I see Dolph Schayes at #116, Risen at 711, Sharman 365, Wanzer 874, MaCauley 310, Yardley 489, Gallatin 507, Jack Coleman 609, Graboski 630, Foust 288, Mikkelsen 451, Clifton 937.bchaikin wrote:... of your top 400 career ranked players there are only 6 players from the 1950s listed (mikan, lovellete, johnston, arizin, cousy, twyman)...
These guys are all within my top 370, as of last year. All primarily 50's guys, I think.
Supposing it's an era thing, 50's not well respected. It's certainly debatable. The arguments may be that these guys played in the era of set shots, low national participation, low pay, etc. == They wouldn't do well today.
Counter-argument would be that today's players wouldn't thrive in canvas shoes, traveling by bus, under antiquated rules, in an openly racist America -- and for low pay.