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JasonJohnHorn
02-27-2012, 05:54 PM
Simple question. All-time and in their prime, any two players who have ever played. We are very lucky right now to see two players of the calibre of Wade and James together, and they may very well prove to be the best pairing in the history of the NBA.

My dream pairing would have been Duncan and Stockton. I think their skill sets would have complimented each other greatly. On the pick-and-roll they would have destroyed the league.

Who do you got for your dream pairing?

NoahH
02-27-2012, 06:01 PM
Shaq and Big Country

Sinestro
02-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Jordan and Hakeem

jon32
02-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Brian Scalabrine and Bill Walton

jon32
02-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Brian Scalabrine, Bill Walker and Matt Bonner..........OMGGGGGGGGG ..... thatd be my threesome

Lakeshow24KB
02-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Kobe and Jordan would be crazy fun to watch.

jon32
02-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Crap, bad choice of words...... my pair plus one.

Hellcrooner
02-27-2012, 06:08 PM
All time?

Magic and Wilt.


Right now?

Nash and Howard.

Pau and Tim

Heediot
02-27-2012, 06:09 PM
Simple question. All-time and in their prime, any two players who have ever played. We are very lucky right now to see two players of the calibre of Wade and James together, and they may very well prove to be the best pairing in the history of the NBA.

My dream pairing would have been Duncan and Stockton. I think their skill sets would have complimented each other greatly. On the pick-and-roll they would have destroyed the league.

Who do you got for your dream pairing?

Nice.

My preference and bias would be CP3 and Duncan. The Wake Forest Pick and Roll. Nothing wrong with the Stockton/Duncan duo.

Ebbs
02-27-2012, 06:10 PM
Now Dirk + Dwight

All time Nash and Wilt.

Wilt was already physically superior to everybody. Giving him maybe the best playmaker of all time would have been disgusting.

Lakerfrk
02-27-2012, 06:11 PM
I'll take Magic and Dwight.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-27-2012, 06:11 PM
Kobe and Jordan would be crazy fun to watch.

There's only 1 ball.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-27-2012, 06:12 PM
IN recent years, Tim Duncan and Yao Ming.

Both are fundamentally great.

Vincent
02-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Rose and Durant

superwill
02-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Jordan and wilkins dont think that would have worked thats why portland didnt draft jordan beacuse they had drexler......bird and magic would have been great

JeffG20
02-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Cp3 and Jordan

AntiG
02-27-2012, 06:15 PM
Magic and any of the ultra-athletic superstar monster dunkers LeBron/Jordan/Drexler/Kemp/VC/Nique/Griffin

Showtime getting a ridiculous finisher? Oh yeah.

Kobes a Killer
02-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Jordan and wilkins dont think that would have worked thats why portland didnt draft jordan beacuse they had drexler......bird and magic would have been great

I can't believe it took 15 posts for someone to say this. These 2 over any other possible duo would have been amazing

thunderforce
02-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Vince Carter and T- Mac

AntiG
02-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Jordan and wilkins dont think that would have worked thats why portland didnt draft jordan beacuse they had drexler......bird and magic would have been great

They really should have though. Both Jordan and Drexler were good ballhandlers, scorers and could pass. It would have been a lot like LeBron and Wade.

RaiderLakersA's
02-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Kobe and LeBron

JasonJohnHorn
02-27-2012, 06:21 PM
Jordan and Hakeem

Great pic! Jordan and a legit center? CRAZY!!!!!

blastmasta26
02-27-2012, 06:26 PM
Manute Bol and Yao Ming. :p

Lakeshow24KB
02-27-2012, 06:30 PM
There's only 1 ball.

But it would be fun to watch. Not saying they're my pick for the best all time.

hugepatsfan
02-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Kobe and KG

mdm692
02-27-2012, 06:36 PM
Nash + barkely

Kobe + scoppie pippen

Reggie miller + ray allen

Larry bird + dirk nowitzki

Lord Leoshes
02-27-2012, 06:46 PM
I can't believe it took 15 posts for someone to say this. These 2 over any other possible duo would have been amazing


Sorry but i would disagree. Give me Magic with a (young) Kareem. The one that played with the big O.

But any combination of these guy would do.

