- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 14, 2006


On Saturday, TNT will announce what it calls its “next 10” as part of its All-Star weekend.

With the NBA in its 60th season, the network is adding 10 more names to the 50 greatest players in NBA history named by the league in 1996.

The network’s list is unofficial, just like this one:

• Bob McAdoo. For three seasons in the mid-1970s, no one was better than McAdoo. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was just as good, but he wasn’t any better. No other player who could be described as “the best in the league” was left off the NBA’s top 50.

• Alex English, Adrian Dantley and Dominique Wilkins. Larry Bird overshadowed them, but this trio of 1980s forwards each scored at least 23,000 points.

• Kevin Johnson, Gary Payton and Jason Kidd. Three point guards from California who challenged John Stockton as the game’s best.

• Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Along with Shaquille O’Neal, they are the best players of the post-Jordan era.

• Reggie Miller. The last shot always should go to Miller.

Kevin Brewer

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