm

A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN
#Celticstalk And then there were two ... #Celtics all-stars this year. Rajon Rondo will replace #Hawks G/F Joe Johnson.

Nice, I thought J-Smoov woulda replaced JJ but I guess they wanted a guard.
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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:43 pm

I believe I said in the previous thread that Melo is the best in the game when it comes to making the right play in clutch situations.

Nevertheless, any given night despite statistics, I rather Kobe.

I don't think he's the best of all time , If I had to venture a couple accolades I'd throw out best footwork of all time and best mid-range game of all time.

BTW What do you mean "close out" because I assume you're only counting Buzzer beaters here.

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Post by The Franchise on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:17 pm

@Le Samourai wrote:
@The Franchise wrote:I think that could finish games, but I dont know about the most minutes. Sessions isnt a shooter, Beasley doesnt have great 3 point range...its a little bit limited. But at the end of games, its possible. But it would require sicking Kobe on the opponants best scorer aswell as asking him to make clutch players.

I think Beas would be excellent as a 6th man, sort of smaller poor mans Odom with no defence and more explosive scoring.

Maybe its just me, but im not so high on Sessions. I mean he is a good player and better than what you got, but just not so feeling him.

I think Dragic would be good for us, he is a backup for us, but he has starting level talent.


Beasley is aint a bad shooter, he just takes alot of bad shots.I'd say he's around a 40 % 3pt shooter give or take but what gives the perception is he dosen't have either great form, ad furthermore he almost never spots up.Almost every shot he takes he literally has to do a couple jab steps and arm fakes before taking them, when he spots up he just dosen't feel it.

Odom right now is suffering, I want him back, he's better than Dirk ffs, when he's on.Odom on sync is unstoppable, I really mean that, complete explosive and streaky.

Not high on Sessions either really, yea Dragic would be nice , we have nothing you guys want though, unless you wanna do something like Gasol for Scola+Dragic.But I don't like it.I don't really wanna give up Gasol for something like that just yet.

Artest/Ebanks for Dragic hmm
Since Chandler Parsons is starting after all.


So then he is useless as shooter given all those things, starting in that 5 he cant do those things and even if he could its not effective.

Odom better than Dirk...what are you on.

Odom isnt even a 1st option on a bad team.

Artest....lol....

I prefer Parsons.
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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:17 pm

@Le Samourai wrote:I believe I said in the previous thread that Melo is the best in the game when it comes to making the right play in clutch situations.

Nevertheless, any given night despite statistics, I rather Kobe.

I don't think he's the best of all time , If I had to venture a couple accolades I'd throw out best footwork of all time and best mid-range game of all time.

BTW What do you mean "close out" because I assume you're only counting Buzzer beaters here.

"Close out a game" is relative, yeah. I'm talking GW shots for the most part.

Best footwork, sure. Best midrange, not so sure. I think of Jordan, English(i'm sure people will be like who? Alex English. His midrange was unconscious), Bird and Gervin first when I think of midrange games. Dirk deserves to be in the discussion as well.
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Post by pUsHa on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:48 pm

If you wanted for the last 2 seasons here is a bunch ...



He's not the only clutch player in the US , but there is a reason why everybody chooses Kobe Bryant for the last play of the game ...and never here I said that he is the greatest of all-time .


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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Like I said, those were over 2 years ago. Melo hit 2 last season alone off the top of my head, Pacers and Grizzlies.

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/24200/the-truth-about-kobe-bryant-in-crunch-time


"I'll spare you the entire list, but it's long. In the final 24 seconds of playoff games, Bryant has racked up almost as many air balls as makes, making just below 30 percent of game-tying or go-ahead shots. He hasn't hit such a shot in a playoff game, in fact, since 2008, including key misses in the closing moments against the Jazz and Magic in 2009, and the Thunder and Suns last spring. He made one of his four shots in the fourth quarter of Game 7 of last year's Finals."


it's actually a good article. And I still consider Kobe clutch, however he's living on his past reputation in regards to that right now.

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Post by The Franchise on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:43 pm

Kobe is streaky, talking midrange here. When he is on, he is hotter than anyone, but he goes through spells where he is not.

I am not most impressed with the games where he will go 8 for 10 and then the rest of the way go 2 for 10. Indeed, thats 50% but you dont want that type of deviation.

I dont think he is the best midrange shooter of all those names, but I dont think anyone (even Jordan) made more difficult shots than him. Some argue thats a bad thing.
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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:35 pm

Defo wouldn't say Jordan , the only one of the few that I've actually gone thought the You tube Library for.I'm sure his percentages are better and everything though, although the entire game was played closer to the rim at the time, for better of for worse.

Perhaps Most complete mid-range game is a better title, no one on the list has the assortment of moves that he uses to get those shots, possibly even Jordan.On pure consistency alone you'd be forced to give it to other guys.

Comes down to a preference I guess I rather Kobe's idrange than most of those other guys purely because he makes tougher shots and has more ability to free himself.