Magic/Jordan/Wade/Bron/Bird/Doc J/Oscar R
+
Kareem/Shaq/Wilt/Hakeem/Zo/Ewing/Robinson

blastmasta26
02-27-2012, 06:47 PM
LeBron and Wilt (two of the most athletically gifted players of their time)

T-Mac and Grant Hill (they never truly got a chance to play together, Grant Hill was a great point forward type player and could defer to T-Mac, more Jordan/Pippen than Wade/LeBron)

Dirk and Kareem (lol, would be fun to see defenders struggling to guard Dirk's rainbow/fade away or the skyhook)

VC and Blake (incredible in game dunking and athleticism)

Nash and Ray Allen (perhaps the two best shooting backcourt players of all time)

UPRock
02-27-2012, 06:48 PM
LeBron James with a Prime Shaq, I'd bet they could've won more titles than Shaq/Kobe.

ZHawk1123
02-27-2012, 07:00 PM
Mookie Blaylock and Ray Allen

nytunnelvision
02-27-2012, 07:00 PM
iverson and duncan... seems like an odd pairing, but maybe our perceptions about AI change if he had a dominant big

MetroMan
02-27-2012, 07:07 PM
Now

Durant
Dwight


Past

Jordan
Shaq

FOBolous
02-27-2012, 07:12 PM
Jeremy Lin and Yao :D

Chronz
02-27-2012, 07:12 PM
Definitely Kobe/Tmac

MJ/Kobe/Tmac

Bron+Shaq (Prime)

KG+Duncan

Hellcrooner
02-27-2012, 07:14 PM
John Brisker and Dennis Rodman.



Who?

go and Wiki wiki :D

fresh prince
02-27-2012, 07:32 PM
Mookie Blaylock and Ray Allen

This

akytola
02-27-2012, 07:43 PM
it made for such a great rivalry, but i think bird and magic... that would have been tops.

AIsixersFK
02-27-2012, 07:59 PM
Iverson and Dr J or Iverson and Barkley :drool:

AIsixersFK
02-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Jeremy Lin and Yao :D

THIS :clap: /Thread

JEDean89
02-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Rose and Howard would be ridiculous

Paul and Griffin is going to be ridiculous

Durant and Westbrook is becoming ridiculous

Lebron and Wade is ridiculous

tr3ymill3r
02-27-2012, 08:08 PM
Magic and Vince Carter

smith&wesson
02-27-2012, 08:13 PM
id like to see gasol, fernendez, and calderon play together. after all they did win gold for team spain. it would be cool to see.

gotoHcarolina52
02-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Norris Cole and Paul George . . . or Malone and Jordan

smith&wesson
02-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Magic and Vince Carter

prime magic and prime vinsanity would be :drool: move over chis paul and blake griffen.

DaBear
02-27-2012, 08:20 PM
Jordan/Shaq

celticsman2009
02-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Jordan and Bird

theheatles
02-27-2012, 08:29 PM
LeBron and Shaq

king2218
02-27-2012, 08:30 PM
T-Mac & Shaq.

soonabooma
02-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Jordan and Shaq

HoopsDrive
02-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Duncan and Shaq

Magic and LeBron

3RDASYSTEM
02-27-2012, 08:45 PM
AI3/SHAQ
AI3/WILT
AI3/KG

AI3/DUNCAN almost happened in 97, but Sixers were too scared to package up and trade up to obtain him,then they ****ed off and didnt drafted PIERCE/NOWITZKI in 98...he got blacklisted at beginning(no superstar or star prime talent to team with) and at end of career(yall seen the DET/MEM fiasco)

Sinestro
02-27-2012, 08:46 PM
Current I'd go Rose & Love or Durant & CP3

Hustlenomics
02-27-2012, 08:48 PM
iverson and shaq
jordan and kareem

R74
02-27-2012, 09:00 PM
Magic and Bird

koberulesall
02-27-2012, 09:03 PM
kobe and hakeem

shaq and magic

KingPosey
02-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Mitch Richmond and Patrick Ewing. I picked Ewing because Mitch Richmond was so ****ing unguardable, that he wouldnt even need Dream or Shaq, Ewing would do just fine.

KingPosey
02-27-2012, 09:05 PM
As dominant as Wilt was within his era, I just dont see him being anywhere near what he was then, if he played within anytime of the last say 15 years.

Bruno
02-27-2012, 09:06 PM
Right now: CP3/Howard
Active in their primes: Bryant/Duncan
All time: Magic/Wilt

Bruno
02-27-2012, 09:07 PM
Jordan and Shaq

i don't know if shaq would have "guarded the dog house" if a wing was averaging 23 FGA per game. but that would have been beyond explosive.

