Top Ten NBA Players from the '70s

EpicJake
The best NBA players of the 1970s. There are probably more to be added so add if you can.

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.

Definitely. He won half of the MVP awards in the entire decade. - phillysports

NBA's All Time leading scorer, known for the hook shot. - EpicJake

2 Julius Erving Julius Erving Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.

One of the best players from the ABA-NBA merger. - EpicJake

3 Elvin Hayes

The best Wizards player in Franchise History. - EpicJake

He is definitely one of the best Power Fowards of all time, very underrated, he also brought my hometown a championship. - Kare3m

He is one of the best power Fowards of all time, he gave my home town a championship - Kare3m

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.

Him and Bill Russell were part of the Celtics' great Championship run. - EpicJake

5 Bob McAdoo

Good offensively and defensively, especially in the mid 70s. - EpicJake

6 Walt Frazier Walt Frazier Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

One of the best point guards of the game. - EpicJake

7 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.

No one will forget his way of shooting a free throw. - EpicJake

8 Pete Maravich

Always put on a great show! The NBA's first true showman. His crafty offensive plays and ball handling abilities were way before his time. If he were to play in today's game he would be unstoppable.

Floppy socks and great scorer. Sadly, he tragically died in the 80s. - EpicJake

I agree

9 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.

Was pretty much the only good player on the 70s Spurs. - EpicJake

10 Bob Lanier

He wasn't as good as Wilt or Bill Russell but he's elite. - EpicJake

The Contenders

11 Dave Cowens
12 Wes Unseld
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