Happy 63rd Birthday NBA! The 63 Greatest

June 8th, 2010 by Isaiah Montoya Leave a reply »
With a competitive 2010 Finals upon us 63 years have gone by since 1947 when the Philadelphia Warriors and their MVP 'Jumpin' Joe Fulks beat the Chicago Stags in the first ever finals.

Remember in 1997, when the 50 greatest players were named after 50 seasons of NBA action? You know; the NBA 50 for 50.

This is my quick list of the NBA 63 for 63:

#63 - 'The Human Highlight Film' Dominique Wilkins - the high flyer soared and powered his way into NBA fan memories. One of the greatest scorers ever, he was at times, like poetry in motion. Sadly, he never won a ring.

#62 - Kevin Johnson was a little man with a huge heart and a good public attitude; but on the court he was cutthroat. The little guy was really fast and exciting and made the Finals but lost in 1993. Nevertheless he is one of the most underrated and least mentioned great players ever. He was also an assist machine.

#61 - An overlooked legend was George McGinnis. He was a two-time ABA champion with the Pacers in the early 70's, and when he got to the NBA he helped Dr. J get to the Finals in 1977, where they lost to Walton and the Blazers. The 6'8" power foward's #30 ...

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