The best player born in every year since 1920

The best player born in every year since 1920

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The best player born in every year since 1920

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1948: BOB LANIER

A big man with a deft touch, Bob Lanier came from St. Bonaventure to the Detroit Pistons with the first overall pick in 1970. The big man played for Detroit and then Milwaukee and was an All-Star eight times. His No. 16 has been retired by both the Pistons and Bucks. Lanier averaged 20 ppg and 10 rpg over his career.

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