HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #21 Isiah Thomas

  Isiah Thomas is a beloved player in NBA lore, as he should be. The leader of the Bad Boy Pistons and the closest thing Michael Jordan ever had to a nemesis, won two Championships over his NBA tenure. Keep in mind that Zeke and the Pistons are the only team to send Jordan and the Bulls home on three separate occasions. While the the Championship total sits at two, let’s not forget that an …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #22 John Havlicek

  John Havlicek was an eight time Champion. I don’t think any fancy words are needed to convey how insane that is. Eight rings is almost unfathomable in today’s game. Hondo like many of the greats played both ends, contributed on the glass, and facilitated as a playmaker. Evidenced by the fact he still sits 79th in rebounds, 31st in assists, and 13th in points. While it’s true Hondo was a member of some tremendously …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #23 Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is the truth, an automatic shooter with an uncanny amount of big time buckets. His trademark shot was virtually undefendable. There is no comparison for Nowitzki, despite what your favourite draft analyst has tried to sell you, each, and every draft the past decade. Nowitzki released that ball high off his back-foot, while fading, and yes he was a legitimate seven footer. Nowitzki’s accomplishments are sometimes lost in the shuffle of a great …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #24 David Robinson

The Admiral was a specimen, a two way force, winning an MVP and defensive player of the year long before the last name Duncan was a factor on the franchise. Although the Dream’s Rockets snuffed out Robinson’s best chance to win a title in the pre-Duncan era, David Robinson left the game with some hardware. Robinson finished his career 29th in rebounds, 36th in points, and fifth in blocks. He also led the league in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #25 John Stockton

John Stockton comes in ahead of a truck load of point guards already listed, no Championship needed to prove Stock’s greatness. Stockton and running mate Karl Malone are the ultimate duo in regards to statistical greatness not attaining a ring. Stockton feasted, a true two way force forgotten to often by the masses. Stockton led the league in assists per game in nine straight seasons, he was the leagues top distributor for a decade. . …

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