The Top 75 Players in NBA History

For its 75th anniversary in 2021, the NBA released a list of the 75 greatest players in its history. How many can you name?
In alphabetical order. The list is not ranked.
Due to a tie vote, the list features 76 players.
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Last updated: November 21, 2021
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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
Shaquille O'Neal
Hakeem Olajuwon
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
Level 67
Nov 19, 2021
Arghhhh i couldnt remember Dennis R's name. He was certainly unforgettable to kid me
Level 83
Nov 19, 2021
"Worm" works!
Level 93
Nov 19, 2021
I sat here for a few minutes typing and re-typing Garvin whilst trying other names. I was certain I was right. I was not. lol
Level 77
Nov 20, 2021
It's not Isaiah Thomas, it's Isiah Thomas. Isaiah definitely didn't make the list
Level 83
Nov 20, 2021
Crap. Fixed.
Level 64
Dec 2, 2021
The NBA honored its 75th anniversary by naming the top 75 players of all time, except they put 76 players on the list. What an embarrassingly stupid decision by the NBA. I know it doesn't have real-world significance, but come on guys, be better. The whole reason they made this "75th Anniversary Team" was themed around the number 75. You had one job! And you actively chose to get the number wrong! As a fan of basketball and common sense, this infuriates me.
Level 83
Dec 2, 2021
Since the list isn't ranked, we don't even know who tied for 75th. I sympathize with your position. Which leads to an interesting debate: who should be dropped from this list to make it 75?
Level 55
Dec 2, 2021
And I think Lillard should be the one that is removed. His biggest accomplishment as of now is being a 6 time all star. He needs 3 or 4 more to make this list assuming he doesn't win a ring or MVP
Level 83
Dec 2, 2021
Lillard would probably be my choice, too.
Level 64
Dec 2, 2021
Russell Westbrook shouldn't be on there
Level 79
Mar 16, 2022
Westbrook is easily top 50, probably more like top 40.
Level 88
Dec 2, 2021
Too many active players that haven't played enough to be on such a list. Even though I love Giannis and definitely think he will be in the top 20 when he retires, he hasn't done enough to be on such a list right now. I feel the same way about Davis, Leonard and Lillard. If they had Derrick Rose type injuries tomorrow they wouldn't be on the top 100 list in 25 years. Harden and Curry probably have met the threshold to be included. Sharman, Miller, Cunnigham, Bing and Allen have no business being on this list ahead of Artis Gilmore, Adrian Dantley, Dwight Howard and Tracy McGrady... Rant over.
Level 44
Dec 2, 2021
so 2 mvps a fmvp and a dpoy in 3 years isnt top 75 worthy?
Level 54
Dec 3, 2021
I think Leonard and Giannis probably deserved to make it just not over some of the people that didn’t, they should have just redone the list completely. Also while McGrady was of course amazing I think the two I mentioned have already cemented themselves to have overall better resumes then T-Mac.
Level 27
Mar 31, 2022
that's ridiculous
Level 44
Dec 2, 2021
who are the 3% of people who forgot mj and the 5% of people who forgot lbj
Level 84
Dec 2, 2021
I'll admit that I never knew our 36th president was even in the NBA.
Level 66
Jan 22, 2022
He wasn't, really? I was sure he was, being 6'4 and all
Level 56
Dec 8, 2022
Dwight not being included is embarrassing to the point that Dame Lillard actually agreed that Dwight deserved it, but that he's not the one who makes the list.
Level 65
Jan 17, 2023
Ugh.I got 64 players and then I hit Give Up by accident when I meant to Pause. Great quiz.