D-Leethal
02-27-2012, 09:12 PM
Mark Price and Rasheed Wallace

Hitman21
02-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Now

Durant
Dwight


Past

Jordan
Shaq

took both mine!

heattiltheend94
02-27-2012, 09:16 PM
Magic and Wilt

ManningToTyree
02-27-2012, 09:17 PM
My first thought was to pair a dominant big man with an a amazing pg. I immediately thought Magic and Kareem lol.

I'll go Magic and Hakeem.

Paul and Howard.

Wisdom Listens
02-27-2012, 09:18 PM
Dominique Wilkins and Jason Kidd please. Do I win?

Hunter48MVP
02-27-2012, 09:19 PM
1.)Kobe and LeBron
2.)Shaq and Jordan
3.)Brid and Magic

Chronz
02-27-2012, 09:25 PM
i don't know if shaq would have "guarded the dog house" if a wing was averaging 23 FGA per game. but that would have been beyond explosive.

When hes as efficient as MJ, he would have no problem. And MJ would have taken less shots with a beast like Shaq.

More-Than-Most
02-27-2012, 09:30 PM
Jordan and Stockton

TRIUMPHATOR
02-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Vlade Divac and Dražen Petrović. I think we missed out on a potential superstar.

Kjrip24
02-27-2012, 09:40 PM
Right now??

Dwayne Wade, Dwight Howard
Dwayne Wade, Blake Griffen
Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard

Kjrip24
02-27-2012, 09:41 PM
All time?

Jordan and Russell

GoPacers33
02-27-2012, 09:45 PM
Russel and Howard no one would score in the paint

Hellcrooner
02-27-2012, 09:47 PM
Vlade Divac and Dražen Petrović. I think we missed out on a potential superstar.

they werent on speaking terms when Dratzen Died.
because of stupid politics and the war in ex-yougoslavia.

Il Mago50
02-27-2012, 09:48 PM
All-time: Shaq and Lebron (both in prime)

Current: Durant and Chris Paul

BcEuAbRsS
02-27-2012, 09:50 PM
Metta World Peace and Stephen Jackson... if they started losing they would just whoop yo ***!

Hellcrooner
02-27-2012, 09:51 PM
When hes as efficient as MJ, he would have no problem. And MJ would have taken less shots with a beast like Shaq.





h a ha ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

come on, be serious!!!!!!!!! we are talking Michael Jeffrey jordan here, the dude would punch teamates for winning at poker in the airplane.

it was all bout Me with him.

Jordan struck gold with pippen, thats the kind of player that works with the mike type, he would have worked with magic, with bird, with duncan, with nash, stockton, russel,lebron kidd, battier, even with Pau ( yes i had to sneak him in).

but he wouldnt have ever been able to coexist wiht a shaq, wilt, kobe, barry etc

in fact, had portland decided to draft him we would still be hearing bout the legendary lockeroom troubles of mj with clyde and kiki.!!!!!!!!!

Chronz
02-27-2012, 09:52 PM
I dont agree with anything you just said

BcEuAbRsS
02-27-2012, 09:53 PM
For real tho, gonna try and be different...

Oscar Robertson and Dwight Howard

The Final Boss
02-27-2012, 09:54 PM
Wilt and Dwight Howard.

Mave1002
02-27-2012, 09:55 PM
Steve Nash-Pau Gasol

All those pick and rollllllls.

I still believe that Dirk wouldnt be the player that he is today if it wasnt because of Steve Nash

AntiG
02-28-2012, 12:10 AM
John Brisker and Dennis Rodman.



Who?

go and Wiki wiki :D

Rodman & Artest.

Raph12
02-28-2012, 12:21 AM
Michael Jordan and Lebron James

Chi~TwnHawksFan
02-28-2012, 12:34 AM
Rose and Howard :eyebrow::p:clap:

Gram
02-28-2012, 12:36 AM
Michael and Jordan.

goose14741
02-28-2012, 12:39 AM
all time-magic and shaq....mmmm


right now-ppl r spoiled with cp3 and griffin, highlight wise...cant beat that, but best combo-cp3 and dwight

Hellcrooner
02-28-2012, 12:44 AM
Rodman & Artest.

believe me artest is a mommas boy compared to brisker

Spiggity_ace
02-28-2012, 12:47 AM
Lebron and Hakeem i think they wouldnt stop winning rings

2 of the biggest physical specimens on the same team for a decade would mean a shutout for the league

Rylz
02-28-2012, 12:55 AM
Christ Paul and (young) Vince Carter. Can you imagine?

