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Check out Chicago’s All-NBA team. You could win with it.

Oct 16, 2012, 1:33 AM EDT

Derrick Rose in D Rose Short and Family Story Tee

They played a fun game over at — what if they put together an All-NBA team just of current players in the league who are from or played high school ball in Chicago?

It’s a damn good team. You could win a lot of games… heck, you could contend with it.

Your starting five: Derrick Rose at point, Dwyane Wade at the two guard, Shawn Marion at the three (he did move to Tennessee right before high school, if you want to be picky), Kevin Garnett (South Carolina born but moved to Chicago for high school), Anthony Davis at center. Then you can bring Evan Turner and JaVale McGee in off the bench. Tony Allen is your defensive stopper.

Pretty impressive group, and it gets deeper. Check out the entire slide show.

It also could be a fun game to play with other cities like Los Angeles and New York. Not so much with Boise, though.

  1. cme4 - Oct 16, 2012 at 4:43 AM


    PG- Jrue Holiday
    SG- Russell Westbrook
    SF- Tayshaun Prince
    PF- Kevin Love
    C – Brook Lopez

  2. chicagofan - Oct 16, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Add Doc Rivers as the coach and they would be unbeatable.

  3. buffalobills2012 - Oct 16, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    i said there should be some tourney like this…ny vs illinois….la vs fla…etc….

  4. blueintown - Oct 16, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think I would take George Mikan over either of the centers on this roster.

    • zblott - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

      Not with a shot clock, you wouldn’t.

      • blueintown - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM

        Yes, I would. Part of the reason the shot clock was instituted was to prevent teams from holding onto the ball for several minutes at a time in order to limit Mikan’s touches. Odd that you would cite a rule implemented as a result of Mikan’s dominance.

      • zblott - Oct 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM

        The rule had nothing to do with Mikan in any way (check your history), and he was ATROCIOUS after it was put into place. I’m not sure how you can completely disregard these very basic facts so blatantly.

      • blueintown - Oct 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

        He retired because of injuries before the shot clock was instituted, you buffoon. He came back the next year and played 37 games, but very much resembled a guy who had already retired because he could barely walk.

        Here’s an excerpt from a Mikan bio on

        Mikan did seem to single-handedly overpower the rest of the league at times, so much so that the NBA tried to make it more difficult for him to score by expanding the width of the key, from 6 feet to 12 feet. The 24-second clock also came about because of Mikan. In a game in 1950 the Fort Wayne Pistons decided that the only way they could win was to hold onto the ball and not let the Lakers have it. They ended up winning, 19-18, in the lowest-scoring game in NBA history. The league implemented the 24-second shot clock a few seasons later.

        Notice the sentence “The 24-second shot clock also came about because of Mikan”. This would seemingly contradict your statement “The rule had nothing to do with Mikan in any way”.

        Glad we cleared this up. Don’t blather on about things you are clueless about. Feel free to blog about this.

  5. chicitybulls - Oct 16, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    I’ve been saying this for years. Chicago has the most talent in the league bar none. Not sure why people are so high on NY. They have some good players but not like Chicago.

  6. chicitybulls - Oct 16, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    And the article doesn’t even mention Andre Iguodala. He’s from down state Springfield but still would be considered for this team.

  7. tcclark - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    A team from Philly beat a team better than this during the Lockout

  8. kspinnerjr - Oct 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Maryland is the real hot bed for B-ball. See ESPN The Magazine. Durant, Melo, Roy Hibbert, Ty Lawson, Beasley, Rudy Gay. They would but any area in the league

  9. teehov843 - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Take Kevin Garnett out! He only played in Chicago one year (Senior Year). He doesn’t qualify!

  10. itsthemelman82 - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    @chicitybulls NYC is known as the Mecca… Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Chris Mullin, etc. NYC has history but, I totally agree that Chi-town is producing the best talent in the league now. NYC step ya game up!

  11. philtration - Oct 16, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Jabari Parker (same high school as Rose) is coming and he is going to be a monster.

  12. philtration - Oct 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    When I was in high school I saw my school play against Mark Aguirre, Terry Cummings and Isiah Thomas all in a two year span.
    Some great players back then.

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