HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #16 Moses Malone

  Moses Malone was a brute on the boards, a scoring machine, a Champion, and a MVP on three separate occasions. He left nothing on the table when he retired. (Malone is one of only nine players to win three or more MVP awards, one of eight if we take away ABA designations.) The Chairman of The Boards leaves behind one heck of a legacy; a six time rebounding champ, the all time leader in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #17 Karl Malone

  The mail was on time, it was delivered with power, and it was dealt with precision. A ring may have been lost somewhere along the way, but other than that small package Karl Malone delivered the goodies. Malone is rated second highest of all listed players on the #HCHot50 not to win a ring. One can only imagine what Malone’s legacy would’ve been, had the Jazz dispatched the Bulls on even one of their two …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #18 Charles Barkley

  Charles Barkley is a legend; to the older generation he was a hard working and hustling machine, they watched him battle night in, and night out for 15 years.. To the younger generation he was a controversial entertainer, a former legend, who ultimately had no problem saying outlandish things on or off the court. It’s not surprising Barkley finds himself this high on the list, he was under-sized, over-matched, and still prevailed, battling all the …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #19 Kevin Garnett

  The Big Ticket might just be the best two way player to ever run the power forward position. One of the biggest ‘what ifs’ in NBA history is, “What if Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan switched starts?” There are a lot of people who believe Garnett was the superior talent and would’ve been just as successful with the Spurs in reversed roles. Garnett is one of only four players in history to win a …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #20 Bob Pettit

Is Bob Pettit the least mentioned superstar ever to lace them up? He was an All-Star every year of his career! All-NBA, every year of his career! Yet, when people talk about the greatest power forwards to ever play the game, there is no Pettit mention. No mention of, ‘Big Blue’ when the Round Mound of Rebound, or the Mailman, both of whom retired ringless are mentioned. Like many of the stars who played in the …

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