Alex English looks a beast tho, sorry I can't look at anything other than highlight vids because he looks quite complete.

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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:54 pm

How much times will Smith be robbed though?- Nonsense.


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Ranking the All-Time Trios in NBA History

Teams with 2 star players are tough to beat, especially if they are both unselfish players who understand the game and have a winning mentality; but what about teams with 3 such players? You'll normally find them competing for the title as long as the group stays intact, and the following are no exception. I've included their career stats instead of their stats from only playing with one another, to give you a better impression of what each was capable of individually and over the course of their career. Numbers are consequentially slightly deflated mostly due to the low-minute 'twilight years' for some players (Hornacek, X-Man, Mo' Cheeks, G.P., Robert Parish, Michael Finley, C-Webb, Charles Oakley, Shawn Kemp, Bob Cousy, Ewing, etc.) or more rarely because of low PT rookie/sophomore/early years (Ginobili, Slater Martin, Kobe, Bob Love, Gail Goodrich, Dave D., Dale Ellis, etc. ) or major injury (Penny, Grant Hill, T-Mac) For the most part though, each of these guy's stats were actually slightly elevated during the period of time when they played in their respective trio setting, with notable exceptions such as the mid-90's Rockets, the modern Big Three in Boston, and potentially the Miami Heat trio (though at this rate it's looking like that might not happen as much as some people would hope). In addition, I wanted to make reference to the '04 Pistons team but I couldn't really figure out who the trio was, a rare delimma when trying to figure out the best players on a title team since normally 3 is the maximum number of guys who clearly make the cut. Not so for them... is it Chauncey, Rip, and Big Ben? Chauncey, Rip, and Sheed? Chauncey, Prince, and Sheed? Chauncey, Sheed, and Big Ben? Chauncey, Rip, and Prince? The last one seemed the most plausible, though that of course is not saying much since i'd be excluding a DPoY who'd block the **** out of his own mother and a big man who hit all kinds of extremely important shots and played crucial defense. Chauncey seemed to be the only constant, with massive contributions from all the other guys making it real tough to choose. Ultimately I chose no one since it clearly surpassed trio status. Extremely rare indeed. I also had a hard time including the Havlicek, Cowns, and White combo that won 2 titles together in the 70s with Boston since it was really more of a quartet; the omission of Paul Silas is extremely arguable since he was a decent sized piece of the puzzle (and because Silas went on to win one more title with the C's after Hondo retired).

All stats are taken from basketball-reference.com.


40(a). Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Chris Mullin
Run T.M.C. won plenty of games in the late 80's and early 90's, but never took any important steps upwards towards winning anything that mattered. Within the run-and-gun of Don Nelson though, this team was a high powered offensive machine that defenses had nightmares about. In 1991, the three averaged a combined 72.5 points per game.

The Bug (17.7ppg, 8.2apg, 3.3rpg, 1.6spg)
Rock (21.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg
Mullin (18.2ppg on 50% shooting, 4.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.6spg


40(b). Tim Hardaway, Latrell Sprewell, Chris Webber
Basically the end result of the Run T.M.C era getting broken up. The system remained the same however, and of course these guys flourished statistically because of it. Didn't stick together long however since they just couldn't see eye to eye, so in the end it was more of a "what could have been" situation.

The Bug (17.7ppg, 8.2apg, 3.3rpg, 1.6spg)
Killing Spree (18.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg, 1.4spg)
C-Webb (20.7ppg on 48% shooting, 9.8rpg, 4.2apg, 1.4spg, 1.4bpg)


39. Steve Smith, Glen Rice, Grant Long
Made the playoffs a few times, but never got out of the first round. Still, the high scoring of Glen Rice, the fantastic rookie guard play of Steve Smith, and the superb rebounding and defending of Grant Long made for a formidable trio that, if perhaps surrounded by better pieces, could have been a force to be reckoned with in the early 90's.

Smith (14.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.1apg, 0.8spg)
Rice (18.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg)
Long (9.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg)


38. Connie Hawkins, **** Van Arsdale, Gail Goodrich
Definitely didn't achieve much as a trio on the late 60's early 70's Suns, but 2 Hall of Famers and a three time All-Star in Arsdale meant heavy artillery. High potential trio that didn't have enough time together to reach higher.

Hawk (18.7ppg, 8.8rpg, 4.1apg, 1.2spg, 0.8bpg)
**** (16.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.3apg, 0.9spg)
Stumpy (18.6ppg, 4.7apg, 3.2rpg, 1.3spg)


37. Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis, Xavier McDaniel
Made it to the WCF in 87', powered by momentum from the regular season where all three of these guys averaged over 20 points. An offensive powerhouse.

T.C. (18.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg, 0.8spg, 0.6bpg)
Lamar Mundane (15.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.4apg, 0.8spg)
X-Man (15.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.0apg, 0.9spg)


36. Dan Issel, Alex English, Kiki Vandeweghe
This trio helped the early 80's Nuggets lead the league in scoring multiple times (in fact, this is one of the teams responsible for the NBA's all time highest scoring game 186-184). Made it to the WCF only once before Vandeweghe was traded, ending this trios run as quickly as it started.

