Was surprised to find Melo around the same age as Dirk during that miraculous run. Would it really such a stretch for someone like him to still attain that ultimate moment?
I remember what a joke everyone on that Dallas team had become around that time, not to be harsh but without that run we remember Dirk for his vulnerabilities vs Miami/GS, we lol at Marion's ego for ever thinking leaving Steve Nash was a good idea, ditto for Cubes. Jason Kidd doesn't lose much but the "Kidd trade" retains its fail stamp, possibly. Deshaun never backs up his Bron beef. The Jet loses the most, his entire big clutch shooter stems mostly from this run, overall he becomes known as the biggest playoff underachiever and has to get his tat removed. Peja comes in 2nd, without the tat removal of course.
Might not be possible today but I dont think it should take another decade.