Maar Engels was vroeër vandeesweek onder diegene wat die NBA se 75ste verjaardagspan verlaat het. Hy het sy ontsteltenis uitgespreek oor die feit dat hy nie die lys gehaal het nie.
“Can’t say I am not disappointed for not being included on the 75th anniversary team after seeing the list. I felt the same after the first list of 50. I have always known that my understated style wasn’t conducive to being associated with such a flamboyant sport, especially when you start making ‘the best of’ lists,” English tweeted.
“I know that my body of work as an @NBA player stands up to the test and would put it to test against many on the list, I am content with that. I congratulate the Players that were selected.”
English said he received a text from fellow Hall of Famer Rick Barry, who was also disappointed the 6-foot-7 former Denver Nuggets star didn’t make the cut.
English was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. He’s in the top 25 in points scored all-time with 25,613 punte. The Nuggets retired his No. 2 trui.
Onder die aktiewe NBA-spelers op die lys is Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.