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    NBA 75th Anniversary Team

    NBA 75 team: Full list of players revealed
    (Note: These are not rankings. The players below are listed in alphabetical order. As a result of a tie, the team features 76 players.)

    1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    2. Ray Allen

    3. Giannis Antetokounmpo

    4. Carmelo Anthony

    5. Nate Archibald

    6. Paul Arizin

    7. Charles Barkley

    8. Rick Barry

    9. Elgin Baylor

    10. Dave Bing

    11. Larry Bird

    12. Kobe Bryant

    13. Wilt Chamberlain

    14. Bob Cousy

    15. Dave Cowens

    16. Billy Cunningham

    17. Stephen Curry

    18. Anthony Davis

    19. Dave DeBusschere

    20. Clyde Drexler

    21. Tim Duncan

    22. Kevin Durant

    23. Julius Erving

    24. Patrick Ewing

    25. Walt Frazier

    26. Kevin Garnett

    27. George Gervin

    28. Hal Greer

    29. James Harden

    30. John Havlicek

    31. Elvin Hayes

    32. Allen Iverson

    33. LeBron James

    34. Magic Johnson

    35. Sam Jones

    36. Michael Jordan

    37. Jason Kidd

    38. Kawhi Leonard

    39. Damian Lillard

    40. Jerry Lucas

    41. Karl Malone

    42. Moses Malone

    43. Pete Maravich

    44. Bob McAdoo

    45. Kevin McHale

    46. George Mikan

    47. Reggie Miller

    48. Earl Monroe

    49. Steve Nash

    50. Dirk Nowitzki

    51. Hakeem Olajuwon

    52. Shaquille O'Neal

    53. Robert Parish

    54. Chris Paul

    55. Gary Payton

    56. Bob Pettit

    57. Paul Pierce

    58. Scottie Pippen

    59. Willis Reed

    60. Oscar Robertson

    61. David Robinson

    62. Dennis Rodman

    63. Bill Russell

    64. Dolph Schayes

    65. Bill Sharman

    66. John Stockton

    67. Isiah Thomas

    68. Nate Thurmond

    69. Wes Unseld

    70. Dwyane Wade

    71. Bill Walton

    72. Jerry West

    73. Russell Westbrook

    74. Lenny Wilkens

    75. Dominique Wilkins

    76. James Worthy


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    Dwight got screwed.


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    Bosh got screwed.

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    Pau Gasol got screwed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps08-09 Champ View Post
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    Nobody got screwed. I would rather they have done 15 players each decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Nobody got screwed. I would rather they have done 15 players each decade.
    If the list is right way would do it a different way


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps08-09 Champ View Post
    My dick is named 'Ewing'.

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    I think its easier to say who should be on it then to say who shouldn't so I will list a few that I maybe should be at least discussed for being dropped off the list.


    1. Lenny Wilkens. he was never really a true superstar, but rather a good player for a long time. good, but not top 75 good.

    2. Dennis Rodman. certainly an all timer defensively and on the glass, but his offensive contributions where basically negative his whole career. where's ben wallace and Dwight Howard or hell even Gobert if we are talking about pure defensive players.

    3.. Sharman. part of the celtics dynasty which both hurts and helps his case. a super tough one so thats why he is borderline.

    4. Billy Cunningham-a tough one cause obviously I never saw him and I don't want to just not pick people cause their older, but he seems like a dubious call.

    5. Robert Parish really good player, but honestly this might be the worst one.

    6. Dave Bing-just doesn't seem like a top 75 guy to me, but again another one of those never saw him play guys.

    7. Dave Cowens-if he hadn't played for the Celtics I don't think he would sniff this list

    guys on my personal list who might not have made it, but don't bother me too much

    1. Reggie Miller-his counting stats aren't great, but was a great playoff performer. I never made a list, but I could see him around 75 for me

    2. Hal Greer-really good player and borderline top 75

    3. Anthony Davis-For sure a lock to make the top 75 with his current trajectory, but not sure he is there yet.

    4. Damian Lillard-doesn't have the for sure counting stats yet and unlike your Hardens and Westbrooks has never won an MVP.

    5. Bill walton-A lock if he had been more Healthy, but he gets quite the pass from some people for only playing 468 games.

    6. Worthy-if he had been drafted by another team I don't know if I would value him more or less, but being drafted onto a team with Magic and Kareem is hard to really evaluate a player. same problem with a ton of the Celtics guys.

    7. Ray Allen. honestly not sure about him being a top 75 player of all time.


    I am sure there is more, but I tried to leave the 50's guys off cause they do need people for every era. I also wish overall this list had more defensive players. No wallace, Mutumbo, zo, Dwight, Draymond etc, but they had no problem putting some score first guys.

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    Vince Carter and Tracy Mcgrady are a lot better than a lot of guys on this list.

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    When I fist saw the list, Dwight and Pau both came to mind. I saw online someone was complaining about Kyrie, but I'm good with that omission. McGrady and Vince both have really strong cases, especially T-Mac.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dhopisthename View Post
    I think its easier to say who should be on it then to say who shouldn't so I will list a few that I maybe should be at least discussed for being dropped off the list.

    1. Lenny Wilkens. he was never really a true superstar, but rather a good player for a long time. good, but not top 75 good.

