Fox Sports: Whitlock: Lakers Best Starting 5 Ever? (Audio)
What do you think, is this the best starting 5 you directly remember?
If you could take each of them in their prime and put them together in the present, sure. As they are today, not so sure. The '85-'86 Celtics comes to mind. They started 5 guys who were All Stars at some point in their career, 3 of whom were All Stars that season. And the '86-'87 Lakers, with the 3 Hall of Famers plus Michael Cooper (Defensive POY) and a young A.C. Green.
While I personally don't remember them, another starting 5 that belongs in the conversation (and might even be the winner) would have to be the '72-'73 Knicks. They started 5 Hall of Famers: Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed. You could have made an argument for the '62-'63 Celtics too if John Havlicek wasn't a 6th man.