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Fourteen Curious All-Time Basketball Teams For Your Consideration

Everybody loves to put together lists of useless stuff, and certainly we here at Dubsism are no exception. This collection sprung from some holiday conversation revolving around which schools could really put together the best all-time team.  See, the catalyst for all of this is there are Kansas fans in this group, and we all know the Dubsism position on Jayhawk basketball.

For comparative purposes, this led to a listing of possible “All-Time” teams from the schools which have won 3 or more NCAA championships. This gave us an odd number, so we added the team with the most wins which was not on that list (Syracuse). Then to make it really interesting, we added teams comprised of some miscellaneous categories.

Peruse the list and let us know what you think.  Just remember, this is a true “All-Time” list, not the kind that ESPN does which only means the last 25 years or so.  Many of you born after 1985 may very well have never heard of some of these players. If you find yourself in that position, do yourself a favor and do some research. After all, somebody has to teach the children about George Mikan.

George Mikan - The Blake Griffin of the 1950's



  • C – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • F – Kiki Vandeweghe
  • F – Jamaal Wilkes
  • G – Reggie Miller
  • G –  Gail Goodrich


  • Bill Walton
  • Baron Davis
  • Marques Johnson


  • John Wooden

2) Kentucky


  • C – Sam Bowie
  • C/F – Dan Issel
  • F – Antoine Walker
  • F/G – Cliff Hagan
  • G – Rex Chapman


  • Jamal Mashburn
  • Rajon Rondo
  • Tayshaun Prince


  • Adolph Rupp

3) Indiana


  • C – Walt Bellamy
  • F – George McGinnis
  • F – Calbert Cheaney
  • G – Isaiah Thomas
  • G – Dick Van Arsdale


  • Tom Van Arsdale
  • Mike Woodson
  • Kent Benson


  • Bobby Knight

4) North Carolina


  • C/F – Bob McAdoo
  • F- James Worthy
  • F/G – Vince Carter
  • G – Michael Jordan
  • G – Walter Davis


  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Rasheed Wallace


  • Dean Smith

5) Duke


  • C – Mike Gminski
  • F – Christian Laettner
  • F – Elton Brand
  • G – Grant Hill
  • G – Jeff Mullins


  • Corey Maggette
  • Jack Marin
  • Carlos Boozer


  • Mike Kryzewzki
6) Connecticut


  • C/F – Emeka Okafor
  • F – Clifford Robinson
  • F – Caron Butler
  • F/G – Richard Hamilton
  • G – Ray Allen


  • Donyell Marshall
  • Caron Butler
  • Rudy Gay


  • Jim Calhoun

7) Kansas


  • C- Wilt Chamberlain
  • F- Clyde Lovelette
  • F- Danny Manning
  • F/G – Paul Pierce
  • G – Jo Jo White


  • Dave Robisch
  • Kirk Hinrich
  • Bill Bridges


  • Phog Allen

8 ) Syracuse


  • C- Rony Seikaly
  • F- Carmelo Anthony
  • F – Derrick Coleman
  • G – Dave Bing
  • G – Sherman Douglas


  • Danny Schayes
  • Billy Owens
  • Hakim Warrick


  • Jim Boeheim

9) The “All Never Went To College” Team


  • C – Moses Malone
  • F – Kevin Garnett
  • F – LeBron James
  • G – Kobe Bryant
  • G – Monta Ellis


  • Darryl Dawkins
  • Tyson Chandler
  • A’mare Stoudamire


  • Lawrence Frank (who never played high school, college, or pro basketball)

10) The “All Small School” Team


  • C – Bill Russell (San Francisco)
  • F – Karl Malone (Louisiana Tech)
  • F – Larry Bird (Indiana State)
  • G – John Stockton (Gonzaga)
  • G – Bob Cousy (Holy Cross)


  • David Robinson (Navy)
  • George Mikan (DePaul)
  • Walt Frazier (Southern Illinois)


From North Dakota to New York...Pure Zen.

  • Phil Jackson (University of North Dakota)

11) The “All Europe” Team 


  • C – Arvydas Sabonis
  • C/F – Vlade Divac
  • F – Dirk Nowitzki
  • G – Peja Stojakavic
  • G – Drazen Petrovic


  • Andrei Kirilenko
  • Pau Gasol
  • Toni Kukoc


  • Borislav Stankovic

12) The All “Non-North America or Europe” Team


  • C – Yao Ming
  • C/F – Hakeem Alajuwon
  • F – Andrew Bogut
  • F – Serge Ibaka
  • G – Manu Ginobili


  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • Manute Bol
  • Anderson Varejao


  • Togo Renan Soares

 13) The “All Didn’t Make Any Other Lists” Team


  • C – Patrick Ewing
  • F- Julius Erving
  • F – Charles Barkley
  • G – Pete Maravich
  • G – Reggie Miller


  • George Gervin
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • Nate Thurmond


  • Lenny Wilkens

14) The “Overall #1 Draft Picks” Team


  • C  –  Shaquille O’Neal
  • C/F  – Tim Duncan
  • F  –  Chris Webber
  • G –  Oscar Robertson
  • G – Magic Johnson


  • Elgin Baylor
  • Bob Lanier
  • Allen Iverson


  • Doug Collins

We only included three bench players so that we would have plenty of room to add guys which you are sure to point out that we overlooked. Hell, if you feel so inclined, add a team all your own.

