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You had great suggestions for each team’s all-time starting 5. I, on the other hand, had terrible ones.

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This got us thinking about who would make each franchise’s all-time starting 5. So, we asked you and tracked your responses.

It also got me thinking about the dumbest all-time starting 5s I could put together for each team. (Why? I don’t know. I gave up trying to figure out my brain years ago).

Below are the answers to both of those questions. If you can come up with a weirder all-time starting 5 for your favorite team, let me know in the comments.

ATLANTA HAWKS

My pointless lineup

PG: Acie Law III
SG: Dion Glover
SF: Dominique Wilkins
PF: Rasheed Wallace
C: Jon Koncak

Sheed was technically a Hawk, right? Also, poor Nique.

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BOSTON CELTICS

My pointless lineup

PG: John Bagley
SG: Dana Barros
SF: Todd Day
PF: Dino Radja
C: Greg Kite

The Celtics have too many legends, so how would a team of forgotten Celtics fare? The schadenfreude already amuses me.

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NEW JERSEY/BROOKLYN NETS:

My pointless lineup

PG: Rumeal Robinson
SG: Rex Walters
SF: Bostjan Nachbar
PF: Yinka Dare
C: Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez has played on worse teams.

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CHARLOTTE HORNETS

My pointless lineup

PG: Raymond Felton
SG: Rex Chapman
SF: Kelly Tripuka
PF: Byron Mullens
C: DeSagana Diop

Let’s remember the worst of the early days of the Hornets and Bobcats.

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CHICAGO BULLS

My ridiculous lineup

PG: Jannero Pargo
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Brad Sellers
PF: Victor Khryapa
C: Dalibor Bagaric

What’s the worst possible team I could create around Michael Jordan? I challenge you to do better.

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

My equally ridiculous lineup

PG: Matthew Dellavedova
SG: Sasha Pavlovic
SF: LeBron James
PF: Donyell Marshall
C: Chris Mihm

This team is definitely making the playoffs in the East.

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DALLAS MAVERICKS

My pointless lineup

PG: Brad Davis
SG: Tim Legler
SF: George McCloud
PF: Charlie Villanueva
C: Shawn Bradley

Is Shawn Bradley ... the first option?

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DENVER NUGGETS

My pointless lineup

PG: Michael Adams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: DerMarr Johnson
PF: Nikoloz Tskitishvilli
C: Raef LaFrentz

J.R. Smith is gonna take every shot, and he probably should.

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DETROIT PISTONS

My * thinking face emoji * lineup

PG: Rodney Stuckey
SG: Arron Afflalo
SF: Jonas Jerebko
PF: Jason Maxiell
C: Darko Milicic

Imagine a world where Darko turns into a star. The 04 Pistons start to age out, and it’s time for a new generation to take over with Darko as the centerpiece. It’d look something like this, right?

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

My pointless lineup

PG: Earl Boykins
SG: Vonteego Cummings
SF: Mike Dunleavy
PF: Todd Fuller
C: Andris Biedrins

Remember when the Warriors were a joke? Let’s go back to a time when that were true.

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OK OK I get it.

I SAID I GET IT.

HOUSTON ROCKETS

My pointless lineup

PG: Yao Ming
SG: Dikembe Mutombo
SF: Dwight Howard
PF: Moses Malone
C: Hakeem Olajuwon

The Rockets are the franchise of big men, so let’s make them all play together.

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INDIANA PACERS

My vengeful lineup

PG: Haywood Workman
SG: Fred Jones
SF: Paul George
PF: Tyler Hansbrough
C: Zan Tabak

Instead of punishing Paul George by making him play in Oklahoma City, why not build this roster and force him to stay?

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LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

My oh-god-there-are-so-many-options-how-do-i-choose? lineup

PG: Baron Davis
SG: Marko Jaric
SF: Yaroslav Korolev
PF: Keith Closs
C: Michael Olowokandi

We could create infinite terrible Clippers starting 5s.

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS

My pointless lineup

PG: Smush Parker
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Wesley Johnson
PF: Slava Medvedenko
C: Travis Knight

How long until Kobe breaks his teammates’ eardrums?

