Since the team broke into the NBA ranks from the ABA in 1976, it has featured an assortment of players who made an impact in one way or another.
For the purposes of this article, we will limit the scope to the team's NBA history, not the ABA. As much as we love and recognize the stellar play of George McGinnis, Roger Brown and Mel Daniels, they belong primarily to the ABA era, where they made a huge name for themselves.
We will also only consider Indiana Pacers who first played for the franchise in 2008 and earlier.
Additionally, all those with serious on-court and off-court issues won't be included.
That being said, don't expect to see names such as Jamaal Tinsley, Stephen Jackson and the former Ron Artest.
This ranking is simply based on each player's contribution to the team—not necessarily All-Star numbers. Rather, if a Pacer plays to his strengths, helps make Indiana a better team and makes a long-term impact in the process, then he is a shoo-in.
A simple trip down memory lane ought to fire up Pacers fans' love for the NBA franchise that calls Indianapolis home.