Panelists unveil ballots for NBA’s Greatest 75 players: Jordan, LeBron, Wilt and also Sikma, Horry

When making out a list of the Greatest 75 players in NBA history, there are bound to be some selections that might seem like a head scratcher.

Of course, players like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Oscar Robertson, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard, George Mikan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be on any list of the Top 75 great players. The trick is where they appear on any given list.

Jordan was No. 3 on one list. LeBron didn’t make everyone’s Top 5. Kobe was No. 14 on one list, No. 15 on another. Recent Hall of Fame inductee Chris Bosh showed up on fewer lists (2) than Ben Wallace (4). Even Jack Sikma, a seven-time All-Star, and Robert Horry, a seven-time NBA champion, got a vote.

Today, we reveal how each panelist voted. And they offered a video explanation on why they voted as they did. The panel consisted of Jeff Zillgitt, Mark Medina, Nancy Armour, Dan Wolken, Matt Eppers, Larry Starks and Larry Berger of USA TODAY; Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic; Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal; Berry Tramel of the Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman; Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal; Omari Sankofa of the Detroit Free Press; and former USA TODAY NBA writers J Michael and Greg Boeck.

JEFF ZILLGITT

Zillgitt has been a national NBA reporter for the past 12 years at USA TODAY.

  1. LeBron James

  2. Michael Jordan

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Wilt Chamberlain

  5. Magic Johnson

  6. Bill Russell

  7. Shaquille O’Neal

  8. Kobe Bryant

  9. Tim Duncan

  10. Larry Bird

  11. Kevin Durant

  12. Oscar Robertson

  13. Hakeem Olajuwon

  14. Karl Malone

  15. Stephen Curry

  16. Julius Erving

  17. Jerry West

  18. Moses Malone

  19. Dirk Nowitzki

  20. Elgin Baylor

  21. David Robinson

  22. Charles Barkley

  23. Bob Pettit

  24. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  25. Scottie Pippen

  26. Kevin Garnett

  27. Dwyane Wade

  28. Kawhi Leonard

  29. John Stockton

  30. James Harden

  31. Allen Iverson

  32. Steve Nash

  33. Isiah Thomas

  34. John Havlicek

  35. Chris Paul

  36. Patrick Ewing

  37. Jason Kidd

  38. George Mikan

  39. Russell Westbrook

  40. Dominique Wilkins

  41. Bob Cousy

  42. Walt Frazier

  43. George Gervin

  44. Anthony Davis

  45. Rick Barry

  46. Kevin McHale

  47. Dolph Schayes

  48. Elvin Hayes

  49. Clyde Drexler

  50. Reggie Miller

  51. Paul Pierce

  52. Bob McAdoo

  53. James Worthy

  54. Gary Payton

  55. Ray Allen

  56. Manu Ginobili

  57. Kyrie Irving

  58. Carmelo Anthony

  59. Damian Lillard

  60. Tracy McGrady

  61. Vince Carter

  62. Tony Parker

  63. Wes Unseld

  64. Dennis Rodman

  65. Alex English

  66. Bill Walton

  67. Bernard King

  68. Pete Maravich

  69. Willis Reed

  70. Earl Monroe

  71. Bob Lanier

  72. Paul Arizin

  73. Nikola Jokic

  74. Dave Cowens

  75. Dwight Howard

MARK MEDINA

Medina has been a national NBA reporter for the past two years at USA TODAY. He also has covered the Warriors and Lakers for newspapers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. LeBron James

