NBA To Name 75 Greatest Players for Next Season's 75th Anniversary

It was twenty-five years ago, for the NBA's 50th season, that the league came out with its 50 Greatest Players of All-Time. The debates haven't stopped ever since. Now a whole new slate of snubs and controversies can have at it, as the NBA has announced it will name its '75 Greatest Players' during a 75th season celebration in 2021-22. It's not the Hall of Fame, but it might as well be. 

The list will be unveiled in October, before the start of the season. But here's the thing — those 50 "Greatest" from the original list are not all guaranteed to be included on the new list of 75. There've been a lot of great players that have donned NBA uniforms in the last 25 years that will now take their place alongside greats of the past.

Now, the NBA isn't insane, so the list of 75 will not be presented in any order (other than alphabetical, we assume). 

Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins was one of the most notable names left off the original list. But there was no social media in 1996 for snubs and fans thereof to lash out on. The new '75' list will undoubtedly create a whole new set of controversies and names omitted. 

MJ or LeBron? KD or Curry? Even though the list isn't in 'order', the squabbling will be endless. Luckily for us, this time around, we'll get to watch it all unfold on Twitter. 

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