Jalen Rose has been involved in basketball in some way

or the other for a very long time. He was part of the "Fab Five"

with the University of Michigan in the early 1990s and then spent 13 seasons 

in the NBA before transitioning to an analyst role with ESPN.

With the fascination that comes with all-time lists,

it was no surprise that Jalan, considering joining the game,

was recently asked to give his starting 5 NBA players.

Rose makes a fair point about him being among the all-time greats

but Isiah Thomas is certainly the most controversial selection.

Because he's a Detroit native, but at the end of the day

it's his list and you have to respect his priorities.