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Bill Russell

  5. Magic Johnson

  6. Larry Bird

  7. Kobe Bryant

  8. Tim Duncan

  9. Shaquille O’Neal

  10. Hakeem Olajuwon

  11. Wilt Chamberlain

  12. Stephen Curry

  13. Oscar Robertson

  14. Kevin Durant

  15. Jerry West

  16. Julius Erving

  17. Karl Malone

  18. Dirk Nowitzki

  19. Moses Malone

  20. Scottie Pippen

  21. Elgin Baylor

  22. Kevin Garnett

  23. Charles Barkley

  24. David Robinson

  25. Kawhi Leonard

  26. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  27. Dwyane Wade

  28. John Stockton

  29. Steve Nash

  30. Isiah Thomas

  31. Allen Iverson

  32. Jason Kidd

  33. James Harden

  34. John Havlicek

  35. George Mikan

  36. Kevin McHale

  37. Patrick Ewing

  38. Bob Pettit

  39. Walt Frazier

  40. Chris Paul

  41. Bob Cousy

  42. Ray Allen

  43. Reggie Miller

  44. Dominique Wilkens

  45. Rick Barry

  46. Clyde Drexler

  47. Elvin Hayes

  48. George Gervin

  49. Russell Westbrook

  50. Anthony Davis

  51. Carmelo Anthony

  52. Bill Walton

  53. James Worthy

  54. Tracy McGrady

  55. Klay Thompson

  56. Gary Payton

  57. Vince Carter

  58. Chris Mullin

  59. Pau Gasol

  60. Paul Pierce

  61. Draymond Green

  62. Wes Unseld

  63. Bob McAdoo

  64. Dennis Rodman

  65. Manu Ginobili

  66. Willis Reed

  67. Robert Parish

  68. Alonzo Mourning

  69. Earl Monroe

  70. Dave Cowens

  71. Alex English

  72. Pete Maravich

  73. Bernard King

  74. Tony Parker

  75. Damian Lillard

MATT EPPERS

Eppers is a NBA digital producer at USA TODAY

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. LeBron James

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Bill Russell

  5. Magic Johnson

  6. Wilt Chamberlain

  7. Larry Bird

  8. Kobe Bryant

  9. Jerry West

  10. Oscar Robertson

  11. Tim Duncan

  12. Hakeem Olajuwon

  13. Kevin Durant

  14. Shaquille O’Neal

  15. Moses Malone

  16. Elgin Baylor

  17. Stephen Curry

  18. Julius Erving

  19. John Havlicek

  20. Scottie Pippen

  21. Dirk Nowitzki

  22. Kevin Garnett

  23. Kawhi Leonard

  24. Karl Malone

  25. Dwyane Wade

  26. Charles Barkley

  27. Isiah Thomas

  28. Allen Iverson

  29. Steve Nash

  30. Bob Cousy

  31. David Robinson

  32. Chris Paul

  33. Rick Barry

  34. John Stockton

  35. Walt Frazier

  36. James Harden

  37. Bill Walton

  38. George Gervin

  39. Willis Reed

  40. Jason Kidd

  41. Kevin McHale

  42. Bob Pettit

  43. Patrick Ewing

  44. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  45. Russell Westbrook

  46. Dave Cowens

  47. George Mikan

  48. Gary Payton

  49. Ray Allen

  50. Clyde Drexler

  51. Elvin Hayes

  52. James Worthy

  53. Paul Pierce

  54. Dominique Wilkins

  55. Carmelo Anthony

  56. Tracy McGrady

  57. Bernard King

  58. Dwight Howard

  59. Hal Greer

  60. Wes Unseld

  61. Nate Thurmond

  62. Paul Arizin

  63. Bob McAdoo

  64. Alex English

  65. Reggie Miller

  66. Dave DeBusschere

  67. Robert Parish

  68. Dennis Rodman

  69. Damian Lillard

  70. Dolph Schayes

  71. Tommy Heinsohn

  72. Earl Monroe

  73. Tiny Archibald

  74. Pete Maravich

  75. Tony Parker

NANCY ARMOUR

Armour is a national sports columnist at USA TODAY. She previously covered Chicago’s professional and college teams, including the NBA’s Bull, for The Associated Press.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. Bill Russell

