NBA 75th anniversary team: League shares first set of players

NBA 75th anniversary team
NBA 75th anniversary team

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The NBA unveiled their 75th anniversary team recently

It has been 75 years since the first NBA season begun. A legion of basketball stars have graced the league.

A lot have stood out, many made a mark, and several left as legends.

The league recently revealed the 75 greatest players since its inception. With already 50 named so far, four current players have made the cut.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brooklyn Nets stars Kevin Durant and James Harden and Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul have made the cut.

Kevin Durant recently tested positive for the coronavirus
Kevin Durant left the Warriors to join the Nets (Image Credit: Getty)

The names of the remaining 25 players are yet to be released. LeBron James and Steph Curry are a surity, with a chance of a couple of other current players.

The remaining 25 players’ names will be released a few hours from now.

Here is the 50-player list which is set to expand to 75 in a while:

1. Hal Greer

2. Dirk Nowitzki

3. Bob Pettit

4. Oscar Robertson

5. Bill Russell

6. Giannis Antetokounmpo

7. Kevin Durant

8. Elvin Hayes

9. Jerry Lucas

10. Willis Reed

11. Nate Archibald

12. Bob Cousy

13. Dave Cowens

14. James Harden

15. Hakeem Olajuwon

16. Kevin McHale

17. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

18. George Mikan

19. John Stockton

20. Steve Nash

21. Charles Barkley

22. Julius Erving

23. George Gervin

24. Moses Malone

25. David Robinson

26. Magic Johnson

27. James Worthy

28. Wilt Chamberlain

29. Jerry West

30. Larry Bird

31. Michael Jordan

32. Scottie Pippen

33. Isiah Thomas

34. Clyde Drexler

35. Karl Malone

36. Patrick Ewing

37. Chris Paul

38. Allen Iverson

39. Tim Duncan

40. Kevin Garnett

41. John Havlicek

42. Sam Jones

43. Robert Parish

44. Bill Sharman

45. Bill Walton

46. Walt Frazier

47. Paul Arizin

48. Rick Barry

49. Nate Thurmond

50. Wes Unseld


The team is seleceted by a panel of experts, current players and coaches

The 75th anniversary team has been selected by a panel of experts, current players, former players and coaches.

The last time the league released such a team was back in 1996 ahead of the 50th anniversary- 50 player list.

Given the number of big names that have ruled the league since then, a 75-member team was a must.

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