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Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan (not pictured), C. Vivian Stringer.

Picking this class as best ever was like deciding which team "won" a trade -- you have to favor the side that got the best player in the deal. That's Jordan, for his impact as a champion, a scorer, an icon and a marketing marvel. But just as with the Bulls, Jordan couldn't win alone -- it helped that he has the second-best point guard ever, a top 10 center (officer and gentleman, too) and two driven, tireless coaches on his side.

Text: Steve Aschburner/SI.com
Photo: AP

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