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Magic Johnson

  5. George Mikan

  6. LeBron James

  7. Larry Bird

  8. Oscar Robertson

  9. Stephen Curry

  10. Wilt Chamberlain

  11. Julius Erving

  12. Scottie Pippen

  13. Shaquille O’Neal

  14. Kobe Bryant

  15. Hakeem Olajuwon

  16. Tim Duncan

  17. Kevin Durant

  18. Dennis Rodman

  19. Bob Cousy

  20. Moses Malone

  21. Russell Westbrook

  22. Karl Malone

  23. John Stockton

  24. John Havlicek

  25. Sam Jones

  26. David Robinson

  27. Jerry West

  28. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  29. Jason Kidd

  30. Draymond Green

  31. Gary Payton

  32. Dirk Nowitzki

  33. Rick Barry

  34. Elgin Baylor

  35. Charles Barkley

  36. James Worthy

  37. Allen Iverson

  38. Ray Allen

  39. Steve Nash

  40. Robert Parish

  41. George Gervin

  42. Isiah Thomas

  43. Walt Frazier

  44. Dave Cowens

  45. Dave DeBusschere

  46. Kevin McHale

  47. Dwight Howard

  48. Willis Reed

  49. Paul Arizin

  50. Dikembe Mutombo

  51. Joe Dumars

  52. Kawhi Leonard

  53. Bill Walton

  54. Kevin Garnett

  55. Nikola Jokic

  56. Damian Lillard

  57. Patrick Ewing

  58. Bob Pettit

  59. Dan Issel

  60. K.C. Jones

  61. James Harden

  62. Dwyane Wade

  63. Wes Unseld

  64. Earl Monroe

  65. Yao Ming

  66. Elvin Hayes

  67. Chris Paul

  68. Dolph Schayes

  69. Clyde Drexler

  70. Bob Lanier

  71. Dominique Wilkins

  72. Reggie Miller

  73. Ben Wallace

  74. Gail Goodrich

  75. Manu Ginobili

DAN WOLKEN

Wolken is a national sports columnist at USA TODAY.

  1. LeBron James

  2. Michael Jordan

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Magic Johnson

  5. Wilt Chamberlain

  6. Larry Bird

  7. Tim Duncan

  8. Bill Russell

  9. Kobe Bryant

  10. Shaquille O’Neal

  11. Kevin Durant

  12. Hakeem Olajuwon

  13. Stephen Curry

  14. Julius Erving

  15. Oscar Robertson

  16. Dirk Nowitzski

  17. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  18. Jerry West

  19. David Robinson

  20. Scottie Pippen

  21. Moses Malone

  22. Isiah Thomas

  23. Kevin Garnett

  24. Bob Pettit

  25. Kawhi Leonard

  26. Charles Barkley

  27. Allen Iverson

  28. Dwyane Wade

  29. Elgin Baylor

  30. Steve Nash

  31. John Stockton

  32. John Havlicek

  33. George Mikan

  34. Patrick Ewing

  35. Kevin McHale

  36. James Harden

  37. Karl Malone

  38. Walt Frazier

  39. Jason Kidd

  40. Chris Paul

  41. Rick Barry

  42. Dominique Wilkins

  43. Elvin Hayes

  44. Pete Maravich

  45. Bob Cousy

  46. Bill Walton

  47. George Gervin

  48. Tracy McGrady

  49. Russell Westbrook

  50. Ray Allen

  51. Anthony Davis

  52. James Worthy

  53. Reggie Miller

  54. Gary Payton

  55. Paul Pierce

  56. Carmelo Anthony

  57. Vince Carter

  58. Clyde Drexler

  59. Wes Unseld

  60. Earl Monroe

  61. Robert Parish

  62. Willis Reed

  63. Bernard King

  64. Dennis Rodman

  65. Alex English

  66. Tony Parker

  67. Dennis Johnson

  68. Dan Issel

  69. Dikembe Mutombo

  70. Alonzo Mourning

  71. Paul Gasol

  72. Manu Ginobili

  73. Dave Cowens

  74. Bob McAdoo

  75. Damian Lillard

LARRY STARKS

Starks is the NBA/Breaking News Editor at USA TODAY. He was the NBA Coordinating Editor at ESPN and previously covered the Clippers for the National Sports Daily and the Lakers for the Pasadena Star-News.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. Oscar Robertson

