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JordansBulls
11-03-2010, 01:03 PM
Ok, going back 50 years, here are the NBA champions, with the position of the player (if any) around whom they were built. The premise of this thread asks for a sole foundational star, so if that is in question, I will leave it blank, or if arguably either of 2, list both):


2009-10 Los Angeles Lakers-SG
2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers-SG
2007-08 Boston Celtics - PF
2006-07 San Antonio Spurs-PF
2005-06 Miami Heat-SG
2004-05 San Antonio Spurs-PF
2003-04 Detroit Pistons- C
2002-03 San Antonio Spurs-PF
2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers-C
2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers-C
1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers-C
1998-99 San Antonio Spurs-PF
1997-98 Chicago Bulls-SG
1996-97 Chicago Bulls-SG
1995-96 Chicago Bulls-SG
1994-95 Houston Rockets-C
1993-94 Houston Rockets-C
1992-93 Chicago Bulls-SG
1991-92 Chicago Bulls-SG
1990-91 Chicago Bulls-SG
1989-90 Detroit Pistons-PG
1988-89 Detroit Pistons-PG
1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers-PG
1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers-PG
1985-86 Boston Celtics-SF
1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers-PG
1983-84 Boston Celtics-SF
1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers-C
1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers-PG
1980-81 Boston Celtics-SF
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers-C
1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics-PG
1977-78 Washington Bullets-PF
1976-77 Portland Trail Blazers-C
1975-76 Boston Celtics-C
1974-75 Golden State Warriors-SF
1973-74 Boston Celtics- SF
1972-73 New York Knicks-PG
1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers-C
1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks-C
1969-70 New York Knicks-C
1968-69 Boston Celtics-C
1967-68 Boston Celtics-C
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers-C
1965-66 Boston Celtics-C
1964-65 Boston Celtics-C
1963-64 Boston Celtics-C
1962-63 Boston Celtics-C
1961-62 Boston Celtics-C
1960-61 Boston Celtics-C
1959-60 Boston Celtics-C
1958-59 Boston Celtics-C
1957-58 St. Louis Hawks-PF
1956-57 Boston Celtics-PG


So in 50 years, here are the positional breakdowns:

C: 24 - 10 different C's
PF: 6 - 3 different PF's
SF: 5 - 3 different SF's
SG: 9 - 3 different SG's
PG: 9 - 4 different PG's

GodsSon
11-03-2010, 01:50 PM
Point Guard

News24/7
11-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Small Forward

daleja424
11-03-2010, 02:03 PM
seems like PG to me. Look at the contenders today. How many were built around a PG? Miami...no...Boston...no...LA....no...Orlando...no ...San Antonio....no...Dallas...no.

The teams that are built around PGs (Utah, NO, and Chicago mainly) are good teams, BUT not really contenders.

TheHoopsProphet
11-03-2010, 02:07 PM
Prepare for the revolution of the point guard this decade. Playoff contending teams with PGs leading the way:
1) Boston Celtics - Ryan Rondo (predicted he would average +14 apg this year, so far so good)
2) Big Easy Hornets - Kris Paul (still can win an MVP, especially if traded to Knicks)
3) Chicago Jordans - Deron Rose
4) Denver McNuggets - Chase Billups (Carmelo may be the sexy player, buy Chase is the glue to their wood)
5) San Antonio Spurs - Tony Pargo (finals mvp, and arguably the best player on the team)
6) Miami Vice - Lejames (arguable, but though hes a sf on the starting lineup, he consistently plays pg)
7) Green Bay Buccaneers - Baylor Jennings (almost led them to semis last year)
8) Utah Jazz - Donny Williams (surprised hes never in MVP discussions, maybe because aliens aren't qualified?)

Some of the best teams in the league right now have no dominant center. There are solid centers out there, but really Dwite Hayward is the only one whose mocha almond fudge good.

hgtiger32
11-03-2010, 02:11 PM
Prepare for the revolution of the point guard this decade. Playoff contending teams with PGs leading the way:
1) Boston Celtics - Ryan Rondo (predicted he would average +14 apg this year, so far so good)
2) Big Easy Hornets - Kris Paul (still can win an MVP, especially if traded to Knicks)
3) Chicago Jordans - Deron Rose
4) Denver McNuggets - Chase Billups (Carmelo may be the sexy player, buy Chase is the glue to their wood)
5) San Antonio Spurs - Tony Pargo (finals mvp, and arguably the best player on the team)
6) Miami Vice - Lejames (arguable, but though hes a sf on the starting lineup, he consistently plays pg)
7) Green Bay Buccaneers - Baylor Jennings (almost led them to semis last year)
8) Utah Jazz - Donny Williams (surprised hes never in MVP discussions, maybe because aliens aren't qualified?)

Some of the best teams in the league right now have no dominant center. There are solid centers out there, but really Dwite Hayward is the only one whose mocha almond fudge good.

nice ATTEMPTED humor, ur tryin too hard to be funny...

