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Who Are the All Time Basketball All Stars?

The very first NBA All-Star Game ever was staged in 1951. This year the game will be celebrating its diamond anniversary, which is why the uniforms feature an integrated diamond pattern.

Sunday’s game will go straight into the rich history of the NBA. As players and fans are making their way to the Staples Center, let’s take a look at the All-Time Best from All-Star’s Past.

Here’s my picks:

Eastern Conference All-Stars (36 wins).

Guard: Micheal Jordan, “Air Jordan”
Words are not enough…

Guard: Dave Bing
Put Detroit basketball on the map

Forward: Larry Bird, “The Hick from French Lick / Larry Legend”
Smartest player ever

Forward: Julius Erving, “Dr, J”.
Doctor of Dunk

Center: Bill Russell
The Sultan of Swat

6th man: Isiah Thomas, “Zeke”
Best little man ever

Coach: Arnold Auerbach, “Red”
Lord of the rings (16!)

Western Conference All-Stars (23 wins)

Guard: Earvin Johnson, “Magic”
The Houdini of basketball

Guard: Oscar Robertson, “The Big O”
Mr. Triple double

Forward: Karl Malone, “The Mailman”
Made UPS look bad

Forward: Kareem Abdul Jabbar, “Cap”
Captain Skyhook

Center: Wilt Chaimberlain, “The Stilt”
100 points in one game

6th man Jerry West, “Zeke from Cabin Creek / Mr. Clutch“
The NBA logo

Coach: Phil Jackson, “Zen Master”
Master of Bling with 13 rings, will he ever catch Red?

Currently active players were not part of my selection. With that being the only ‘rule’, who do YOU believe are the Best NBA All-Stars of All-Time?

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11 Responses to Who Are the All Time Basketball All Stars?

  1. GD1310 February 18, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    well, Thomas you choose the best of the best, difficult to find better players, may be I would put Isiah Thomas in the starting five instead of Dave Bing, but no ohter changes… would be nice to find spaces also fo Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, George Mikan, Elgin Baylor, John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, Willis Reed, George Gervin and Bob McAdoo, but places are limited. Great choices!

  2. GD1310 February 18, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Well, Thomas you really got the best of the best, difficult to find better players, may be I would put Isiah Thomas in the starting five instead of Dave Bing, but no ohter changes… would be nice to find spaces also for Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, George Mikan, Elgin Baylor, John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, Willis Reed, George Gervin and Bob McAdoo, but places are limited. Great choices!

  3. Sheridan February 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    It must be a list of the top players, because I actually know all of them. I don’t follow basketball closely, but it’s in my blood. I’ve even watched most of them play. Fun list.

  4. jmatthicks February 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    My picks:

    Western Conference:

    Center: Hakeem Olajuwon
    Power Forward: Tim Duncan
    Small Forward: Elgin Baylor
    Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
    Point Guard: Magic Johnson

    Eastern Conference:

    Center: Shaq (hey, he played for the Magic! ;)
    Power Forward: Julius Earving
    Small Forward: Larry Bird
    Shooting Guard: Michael Jordan
    Point Guard: Rajon Rondo (yes, the kid is THAT good)

  5. Thomas_van_Schaik February 19, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    @Sheridan Thanks Sheridan! Hope you enjoy this Years all Star Weekend!

  6. Thomas_van_Schaik February 19, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    @jmatthicks thanks for Sharing your picks! I chose to exclude currently active players but agree that some of them might (!) have the potential to make it on there… Hope you enjoy this years All-Star. Thank you for reading Sports Networker.

  7. GD1310 February 19, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    well, yes… Hakeem “The Dream” should find space in the All Star team as well… :)

  8. Alexies_Bulckia February 20, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    I’ve loved basketball to, it really reminds my late best friends favorate sports, thats why i always follows NBA, love it.
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  9. Alexies_Bulckia February 20, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    I’ve loved basketball too, it really reminds my late best friends favorate sports, thats why i always follows NBA, we love it.

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  10. ChrisMcKinney February 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Nice list, but you’re missing two of the greatest showman to ever hit the hardwood: Bob Cousy and Pistol Pete. Both way ahead of their time.

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