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(NBA)   To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the NBA announces the top 76(?) players of all time   (ca.nba.com) divider line
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2021-10-22 6:46:55 AM  
Well yeah, everyone knows it's gonna be Lebron and some other guys
 
2021-10-22 7:55:06 AM  
Michael Jordan is at 36?

Michael Jordan is behind Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens, and George Gervin?

I hope I infect whomever wrote this list.
 
2021-10-22 8:17:10 AM  
Carmelo?!

I didn't realize the Syracuse Orangemen was an NBA team.
 
2021-10-22 8:22:33 AM  
Anthony Davis? I like the guy, but wouldn't have thought he would make this list yet. I need to go back and see if Garnett is there.
 
2021-10-22 8:24:08 AM  
Yep, Garnett is there. At least that makes sense.
 
2021-10-22 9:02:54 AM  

COVID19: Michael Jordan is at 36?

Michael Jordan is behind Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens, and George Gervin?

I hope I infect whomever wrote this list.


Not to mention that Dominique Williams is #75 and James Worthy 76.
 
2021-10-22 9:09:04 AM  

COVID19: Michael Jordan is at 36?


Yeah, it takes whether you're an a-hole into account.
 
2021-10-22 9:55:59 AM  
(Note: These are not rankings. The players below are listed in alphabetical order. As a result of a tie, the team features 76 players.)
 
2021-10-22 10:02:47 AM  

KingKauff: COVID19: Michael Jordan is at 36?

Michael Jordan is behind Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens, and George Gervin?

I hope I infect whomever wrote this list.

Not to mention that Dominique Williams is #75 and James Worthy 76.


It's alphabetical, not a ranking
 
2021-10-22 10:04:04 AM  
I'd take Carmelo and Maravich off in favor of Sidney Moncrief and Ben Wallace.  But that's just because I love defensive players.
 
2021-10-22 10:12:58 AM  

knbwhite: Anthony Davis? I like the guy, but wouldn't have thought he would make this list yet. I need to go back and see if Garnett is there.


We're all prisoners of the moment.
 
2021-10-22 10:43:29 AM  

KingKauff: COVID19: Michael Jordan is at 36?

Michael Jordan is behind Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens, and George Gervin?

I hope I infect whomever wrote this list.

Not to mention that Dominique Williams is #75 and James Worthy 76.


I'd also take Dominique Williams off in favor of Dominique Wilkins.
 
2021-10-22 11:00:55 AM  

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


You really expect people to read that part?
 
2021-10-22 11:00:58 AM  

FLMountainMan: KingKauff: COVID19: Michael Jordan is at 36?

Michael Jordan is behind Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens, and George Gervin?

I hope I infect whomever wrote this list.

Not to mention that Dominique Williams is #75 and James Worthy 76.

I'd also take Dominique Williams off in favor of Dominique Wilkins.


Ugh.  Stupid autocorrupt.
 
2021-10-22 11:43:14 AM  
No Alex English.  That's a crime.

NBA total points leaders by decade:
1960's: Wilt Chamberlain
1970's: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980's: Alex English
1990's: Karl Malone
2000's: Kobe Bryant
2010's: James Harden

Everyone above except English is in the list.  I'd replace Carmelo Anthony with English straight up.
 
2021-10-22 11:55:32 AM  

Myk-House of El: No Alex English.  That's a crime.

NBA total points leaders by decade:
1960's: Wilt Chamberlain
1970's: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980's: Alex English
1990's: Karl Malone
2000's: Kobe Bryant
2010's: James Harden

Everyone above except English is in the list.  I'd replace Carmelo Anthony with English straight up.


Hmm, why haven't I heard of this guy? checks wiki

Oh, of course he played on the 1980s Denver Nuggets. You can score a farkton of points if you play no defense whatsoever.

In light of this the listmakers should either add English or remove Harden.
 
2021-10-22 12:30:25 PM  
Robert Parish?  Very good player on great teams but I have my doubts about being a Top 75 all-time player.
 
