In a press conference on Wednesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver listed a number of ideas the league was considering to try and create any form of content as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps basketball sidelined. One of the more intriguing ideas was a one-off charity game featuring medically safe players.
There are a wide array of possibilities as to how teams could be crafted for this charity game, which immediately springs up the thought of throwback teams. Here are three superteams of the past fans would love to see reunite in this charity game.
3. 2015-16 Cavaliers
One of the most beloved Cavaliers teams in franchise history, the trio of LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love brought a title to the city of Cleveland in an emotional battle with the Warriors in 2016. Now, only Love remains in The Land, while James and Irving are each in new cities. Reuniting this championship team would make for a wild Charity game tournament.
2. 2010-11 OKC Thunder
Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka. We've seen a mini reunion for this one-time superteam, with Westbrook joining Harden on the Rockets in 2019, but getting the band back together in full would be phenomenal fun. The Thunder were dominant when this core was intact, before allowing Harden to bolt in free agency.
1. Team Banana Boat
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony. We've all seen the banana boat picture, and it was adorable; however, for too long, a full collaboration by the banana bunch has eluded fans of the NBA. With Wade's retirement, the possibility of seeing them play together seems to be completely destroyed. This one-off charity game could be the last opportunity for this group of veterans to assemble, at least in some fashion, so they should make the most of the opportunity.