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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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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