Goodrich, Worthy and Legends 41-50: Top 50 Players in NBA History

46. Nate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond, or “Nate the Great”, was more than just great. He was an NBA superstar who played most of his career for the previous San Francisco Warriors as their forward.

Nate has reached so many great accomplishments throughout his career, but none more unique than being the first NBA player to record a quadruple double. He reached this feat on October 18, 1974 against the Atlanta Hawks with 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 blocks.

In addition to this great milestone, he was also selected as an NBA All-Star seven times and selected on the NBA All-Defensive Team five times in his career.


45. Elvin Hayes

In Hayes’ career with the San Diego/Houston Rockets and the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, Hayes played 1,303 games over 16 seasons, registering 27,313 points (eighth all-time) and 16,279 rebounds (fourth all-time).

Hayes never missed more than two games in any of his 16 seasons in the NBA. In addition to his 1968 scoring title, he led the NBA in rebounding in 1970 and 1974.

Hayes played in twelve straight NBA All-Star Games from 1969 to 1980.Hayes was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team during the 1996–97 NBA season and was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.


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