NBA's 75 greatest players of all time

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The NBA will be celebrating its 75th year in 2021-22. Part of that celebration will include the unveiling the list of 75 great players in NBA history. It's been 25 years since the league revealed its 50 greatest NBA players. This marked the beginning of a season-long celebration for the NBA 50th anniversary. 47 of the 50 NBA All-Star Game players were recognized in person during halftime in Cleveland in 1997. As a tribute to this moment, the 2022 All-Star Game will be returning to Cleveland.

A blue-ribbon panel made up of current and former players, coaches and general managers, as well as team executives, selected the 75th anniversary NBA team. Tuesday night saw the unveiling of the first 25 members of this team. They represent a variety of positions and eras throughout NBA history. The next 25 players will be announced on Wednesday, March 3, at 3 p.m. ET on NBA Today. ET on ESPN and ESPN App. The final 25 players will be announced on Wednesday on NBA Today (3 p.m. ET). The list will then be completed on Thursday on TNT at 6:05 p.m. ET.

Below is the complete list of players that have been announced.

Stats: 24.6 PPG and 11.2 RPG, respectively, in 20 seasons with Milwaukee Bucks (1969–70 to 1974–75) or Los Angeles Lakers (1975–76 to 1988–89); NBA's career-leading scorer in total points.

Achievements: 19-time All-Star and 15-time All-NBA, eleven-time All-Defensive Team, six-time MVP and two-time Finals MVP. 1969-70 Rookies of the Year. Two-time scoring champ. Four-time blocks champ. 1975-76 rebounding champ. Six-time NBA champion.

Stats: 20.9 PPG and 9.1 RPG, respectively, in eight seasons (2013-14 to 2020-21), 4.5 APG

Achievements: Five-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA team, four-time All-Defensive Team, two-time MVP. 2019-20 Defensive player of the year, 2016-17 Most Improved player, 2021 Finals MVP. 2021 NBA champion.

Stats: 18.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 7.4 APG in 13 seasons with Cincinnati Royals/KC-Omaha/Kansas City Kings (1970-71 to 1975-76), New York Nets (1976-77), Boston Celtics (1978-79 to 1982-83) and Milwaukee Bucks (1983-84).

Achievements: Six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA scoring and assists champion, 1981 All-Star MVP, 1981 NBA Champion.

Stats: 22.1 PPG and 11.7 RPG, 3.9 Average Per Game in 16 Seasons with Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1985 to 1991-1992), Phoenix Suns (92-93 to 1995-1996) and Houston Rockets (96-97 to 1999–00).

Achievements: 11-time All-Star and 11-time All-NBA MVP, 1992-93 MVP, 1991 All-Star MVP MVP, 1986-87 rebounding champion.

Stats: 18.4 PPG and 5.2 RPG, respectively, in 14 seasons with Boston Celtics (1950-51) to 1962-63) as well as Cincinnati Royals (1969-73)

Accomplishments: 13-time All-Star, 12-time All-NBA, eight-time assists champ, 1956-57 MVP, two-time All-Star MVP, six-time NBA champion.

Stats: 13.6 RPG, 17.6 PPG, 3.8 APG over 11 seasons with Boston Celtics (1970–71 to 1979–80) and Milwaukee Bucks (82–83).

Achievements: Eight-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA MVP, 1972-73 MVP, 1973 All-Star MVP. 1970-71 Rookies of the Year.

Stats: 27.0 PPG and 7.1 RPG, 4.2% APG in 14 seasons of Seattle SuperSonics (2007–08), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008) to 2015-16, Golden State Warriors (2016-17, 2018-19), Brooklyn Nets (2019-20, 2020-21)*.

Achievements: 11-time All-Star and nine-time All-NBA MVP, 2013-14 MVP. 2007-08 Rookie-of-the-Year.

Stats: 22.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 3.9 APG in 11 NBA season with Philadelphia 76ers (1976-1977 to 1986-1987); also played five ABA season with Virginia Squires (1971–72 to 1972-73) & New York Nets (1973–74 to 1975–76).

Achievements: 11-time NBA All-Star; seven-time All-NBA MVP, 1980-81 MVP and two-time NBA All-Star MVP. 1983 NBA champion.

Stats: 26.2 PPG and 4.6 RPG. 2.8 APG in 10 NBA season with San Antonio Spurs (1976-1977 to 1984-85), and Chicago Bulls (85-86); also played four ABA years with Virginia Squires (1972-1973 to 1973-74) as well as San Antonio Spurs (1773-74 to 1975–76).

Achievements: Nine-time NBA All-Star and seven-time All-NBA MVP in 1980. Four-time NBA scoring champion.

Stats: 19.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 4.0 APG in 15 seasons with Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (1958-59 to 1972-73).

Achievements: Ten-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA MVP, 1968 All-Star MVP, 1967 NBA Champion

Stats: 25.1 ppg, 5.5 RPG and 6.5 APG in 12 season with Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-10 through 2011-12), Houston Rockets (2nd-13 to 2020-21), and Brooklyn Nets (20-21).

Achievements: Nine-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA. Three-time scoring champ. 2016-17 assist champ. 2017-18 MVP. 2011-12 Sixth Man.

