Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team

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Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#1 » by PG24 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:11 pm

My second-letter-of-the-first-name all-time team is "I".

Tiny Archibald
Michael Jordan
Jimmy Butler
Tim Duncan
Bill Russell

Vince and Wilt were tough exclusions here but I went the route of defensive acumen on those positions.

Can this team be beat by another letter?
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Post#2 » by miamiheat319 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:25 pm

Jesus christ we're really getting desperate aren't we
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Post#3 » by PG24 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:27 pm

miamiheat319 wrote:Jesus christ we're really getting desperate aren't we

Yes. Yes we are.
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#4 » by batmana » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 pm

I appreciate the creativity. Without claiming my team beats yours, I'll do one for "H".
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Post#5 » by subbed sub » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 pm

Kareem
Hakeem
Larry
Ray
Magic
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#6 » by RipPizzaGuy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 pm

Jerry West
Reggie Miller
Lebron
Kevin Durant
Kevin Garnett
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Post#7 » by KingDavid » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:07 pm

subbed sub wrote:Kareem
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Larry
Ray
Magic

Earvin works too :lol:
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#8 » by Tor_Raps » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:08 pm

PG24 wrote:
miamiheat319 wrote:Jesus christ we're really getting desperate aren't we

Yes. Yes we are.


Just waiting for the "I spy with my little eye..." thread lol
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#9 » by pr0wler » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 pm

Tor_Raps wrote:
PG24 wrote:
miamiheat319 wrote:Jesus christ we're really getting desperate aren't we

Yes. Yes we are.


Just waiting for the "I spy with my little eye..." thread lol


Right??
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#10 » by perik777 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 pm

PG24 wrote:My second-letter-of-the-first-name all-time team is "I".

Tiny Archibald
Michael Jordan
Jimmy Butler
Tim Duncan
Bill Russell

Vince and Wilt were tough exclusions here but I went the route of defensive acumen on those positions.

Can this team be beat by another letter?


Put Giannis instead of butler
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Post#11 » by donkeylips » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:41 pm

zaza pachulia
zach lavine
zion williamson
zach randolph
zyndrunas ilgauskas
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#12 » by ChettheJet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:46 pm

Bob Love
Bob Petit
Bob Lanier
Bobby Wilkerson
Bob Weiss
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#13 » by perik777 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:17 am

Lets try with the "L"

Allen Iverson
Clyde Drexler
Elgin Baylor
Elvin Hayes
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Post#14 » by TheBabyMaker » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:41 am

You guys need to go read a book, watch a movie, play video games or watch porn and beat off or something.
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#15 » by jwise44 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:33 am

donkeylips wrote:zaza pachulia
zach lavine
zion williamson
zach randolph
zyndrunas ilgauskas

Zaza was a natural point guard. Good choice.

Gotta let Lavine play point and get Zoran Dragić in at sg

But it’s second letter of their first name
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#16 » by Fencer reregistered » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:37 am

PG24 wrote:My second-letter-of-the-first-name all-time team is "I".

Tiny Archibald
Michael Jordan
Jimmy Butler
Tim Duncan
Bill Russell

Vince and Wilt were tough exclusions here but I went the route of defensive acumen on those positions.

Can this team be beat by another letter?


"Tiny" was really named "Nate" or "Nathaniel".
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#17 » by KingDavid » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:39 am

perik777 wrote:
PG24 wrote:My second-letter-of-the-first-name all-time team is "I".

Tiny Archibald
Michael Jordan
Jimmy Butler
Tim Duncan
Bill Russell

Vince and Wilt were tough exclusions here but I went the route of defensive acumen on those positions.

Can this team be beat by another letter?


Put Giannis instead of butler

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And, no. Nathaniel Archibald does not work. So put Jimmy back in for him.
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Post#18 » by Fencer reregistered » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:41 am

To be clear, first letter of the last name goes to J, thanks to Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James and a LOT of high-quality depth. There used to be a little doubt because of weakness among the bigs (Abdul-Jabbar alphabetizes to A), but several things changed:

-- LeBron's career got ever better.
-- Smallball made LeBron and Magic ever more credible as 4s.
-- Jokic showed up.
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Re: Top 5 Second Letter of the First Name All-Time Team 

Post#19 » by Fencer reregistered » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:50 am

PG24 wrote:My second-letter-of-the-first-name all-time team is "I".

Tiny Archibald
Michael Jordan
Jimmy Butler
Tim Duncan
Bill Russell

Vince and Wilt were tough exclusions here but I went the route of defensive acumen on those positions.

Can this team be beat by another letter?


Obviously, there's terrific strength and depth among the bigs -- Russell, Duncan, Wilt, Walton, Giannis ... The challenge is perimeter players, and especially ones that can actually shoot.

Candidates (in some cases out of position) start:

Michael Jordan
Rick Barry
Giannis
Butler (It seems he's really Jimmy rather than James)
Bill Sharman
Wilt????
Mikes/Michaels Bibby, Conley, Ray Richardson, Adams :)

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