07/22/15 10:02 am EST
Last Sunday, Shaq touched off a highly entertaining Instagram battle with Scottie Pippen when he wrote that the all-time Lakers squad (Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) would beat the best five in Bulls history (Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant and Derrick Rose)—by 50 points.
This post is not going to chose a side in that Lakers vs. Bulls debate that has lasted all week (FYI: After 50,000 simulations by PredictionMachine.com, the Lakers were declared the better team as they won 64% of the simulated games.). Instead, this article will strongly suggest that an All-Time 76ers team comprised of — Allen Iverson; Julius Erving; Moses Malone; Charles Barkley and Wilt Chamberlain — would defeat both the All-Time Lakers and the All-Time Bulls teams.
But probably not by 50 points.