Re: Unless you have a Michael Jordan you need Twin Towers for a Championship!
posted at 5/14/2011 5:34 PM EDT
In Response to Unless you have a Michael Jordan you need Twin Towers for a Championship!
[QUOTE]Lakers- Bynum, Gasol, Odom OKC- Perk, Ibaka Memphis - Gasol, Randolph Miami- 2 MJ's (Wade and Lebron) Chicago- 1 MJ ( Rose) Dallas- Dirk and Chandler Boston- K.G. and Shaq My wish: Howard, Jordan, K.G. for next year (unbeatable for even a team with 2 Michael Jordan's!)
Posted by DaCeltics[/QUOTE]
Duncan and Robinson.....
I love hearing about how important the point guard is.... in the last 20 years there have been two point guards that I would even consider good let alone great that have won championships - Billups and Parker. The Billups team had two Wallaces and Parker has had Duncan.
5 Lakers rings do indeed include Kobe but he gets none of them without Shaq and Pau.
4 Spurs rings include a variety of players but get no rings without Duncan and the Admiral.
6 Bulls teams had a variety of good front court players - Horace Grant and Rodman to name a couple but without Scottie and Michael - no rings.
Who were the teams that won rings or challenged for rings during those Bulls years? Patricks Knicks and Hakeems Rockets and Mournings Heat....
There is a crazy stat somehwere and I have no idea to find it but it goes something like this..... how many players have Kobe, Michael, Hakeem, and Timmie gotten for players? In other words regardless of who the bit players were, they were still getting rings because of those guys. Obviously the more rings the more bit players.
Don't discount Pippen so quickly - one could very easily argue that they were the two best players in the league at the time they were in their prime. The two years Michael was suspended for gambling (I mean left to play baseball) they still went to the ECF - that is how good Scottie was.