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    Championships w/o at least a #5 overall pick?

    I was looking through NBA finals history, and I may be mistaken, but it appears that no team has ever won a championship without a player who was taken 5th overall or higher. Sorry if this has been discussed before, but this really surprised me. I guess the NBA has been superstar driven for longer than I realized.

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    Detroit Pistons? Billups, Hamilton, Prince, Sheed, Ben Wallace.

    I may be wrong

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    Strike that billups was 3rd overall
    Last edited by Storch; 02-25-2011 at 02:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storch View Post
    Detroit Pistons? Billups, Hamilton, Prince, Sheed, Ben Wallace.

    I may be wrong
    nah sheed and billups were top 5 picks. hamilton went number 7 fwiw.

    good question, though i'd say with good certainty the answer is no.

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    The Pistons still also had #2 pick Darko milicic

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    What about the 2009 and 2010 Laker squad I can't remember what number Gasol was drafted but I know Kobe was not a top 5 pick (talk about a steal).

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    Quote Originally Posted by central2003 View Post
    What about the 2009 and 2010 Laker squad I can't remember what number Gasol was drafted but I know Kobe was not a top 5 pick (talk about a steal).
    Pau went 3rd overall.
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    no offense but the Spurs are freakin' communists bro. They should get with Stern's capitalist agenda like NOW




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    Well, I guess that answers that.

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    thought provoking thread well done sir

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    It makes sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans dolo View Post
    thought provoking thread well done sir
    Thanks. I'm still hoping for a definitive answer though.

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    nice find

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownPacerFan View Post
    I was looking through NBA finals history, and I may be mistaken, but it appears that no team has ever won a championship without a player who was taken 5th overall or higher. Sorry if this has been discussed before, but this really surprised me. I guess the NBA has been superstar driven for longer than I realized.
    since the start.i dunno why,but people tend to not realize that its been star driven forever.

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    Very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abe_froman View Post
    since the start.i dunno why,but people tend to not realize that its been star driven forever.
    You're not saying top talent wins games are you? Don't tell that to Jerry Krause

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG2TheBulls View Post
    You're not saying top talent wins games are you? Don't tell that to Jerry Krause
    lmao krause have anyone seen the guy since lol!

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