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NBA all-decade teams: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

By TED SILLANPAA There has been a great deal of discussion about the state of the modern NBA and how the greats of the past would’ve fared playing today. For fun, here are one fan’s all-decade teams from the 1960s to date. 1960s G: Jerry West G: Oscar Robertson F: Elgin Baylor F: Bill Russell C: Wilt Chamberlain Reserves: Hal Greer, G; Jerry Lucas F; Willis Reed, C/F Every all-1960s team seems to have Russell and Wilt together with one… Read More »

Warriors turned ball over, shot poorly … still won Game 4 to prove they can make a miracle

By TED SILLANPAA Magic Johnson spent ABC’s halftime show reading the Warriors postseason obituary. It was hard to imagine Golden State, with Stephen Curry hobbled and foul troubles haunting the bigs, beating the Spurs Sunday or any other day. In fact, Magic said, “The shots aren’t falling for the Warriors. When the shots are falling, they can beat anybody. Jump-shooting teams just don’t win championships.” The Warriors wound up making just 38 percent of their shots in Game 4, and… Read More »

You take Jordan … I’ll take LeBron

By TED SILLANPAA People who follow the NBA want to wait to see how many championships LeBron James wins before they even consider acknowledging him to be in the same class at the great Michael Jordan. I’ve heard some respected media members and former players who still want LeBron to win more titles before they’ll consider him in the same class as Kobe Bryant. I see no need to wait for LeBron to try to win five or six championships… Read More »