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NBA names 75 greatest players ever! 75th Anniversary team unveiled

Oct 24, 2021, 1:40 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido

Writer

The NBA has revealed its all-time 75 greatest players in the history of the league that expectedly include some of the biggest stars like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Michael Jordan.

WITH the league which produced some of the greatest athletes who have ever lived, these 75 legends are absolutely the best of the best.

The NBA finally unveiled the last 25 players to complete their top-75 greatest players in league history to commemorate NBA’s 75th anniversary.

The first 25 players were announced ahead of the 2021-22 season openers on Tuesday, then the next 25 were revealed Wednesday afternoon. The final 25 players to complete the list was released on Thursday.

Interestingly, not one player from the 50 greatest players announced during the 1996-97 season dropped off the list of 75 greatest players revealed by the NBA over the past three days.

There were just 26 new names added to the list.

The list is not ranked. As expected, it houses the legends of the game like Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and Bill Russell.

It also includes a number of active players, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard.

Every MVP winner in league history is on the list with the only exception of Derrick Rose, who is the league’s youngest MVP ever.

Of course as every all-time lists from the past, the anniversary team was met with some controversies with players snubbed, omitted or even added.

Some notable snubs are Klay Thompson, Paul George, and Dwight Howard.

Here is the list in alphabetical order.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Ray Allen

Giannis Antetokounmpo Carmelo Anthony

Nate Archibald Paul Arizin

Charles Barkley Rick Barry

Elgin Baylor Dave Bing

Larry Bird Kobe Bryant

Wilt Chamberlain Bob Cousy

Dave Cowens Billy Cunningham

Stephen Curry Anthony Davis

Dave DeBusschere Clyde Drexler

Tim Duncan Kevin Durant

Julius Erving Patrick Ewing

Walt Frazier Kevin Garnett

George Gervin Hal Greer

James Harden John Havlicek

Elvin Hayes Allen Iverson

LeBron James Magic Johnson

Sam Jones Michael Jordan

Jason Kidd Kawhi Leonard

Damian Lillard Jerry Lucas

Karl Malone Moses Malone

Pete Maravich Bob McAdoo

Kevin McHale George Mikan

Reggie Miller Earl Monroe

Steve Nash Dirk Nowitzki

Hakeem Olajuwon Shaquille O'Neal

Robert Parish Chris Paul

Gary Payton Bob Pettit

Paul Pierce Scottie Pippen

Willis Reed Oscar Robertson

David Robinson Dennis Rodman

Bill Russell Dolph Schayes

Bill Sharman John Stockton

Isiah Thomas Nate Thurmond

Wes Unseld Dwyane Wade

Bill Walton Jerry West

Russell Westbrook Lenny Wilkens

Dominique Wilkins James Worthy

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