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NBA's 50 Greatest Players: How do we judge greatness?

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The Over and Back Classic NBA podcast continues its offseason series looking at the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in history, as officially decreed by the NBA in 1996. Today, your hosts Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch are joined once again by a legend in the basketball history field, ProHoopsHistory.com‘s Curtis Harris (@ProHoopsHistory). Topics include discussing what we value the most when trying to determine who should be in the Top 50: statistics, reputation, team accomplishments, innovation, influence and more. They then go through the slashers and forwards named in the original list and where they’d stand if a list was made today — who’s in, who’s out and who’s on the bubble? They discuss the cases of Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, James Worthy, Paul Arizin, Scottie Pippen, Billy Cunningham, Dave DeBusschere, Kevin McHale, Elvin Hayes, and Jerry Lucas.

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