    2. Dennis Rodman. certainly an all timer defensively and on the glass, but his offensive contributions where basically negative his whole career. where's ben wallace and Dwight Howard or hell even Gobert if we are talking about pure defensive players.

    3.. Sharman. part of the celtics dynasty which both hurts and helps his case. a super tough one so thats why he is borderline.

    4. Billy Cunningham-a tough one cause obviously I never saw him and I don't want to just not pick people cause their older, but he seems like a dubious call.

    5. Robert Parish really good player, but honestly this might be the worst one.

    6. Dave Bing-just doesn't seem like a top 75 guy to me, but again another one of those never saw him play guys.

    7. Dave Cowens-if he hadn't played for the Celtics I don't think he would sniff this list
    Yeah, aside from Cowens, those were all guys I did kind of a double take when I saw their names as well. Cowens belongs, IMO. Dude was an MVP and finished top 5 in MVP voting three other times on top of being the best or second best player on two Celtics championship teams.

    guys on my personal list who might not have made it, but don't bother me too much

    1. Reggie Miller-his counting stats aren't great, but was a great playoff performer. I never made a list, but I could see him around 75 for me

    2. Hal Greer-really good player and borderline top 75

    3. Anthony Davis-For sure a lock to make the top 75 with his current trajectory, but not sure he is there yet.

    4. Damian Lillard-doesn't have the for sure counting stats yet and unlike your Hardens and Westbrooks has never won an MVP.

    5. Bill walton-A lock if he had been more Healthy, but he gets quite the pass from some people for only playing 468 games.

    6. Worthy-if he had been drafted by another team I don't know if I would value him more or less, but being drafted onto a team with Magic and Kareem is hard to really evaluate a player. same problem with a ton of the Celtics guys.

    7. Ray Allen. honestly not sure about him being a top 75 player of all time.
    Allen is top 50 for me, but I can see why you'd say some of these guys are borderline. Davis feels early to me, too. But gun to my head, he's definitely one of the 75 best players to ever step on an NBA court, no question.

    I am sure there is more, but I tried to leave the 50's guys off cause they do need people for every era. I also wish overall this list had more defensive players. No wallace, Mutumbo, zo, Dwight, Draymond etc, but they had no problem putting some score first guys.
    I mentioned Pau, Dwight, McGrady and Vince above. I forgot about Mourning, but I agree that's an interesting omission, too. One homer pick for me would be Yao. I briefly thought about Parker and Ginobili, but I'm fine with them getting left off as clear No. 2 or No. 3 guys who weren't great defensively.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    If the list is right way would do it a different way
    I didn't say the list was right. I would prefer it a different way to isolate the "generations".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhopisthename View Post
    I think its easier to say who should be on it then to say who shouldn't so I will list a few that I maybe should be at least discussed for being dropped off the list.


    1. Lenny Wilkens. he was never really a true superstar, but rather a good player for a long time. good, but not top 75 good.

    2. Dennis Rodman. certainly an all timer defensively and on the glass, but his offensive contributions where basically negative his whole career. where's ben wallace and Dwight Howard or hell even Gobert if we are talking about pure defensive players.

    3.. Sharman. part of the celtics dynasty which both hurts and helps his case. a super tough one so thats why he is borderline.

    4. Billy Cunningham-a tough one cause obviously I never saw him and I don't want to just not pick people cause their older, but he seems like a dubious call.

    5. Robert Parish really good player, but honestly this might be the worst one.

    6. Dave Bing-just doesn't seem like a top 75 guy to me, but again another one of those never saw him play guys.

    7. Dave Cowens-if he hadn't played for the Celtics I don't think he would sniff this list

    guys on my personal list who might not have made it, but don't bother me too much

    1. Reggie Miller-his counting stats aren't great, but was a great playoff performer. I never made a list, but I could see him around 75 for me

    2. Hal Greer-really good player and borderline top 75

    3. Anthony Davis-For sure a lock to make the top 75 with his current trajectory, but not sure he is there yet.

    4. Damian Lillard-doesn't have the for sure counting stats yet and unlike your Hardens and Westbrooks has never won an MVP.

    5. Bill walton-A lock if he had been more Healthy, but he gets quite the pass from some people for only playing 468 games.

    6. Worthy-if he had been drafted by another team I don't know if I would value him more or less, but being drafted onto a team with Magic and Kareem is hard to really evaluate a player. same problem with a ton of the Celtics guys.

    7. Ray Allen. honestly not sure about him being a top 75 player of all time.


    I am sure there is more, but I tried to leave the 50's guys off cause they do need people for every era. I also wish overall this list had more defensive players. No wallace, Mutumbo, zo, Dwight, Draymond etc, but they had no problem putting some score first guys.
    The players who you say are a lock for the future top 75 ... with them adding 25 every 25 years, AD will have a chance to make the top 100 not the top 75 in 2046.

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    I read somewhere that all the guys in the top 50 made it. So reqlly you were only competing 25 spots from 1996 onwards. Pretty tough to do that.

    Gasol definitely should have made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps18-19 Champ View Post
    I read somewhere that all the guys in the top 50 made it. So reqlly you were only competing 25 spots from 1996 onwards. Pretty tough to do that.

    Gasol definitely should have made it.
    Basically 1 player a year.

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