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We all love the 90s, one of the most heartfelt and hard-nosed basketball eras in history, with Michael Jordan dominating all the way and some of the best ballers of the game going at it on a nightly basis.

Every 90s kid grew up watching Jordan, then Kobe, then LeBron, dreaming of one day being able to play beside them or against them, and working their butts off in the gym to try and reach their NBA dream.

Obviously, just a handful of them actually achieved this and still making a living out of the game they love, hoping to one day be as dominant as their heroes and also reach the ultimate glory of being inducted in the Hall of Fame.

Today, we’re going to let you know about the All-1990 Team, featuring ballers born in this year that are now 26-27 years old and killing it in the league.

 

PG: John Wall

John Wall is the best point guard of a class that also features outstanding playmakers like Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and Ricky Rubio, constantly leading the league in assists while also improving his offensive game overall.

Wall is a one-man fast break and the fastest player in the league, his defense has improved a lot and is one of the best passers you can find, justifying why he once was the first overall pick by the Washington Wizards.

 

SG: Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson has become one of the best two-way players in the league, as he’s a crafty and suffocating backcourt defender but is also one of the best shooters from beyond the arc this league has ever seen.

Thompson is one of the main reasons why the Golden State Warriors have found such success over these last 4 years, and he’s the best shooting guard of a year that also saw Avery Bradley and Jrue Holiday come to this world.

 

SF: Paul George

Paul George has become an elite defender after we all knew he was a top-tier scorer as well, and he’s by far the best small forward of a class that also features Jae Crowder, Gordon Hayward and Lance Stephenson

George is peaking right now and he can put the cherry on top of the sundae with a Championship run with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he’s proven to be one of the most skilled players of this decade.

 

PF: Draymond Green

Draymond Green isn’t going to make many highlights unless if we’re talking about trash talking or getting a silly technical foul, but he’s still the most versatile defender in the entire Association and by a long shot.

Other than Green, the lone PF from this year is Philly’s Robert Covington, but Green earns his spot on this team due to his craftiness in the defensive end of the floor and his ability to run the offense as a point forward.

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C: DeMarcus Cousins

Credit: USA Today

Beside DeMarcus Cousins, we find Nikola Vucevic in this class, but even among a crowded class of big men, Cousins would still make the team as perhaps the most talented center in the league right now.

Cousins was having a career year before suffering a season-ending injury, can put the rock on the floor and lead the break, can rebound and even stretch the floor and shoot from beyond the arc, and even his defense is vastly improving over the last couple of campaigns.

 

Bench: Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, Avery Bradley, Jrue Holiday, Gordon Hayward, Robert Covington, Nikola Vucevic

On the team’s bench, we find a crowded backcourt that allows us to play small ball with three guard sets, featuring one of the deadliest scorers in the league in Damian Lillard, a guy you want to give the ball during the last possession of every game.

Besides Lillard, we have Kemba Walker, a young point guard that has always flown under the radar due to the lack of success his team has always had, but that has proven to be a crafty scorer as they come and All-Star material.

Also, we found the most versatile backcourt defender in the league in Avery Bradley, a combo guard that can play and defend both guard spots and even the small forward with great ease and may even knock down the occasional three.

Last but not least in the guard category, we find Jrue Holiday, who can thrive either running the offense or play off the ball, and one of the league’s best scorers when he’s not sidelined with a lingering injury.

On the wing, we’ve got Gordon Hayward, a young man that has improved in every single aspect of his game on a single basis and that has quietly pave the way towards stardom with his restless work ethic.

Robert Covington has become a prime 3 and D player of the likes of Trevor Ariza and Danny Green, and he’s a terrific stopper in the wing that can successfully guard up to four different spots, and even play as a small ball center in some sets.

And finally, we’ve got Nikola Vucevic, a big man known for his rebounding ability and offensive capacities more than his ability to protect the rim. Still, paired with a nice defender like Draymond Green down low, he’s more than capable of taking most good centers to school.

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