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MEMPHIS/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES:

My pointless lineup

PG: Steve Francis
SG: Tony Allen
SF: Zach Randolph
PF: Marc Gasol
C: Bryant Reeves

Merge the pillars of Grit ‘N Grind with the two biggest player reminders of why Vancouver failed.

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MIAMI HEAT

My rude lineup

PG: Gary Payton
SG: Mike Bibby
SF: Juwan Howard
PF: Chris Gatling
C: Zydrunas Ilgauskas

The all-time Ring Chaser team! Let’s see if you can do better.

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MILWAUKEE BUCKS

My pointless lineup

PG: Lee Mayberry
SG: Charlie Bell
SF: Todd Day
PF: Marty Conlon
C: Randy Brewer

Another team with a ton of super random dudes that have played for them. Damn.

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MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

My Kahn special lineup

PG: Jonny Flynn
SG: Wesley Johnson
SF: Michael Beasley
PF: Anthony Randolph
C: Darko Milicic

David Kahn really went out of his way to get all of these players. I’m speechless.

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NEW ORLEANS HORNETS/PELICANS:

My lineup to prove a point

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Marco Belinelli
SF: James Posey
PF: Anthony Davis
C: Omer Asik

Take the two best players in franchise history and surround them with a visual reminder of how terribly the franchise build around them.

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NEW YORK KNICKS

Your pointless lineup

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SEATTLE SUPERSONICS/OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

My suuuuuper fun lineup

PG: Gary Payton
SG: Russell Westbrook
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Shawn Kemp
C: Jack Sikma

Because this combined franchise deserves the best.

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ORLANDO MAGIC

My pointless lineup

PG: Brooks Thompson
SG: Anthony Bowie
SF: Jeff Green
PF: Jeff Turner
C: Andrew DeClercq

Brooks Thompson was one of my favorite players growing up. Not joking.

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PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

My pointless lineup

PG: T.J. McConnell
SG: Allen Iverson
SF: Hollis Thompson
PF: Sharone Wright
C: Manute Bol

Will Allen Iverson ever pass? Tune in to find out!

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PHOENIX SUNS

My pointless lineup

PG: Isaiah Thomas
SG: Eric Bledsoe
SF: Goran Dragic
PF: Negele Knight
C: Frank Johnson

Three point guards that feuded with each other and two point guards you surely forgot about.

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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

My thought experiment lineup

PG: Damon Stoudamire
SG: Ruben Patterson
SF: Rasheed Wallace
PF: Zach Randolph
C: Bill Walton

How would Bill Walton deal with the JailBlazers? I wanna simulate a season and see what happens.

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SACRAMENTO/KANSAS CITY KINGS / CINCINNATI ROYALS

My thought experiment lineup

PG: Jason Williams
SG: Doug Christie
SF: Peja Stojakovic
PF: Chris Webber
C: DeMarcus Cousins

The inverse of the Portland scenario. How will a fun team affect DeMarcus Cousins’ sour mood?

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SAN ANTONIO SPURS

My thought experiment lineup

PG: Avery Johnson
SG: Willie Anderson
SF: Chuck Person
PF: J.R. Reid
C: Tim Duncan

If you look back in NBA history, the Spurs surrounded David Robinson with some weird rosters full of mediocre vets. Would Tim Duncan fare any better than Robinson did with them? I’d love to know.

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TORONTO RAPTORS

My pointless lineup

PG: Mike James
SG: Vince Carter
SF: Joey Graham
PF: Rafael Araujo
C: Andrea Bargnani

How many Raptors fans would enjoy seeing Vince Carter punished with this sad team?

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UTAH JAZZ

My pointless lineup

PG: Raul Neto
SG: Delaney Rudd
SF: Quincy Lewis
PF: Scott Padgett
C: Greg Ostertag

Remember when Delaney Rudd had an awesome moment in the 1992 playoffs? I swear, it happened!

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WASHINGTON BULLETS/WIZARDS

My lineup to prove a point

PG: Mark Price
SG: Mitch Richmond
SF: Bernard King
PF: Charles Oakley
C: Moses Malone

Did you know all of these guys played for this franchise? Bet you didn’t, but it’s true. (Alt lineup: Muggsey Bogues | Nick Young | Ladell Eackles | Andray Blatche | JaVale McGee).

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