Harden, Bosh Headline All-Lefty Squad


VIDEO: Lefties dominate throughout as Grizzlies cruise past Pistons

At tipoff of the vaunted meeting between Grizzlies and Pistons today, there were six left-handed players at center court.

Michael Conley, Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe, Tayshaun Prince, Zach Randolph, and Josh Smith played a part in history. Never before has there ever been this many non-right-handed players to start an NBA game.

OK, maybe that’s not true. But if it has happened, I’ve never seen or heard of it. As a fellow left-handed practitioner, I won’t complain. It’s about time.

So how did the lefties fare? As the 112-84 score indicates, the odd ones in Memphis reigned. The Grizzlies’ southpaw quad — Conley, Ed Davis, Prince, Randolph — combined for 63 of their 112 points. The Pistons’ trio — Jennings, Monroe, Smith — put up 36 of their 84 points. Jennings struggled, scoring four points, but led both teams with 11 assists.

To cap off the seminal clash, Davis gave a lefty send-off to the diminished Detroit crowd:


VIDEO: Ed Davis finishes “lucky” dunk with left hand

Who starts on your 2013-14 All-Lefty team? My starting five: Conley (slight edge over Goran Dragic), James Harden, Manu Ginobili (maybe a stretch to play at the 3, but I’ll chance it), Randolph and Chris Bosh. There are a few to choose from in addition to the names above, including David Lee, DeAndre JordanIsaiah Thomas and Thaddeus Young.

Who starts for you?  

26 Comments

  1. dustydreamnz says:

    What is wrong with Detroit? They beat Indiana not long ago, now they can’t beat anyone. Josh Smith distraction perhaps?

  2. Caleb Roddy says:

    G- Brandon Jennings
    G- James Harden
    F- Josh Smith
    F- Greg Monroe
    C- Chris Bosh

    • the Cub says:

      Pistons get smashed by the Grizzlies and you reckon 3 should be in???

      ZBO>>>>Josh Smith
      Conley>>>>Jennings
      Garbage>>>>Monroe

  3. BwareDWare94 says:

    Don’t forget that Dwight Howard is left handed, even if he shoots FTs with his right. So whenever Houston plays Memphis or Detroit, there are 6 left handed starters as well due to Harden, Jones, and Dwight.

    • Faiz says:

      no he is right handed

      • Ely says:

        Actually he was/is left handed he broke his hand in high school so he just trained himself to shoot with the right… so he could be considered ambidextrous but If you do watch hi now you will notice his strongest moves in the post come from his left hand.

    • Petr says:

      Maybey thats why he’s so bad in shooting them…

  4. jay says:

    david lee is a lefty

  5. maorinash says:

    This is rubbish, Dragic is way better than Mike Conley. Conley is nothing more than a decent role player, Dragic can actually take over games. Mine is: Dragic, Harden, Smith, Lee, Bosh.

  6. 3123213 says:

    lebron james = lefty

  7. Piddy8 says:

    Michael Beasley doesn’t even get a mention?

  8. Alex says:

    Tristin Thompson is also left handed, he switched his shooting hand to his right this summer though

  9. Ely says:

    I guess because he is ambidextrous he does not get a mention…

  10. PG-Brandon Jennings
    SG-James Harden
    SF-Manu Ginobli
    PF-Josh Smith
    C-Deandre Jordan

  11. oen says:

    southpaw booom!! goran, manu, smith, lee, bosh

  12. RocketFan says:

    PG- Goran Dragic
    SG- James Harden
    SF- Manu Ginobili
    PF- Josh Smith
    C- Dwight Howard

  13. Mike House says:

    If Ginobili is a stretch you gotta start Thad at 3.

  14. Ron The Don says:

    What about Lebron….he is technically left-handed…just shoots with his right hand

  15. ChrisTx says:

    Best one ever to me was Toni Kukoc and followed by my Spurs Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaanu

    GO SPURS GO

  16. HNY says:

    maorinash
    Wow. Have you even watched Mike Conley play? Decent role player? You gotta be kidding me.

  17. Benny Morales, Jr. says:

    G- Goran Dragic
    G- James Harden
    F- LeBron James
    F- Chris Bosh
    C- Dwight Howard

  18. crazyballa says:

    PG – Goran Dragic
    SG – Manu Ginobili
    SF – Josh Smith
    PF – Chris Bosh
    C – Deandre Jordan

    That is the best team you could make, don’t want Harden hogging the ball.

  19. niko says:

    PG – Mike Conley
    SG- James Harden
    SF- Manu Ginobili
    PF- Josh Smith
    C- David Lee