DoubleDragon
02-28-2012, 12:56 AM
Magic and Jordan

Hmmm...

Or Kobe and Bird

too many possibilities

Wade and Lebron are great together, but as far as best duos ever, you have (here's just a few) that could fit in that slot.
Jordan, Pippen
Kareem, Magic
Stockton, Malone
and yes, even
Kobe, Shaq (3-peat)

So there's alot to aspire to just in that short list.
But as I said, they are a great talented duo. History
will tell of course.

I'm sticking to just the last few decades for you youngins

Ty Fast
02-28-2012, 01:02 AM
shaq and duncan

Hellcrooner
02-28-2012, 01:07 AM
Bogues and Muresan

Lyn and Ming

Freddette and Shawn Bradley.

Muresan and Manute Bol

Boykins and Bogues

Morrison and Kwame

Sam Bowie and Greg Oden.....and Larue Martin

GunFactor187
02-28-2012, 01:08 AM
Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan

KingPosey
02-28-2012, 01:57 AM
Did I mention Mitch Richmond and Hakeem. 3peat my *** Bulls. One of the most gifted big men of all time, and the player Jordan called the toughest player to play against.

Bruno
02-28-2012, 03:21 AM
When hes as efficient as MJ, he would have no problem. you think? maybe if jordan were already older and the established guy in this hypothetical scenario. if shaq were older in this hypothetical, i don't think he'd want #2 touches behind anyone.



And MJ would have taken less shots with a beast like Shaq.

it'd have the be by a lot to have made a difference. when MJ was 23 he was averaging 27.8 FGA per game. kobe was averaging 20.0 at the same age. kobe averages 3.4 less fga per game for his career.

LakersMaster24
02-28-2012, 04:10 AM
CP3 and Kobe....oh wait.

Supreme LA
02-28-2012, 04:20 AM
I'm a little surprised I've only seen one person's response as Kobe and KG. Those two in their primes would definitely be a force. Those were two of the most competitive guys to play in this league.

KG/Kobe

So much passion and so much heart between those two.

Blazers#1Fan
02-28-2012, 05:07 AM
what i wished happened

jordan and drexler

Duckworth
Clifford Robinson
Drexler
Jordan
Porter

also another wish

Aldridge Durant Roy

heres my all-time line up

DHoward
Shaq
Lebron
Jordan
Roy

Blazers#1Fan
02-28-2012, 05:09 AM
Wilt Chamberlin(C) & shaq(PF)

rockets-fan
02-28-2012, 05:11 AM
1. nash and yao
2.duncan and yao
3.lebron and yao
4.kobe and yao
5.tmac and yao...wait

point is i wish yao had someone great! he was a better center than howard when healthy...i know bug when...

but foreal

cp3 and the dream ...NASTY!

LakersSaintsLSU
02-28-2012, 05:12 AM
Magic and Jordan enuff said

Mcdoh
02-28-2012, 05:19 AM
shaq and dwight.. :D.lol

Valkyrie
02-28-2012, 06:52 AM
My dream team
Allen Iverson
Stephon Marbury
Stephen Jackson
Metta World Peace
Latrell Sprewell
Corey Maggette
JR Smith
Antoine Walker
Gilbert Arenas
Javal McGee
Ricky Davis
Dennis Rodman

Head Coach: Isiah Thomas
Assistant Coach: Paul Westphal
Medical Staff: Blazers
Chiropractor: Luke Walton

oh wait.

esb
02-28-2012, 07:32 AM
Shaq and Big Country

priceless lol.

LakerKB24Fan
02-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Kobe and Dwight :D

Jint.
02-28-2012, 08:48 AM
Ewing & Jordan

PhillyOwnsAll
02-28-2012, 08:49 AM
now- lebron and griffin

all time- dr. j and bird

wmudford
02-28-2012, 09:19 AM
Nash and Bird
Nash and Lebron
Lebron and Dr J
Lebron and Bird

freedas
02-28-2012, 09:21 AM
Ewing and reggie miller

wmudford
02-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Magic and Bird

AYozzy
02-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Jordan and Ewing

now: LeBron and CP3

TheNumber37
02-28-2012, 10:11 AM
Iverson
Garnett

iliketurtles24
02-28-2012, 10:21 AM
jordan and love. In this senario they play for the wolves though! :)

Rockice_8
02-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Magic and VC (could only imagine the highlight reel those two would put together).