  3. Wilt Chamberlain

  4. Bill Russell

  5. Kobe Bryant

  6. LeBron James

  7. Magic Johnson

  8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  9. Kevin Durant

  10. Jerry West

  11. Elgin Baylor

  12. Julius Erving

  13. Larry Bird

  14. Hakeem Olajuwon

  15. Tim Duncan

  16. Elvin Hayes

  17. Shaquille O’Neal

  18. Moses Malone

  19. Dirk Nowitzki

  20. Patrick Ewing

  21. David Robinson

  22. Stephen Curry

  23. George Gervin

  24. Bob Pettit

  25. Dwyane Wade

  26. Karl Malone

  27. Kevin Garnett

  28. Scottie Pippen

  29. George Mikan

  30. Ray Allen

  31. Anthony Davis

  32. John Havlicek

  33. Allen Iverson

  34. James Worthy

  35. Charles Barkley

  36. Kawhi Leonard

  37. Dolph Schayes

  38. James Harden

  39. Isiah Thomas

  40. Bob Cousy

  41. Chris Paul

  42. Dominique Wilkins

  43. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  44. Rick Barry

  45. John Stockton

  46. Paul Arizin

  47. Steve Nash

  48. Dave DeBusschere

  49. Russell Westbrook

  50. Gary Payton

  51. Chris Bosh

  52. Vince Carter

  53. Bob McAdoo

  54. Hal Greer

  55. Paul Pierce

  56. Clyde Drexler

  57. Jason Kidd

  58. Carmelo Anthony

  59. Nate Thurman

  60. Kevin McHale

  61. Kyrie Irving

  62. Pete Maravich

  63. Willis Reed

  64. Dennis Rodman

  65. Tracy McGrady

  66. Bob Lanier

  67. Bill Sharmon

  68. Robert Parish

  69. Dave Cowens

  70. Dwight Howard

  71. Sam Jones

  72. Reggie Miller

  73. Walt Frazier

  74. Lenny Wilkens

  75. Wes Unseld

DUANE RANKIN

Rankin covers the Phoenix Suns for the Arizona Republic.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. Magic Johnson

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Bill Russell

  5. Kobe Bryant

  6. LeBron James

  7. Wilt Chamberlain

  8. Tim Duncan

  9. Hakeem Olajuwon

  10. Jerry West

  11. Elgin Baylor

  12. Larry Bird

  13. Moses Malone

  14. Shaquille O’Neal

  15. Oscar Robertson

  16. Kevin Durant

  17. Julius Erving

  18. Karl Malone

  19. Kevin McHale

  20. Isiah Thomas

  21. Stephen Curry

  22. David Robinson

  23. Charles Barkley

  24. Rick Barry

  25. Dennis Rodman

  26. John Havlicek

  27. Allen Iverson

  28. Bob Pettit

  29. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  30. John Stockton

  31. Willis Reed

  32. Dwyane Wade

  33. Sam Jones

  34. George Mikan

  35. Walt Frazier

  36. Dominique Wilkins

  37. Manu Ginobili

  38. Bob Cousy

  39. Gary Payton

  40. Scottie Pippen

  41. Kawhi Leonard

  42. Jason Kidd

  43. Dirk Nowitzki

  44. Tony Parker

  45. James Worthy

  46. Bob McAdoo

  47. Steve Nash

  48. Kevin Garnett

  49. Patrick Ewing

  50. Reggie Miller

  51. Ben Wallace

  52. Tiny Archibald

  53. Ray Allen

  54. Bernard King

  55. Bill Walton

  56. Russell Westbrook

  57. Grant Hill

  58. James Harden

  59. Clyde Drexler

  60. Pete Maravich

  61. Chris Paul

  62. Earl Monroe

  63. George Gervin

  64. Billy Cunningham

  65. Derrick Rose

  66. Alex English

  67. Lenny Wilkens

  68. Jerry Lucas

  69. Dwight Howard

  70. Wes Unseld

  71. Elvin Hayes

  72. Dave Cowens

  73. Hal Greer

  74. Sidney Moncrief

  75. Tracy McGrady

JIM OWCZARSKI

Owczarski covers the Milwaukee Bucks for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. Wilt Chamberlain

