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All-Time #NBArank: 51-60

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Greatest NBA player of All Time? (1:19)

Jackie MacMullan says there are too many NBA greats to choose just one. (1:19)

All-Time #NBArank's Top 100 rolls on with players 51-60.

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.

The Top 100 will roll out over the next few weeks. We have already announced players 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100.

Also, check out our positional rankings of the 10 best point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers of all time.


All-Time #NBARank: 51-60

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Reggie Miller

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Indiana Pacers (1987-2005)

Honors
Five-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-NBA selection

Championships
None

Career stats
18.2 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, .395 3FG%

Did you know?
Of the 20 players in NBA history to score at least 25,000 career points, Miller is the only one that never finished in the top 10 in MVP voting. His highest finish was 13th in 1999-00. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Bob McAdoo

Position
Center/power forward

Teams
Buffalo Braves (1972-1976), New York Knicks (1976-1979), Boston Celtics (1979), Detroit Pistons (1979-1981), New Jersey Nets (1981), Los Angeles Lakers (1981-1985), Philadelphia 76ers (1986)

Honors
MVP (1974-75), five-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection, three-time scoring champion, Rookie of the Year (1972-73), Hall of Fame

Championships
2 (1982, 1985)

Career stats
22.1 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 1.5 BPG, .503 FG%

Did you know?
Bob McAdoo is the only player in NBA history to win three scoring titles before turning 25 years old. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Wes Unseld

Position
Center

Teams
Baltimore Bullets (1968-1973), Capitol Bullets (1973-74), Washington Bullets (1974-1981)

Honors
Six-time All-Star, Finals MVP (1978), Rookie of the Year, one-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1978)

Career stats
10.8 PPG, 14.0 RPG, 3.9 APG, .509 FG%

Did you know?
One of the best passing big men of all time, Unseld is the all-time leader in assists for the Wizards/Bullets franchise. The original king of the outlet pass, long before Kevin Love, Unseld and Love's father, Stan, were teammates. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Bernard King

Position
Small forward

Teams
New Jersey Nets (1977-1979), Utah Jazz (1979-80), Golden State Warriors (1980-1982), New York Knicks (1982-87), Washington Bullets (1987-1991), New Jersey Nets (1992-93), missed 1985-86 and 1991-92 seasons to injury

Honors
Four-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, NBA Comeback Player of the Year (1981), scoring champion (1984-85)

Championships
None

Career stats
22.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.3 APG, .518 FG%

Did you know?
King won the scoring title in 1984-85 while averaging 32.9 points per game. He remains the only player in Knicks history to average 30 points for an entire season. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Dave Cowens

Position
Center/Power forward

Teams
Boston Celtics (1970-1980), Milwaukee Bucks (1982-83)

Honors
MVP (1972-73), seven-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA selection, three-time All-Defense selection, co-Rookie of the Year (1970-71), Hall of Fame

Championships
2 (1974, 1976)

Career stats
17.6 PPG, 13.6 RPG, 3.3 APG, .460 FG%

Nickname
Big Red

Did you know?
Cowens averaged 20 points per game and 15 rebounds in three postseasons. The only players to average 20-15 in more postseasons are Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Pettit. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Pau Gasol

Position
Center/Power forward

Teams
Memphis Grizzlies (2001-2008), Los Angeles Lakers (2008-2014), Chicago Bulls (2014-present)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year (2001-02), four-time All-NBA selection

Championships
2 (2009, 2010)

Career stats
18.3 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.7 BPG, .511 FG%

Did you know?
Like a Spanish wine, Pau Gasol keeps getting better with age. Last season, he started the All-Star Game for the first time and became the oldest player in NBA history to lead the league in double-doubles. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Robert Parish

Position
Center

Teams
Golden State Warriors (1976-1980), Boston Celtics (1980-1994), Charlotte Hornets (1994-1996), Chicago Bulls (1996-97)

Honors
Nine-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
4 (1981, 1984, 1986, 1997)

Career stats
14.5 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.5 BPG .537 FG%

Nickname
The Chief

Did you know?
A Hall of Famer in his own right, Robert Parish played with 13 other Hall of Famers in his 21-year career, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Rick Barry, among others. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Tony Parker

Position
Point guard

Teams
San Antonio Spurs (2002-present)

Honors
Six-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, Finals MVP (2007)

Championships
4 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

Career stats
16.7 PPG, 5.9 RPG, .495 FG%

Did you know?
Parker ranks second all-time in assists among players born outside the United States, behind only Steve Nash. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Carmelo Anthony

Position
Small forward

Teams
Denver Nuggets (2003-2011), New York Knicks (2011-present)

Honors
Nine-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection, NBA scoring champion (2012-13)

Championships
None

Career stats
25.0 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.1 APG, .454 FG%

Nickname
Melo

Did you know?
Of the 13 players in NBA history to average at least 25 points for their career, Anthony's three playoff series wins are tied with George Gervin for the fewest. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Earl Monroe

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Baltimore Bullets (1967-1971), New York Knicks (1971-1980)

Honors
Four-time All-Star, All-NBA first team (1969), Rookie of the Year (1967-68), Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1973)

Career stats
18.8 PPG, 3.9 APG, 3.0 RPG, .464 FG%

Nicknames
Earl The Pearl, Black Jesus

Did you know?
Monroe is one of six players in NBA history to average at least 20 points and four assists in each of their first four seasons. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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