Several Notables Snubbed on 'NBA 75 Greatest' List; Reggie Miller Speechless As He Gets The Word Live on TNT

The NBA has finally completed the revealing of its list of the 75 Greatest Players in league history (actually, 76 due to a tie in voting), and as TNT announced the final 25 entrants, we were able to watch Reggie Miller get the news live on the air that he made the cut.

Miller was left virtually speechless. He averaged 18 points a game in his 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers, and is one of the game's all-time great three-point shooters. 

Highlighting the newcomers to the list that follows up on the 1996 NBA at 50 list of Top 50 players, were a slew of legendary players who made their mark in the last quarter century, starting with a couple of Los Angeles Lakers of varying degrees of service:

  • LeBron James
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Tim Duncan
  • Stephen Curry
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Kevin Durant
A couple of players who many felt were robbed in their absence from the original Top 50, Dominique Wilkins and Bob McAdoo, both made it this time around. 

But alas, there are still a number of stars from the past and present who will feel like they got snubbed on the Top 75 list. Probably most notable on this list, Dwight Howard, who was an 8-time all-star, 5-time All-NBA team selection and 3-time Defensive Player of the Year. His response was that it was "disrespectful."
Others missing out: the great Alex English, the 20th leading scorer in NBA history, who is now a two-time snub; 4-time NBA champion Tony Parker; and one player who got some hype in the lead-up to the announcement, Vince Carter. 

Carter finished 19th on the all-time scoring list, largely due to his 22 seasons played. But as pointed out here, he only went as far as the conference finals once, he had but two All-NBA selections, and never finished higher than 10th in MVP voting. 

Klay Thompson wasn't thrilled with his snub, writing on Instagram, "in my head I'm top 75 all-time." 

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