The legacy league was created to pit teams drafted by fellow RR members against each other and allow the general RR populous to vote on who would win this winner take all, single elimination game if all players were at their peak performance.
Each team drafted a 10 man roster. Each team provided a gameplan justification as to why they believe they should get your vote. Each team is allowed 1 post for "in game adjustments." The role of RR community is simple, vote for who you believe should win. Post justification if you want (encouraged) and weigh the pros and cons for all to see, but ultimately, your vote decides who will win this tournament of legends.
Apollo vs Maury
APOLLO STARTING LINEUP
PG - Steph Curry, 3x All-Star, 2x MVP
(2015-16 GSW Season: 30.1 PPG, 4.6 REB, 6.7 AST, 2.1 STL, 31.5 PER)
SG - Dominique Wilkins, 9x All-Star, HOF
(1985-86 ATL Season: 30.3 PPG, 7.9 REB, 2.6 AST, 1.8 STL, 0.6 BLK, 23.3 PER)
SF - Rick Barry, 12x All-Star, Finals MVP, ROY, HOF
(1974-75 GSW Season: 30.6 PPG, 4.6 REB, 6.2 AST, 2.9 STL, 23.5 PER)
PF - Karl Malone, 14x All-Star, 2x MVP, HOF
(1989-90 UTA Season: 31.0 PPG, 11.1 REB, 2.8 AST, 1.5 STL, 0.6 BLK, 27.2 PER)
C - Shaquille O'Neal, 15x All-Star, 1x MVP, 3x Finals MVP, ROY, HOF
(1999-00 LAL Season: 29.7 PPG, 13.6 REB, 3.8 AST, 0.5 STL, 3.0 BLK, 30.6 PER)
6 - Mitch Richmond[/B], 6x All-Star, ROY, HOF
(1996-97 SAC Season: 25.9 PPG, 3.9 REB, 4.2 AST, 1.5 STL, 21.6 PER)
7 - DeMarcus Cousins, 2x NBA All-Star
(2015-16 SAC Season: 26.9 PPG, 11.5 REB, 3.3 AST, 1.6 STL, 1.4 BLK, 23.6 PER)
8 - Tony Parker, 5x All-Star, Finals MVP
(2008-09 SAS Season: 22.0 PPG, 3.1 REB, 6.9 AST, 0.9 STL, 23.4 PER)
9 - Klay Thompson, 2x All-Star
(2015-16 GSW Season: 22.1 PPG, 3.8 REB, 2.1 AST, 0.8 STL, 18.6 PER)
10 - LaMarcus Aldridge, 5x All-Star
(2013-14 POR Season: 23.2 PPG, 11.1 REB, 2.6 AST, 0.9 STL, 1.0 BLK, 21.8 PER)
They lack shooting from their big men and so we'll clog the paint and force their guards and wings, who like to take it inside, to settle for the jumper.
I know what people are thinking: "Nique is a SF, he can't play SG". Well, Jordan and Nique were usually put on each other when the Bulls faced the Hawks and Nique always stood up for the challenge, he's the best matchup I have for Jordan. Meanwhile Barry is one of the best point forwards the game has ever seen and so we'll have two really strong ball handlers and passers on the floor. Also, Maury is tremendously undersized in the paint. We're gonna hammer them inside all night long with Shaq and Mailman throwing around their weight. We have great shooters waiting on the perimeter if they need to kick it out.
Its gonna be a rough contest
PGIsiah Thomas - 21.3 PPG, 11.3 APG, 2.3 SPG (84-85), 12x All Star, 2x NBA Champion, Finals MVP, 5x All NBA, 3x All NBA 1st Team
SGMichael Jordan - 33.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 6.3 APG, 2.8 SPG, .376 3P% (89-90), DPOY, 14x All Star, 5x MVP, 6x NBA Champion, 6x Finals MVP, 9x All Defensive, 11x All NBA
SFJulius Erving - 27.4 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 2.3 SPG, 2.5 BPG, .395 3P% (74-75), 3x ABA MVP, 1x NBA MVP, 16x All Star, 3x Champion, 13x All NBA/ABA, 1st team All Defence
PFBob Pettit - 31.1 PPG, 18.7 RPG, 3.7 APG, .450 FG%, (61-62), 11x All Star 2x MVP, NBA Champion, 11x All-NBA
CYao Ming - 25.0 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 2.0 APG, .516 FG%, .862 FT%, 8.6 FTA, 8x All-Star, 5x All-NBA
Derrick Rose - 25.0 PPG, 7.7 APG, .445 FG%, .332 3P% (10-11), 3x All Star, Youngest MVP in league history, All-NBA 1st team
Sidney Moncrief - 19.8 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.7 SPG (81-82) 22.6 PER (82-83), 5x All Star, 2x DPOY, 5x All Defence, 5x All NBA,
Glen Rice - 26.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG, .470 3P%, .477 FG%, 0.9 SPG (96-97), 3x All Star, NBA Champion, 2x All-NBA
Chris Webber - 27.1 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.7 BPG, (00,01) 5x All Star,
5x All NBA
Bill Walton - 18.6 PPG, 14.4 RPG, 3.2 BPG, 5.0 APG, 24.8 PER (76-77) 2x All Star, NBA MVP, 2x NBA Champion, Finals MVP, 2x All Defensive 1st team, 2x All NBA, 6MOY.
My primary adjustment will be to start Yao Ming at center. He has the size and physicality to beat Shaq, and he averages more rebounds per game in games between the two at 10.5 to 9.6 respectively. Yao was also 7-6 against Shaq all time. Apollo can not guard any of my backcourt players. Isiah thomas would shut steph curry down, while scoring at will on him on the other side of the floor. In this game, my team would primarily run iso plays for Isiah, Jordan or Erving, who all have incredible one on one abilities. If doubled, they are all excellent passers and can find the open man. Derrick Rose would dominate this game off the bench, and sidney moncrief can come in to shut down opposing guards. My backcourt would shut down Apollo’s, we have length and defensive advantages at each of these positions.
In Game Adjustments - Coming Soon!
So RR faithful, who wins this game?