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12 comments on “Fourteen Curious All-Time Basketball Teams For Your Consideration

  1. MaximumWage
    December 30, 2011

    ohhhh… These are soooo good!


  2. chappy81
    December 30, 2011

    Love seeing Rex Chapman on there. Been awhile since I’ve seen his name!

    Pretty hard to make a UCLA list, but some guys that could be worthy of being on the list O’Bannon, Love, Westbrook, and good ol’ Pooh….

    I didn’t realize Mcadoo went to UNC, because from what I’ve heard about him he was pretty stupid…

    How could you leave Detlef Schrempf off the Euro team!?! He was easily worthy of the bench spot over AK!


    • JW
      December 30, 2011

      Like I said, this is why we left bench spots open….We knew we would miss somebody.


  3. brief22
    December 31, 2011

    Funny that the best team is the one that made other lists. I think that the frontcourt of that team, mixed with John Stockton, would be unsptoppable.


  4. ChrisHumpherys (@SportsChump)
    December 31, 2011

    First of all, those forgotten…

    UCLA – Ty Edney… just for wire-to-wire, buzzer-beaters sake, or maybe an O’Bannon or two, or the guy that used to play on Hill Street Blues.

    UK – No mention of Pat Riley, and gotta give the nod to Mash over Walker as a started.

    IU – Quinn Buckner, Alan Henderson, Steve Alford?

    UNC – Sam Perkins?

    Duke – Wow! No Bobby Hurley or Jay Williams.

    UConn – Tough for Kemba to crack that list… but give it time.

    Kansas – No argument

    Syracuse – On any given night, that starting five would destroy anybody

    Never went to college team – I’ll take Dwight Howard over Tyson Chandler, thank you very much.

    Holy shit… SMALL SCHOOL? GIve me THAT team!!!!

    Ya’ know, I’ve often asked myself, with Florida’s relatively fledgling basketball program, what my front court would be. Keep in mind, you have Mike Miller, David Lee, Joakim Noah and Al Horford to fill three spots. And let’s throw in Udonis Haslem for good measure.

    Great post, my friend.


    • JW
      December 31, 2011

      Here’s a dirty little secret…in order to include the non-college guys and some of the other teams, a lot of consideration for these teams came on performance as a pro player.

      We had a problem with Dwight Howard. There seems to be conflicting info as to whether he ever actually enrolled in college. If not, then he clearly makes that squad.

      Steve Nash (or as I like to call him, Iggy Pop) would clearly be on the small school team (Santa Clara)

      No love for Dwayne Schintizius on your Gator squad?


  5. ChrisHumpherys (@SportsChump)
    December 31, 2011

    Oh, missed the rest of the list.

    I take LeBron as my small forward over Chris Webber, unless I can’t because he was already taken in a previous draft.

    I never read the rule book for this thing.

    And I’ll add Tony Parker (Finals MVP) to my European team. Need a good PG.

    And where does that leave Steve Nash?


  6. Bobby Charts
    January 1, 2012

    Great work JW, loved it, also two Kings on the all euro list, nice!

    GoKings! lol


  7. Dick Marple
    January 1, 2012

    Designated Old Fart sez:
    Elgin Baylor invented “hang time”. He changed the small forward position in his era as much as Magic Johnson did the point guard spot a few decades later. Julius Erving and Michael Jordan continued the evolution of the game in Elgin’s footsteps. Baylor should be first-string on the # 1 picks team.

    Nice job giving props to George Mikan, a legend who retired before I started following the NBA. The Madison Square Garden photo is a classic.


    • JW
      January 1, 2012

      Yeah, I would have put Baylor in ahead of C-Web, but the team really needed a guy who can call imaginary time-outs.


  8. RB
    January 7, 2012

    How about a LSU squad with Shaq, Bob Pettit, Rudy Macklin, Chris Jackson, and Pete Maravich. Various reserves like Big Baby Davis, Stromile Swift, Joe Dean, Brandon Bass. That’s not bad.


    • JW
      January 8, 2012

      That is a solid squad!


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