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NBA Series 16 Sports Picks Announced
New Series Features First Oklahoma City Figure
Toys Posted 9/20/2008
McFarlane has released its Sports Picks NBA 16 lineup. This seven-figure series includes some of the biggest stars in the NBA, as well as the first-ever Oklahoma City figure.
Ray Allen - After years playing the "leading man" in Milwaukee and Seattle, Allen joined Boston this year, and settled in quickly as one of the "Big Three." Allen's individual numbers slid a bit, but his contributions were absolutely key as he helped lead Boston to the NBA championship.
Kevin Durant - Never mind that he was a 19-year-old rookie, or that his team traded away its best player in the same draft. Forget that his team's ownership was locked in a nasty dispute with the city. None of it bothered Durant, who starred as a Sonic - scoring 20.3 points-per-game and winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award in the franchise's final season in Seattle.
Andre Iguodala - Nine becomes 12, 12 becomes 18, and 18 becomes 19. That's how you become a star in the NBA - Iguodala's production has improved every season and ended up at 19.3 points-per-game last season as the Sixers' most consistent weapon. With Elton Brand commanding defensive attention, the door is open for Iguodala and the Sixers to make some noise in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
LeBron James 5 - A former Rookie of the Year, 4-time All-Star and Olympic standout, LeBron James is only missing a few things from his resume - namely, a championship victory and an MVP award. At 23 years old, James has established himself as the premier young star in the NBA.
Tracy McGrady 4 - T-Mac and the Rockets tore up the NBA this spring, turning in a 22-game winning streak (largely without the services of Yao Ming). With their center back and the addition of Ron Artest, the Rockets are poised to take off again this season.
Jermaine O'Neal 2 - After four seasons in Portland and eight in Indiana, Jermaine O'Neal is a seasoned NBA veteran, but since he joined the league straight out of high school, he's still in his prime. The six-time All-Star is on the move again, heading to Toronto to team with Chris Bosh in one of the NBA's most imposing frontcourts.
Zach Randolph - A bright spot in another rough season for the Knicks, Randolph averaged a double-double (17.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game) in his first season in New York. New coach Mike D'Antoni brings his offensive philosophy to the Knicks, which should mean more points and more rebounds for Randolph.