Ten NBA Lineups That Should Happen
I tried to limit this post to players that were active in the NBA or D-League last season.
One. The “Holiday, Celebrate” Lineup
Players: Dionte Christmas, Nerlens Noel, Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday, Royal Ivey
Note(s): This lineup should play for the Bucks and wear red and green uniforms.
Two. The “Royalty” Lineup
Players: Earl Barron*, Earl Watson, Earl Clark, Marquis Daniels, Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Knight, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, selection of Duke players
* H/T @JazzBasketball1
Note(s): This team can either play for the Sacramento Kings or for the Detroit Pistons at the Palace; Royal Ivey is another candidate for this team.
Three. The “What A Tangled Web We Weave, When First We Practice (if no one ties his hair up)” Lineup
Players: Kenneth Faried, Jae Crowder, Chris Copeland, DeMarre Carroll
Note(s): Marquis Daniels is another candidate for this team…especially since he had that gold and diamond necklace of his head made.
Four. The “Medieval Professions and Pastimes” Lineup
Players: Derek Fisher, Andre Miller, Kyle Weaver, Caron Butler, Ronnie Brewer, Carlos Boozer, Kemba Walker
Note(s): 1) There are multiple Millers, Butlers, Brewers and Walkers in the league. I chose one to represent each family.
2) In case you were wondering, butlers did exist in medieval times according to Wikipedia.
Five. The “Yummy in My Tummy” Lineup
Players: Daequan Cook, OJ Mayo, Allen Crabbe, Stephen Curry, Doron Lamb, Glen Rice Jr., John Salmons
Note(s): Sadly, Von Wafer did not play in the NBA or D-League last season.
Six. The “Watery” Lineup
Players: MarShon Brooks, Austin Rivers, Brandon Rush, Willie Reed, Dwyane Wade
Note(s): Erick Dampier or TJ Ford can coach this team.
Seven. The “Flower Power” Lineup
Players: Derrick Rose, Hank Thorns, Gary Flowers, Landry Fields
Note(s): Cue Bret Michaels: “Eeeeeeeevery rose has its thorn…”
Eight. The “United Colors of the NBA” Lineup
Players: Aaron Gray, Michael Redd, Danny Green, Gerald Green, Jeff Green, James White, DJ White
Note(s): This lineup should play for the Nuggets, which should reinstate its rainbow jerseys from the 90s.
Nine. The “Players Everyone Naturally Associates with the Jazz and Pacers” aka the “We Are Really White” Lineup
Players: Cole Aldrich, Luke Babbitt, Gordon Hayward, Tyler Hansbrough, Meyers Leonard, Miles Plumlee, Kyle Singler
Note(s): Sorry Chase Budinger, you are too white for this squad.
Ten. The “LOL! Gotcha! We’re NOT White! Hahaha!” Lineup
Players: Avery Bradley, Jimmy Butler, Tyler Honeycutt, Jeff Pendergraph, Kevin Murphy, Kyle O’Quinn
Note(s): Does Dennis Schroeder belong on this team?
Bonus Lineup That Should NOT Happen: The “Bitches and Coach Killers” Lineup
Players: Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Deron Williams
Note(s): Hey look, it’s the 2008 U.S. Olympic team!