Posted by ncordless
Posted by Jackelope
Jordan is the man.
That being said, it's kind of sad to see Stockton and Robinson's careers get overlooked due to the fact that Jordan was inducted at the same time as them. I really wish they could have gotten the spotlight individually instead of all at once. We're talking about 3 of the absolute very best of the best players of all time here. I think in an all NBA of all time team each one of these guys would be a starter. Besides maybe Robinson who would just barely be edged out by Shaq.
The last 20 years of Basketball has been amazing, and these three here are a huge reason why. Cheers to all of them!
No way the Admiral is on the all-time team over Kareem, Wilt, Russell, Shaq, or Hakeem Olajuwaun (no idea how to spell it anymore, lol). Robinson was great but is a little overshadowed by some of the other great players of the era.
My All-time team:
Even if you cut out the older guys:
Stockton was the man, and is easily the best PG of the 90's, but all-time Magic is the man.
Yeah, after I posted that last night I started thinking about some of the all time centers and kind of regretted the post. I think Shaq will definitely be the most dominant center of all time considering the players he was playing against and the way he changed the game, but there are some other great names on that list. I just think, in all sports, its hard to compare what the guys of 30 years ago were doing compared to the guys of today.
I will say, though, that Robinson was highly underrated throughout his career in my opinion. He was a fantastic role player, and I think that's something that is missing from basketball today in a LOT of teams. Guys who know what their position is and what it entails. When you're talking about team chemistry that means a lot. The Phoenix Suns are a perfect example of that. They have some of the most talented players in the NBA, but they're not making the playoffs this year because they don't have cohesive role players. It's not always your triple double guys that make a team. The AC Greens, David Robinsons, Robert Horrys, and Dennis Rodmans of the world play such a vital role that is so overlooked in basketball today. That's a reason why I would consider starting Stockton over Magic, even though they would probably each end up getting 30 minutes, because Magic was a fantastic role player, too. Its not always all about numbers.
Which is why I would place Robinson in a top 5 all time list above older centers who I believe would get rocked by today's players. Can you imagine Kareem trying to post up against Shaq's huge frame? LOL. Granted his style would actually sort of match up well with Shaq, but when you incorporate an entire team into that mix with today's players you nullify the hook shot somewhat and cause massive problems