NBA 75th Anniversary Team

As selected in 2021 by a blue-ribbon panel of current and former NBA players, coaches, general managers and team and league executives, WNBA legends and sportswriters and broadcasters.
Voters were asked to select the 75 Greatest Players in NBA History without regard to position. Panelists did not rank their selections.
Current and former players were not allowed to vote for themselves.

76 Players

76 Players Table
Per Game Shooting Advanced
Player From To G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar19701989156036.824.611.
Ray Allen19972014130035.618.
Giannis Antetokounmpo2014202473832.622.
Carmelo Anthony20042022126034.522.
Tiny Archibald1971198487635.618.
Paul Arizin1951196271338.422.
Charles Barkley19852000107336.722.
Rick Barry1966198079436.323.
Elgin Baylor1959197284640.027.413.54.3.431.780104.2.148
Dave Bing1967197890136.420.
Larry Bird1980199289738.424.310.
Kobe Bryant19972016134636.
Wilt Chamberlain19601973104545.830.
Bob Cousy1951197092435.318.
Dave Cowens1971198376638.617.613.
Billy Cunningham1966197665434.320.810.
Stephen Curry2010202490034.324.
Anthony Davis2013202468034.424.
Dave DeBusschere1963197487535.716.
Clyde Drexler19841998108634.620.
Tim Duncan19982016139234.
Kevin Durant20082024100436.727.
Julius Erving1977198783634.322.
Patrick Ewing19862002118334.321.
Walt Frazier1968198082537.518.
Kevin Garnett19962016146234.517.810.
George Gervin1977198679133.526.
Hal Greer19591973112235.519.
James Harden20102024101434.724.
John Havlicek19631978127036.620.
Elvin Hayes19691984130338.421.
Allen Iverson1997201091441.
LeBron James20042024144138.
Magic Johnson1980199690636.719.
Sam Jones1958196987127.917.
Michael Jordan19852003107238.330.
Jason Kidd19952013139136.
Kawhi Leonard2012202464731.619.
Damian Lillard2013202478736.325.
Jerry Lucas1964197482938.817.
Karl Malone19862004147637.
Moses Malone19771995132933.920.612.
Pete Maravich1971198065837.
Bob McAdoo1973198685233.
Kevin McHale1981199397131.
George Mikan1949195643934.423.
Reggie Miller19882005138934.318.
Earl Monroe1968198092632.
Steve Nash19972014121731.314.
Dirk Nowitzki19992019152233.820.
Shaquille O'Neal19932011120734.723.710.
Hakeem Olajuwon19852002123835.721.811.
Robert Parish19771997161128.414.
Chris Paul20062024123234.317.
Gary Payton19912007133535.316.
Bob Pettit1955196579238.826.416.23.0.436.761136.0.213
Paul Pierce19992017134334.
Scottie Pippen19882004117834.916.
Willis Reed1965197465035.518.712.
Oscar Robertson19611974104042.
David Robinson1990200398734.721.
Dennis Rodman1987200091131.77.313.
Bill Russell1957196996342.315.
Dolph Schayes1950196499634.418.512.13.1.380.849142.4.192
Bill Sharman1951196171132.
John Stockton19852003150431.813.12.710.
Isiah Thomas1982199497936.319.
Nate Thurmond1964197796437.
Wes Unseld1969198198436.410.814.
Dwyane Wade20042019105433.922.
Bill Walton1975198746828.313.310.
Jerry West1961197493239.
Russell Westbrook20092024111334.
Lenny Wilkens19611975107735.316.
Dominique Wilkins19831999107435.524.
James Worthy1983199492632.417.

88 Voters

88 Voters Table
Name Affiliation
Kareem Abdul-JabbarFormer NBA player
Marv AlbertFormer broadcaster
David AldridgeSportswriter (The Athletic)
Sam AmickSportswriter (The Athletic)
Giannis AntetokounmpoCurrent NBA player (MIL)
Steve AschburnerSportswriter (
Charles BarkleyBroadcaster (Turner), former NBA player
Rick BarryFormer NBA player
Howard BeckSportswriter (Sports Illustrated)
Dave BingFormer NBA player
Sue BirdCurrent WNBA player (SEA)
Carol BlazejowskiFormer WNBA executive
Mike BreenBroadcaster (ESPN, MSG Network)
Doris BurkeBroadcaster (ESPN)
Jerry ColangeloFormer NBA and WNBA executive
Doug CollinsCurrent NBA executive (CHI)
Cynthia CooperFormer WNBA player
Bob CostasBroadcaster
Dave CowensFormer NBA player
Billy CunninghamFormer NBA player
Stephen CurryCurrent NBA player (GSW)
Clyde DrexlerFormer NBA player
Tim DuncanFormer NBA player
David DuPreeFormer sportswriter
Wayne EmbryFormer NBA player
Julius ErvingFormer NBA player
Patrick EwingFormer NBA player
Walt FrazierFormer NBA player
George GervinFormer NBA player
Russ GranikFormer NBA executive
Becky HammonCurrent NBA coach (SAS), former WNBA player
Elvin HayesFormer NBA player
Ernie JohnsonFormer NBA player
Magic JohnsonFormer NBA player
Sam JonesFormer NBA player
Michael JordanFormer NBA player
Steve KerrCurrent NBA coach (GSW), former NBA player
Bob LanierFormer NBA player
Kara LawsonCurrent NCAAW coach (Duke), former WNBA player
Lisa LeslieFormer WNBA player
Nancy LiebermanFormer WNBA player
Zach LoweSportswriter (ESPN)
Jerry LucasFormer NBA player
Jackie MacMullanFormer sportswriter
Jack McCallumSportswriter (Sports Illustrated)
Brian McIntyreFormer NBA executive
Ann MeyersFormer WNBA executive
Yoko MiyajiSportswriter (Sports Graphic Number)
Earl MonroeFormer NBA player
Steve NashCurrent NBA coach (BRK), former NBA player
Rachel NicholsBroadcaster
Dirk NowitzkiFormer NBA player
Shaquille O'NealBroadcaster (Turner), former NBA player
Robert ParishFormer NBA player
Candace ParkerCurrent WNBA player (CHI)
Chris PaulCurrent NBA player (PHO)
Bob PettitFormer NBA player
Scottie PippenFormer NBA player
Gregg PopovichCurrent NBA coach (SAS)
Shaun PowellSportswriter (
Ahmad RashadBroadcaster (NBA)
Willis ReedFormer NBA player
Tim ReynoldsSportswriter (Associated Press)
Bill RhodenSportswriter (ESPN)
Pat RileyCurrent NBA executive (MIA)
Oscar RobertsonFormer NBA player
David RobinsonFormer NBA player
Bill RussellFormer NBA player
Bob RyanFormer sportswriter
Bill SimmonsSportswriter (The Ringer)
Sam SmithSportswriter (
Stephen A. SmithBroadcaster (ESPN)
Marc SpearsSportswriter (ESPN)
Erik SpoelstraCurrent NBA coach (MIA)
John StocktonFormer NBA player
Hannah StormBroadcaster (ESPN)
Sheryl SwoopesFormer WNBA player
Isiah ThomasFormer NBA player
Rod ThornFormer NBA player
Rudy TomjanovichFormer NBA player
Peter VecseyFormer sportswriter
Bill WaltonBroadcaster (ESPN), former NBA player
Rick WeltsCurrent NBA executive (GSW)
Jerry WestCurrent NBA executive (LAC), former NBA player
Michael WilbonSportswriter (ESPN)
Lenny WilkensFormer NBA player
James WorthyFormer NBA player
Jeff ZillgittSportswriter (USA Today)

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