A little over a year ago, Shaq and Scottie Pippen got into some instagram drama over Lakers vs. Bulls all time 5 on 5:
For what ever reason, I came back across this a couple weeks ago and it got me thinking: while the top 3 are set with the Lakers, Bulls and Celtics, I believe the Warriors can make a case for at least top 5 all time.
Greatest three point shooter of all time, NBA Champion, Back to Back MVP the second of which was unanimous, and a truly underrated passer as well, Steph stands toe to toe with any Point Guard throughout history. Think I'm wrong? Just watch:
Shooting Gaurd: Rick Barry
Playing a little out of position as 2 gaurd, Rick Barry was instant offense his whole career averaging an impressive 24.8, 6.7RPG, and 4.9APG Barry led the Warriors to the 1975 to the NBA title. Despite His political beliefs, until steph's era Barry was the only ring the dubs could cling to. Plus, dont forget that granny FT shot that he hit an alarmingly high rate.
Small Forward: Kevin Durant
27 and 7 Career average, multiple time scoring champ, 7 time all star, MVP, oh and by the way he's only 28. One of the most proficient scores ever, can drop from 30 or in the post, Durant would be ungaurdable by players in previous era's as he is relatively ungaurdable now. Would take him any day 1 on 1 vs. Scottie Pippen.
Power Forward: Draymond Green
Draymond is here because he would be the glue guy for this team. He is an elite defender, rebounder, and playmaker, which on a team full of scorers he fills that role to pick up the slack for the rest of the team. Still one of the most slept on dudes in the league, Draymond is the perfect fit here.
Center: Wilt Chamberlin
This man averaged 30 pts and 22 RB OVER HIS CAREER!!!!!!! Say what you want about stat chasing, but one season he averaged 27.2 RPG and the next season he averaged 50 PPG over 80 game seasons. To this day, Wilt was so unfathomably good that his stats blow out the rest of the NBA's per game averages by a mile. If you were just to look at his stats on the Warriors, he would average 41 and 25. Wilt will just add another unstable factor to this already deadly team.
This team still probably isn't touching the Lakers or the Celtics, but they could give the All time bulls a run for their money along with any other all time team throughout history.
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