Complete list of the greatest basketball players of all time

(Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)

The NBA kicked off its 75th anniversary season with its list of the 75 greatest players in league history. However, due to a tie in voting, 76 players made the list. The league asked a panel, made up of front office executives, coaches, current and former players and media, to vote.

The list of the greatest basketball players of all time is unranked and has been revealed in no particular order by the league. Below, the players are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

All 50 players from the 50th anniversary team made the 75th anniversary list. Eleven current players have been added to the list, and the biggest snub of the previous list, Dominique Wilkinsmade this version.

Complete the NBA 75th Anniversary Team

Here’s the full list of the 76 greatest basketball players of all time who made the list, in alphabetical order and unranked.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Ray Allen

Giannis Antetokounmpo

carmelo anthony

Nate Archibald

Paul Arizin

Charles Barkley

Rick Barry


David Bing

Larry Bird

Kobe Bryant

Wilt Chamberlain

Bob Cousy

David Cowens

Billy Cunningham

Stephen Curry

Anthony Davis

Dave DeBuschere

Clyde Drexler

Tim Duncan

Kevin Durant

Julius Erving

Patrick Ewing

Walt Frazier

Kevin Garnett

George Gervin

Hal Greer

James Harden

John Havlicek

Elvin Hayes

Allen Iverson

james lebron

Magic Johnson

Sam Jones

Michael Jordan

Jason Kidd

Kawhi Leonard

Damien Lillard

jerry lucas

Karl Malone

Moses Malone

Pete Maravich

Bob McAdoo

Kevin Mc Hale

George Mikan

Reggie Miller

Earl Monroe

Steve Nash

Dirk Nowitzki

Hakeem Olajuwon

Shaquille O’Neal

Robert Parish

Chris Paul

Gary Payton

Bob Pettit

Paul Pierce

Scottie Pippen

Willis Roseau

oscar robertson

david robinson

Denis Rodman

Bill Russell

Dolph Schayes

Bill Sharman

John Stockton

Isiah Thomas

Nate Thurmond

Wes Unseld

Dwyane Wade

Bill Walton

jerry west

Russell Westbrook

Lenny Wilkens

Dominique Wilkin

James Worthy

Who should have been on the list of the greatest basketball players of all time?

Yahoo Sports’ Ben Rohrbach has taken an analytical look at which players should be on the 75th anniversary list. Here is his methodology: the Bill Russell scale and an overview of who might be snubbed or crowned sooner.

The Bill Russell Scale: A Quest for the Perfect List of the NBA’s 75 Greatest Players

Will there be a Shaquille O’Neal crowning on the NBA’s 75 Greatest Players list?

Will there be a snub at the level of Dominique Wilkins for the list of the 75 greatest players in the NBA?

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