B/R NBA Team: Top 10 Stars Ranking for Not Winning an Episode | Ovarian Report

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10. Russell Westbrook

9. James Harden

8. Steve Nash

7. Patrick Ewing

6. Allen Iverson

5. John Stockton

4. Chris Paul

3. Elgin Baylor

2. Karl Malone

1. Charles Barclay

Honorable Mention

*in order of highest rank

Dominic Wilkins: Every generation of the NBA tends to have one player who stands out as a bigger athlete than the rest. Dominic Wilkins has been nicknamed the “Human Spotlight Reel” because he was a must-see player. Wilkins spent most of his career with the Atlanta Hawks, and was a rare player to maintain his form after rupturing his Achilles tendon. Highest rating: 6 – Pincus

Carmelo Anthony: Anthony has often been criticized for not being a “winner” – sometimes fair, sometimes not. But as a pure goal scorer, few have been more effective than ever, and he remains one of the most popular players of the past two decades. Highest rating: 7 – Heiken

Maravec House: Pete Maravich was arguably the first ball-handling handler in the NBA and a true showman. Maravich was a major influence on later pioneers such as Irvin “Magic” Johnson, who perfected the no-look pass he had learned from watching the “Pistol Beat.” Maravich played throughout the 1970s, primarily with the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans/Utah Jazz, before injuries forced him to retire. Unfortunately, he died of a heart defect at the age of forty. Highest rating: 7 Pincus

George GervinGeorge “The Iceman” Gervin 26.2 points per game ranks ninth ever on the career leaderboard, despite playing his first three seasons without a three-point streak (even after adding it, he didn’t really take advantage of that he-she). While doing the bulk of his damage from midrange and with the best toe roll in the game, Gervin was one of the best scorers we’ve ever seen. highest rank: 8 – Billy

Reggie Miller: Reggie Miller might qualify for this list with one performance, as he scored eight points in the last 18.7 seconds of a 1995 playoff against the New York Knicks. This runaway sequence with the Indiana Pacers (his only 18-season franchise) best sums up what killer Miller was up to in the playoffs. Arguably the number one three-point shooter of his era, Miller was a fearsome competitor and a trash talker. Highest rating: 9 – Pincus

Damian Lillard: One of the greatest big-match shooters of the era, the Lillard Blazers made a playoff team without much help in the era of super teams. At 31 years old, Lillard still has plenty of time to get off this list before calling it a career. Highest rating: 10 – Heiken

Def Bing: During the late ’60s, you’d be hard pressed to find another keeper who could score and make it look really easy like Dave Bing did. 2 pick in the 1966 NBA Draft, Bing spent 12 seasons in the NBA, and earned several individual awards along the journey, including the 1968 Rookie of the Year (20 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.1 APG). He was even better in his second season when he led the league by scoring 27.1 points per game. Bing, now 78, was a seven-time All-Star and spent the bulk of his career with the Detroit Pistons (1966-1975) followed by shorter spells in Washington (1975-1977) and Boston (1977-1978). Highest rating: 13 – useless

Lenny Wilkins: One of the All-Stars throughout the 1960s and into the early 1970s, Lenny Wilkens won the All-Star MVP in 1971. He grew tremendously as a point guard, averaging 2.8 assists per game as a rookie peaking at 9.6 in 1971-72. While Wilkins did not win a championship as a player, he did as a coach for the 1978-1979 Seattle Supersonics. Highest rating: 13 – Pincus

Nate Thurmond: After Wilt Chamberlain was traded by the San Francisco Warriors to the Philadelphia 76ers, Nate Thurmond took over as the team’s primary. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar described Thurmond as the strongest defender he has ever faced. He was a seven-time All-Star and the first player to officially score in the NBA Quadruple. Highest rating: 16 – Pincus

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