How 9 NBA Players Under 30 Will Shape the All-Time Top 100

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How 9 NBA Players Under 30 Will Shape the All-Time Top 100
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Today's NBA is rife with Hall of Fame candidates and potential NBA dynasties. By 2017, how will they have shaped the NBA Top 100 of all-time?

Over the next five years, it's conceivable that either the Miami Heat or the Oklahoma City Thunder will be multiple ring winners.

Players from other squads may advance deep into the playoffs on a consistent basis.  They will put up memorable playoff performances and gaudy regular season statistics.  But they are less likely to win even a single championship.

These possibilities leave a lot of fodder for legacy speculation.  Esteemed NBA basketball author Bill Simmons captured this spirit in his New York Times Bestseller The Book of Basketball

In this work, Simmons discusses in considerable detail the "Top 96 players" of all time (with honorable mentions).

Using Simmons' rankings as a benchmark for discussion, here is a list of 9 current NBA players under 30 who will shape the NBA Top 100 of all time. 

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