The last iteration of the College Hoops 2K video game franchise in 2008 featured a mode where gamers could play with the all-time rosters for dozens of colleges. You could play with UNC and have Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Rasheed Wallace all on the same team against UCLA with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Reggie Miller and Baron Davis. Maryland had Juan Dixon, Len Bias and Steve Francis. Georgetown was loaded with NBA Hall of Famers like Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. It was amazing.
Now nine years later, the same mode is coming to NBA 2K. In NBA 2K18, you will be able to play with all-time NBA rosters. That, of course, begs the question: who should be on the Wizards' all-time roster?
Ironically, we at CSN recently ran an hour-long TV special to determine the 'Best of the Best' player ever in Wizards/Bullets franchise history. So, we have a head start on selecting the team.
Using some of those names, here is what a 12-man active roster for the Wizards/Bullets all-time franchise team should look like:
PG - John Wall
SG - Earl Monroe
SF - Michael Jordan
PF - Elvin Hayes
C - Wes Unseld
PF - Chris Webber
PG - Gilbert Arenas
SF - Caron Butler
PF - Gus Johnson
C - Walt Bellamy
SG - Phil Chenier
SF - Bernard King
Most of the starting lineup should be obvious, particularly at power forward and center. Small forward is where it gets tricky. With the franchise being so deep at the other positions, small forward is the one where you could go many different directions.
Michael Jordan was the highest-ranked small forward in our 'Best of the Best' tournament. And teams could do worse than having MJ on the floor, no matter what version you get. Certainly, if any game came down to a last-second shot, he's your choice, though Gilbert Arenas would need to be on the floor in those scenarios.
The biggest snubs for this list would probably be Moses Malone, Rod Strickland and Antawn Jamison. All three were good and would be worthy of the final three inactive spots on a full, 15-man roster.
As long as NBA 2K18 has Phil Chenier with his afro and sideburns, everything is good.