1941: NATE THURMOND
Nate Thurmond might have been considered one of the “other” big men in the era of Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. He was as solid as they come and that can’t be ignored. The seven-time All-Star had his No. 42 retired by Warriors and Cavaliers. Thurmond averaged 15 ppg and 15 rpg … on the button.
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