This is a sequel to the NFL article I wrote recently on the same topic. The NFL players are lucky because while they get to hide under their helmet, NBA players are forced to be out in the open while they play. Luckily, I was able to field a whole squad of NBA players.
Guards: We have a solid group of guards to choose from. Headlined by the ageless Sam Cassell and the young King Quincy Douby, even a player from Europe managed to sneak on the list.
Sam Cassell, Boston Celtics E.T. phone home.
Quincy Douby, Sacramento Kings It’s nice to see some young faces on the list. Douby has got a lot of potential…to be the next Sam Cassell.
Adam Morrison, Charlotte Bobcats The moustache has got to go! Anyone else remember when Morrison cried when Gonzaga lost in the NCAA tournament?
Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs We do not discriminate by ability and even Spurs’ sharpshooter Manu makes the list.
Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets Are him and Cassell related?
Josh Childress, Greek Team Even though he fled the U.S. for Greece, I had to put Childress on the list for old time’s sake.
Forwards: Joakim Noah leads a strong group of forwards onto the list.
Mike Miller, Minnesota Timberwolves I located a picture of Mike Miller and his girl!
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls I will be sponsoring a “Find the Best Picture of Joakim Noah Contest.” Get your entries in fast.
Donyell Marshall, Philadelphia 76ers Another veteran to play alongside Cassell.
Walter Herrman, Detroit Pistons Get a haircut!
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz The second non-American makes an appearance on the list to go along with Ginobili.
Sean May, Charlotte Bobcats The Bobcats get their third player on the list; a new record. I might as well add the whole team. Note: If you think Sean May looks big in this picture, the Memphis Tigers have a player named Pierre Henderson-Niles who is 6’8”, 300+ pounds. And head Coach John Calipari made him lose over 50 pounds.
Michael Ruffin, Milwaukee Bucks Looking good, Mike!
Charlie Villanueva, Milwaukee Bucks The second straight Bucks forward rounds out our list of forwards. The Bucks are now only one back from the Bobcats for the title.
Centers: As the offensive linemen in the NFL have shown us, the big men always look good.
Calvin Booth, Minnesota Timberwolves The Timberwolves are catching up, they now have two men on the list.
Chris Kaman, LA Clippers Why does it always seem like the token white guys in the NBA are the ugliest?
D.J. Mbenga, LA Lakers I feel bad for Kobe having to play with this guy.
Zydrunas Ilguaskas, Cleveland Cavaliers Hard name to say, harder to look at.
Greg Oden, Portland Trailblazers Everyone’s favorite 20-year old going on 40.
Oleksiy Pecherov, Washington Wizards The centers have proven to be the deepest position on the list.
The competition ends with a three-way tie between the Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Milwaukee Bucks with two each.