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50/100 Greatest Players

Postby MW » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:16 pm

Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any information with regard to any published 50/100/x (many) greatest player lists. I have compiled a fairly impressive collection of such lists especially recent and book based ones, however of those around the NBA’s 50th anniversary and the turn of the century I know I am missing many (for example I know Athlon did a 50 greatest special and the November/December Basketball Digest of 1999 had a greatest players list too); but any and all such lists would be gratefully recieved.
Any help either in terms of typed up lists, scans or where I could get copies would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 50/100 Greatest Players

Postby Mike Goodman » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:16 pm

see Career Statistics sub-forum.
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Re: 50/100 Greatest Players

Postby Robert Bradley » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:20 am

here's the 100 greatest players list we did -

THE ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL RESEARCH'S 100 GREATEST PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
As voted by the members of the APBR


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
C, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers [NBA], 1969-1989

Nathaniel (Nate) Archibald
G, Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings/Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks [NBA}, 1970-1984

Paul J. Arizin
F, Philadelphia Warriors [NBA], Camden Bullets [EPBL], 1950-1965

Charles W. Barkley
F, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets [NBA], 1984-

Richard F.D. (Rick) Barry III
F, San Francisco Warriors/Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets [NBA], Oakland Oaks/Washington Capitols, New York Nets [ABA], 1965-1980

Elgin G. Baylor
F, Minneapolis Lakers/Los Angeles Lakers [NBA], 1958-1972

John (Johnny) Beckman
G, Original Celtics [barnstorming team], Baltimore Orioles, Rochester Centrals, Cleveland Rosenblums [ABL] 1915-1941

Walter J. Bellamy
C, Chicago Packers/Chicago Zephys/Baltimore Bullets, New York Knickerbockers, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz [NBA], 1961-1975

David (Dave) Bing
G, Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1966-1978

Larry J. Bird
F, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1979-1992

Wilton N. (Wilt) Chamberlain
C, Harlem Globetrotters [barnstorming team], Philadelphia Warriors/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers [NBA], 1958-1973

Charles T. (Tarzan) Cooper
C, Harlem Renaissance, Washington Bears [barnstorming teams], 1924-1944

Robert J. (Bob) Cousy
G, Boston Celtics, Cincinnati Royals [NBA], 1950-1970

David W. (Dave) Cowens
C, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks [NBA], 1970-1983

William J. (Billy) Cunningham
F, Philadelphia 76ers [NBA], Carolina Cougars [ABA], 1965-1976

Melvin J. (Mel) Daniels
C, Minnesota Muskies, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Sounds [ABA], New York Nets [NBA], 1967-1977

Adrian D. Dantley
F, Buffalo Braves, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks [NBA], 1976-1991

Robert E. (Bob) Davies
G, Brooklyn Indians, New York Gothams [ABL], Rochester Royals [NBL/BAA/NBA] 1943-1955

David A. (Dave) DeBusschere
F, Detroit Pistons, New York Knickerbockers [NBA], 1962-1973

Clyde A. Drexler
G/F, Portland Trail Blazer, Houston Rockets [NBA], 1983-1997

Timothy T. (Tim) Duncan
F/C, San Antonio Spurs [NBA], 1997-

Leroy (Cowboy) Edwards
C, Oshkosh All-Stars [barnstorming team], Oshkosh All-Stars [NBL], 1935-1949

Alexander (Alex) English
F, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks [NBA], 1976-1991

Julius W. Erving II
F, Virginia Squires, New York Nets [ABA], Philadelphia 76ers [NBA], 1971-1987

Patrick A. Ewing
C, New York Knickerbockers, 1985-

Walter (Walt) Frazier Jr.
G, New York Knickerbockers, Cleveland Cavaliers [NBA], 1967-80

Joseph F. (Joe) Fulks
F, Philadelphia Warriors [BAA/NBA], 1946-1954

Harry J. Gallatin
F, New York Knickerbockers, Detroit Pistons [NBA], 1948-1958

William (Pop) Gates
F/G, New York Renaissance Five, Long Island Grumman Flyers, Washington Bears, Harlem Globetrotters [barnstorming teams], Buffalo Bisons/Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Dayton Rens [NBL], Scranton Miners [ABL] 1938-1955

George Gervin
G/F, Pontiac Chaparrals [CBA], Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs [ABA], San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls [NBA], Banco Roma [Italian League], Quad City Thunder [CBA], 1972-1990

Artis Gilmore
C, Kentucky Colonels [ABA], Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics [NBA], Bologna Arimo [Italian League] 1971-1989

Harold E. (Hal) Greer
G, Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers [NBA], 1958-1973

Alex J. Groza
C, Indianapolis Olympians [NBA], 1949-1951

Richard V. (Richie) Guerin
G, [New York Knickerbockers, St. Louis Hawks/Atlanta Hawks [NBA], 1956-1970

