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”
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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