2011 Remix: The NBA’s 50 Greatest Players Of All-Time

February 5th, 2011 by Reservoir God Leave a reply »
The announcement of the 2011 NBA All-Stars triggered the expected debates about who is or isn't one of the top 24 players in the game this season.

Those debates are fine, but the 2 Live Stews debated a much more interesting topic on their sports talk radio show last week.

If they updated the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of All-time, then who would be added to the list and who would they replace?

The original 50 greatest NBA players were selected by "a blue-ribbon panel of media, former players and coaches, current and former general managers and team executives" in 1996 and honored at halftime of the 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland.

How can we determine which players should be honored at halftime of the 2011 All-Star Game in Los Angeles (if the NBA was inclined to do such a thing)?

Wins Produced is a great metric for that kind of debate, so let's see what the numbers have to say about the NBA's 50 Greatest Players.

This article will use Win Score and Estimated Wins Produced, statistical models created by Professor David Berri from the Wages of Wins Journal, to measure how much a player's box score statis ...

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