Best Basketball Players of the 70s

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The Top Ten

1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Greatest hook shooter ever - Basketballman

2 Pete Maravich 'The Pistol'
3 Julius Erving
4 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.
5 Elvin Hayes
6 Bob McAdoo
7 George Gervin George Gervin George Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.
8 Bob Lanier
9 Rick Barry Rick Barry Richard Francis Dennis "Rick" Barry III is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association.

Underhand Shooting style - Basketballman

10 Earl Monroe

The Contenders

11 Jerry West Jerry West Jerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
12 Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

Although getting up there in age and slowed down offensively by the time the 1970's rolled around, elderly Wilt was still the best rebounder of the 70's, and for that matter, "Grandpa" Wilt was still a better rebounder than anybody else- ever.

Even during his final year in the NBA, he managed to set the unofficial single game blocked shot record with 26 blocks in a game. Also famously blocked Kareem's supposedly unblockable skyhook TWICE IN A ROW during the 4th quarter of a key playoff game.

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