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DreamShaker
06-05-2013, 04:22 AM
Alright. So awhile back I was reading a Bill Simmons article (pretty sure it was a Lebron article) and he mentioned a game he played with Bob Ryan. The concept is "if space aliens challenged earth to a bball game for the fate of mankind, what players, from any era, would you choose to represent us". I am aware that is pretty much the plot of Space Jam, but it is an interesting practice in looking at how you view players. They came up with Magic/Bird/MJ/Lebron and I believe Bill Russell or Duncan.

Question is, who would you choose? We will say it is a full nba game with perfect officiating. I know, that might be more far fetched than the whole alien thing, but work with me!!!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-05-2013, 04:52 AM
Mike James.

SugeKnight
06-05-2013, 05:11 AM
KAJ
Duncan
Lebron
Jordan
Magic

ztilzer31
06-05-2013, 06:07 AM
C Hakeem
PF Dennis Rodman
SF Larry Bird
SG Michael Jordan
PG Lebron James

All play great defense and can run the floor. It was a toss up for PF between Barkley/Duncan at first, but than I decided I'd rather have another big man that can run the floor and guard the paint. Plus Rodman won't need any touches and you can't all have 20+ PPG! Rodman, and Hakeem would make the interior impenetrable while not losing anything in the fast break. LBJ/Hakeem down low would be amazing. Larry would be the guy to "make it work" and Jordan plays beast defense, and is your best mid range jumper.

Size/Athleticism/Defense. Nuff saiiidddd.

Kjthunder
06-05-2013, 08:27 AM
PG: Magic
SG: Jordan
SF: Bird
PF: James
C : Hakeem

marvILLous
06-05-2013, 09:08 AM
Shaq
KG
Bird
Jordan
LeBron

BklynKnicks3
06-05-2013, 09:40 AM
If Lebron James was on the team then i would have to root for the space alliens.

pg Penny
sg Kobe
sf Melo
pf Barkley
C hakeem thats my favs If i had to pick the best


pg Magic
sg Jordan
sf bird
pf Duncan
c Hakeem

ATX
06-05-2013, 09:43 AM
If Lebron James was on the team then i would have to root for the space alliens.

pg Penny
sg Kobe
sf Melo
pf Barkley
C hakeem thats my favs If i had to pick the best


pg Magic
sg Jordan
sf bird
pf Duncan
c Hakeem

So you must root for USA basketball to lose against other countries too obviously, since you'd rather have your life ended than root for a team with James on it. Wow

FYL_McVeezy
06-05-2013, 09:50 AM
Lebron should be disqualified...being that he's an alien himself and will turn on Mankind any chance he gets....

So My team will be:

PG Magic
SG Jordan
SF Bird
PF Duncan
C Wilt

Shaq, Durant, Olajuwon, Kobe, Oscar Robertson, Stockton, Barkley will round out my bench.....

nycericanguy
06-05-2013, 09:56 AM
PG - Cassell
SG - Nick Van Exel
SF - Ak47
PF - Tyrone Hill
C - Popeye Jones

we're not gonna beat em, might as well confuse em and make them think we are just like them...

FYL_McVeezy
06-05-2013, 10:06 AM
PG - Cassell
SG - Nick Van Exel
SF - Ak47
PF - Tyrone Hill
C - Popeye Jones

we're not gonna beat em, might as well confuse em and make them think we are just like them...

lol, good one!

29$JerZ
06-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Magic - Jordan - Bird - Duncan - Hakeem

NYJ - NYY
06-05-2013, 10:31 AM
PG - Cassell
SG - Nick Van Exel
SF - Ak47
PF - Tyrone Hill
C - Popeye Jones

we're not gonna beat em, might as well confuse em and make them think we are just like them...
****ing hilarious



If Lebron James was on the team then i would have to root for the space alliens.

pg Penny
sg Kobe
sf Melo
pf Barkley
C hakeem thats my favs If i had to pick the best


pg Magic
sg Jordan
sf bird
pf Duncan
c Hakeem

best player on the planet cmon nowwwwwww... dont like lebron as a person but his game is matched by none in this era and is extremelyyyyy close to matching and being better than prime kobe and jordan

tr3ymill3r
06-05-2013, 10:31 AM
Magic
Jordan
LeBron
Olajuwon
Shaq

JerseyPalahniuk
06-05-2013, 10:33 AM
PG: Gary Payton
SG: Scottie Pippen
SF: Lebron James
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

NYJ - NYY
06-05-2013, 10:46 AM
PG: Gary Payton
SG: Scottie Pippen
SF: Lebron James
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

how does space jam himself not even make your team?