2021-10-22 12:46:17 PM  

astrochimp: Robert Parish?  Very good player on great teams but I have my doubts about being a Top 75 all-time player.


Completely agree.  He was before my time but I don't think he was ever the best player on any particular team.
 
2021-10-22 1:11:35 PM  

FLMountainMan: astrochimp: Robert Parish?  Very good player on great teams but I have my doubts about being a Top 75 all-time player.

Completely agree.  He was before my time but I don't think he was ever the best player on any particular team.


He was not before my time, I am inclined to agree.  He was good, but looking at 1980s centers, you know he wasn't as good as Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeen Olajuwon, but then they are all on the list so.
 
2021-10-22 1:39:17 PM  

astrochimp: Robert Parish?  Very good player on great teams but I have my doubts about being a Top 75 all-time player.


So the NBA did a 50 greatest players for their 50th anniversary in 1996. Parish was on that list.

Every player who was on the list for the 50th made this list for the 75th. Here's who was added on:

Ray Allen
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Stephen Curry
Anthony Davis
Tim Duncan
Kevin Durant
Kevin Garnett
James Harden
Allen Iverson
LeBron James
Jason Kidd
Kawhi Leonard
Damian Lillard
Bob McAdoo
Reggie Miller

Steve Nash
Dirk Nowitzki
Chris Paul
Gary Payton
Paul Pierce
Dennis Rodman
Dwayne Wade
Russell Westbrook
Dominique Wilkins

The players in italics are those who played more than 4 seasons in the NBA pre-1996 by my count. This list was basically the 50th anniversary team + the snubs + players who were great just after 1996 + the 20 or so best since 1996.
 
2021-10-22 2:44:51 PM  
My favorite player of all time is Purvis Short.
/CSB
 
2021-10-22 2:58:17 PM  
Dennis Johnson gets no love.
 
2021-10-22 3:09:11 PM  

MarkTimeTire: Dennis Johnson gets no love.


I went to do research to argue, but... damn, you're right.  He's really underrated.  More deserving than Parish, in my opinion.

DJ - Three rings, one Finals MVP, Five-time All star, nine consecutive first (6) or second (3) all-defensive team...

versus

Chief - Four rings and 9 All Star Teams.
 
2021-10-22 3:21:42 PM  
Reggie Miller at 47.  I'm good with that.

/Only guy that made the pacers relevant for 15 years.
 
2021-10-22 3:32:51 PM  

Myk-House of El: No Alex English.  That's a crime.

NBA total points leaders by decade:
1960's: Wilt Chamberlain
1970's: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980's: Alex English
1990's: Karl Malone
2000's: Kobe Bryant
2010's: James Harden

Everyone above except English is in the list.  I'd replace Carmelo Anthony with English straight up.


Yes, it's very obvious you're a Denver fan, not only by who you wanted on the list, but moreso by who you wanted off.

Melo has almost 2,000 more points than English and that's your sole reason for including English.
 
2021-10-22 3:45:38 PM  

phedex: Reggie Miller at 47.  I'm good with that.

/Only guy that made the pacers relevant for 15 years.


Smits and Schrempf weren't bad.  The Davis' also were good enforcers when such a thing was needed.  Just really hard to come out of the East when the Jordan guy and the Knicks were around.
 
2021-10-22 3:57:02 PM  
At least Nash & Nowitzki are together again.

*Ctrl+F Luka*

*no results*

This is list is bullshiat. Into the volcano. It is meaningless.
 
2021-10-22 4:20:02 PM  

IAmRight: Yes, it's very obvious you're a Denver fan, not only by who you wanted on the list, but moreso by who you wanted off.

Melo has almost 2,000 more points than English and that's your sole reason for including English.


Melo has already played 4 more seasons than English and English had 3 seasons before the 3 point line was added, not that he shot many after.  My reason for including English is because I actually watched him farking play the game.  He was that damn good.

