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Red Auerbach By @CJ_H_12

    I just finished reading Bill Simmons Book of Basketball. The book brought up an interesting question: If we had to assemble the greatest team ever, who would we chose to be on the team. You have to take into account the players ability and leadership. The most important thing to remember is, how well the player will get along with the other players. If they can't get along, there's no way the team can succeed. Here are the main principles in deciding which players from history you would chose to play:

  • 1. All the players understand how to get along.
  • 2. All the players understand how important it is to get along.
  • 3. All the players know how to win.
  • 4. All the players know the secret (If you don't know what the secret is, go here: http://pojoaquenews.com/featured/the-secret-of-basketball/)
  • 5. All the players are focused on winning and winning only.
  • 6. All players have a great basketball IQ.

The main principles when it comes to athletic ability, which will also help me choose players are here:

  • 1. Can they play defense?
  • 2. Can they score?
  • 3. Are they strong?
  • 4. Are they quick/fast?
  • 5. Can they shoot?
  • 6. Can they dribble?
  • 7. Can they play well in the clutch?
  • 8. Do they hustle?
  • 9. Can they pass?

I will now list my 12 man team with the year next to each player. Feel free to comment and follow me on twitter @CJ_H_12.

 

Starters:

PG: 1965 Oscar Robertson

SG: 1992 Michael Jordan

SF: 1992 Scottie Pippen

PF: 2003 Tim Duncan

C: 1965 Bill Russell

 

2nd Set:

PG: 1987 Magic Johnson

SG: 2012 Lebron James

SF: 1986 Larry Bird

PF: 1991 Karl Malone

C: 1976 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

 

Help:

2001 Ray Allen

1971 John Havlicek

Coach: Red Auerbach

 

Big Lineup:

PG: 2012 Lebron James

SG: 1991 Michael Jordan

SF: 1986 Larry Bird

PF: 1965 Bill Russell

C: 1976 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

 

Small lineup:

PG: 1987 Magic Johnson

SG: 1965 Oscar Robertson

SF: 2001 Ray Allen

PF: 1986 Larry Bird

C: 2003Tim Duncan

 

Killer Defensive Set:

PG: 2012 Lebron James

SG: 1992 Michael Jordan

SF: 1992 Scottie Pippen

PF: 2003 Tim Duncan

C: 1965 Bill Russell

 

Killer fast break set:

PG: 1987 Magic Johnson

SG: 1992 Michael Jordan

SF: 2012 Lebron James

PF: 1991 Karl Malone

C: 1965 Bill Russell

 

Closing Set:

PG: 1965 Oscar Robertson

SG: 2001 Ray Allen

SF: 1992 Michael Jordan

PF: 1986 Larry Bird

C:  1976 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

 

3 Point Set:

PG: 1992 Michael Jordan

SG: 2001 Ray Allen

SF: 1986 Larry Bird

PF: 1965 Bill Russell

C: 1976 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

 

Other Possible sets:

PG: 1987 Magic Johnson

SG: 1992 Michael Jordan

SF: 1986 Larry Bird

PF: 2003Tim Duncan

C: 1976 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

 

PG: 1987 Magic Johnson

SG: 1992 Michael Jordan

SF: 1986 Larry Bird

PF: 2012 Lebron James

C: 1976 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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