The other night in the game thread we were having the discussion of the top white American players in the NBA. I was talking it over with a few co-workers, and here is the starting five that we came up with:
PG Kirk Hinrich, SG Mike Dunleavy, SF Mike Miller, PF David Lee, C Chris Kaman
Since Kaman played for the German National team in last summer's Olympics, Seth said that he should be disqualified. In that case, I'd put Spencer Hawes as the starting center.
It's unfair to put Lee on this list because he transcends race
Bench: PG Steve Blake, SG Jason Kapono, SF Joe Alexander (??? find me another good white American 3 - and I refuse to put Adam Morrison here), PF Kevin Love (because Troy Murphy sucks), C Jeff Foster (hey, he hustles...)
Someone at work asked me today if this was 20 years ago, what the starting five would be. Here's what I came up with:
PG John Stockton, SG Chris Mullin, SF Larry Bird, PF Kevin McHale, C Bill Laimbeer (yes he did play center).
The bench would be: PG Mark Price, SG Danny Ainge, SF Kelly Tripucka (career-high 26.5 ppg in 1988-89 season), PF Tom Chambers (of Game Boy's NBA All-Star Challenge fame), C Mike Gminski.
Before I let you go, Nate would've never allowed this to happen...
Poor Mark Jackson.