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Alright, who would win a seven game series between the draft classes of 1996 and 1992???

Class of '92
PG Latrell Spreewell
SG Doug Christie
SF Robert Horry
PF Alonzo Mourning
C Shaquille O'Neal
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PJ Brown
Christian Laettner
Walt Williams
Harold Miner
Anthony Peeler
Malik Sealy
Clarence Weatherspoon
Jon Barry

Class of '96
PG Steve Nash
SG Kobe Bryant
SF Antoine Walker
PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
C Jermaine O'Neal
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Allen Iverson
Predrag Stojakovic
Marcus Camby
Ray Allen
Stephon Marbury
Malik Rose
Tony Delk

Ok Laker fans... It's Shaq vs. Kobe... and some other guys are involved. One team has Shaq. The other team is pretty stacked all over. What do you guys think?
 

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'92 does have Shaq, but '96 is just unbelievably talented. I'll go with '96
 

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1996 is probably the best draft class of all time.
 

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96 going away. Shaq would be by himself.
 

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96 by far..Christie Starting???? :laugh: :laugh:
 

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Are we talking about an actual game? And assuming everyone's healthy, it'd be no question: '92 would win easy.

They'd just slow the game down, and pound it in to O'Neal and Mourning (and they'd score EVERYTIME against the frontline defense they're against. The combined strength of Jermaine and Shareef is less than either Shaq or Zo alone). Also, as good as the players on '96 are, it'd be very hard to drive in on a team that has Zo and Shaq patrolling the paint, along with having solid perimeter defenders at the 1/2/3 spots.

96 might have more overall talent, but in an actual game, it wouldn't even be close. 92 would dunk all over 96.
 

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how could 96 not win? they have way more talent, it would be the whole 96 team vs. shaq, and at that, 96 kills em.
 

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Originally posted by <b>BBallFan</b>!
Are we talking about an actual game? And assuming everyone's healthy, it'd be no question: '92 would win easy.

They'd just slow the game down, and pound it in to O'Neal and Mourning (and they'd score EVERYTIME against the frontline defense they're against. The combined strength of Jermaine and Shareef is less than either Shaq or Zo alone). Also, as good as the players on '96 are, it'd be very hard to drive in on a team that has Zo and Shaq patrolling the paint, along with having solid perimeter defenders at the 1/2/3 spots.

96 might have more overall talent, but in an actual game, it wouldn't even be close. 92 would dunk all over 96.
You are the first person to respond to this post that agrees that defense wins in a playoff setting. Althought '96 has the definite talent, depth, and perimeter scoring advantage, the interior and perimeter defense '92 exhibits is unmatched. I wouldn't drive. I don't think Kobe and AI could consistently get past Christie, Horry, Peeler, Sealy and over Zo AND Shaq (and solid defender PJ Brown). They are talented, but WOW.
 

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96 would kill them and why would u have Iverson on the bench? When he first came in to the league he was a PG just put him there and have Peja 6th Man..
 

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Iverson would play the point on that team, and if he doesn't, he still starts

It could go either way, but I just can't see 96 losing
 

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WE NEED MORE POSTERS.

If you don't want to explain just say which class would win.

Come on people.
 

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The class of 96 would win hands down, they've got way to much talent, Shaq can't do it all by himself
 

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Originally posted by <b>mj</b>!
The class of 96 would win hands down, they've got way to much talent, Shaq can't do it all by himself
First of all, Shaq isn't by himself.

Alonzo Mourning is the biggest warrior in the league. He's a career 20-10 guy (9.8 rebounds...but I'm rounding up), and averages 3+ blocks a game for his career. He's a multiple defensive player of the year, as well as being significantly stronger than anyone on 96... think Shareef's defense is going to stop Zo?

The rest of the starting lineup is filled with tough defenders, that can hit the 3 (Spreewell is the worse career % 3-point shooter, at 33.4. And there's no denying that 92 ridiculously wins the battle in the post.

Also, don't be swayed by the fact that 96 has starts on its bench... Remember, it's a playoff setting, so a teams best players will play the 35-40+ minutes that stars usually play in the playoffs.

The game wouldn't be close. 92 would pound it to Zo/Shaq every time, and Jermaine/Shareef would stand no chance (not to mention that they'd probably foul out, leaving Malik Rose and Camby to guard Zo/Shaq)
 

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Agreed with the last poster. Shareef and Jermaine are way too light to do anything against Shaq and Zo. 92 wins.
 
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