D1JM
11-03-2010, 02:15 PM
i would have to say SF.

In this order.

1. SF
2. PG
3. PF
4. SG
5. C

tcav701
11-03-2010, 02:16 PM
nice ATTEMPTED humor, ur tryin too hard to be funny...

I think he's consitently hilarious.

I think that PG is the toughest to build around if he's your top scorer. Kinda gives your team the Iverson sit back and watch mentality.

YoungOne
11-03-2010, 02:25 PM
Prepare for the revolution of the point guard this decade. Playoff contending teams with PGs leading the way:
1) Boston Celtics - Ryan Rondo (predicted he would average +14 apg this year, so far so good)
2) Big Easy Hornets - Kris Paul (still can win an MVP, especially if traded to Knicks)
3) Chicago Jordans - Deron Rose
4) Denver McNuggets - Chase Billups (Carmelo may be the sexy player, buy Chase is the glue to their wood)
5) San Antonio Spurs - Tony Pargo (finals mvp, and arguably the best player on the team)
6) Miami Vice - Lejames (arguable, but though hes a sf on the starting lineup, he consistently plays pg)
7) Green Bay Buccaneers - Baylor Jennings (almost led them to semis last year)
8) Utah Jazz - Donny Williams (surprised hes never in MVP discussions, maybe because aliens aren't qualified?)

Some of the best teams in the league right now have no dominant center. There are solid centers out there, but really Dwite Hayward is the only one whose mocha almond fudge good.

smoked too much? thats nowhere near funny..

Raph12
11-03-2010, 02:27 PM
Boston is definitely run by Rondo, they'd be a 5th-8th seed if he went down for the season.

PG may be the hardest to build around, but that's only because there is no shortage of good PGs in today's league. Finding good-great SGs, SFs, PFs and Cs are much harder to come by then good-great PGs.

Ace33Bone
11-03-2010, 02:27 PM
I would have to say the PG position... Since the Magic/Isiah days there has not really been a PG dominated team that has won a championship... Billups is the only one to come to mind in recent memory but the team was not built around him... I think you need a solid PG or a PG that is a great role player... but i do not believe that your PG has to be the star of your team to win a ring

Hellcrooner
11-03-2010, 02:28 PM
You forgot the minnesota timber foxes and their Pg roberto Rubio.... and the washignton warlocks Jim Wall

Sly Guy
11-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Chris Bosh.

whatever position that might be.

Tblaze
11-03-2010, 04:42 PM
PG may be the hardest to build around, but that's only because there is no shortage of good PGs in today's league. Finding good-great SGs, SFs, PFs and Cs are much harder to come by then good-great PGs.

Agreed, pg is one of the most deep positions in the nba at the moment and therefor will be the hardest position to build around cause you'll have to fill harder-to-fill positions...

Sox72
11-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Agreed, pg is one of the most deep positions in the nba at the moment and therefor will be the hardest position to build around cause you'll have to fill harder-to-fill positions...

Has there ever been a period when the pg was so deep in the NBA? Rose, Rondo, Williams, Paul, Wall, Westbrook, Jennings, Evans, Billups, Nash, Kidd.

It's somewhat of an evolution of the position.

SteveNash
11-03-2010, 05:12 PM
Boston is definitely run by Rondo, they'd be a 5th-8th seed if he went down for the season.

PG may be the hardest to build around, but that's only because there is no shortage of good PGs in today's league. Finding good-great SGs, SFs, PFs and Cs are much harder to come by then good-great PGs.

There's never been a shortage of good PGs.

It's always been the easiest position to fill the only difference today is that's it's become a flashier position with more media attention.

Niro
11-03-2010, 06:02 PM
sf

Mplsman
11-03-2010, 06:14 PM
PF-C in my teams experience.

wadecounty305
11-03-2010, 07:16 PM
Prepare for the revolution of the point guard this decade. Playoff contending teams with PGs leading the way:
1) Boston Celtics - Ryan Rondo (predicted he would average +14 apg this year, so far so good)
2) Big Easy Hornets - Kris Paul (still can win an MVP, especially if traded to Knicks)
3) Chicago Jordans - Deron Rose
4) Denver McNuggets - Chase Billups (Carmelo may be the sexy player, buy Chase is the glue to their wood)
5) San Antonio Spurs - Tony Pargo (finals mvp, and arguably the best player on the team)
6) Miami Vice - Lejames (arguable, but though hes a sf on the starting lineup, he consistently plays pg)
7) Green Bay Buccaneers - Baylor Jennings (almost led them to semis last year)
8) Utah Jazz - Donny Williams (surprised hes never in MVP discussions, maybe because aliens aren't qualified?)

Some of the best teams in the league right now have no dominant center. There are solid centers out there, but really Dwite Hayward is the only one whose mocha almond fudge good.

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: ur not funny at all.. u are ridiculous

Rafer17
11-04-2010, 12:16 AM
Looks to me like its SF

JordansBulls
11-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Well each of SG, SF and PF have had 3 different players lead to titles.