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phlp_bj
07-08-2008, 11:12 AM
Starters
C - Bill Russell. Do I really need to justify this? One of the NBA's 50 greatest players, Russell invented how to play center. He won 11 NBA championships, made twelve All-Star game appearances, and was named NBA MVP five times. He averaged an insane 22.5 rebounds per game over his career. Most guys will never see that many rebounds in a night's work. He once ripped down 51 boards in a game. His 15.1 PPG and 4.3 APG are also a nice addition, as well as his countless blocked shots.

PF - Paul Silas. Outside of Russell, good big men are hard to come by in this town. Although his numbers pale in comparison to Russell's, Silas's 9.4 PPG and 9.9 RPG make him a solid pick for this position. Silas was also a two-time All-Star and won three NBA Championships. The fact he went on to coach doesn't hurt, either.

SF - Paul Pierce. Now we start putting some points up. No disrespect to Mr. Russell and Mr. Silas, but you don't win games putting up 25 PPG combined. Pierce's 23.1 career PPG are a nice addition to this squad, and Pierce can even hold his own on the glass (6.4 RPG) and give the ball up to his teammates (3.9 APG). He's also a six-time All-Star and an NBA Champion.

SG - Gary Payton. I know Payton spent most of his career at the point, but I thought he'd be better suited to the off-guard spot on this squad. Payton's 16.3 PPG and 6.7 APG are solid for a two-guard, and his 3.9 RPG and 1.8 SPG are a nice touch. The Glove is also a nine-time All-Star, an NBA Champion and was named Defensive Player of the Year in 1996.

PG - Jason Kidd. I thought Kidd's skills made him a better true point guard for the team. His 14.2 PPG make him a credible scoring threat, but the real draws are his 9.3 APG, 6.7 RPG, and 2.0 steals. Kidd is a nine-time All-Star and was named High School Player of the Year in 1992. Good luck getting the ball across half court with Kidd and Payton in the backcourt.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/35724-what-if-the-nba-all-oakland-team

Ragun
07-08-2008, 11:13 AM
That team is nice.

cali72888
07-08-2008, 02:56 PM
you could easily do an all bay area team for any sport and have the best players at almost every position.

superkegger
07-08-2008, 03:03 PM
That team would be great defensively...but it might lack some scoring.

ra8erfan111
07-08-2008, 03:10 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/35724-what-if-the-nba-all-oakland-team
Maybe it's me, but i thought Pierce was from Los Angeles, went to Inglewood High school? Correct me if i'm wrong. Did he ever live in the bay area?

KmB728
07-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Ya i think your right ra8erfan111

FlawlessKB24
07-08-2008, 03:13 PM
actually Pierce was born in Oakland

Vidball
07-08-2008, 03:26 PM
^^Yeah, raised in IngleHood though

STAT1
07-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Maybe it's me, but i thought Pierce was from Los Angeles, went to Inglewood High school? Correct me if i'm wrong. Did he ever live in the bay area?

he was born in oakland then moved. Kidds from frisco though.

_Sn1P3r_
07-08-2008, 05:01 PM
Sick line-up.