Do you ever sit around with your buddies and talk about who the greatest starting five for your favorite NBA franchise is? We here at The Sports Drop do too.
This got us thinking; what is the best starting five in the history of each of the league’s 30 teams? Fortunately for us, CBS Sports did the thinking for us. So flip through the lists and see what we have to say about what they think.
Just a note on their selections: CBS Sports only chose players that represented their teams for 5 years or more. So, for example, KD doesn’t make the Warrior lineup even though he led them to 2 titles. Also, players can only be represented on one team. This is why LeBron shows up in Cleveland but not Miami.
With that, take a look and see if you agree. There are some pretty good lineups to look at here.
The lineup for the Hawks begins and ends with Dominique Wilkins. The “Human Highlight Reel” single-handedly gave that franchise relevance within the last 30 years. In his career, Wilkins was an All-Star, Slam Dunk Contest champion, a scoring champ, and finally in 2006 a Hall of Famer.
Let’s give “Mount Mutombo” and the other guys on this list some credit too. Despite the name recognition of the earlier mentioned men, Lenny Wilkens may be the most prolific name on this list, having been inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player, a coach, and as a coach of the 1992 Dream Team. What a legend.
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