George Gervin

The Iceman was a bad man, an all around weapon. The 80’s version of Kevin Durant, George Gervin scored with absolute ferocity and incredible efficiency. Four scoring titles over a five year span and despite never winning a title he led all playoff participants in points per game in six separate seasons.

He is 15th all time in points scored, and though he never added an MVP trophy to the mantle, he finished top five in the voting for four straight years. That includes back-to-back second place finishes in 1978 and 1979.

The Resume:

40th Overall Pick 1974 – Phoenix Suns

12x All-Star

9x All-NBA

All-Star MVP

Hall of Fame

 

How did the guys rank him?

The Flag Bearer: Shane Young (23).

The Barn Burner: James Holas and Marc Griffin (44).

How did the other guys rank Gervin: Jacob Noble (25), Will Reeve (26), Josh Eberley (33), Adi Joseph (33), Brian Geltzeiler (33), Lang Greene (34), Justin Rowan (35), Justin Salkin (36), Matt Drappel (37), Robert Littal (38), and Justin Termine (38).

 

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#30 Tuesday, September 8th.

 

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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

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