Horse (22.6ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg)
The Blade (21.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.6apg, 0.9spg, 0.7bpg)
Kiki (19.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.1apg, 0.6spg)


35. Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Julius Erving
Yeah, that's right. They all played together for a very short time, almost a transitional phase. This is one of the craziest trios to never really achieve much in my book, two of the greatest rebounders ever and one of the best all around players to step onto the court. They were an intact trio until Philly decided for some reason to trade Moses for a bunch of guys you've probably never heard of. Surprisingly enough, they got taken out in the first round that year and never recovered, missing the playoffs the following year.

Moses (20.3ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3bpg, 0.8spg)
The Chuck Wagon (22.1ppg, 11.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg, 0.8bpg)
Doctor J (24.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.2apg, 2.0spg, 1.7bpg)


34. Mark Aguirre, Rolando Blackman, Derek Harper
Made the playoffs 6 out of 7 times they were together, also making it as far as the WCF in 1988. Unfortunately for them, some of the greatest teams of all time were peaking as well, namely the Bird Celtics and the Showtime Lakers.

Aguirre (20.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.1apg, 0.7spg)
Ro' (18.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg, 0.7spg)
Harper (13.3ppg, 5.5apg, 2.4rpg, 1.6spg)


33. Mark Price, Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance
Made the playoffs 8 times in 9 years, posting a few 50 win seasons in the process. Never achieved much in the playoffs though, and ultimately became (after the fact) the team that would fall to "The Shot" Of course, a trio comprised of arguably the greatest pure shooter in NBA history, a ferocious dunker and shot blocker, and a great all around player who fills up the stat sheet will hardly ever go wrong.

Price (15.2ppg, 6.7apg, 2.6rpg, 1.2spg)
Hooch (19.0ppg, 9.5rpg, 3.7apg, 0.8spg, 0.7bpg)
The High-Ayatolla of Slamola (17.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.6apg, 2.2bpg, 0.9spg)


32. Julius Erving, Doug Collins, George McGinnis
Won 50 games in their first season together, as well as making it to the Finals against Bill Walton's Trail Blazers where they would fall to Bill Walton's meteoric dominance. Continued to be a force, but could never contend on a full team level with Magic's Lakers or Bird's Celtics, leading to the inevitable breakdown. Due to the Doctor's amazing flash, McGinnis' great post play, and Collins ability to score off his teammates, this trio made the 76ers a fan favorite and a great money maker for a league that was in dire straights.

Dr. J (24.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.2apg, 2.0spg, 1.7bpg)
Collins (17.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2spg)
McGinnis (20.2ppg, 11.0rpg, 3.7apg, 1.9spg)


31. Jason Kidd, Kerry Kittles, Kenyon Martin
Made it to the Finals consecutive years (02' and 03') on the strength of one of the greatest all around guards ever in J. Kidd, a consistent scorer in Kittles, and a post presence/defensive power in K-Mart. A relatively weak trio in comparison to most of these other guys, but you can't argue with the back-to-back Finals appearances.

Kidd (13.2ppg, 9.1apg, 6.5rpg, 2.0spg)
Kittles (14.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg)
K-Mart (13.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.1apg, 1.2spg, 1.2bpg)


30. Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Charles Oakley
Posted a 51 win season upon creation of this trio, heading into the playoffs to get bounced by Jordan's Bulls (this record is skipping badly) after beating a tough Pistons team in the first round. Fueled by this, they won 60 games their next season, became a defensive minded juggernaut, and made it to the ECF only to once again... yeah you know. Made it to the Finals while Jordan was on one of his retirement vacations, only to meet Hakeem's Rockets and barely miss the title by a few points in Game 7. Continued to be a powerhouse psuedo-contender until Ewing suffered a wrist injury and Starks was subsequently traded.

Ewing (21.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0 spg, 2.4bpg)
Starks (12.5ppg, 3.6apg, 2.5rpg, 1.1spg)
Oak (9.7ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg)


29. Tom Chambers, Kevin Johnson, Eddie Johnson
This trio sparked a Phoenix franchise that would make the playoffs 13 times after their inception. Of course, these three players only actually played together for 2 solid years, but their value was tangible and they were a dangerous regular season and playoff threat.

T.C. (18.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg, 0.8spg, 0.6bpg)
K.J. (17.9ppg, 9.1apg, 3.3rpg, 1.5spg)
E.J. (16.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.1apg, 0.6spg)


28. Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire, Shawn Marion
The first year these guys met up, Nash won the MVP, both Amare and Marion were named All-Stars, and the Suns ended the season with 62 wins. The next year, they made it to the WCF before going down to the Spurs. In Amare's very first Conference Finals, he averaged 37 points per freakin' game. I think people may have forgotten what a beast Amare was before his microfracture surgery, because that is just in-saaaane.