Clifford O. (Cliff) Hagan
F, S. Louis Hawks [NBA], Dallas Chaparrals [ABA], 1956-1970

John J. Havlicek
F/G, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1962-1978

Cornelius L. (Connie) Hawkins
F, Pittsburgh Rens [ABL], Harlem Globetrotters [barnstorming team], Pittsburgh Pipers/Minnesota Pipers [ABA], Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks [NBA], 1961-1976

Elvin E. Hayes, F/C
San Diego Rockets/Houston Rockets, Baltimore Bullets/Capital Bullets/Washington Bullets [NBA], 1968-1984

Marques O. Haynes
G, Kansas City Stars, Harlem Globetrotters, Harlem Magicians, Fabulous Magicians, Bucketeers [barnstorming teams] 1947-1983

Spencer Haywood
F/C, Denver Rockets [ABA], Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knickerbockers, New Orleans Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Bullets [NBA], 1969-1983

Thomas W. (Tom) Heinsohn
F, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1956-1965

Grant H. Hill
F, Detroit Pistons [NBA], 1994-

Nathan (Nat) Holman
G, Hoboken, New York Whirlwinds, Original Celtics [barnstorming teams] 1922-1930

Daniel P. (Dan) Issel
C/F, Kentucky Colonels, Denver Nuggets [ABA], Denver Nuggets, [NBA], 1970-1985

Harry E. (Buddy) Jeannette
G, Warren Penns/Cleveland White Horses, Detroit Eagles, Sheboygan Red Skins, Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons [NBL], Elmira Colonels [NYPL], Saratoga [NYSL], Baltimore Bullets [ABL], Baltimore Bullets [BAA/NBA], 1938-1950

Dennis W. Johnson
G, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1976-1990

Earvin (Magic) Johnson Jr.
G/F, Los Angeles Lakers [NBA], 1979-1996

Gus Johnson Jr.
F, Baltimore Bullets, Phoenix Suns [NBA], Indiana Pacers [ABA], 1963-1973

Marques K. Johnson
F, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors [NBA], 1977-1990

D. Neil Johnston
C, Philadelphia Warriors [NBA], Pittsburgh Rens [ABL] 1951-1962

Samuel (Sam) Jones
G, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1957-1969

Michael J. Jordan
G, Chicago Bulls [NBA], 1984-1998

Bernard King
F, New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knickerbockers, Washington Bullets [NBA], 1977-1993

Robert J. (Bob) Lanier
C, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks [NBA], 1970-1984

Joseph B. (Joe) Lapchick
C, Holyoke [WMBL], Brooklyn Visitations [MBL], Troy [NYSL], Original Celtics [barnstorming team], New York Celtics, Cleveland Rosenblums [ABL], 1919-1936

Jerry R. Lucas
F/C, Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors, New York Knickerbockers [NBA], 1963-1973

C. Edward (Ed) Macauley Jr.
F/C, St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics, St. Louis Hawks [NBA], 1949-1959

Karl Malone
F, Utah Jazz [NBA], 1985-

Moses E. Malone
C/F, Utah Stars, Spirits of St. Louis [ABA], Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs [NBA], 1976-1995

Peter P. (Pete) Maravich
G, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1970-1980

Slater N. Martin Jr.
G, Minneapolis Lakers, St. Louis Hawks [NBA] 1949-1960

Robert A. (Bob) McAdoo
F/C, Buffalo Braves, New York Knickerbockers, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers [NBA], Tracer Milan, Philips Milano, Folanto, Filanto Flori, Team system Fabriano [Italian League], 1972-1993

Robert (Bobby) McDermott
G, Brooklyn Visitations, Baltimore Clippers [ABL], Original Celtics/Kate Smith Celtics [barnstorming Team], Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, Chicago American Gears, Sheboygan Red Skins, Tri-City Blackhawks, Hammond Calumet Buccaneers [NBL] Chicago Gears [PBLA], Grand Rapids Hornets [NPBL], Wilkes-Barre Barons [EPBL], 1934-1950

George F. McGinnis
F, Indiana Pacers [ABA], Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers [NBA] 1971-1982

Kevin E. McHale
F/C, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1980-1993

George L. Mikan Jr.
C, Chicago American Gears, Minneapolis Lakers [NBL], Chicago Gears [PBLA], Minneapolis Lakers [BAA/NBA], 1946-1954

A. Verner (Vern) Mikkelsen
F/C, Minneapolis Lakers [NBA], 1949-1959

Sidney A. Moncrief
G, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks [NBA], 1979-1991

V. Earl Monroe
G, Baltimore Bullets, New York Knickerbockers [NBA], 1967-1980

Calvin J. Murphy
G, San Diego Rockets/Houston Rockets [NBA], 1970-1983

Hakeem A. Olajuwon
C, Houston Rockets [NBA], 1984-

Shaquille R. O'Neal
C, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, [NBA], 1992-

