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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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #26 Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen was the perfect compliment to his Airness. Compliment. Not side-kick, not Robin, but compliment. Pippen’s individual numbers are better than he’s given credit for and the totals would’ve been a whole lot higher if he was running the offense.  Pippen’s versatility and all around contributions rebounding, play making, and defending were a big reason that the Bulls were as successful as they were. Pippen was one of the greatest defensive players ever. One …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #27 Bob Cousy

  Bob Cousy was the second player ever to win the MVP award, the floor general of the greatest dynasty basketball has ever seen, and the league’s top assist man for eight straight seasons. Like many men from the 50’s and 60’s playing a different game in a different era, Cousy’s efficiency wouldn’t hold up in today’s game. That being said, he took care of business in his own right. He led the playoffs in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #28 Rick Barry

Rick Barry had his own style that’s certain. He was criticized for his choices on and off the court, whether it was shooting free throws underhand or vocally berating teammates. But, Barry didn’t care, he flat out, balled out. He collected a scoring title his second season in the league, averaged 30.5 points a game over the first six years of his career, Barry could score. Barry is criticized for reasons similar to Kobe Bryant. …

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