Nash (14.6ppg, 8.5apg, 3.0rpg, 0.8spg)
Amare (21.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5apg, 0.9spg, 1.5bpg)
The Matrix (16.8ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7spg, 1.2bpg)


27. Chris Webber, Peja Stojakovic, Mike Bibby
Got "robbed" of a Finals appearance by massive controversy surrounding the WCF series that ultimately ended with the 61 win Kings getting eliminated in 7 by the two time defending champion Lakers. (The Lakers are constantly getting "robbed" of credit for winning by the same controversy.) Followed this year up by another great season, only to lose Chris Webber to unfortunate injury. They still managed to make the playoffs after his return, but they were dead inside and Webber was never the same.

C-Webb (20.7ppg, 9.8rpg, 4.2apg, 1.4spg, 1.4bpg)
Peja (17.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg, 0.9spg)
Bibby (15.2ppg, 5.7apg, 3.2rpg, 1.2spg)


26. Shaquille O'Neal, Afternee Hardaway, Nick Anderson
Put together the Magic's first 50 win season upon formation of this trio, then bested that by topping the East next season with 57 wins. They then bested that again next season, amassing 60 wins. Clearly they were a dominant force in the NBA, but they had the same bad luck as so many others, peaking when Jordan was at his apex. They also made it to the Finals twice in a row only to be dominated by Olajuwon's Rockets and Jordan's Bulls (that was the season the Bulls won 72... no one had any delusions of grandeur that season not even the Magic).

The Diesel (23.7ppg, 10.9rpg, 2.5apg, 2.3bpg, 0.6spg)
Penny (15.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.0apg, 1.6spg)
Anderson (14.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.4spg)


25. Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Detlef Schrempf
When this trio got formed in 93', the Sonics posted the best record in the NBA of 63-19. This was of course the year Mutombo's Nuggets team shocked the world by defeated the 1st seeded Sonics as an 8th seed, something we've accepted and moved on from already (the Grizzlies made it look easy this year). The following year however, this hungry team went all the way to the Finals, only to be ousted by Jordan's Bulls. (sound familiar?) They continued to be a regular season powerhouse until the trio broke up and head coach George Karl left the team.

The Glove (16.3ppg, 6.7apg, 3.9rpg, 1.8spg)
Reign Man (14.6, 8.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, 1.2bpg)
Schrempf (13.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.4apg, 0.8spg)


24. Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Finley
Didn't make it deep into the playoffs, going as far as the WCF once in 02-03, but dominated the regular season with the incredible offense of this trio buffeting the team. Won 57, 60, and 52 games in consecutive seasons, and of course it doesn't hurt that two of these guys are future Hall of Famers. Dirk's knee injury in the WCF during a series with the Spurs left some asking how far they might have gone that season had their leading scorer not gone down. A Finals appearance doesn't seem out of the question one bit.

Nash (14.6ppg on 49% shooting, 8.5apg, 3.0rpg, 0.8spg)
Wunderkind (23.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.7apg, 0.9spg, 1.0bpg)
Finley (15.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.9apg, 0.9spg)


23. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh
The newly formed mega-trio with insane numbers, of course, since these are career numbers they don't accurately reflect how the trio plays together. Yet. But so far, it's looking like things won't change too much for any player. Bosh stands to suffer the most, but is still capable of putting up All-Star type numbers (and on a winning team no less). LBJ and Wade will continue to get theirs, and not much will be able to stop that. The reason they make rank on this list when their list of achievements remains miniscule (obvious and understandable, since they've only been together one season so far) is because of the talent and ability of each individual player. Never before in the modern era of basketball have two of the (arguably) best players in the game teamed up. Compound that with the addition of All-Star Chris Bosh, a 20-10 guy in his own right and a guy who was considered a franchise player for years, and you've got a nearly unprecedented trio with more potential than I can quickly imagine here. Expect these three to sky rocket from this position in the following years. Edit: The Heat are now up 3-1 in the ECF, and appear poised to make the Finals in their very first year together.

Flash (25.4ppg on 49% shooting, 5.1rpg, 6.3apg, 1.8spg, 1.0bpg)
The Chosen One (27.7ppg on 48% shooting, 7.1rpg, 7.0apg, 1.7spg, 0.8bpg)
Like-A-Bosh (20.0ppg on 49% shooting, 9.2rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1bpg, 0.8spg


22. Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle
Made it to the Finals, only to meet Jordan's Bulls and predictably get ousted in fashion. This was a winning team that flourished in the regular season and played high quality basketball due primarily to the skill sets of this trio. Then, Thunder got traded, the chemistry on the court and in the locker room got destroyed, and the Suns set.

