NBA: Whites v Blacks

Here’s an interesting idea. What if the best black basketball players of all time played on one team against the best white players of all time?  Would it even be close? No.  It would be like watching the Latin American All-Stars of the MLB take on every other race.  Would it be entertaining? Yes.  Fun to imagine? Absolutely.  So let’s dive into this hypothetical matchup and see just how one-sided it is.

All NBA first team black squad

PG – Magic Johnson

SG – Michael Jordan

SF – Elgin Baylor

PF – Tim Duncan

C – Wilt Chamberlain

All NBA first team white squad

PG – John Stockton

SG – Jerry West

SF – Larry Bird

PF – Dirk Nowitzki

C – Bill Walton?

I’d give Bird the slight advantage over Baylor, and the Dirk/Duncan matchup would be close.  But the other three positions aren’t even close.  Blacks win by 20.

Don’t despair whites!  Our first team could certainly take the second team black team.  Right?  Well let’s take a look at the matchup.

Second team all blacks

PG – Isiah Thomas

SG – Kobe Bryant

SF – Julius Erving

PF – Kevin Garnett

C – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Yikes.  This would certainly be a more closely contested game, but I gotta say blacks by at least 8.  The center comparison isn’t even close.  It’s just not a white position.  Seriously.  After Wilt and Kareem the blacks still have Bill Russell, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaq, Moses Malone, David Robinson and many others.  The whites have…. George Mikan?  Seriously who the fuck is this dude?

Kobe v. West is a tough to picture just because they’re from completely different eras.  Stockton/Thomas and Dirk/KG would be intriguing matchups.  I’d still give Bird the advantage over Dr. J.  If the whites could somehow minimize the impact of the center matchup we might have a close game.

Anyways, I think first team whites could give second team blacks a run for their money.  Comment if you disagree with this or anybody on my lists.


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