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NBA 75th Anniversary Team

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jordnnnn, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. jordnnnn

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    3 nights 25 names per night October 19-21

    Quite a few former Rockets named on night 1

     
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    Interesting. I’m assuming they won’t boot anyone off the original list of 50. But I wonder if they’ll add any of the snubs from pre-1997 like Dominique, Bernard King, and McAdoo.
     
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    i dunno any of these names that predates 90s dream
     
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    Jeez I remember when the original 50 were announced like yesterday
     
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    Nique and McAdoo for belong for sure. I loved King's game, but he didn't have the longevity to make this list.
     
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    Even though he eventually fulfilled his place as an all-timer I thought including Shaq over Wilkins back in 96 was stupid. I hope the NBA makes good and include him in this go around though there are a LOT of great players post 1996 that could see Nique getting squeezed out again.
     
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    No love for Clyde, huh?
     
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    Drexler? He was part of the 50th anniversary team
     
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    Oh ****, ok. Gotcha.
     
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    Were the old days more like hockey on the hardwood?
     
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    LOL - should show Calvin Murphy knocking some guys out.

    DD
     
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    I actually don’t believe that how they made this list of 75 was taking the original 50 and are adding 25 new names. Old names can be left off the new list.

    But Clyde has zero chance of being left off. He just wasn’t 1 of the first 25 announced.
     
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    We'll see but, imo, there aren't a lot of names from the original 50 list that you can say "Okay I'm going to take you off and put in a post 1996 player" without making a compelling argument/case to do so. I did a list in the NBA thread for this same topic and I don't see more than 25 names post 1996 that are automatic locks. Once you get past the no brainers it starts to get difficult to make a case for the Damian Lillards, the Chris Webbers, the Kyrie Irvings, etc. of the league in lieu of who was on the original 50 list.
     
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    I read this as 25 games per night and was wondering how that was going to work. Guess I need that 3rd cup of coffee…
     
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    Not saying I agree or disagree. I just listened to podcast a week or two ago and they talked about the upcoming list of 75 and they said that voters were not mandated to leave the original 50 and add 25. Though I have heard many people who actually had votes for this list say that they were not going to take anyone off the original 50.
     
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    Thanks for that info because I wasn't aware of the rules for the 75 list. I originally thought that maybe someone post 96 could kick out, say, Dave Debusschere but then when you comprise a list of post 96 candidates who could be considered, it's not that extensive:

    Locks:
    Duncan
    Garnett
    Dirk
    Giannis
    LeBron
    Durant
    Kobe
    Wade
    Harden
    Curry
    Nash
    Kidd
    Chris Paul
    Iverson
    McGrady
    Westbrook
    Reggie Miller
    Kawhi
    Gary Payton

    That's 19 locks. @durvasa made me rethink about putting Carmelo and Mutombo as locks so they fall into the "possible" category:

    Carmelo
    Mutombo
    Vince Carter
    Ray Allen
    Pau Gasol
    Yao
    Chris Bosh
    Chris Webber
    Ben Wallace
    Dwight Howard
    Anthony Davis
    Kyrie Irving
    Damian Lillard
    Luka (if they added Shaq in 96 Luka could make a case here)
     
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    Not sure if you are a fan of the Thinking Basketball podcast but Ben made his predictions a few weeks ago and I’d like to think he pays attention enough to these types of things to make a good list.

    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aH...EwjTnsa7q9nzAhVDmWoFHUdGCVkQjrkEegQIAhAI&ep=6
     
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    Dreams name should be on there, I don't care about anybody else
    @Ziggy
     

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