JerseyPalahniuk
06-05-2013, 10:53 AM
how does space jam himself not even make your team?

I think having Jordan's a cop out, plus if Aliens are vicious and they hurt one of our players/ ask for a rematch we have a pretty good guy off the bench to fill in. If ANYONE gets hurt (like if Hakeem did, everyone just slides down a spot, if Payton did, Lebron moves to the point).

Versatility is huge. Who knows those aliens could have a lineup up of all big men or all guards? Pippen/Lebron/Rodman can guard almost any size.

Also, it's pretty safe to assume we wouldn't get a whole year to build chemistry issues. We wouldn't have Magic/Lebron/Jordan/Shaq all wanting the ball. Instead we have a point guard, 2 unselfish players who are the best "glue" guys of all time, a scrappy guy in Rodman we could put on anybody and an incredibly smart low-post option that doesn't need his size to dominate. What if the Aliens had a 400 pound dude Shaq couldn't just bully inside? I don't see Shaq making any 10 footers to save the world.

TheDoctor6
06-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Im gonna go with:

C- Wilt Chamberlain
PF- Charles Barkley
SF- Julius Erving
SG- Michael Jordan
PG - Magic Johnson

Bench:
C - Bill Russell
PF - Kevin Garnett
SF - LeBron James
SG - Oscar Robinson
PG - Isiah Thomas

Long Rang specialist: Larry Bird
Beast Down low: vintage Shaq

BklynKnicks3
06-05-2013, 11:20 AM
thanks for saving my qoute Iam looking real brilliant right now. I dont even know if i can call chandler a solid big after 2 strait playoff no shows
Mike James.

BklynKnicks3
06-05-2013, 11:22 AM
I root for usa to win but lebron to do bad unless he passes to Melo or chandler.
So you must root for USA basketball to lose against other countries too obviously, since you'd rather have your life ended than root for a team with James on it. Wow

sammid21
06-05-2013, 11:28 AM
Lebron should be disqualified...being that he's an alien himself and will turn on Mankind any chance he gets....

So My team will be:

PG Magic
SG Jordan
SF Bird
PF Duncan
C Wilt

Shaq, Durant, Olajuwon, Kobe, Oscar Robertson, Stockton, Barkley will round out my bench.....

Lebron would probably ring chase and play with the aliens.

C- Wilt
PF-Duncan
SF-Bird
SG-Jordan
PG-Magic

Bench
Russell, Barkley, Wilkins, Kobe, Nash/Stockton

D.O.N.
06-05-2013, 11:56 AM
A lot depends on the type of alliens we would be facing. How tall, powerfull, qiuck, athletic would they be and so on

If they small (all under 6'5 or something) and not really athletic: chose any of the top C's and a bunch of D&3 guys,

If they big but not really athletic: either match their size (magic/durant/lebron/Duncan/shaq) or try to outrun them whit a quick team (rose/westbrook/mj/lebron/KG)

If they very Ouick/athletic but small: play big to slow them down, or run whit them

And so on...

If the type of alliens aren't predetermined it's basicly just "what is your dream team?"

Chrisclover
06-05-2013, 11:56 AM
bet your life on a game? hilarious:eyebrow:

So you must root for USA basketball to lose against other countries too obviously, since you'd rather have your life ended than root for a team with James on it. Wow

nymetsrule
06-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Brian Scalabrine v. 5 aliens.

ManRam
06-05-2013, 12:10 PM
If Lebron James was on the team then i would have to root for the space alliens.


:laugh:

you'd root for the end of mankind just because you wouldn't lebron to win?!?

