Dwight Howard’s press conference with Houston Rockets legends attending was the impetus for trying to figure out which NBA teams have the best big men of all-time. The quotes by Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabar about Howard not living up to the hype in Los Angeles helped as well.
After failing to land Dwight Howard in free agency, the Dallas Mavericks have now turned their attention to another former Los Angeles Lakers center. No, they aren’t trying to woo Shaquille O’Neal out of retirement, instead they are targeting Andrew Bynum and his ridiculous hair.
With the NBA Playoffs kicking off this past weekend, fans around the country are gearing up for the upcoming weeks to be filled with exciting moments, highlighted by stars shining their brightest.
We all know that a team with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, or Kevin Durant is bound to be a good one, but it’s hard to say who you would most like to build a team around today.
Before you glance at this list and think I’m crazy, remember that one of the biggest factors in picking a franchise player is age, so don’t be offended if you think your favorite veteran is snubbed from my list.
So in honor of the NBA Playoffs being in full swing, here are my top-16 players (because there’s 16 teams left standing) to build a franchise around going forward.