  3. LeBron James

  4. Oscar Robertson

  5. Magic Johnson

  6. Kevin Durant

  7. Hakeem Olajuwon

  8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  9. Shaquille O’Neal

  10. Kobe Bryant

  11. Larry Bird

  12. Tim Duncan

  13. Bill Russell

  14. Chris Paul

  15. Stephen Curry

  16. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  17. Russell Westbrook

  18. Kawhi Leonard

  19. Kevin Garnett

  20. Moses Malone

  21. Jason Kidd

  22. Dirk Nowitzki

  23. Rick Barry

  24. Jerry West

  25. Steve Nash

  26. Scottie Pippen

  27. Reggie Miller

  28. Bob Pettit

  29. David Robinson

  30. Isiah Thomas

  31. Karl Malone

  32. Elgin Baylor

  33. Dwayne Wade

  34. John Havlicek

  35. Sam Jones

  36. Dolph Schayes

  37. Elvin Hayes

  38. Allen Iverson

  39. Paul Arizin

  40. Julius Erving

  41. Charles Barkley

  42. Patrick Ewing

  43. Dave DeBusschere

  44. James Harden

  45. John Stockton

  46. Tony Parker

  47. Pete Maravich

  48. George Gervin

  49. George Mikan

  50. Dave Bing

  51. Willis Reed

  52. Dave Cowens

  53. Walt Frazier

  54. Wes Unseld

  55. Earl Monroe

  56. Gary Payton

  57. Billy Cunningham

  58. Dominique Wilkins

  59. Carmelo Anthony

  60. Adrian Dantley

  61. Bernard King

  62. Alex English

  63. Bob Lanier

  64. Clyde Drexler

  65. Nate Thurmond

  66. Kevin McHale

  67. Ray Allen

  68. Artis Gilmore

  69. Vince Carter

  70. Bob Cousy

  71. Neil Johnston

  72. Vern Mikkelson

  73. Ed Macauley

  74. Pau Gasol

  75. Dennis Rodman

LARRY BERGER

Berger is a Senior Video Producer at USA Today. He formerly worked for the NBA for 16 years, where he interviewed and created content featuring the league’s earliest stars from the 1940’s through present-day All-Stars.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  3. Lebron James

  4. Wilt Chamberlain

  5. Kobe Bryant

  6. Bill Russell

  7. Magic Johnson

  8. Shaquille O’Neal

  9. Larry Bird

  10. Oscar Robertson

  11. Tim Duncan

  12. Jerry West

  13. Hakeem Olajuwon

  14. Dirk Nowitzki

  15. Allen Iverson

  16. Julius Erving

  17. Karl Malone

  18. Kevin Durant

  19. Elgin Baylor

  20. Stephen Curry

  21. Isiah Thomas

  22. Moses Malone

  23. John Havlicek

  24. Kevin Garnett

  25. George Mikan

  26. Charles Barkley

  27. David Robinson

  28. John Stockton

  29. Scottie Pippen

  30. Bob Cousy

  31. Bob Pettit

  32. Rick Barry

  33. Ray Allen

  34. Dwyane Wade

  35. Dominique Wilkins

  36. James Harden

  37. Elvin Hayes

  38. Paul Pierce

  39. Dolph Schayes

  40. Walt Frazier

  41. Jason Kidd

  42. Kevin McHale

  43. Reggie Miller

  44. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  45. Patrick Ewing

  46. Gary Payton

  47. Paul Arizin

  48. Kawhi Leonard

  49. Russell Westbrook

  50. George Gervin

  51. Steve Nash

  52. Willis Reed

  53. Clyde Drexler

  54. Bob Lanier

  55. Chris Paul

  56. Carmelo Anthony

  57. Anthony Davis

  58. Pete Maravich

  59. Earl Monroe

  60. Robert Parish

  61. Tony Parker

  62. Adrian Dantley

  63. James Worthy

  64. Bill Sharman

  65. Damian Lillard

  66. Dave Bing

  67. Chris Bosh

  68. Lenny Wilkens

  69. Dave Cowens

  70. Slater Martin

  71. Dikembe Mutombo

  72. Kyrie Irving

  73. Wes Unseld

  74. Hal Greer

  75. Robert Horry

J MICHAEL

J Michael was a national NBA writer for USA TODAY and also covered the Indiana Pacers for the Indianapolis Star. He is currently the sports editor at the Orlando Sentinel.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. Magic Johnson