I'm going unconventional. I've always felt that a team of absolute super-stars with similar skill sets (not to mention all of them needing the ball in their hands) isn't the best way to go about it

Curry: The best shooter perhaps of all time, works well off-the ball, which is important on a star-studded team
Jerry West: The ideal combo guard; amazing scorer and a great passer...great with or without the ball. He does everything great. One of the best defensive guards ever. Leader and clutch.
LeBron: The ultimate chameleon...theoretically works great regardless of who's around him
Duncan: Can work down low, or in midrange. Great defensively, can guard a variety of skillsets
Kareem: Slender and quick, can run better than other great post players. Textbook skills, impossible to really defend. Extremely efficient. Great defender. Tremendous leader and amazingly well-conditioned. Willing passer.

No one's too selfish. All are good/great defenders (besides Curry). The team ball movement would be great. Good mix inside/outside player. No egos.

Jarvo
06-05-2013, 12:13 PM
Iverson
Jordan
Lebron
Duncan
Shaq

Bench Horry, Nash, Rodman, The Glove, Wilt, Bird, Kobe.

HowBoutDemBulls
06-05-2013, 12:36 PM
Stockton
Jordan
Pippen
Dirk
Russell

Chronz
06-05-2013, 01:42 PM
lol at our All-Alien response team

BklynKnicks3
06-05-2013, 01:55 PM
hopefully the refs for the other planet dont fall for lebrons flops lol

kozelkid
06-05-2013, 02:01 PM
Here goes...

Stockton
MJ
Lebron
KG
Hakeem

My team has elite spacing with each player capable of playing off the ball. Not to mention top 3 defenders at each position who have ridiculous versatility.

Chronz
06-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Lets say MJ was anal probed to the point where he was unable to play.

Chronz
06-05-2013, 03:22 PM
We should also decree that the Aliens were able to kill off all players who were 7ft+

kozelkid
06-05-2013, 03:30 PM
Lets say MJ was anal probed to the point where he was unable to play.


We should also decree that the Aliens were able to kill off all players who were 7ft+

Stockton
Kobe
Bird
Lebron
Hakeem

Maybe not the best player at each position but it has the unselfishness (aside from Kobe who will be the "alpha") and spacing that I'm looking for.

BklynKnicks3
06-05-2013, 03:30 PM
I hope there is a alien thta can defend My boy Melo since no1 in the league can. If Lebron is on this team i will be a diehard alien fan where can i buy a jersey?

ThunderousDemon
06-05-2013, 03:45 PM
PG Magic Johnson
SG Michael Jordan
SF Lebron James
PF Tim Duncan
C The Big Cactus A.K.A. The Big Diesel A.K.A. The Big Aristotle A.K.A. Kazaam

ILLUSIONIST^248
06-05-2013, 03:47 PM
Space Aliens sweep us.lol

lol, please
06-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Lebron should be disqualified...being that he's an alien himself and will turn on Mankind any chance he gets....

So My team will be:

PG Magic
SG Jordan
SF Bird
PF Duncan
C Wilt

Shaq, Durant, Olajuwon, Kobe, Oscar Robertson, Stockton, Barkley will round out my bench.....
Agree with this list.

ILLUSIONIST^248
06-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Lets say MJ was anal probed to the point where he was unable to play.

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOO. I hate you chronz, but this is gold.

naps
06-05-2013, 04:08 PM
LeBron
Jordan
Bird
Hakeem
Shaq/Wilt

Perfect combination of defense, size, athleticism, rebounding. Supreme domination at both ends!

jerellh528
06-05-2013, 04:20 PM
Payton(magic if it were not against aliens)
jordan
bird
kg(duncan if it were not against aliens)
shaq

D-Leethal
06-05-2013, 04:46 PM
I hope there is a alien thta can defend My boy Melo since no1 in the league can. If Lebron is on this team i will be a diehard alien fan where can i buy a jersey?

LeBron would force his way to the alien squad before he went up against them.

D-Leethal
06-05-2013, 04:46 PM
I would pick Iman Shumpert as captain and let him pick his teammates.

