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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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Player
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
Player
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
Player
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
Player
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
Player
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
23 Comments
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Level 69
Nov 19, 2021
Arghhhh i couldnt remember Dennis R's name. He was certainly unforgettable to kid me
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Level 84
Nov 19, 2021
"Worm" works!
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Level 95
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
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Level 79
Nov 20, 2021
It's not Isaiah Thomas, it's Isiah Thomas. Isaiah definitely didn't make the list
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Level 84
Nov 20, 2021
Crap. Fixed.
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Level 65
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.
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Level 84
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?
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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
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2021
Lillard would probably be my choice, too.
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2021
Russell Westbrook shouldn't be on there
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Level 81
Mar 16, 2022
Westbrook is easily top 50, probably more like top 40.
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Level 90
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.
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Level 43
Dec 2, 2021
so 2 mvps a fmvp and a dpoy in 3 years isnt top 75 worthy?
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Level 55
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.
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Level 28
Mar 31, 2022
that's ridiculous
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Level 37
Jul 10, 2023
2020 bucks beat the 96 bulls. Modern basketball is just more skilled so the active players will be on the list more often than guys from the 60s
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Level 16
Dec 13, 2023
haha thats cap
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Level 43
Dec 2, 2021
who are the 3% of people who forgot mj and the 5% of people who forgot lbj
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2021
I'll admit that I never knew our 36th president was even in the NBA.
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2022
He wasn't, really? I was sure he was, being 6'4 and all
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Level 57
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.
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Level 74
Jan 17, 2023
Ugh.I got 64 players and then I hit Give Up by accident when I meant to Pause. Great quiz.
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Level 22
Jul 14, 2023
i got Dave DeBusschere but i forgot chris paul reggie miller and kevin durant smh