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Hakeem Olajuwon

  5. LeBron James

  6. Wilt Chamberlain

  7. Bill Russell

  8. Tim Duncan

  9. Larry Bird

  10. Shaquille O’Neal

  11. Julius Erving

  12. Kevin Durant

  13. Stephen Curry

  14. Jerry West

  15. Kobe Bryant

  16. Scottie Pippen

  17. Kevin Garnett

  18. Moses Malone

  19. Kevin McHale

  20. Dwyane Wade

  21. Karl Malone

  22. Patrick Ewing

  23. Charles Barkley

  24. Oscar Robertson

  25. Isiah Thomas

  26. Rick Barry

  27. Jason Kidd

  28. Dirk Nowitzki

  29. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  30. John Stockton

  31. Reggie Miller

  32. Elgin Baylor

  33. Gary Payton

  34. Bill Walton

  35. Chris Paul

  36. John Havlicek

  37. Pau Gasol

  38. George Gervin

  39. Bob McAdoo

  40. Earl Monroe

  41. Wes Unseld

  42. Kawhi Leonard

  43. Willis Reed

  44. Dwight Howard

  45. Elvin Hayes

  46. David Robinson

  47. Manu Ginobili

  48. James Harden

  49. Russell Westbrook

  50. Allen Iverson

  51. Sidney Moncrief

  52. Paul Pierce

  53. Dominique Wilkins

  54. Tiny Archibald

  55. Ray Allen

  56. Klay Thompson

  57. Carmelo Anthony

  58. Jerry Lucas

  59. Bob Pettit

  60. Jack Sikma

  61. Dave Bing

  62. Dave Cowens

  63. Dave DeBusschere

  64. Nate Thurmond

  65. Artis Gilmore

  66. Tracy McGrady

  67. Bob Lanier

  68. Pete Maravich

  69. Alex English

  70. Tony Parker

  71. Robert Parish

  72. James Worthy

  73. Bernard King

  74. George Mikan

  75. Steve Nash

MARLA RIDENOUR

Ridenour is a sports columnist at the Akron Beacon Journal and has also covered the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. LeBron James

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Magic Johnson

  5. Wilt Chamberlain

  6. Bill Russell

  7. Kobe Bryant

  8. Larry Bird

  9. Shaquille O’Neal

  10. Tim Duncan

  11. Oscar Robertson

  12. Kevin Durant

  13. Hakeem Olajuwon

  14. Stephen Curry

  15. Julius Erving

  16. Moses Malone

  17. Karl Malone

  18. Kevin Garnett

  19. Elgin Baylor

  20. Dirk Nowitzki

  21. Charles Barkley

  22. Jerry West

  23. Kawhi Leonard

  24. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  25. Allen Iverson

  26. Scottie Pippen

  27. Dwyane Wade

  28. John Stockton

  29. Isiah Thomas

  30. John Havlicek

  31. David Robinson

  32. George Mikan

  33. Steve Nash

  34. Jason Kidd

  35. Bob Pettit

  36. Walt Frazier

  37. Patrick Ewing

  38. Bob Cousy

  39. Russell Westbrook

  40. Wes Unseld

  41. Clyde Drexler

  42. Kevin McHale

  43. George Gervin

  44. Elvin Hayes

  45. Rick Barry

  46. Vince Carter

  47. Dominique Wilkins

  48. Bill Walton

  49. Tiny Archibald

  50. Gary Payton

  51. James Worthy

  52. Reggie Miller

  53. Anthony Davis

  54. Willis Reed

  55. Dennis Rodman

  56. Earl Monroe

  57. Bob McAdoo

  58. Robert Parish

  59. Dave Cowens

  60. Alex English

  61. Pete Maravich

  62. Damian Lillard

  63. Dikembe Mutombo

  64. Artis Gilmore

  65. Nate Thurmond

  66. Jerry Lucas

  67. Dolph Schayes

  68. Bernard King

  69. Manu Ginobli

  70. Alonzo Mourning

  71. James Harden

  72. Nikola Jokic

  73. Chris Paul

  74. Lenny Wilkens

  75. Ray Allen

BERRY TRAMEL

Tramel is a sports columnist at the Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman.

