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NBA All-Decade Teams (90's & 00's)

I'm climbing the damn walls waiting for football to start, so I thought this would be a fun topic to pass the time. Here are the requirements.

1) Each player is assigned a specific position (i.e. PG, SG, SF, PF, C)
2) Each player must have played at least 6 seasons in their decade. The year that the season ends is what counts (1990-1999 is a decade for example)
3) Only seasons in the decade matter, nothing before or after.

Here are my all-decade teams.

2000's

1st Team:

PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: LeBron James
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Shaquille O'Neal

2nd Team:


PG: Chauncey Billups (somewhere, crzy's ears are bleeding)
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Yao Ming

3rd Team:

PG: Steve Nash
SG: Allen Iverson
SF: Ron Artest
PF: Dirk Nowitzki
C: Amare Stoudemire


1990's

1st Team

PG: Gary Payton
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Karl Malone
C: Shaquille O'Neal

2nd Team

PG: John Stockton
SG: Clyde Drexler
SF: Chris Mullin
PF: Charles Barkley
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

3rd Team

PG: Tim Hardaway
SG: Mitch Richmond
SF: Glen Rice
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: David Robinson

[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jul 25, 2009 at 15:53:46 ]
Chris webber before the knee injury was better than dirk.
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Chris webber before the knee injury was better than dirk.

Meh. Two players whose pelotas shrunk when it really mattered. But Dirk's been better in that decade than Webber was.
Where's The Admiral? Huh?
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Where's The Admiral? Huh?

Just an omission on my end. I'll edit it.
i think iverson should be on the 2nd team over ray ray
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Chris webber before the knee injury was better than dirk.
Meh. Two players whose pelotas shrunk when it really mattered. But Dirk's been better in that decade than Webber was.
no he hasnt. webbers teams usually beat dirks in the playoffs, except for the year webbers knee exploded. and i dont care that dirk won an mvp either because he wasnt thd real mvp, he just got the award because his team had so many wins and then he went and lost in the first round. webber was the better rebounder, passer, defender, and a better athlete. and just because webber choked in college, and he got that reputation as a choker, doesnt mean he actually lived up to it in the nba.

oh and lmao at having 90s shaq over olajuwon.

[ Edited by WillistheWall on Jul 25, 2009 at 14:53:26 ]
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Where's The Admiral? Huh?

Just an omission on my end. I'll edit it.

Oh. If you get something strange in the mail...uh, just ignore it.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I'm climbing the damn walls waiting for football to start, so I thought this would be a fun topic to pass the time. Here are the requirements.

1) Each player is assigned a specific position (i.e. PG, SG, SF, PF, C)
2) Each player must have played at least 6 seasons in their decade. The year that the season ends is what counts (1990-1999 is a decade for example)
3) Only seasons in the decade matter, nothing before or after.

Here are my all-decade teams.

2000's

1st Team:

PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: LeBron James
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Shaquille O'Neal

2nd Team:


PG: Chauncey Billups (somewhere, crzy's ears are bleeding)
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Yao Ming

3rd Team:

PG: Steve Nash
SG: Allen Iverson
SF: Ron Artest
PF: Dirk Nowitzki
C: Dwight Howard


1990's

1st Team

PG: Gary Payton
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Karl Malone
C: Shaquille O'Neal

2nd Team

PG: John Stockton
SG: Clyde Drexler
SF: Chris Mullin
PF: Charles Barkley
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

3rd Team

PG: Kevin Johnson
SG: Mitch Richmond
SF: Glen Rice
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: David Robinson

Dwight Howard has only played 5 seasons, right?

T-Mac and Carmelo Anthony are arguably better choices than Ron Artest.

I would put Allen Iverson ahead of Ray Allen. Dwyane Wade, too.

I would put Stockton ahead of Payton. What about Mark Jackson or Tim Hardaway instead of KJ?

I would put Grant Hill on the second or third team of the 1990s, and get rid of Glen Rice.

I would put Reggie Miller ahead of Mitch Richmond.
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Chris webber before the knee injury was better than dirk.
Meh. Two players whose pelotas shrunk when it really mattered. But Dirk's been better in that decade than Webber was.
no he hasnt. webbers teams usually beat dirks in the playoffs, except for the year webbers knee exploded. and i dont care that dirk won an mvp either because he wasnt thd real mvp, he just got the award because his team had so many wins and then he went and lost in the first round. webber was the better rebounder, passer, defender, and a better athlete. and just because webber choked in college, and he got that reputation as a choker, doesnt mean he actually lived up to it in the nba.

oh and lmao at having 90s shaq over olajuwon.

His teams were better? You think that has anything to do with the fact that...I dunno....Webber had better players around him for the first couple years of the decade? And for the entire decade, no...Webber's teams were not better than Nowitzki's. Maybe through about 2005 Webber was a better player, but for the whole decade? No way.

And while I'm no fan of Shaq and Olajuwon's my favorite non-Laker of all-time...Shaq was the more productive player on a statistical level, and was the more dominant player in terms of attention that he demanded from the other team.

You're in your early 20's, right?
Originally posted by dobophile:
Dwight Howard has only played 5 seasons, right?

You're right about Howard, I edited it. I put Amare in at #3 even though I hate the pick, because Ben Wallace is the only other guy that comes to mind.

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T-Mac and Carmelo Anthony are arguably better choices than Ron Artest.


Perhaps, but T-Mac's played a lot of time at SG (maybe even more than SF) and has had the injury problems. But I debated having him in there, and wouldn't argue with the choice. Artest was chosen because while he's a notch or two below McGrady/T-Mac on offense, he was waaaaaay ahead of them on defense. One of the Top 3 perimeter defenders of the decade, who was always assigned to the other team's best player and succeeded against them more often than not. That's why he got the nod.

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I would put Allen Iverson ahead of Ray Allen. Dwyane Wade, too.

I think Iverson's EXTREMELY overrated and doesn't do much to help a team win. I debated Wade instead, but he only played 6 seasons and missed 30+ games in 2 of them. Wouldn't argue with the pick though.

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I would put Stockton ahead of Payton. What about Mark Jackson or Tim Hardaway instead of KJ?

It's the defensive factor. Stockton was a very good defender, but Payton was arguably the best to ever play his position, and could be a #1 option on offense too. It's close, but I gotta pick Payton. You're right about Hardaway. Just wasn't on my radar. Will edit.

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I would put Grant Hill on the second or third team of the 1990s, and get rid of Glen Rice.

I would too, but he only played 5 years.

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I would put Reggie Miller ahead of Mitch Richmond.

Reggie did nothing except score. Richmond did that too, and was a very good defender, and was a solid passer/rebounder.
Latrell Sprewell was a SF, right?
Originally posted by dobophile:
Latrell Sprewell was a SF, right?

Nah, more of a SG.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Latrell Sprewell was a SF, right?

Nah, more of a SG.

Yeah, I guess I'm just remembering his stint in NY with Allan Houston.
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Latrell Sprewell was a SF, right?

Nah, more of a SG.

Yeah, I guess I'm just remembering his stint in NY with Allan Houston.

That's the thing that actually stood out most when I was thinking about it.

Was Chris Mullin REALLY the 2nd best SF to play in more than half of the seasons in the 90's? I like Mullin and all, but...