HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #34 Patrick Ewing

Big Pat was a phenom in College, an easy choice for the Knicks in the 1985 draft. Although Patrick Ewing was ultimately unable to bring the NYC faithful a Championship, he brought them as close as you could possibly go, one game away. He finished in the top five of MVP voting on six separate occasions he was an unfortunate victim of the Jordan/Olajuwon era. Many would argue he was the greatest to ever wear …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #41 Gary Payton

The Glove was fierce, as fierce as it gets at the point of attack. This is a man who both ran the offense and guarded the GOAT in the same NBA Finals. Gary Payton is one of if not the most dominant two way player to ever play his position, he also went to the NBA Finals with three different teams. I’ve always wondered how much the Championship with Miami late in his career effected …

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