Sir Charles (22.1ppg, 11.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg, 0.8bpg)
K.J. (17.9ppg, 9.1apg, 3.3rpg, 1.5spg)
Thunder Dan (11.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg)


21. Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler
This is one of my personal favorite trios, since it includes two of my favorite players of all time in Barkley and Olajuwon. 3 absolute mega-stars beyond their primes meeting up in Houston for another shot at it? Lost in the WCF to the number 10 trio on this list, after taking a strong Seattle team to 7 games in the semis. Sadly it ended up that it wasn't meant to be, as they started suffering debilitating injuries too soon after the formation of the trio, and they lost as the 8th seed the following year in the 1st round.

The Dream (21.8ppg on 51% shooting, 11.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.7spg, 3.1bpg)
The Round Mound of Rebound (22.1ppg on 54% shooting, 11.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg, 0.8bpg)
The Glide (20.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.6apg, 2.0spg, 0.7bpg)


20. Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor
Three HoFers on the court running wild, hard to ignore them even though they could never win that elusive title. They did however make the Finals 3 consecutive years, something that should clearly not be overlooked. The firepower alone here makes them seem as if they should be ranked higher. Case in point: the 1970 season when the big three averaged an incredible 82.5 points per game. Lord Almighty!

Superman (30.1ppg, 22.9rpg, 4.4apg, unfathomable bpg)
The Logo (27.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 6.7apg, 2.6spg)
Baylor (27.4ppg, 13.5rpg, 4.3apg)


19. Karl Malone, John Stockton and Jeff Hornaceck
A trio similar to the Showtime trio in that it's an all-time great scoring machine paired up with an all-time great point guard, flanked by a shooter who had a knack for clutch shots. No rings though, and it hurts their cause. But you try beating Michael Jordan in a series...

Mailman (25.0ppg on 52% shooting, 10.1rpg, 3.6apg, 1.4spg, 0.8bpg)
Stock (13.1ppg on 51% shooting, 10.5apg, 2.7rpg, 2.2spg)
Horn (14.5ppg on 50% shooting, 3.4rpg, 4.9apg, 1.4spg)


18. Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, Bob Dandridge (1 title)
Finished the 77' season with a record of 44-38 and managed to go on to win the title. "The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings." They managed to make it back to the Finals the following year as well, even winning game 1 before dropping the ball hard. It was the beginning of the end for this group. The next season it was a struggle to make the playoffs at all, only to get swept upon arriving. Then they were a lottery team, and Unseld retired.

The Big E. (21.0ppg, 12.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, 2.0bpg)
Unseld (10.8ppg, 14.0rpg, 3.9apg, 1.1spg, 0.6bpg)
Greyhound (18.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.4apg, 1.3spg, 0.6bpg)


17. Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Avery Johnson (1 title)
Got to the WCF with the extremely valuable help of RoY Tim Duncan putting up big numbers, then dominated the West a year later to the tune of 11-1 in the playoffs against WC teams. Robinson passed the torch to Duncan, though after seeing what happened the next few years I'm sure he wishes he had stuck around a little while longer.

Timmy (20.6ppg, 11.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2.3bpg)
The Admiral (21.1ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.5apg, 3.0bpg, 1.4spg)
Taz (8.4ppg, 5.5apg, 1.7rpg, 1.0spg)


16. Julius Erving-Moses Malone-Maurice Cheeks (1 title)
The father of the modern game, one of the greatest rebounders ever, and a PG that just wouldn't quit. Came at a transitional phase in the NBA and didn't manage to win as much as other trios here, but their greatness is undeniable. Dr J and Moses' numbers below are the total averages of both their ABA and NBA careers, as are any other players on this list who had careers in both leagues. Fo' fo' fo'.

The Doc (24.2ppg on 50% shooting, 8.5rpg, 4.2apg, 2.0spg, 1.7bpg)
Moses (20.3ppg on 50% shooting, 12.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3bpg, 0.8spg)
Mo (11.1ppg on 52% shooting, 2.8rpg, 6.7apg, 2.1spg)


15. Jack Sikma, Gus Williams, Dennis Johnson (1 title)
A combination of one of the greatest shooting Centers the game has ever seen (Sika led the league in free throw percentage one year) a fantastic scoring guard in Gus Williams who averaged 28.6 points per game in the Finals series they ended up winning, and Finals MVP Dennis Johnson in the 1st stage of his great career where he was an athletic all around player who could fill it up in bunches. Won it all then blew it up soon after.

The Wizard (17.1ppg, 5.7apg, 2.7rpg, 2.0spg)
Jack (15.6ppg, 9.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, 0.9bpg)
DJ (14.1ppg, 5.0apg, 3.9rpg, 1.3spg)


14. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett (1 title)
A trio birthed by the suddenly ingenious Danny Ainge (only to prove later that his decisions could be just as questionable as they were brilliant), this team achieved the largest single season turnaround in NBA history for the C's, after going 24-58 the previous year they suddenly found themselves in the Finals battling the Lakers in a refreshingly retro matchup the league hadn't seen in decades. Everyone probably knows how this all played out of course: they won and have been contenders every year since then, with their defensive prowess making them perennial favorites. edit: Age has caught up with them at this point, and they've recently been bounced by certain other trio on this list... Father Time remains undefeated.