I felt the comparison was apt because they played the same position, most seasons were in Denver and are primarily known as great scorers.  I would take Alex English in his best years over Carmelo Anthony in his best.  It's not hatred, Melo is probably the best apples to apples comparison to English in terms of players on the list.  You're welcome to disagree and be wrong.
 
2021-10-22 4:20:28 PM  

FLMountainMan: MarkTimeTire: Dennis Johnson gets no love.

I went to do research to argue, but... damn, you're right.  He's really underrated.  More deserving than Parish, in my opinion.

DJ - Three rings, one Finals MVP, Five-time All star, nine consecutive first (6) or second (3) all-defensive team...

versus

Chief - Four rings and 9 All Star Teams.


Umm....why, though?

Why would fewer titles, a shorter career, fewer all-star appearances = more worthy?

/Parish has him beat in all the stats you'd expect based on position, DJ leads in all the stats you'd expect based on position
//Parish has a better ORtg, DRtg, WS, WS/48, VORP, PER...really every advanced stat
///Parish's comps are Mutombo, Unseld, Gasol, Laimbeer, Sikma, Howard (some on the list, some not)
////DJ's are Michael Finley, Mark Jackson, Rolando Blackman, Danny Ainge, Joe Johnson...guys not on the list (although they all had long, successful careers)
 
2021-10-22 4:21:17 PM  

Di Atribe: At least Nash & Nowitzki are together again.

*Ctrl+F Luka*

*no results*

This is list is bullshiat. Into the volcano. It is meaningless.


Nuggets fans feeling that way about Jokic too, but I admit both players' resumes are too short right now for an all-time team.
 
2021-10-22 4:22:30 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: phedex: Reggie Miller at 47.  I'm good with that.

/Only guy that made the pacers relevant for 15 years.

Smits and Schrempf weren't bad.  The Davis' also were good enforcers when such a thing was needed.  Just really hard to come out of the East when the Jordan guy and the Knicks were around.


oh, no doubt. we had an entertaining core from 94-2001. scrappy, rough 90's ballers employed to compete with the knicks.  Loved it!
 
2021-10-22 4:25:13 PM  

IAmRight: Myk-House of El: No Alex English.  That's

NBA total points leaders by decade:
1960's: Wilt Chamberlain
1970's: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980's: Alex English
1990's: Karl Malone
2000's: Kobe Bryant
2010's: James Harden

Everyone above except English is in the list.  I'd replace Carmelo Anthony with English straight up.

Yes, it's very obvious you're a Denver fan, not only by who you wanted on the list, but moreso by who you wanted off.

Melo has almost 2,000 more points than English and that's your sole reason for including English.


That's a dumb response. It isn't just sheer number of points. It's because all of the players who have managed to achieve the same feat are considered worthy of the list which means it may be an indicator of a player's ability.

Are you saying that Matt Ryan is a better QB than Joe Montana because he has 16,000 more yards.
 
2021-10-22 4:25:20 PM  

Myk-House of El: Di Atribe: At least Nash & Nowitzki are together again.

*Ctrl+F Luka*

*no results*

This is list is bullshiat. Into the volcano. It is meaningless.

Nuggets fans feeling that way about Jokic too, but I admit both players' resumes are too short right now for an all-time team.


They'll both be on the 100 year list for sure.

And I was mostly kidding about Luka being on there after 4 years. I mean, Giannis is there and he's only been in the league for..... EIGHT YEARS!??? How old am I? What year is it?
 
2021-10-22 4:26:28 PM  

Di Atribe: At least Nash & Nowitzki are together again.

*Ctrl+F Luka*

*no results*

This is list is bullshiat. Into the volcano. It is meaningless.


I mean... he'll probably be on there later. He just doesn't get on it...2? 3? years into his career. That would be silly.
 
2021-10-22 4:29:49 PM  

IAmRight: I mean... he'll probably be on there later. He just doesn't get on it...2? 3? years into his career. That would be silly.


