We have updated the list of 50 greatest players in NBA history

We have updated the list of 50 greatest players in NBA history

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We have updated the list of 50 greatest players in NBA history

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Late last month, we posed HoopsHype readers a question on who should be removed and who should be added to the Top 50 NBA players ever list, which was originally put together by the league in 1996.

We have the final results of the poll.

TOP 50 NBA PLAYER EVER? YES VOTES

HoopsHype readers voted in 12 players that didn’t make the original list – including Dominique Wilkins, the nine-time All-Star that was perhaps the biggest omission back in 1996. The other 11 are modern-day players. Together, they combine for 19 NBA titles, 13 MVP awards and 135 All-Star appearances.

That left 12 players from the original list out.

TOP 50 NBA PLAYER EVER? YES VOTES

Readers were not very kind to stars from back in the day. According to them, only three of the old-school players listed in the poll (Pete Maravich, Earl Monroe and Scottie Pippen) deserved to remain in the Top 50.

Also left out: Chris Paul. We guess his lack of team success was held against him (unlike with Maravich).

The 12 players that would disappear from the Top 50 list combine for 23 NBA titles (almost half of them courtesy of Sam Jones), two MVP awards and 84 All-Star berths.

UPDATED TOP 50 LIST

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Nate Archibald
Paul Arizin
Charles Barkley
Rick Barry
Elgin Baylor
Larry Bird
Kobe Bryant
Wilt Chamberlain
Bob Cousy
Dave Cowens
Clyde Drexler
Tim Duncan
Kevin Durant
Julius Erving
Patrick Ewing
Walt Frazier
Kevin Garnett
George Gervin
John Havlicek
Elvin Hayes
Allen Iverson
LeBron James
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
Jason Kidd
Karl Malone
Moses Malone
Pete Maravich
Kevin McHale
George Mikan
Earl Monroe
Dirk Nowitzki
Steve Nash
Hakeem Olajuwon
Shaquille O’Neal
Robert Parish
Gary Payton
Bob Pettit
Scottie Pippen
Willis Reed
Oscar Robertson
David Robinson
Bill Russell
John Stockton
Isiah Thomas
Dwyane Wade
Jerry West
Dominique Wilkins
James Worthy

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