^^ Thanks for clarifying. Well, yeah, in terms of hype, those 2 five-man teams may be comparable. But in terms of individual talent, you're selling the Celtics' 5 short. Ray Jackson and Jimmy King were more role players and complemented the true stars - Webber, Rose and Howard. Jackson was there for defense, and was not even a regular starter until the latter part of the 91-92 season; while King was the 3-pt specialist. The C's projected starting 5, as you've mentioned, are more versatile and each can create their own offense.
For the sake of the Celtics' fans here, let's hope this Celtics team doesn't meet the same fate as the Michigan Fab Five in the NCAA championships - blasted by Duke in their 1st year, then the following year losing to UNC in the infamous Chris Webber illegal timeout game.
A bit of trivia - Rob Pelinka, former agent of Kobe Bryant and current Lakers' GM, is a teammate of the Fab Five at Michigan.
I think the Cs and the Ws slug it out in the Finals and I am picking the Cs to dethrone the Ws. I can't say if they were really role players because I didn't really watch their games since I have been a Duke fan eversince. They were a hyped up team. Like I said, I am not comparing the Cs five to the Michigan five strictly speaking but I in terms of star power and individual talent. Yes, maybe Jackson and King were not NBA-level players but they were good enough in college to be part of a hyped unit which made it to two straight NCAA Finals.
Just because King made the NBA doesn't mean he is an NBA-level player. I am talking here of an NBA rotation player and not a bench warmer.
Edited by will robie, 16 October 2018 - 09:13 PM.