Only reason MJ/Pippen are 3rd is because '91 Pippen was a pretty distant 3rd among the second options, though he had a great playoff run and was really breaking out as a player.
How about '92 MJ/Pippen?
Jordan- 35/6/6/2, 50%
Pippen- 20/8/7/2/1, 47%
In addition to McHale's numbers and his famous post game, another impressive thing about his playoff run was his defense on Nique in the ECSF. Of course Bird played some of his best ball that same series.
Really difficult to rank '91 MJ/Pippen and '86 Bird/McHale, though. The Celtics obviously had a lot more than the Bulls did after their duo, yet Chicago still destroyed their competition with a 13-2 record.
Originally Posted by IncarceratedBob
How good would a 2000 Shaq/ 2008 Kobe combo be?
Not much different. Only difference between 2000 and 2001 Shaq was that 2000 Shaq was more focused and motivated the entire season, but by the second half and playoffs he was at the same level he was in 2000.
The way Kobe played in the 2001 playoffs was very similar to how he played in 2008 as far as an all around game. Only difference was that he was even more skilled in '08, not that he needed to be, though since he was already averaging 29 per game in the '01 playoffs, and the '01 playoffs are probably the most aggressive I've seen him attack the rim.