NBA 75 Crew: Full record of gamers launched throughout the league’s 75th anniversary season
Get ready for a debate folks. The NBA 75 list is here.
As part of the 75th anniversary celebrations, the league will publish a list of the 75 greatest players in NBA history in the first week of the 2021/22 season. A similar list was compiled prior to the 1996/97 season to honor the top 50 players of all time, but given the amount of talent that has come through the league since then, it is possible that some players from the original top 50 could be theirs Stains.
TOP 75 SUMMIT IN NBA HISTORY: 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-11 | 10-1
Who do you think will join the 75th anniversary team?
The top 75 players will be announced on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off and ESPN’s NBA Today starting at 6:00 p.m. tonight through Thursday.
On each of the three days, 25 members of the team will be announced. # NBA75 pic.twitter.com/HLeeV4Bkrk
– NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2021
Which legends of the game will make it onto the list? Which players get the “Snub” label? The Sporting News will update the NBA 75 list below as the names are announced.
NBA 75 Team: Full Player List Revealed
(Note: these are not rankings. Numbers 26-50 will be posted on Wednesday and numbers 51-75 will be posted on Thursday.)
1. Hal Greer
2. Dirk Nowitzki
3. Bob Pettit
4. Oscar Robertson
5. Bill Russell
6. Giannis Antetokounmpo
7. Kevin Durant
8. Elvin Hayes
9. Jerry Lucas
10. Willis Reed
11. Nate Archibald
12. Bob Cousy
13. Dave Cowens
14. James Harden
15. Hakeem Olajuwon
16. Kevin McHale
17. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
18. George Mikan
19. John Stockton
20. Steve Nash
21. Charles Barkley
22. Julius Erving
23. George Gervin
24. Moses Malone
25. David Robinson
When will the NBA 75 list be released?
The team for the 75th anniversary of the NBA will be presented in three parts in the first week of the 2021/22 season.
- The first 25 players revealed: Tuesday, October 19 (6 p.m. ET, TNT)
- The next 25 players were revealed: Wednesday, Oct. 20 (3:00 p.m. ET, ESPN)
- The last 25 players revealed: Thursday, Oct.21 (6 p.m. ET, TNT)
Who is voting on the NBA 75 list?
The team for the 75th anniversary of the NBA was selected by a jury made up of media members, current and former players, coaches and team leaders. The league has not yet announced whether it will share the voting results or put forward certain guidelines that every voter was required to follow. The process appears largely subjective.
How will the NBA celebrate its 75th anniversary season?
There will be several dates in the 2021-22 season schedule of classic matchups, including a competition between the Knicks and Raptors on November 1, which will take place on the 75th anniversary of the NBA’s first regular game of the season. The league will also introduce a special season logo for the 75th anniversary as well as new jerseys in the Classic and City editions.
The Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler, Magic Johnson, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson as well as 14-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki will act as ambassadors throughout the season. Given that they’ll have a significant presence at league events, including the 2022 All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, it’s fair to assume they made the NBA 75 list.