The NBA honors the 75 best players in history: A warm welcome to Jordan and Rodman’s special look

Introduction to Michael Jordan

The NBA Released in October list 75 best player in history, with another name due to equal votes. This Sunday, the vast majority of them gathered in All star game celebrate day ClevelandAnd the Ohio And honor them in between.

Players were selected by a panel of current characters and drawn from the NBAand coaches, CEOs, WNBA legends, and journalists. Of the 76 characters that finished on the list, there are 158 episodes of NBA730 selections for each star game (All Stars) and 110 Awards best player (Most Valuable Player), in addition to scoring more than 1.5 million points.

The audience Cleveland He had the privilege of seeing dozens of stars, some still active, assembled on a podium set up in the center of the field. The deceased was more welcoming copy print, The great idol of the city and the current personality of the league LeBron JamesAnd the best of all, Michael Jordan. There was also standing ovation for Larry birdwho was not present, Charm JohnsonuAkil O’Neill and Dennis Rodmanthe only one who didn’t wear a suit.

The special look of Dennis Rodman, here embracing Michael Jordan, both Chicago Bulls (USA TODAY Sports)

The list preserved the 50 names chosen in 1996 to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, including legends such as Bill Russell, Michael Jordan and Irvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. Among the players added to the new list are some who were dropped in 1996, such as Dominic Wilkins and Dennis Rodmanalong with the big names that came later, like copy print And the Tim DuncanAnd the current stars like LeBron James, Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant.

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Eight other active players are part of the election: Giannis Antetokounmue, Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kowhi Leonard, Damien Lillard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. Six international personalities appear on the list: Himself Giannis Antikunmbor (Greece), Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), Tim Duncan (Virgin Islands), Patrick Ewing (Jamaica), Steve Nash (Canada) and wise you will be (Nigeria). Other foreign players who won tournaments, such as Argentine Emmanuel Ginobili or Spain’s Pau Gasol, were not included.

*Shaquille O’Neal, one of the most praised characters

Here are the 76 players selected, arranged alphabetically by last name:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ray Allen, Giannis Anticonmo, Carmelo Anthony, Nate Archibald, Paul Arizin, Charles Barkley, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Dave Bing, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cozy, Dave Queens, Billy Cunningham, Stephen Carrie, Anthony Davis, Dave Debuschery, Clyde Drexler, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Julius Irving, Patrick Ewing, Walt Fraser, Kevin Garnett, George Gervin, Hal Greer, James Harden, John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Sam Jones, Michael Jordan, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Kohi Leonard, Damien Lillard, Jerry Lucas, Karl Mallon, Moses Malone, Pete Maravich, Bob McAdoo, Kevin McHale, George McCann, Reggie Miller, Earl Monroe, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki , Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olagoon, Robert Parrish, Chris Paul, Gary Payton, Bob Pettit, Paul Pierce, Scottie Pippen, Willis Reed, Oscar Robertson, David Robinson, Dennis Rodman, Bill Russell, Dolph Shays, Bill Sharman, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Nate Thurmond, Wes Unseld, Dwyan E. Wade, Bill Walton, Jerry Wes T, Russell Westbrook, Lenny Wilkins, Dominic Wilkins, and James Worthy.

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