Yeah, this is year 4. I was only mostly kidding. He is incredible, though. Gosh I love him so much.
 
2021-10-22 4:31:07 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: IAmRight: Myk-House of El: No Alex English.  That's

NBA total points leaders by decade:
1960's: Wilt Chamberlain
1970's: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980's: Alex English
1990's: Karl Malone
2000's: Kobe Bryant
2010's: James Harden

Everyone above except English is in the list.  I'd replace Carmelo Anthony with English straight up.

Yes, it's very obvious you're a Denver fan, not only by who you wanted on the list, but moreso by who you wanted off.

Melo has almost 2,000 more points than English and that's your sole reason for including English.

That's a dumb response. It isn't just sheer number of points. It's because all of the players who have managed to achieve the same feat are considered worthy of the list which means it may be an indicator of a player's ability.

Are you saying that Matt Ryan is a better QB than Joe Montana because he has 16,000 more yards.


No, I'm saying that if your claim is that this guy should be on there because he scored a lot of points (in an era of no defense whatsoever), then saying to get rid of a player that has MORE points than he does is silly.

/also, the only people who consider Melo a Nugget first and foremost are Nuggets fans. Others might remember he was a Nugget first, but he's primarily associated with the Knicks because hey, sports media LOVES talking Knicks
 
2021-10-22 4:35:57 PM  
That said, Alex English and Melo are both in each other's Top 4 career comps.

And, as of today...

Alex English: 1193 career games
Carmelo Anthony: 1192 career games

(with load management, lockouts, COVID-shortened years, and the OKC/Houston miasma, Melo lost out on a lot of games)
 
2021-10-22 4:48:29 PM  

IAmRight: That said, Alex English and Melo are both in each other's Top 4 career comps.


So you are saying Alex English is more than good enough to be on the top 75.  OK, who you swapping him with?
 
2021-10-22 5:48:25 PM  

Myk-House of El: IAmRight: That said, Alex English and Melo are both in each other's Top 4 career comps.

So you are saying Alex English is more than good enough to be on the top 75.  OK, who you swapping him with?


Oh, I'm not going to be dumb enough to actually sort through every player in history and list them in order based on my opinion.

I only made fun of your choice because it was you wanting to replace someone Denver fans famously hate with someone Denver fans like.

Alex English was a great player and was a worthy addition to the Hall of Fame. Whether he's in the Top 76 or Top 80 players of all time is a really silly thing to be concerned about.
 
2021-10-22 6:12:45 PM  

IAmRight: Oh, I'm not going to be dumb enough to actually sort through every player in history and list them in order based on my opinion.

I only made fun of your choice because it was you wanting to replace someone Denver fans famously hate with someone Denver fans like.

Alex English was a great player and was a worthy addition to the Hall of Fame. Whether he's in the Top 76 or Top 80 players of all time is a really silly thing to be concerned about.


But as I said, hate is NOT the reason I made the comparison.  High familiarity and similarity was.  You just assumed.   I could have just said Paul Arizin* who's career was over before I was born and also played forward.

* No disrespect to Mr. Arizin who had a great career, interrupted by serving in Korea and ended prematurely because he didn't want to follow the Warriors out west.
 
2021-10-22 8:36:38 PM  
Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and James Harden have stats, but not the impact the other players have.

I'd even put Allen Iverson on the margins because he failed to make players around him better.
 
2021-10-23 7:07:48 AM  

Myk-House of El: No Alex English.  That's a crime.

NBA total points leaders by decade:
1960's: Wilt Chamberlain
1970's: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980's: Alex English
1990's: Karl Malone
2000's: Kobe Bryant
2010's: James Harden

Everyone above except English is in the list.  I'd replace Carmelo Anthony with English straight up.


Yes but defense was illegal in the 80's, and baskets that didn't hit the rim were worth 10 points. Haven't you seen the box scores from back then?
 
2021-10-23 7:10:31 AM  
Man I forgot this was the timeline without Len Bias. Crap
 
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