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All-Time #NBArank: Players 46-50

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Assessing Allen Iverson's All-Time #NBArank (3:49)

One of the NBA's most enigmatic players is also one of the hardest to rank. Kevin Arnovitz and Kevin Pelton discuss. (3:49)

Our All-Time #NBArank countdown of the 100 greatest ballers in league history hits the top 50!

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 51-60, 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.

On to players 46-50 ...


All-Time #NBArank: 46-50

We'll unveil one player every hour starting at 11 a.m. ET. If you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along, #NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use. You also can follow along @ESPNNBA and on Facebook.


Allen Iverson

Position
Shooting guard/point guard

Teams
Philadelphia 76ers (1996-2006), Denver Nuggets (2006-2008), Detroit Pistons (2008-2009), Memphis Grizzlies (2009), 76ers (2009-10)

Honors
MVP (2000-01), 11-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, four-time scoring champion, Rookie of the Year (1996-97)

Championships
None

Career stats
26.7 PPG, 6.2 APG, 2.2 SPG, .425 FG%

Nickname
The Answer

Did you know?
Iverson twice led the NBA in scoring and steals in the same season. Since steals became an official stat in 1973-74, Michael Jordan is the only other player to lead the league in both steals and points in the same season. -- ESPN Stats & Info

George Gervin

Position
Small forward/shooting guard

Teams
Virginia Squires (1972-73), San Antonio Spurs (1973-1985), Chicago Bulls (1985-86)

Honors
Nine-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, four-time scoring champion, Hall of Fame

Championships
None

Career stats
25.1 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, .501 FG%

Nickname
Iceman

Did you know?
Gervin won four scoring titles, including three straight. The only players to win more scoring titles are Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Willis Reed

Position
Center

Teams
New York Knicks (1964-74)

Honors
MVP (1969-70), two-time Finals MVP (1970, 1973), seven-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, NBA Rookie of the Year (1964-65), Hall of Fame

Championships
2 (1970, 1973)

Career stats
18.7 PPG, 12.9 RPG, .476 FG%

Nickname
The Captain

Did you know?
Reed is the only player in Knicks history to win MVP. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Russell Westbrook

Position
Point guard

Teams
Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-present)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, scoring champion (2014-15)

Championships
None

Career stats
21.4 PPG, 7.4 APG, 5.4 RPG, 1.8 SPG

Did you know?
Westbrook won the scoring title in 2014-15 while also averaging more than eight assists and seven rebounds per game. The only other player in NBA history to win the scoring title while averaging eight assists and seven rebounds is Michael Jordan. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Ray Allen

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Milwaukee Bucks (1996-2003), Seattle SuperSonics (2003-2007), Boston Celtics (2007-2012), Miami Heat (2012-2014)

Honors
Ten-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection

Championships
2 (2008, 2013)

Career stats
18.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, .400 3FG%, .894 FT%

Nickname
Jesus Shuttlesworth

Did you know?
The NBA's career leader in 3-point field goals made with 2,973, Allen is the only player in NBA history to make at least 200 3-pointers in a season five different times. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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