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#1 BeeZee

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 12:18 PM

Atlanta Hawks
Lou Hudson, Bob Pettit, Lenny Wilkens, Dominique Wilkins
Rationale: Pettit and Wilkens set a precedent that has to this day been almost impossible to match. Sweet Lou personified what the organization was about in the early '70s. Nique? Pleeeeaaasssseee. The only discussion would be about which hair style the sculptor would have him in.

Boston Celtics
Red Auerbach, Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Bill Russell
Rationale: There are two teams that are impossible to reduce to four players. The Lakers are the other. No Bob Cousy, no Sam or K.C. Jones, no Kevin McHale, no Tom Heinsohn, no JoJo White. And no disrespect to Paul Pierce, who's been in a Celtics uniform the same amount of time as Havlicek, but No. 17 has eight rings to P2's (so far) one. Seven more seasons in green like the last one and the Truth might get in the conversation.

Charlotte Bobcats
Brevin Knight, Michael Jordan, Emeka Okafor, Gerald Wallace
Rationale: For many reasons, some beyond their control -- location and bad luck, for instance -- the Bobcats are like a poor man's franchise: Wallace, the poor man's Vince Carter; Okafor, the poor man's Dwight Howard; Knight, the poor man's Chris Paul; and Jordan … he's the poor man's Jordan.

Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan, Bob Love, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Sloan
Rationale: Jordan should have his own mountain. We already know that. But just as everyone says, "Pippen never won anything without Jordan," how many rings (or MVPs or first team All-NBA selections or Defensive Player of the Year awards, etc.) does Jordan have without Pip? The greatest duo in the history of anything.

Cleveland Cavaliers
Austin Carr, Ron Harper, LeBron James, Mark Price
Rationale: There's only one problem here. When the mountain is erected, how much larger will LeBron's face be than the other three? Because as much as Harper and Price did for keeping the Cavs somewhat relevant during their years there, and for all that Carr did to put them on the map, what LBJ has done in five-plus years … let's just say he may be the single most important player to any one franchise on this list.


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#2 pound4pound

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 02:57 PM

lol @brevin knight
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#3 Imadogg

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 02:58 PM

This is what I wrote somewhere else:

LAKERS:
I think it's a good four choices. Of course, SHAQ would be on here for what he's done, but these 4 more embody the Lakers themselves, Kareem came here and made his mark here, and the rest are lifelong Lakers, so this is as good a 4 as he could have chosen.


Some other things:
MJ for Bobcats? I guess since they're a few years old, nothing better to choose.
No T-Mac for Orlando... I would have put him.
Never heard of Billy Ray Bates for Portland, looked him up and he was a selfish very exciting player who only played 3 years and had some skills, got into drugs and attitude was off etc. Dang learn something new.
OJ already made Grizzlies list.
Lol at Wolves.
Carter on Nets already.
Thought I'd see MJ on Wiz too but was not needed.

#4 We Believe

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 03:38 PM

lol at the wolves mount Rushmore only KG.

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#5 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 03:41 PM

Haha the Timberwolves. :lol:

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 04:14 PM

ROFL @ the Bobcats
ROFL @ the Clippers (just because I want to laugh at them)

Gilbert Arenas not being there is a crime...
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#7 Imadogg

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 02:34 AM

ROFL @ the Bobcats
ROFL @ the Clippers (just because I want to laugh at them)

Gilbert Arenas not being there is a crime...

I thought about GA, but all 4 of those names plus MJ would be before him.

#8 JEN

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 07:39 AM

LOL @ Timberwolves.

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Edited by JenFlowDesignz, February 25, 2009 - 07:39 AM.


#9 wmcguire33

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 09:08 AM

For Lakers I would say Kobe, Shaq, Kareem, and Magic for sure.

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#10 Imadogg

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 12:59 PM

For Lakers I would say Kobe, Shaq, Kareem, and Magic for sure.

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#11 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 01:08 PM

Lakers: Chicky Baby, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson

Chick >>>>>>>>>>>>> Any other Laker.

#12 fido

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 01:51 PM

Lakers:
Magic Johnson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Jerry West
Chick Hearn

I find it impossible to put active players' names on this kind of thing. They're still building on their legacy. Once they're done, then you can insert him in there. But right now - no way.

Sam Mitchell should also be on the Timberwolves list.

No Shawn Kemp on the Sonics list? Dennis Johnson is forever a Celtic. His days in Seattle don't register for most. That was just a way to get him on a list without kicking someone off of the Celtics' list.




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