The following is a list of the top 65 players in NBA history.
This list is a result of almost two years of exhaustive research.
When ranking these players, I considered number of titles won, individual statistics and awards and how well each player's statistics compared to players of his generation, players at his position and players of similar greatness all time.
All statistics and accomplishments in the ABA are disregarded for the purposes of this slideshow.
So now that we have had a week to digest and analyze the Mavericks' first franchise title, let's see how Dirk Nowitzki ranks after erasing his name from the list of all time greats without rings.