HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #5 Wilt Chamberlain

  He scored a 100 in a single game, he averaged 50 points per game in a single season, and yet his rival Bill Russell still finishes ahead. Chamberlain had no weaknesses, the guy almost led the league in assists because he felt like it. Arguably the most dominant player in NBA history, if you place your stock in individual numbers there’s a real case for Chamberlain to be higher on this list. Chamberlain’s shortfalls …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #14 Julius Erving

  Dr. J’s resume is solid, a two way monster. Julius Erving was the face of the ABA, was one of the coolest cats in the NBA, won multiple MVP’s, and multiple Championships across both leagues. Oh, and he was an All-Star every year he stepped on the court. What career box didn’t he check? The most common knock on the Doctor’s game was that he spent the best years of his career in the …

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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 – #18 Charles Barkley

  Charles Barkley is a legend; to the older generation he was a hard working and hustling machine, they watched him battle night in, and night out for 15 years.. To the younger generation he was a controversial entertainer, a former legend, who ultimately had no problem saying outlandish things on or off the court. It’s not surprising Barkley finds himself this high on the list, he was under-sized, over-matched, and still prevailed, battling all the …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #38 Allen Iverson

  The Answer is not easy to assign. He poses a unique challenge, a player beloved by many, who stood as a totem for both the league on the floor, and the culture of the game off the court. He scored a ridiculous amount of points and yet none of those baskets resulted in a Championship. There are those who would argue he was a ‘chucker’ and those who would argue he was a gunner …

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