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 early eras, Pettit probably wouldn’t translate to today’s game. The efficiency isn’t there, but we can appreciate his individual dominance, and still point to his career totals as evidence of said dominance. 18th all time in rebounds, and 40th all time in points isn’t half bad for a guy who only played 11 seasons.

The Resume:

Second Overall Pick 1954 – Milwaukee Hawks

11x All-Star

11x All-NBA

Rookie of the Year

4x All-Star MVP

2x MVP

Champion

 

How did the guys rank him?

The Flag Bearer: Adi Joseph (12).

The Barn Burner: Matt Drappel (51).

How did the other guys rank Pettit: Jacob Noble (18), Marc Griffin (19), Justin Salkin (19), Justin Rowan (20), Robert Littal (20), Justin Termine (20), James Holas (21), Lang Greene (21), Brian Geltzeiler (21), Josh Eberley (23), Shane Young (25), and Will Reeve (28).

 

Bob Pettit action

 

#19 Saturday, September 19th

 

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Contributors:

Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley

Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC

James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen

Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph

Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416

Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada

Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO

Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA

Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio

Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc

Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene

Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat

Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr

and of course,

Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic

 

Links to previous #HCHot50 pages:

HCHot50 Intro / Missed the Cut

#50 Pete Maravich
#49 Dave Cowens
#48 Wes Unseld
#47 Dolph Schayes
#46 Paul Pierce
#45 Kevin Durant
#44 Dominique Wilkins
#43 Chris Paul
#42 Bill Walton
#41 Gary Payton
#40 Elvin Hayes
#39 Clyde Drexler
#38 Allen Iverson
#37 Steve Nash
#36 Willis Reed
#35 George Mikan
#34 Patrick Ewing
#33 Kevin McHale
#32 Jason Kidd
#31 George Gervin
#30 Walt Frazier
#29 Dwyane Wade
#28 Rick Barry
#27 Bob Cousy
#26 Scottie Pippen
#25 John Stockton
#24 David Robinson
#23 Dirk Nowtizki
#22 John Havlicek
#21 Isiah Thomas

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