The Glove, Dirk, and Mikan; Top 50 Players in NBA History Part II

34. Patrick Ewing

In 1999, Ewing became the 10th player in NBA history to record 22,000 points and 10,000 rebounds. Ewing was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN. He won Olympic Gold Medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 US Men’s National Basketball teams.

In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time. On April 7, 2008 he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 5, 2008 along with former NBA coach Pat Riley and former Houston Rockets center, Hakeem Olajuwon. His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.

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33. Sam Jones

He was known for his quickness and game-saving shots, especially during the NBA Playoffs. He has the most NBA championship rings as a player next to Bill Russell. Jones graduated from North Carolina Central University after a spectacular career there.

He scored 1,770 points playing for Hall of Fame coach John McLendon. He was a 4-year letter winner and was a 3-time All-Conference team. Jones spent all of his twelve seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics who drafted him in the first round in 1957.

Jones was known as a clutch scorer, and scored over 15,000 points in his career. He participated in five All-Star Games, and is usually recognized as one of the best shooting guards of his generation.

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