Stats: 21.0 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 1.8 APG in 16 season with San Diego/Houston Rockets (1968-69 to 1971-72; 1981-82 to 1983-84) and Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (1972-73 to 1980-81) .

Achievements: 12 times All-Star, six-time All-NBA team, 1968-69 scoring champion, two-time rebounding champ and 1978 NBA champion.

Stats: 15.6 RPG, 17.0 PPG, 3.3 APG in 11 Seasons with Cincinnati Royals (1963–64 to 1969–70), San Francisco Warriors (1969–70 to 1970-71) & New York Knicks (71–72 to 1973–74).

Achievements: Seven-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA. 1963-64 Rookie MVP. 1965 All-Star MVP. 1973 NBA champion.

Stats: 20.6 ppg, 12.2 RPG and 1.3 BPG in 19 NBA season with Buffalo Braves (1976–77 to 1981–82), Houston Rockets (1985-85 to 1985-86; 1993–94), Washington Bullets (2198-87 to 1987–88), Atlanta Hawks (288-89 to 1990–91), Milwaukee Bucks (291-92 to 1992-93) e San Antonio Spurs (394-95); also played two ABA Seasons with Utah Stars (1974-55) and Spirits of St. Louis (75 and Spirits of St. Louis) (1975–76)

Achievements: Twelve-time NBA All-Star, Eight-time All-NBA team, three-time NBA MVP and 1983 Finals MVP. Six-time NBA rebounding champ. 1983 NBA champion.

Stats: Boston Celtics, 1980-81 to 1992-1993, 17.9 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 1.7 BPG.

Achievements: Six-time All-Star, 1986-87 All-NBA team, seven-time All-Star, six-time All-Defensive teams, two-time Sixth Man Of The Year, three-time NBA champion

Stats: 23.1 PPG and 13.4 RPG, 2.8 AP in seven seasons with Minneapolis Lakers (1948-1949 to 1955-56).

Achievements: Four-time All-Star, six-time All-BAA/NBA MVP, 1953 All-Star MVP. Three-time scoring champ. 1952-53 rebounding champ. Five-time BAA/NBA champ.

Stats: 14.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 8.5 apg in 18 seasons with Phoenix Suns (96-97 to 1997–98; 2004-05 and 2011-12), Dallas Mavericks (98-99 to 2003-04), and Los Angeles Lakers (12-13 to 2013-14).

Accomplishments: Eight-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA, five-time assists champ, two-time MVP.

Stats: 20.7 PPG and 7.5 RPG, respectively, in 21 seasons (1998-1999 to 2018-19) with Dallas Mavericks

Accomplishments: 14-time All-Star, 12-time All-NBA, 2006-07 MVP, 2011 Finals MVP, 2011 NBA champion.

Stats: 21.8 PPG and 11.1 RPG in 18 seasons (1984-85 to2000-01) and Toronto Raptors 2001-02; NBA's career leader for total blocks.

Achievements: Twelve-time All-Star, twelve-time All-NBA and nine-time All-Defensive teams, 1993-94 MVP. Two-time Defensive Players of the Year. Three-time blocks champ. Two-time NBA champion.

Stats: 26.4 PPG and 16.2 RPG in 11 seasons with Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1955 to 1964-1965).

Achievements: 11-time All-Star and 11-time All-NBA MVP, two-time MVP. Four-time All-Star MVP. Two-time scoring champ. 1958 NBA champion.

Stats: 12.9 RPG, 18.7 PPG, 1.8 APG over 10 seasons (1964-65 to 1973-1974).

Achievements: Seven-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA team, 1969-70 All-Defensive Team, 1969-70 NBA MVP. 1964-65 Rookie MVP. 1970 All-Star MVP. Two-time Finals MVP.

Stats: 25.7 PPG and 7.5 RPG in 14 seasons with Cincinnati Royals (1960–61 to 1969–70) and Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71 to 1973–74).

Achievements: 12-time All-Star, eleven-time All-NBA MVP, 1963-64 MVP and 1960-61 Rookie-of-the-Year, three-time All-Star MVP MVP, six-time Assists champ, 1971 NBA Champion

Stats: 21.1 PPG and 10.6 RPG respectively, in 14 seasons (1989-90 to 2002/03) with San Antonio Spurs.

Achievements: Ten-time All-Star, ten-time All-NBA, eight-time All-Defensive Team, 1994-95 MVP. 1989-90 Rookie Player of the year. 1993-94 scoring champ. 1990-91 rebounding champ. 1991-92 blocks champ. Two-time NBA champion.

Stats: 15.1 PPG and 22.5 RPG, respectively, in 13 seasons (1956-57, 1968-69), with Boston Celtics

Achievements: Twelve-time All-Star, eleven-time All-NBA MVP, five-time MVP and 1963 All-Star MVP. Four-time rebounding champ. 11-time NBA champion.

Stats: 13.1 ppg, 10.5 apg, 2.2 spg in 19 seasons with Utah Jazz (1984-1985 to 2002-03); NBA's career-leader in total assists, steals.

Achievements: Ten-time All-Star, eleven-time All-NBA and five-time All-Defensive Team, nine-time assists champs, two-time steals champs, 1993 All-Star MVP.

*All stats/accomplishments for active players are entering the 2021-22 season.

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