  1. LeBron James

  2. Michael Jordan

  3. Bill Russell

  4. Wilt Chamberlain

  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  6. Oscar Robertson

  7. Kobe Bryant

  8. Tim Duncan

  9. Shaquille O’Neal

  10. Karl Malone

  11. Jerry West

  12. Hakeem Olajuwon

  13. Larry Bird

  14. Magic Johnson

  15. Elgin Baylor

  16. Bob Pettit

  17. Dirk Nowitzki

  18. Bob Cousy

  19. Stephen Curry

  20. John Stockton

  21. Kevin Durant

  22. Charles Barkley

  23. Chris Paul

  24. George Mikan

  25. Julius Erving

  26. Dolph Schayes

  27. John Havlicek

  28. Rick Barry

  29. James Harden

  30. David Robinson

  31. Kevin Garnett

  32. Patrick Ewing

  33. Gary Payton

  34. Moses Malone

  35. Jason Kidd

  36. Scottie Pippen

  37. George Gervin

  38. Steve Nash

  39. Jerry Lucas

  40. Dwyane Wade

  41. Isiah Thomas

  42. Russell Westbrook

  43. Elvin Hayes

  44. Allen Iverson

  45. Hal Greer

  46. Anthony Davis

  47. Walt Frazier

  48. Bill Sharman

  49. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  50. Kawhi Leonard

  51. Neil Johnston

  52. Tracy McGrady

  53. Tiny Archibald

  54. Dwight Howard

  55. Sidney Moncrief

  56. Paul Arizin

  57. Dominique Wilkins

  58. Billy Cunningham

  59. Willis Reed

  60. Paul Westphal

  61. Amare Stoudemire

  62. Dave Bing

  63. Damian Lillard

  64. Spencer Haywood

  65. Grant Hill

  66. Pete Maravich

  67. Slater Martin

  68. Clyde Drexler

  69. Tim Hardaway Sr.

  70. Bernard King

  71. Chris Webber

  72. Ben Wallace

  73. Paul George

  74. Chris Mullin

  75. Tommy Heinsohn

OMARI SANKOFA

Sankofa covers the Detroit Pistons for the Detroit Free Press. He also covered the Memphis Grizzlies for The Athletic.

  1. Michael Jordan

  2. LeBron James

  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  4. Magic Johnson

  5. Larry Bird

  6. Bill Russell

  7. Wilt Chamberlain

  8. Shaquille O’Neal

  9. Kobe Bryant

  10. Tim Duncan

  11. Oscar Robertson

  12. Stephen Curry

  13. Kevin Durant

  14. Hakeem Olajuwon

  15. Dwyane Wade

  16. David Robinson

  17. Jerry West

  18. Karl Malone

  19. Julius Erving

  20. Moses Malone

  21. Scottie Pippen

  22. Charles Barkley

  23. Isiah Thomas

  24. John Stockton

  25. Kawhi Leonard

  26. Kevin Garnett

  27. Dirk Nowitzki

  28. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  29. Elgin Baylor

  30. John Havlicek

  31. James Harden

  32. George Mikan

  33. Patrick Ewing

  34. Steve Nash

  35. Jason Kidd

  36. Kevin McHale

  37. Bob Pettit

  38. Chris Paul

  39. Walt Frazier

  40. Bob Cousy

  41. Rick Barry

  42. Elvin Hayes

  43. Dominique Wilkins

  44. Bill Walton

  45. George Gervin

  46. Ray Allen

  47. Clyde Drexler

  48. Russell Westbrook

  49. Allen Iverson

  50. Reggie Miller

  51. Wes Unseld

  52. James Worthy

  53. Gary Payton

  54. Paul Pierce

  55. Dennis Rodman

  56. Dwight Howard

  57. Earl Monroe

  58. Pete Maravich

  59. Sam Jones

  60. Anthony Davis

  61. Bob McAdoo

  62. Willis Reed

  63. Alonzo Mourning

  64. Robert Parish

  65. Pau Gasol

  66. Manu Ginobili

  67. Tony Parker

  68. Dave Cowens

  69. Carmelo Anthony

  70. Bob Lanier

  71. Alex English

  72. Vince Carter

  73. Artis Gilmore

  74. Ben Wallace

  75. Klay Thompson

EVAN BARNES

Barnes covers the Memphis Grizzlies for the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  2. Michael Jordan

