Rank 'Em: Best NBA Pickup Team?
Hakeem Olajuwon has come out with his best all-time NBA pickup team to join the picks of Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant. Each team is solid, but they reveal an awful lot about what each player believes about team chemistry, the value of offense vs. defense, and simple stylistic preferences:
•Olajuwon: Michael Jordan, LeBron James, John Stockton, Shaquille O'Neal, Moses Malone
•Jordan: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwon, James Worthy
•Bryant: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
•Malone: Wilt Chamberlain, John Stockton, LeBron James, Oscar Robertson, Scottie Pippen
Controversially, Malone left Jordan off of his team. How would your team look? We're giving you a chance to create your own pickup champions. Pick your all-time starting five by clicking on the images below and see how SportsNation's team compares to those of Jordan, Olajuwon, Bryant and Malone.
Best NBA Pickup Team?