Robert L. Parish
C, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls [NBA], 1976-1997

Gary D. Payton
G, Seattle SuperSonics [NBA], 1990-

Robert E. (Bob) Pettit
F, Milwaukee Hawks/St. Louis Hawks [NBA], 1954-1965

Scottie Pippen
F/G, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers [NBA], 1987-

James C. (Jim) Pollard
F, Minneapolis Lakers [NBA], Minneapolis Lakers [BAA/NBA] 1947-1955

Willis Reed Jr.
C/F, New York Knickerbockers [NBA], 1964-1974

Oscar P. Robertson
G, Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks [NBA], 1960-1974

David M. Robinson
C, San Antonio Spurs [NBA], 1989-

William F. (Bill) Russell
C, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1956-1969

Adolph (Dolph) Schayes
F, Syracuse Nationals [NBL], Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers [NBA], 1948-1964

Bernard (Barney) Sedran
F, Newburgh Bizzy Izzies [HRL], Utica Indians/Utica Utes, Albany Senators [NYSL], Carbondale Pioneers [PL], Philadelphia Jaspers [EL], Bridgeport, New York Shipbuilding, New York Whirlwinds, Turner's Falls, Fort Wayne Knights of Columbus, Cleveland Rosenblums [barnstorming teams], Scranton [EL], Cleveland Rosenblums [ABL], 1911-1926

William W. (Bill) Sharman
G, Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics [NBA], Los Angeles Jets [ABL], 1950-1962

Charles W. (Charlie) Shipp
G/F, Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, Oshkosh All-Stars, Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, Anderson Packers, Waterloo Hawks [NBL], Waterloo Hawks [NBA], 1937-1950

John H. Stockton
G, Utah Jazz [NBA], 1984-

Maurice Stokes
C/F, Rochester Royals/Cincinnati Royals [NBA] 1955-1958

Isiah L. Thomas III
G, Detroit Pistons [NBA], 1981-1994

David O. Thompson
G/F, [Denver Nuggets [ABA], Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics [NBA], 1974-1984

Nathaniel (Nate) Thurmond
C/F, San Francisco Warriors/Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers [NBA}, 1963-1977

John Kennedy (Jack) Twyman
F, Rochester Royals/Cincinnati Royals [NBA], 1955-1966

Westley S. (Wes) Unseld
C, Baltimore Bullets/Capital Bullets/Washington Bullets [NBA], 1968-1981

William T. (Bill) Walton III
C, Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego Clippers/Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics [NBA], 1974-1987

Jerry A. West
G, Los Angeles Lakers [NBA], 1960-1974

Paul D. Westphal
G, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knickerbockers [NBA], 1972-1984

Leonard R. (Lenny) Wilkens
G, St. Louis Hawks, Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers [NBA], 1960-1976

J. Dominique Wilkins
F, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic [NBA] Panathinaikos, Team System Bologna [Italian League] 1983-

John R. (Johnny) Wooden
G, Indianapolis Kautskys [NBL], Indianapolis Kautskys [MBC], Whiting Ciesar All-Americans/Hammond Ciesar All-Americans [NBL] 1932-1939

George H. Yardley III
F, Fort Wayne Pistons/Detroit Pistons, Syracuse Nationals [NBA] Los Angles Jets [ABL] 1953-1962

Max Zaslofsky
G, Chicago Stags, New York Knickerbockers, Baltimore Bullets, Milwaukee Hawks, Fort Wayne Pistons [NBA] 1946-1956
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Re: 50/100 Greatest Players

Postby Mike Goodman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:55 pm

Robert, when was this Top 100 made? Is it time to do it again?
Not found in the above list: Garnett, Kobe, LeBron, Nowitzki, Kidd, Pierce, Webber, McGrady, Iverson, Wade, Kemp, Vince, Reggie, Gasol, Billups, Mourning, Worthy, Nash ...
Walter (Walt) Frazier Jr.
G, New York Knickerbockers, Cleveland Cavaliers [NBA], 1983-1997

Looks like Dominique Wilkins' career dates?
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Re: 50/100 Greatest Players

Postby Robert Bradley » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:24 pm

Mike Goodman wrote:Robert, when was this Top 100 made? Is it time to do it again?
Not found in the above list: Garnett, Kobe, LeBron, Nowitzki, Kidd, Pierce, Webber, McGrady, Iverson, Wade, Kemp, Vince, Reggie, Gasol, Billups, Mourning, Worthy, Nash ...
Walter (Walt) Frazier Jr.
G, New York Knickerbockers, Cleveland Cavaliers [NBA], 1983-1997

Looks like Dominique Wilkins' career dates?



i believe it was 1999/2000 when we voted on the list [for the end of the 20th century].
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