If you go with the big man is Russell the best though? When you consider his leadership, defensive skills and relentless ability to grab any rebound then maybe so. Maybe your a Wilt Chamberlain guy because who the hell scores 100 points in a single game! I saw Shaquille Oneal's entire career and never saw any one player dominate a game the way Shaq did. Hakeem Olajuwan may be the most talented center to ever play in the league. But even he had to wait for the great Michael Jordan to semi-retire from the game in order to get a couple of rings.
Speaking of which, is M.J. your man? Most people would probably go with Jordan. But to start your team? Eh I don't know. He may be the best player that ever wore an NBA uniform but would you draft him #1 to start your franchise? Well how do you argue with 6 titles? Maybe he wasn't the best passer or the greatest rebounder. Heaven knows he wasn't the best teammate but if you want to win how can you not take Jordan first?
So I pose the question to you , my fellow sports enthusiasts. If you were starting an NBA team, which player would you draft first? Maybe you go with the best overall player in which case Jordan, LeBron and Magic Johnson's name will be at the top of the list. Or do you go with the 7' footers and draft a guy like Wilt or Shaq? I look forward to your responses!