  3. Bill Russell

  4. Magic Johnson

  5. Wilt Chamberlain

  6. LeBron James

  7. Tim Duncan

  8. Oscar Robertson

  9. Hakeem Olajuwon

  10. Shaquille O’Neal

  11. Kobe Bryant

  12. Larry Bird

  13. Elgin Baylor

  14. Isiah Thomas

  15. Kevin Durant

  16. Jerry West

  17. Charles Barkley

  18. Dirk Nowitzki

  19. Karl Malone

  20. Jason Kidd

  21. John Stockton

  22. Moses Malone

  23. Kevin McHale

  24. Stephen Curry

  25. Chris Paul

  26. John Havlicek

  27. David Robinson

  28. Allen Iverson

  29. Julius Erving

  30. Kevin Garnett

  31. Patrick Ewing

  32. Walt Frazier

  33. Russell Westbrook

  34. Elvin Hayes

  35. Dwyane Wade

  36. James Harden

  37. Dominique Wilkins

  38. Scottie Pippen

  39. Rick Barry

  40. Gary Payton

  41. Steve Nash

  42. Clyde Drexler

  43. Wes Unseld

  44. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  45. Bob Pettit

  46. Bob Cousy

  47. Bill Walton

  48. George Gervin

  49. Carmelo Anthony

  50. Dennis Rodman

  51. James Worthy

  52. Joe Dumars

  53. Kawhi Leonard

  54. Mitch Richmond

  55. Pete Maravich

  56. Earl Monroe

  57. Jerry Lucas

  58. Tiny Archibald

  59. Reggie Miller

  60. Bob McAdoo

  61. Paul Pierce

  62. Ray Allen

  63. Dave Cowens

  64. Hal Greer

  65. Dennis Johnson

  66. David Thompson

  67. Connie Hawkins

  68. George Mikan

  69. Alonzo Mourning

  70. 70.Dwight Howard

  71. Manu Ginobli

  72. Alex English

  73. Robert Parish

  74. Sidney Moncrief

  75. Tim Hardaway Sr.

GREG BOECK

Boeck is a former national NBA reporter for USA TODAY.

  1. LeBron James

  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  3. Michael Jordan

  4. Oscar Robertson

  5. Shaquille O’Neal

  6. Kobe Bryant

  7. Wilt Chamberlain

  8. Larry Bird

  9. Tim Duncan

  10. Jerry West

  11. Hakeem Olajuwon

  12. Karl Malone

  13. Elgin Baylor

  14. Isiah Thomas

  15. Magic Johnson

  16. Bill Russell

  17. Kevin Durant

  18. Elvin Hayes

  19. Charles Barkley

  20. George Mikan

  21. Rick Barry

  22. Pete Maravich

  23. Julius Erving

  24. Dirk Nowitzki

  25. John Havlicek

  26. Scottie Pippen

  27. Clyde Drexler

  28. Stephen Curry

  29. Patrick Ewing

  30. David Robinson

  31. Moses Malone

  32. Chris Paul

  33. Dwyane Wade

  34. Bob Pettit

  35. John Stockton

  36. Jason Kidd

  37. Reggie Miller

  38. Allen Iverson

  39. Sam Jones

  40. Steve Nash

  41. Tom Heinsohn

  42. Dominique Wilkins

  43. Walt Frazier

  44. Dave Bing

  45. Adrian Dantley

  46. James Worthy

  47. Lenny Wilkens

  48. Wes Unseld

  49. Bernard King

  50. Dennis Rodman

  51. Kawhi Leonard

  52. Gary Payton

  53. Ray Allen

  54. Kevin Garnett

  55. George Gervin

  56. Willis Reed

  57. Tony Parker

  58. Dikembe Mutombo

  59. Alonzo Mourning

  60. James Harden

  61. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  62. Russell Westbrook

  63. Vince Carter

  64. Bob McAdoo

  65. Tracy McGrady

  66. Dave Cowens

  67. Bill Sharman

  68. Anthony Davis

  69. Bailey Howell

  70. Tim Hardaway Sr.

  71. Kyrie Irving

  72. Damian Lillard

  73. Alex English

  74. Kevin McHale

  75. Paul Pierce

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