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

42. James Worthy

“Big Game James” was a seven-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA champion. A standout for the North Carolina Tar Heels, the 6 ft 9 in small forward was the MOP of the 1982 NCAA Tournament and #1 pick of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Worthy was an All-American high school basketball player at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, North Carolina. Worthy averaged 21.5 points and 12.5 rebounds during his senior season, for a team that lost in the state championship game.


41. Clyde Drexler

A 10-time All-Star and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the NBA named him one of basketball’s fifty greatest players as of 1996. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and an NBA championship in 1995 with the Houston Rockets.

Drexler also came within one stat of achieving a quadruple-double on two occasions:Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks, January 10, 1986: 26 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings, November 1, 1996: 25 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 10 steals.


Make sure you follow the rest of the list by checking out Part II and Part III.

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