HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #16 Moses Malone

  Moses Malone was a brute on the boards, a scoring machine, a Champion, and a MVP on three separate occasions. He left nothing on the table when he retired. (Malone is one of only nine players to win three or more MVP awards, one of eight if we take away ABA designations.) The Chairman of The Boards leaves behind one heck of a legacy; a six time rebounding champ, the all time leader in …

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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 – #44 Dominique Wilkins

The Human Highlight Film was a feature attraction for the NBA from 1982 all the way through to the 1999 season. Dominique Wilkins got to play against the best over his elongated career. The Bird led Celtics, the Showtime Lakers, the Bad Boy Pistons, Jordan’s Bulls, and even Kobe’s Lakers at the tail end of his career. The previous may in fact be why Wilkins, who happens to be the league’s 12th leading scorer all …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #50 Pete Maravich

Yesterday we revealed the 40 guys receiving votes but failing to land a position on our prestigious rankings. That list included a heap of talented players, including multiple MVP’s, Finals MVP’s, Hall of Fame members, former Champions, and fan favourites through out the decades. Cutting the list at 50 was a daunting task and unfortunately it meant we had to leave out a lot of great players. That left some readers, and even some contributors …

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A Number’s Game: Power Ranking Round-Up

“The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.” Dan Gilbert, probably Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers and Derrick Rose-led Chicago Bulls would strut through the East, the eternal Spurs and high octane Thunder would rule over the loaded West, teams like Sacramento and the Bucks would stink, and all would be copacetic in the NBA world. Then the season started. I’m not sure …

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