The Truth (22.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.5spg)
Jesus Shuttlesworth (20.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.2spg)
The Big Ticket (19.5ppg on 50% shooting, 10.7rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, 1.5bpg)


13. Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Dandridge (1 title)
Dominated the playoffs with a 12-2 record after acquiring Oscar earlier that year; they proceeded to win 66 games and claim the title. Probably the fastest and greatest uprising of a trio in the NBA so far. Had multiple 60+ win seasons and deep playoff appearances, but didn't win anything else (and the Bucks still haven't won anything else 4 decades later.)

The Big O (25.7ppg, 9.5apg, 7.5rpg, 1.1spg)
Kareem (24.6ppg, 11.2rpg, 3.6apg, 2.6bpg, 0.9spg)
Greyhound (18.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.4apg, 1.3spg, 0.6bpg)


12. Wilt Chamberlain-Jerry West-Gail Goodrich (1 title)
Played in 4 Finals together, managing to get a chip in only one of them. The modern day equivalent of this would be Derrick Rose joining a team with Dwight Howard and a better shooting Andre Iguodala. Jeez... The most dominant player ever, paired up with #45 on the all time scoring list and a great all around player in Goodrich, and the NBA logo Jerry West. An iconic trio.

The Stilt (30.1ppg, 22.9rpg, 4.4apg, unfathomable bpg) Mr. Clutch (27.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 6.7apg, 2.6spg) Stumpy (18.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.7apg, 1.3spg)


11. John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, Jo Jo White (2 titles)
As I said at the top of the article, the omission of Paul Silas here is very questionable considering his contributions to the titles. However, these were easily the three best on the team and Silas was much more of a workhorse/role player type guy. Ok, so I'm justifying. Sue me.

Hondo (20.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.8apg, 1.2spg)
Big Red (17.6ppg, 13.6rpg, 3.8apg, 1.1spg, 0.9bpg)
Jo Jo (17.2ppg, 4.9apg, 4.0rpg, 1.3spg)


10. Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed (2 titles)
This core brought the Knicks of the early 70s to 3 finals in the span of 4 years, winning two of them. I'd include Earl the Pearl in here, but these guys were the foundation; he was added after they'd already reached the summit once. One of the consisently shining beacons of toughness and talent in the NBA during the 70's.

DeBusschere (16.1ppg, 11.0rpg, 2.9apg, 0.9spg)
Clyde (18.9ppg at 49% shooting, 5.9rpg, 6.1apg, 1.9spg)
The Captain (19.0ppg, 13.1rpg, 1.9apg, 1.5bpg)


9. Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom (2 titles)
The omission of Fisher here was easier than its going to be in a few spots, since Odom (though inconsistent at times) has averaged nearly a double-double off the bench in similar minutes to the starting Fish during the Lakers multiple trips to the Finals starting with the 07-08 season. In that time Odom has averaged 12.1ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0bpg in the Playoffs and 12.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.1apg, 0.9spg during the regular season. Gasol took this time to establish himself as arguably the most skilled PF in the league, and Kobe was doin' his thing. A winning formula that has dominated the West for the last half decade, though recently they imploded due to the declined play of all three players especially Gasol. He dropped off the face of the earth for this year's playoffs, and I'm sure Lakers fans everywhere are praying for his strong return next season. Odom wasn't nearly as terrible considering his bench role on the team this year, but his output was not enough to help a tired Kobe Bryant who was forced to try and carry the load quite a few times too many.

Mamba (25.3ppg on 45% shooting, 5.3rpg, 4.7apg, 1.5spg)
The Ostrich (18.8ppg on 52% shooting, 9.1rpg, 3.2apg, 1.7bpg)
Mr. Kardashian (14.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 4.0apg, 0.9spg, 1.0bpg)


8. Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer (2 titles)
This trio saw itself gradually moving its way up year by year, 1st round exit, 2nd round exit, ECF exit, then finally to the Finals. After playing their hearts out (and Isiah setting a Finals record with that 25 point quarter) the team couldn't find the strength to finish it out without a healthy Zeke. They came back the next year and won 63 games, establishing themselves as the Bad Boys and kicking the leagues collective ****. They became one of the few teams to defeat an MJ team deep in the playoffs and swept the aging Showtime Lakers in the Finals to win their first of a back to back. These guys were tough as they come, and they won consecutive titles in the toughest era of basketball to win in. That speaks for itself.

Lord the III (19.2ppg, 9.3apg, 3.6rpg, 1.9spg)
Joey D. (16.1ppg, 4.5apg, 2.2rpg, 1.0spg, incalculable effect on the defensive end)
Lambs (12.9ppg on 50% shooting, 9.7rpg, 2.0apg, 0.7spg, 0.9bpg)


7. George Mikan, Jim Pollard, Slater Martin (3 titles)
Dominated the early NBA by making the Finals every year they were together, winning three of them together as a unit. They each won 5 titles apiece, with Mikan's first being a year before Slater joining the team, and Slater's last being after Mikan and Pollard had already retired. Super old-school, these guys were from an era where the NBA hardly resembled what it has become today. Regardless, they still adapted to what there was to adapt to, and knew how to win and dominate opponents with their all-around games.

