Talk:50 Greatest Players in NBA History

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Wouldn't it be better to have separate entries for the Top 10 Best Coaches and the Top 10 Best Teams or at least cut down the stats of the coaches and teams? At its present state, it looks cluttered. --Tubutler 19:56, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I disagree I was just thinking of nominating this for a GA and I like it. Although they are separate topics I love the layout and look of this article. Quadzilla99 07:37, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Actually this is more of a list, I believe. So it can't be nominated for GA could perhaps be a featured list eventually though. Quadzilla99 05:48, 3 April 2007 (UTC)


..."The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players of the first half-century of the NBA, with respect not only to performance at the professional level but in consideration of sportsmanship, team leadership, and contributions to the growth of basketball and irrespective of positions played; only players to have played at least a portion of their careers in the NBA were eligible for selection."

—might be longest sentence in Wikipedia. Quadzilla99 08:20, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

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Hall of Fame

Under the Teams Selected table, for the Chicago Bull it sayz Zero for players inducted into the hall of fame, however when I click the hall of fame link, it shows Michael Jordan in the hall of fame. --sumnjim talk with me·changes 13:23, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

He's not eligible yet.-- (talk) 08:08, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Where is Petrovic?

It is a shame that Drazen Petrovic wasnt name as one of the 50 Greatest.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:53, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Tong-Kang Ju

who is this Tong-Kang Ju guy, i did a search on him, but i can't find anything on him. Is he for real? Apparently someone edited this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

That person doesn't seem to be in the article now. Yes, people tend to edit the page, but we're usually pretty good about keeping the list correct. --Maxamegalon2000 15:24, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

list of the Greatest Players in NBA

this may sound stupid, but can someone please create a list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in order of Greatnes? thanks.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:41, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


The bulls went 70-12 not 72-10—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:46, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Restoration to original page (50 Greatest Players in NBA History)

This page is entitled 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. As such, it describes a specific group of players named by the NBA in 1996 as their selections as the top 50 players in their league's history. It has nothing to do with a 2006 list created in 2006 by TNT sportscasters.

Accordingly, the below content referring to that non-NBA sanctioned list had been excised and stored here:

TNT addendum On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the release of the fiftieth anniversary team, fourteen broadcasters employed by the American television network Turner Network Television, a broadcaster of NBA games and the network on which the programs The NBA on TNT and Inside the NBA air, released a list of the Next 10 Greatest Players. The panel, which included four former players and two panelists who voted on the initial NBA list, considered contemporary players who were unestablished in 1996 and historical players not already included on the original list. Released on February 18, 2006, the ranked list was presented in conjunction with the NBA's 2006 All-Star Weekend.

Players selected Players italicized were active during the 2005-06 season during which the team was announced, and are still playing as of 2009. Players starred had, upon the close of the 2005-06 season, been inducted as players into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Players with crosses (†) were inducted after 2006.

Jason Kidd was selected during the 2005-06 season, while still an active player.
Kobe Bryant scored 50 points or more in four consecutive games in 2007.

Other nominees

Other pre-nominees

If a contributor would like to create a page based on that list and link it to this page with an internal link listed under the "See also" section they are welcome to. Its content does not belong on the NBA list page. Wikiuser100 (talk) 16:16, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

  • TNT article detailing "Ten Next" selection process
  • Article on about quick overview of 31 pre-nominees—Preceding unsigned comment added by Chrishmt0423 (talkcontribs) 02:28, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


The dates of the coaches and their tenure at their respective teams don't add up. Red Auerbach and his tenure at the Celtics is bad....who wrote this article???? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:12, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

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