TAB's Top 50 Players in NBA History

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IJune 15, 2009

TAB's Top 50 Players in NBA History

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    14 Nov 1997: Forward Charles Barkley of the Houston Rockets (center) goes after the ball between center Shaquille O''Neal and guard Eddie Jones of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas. The Lakers won the game 113-103

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    BOSTON - DECEMBER 05:  Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics celebrates a call against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 5, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Trail Blazers 93-78.  NOTE TO USER: User expre

30. George Gervin

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    LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 17:  NBA legend George Gervin waves to the crowd before the start of the Haier Shooting Stars Competition during NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2007 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly ack

29. Scottie Pippen

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 1:  Scottie Pippen #33 of the Chicago Bulls cheers his teammates during fourth-quarter NBA action against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center December 1, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 97-87.  NOTE TO USER:

28. Isaiah Thomas

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26:  Coach of the New York Knicks Isiah Thomas smiles against the Utah Jazz on November 26, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Pho

27. John Stockton

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    SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 30:  John Stockton #12 of the Utah Jazz dribbles in Game five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Sacramento Kings during the 2003 NBA Playoffs at Arco Arena on April 30, 2003 in Sacramento, California.  The Kings wo

26. Elvin Hayes

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25. Jerry Lucas

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24. David Robinson

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    NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 16:  NBA legend David Robinson participates in the Haier Shooting Stars competition, part of 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend at the New Orleans Arena on February 16, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledg

23. Moses Malone

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    1990:  Center Moses Malone of the Atlanta Hawks controls the basketball during the Hawks versus New York Knicks game. Mandatory Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT

22. Nate Archibald

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21. Elgin Baylor

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20. Rick Barry

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19. Hakeem Olajuwon

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    9 Dec 2000:  Hakeem Olajuwon #34 of the Houston Rockets gets ready to shoot a free throw during the game against the Seattle SuperSonics at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Rockets defeated the SuperSonics 111-104.    NOTE TO USER: It is expressly un

18. Clyde Drexler

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    1988-1989:  Guard Clyde Drexler of the Portland Trail Blazers goes up for two during a game. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

17. Bob Cousy

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16. Bob Pettit

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15. Tim Duncan

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    DALLAS - APRIL 25:  Forward Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 25, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.

14. Shaquille O'Neal

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 15:  Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Western Conference smiles during the first half of 58th NBA All-Star Game, part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on February 15, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly a

13. Pete Maravich

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12. George Mikan

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11. Kobe Bryant

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles during the post game news conference after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86 to win the NBA Championship in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena

10. Jerry West

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9. John Havlicek

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8. Larry Bird

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    19 Feb 1988:  Guard Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball as Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.   Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport

7. Julius Erving—Dr. J

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    LOS ANGELES - 1987:  Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers rests during the 1987 game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

6. Oscar Robertson

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5. Wilt Chamberlain

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4. Magic Johnson

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3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, aka Lou Alcindor

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2. Bill Russell

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1. Michael Jordan

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