All-Time NBA Starters and Playoff Results

One of the most enjoyable parts of working Willamette University Pro Hoop Camp during July is the chance to get together with friends I don’t get to see very often during the year. Every summer, we brainstorm and debate different topics. We posted a photo from our 1992 and 2012 Team USA player rankings on Facebook earlier this month. This debate, however, is much too big for a Facebook post. We discussed each NBA team’s all-time starting five. There were a few emotional debates (no Kareem on LA, DJ over Rondo for Boston, do the Bobcats even deserve a team) but the biggest battles came once we fielded the playoff seedings. There were only 6 of us in the room, so I am sure we missed some players who deserve to be on there.

Look for yourself, and let the arguments begin!

Teams in alphabetical order by conference, playoff results at the bottom

Western Conference

Dallas Mavericks Derek Harper Michael Finley Mark Aguirre Dirk Nowitzki Roy Tarpley

Denver Nuggets Chauncey Billups Allen Iverson Carmelo Anthony Dan Issel Dikembe Mutombo

Golden State Warriors Tim Hardaway Rick Barry Chris Mullins Chris Webber Joe Barry Carrol

Houston Rockets Kenny Smith Vernon Maxwell Tracy McGrady Yao Ming Hakeem Olajuwon

Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul Ron Harper Danny Manning Blake Griffin Elton Brand

Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson Kobe Bryant Jerry West James Worthy Shaquille O’Neal

Memphis Grizzlies Mike Bibby Rudy Gay Shareef Abdur-Raheem Zach Randolph Pau Gasol

Minnesota Timberwolves Stephon Marbury Wally Sczerbiak Latrell Sprewell Kevin Garnett Kevin Love

New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul Eddie Jones Glen Rice Larry Johnson Alonzo Mourning

Oklahoma City Thunder Gary Payton Ray Allen Kevin Durant Tom Chambers Shawn Kemp

Phoenix Suns Steve Nash Paul Westphal Connie Hawkins Charles Barkley Amare Stoudamire

Portland Trailblazers Terry Porter Brandon Roy Clyde Drexler Maurice Lucas Bill Walton

Sacramento Kings Mike Bibby Mitch Richmond Peja Stojakovic Chris Webber Vlade Divac

San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker Manu Ginobili George Gervin Tim Duncan David Robinson

Utah Jazz John Stockton Darrell Griffith Pete Maravich Karl Malone Carlos Boozer

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Hawks Doc Rivers Dominique Wilkins Steve Smith Kevin Willis Dikembe Mutombo

Boston Celtics Dennis Johnson Paul Pierce Larry Bird Kevin Garnett Bill Russell

Brooklyn Nets Jason Kidd Drazen Petrovic Michael Ray Richardson Derrick Coleman Kenyon Martin

Charlotte Bobcats Raymond Felton Stephen Jackson Gerald Wallace Jared Dudley Tyson Chandler

Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose Michael Jordan Scottie Pippen Dennis Rodman Elton Brand

Cleveland Cavs Mark Price Ron Harper Lebron James Larry Nance Brad Daugherty

Detroit Pistons Isaiah Thomas Joe Dumars Grant Hill Rasheed Wallace Ben Wallace

Indiana Pacers Mark Jackson Reggie Miller Chuck Person Jermaine O’Neal Rik Smits

Miami Heat Tim Hardaway Dwayne Wade Lebron James Alonzo Mourning Shaquille O’Neal

Milwaukee Bucks Oscar Robinson Ray Allen Alvin Robertson Glenn Robinson Lew Alcindor

New York Knicks Walt Frazier Bill Bradley Bernard King Willis Reed Patrick Ewing

Orlando Magic Penny Hardaway Dennis Scott Tracy McGrady Dwight Howard Shaquille O’Neal

Philadelphia 76ers Maurice Cheeks Allen Iverson Julius Erving Charles Barkley Dikembe Mutombo

Toronto Raptors Damon Stoudamire Vince Carter Tracy McGrady Chris Bosh Marcus Camby

Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas Earl Monroe Antawn Jamison Chris Webber Wes Unseld

Eastern Conference Seeding

1. Miami 2. Boston 3. Chicago 4. Philadelphia 5. Detroit 6. Orlando 7. Milwaukee 8. Toronto

Eastern Conference Semi-finals Miami over Detroit Chicago over Boston

Eastern Conference Finals Miami over Chicago

Western Conference Seedings

1. Los Angeles Lakers 2. Portland 3. New Orleans 4. San Antonio 5. Houston 6. Oklahoma City 7. Utah 8. Phoenix

Western Conference Semi-finals Los Angeles over Houston Portland over Oklahoma City

Western Conference Finals Los Angeles over Portland

NBA Finals

Los Angeles over Miami