JordansBulls
02-28-2012, 12:58 PM
MJ and Hakeem or MJ and Ewing or MJ and Barkley. The latter two because they were best of friends.
MJ and Russell is another one.


Others that would have been would be Duncan/Tmac, Garnett/Iverson,

mRc08
02-28-2012, 04:44 PM
Jordan and Lebron- Lebron could play pippens role, except be lebron

Jordan and Rose- This would be awesome for bulls fans to watch

Shaq and Hakeem- Is this even fair?

JasonJohnHorn
02-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Mark Price and Rasheed Wallace
I'm dying to hear this one explained :-)

mrblisterdundee
02-28-2012, 09:41 PM
I would like to have seen Chris Webber and Shaquille O'neal paired up in Orlando, before Orlando traded for Anfernee Hardaway.
I would have also like to have seen a Los Angeles-Toronto trade exchanging Chris Bosh and Andrew Bynum, to see of Bynum could recreate Dwight Howard's stats and role in Toronto and if a finesse, all-offense front court of Pau Gasol and Bosh could carry Los Angeles and gradually balance Kobe Bryant between facilitating their shots and scoring some of his own.
Also, I would have like to have seen Brandon Roy, Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge together. Their skill sets complimented each other nicely.

Hellcrooner
02-28-2012, 09:51 PM
I would like to have seen Chris Webber and Shaquille O'neal paired up in Orlando, before Orlando traded for Anfernee Hardaway.
I would have also like to have seen a Los Angeles-Toronto trade exchanging Chris Bosh and Andrew Bynum, to see of Bynum could recreate Dwight Howard's stats and role in Toronto and if a finesse, all-offense front court of Pau Gasol and Bosh could carry Los Angeles and gradually balance Kobe Bryant between facilitating their shots and scoring some of his own.
Also, I would have like to have seen Brandon Roy, Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge together. Their skill sets complimented each other nicely.

you got to see that......for very short minutes. but it happened.


I would have loved to see this Blazers line up Porter/Petrovic/Drexler/Fernando Martin/ Sabonis ( sabonis going blazers at the proper time, and blazers coach not being stupid and allowing Dratzen and Fernando to actually play)

ohreally
02-28-2012, 10:20 PM
Real easy, and so close: Bernard King and Patrick Ewing.

MJ and Ewing would have been nice too.

GunFactor187
02-28-2012, 10:26 PM
This isn't a dynamic duo but imagine what a Big 3 this would be:

C - Prime Ben Wallace
PF - Prime Dennis Rodman
SF - Prime Ron Artest

The defense would be off the charts!

DoubleDragon
02-28-2012, 10:39 PM
CP3 and Kobe....oh wait.

Sorry man.
Stern just vetoed your post;)

dodie53
02-28-2012, 11:45 PM
wilt and lebron

sunsfan88
02-29-2012, 12:09 AM
Nash and Blake Griffin.

Lakeshow24KB
02-29-2012, 12:16 AM
Nash and Blake Griffin.

That would be ridiculous. Just crazy.

KingOf215
02-29-2012, 12:30 AM
1. Iverson & Duncan
2. Magic & Wilkins
3. Bird & Dirk

JAZZNC
02-29-2012, 12:32 AM
Simple question. All-time and in their prime, any two players who have ever played. We are very lucky right now to see two players of the calibre of Wade and James together, and they may very well prove to be the best pairing in the history of the NBA.

My dream pairing would have been Duncan and Stockton. I think their skill sets would have complimented each other greatly. On the pick-and-roll they would have destroyed the league.

Who do you got for your dream pairing?

That is a disgusting combo, but when I first saw this thread I thought Duncan/Malone. That combo down low would have been unstoppable. Both could play inside and out, offense, D, passing.

KingOf215
02-29-2012, 12:37 AM
Duncan & Shaq
Duncan & Mutombo

KB-Pau-DH2012
02-29-2012, 12:39 AM
Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant. The most badass toughest no-nonsense grittiest backcourt in the NBA.

Wolfman01
02-29-2012, 02:55 AM
Kevin Garnett and Tracy McGrady. The T-Wolves had a chance to sign Tracy McGrady but didn't want to pay the guy big money. Instead Tracy McGrady went to the Rockets and signed a big contract to play along with Yao Ming.