Lake_Show2416
06-05-2013, 04:57 PM
LeBron
Jordan
Bird
Hakeem
Shaq/Wilt

Perfect combination of defense, size, athleticism, rebounding. Supreme domination at both ends!

This

Duncan is top PF of all time imo but not a top 5 big man & i'd want Lebron to run the point

FYL_McVeezy
06-05-2013, 05:08 PM
LeBron
Jordan
Bird
Hakeem
Shaq/Wilt

Perfect combination of defense, size, athleticism, rebounding. Supreme domination at both ends!

That is a big *** team!

Are we playing the Monstars?

BklynKnicks3
06-05-2013, 05:38 PM
lol good idea Jr will take the aliens on a night out in nyc they will be trashed
I would pick Iman Shumpert as captain and let him pick his teammates.

OceanSpray
06-05-2013, 05:58 PM
****ing hilarious




best player on the planet cmon nowwwwwww... dont like lebron as a person but his game is matched by none in this era and is extremelyyyyy close to matching and being better than prime kobe and jordan

Way better than prime Kobe.. stop it.

Delrayhc
06-05-2013, 06:02 PM
The Earth team should win with out a doubt. We already know their playbook because we have one held captive. He goes by the earthing name Sam Cassell ...... Tell me that Mother.....r doesn't look like a alien.

eddiewdgo
06-05-2013, 06:25 PM
the.best.post.ever.

bowieinspace
06-05-2013, 07:57 PM
Id go Jordan, Bill Murray and Newman from Seinfeld and a bunch of Looney Tunes characters.

NJrockPD
06-05-2013, 08:34 PM
PG - Cassell
SG - Nick Van Exel
SF - Ak47
PF - Tyrone Hill
C - Popeye Jones

we're not gonna beat em, might as well confuse em and make them think we are just like them...

This genuinely made me laugh. As soon as I saw Cassell's name I knew where you were going with it.

NJrockPD
06-05-2013, 08:37 PM
I used to love fruit juices, but now I am sickened when I read the OceanSpray label because of certain posters on PSD.

Ill21
06-05-2013, 09:03 PM
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
LeBron James
Kevin Garnett
Hakeem Olajuwon

Riodagoat
06-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Magic
MJ
LBJ
KG
Hakeem or KAJ

Heediot
06-05-2013, 10:35 PM
PG Muggsy Bogues
SG Spud Webb
SF Earl Boykins
PF Nate Robinson
C Manute Bol

JerseyPalahniuk
06-05-2013, 11:37 PM
PG Muggsy Bogues
SG Spud Webb
SF Earl Boykins
PF Nate Robinson
C Manute Bol

Good team, I'd take out Boykins though and move Nate to SF. Put in George Muresan in at PF.

c.c.
06-06-2013, 12:39 AM
My signature! Might not be the best but it would be nice to see my fav Rockets play together before mankind ends

ArmLaker
06-06-2013, 01:23 AM
Way better than prime Kobe.. stop it.

Oh the prime Kobe who was scoring 40 points a night and winning 5 championships? haha good one LeBron isn't fit to shine Kobe's sneakers. wait till lbj 17th year but until then, stop it

Cracka2HI!
06-06-2013, 01:32 AM
I think a team full of space aliens would either totally suck at basketball or be so dominant that they would not only beat but devour(literally) our athletes during the game. That being said I would just pick my favorite players to take them on.

C Chris Kaman/Shaq
PF Bo Outlaw/Blake
SF Eric Piatkowski/LeBron
SG Allen Iverson/Cuttino Mobley/Jordan
PG Rick Brunson/Sam Cassell/CP3

SwatTeam
06-06-2013, 01:42 AM
PG - Bugs Bunny
SG - Michael Jordan
SF - Lola Bunny
PF - Daffy Duck
C - Taz

Bench - Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the cat, Bill Murray, and Newman from Seinfeld (aka fat guy who gets eaten by the spitting dinosaur in his truck in the first Jurassic Park movie)

Leftcoast_yg
06-06-2013, 01:50 AM
Wow I'm surprised this lineup hasn't been mentioned.....

