All depends on what era you are talking about. If you are going by current NBA rules Russell even in his prime would be fouled out in the first quarter. Old school rules and no one post Jordan era would do well at all. Maybe Lebron because he is a physical freak but I would be hesitant to bet on him.
A lineup of Russell-Duncan-Bird-Jordan-Magic, IMO, could beat a lineup of anyone else.
If I was building an ultimate starting lineup(that is well balanced in terms of play style and fit and built for today's nba not necessarily the best 5 players at their position) it would probably look like Shaq-Duncan-Durant-Jordan-Stockton. Plenty of floor balance and power offensively and just enough defense. Honorable mentions to Hakeem Malone Lebron Bird and Magic.
Also just for the record my top 5 all time would look like
1: Jordan(self explanatory)
2: Shaq(single most dominating physical force I've ever seen)
3: Hakeem(insanely polished and gifted player)
4: Duncan(a guy I feel is insanely underrated because of how reserved he is)
5: Lebron(if his career continues with its current arc)
Granted this is all opinion and I am by no means a basketball historian so this list is very biased and largely flawed.
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