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NBA Reveals First Part of Top 75 Players List

We now know 25 of the top players of all time on the league’s 75th anniversary.

Celebrities Attend The 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images

This year is the 75th anniversary of the NBA and there has been no shortage of celebration, even though the season is just beginning. In honor of the 75th anniversary, the NBA is releasing a top 75 list of players. The list will be released in 3 parts, with 25 players on successive days. There is no numerical rating for the players list outside of being the top 75—but rather, the list is in alphabetical order. The players mentioned will be Honored in Cleveland in February during the All Star Weekend. The remaining two lists will be released Wednesday and Thursday.

Here is list number 1:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nate Archibald

Charles Barkley

Bob Cousy

Dave Cowens

Kevin Durant

Julius Erving

George Gervin

Hal Greer

James Harden

Elvin Hayes

Jerry Lucas

Moses Malone

Kevin McHale

George Mikan

Steve Nash

Dirk Nowizki

Hakeem Olajuwon

Bob Pettit

Willis Reed

Oscar Robertson

David Robinson

Bill Russell

John Stockton