Mr. Basketball (23.1ppg, 13.4rpg, 2.8apg)
The Kangaroo Kid (13.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.2apg)
Dugie (9.8ppg, 4.2apg, 3.4rpg)


6. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili (3 titles)
You might not appreciate the brand of basketball, but it's impossible to argue with the results: 3 rings. One of the greatest Power Forwards ever paired up with a fantastic all around player and one of the best penetrating/scoring-in-the-paint guards the league has ever seen.

The Big F (20.6ppg on 50% shooting, 11.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2.3bpg) Le Tony (16.7ppg on 49% shooting, 5.7apg, 3.1rpg, 1.0spg) The Bald Spot (15.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg, 4.4fpg [flops per game] no seriously!)


5. Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Derek Fisher (3 titles)
Does Fish belong here from an individual player standpoint? Maybe not, but how many times has he saved the Lakers in the playoffs again? Without his big shots, how much less hardware does Kobe have? Questions with extremely arguable answers, but there's no doubt he's come through in the clutch again and again. Besides, if not Fisher then who? Glen Rice perhaps? Shaq and Kobe are a supernova duo, so not much needs to be said there. For a span of time during their primes, their two man production exceeded any other duo in NBA history. It's definitely possible that this trio is not a trio at all and hence doesn't belong on this list... but I simply can't ignore Fisher's contributions over the years when it's mattered the most.

Mamba (25.3ppg on 45% shooting, 5.3rpg, 4.7apg, 1.5spg) The Big Aristotle (23.7ppg on 58% shooting, 10.9rpg, 2.5apg, 2.3bpg) Fish (5.1 billion BSM [not that you freak, settle down. That's Big Shots Made])


4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy (3 titles)
What more can be said about the Showtime Lakers? Matching the greatest scoring machine in the game with the greatest point guard in the game, and flanking them with an explosive and athletic talent. In 1986, the trio combined to average 62.2 points per game, ridiculous offensive numbers for a team that had so many other weapons as well.

Lew (24.6ppg on 56% shooting, 11.2rpg, 3.6apg, 2.6bpg, 0.9spg)
Earvin (19.5ppg on 52% shooting, 11.2apg, 7.2rpg, 1.9spg)
Big Game (17.6ppg on 52% shooting, 5.1rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg, 0.7bpg)


3. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish (3 titles)
These guys saw 5 NBA Finals together and won 3 titles. They represented the working class of the NBA, and their overall percentages in particular astound me. The Great White Hope (one of the best and most complete players in NBA history) McHale (whos offensive moves in the post outnumber Shawn Kemp's illegitimate children) and the defensive foundation and excellent rebounder filling the paint in Parish. Had their most incredibly year offensively in 1987, when the big three averaged 71.7 points per game during the season.

Legend (24.3ppg on 50% shooting, 10.0rpg, 6.3apg, 1.7spg, 0.8bpg)
Frankenstein (17.9ppg on 55% shooting, 7.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7bpg)
Chief (14.5ppg on 54% shooting, 9.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.5bpg, 0.8spg)


2. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman (3 titles)
Could have put Horace Grant in there as well as a seperate trio, but really there's no denying Rodman his rightful place here. This core was responsible for the Bulls record 72-10 season, enough said. If basketball was a three man game, this trio would destroy all takers.

His Royal Airness (30.1ppg on 50% shooting, 6.2rpg, 5.3apg, 2.3spg, 0.8 bpg)
Pip (16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 5.2apg, 2.0spg, 0.8bpg)
The Worm (7.3ppg on 52% shooting, 13.1rpg, 1.8apg, and an all-time record 95% crazy rating)


1(a). Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn (6 titles)
Losing Bill Russell didn't stop the Celtics from continuing to win, but the core group including Tommy won 6 titles together and dominated the early NBA. Of course things have changed since then; that's a given with any sport. This is what greatness evolved from. The first to absolutely dominate, and to a degree that they are still remembered today for doing so. Ridiculous offensive and defensive production, with a focus on defense that was unlike anything the sport had seen yet.

Bill Russell (15.1ppg, 22.5rpg, 4.3apg, and unfathomable bpg)
Houdini (18.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 7.5apg)
Ack-Ack (18.6ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.0apg)

1(b). Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Sam Jones (6 titles)
11 rings, 8 rings, 10 rings respectively. That's almost 30 rings between the three of them... dear sweet Jesus. Which Bill Russell trio is better? Truly the most winning trio of all time, a huge evolutionary step in the history of basketball when the art of winning was perfected, even against the most dominant individual of all time in Wilt Chamberlain. The ultimate in cooperative basketball; the game played the way it should be. The greatest defensive anchor and winner of all time, the progenitor of the do-it-all SF's such as Larry Bird, LeBron James, Rick Barry, and Scottie Pippen, and one of the first super clutch scorers who had such a perfect looking shooting form his contemporaries dubbed him "The Shooter". This trio truly had it all on both ends of the floor.