Magic
Kobe
Jordan
LeBron
Shaq

6th Man - Jerry West

c.c.
06-06-2013, 08:30 AM
I think a team full of space aliens would either totally suck at basketball or be so dominant that they would not only beat but devour(literally) our athletes during the game. That being said I would just pick my favorite players to take them on.

C Chris Kaman/Shaq
PF Bo Outlaw/Blake
SF Eric Piatkowski/LeBron
SG Allen Iverson/Cuttino Mobley/Jordan
PG Rick Brunson/Sam Cassell/CP3

How long you been a Clippers fan?

Wilson
06-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Stockton
Jordan
Pippen
Dirk
Russell

Damn, and I thought I was going to be completely original with Dirk and Russell in my front court. Oh well.

Anyway, this is what I'm thinking:

PG: Magic Johnson
SG: Scottie Pippen
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Dirk Nowitzki
C: Bill Russell

I like that starting line-up because it's so versatile. They can run with Magic, Pippen and Bird and can also succeed in a half-court offense with Dirk, Bird and Pippen. I've got the best perimeter defender in history in Pippen and the best post defender ever in Russel. Bird is also a very good defender. Magic and Dirk aren't the best on that end but you can easily cover them with the other three guys.

I don't like having two Celtics in there, but the human race is at stake. My instant offense off the bench is coming from Elgin Baylor and James Worthy though. And my veteran leadership will be provided by Jerry West. Gary Payton will be my back-up PG, mostly so I can have another great perimeter defender on the bench. I'll round it out with Tim Duncan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar to provide extra size, scoring and defense (from Duncan at least) off the bench.

I'll have Phil Jackson coach the team. He's definitely one of the best coaches ever, and if anyone is unusual enough to deal with an alien basketball team, it's him.

I've left Jordan out partly to make it more interesting (he's obviously a shoe-in for a GOAT team) and partly for chemistry, I couldn't think of a great off the ball PG. I also considered his ego, I think even late-career-Jordan would have been difficult because of his ego and you don't want to deal with that for a one time only game. That's also the reason I left Kobe out. I left LeBron out because I'd be worried about which LeBron would show up.

BklynKnicks3
06-06-2013, 09:59 AM
stephon Marbury
Jamal crawford
bernard king
Melo
Ewing

Bench earl/fraizer/Amare/reed/mason/oakley/Jr starks Iam a die hard knick fan and this is how i want to take on aliens with my team

Theyhateme459
06-06-2013, 10:02 AM
My lineup

PG - Isiah Thomas
SG - Jerry west
SF - Lebron James
PF - Kevin Garnett
C - Hakeem Olajuwon

Explanation - I feel with this team I have great 2 way athletic athletes who will shut teams down defensively. This is a great defensive unit that would have good chemistry. Offense I have IT and James who can create offense, west to stretch the floor, kg to sit and hit mid range all day and crash the boards and Hakeem to do work down low.

Tymathee
06-06-2013, 03:58 PM
all time?

Magic, Kobe, Jordan, Lebron, Shaq

Magic - He makes any team an instant winner
Kobe - Freakin Assassin, when Kobe was at his best, when he got hot, he was disgusting.
Jordan - Cuz he knows what it takes already.
Lebron - Because he's already an Alien and he would know their weaknesses.
Shaq - Because he'd take immense pride in destroying an alien.

RiceOnTheRun
06-06-2013, 07:03 PM
Tough. It'd definitely depend on the size and athleticism of these aliens (lol).

If they were 8 foot behemoths, I'd have to go for
PG : Magic
SG : Jordan
SF: Reggie Miller
PF : Lebron
C : Kareem

Magic and Lebron would be the main ball handlers in this. Obviously there are better guys for SF than Reggie Miller but we'd need the GOAT 3pt shooter to be a threat from outside, because there'd be no chance in the paint lol. Jordan would have his ISOs called for him whenever we needed it and Lebron/Magic are big enough to be able to hold their own I guess. Kareem would have his trademark sky hook, which would probably be more effective than trying to post someone up.