Among the active NBA players on the list are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, 安东尼戴维斯, 凯文杜兰特, James Harden, 勒布朗·詹姆斯, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.
“Maybe I’m just naïve in my ability to play basketball, but in my head I’m TOP 75 all time,” Thompson wrote on Instagram的.
NBA fans also debate why Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard were left off the list as well.
Thompson became notorious for his knockdown three-point shots and was even more of a sharpshooter than Curry was at points of their careers. Thompson made five consecutive All-Star Game appearances from 2014 至 2019 but missed the last two seasons dealing with Achilles and knee injuries.
Irving won a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers 在 2016. He is a seven-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA First Team selection. Even while he sits out because of his vaccine stance in 2021, he’s still a top 10 overall player in the league and one of the best points guards.
Howard was a dominant big man during his prime years. He is an eight-time NBA All-Star, eight-time All-NBA First Team selection and a three-time Defensive Player of the Year. He got his first ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.
The debate over who are the 75 greatest NBA players of all time is certainly going to be talked about throughout the season and for years to come.