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Each NBA team's best all-time 3-on-3 lineup we would have loved to see in the Olympics

Each NBA team's best all-time 3-on-3 lineup we would have loved to see in the Olympics

The NBA is set to add 3-on-3 basketball to the Olympics in 2020 which naturally has basketball fans dreaming up all sorts of scenarios. Which U.S. trio would be the best? Which country could give the U.S. their biggest challenge?

Here is a look at the best all-time 3-on-3 lineups for each NBA team. This is taking into account all the greats who have played for each NBA franchise. Let us know if we missed anybody...

Atlanta Hawks: Pete Maravich, Dominique Wilkins, Dikembe Mutombo

Between Pistol Pete and the Human Highlight Film, they would be fun to watch and might have the best nicknames.

Boston Celtics: Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Bill Russell

Boston is one of the hardest franchises to just pick three, of course, so you can't really go wrong. This is a darn good trio, though.

Brooklyn Nets: Jason Kidd, Julius Erving, Vince Carter

This Nets trio would have a disadvantage in size, but would be crazy athletic.

Charlotte Hornets: Baron Davis, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning

Man, the Hornets were fun in the 90s.

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Chicago Bulls: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman

Derrick Rose did win an MVP, but are you swapping him out for Rodman? Nope. No reason to stray from the guys who won 72 and three straight titles.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Mark Price, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

This Cavs trio would also lack in size, but LeBron can play any position and Price and Irving can just plain score.

Dallas Mavericks: Jason Kidd, Michael Finley, Dirk Nowitzki

This trio could have easily included Steve Nash, but Finley seems like the perfect complement between Kidd and Dirk.

Denver Nuggets: Alex English, Carmelo Anthony, Dikembe Mutombo

With English and Anthony, the Nuggets could score with the best of them and Mutombo could protect the rim. Not a bad trio at all.

Detroit Pistons: Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Ben Wallace

Thomas and Dumars are locks. Wallace's spot was tricky, but Big Ben won four defensive player of the year awards.

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Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Wilt Chamberlain

I mean, seriously? This is up there with the best teams, no doubt.

Houston Rockets: James Harden, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon

Another team that would be a lot of fun to watch. Tracy McGrady could have been included, but it's hard to leave Drexler out.

Indiana Pacers: Reggie Miller, Paul George, Jermaine O'Neal

It was tough to leave out Mark Jackson, but it's hard to argue against these three.

L.A. Clippers: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Bob McAdoo

The Clips have been around a long time, but Paul and Griffin definitely deserve spots in their best 3-on-3 set.

L.A. Lakers: Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal

Another one that was tough to pick. Magic is a lock. Kobe was so good at defense that it's hard to leave him out. And Shaq was just plain unstoppable in the early 2000s.

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Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley, Jr., Paul Gasol, Marc Gasol

This might be the weakest trio of all the teams, as the Grizzlies don't have a ton of history. But it's cool both Gasol brothers would make it.

Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal

Wade and LeBron made a strong combo in the real NBA by winning two titles and Shaq was still dominant in Miami.

Milwaukee Bucks: Oscar Robertson, Ray Allen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Is there anything this team couldn't do? They could easily come out of this make-believe tournament as champs.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Stephon Marbury, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Garnett

Kevin Love may have been snubbed, but KAT is so perfect for 3-on-3. 

New Orleans Pelicans: Chris Paul, David West, Anthony Davis

Paul and Davis are the obvious ones and West was solid in his prime. For a team that has little history, it's an impressive group.

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New York Knicks: Walt Frazier, Bernard King, Patrick Ewing

You have to go way back to get the Knicks' best 3-on-3 team, but each of these guys are Hall of Famers.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Gary Payton, Kevin Durant, Shawn Kemp

Because OKC includes the Sonics' history, there are so many good choices. As good as Russell Westbrook is, Payton is a better fit.

Orlando Magic: Anfernee Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, Shaquille O'Neal

Penny and T-Mac with young Shaq? Yeesh, they would be fun and good.

Philadelphia 76ers: Allen Iverson, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain

This has to be one of the best trios on this list. Iverson and Wilt, in particular, would be unstoppable.

Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash, Charles Barkley, Amar'e Stoudemire

It was tough to leave out Kidd and Kevin Johnson, but this team offers a nice balance of different skills.

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, Clyde Drexler, Bill Walton

This would be a contrast of old school and new school.

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Sacramento Kings: Jason Williams, Oscar Robertson, Chris Webber

What an interesting trio of NBA names we have here. They may not be the best team in this mix, but they would be fun.

San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, George Gervin, Tim Duncan

It was tempting to put Tony Parker in here to have somebody run things on offense, and Manu Ginobli was awesome, but it's tough to leave any of these guys out.

Toronto Raptors: Vince Carter, DeMar DeRozan, Chris Bosh

One of the most athletic trios on this list and versatile, too. Bosh would be so well-suited for 3-on-3.

Utah Jazz: John Stockton, Pete Maravich, Karl Malone

The Jazz would lack some size with Stockton and Maravich, but good luck stopping them.

Washington Wizards: John Wall,  Chris Webber, Wes Unseld

Elvin Hayes had the better NBA career, but it's hard to pass up Webber's versatility in a 3-on-3 game. He could do it all.


The obvious question is who among these teams would win? I would put money on the Lakers, but it's not an easy choice.

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Wizards stun Knicks in London on crazy buzzer-beating goaltending call


Wizards stun Knicks in London on crazy buzzer-beating goaltending call

The Wizards entered the fourth quarter of their Thursday game in London, England against the Knicks in a 12-point hole. But a furious rally made it a game, and the Wizards exited the O2 Arena with a 101-100 Win thanks to one of the craziest finishes of the season.

As time wound down, Thomas Bryant slipped past the Knicks defense and was found by Trevor Ariza with a beautiful skip pass. Bryant went up for the buzzer-beater, and the shot was rejected by New York guard Alonzo Trier. But Trier was late on the block, and swatted the ball as it made its descent into the basket. 

And thus, London was privy to the first buzzer-beating goaltending call of the 2018-19 NBA season.

After a lengthy review, referees put 0.3 seconds back on the clock and the Knicks with possession.

The Knicks' desperation heave fell short, giving the Wizards a victory despite trailing by as many as 19 points. 



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Wizards owner Ted Leonsis vows his team 'will never, ever tank'


Wizards owner Ted Leonsis vows his team 'will never, ever tank'

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis didn't mince his words in London Thursday.

“We will never, ever tank,” Leonsis told reporters prior to the start of Wizards-Knicks.

The comments come 44 games into the 2018-19 campaign which has seen John Wall exit with season-ending surgery and Dwight Howard only appear in nine games due to back surgery. The Wizards are currently in 11th place in the eastern conference at 18-26, three games back (in the loss column) of the Charlotte Hornets for the final playoff slot.

You can stream Wizards-Knicks beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday from London inside The O2 Arena.