Slam Magazine's top 75 NBA players of all time.

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  1. Megatron

    Megatron New Member

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    Slam Magazine just came out with their list of the 75 greatest players of all time here it is...

    1.Michael Jordan
    2.Wilt Chamberlain
    3.Oscar Robertson
    4.Bill Russell
    5.Magic Johnson
    6.Larry Bird
    7.Kareem-Abdul Jabbar
    8.Jerry West
    9.Shaquille O'Neal
    10.Julius Erving
    11.Elgin Baylor
    12. Hakeem Olajuwon
    13.Karl Malone
    14.Bob Petitt
    15.John Havlicek
    16.Moses Malone
    17.Isiah Thomas
    18.John Stockton
    19.Charles Barkley
    20.Walt Frazier
    21.Rick Barry
    22.Bob Cousy
    23.Elvin Hayes
    24.Dave Cowens
    25.George Gervin
    26.Kevin McHale
    27.Dominique Wilkins
    28.Patrick Ewing
    29.Willis Reed
    30.Wes Unseld
    31.George Mikan
    32.Earl Monroe
    33.Nate Thurmond
    34.Dolph Schayes
    35.Walt Bellamy
    36.David Robinson
    37.Billy cunningham
    38.Paul Arizin
    39.Dave DeBusschere
    40.Alex English
    41.Scottie Pippen
    42.Nate Archibald
    43.Adrian Dantley
    44.Clyde Drexler
    45.Bernard King
    46.Bob McAdoo
    47.Gary Payton
    48.Artis Gilmore
    49.Jerry Lucas
    50.Pete Maravich
    51.Hal Greer
    52.Reggie Miller
    53.Allen Iverson
    54.Dan Issel
    55.Tim Duncan
    56.Robert Parish
    57.James Worthy
    58.Sam Jones
    59.Kobe Bryant
    60.Lenny Wilkens
    61.Jason Kidd
    62.Bob Lanier
    63.Dennis Johnson
    64.Chris Webber
    65.Chris Mullin
    66.Mark Aguirre
    67.Connie Hawkins
    68.Spencer Haywood
    69.Dennis Rodman
    70.Kevin Garnett
    71.Dave Bing
    72.Alonzo Mourning
    73.Bill Walton
    74.Grant Hill
    75.Tracy McGrady


  2. Metros Striker10

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    Spree should be on that list somewhere.
  3. Don Boppero 3000

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    The only beef I have is with Pippen being ranked so low. I think he should replace John Stockton. Pippen is one of the most under rated player in the history of the game.
  4. Nate505

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    How does Joe Dumars not make this list?


  5. skipshady

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    I agree that Pippen is ranked too low (Dominique Wilkins was better? Please.) but he is rated by most observers just fine and he was/is certainly not as good as Stockton.

    I appreciate what he's done - he was the perfect complement to Jordan and the point forward position was created specifically for him. But his stints in Houston and Portland have shown that he is not the type of player who can singlehandedly lead a team night after night, and make his teammates better the way Stockton, Cousy, or even Barkley did. At his peak, he was one of the top 5 players in the league, but he was always at his best supporting Jordan than as a leader

    Right now, Tracy McGrady is doing Pippen better than Pippen himself.
  6. FearM9

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    Grant Hill!?!?!? Has even managed to play a full season in the league yet?
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    Shaq over Olajuwon?? Gary Payton over reggie Miller???
  8. whirlwind

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    I was about to say that Pippen was ranked too high. Yes, he has rings. Yes, he helped Michael get them. But better than Clyde Drexler, Pete Maravich, James Worthy, even Kobe Bryant? Not in my opinion. And I grew up a Bulls fan.
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    Joe D has always been and always will be underrated, even if he was the only guy in the history of basketball to slow down MJ.

    He may now be the best GM in the NBA, as well.


    Better yet, Shaq over Dr. J????
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    Amen, Scottie is this high on this list and the 50 greatest because he played along side #1.

    He is a good player, but, he aint all that. Joe Dumars deserves this list more than Pippen.

    Givem the choice between the two..no contest on my starting 5.

    but enough about that, look at the bottom..

    Grant Hill? i mean he had a great college career, and a few good years with the pistons..but?
  11. Keevo

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    I've been saying it for years...If Scottie Pippen is a top 50 player, then I have to be right around 70th.

    The only other name that jumped out at me as not deserving to be on the list in my opinion is Dennis Rodman.
  12. tpmazembe

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    Agree with my man bopper. We have very short memories. The year Jordan left to do the baseball thing, Pippen pimped the whole freakin' league. Every night there were Pippen highlights slammin' over fools, stealing, assisting, three pointers -- the complete game.

    If not for a very, very bad last second foul call against the Knicks in the east conference finals, the Bulls would have returned to the NBA Finals sans Jordan.

    Who will ever forget the Pippen jam over Ewing in that series - when he gives the big guy a mouth full of nuts and stands over him flat on his back....I won't.

    When Jordan returned he said that he didn't know if he could come back as the best player on his own team.

    But this list is so stacked with greats I'd only move him up seven or so notches to no. 34 (yes, above English and Robinson).

    And yes, Hakeem should be ranked higher than Shaq.

    Finally, how are they ranking relatively new players, like McGrady, in this list? What's the basis? Not to say that he won't make it, but if his career ended today would he deserve to be 75th above such skilled warriors as Sydney Moncrief, or the aforementioned Joe D - I think not.
  13. Don Boppero 3000

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    tell'em tpmazembe

    Scottie did do a nice job when MJ left. Ewing was at his peak and could not deal with Pippen. BTW that was the greatest in game dunk I have ever seen. I'm sure no Knicks will forget that one.

    Rodman was the games greatest rebounder ever. he was 38 and bringing down the ball. He played excellent D throughout his career, always getting into opponents head and throwing their game off.
  14. Robert George

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    I'd probably move Hakeem and Reggie Miller higher up the charts and Pippen and Shaq should be lower in my opinion.
  15. Robert George

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    Re: tell'em tpmazembe

    The Kinicks beat the Bulls that year. And Rodman's rebounding numbers were not near Wilt's.
  16. soccerfan220

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    Grant Hill? He shouldn't be on there. And if he should, my fav two Spree and Houston should be there. TMAC rules.
  17. nido33

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    Re: tell'em tpmazembe

    chamberlain was the greatest rebounder ever.

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