GWoaT (15.1ppg, 22.5rpg, 4.3apg, and unfathomable bpg)
Hondo (20.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.8apg, 1.2spg)
Mr. Sam (17.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.5apg)



Honorable Mentions
These guys get honorable mention for one reason or another: they very short time spent together, one guy is a very questionable member of the trio, they underachieved very badly in light of their potential, or there is a 4th player who I simply cannot ignore.

Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Chet Walker (1 title)
Billy Cunningham was an essential component here, and because of this I can't make it a trio on the actual list even though they achieved more than half the list... Damn...

The Big Dipper (30.1ppg, 22.9rpg, 4.4apg)
Greer (19.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.1apg)
The Jet (18.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.1apg, 0.7spg)

Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson
Didn't play together for even a full season due to injury, coulda been a contendah.

J. Kidd (13.2ppg, 9.1apg, 6.5rpg, 2.0spg)
Half Man, Half Amazing (22.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg, 0.7bpg)
R.J. (16.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.7apg, 0.8spg)

Norm Van Lier, Jerry Sloan, Bob Love
No great players, only 3 very good ones.

Stormin' Norman (11.8ppg, 7.0apg, 4.8rpg, 1.8spg)
Spider (14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 2.5apg, 2.2spg)
Butterbean (17.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.4apg, 0.8spg)

Kevin Garnett, Latrell Sprewell, Sam Cassell
KG was simply dominant this season to an amazing degree, Cassell and Sprewell make it into this trio based on merit. I can't find it in me to rank them due to this fact.

Da Kid (19.5ppg, 10.7rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, 1.5bpg)
Spree (18.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg, 1.4spg)
E.T. (15.7ppg, 6.0apg, 3.2rpg, 1.1spg)

Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, Sam Cassell
Glenn Robinson is all but forgotten for some reason, but this guy was good.

Ray-Ray (20.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.2spg)
Big Dog (20.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, 0.6bpg)
I Am Sam (15.7ppg, 6.0apg, 3.2rpg, 1.1spg)


Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan, Clyde Lovellette
Pettit (26.4ppg, 16.2rpg, 3.0apg)
Lil' Abner (17.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.2apg)
Lovellette (17.0ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.7apg)

Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Tyrone Curtis Bouges
Grandmama (16.2ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.3apg, 0.7spg)
Zo' (17.1ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2.8bpg)
Muggsy (7.7ppg, 7.6apg, 2.6rpg, 1.5spg)

Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Kevin Duckworth
The Glide (20.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.6apg, 2.0spg, 0.7bpg)
Porter (12.2ppg, 5.6apg, 3.0rpg, 1.2spg)
Duck (11.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0apg, 0.5spg, 0.5bpg)

Luke Walton, Smush Parker, Kwame Brown
(ha, just making sure you were still paying attention)

Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Mark Jackson
Reggie and Mark Jackson making this list? I think I know what's going on here...

Reggie (18.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg)
The Dunking Dutchman (14.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3bpg)
Action Jackson (9.6ppg, 8.0apg, 3.8rpg, 1.2spg)

Reggie Miller, Brad Miller, Jermaine Oneal
... I'm starting to dig a bit...

Reggie (18.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg)
Brad (11.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.9apg, 0.7spg, 0.7bpg)
J.O. (14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.9bpg)

Scottie Pippen, Rasheed Wallace, Damon Stoudamire
...really digging here... I think it's time to end it.

Pip (16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 5.2apg, 2.0spg, 0.8bpg)
Need For Sheed (14.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, 1.3bpg)
Stoudamire (13.4ppg, 6.1apg, 3.5rpg, 1.1spg)

Fish and Horace grant included :study:


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Post by The Franchise on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:10 pm

That list seemed to me to be 3 best players in one team rather than true trio's like say Hakeem, Barkley and Clyde or KG, PP and Allen.

Karl Malone, John Stockton and Jeff Hornaceck were not a 3. It was the first two and Hornaceck was simply the next best offensive player. Bryon Russell was at least as important.
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Post by Le Samourai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:18 pm

Showtime Lakers were just sick.

Add Byron Scott and AC Green for the later years.......best starting 5 all time? Boston probably should have a shout there as well.

Magic Johnson, Byron Scott, James Worthy, A.C. Green, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

How did anyone beat this?


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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:26 pm

@Le Samourai wrote:
Alex English looks a beast tho, sorry I can't look at anything other than highlight vids because he looks quite complete.

Same, I was too young to watch him play, other than say on ESPN classic replays, or NBATV. However, he took about 75% of his shots from midrange probably and was extremely accurate. Jordan's not the best but I still put him up there. Probably behind Bird, Mullin, Gervin, English. Not sure of MJ's actual percentages, Kobe may be better. I'm really not sure where Dirk would go in the list but he's gotta be up there.
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