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Who is your starting 5 all time?

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PG-

SG-

SF-

PF-

C-

Bench (5 players)

Here's mine...

PG-Earvin "Magic" Johnson

SG-Michael "Air" Jordan

SF-Julius "Dr. J" Erving

PF-Tim Duncan

C-Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Bench

PG-Oscar "Big O" Robertson

SG/SF-LeBron "King" James

SF-Larry Bird

PF/C-Bill Russell

PF/C-Hakeem "The Dream"Olujawon

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I think you pretty much nailed it there. The only difference for me would be I'd have O starting over Magic and Russell over Ducan starting, but that's probably just me.

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Substitute me Charles Barkley in for Tim Duncan, so I can have a bruiser down low, and I like the rest of your list

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Substitute me Charles Barkley in for Tim Duncan, so I can have a bruiser down low, and I like the rest of your list

Barkely a better Power Forward than Duncan?? Really?

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I'm not sure anymore that you can't have Lebron on that starting 5 somewhere...

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I must have the Mailman as first or second PF on my team.

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No Mailman, Baylor, or Chamberlain?

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I'd have to put Shaq on there somewhere. Shaq at his prime could not be stopped. He would push both Kareem and Hakeem out of the way. Hakeem did work him but Shaq was a rookie or in his 2nd year can't remember. I'm still not sure who i would drop though. The rest looks pretty good.

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Barkely a better Power Forward than Duncan?? Really?

Their career stats are virtually identical, but, like I said, I want at least 1 bruiser down low, of which Duncan certainly is not

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Their career stats are virtually identical

Except for the four championships and three NBA finals MVP awards.

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Except for the four championships and three NBA finals MVP awards.

I was picking my players based on their skillsets and abilities, not awards. There are amazing players who unfortunately never got a championship. Barkley had the misfortune of going up against Jordan's Bulls in his Championship shot.

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I was picking my players based on their skillsets and abilities, not awards. There are amazing players who unfortunately never got a championship. Barkley had the misfortune of going up against Jordan's Bulls in his Championship shot.

Barkley was a great player. I understand why his skillset may make him a favorite in some starting fives. However, I don't think one can make a rational argument to say that he was a better power forward than Tim Duncan.

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