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The 6’2″-and-Under Champions Club

Life should be grand for Chris Paul. He delivered 22.5 points, 12 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 51% FG, 75% FT, and 45.5% 3PT in the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His regular season

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jamaal Wilkes

“I would have the player be a good student, polite, courteous, a good team player, a good defensive player and rebounder, a good inside player and outside shooter,” [John] Wooden told the New York Post in 1985. “Why not just

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Jerry West

Perhaps more than any other player, Jerry West demonstrates that in life what you earn isn’t what you get. Despite being greatness personified, West won just one NBA title in his career. Not that he lacked for chances. Under his

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Wilt Chamberlain

The individual success of Wilt Chamberlain is undeniable and legendary. The first man to average over 30 and 40 and 50 points per game. The first to shoot over 50% and 60% and 70% from the field for a season.

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Bob McAdoo

There was something elegant about the way Bob McAdoo played basketball. Although a center, he was slender, sinewy, and slippery. His way to dominate a game wasn’t through sheer power, but through irrepressible ability. McAdoo’s run from 1974 to 1976

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

For someone who accomplished so much for so long, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can rightfully make the claim to being the best player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers. Personally, I’m not in the business of trying to suss out

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Magic Johnson

Easily one of the greatest point guard in NBA history, Magic Johnson is also a prime candidate for weirdest point guard ever. Standing 6’8″ tall, Magic certainly leaves an impression at first sight. Other players that tall had proven capable

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Shaquille O’Neal

Young basketball fans can certainly identify Shaquille O’Neal. He’s the boisterous member of TNT’s in-studio NBA coverage. Or he’s that old slow mammoth center who barely played in Boston. Perhaps the big man who slogged through a year in Cleveland. Or

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Gail Goodrich

Affectionately called “Stumpy”, the diminutive Gail Goodrich had one of the sweetest jump shots in the league from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. He began his career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the their powder blue days. However, those

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: James Worthy

Looking at James Worthy’s stats in a vacuum can give off the impression that he wasn’t that good of a basketball player. His career average in points was 17.6. Not bad by any means, but it’s not going to blow

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