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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks in so many ways was the 1980s version of Slater Martin. Martin was the venerable point guard for the Minneapolis Lakers and St. Louis Hawks.Through his stellar defense and command of the offense, he helped lead his teams

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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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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Julius Erving

Fabled and legendary for his dunks, Doctor J was deserving of all the mythical praise. Sure other players before him had dunked with power (Wilt Chamberlain), dunked with boom shakalaka oomph (Gus Johnson), and dunked with splendid grace (Connie Hawkins),

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dikembe Mutombo

A usually gregarious and affable man, Dikembe Mutombo was as rude a host imaginable in the NBA. He was thoroughly unwelcoming to anyone who would attempt to come into his house. Penetrating guards, sky-walking forwards, and hulking centers were equally

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Bobby Jones

Few defenders have ever come as tough and agile as Bobby Jones. He played a physical, cerebral defensive style predicated on fundamentals and not grabbing, clutching, or cheap-shotting opponents. His results would be nasty for opponents, but at least they

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Moses Malone

As the 1980s dawned in the NBA, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are credited with revitalizing the league. This assertion, while surely true in many regards, obscures who the most dominant player in the NBA was when those two rookies

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Chet Walker

Chet Walker is one of the finest, most durable, and long-lasting small forwards in NBA history. Walker made his first All-Star game in 1964 and his final in 1974. He played a key role on the 1967 Philadelphia 76ers who

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Hal Greer

Consistently consistent. Unassumedly unassumed. Hal Greer just trucked along in the background of the 1960s NBA. He never led the league in scoring, never came close in fact, but he was one of the league’s best scorers. He never came

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Billy Cunningham

A career as staggered and varied as Billy Cunningham’s naturally defies any sort of neat categorization. He was one of the great 6th Men in NBA history on one of the great teams in NBA history. He was a perennial

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Pro Hoops History HOF: George McGinnis

If this were the NBA Hall of Fame, then George McGinnis likely wouldn’t be a member of the club. He definitely had a fine NBA career. Over his first four NBA seasons McGinnis averaged 22 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4 assists,

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