The NBA has unveiled its official list of the 75 greatest players in basketball history.
All 75 of the players listed are irrefutably deserving of having their named recognized among the all-time greats – but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few onerous omissions.
Los Angeles Lakers’ center Dwight Howard called his snub “disrespectful.”
Howard is an 8x all-star, 8x all-NBA, 3x DPOY, ROY, NBA champion, and is among the all-time leaders in rebounds and blocks.
In Howard’s defense, it does seem disrespectful that his Lakers teammate, Anthony Davis, made the list with far fewer credentials.
Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson also called his snub disrespectful.
Thompson is a 5x all-star, 2x all-NBA, 1x all-defensive player with three championships.
Missed playing time due to injury certainly hasn’t helped Thompson’s case.
There will be snubs with every list – but Howard’s exclusion is baffling.