Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook are active NBA players.
Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson noticed the omission. "Perhaps I'm naïve, but I'm convinced I'm the top 75 basketball player ever," Thompson posted on Instagram.
NBA fans also wonder why Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard were excluded. Thompson was even more gifted than Curry at times and was known for his knockout three-pointers.
Thompson played in five straight All-Star Games from 2014 to 2019, missing the last two due to Achilles and knee injuries.
Irving's Cavaliers won a title in 2016. Seven-time All-Star, three-time NBA First Team. He's a top-10 player and one of the best points guards despite sitting out in 2021 due to his vaccine stance.
Howard was a powerful big man in his peak. Eight-time NBA All-Star, eight-time All-NBA First Team, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. He got his first Lakers ring in 2020.
The 75 greatest NBA players of all time will be debated throughout the season and beyond.