NBA great Alex English on being left off 75th anniversary team: 'Can't say I'm not disappointed'

But English was among those left off the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team earlier this week. He expressed his dismay about not making the list.

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SACRAMENTO, QUE - MARCH 29:  Alex English #12 of the Denver Nuggets shoots a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings on March 29, 1988 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.

SACRAMENTO, QUE – MARCH 29: Alex English #12 of the Denver Nuggets shoots a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings on March 29, 1988 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

WARRIORSKLAY THOMPSON UNHAPPY BEING LEFT OFF NBA’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM

PORTLAND, OR - 1986: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets stretches against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played circa 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregón.

PORTLAND, OR – 1986: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets stretches against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played circa 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregón. (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)

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 puntos. The Nuggets retired his No. 2 jersey.

LANDOVER, MD - CIRCA 1990: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets looks on from the bench against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1990 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. English played for the Nuggets from 1980-90.

LANDOVER, Maryland – CIRCA 1990: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets looks on from the bench against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1990 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. English played for the Nuggets from 1980-90. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Among the active NBA players on the list are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Lebron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.

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