Who was the biggest omission from the NBA's 75th anniversary team?

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Who was the biggest omission from the NBA's 75th anniversary team? 

Post#1 » by RealGM Polls » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:41 pm

1. D. Howard
2. K. Irving
3. P. Gasol
4. K. Thompson
5. D. Green
6. T. Parker
7. T. McGrady
8. A. Dantley
9. V. Carter
10. Mutombo
11. Bosh
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Post#2 » by PT416 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:00 am

Ginobili.
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Post#3 » by Fellow72 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:23 pm

T-mac mops the floor with everyone on this list.
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Post#4 » by Tony Franciosa » Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:09 am

lol @ Howard getting more votes than Mutombo
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Post#5 » by Lockdown504090 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:06 pm

Tony Franciosa wrote:lol @ Howard getting more votes than Mutombo

if you put their accomplishements beside each other its obviously dwight, if you put their peaks beside each other, its still dwight.
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Post#6 » by donemilio21 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:28 am

I think Howard, Mutombo, Carter and Tony Parker should have made it over Paul Pierce, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Dave Bing.
Willis Reed, Wes Unseld, Kevin McHale are other on the edge choices IMO, although I have hard time choosing anyone else listed on the poll over those 3.
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Post#7 » by moocow007 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:35 pm

Adrian Dantley is one of the most under appreciated and acknowledged players in NBA history. We're talking about a guy that AVERAGED 30+ppg during his prime (4 year period) while shooting 55+% from the field which is just unheard of from none elite centers. What hurt Dantley was that his teams didn't win any championships (he was on mostly just horrendous teams during his prime years) and his direct to the point personality. From an individual accomplishment standpoint he blows everyone else on this list out of the water and it's not really even close. Yeah, really...that's what I mean about Dantley being one of the least appreciated players ever.
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Post#8 » by IWishIWasHarden » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:38 pm

Tracy McGrady obviously. He was top 5.
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Post#9 » by mixerball » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:26 pm

PT416 wrote:Ginobili.

the lack of 200+ upvotes for this is disturbing. manu is one of the greats
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Post#10 » by moocow007 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:39 pm

Why is Draymond Green even on this list?
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Post#11 » by t-rexCity » Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:44 pm

Lockdown504090 wrote:
Tony Franciosa wrote:lol @ Howard getting more votes than Mutombo

if you put their accomplishements beside each other its obviously dwight, if you put their peaks beside each other, its still dwight.

Hmm.. how? Dwight's biggest accomplishment is DPOY. Mutambo has 4 of those. Dwight might have more rebounds but Mutambo has the second most blocked shot in all of NBA history. I personally think Dwight is not even close to Mutambo
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Post#12 » by Lockdown504090 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:02 pm

t-rexCity wrote:
Lockdown504090 wrote:
Tony Franciosa wrote:lol @ Howard getting more votes than Mutombo

if you put their accomplishements beside each other its obviously dwight, if you put their peaks beside each other, its still dwight.

Hmm.. how? Dwight's biggest accomplishment is DPOY. Mutambo has 4 of those. Dwight might have more rebounds but Mutambo has the second most blocked shot in all of NBA history. I personally think Dwight is not even close to Mutambo

Dwight has one less dpoy a crap ton more points, closer to mvps. More all nba, led a contending team as the main guy on the run for a while in Orlando. Dwight’s been everything mutombo has been, but mutombo hasn’t done what Dwight has done.
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Post#13 » by floppypoppy » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:51 pm

v.carter.. 22 SEASONS
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Post#14 » by BooRadleysHouse » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:12 pm

moocow007 wrote:Adrian Dantley is one of the most under appreciated and acknowledged players in NBA history. We're talking about a guy that AVERAGED 30+ppg during his prime (4 year period) while shooting 55+% from the field which is just unheard of from none elite centers. What hurt Dantley was that his teams didn't win any championships (he was on mostly just horrendous teams during his prime years) and his direct to the point personality. From an individual accomplishment standpoint he blows everyone else on this list out of the water and it's not really even close. Yeah, really...that's what I mean about Dantley being one of the least appreciated players ever.


I agree that Dantley is underappreciated and was one of the greatest scorers of all-time...no question. But the guy was a locker room cancer and played just about as bad of defense as can be allowed.
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Post#15 » by Bduncan22 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:44 pm

If your answer isnt Vince Carter, Kyrie Irving, or Klay Thompson I don't know what to tell you.
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Post#16 » by BigTex » Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:48 pm

Mutumbo
Vince Carter,
Klay Thompson, and
and Ardian Dantley.
In that order.

Dantly may be acceptable as an ommision because he played no defense, really. But that was the era he played in.
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Post#17 » by imDatknicksTape » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:29 pm

T-mac and VC needs to be on there just because of their impact. They are too good to be omitted.D12 was just not as impactful. IDK how dantley played but it seems like he was just elite and should be #76
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Post#18 » by Pennebaker » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:47 pm

imDatknicksTape wrote:T-mac and VC needs to be on there just because of their impact. They are too good to be omitted.D12 was just not as impactful. IDK how dantley played but it seems like he was just elite and should be #76


T-Mac didn't make a big impact. VC did. Dwight is actually more accomplished than both of them combined in terms of awards and honors.
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Post#19 » by njknicks » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:20 am

PT416 wrote:Ginobili.


100% Manu Ginobili - arguably top 5 international player of all time.

With all due respect to the modern day NBA players over past two decades -- Manu thrived & excelled both in the NBA & Internationally ( dedicating himself year round for nearly 2 decades to the NBA & Argentina )

Just some of his accomplishments :

4x NBA champion
2x Italian League MVP
Euro League MVP
2x NBA all star
6th man of the year NBA
3x Italian league / Euro league champion
Olympic gold / bronze
FIBA gold, bronze
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Post#20 » by PT416 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:39 am

njknicks wrote:
PT416 wrote:Ginobili.


100% Manu Ginobili - arguably top 5 international player of all time.

With all due respect to the modern day NBA players over past two decades -- Manu thrived & excelled both in the NBA & Internationally ( dedicating himself year round for nearly 2 decades to the NBA & Argentina )

Just some of his accomplishments :

4x NBA champion
2x Italian League MVP
Euro League MVP
2x NBA all star
6th man of the year NBA
3x Italian league / Euro league champion
Olympic gold / bronze
FIBA gold, bronze

Not to mention his advanced stats are on par with Kobe and Wade. Only reason his raw numbers aren't as high is because he came off the bench. There's a reason he was the 2nd best player on championship teams. His defence was incredible as well, extremely underrated.
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