The NBA revealed a list of their top 75 players of all time. Unsurprisingly, many outstanding players got left out.
Let’s compare two players.
Player A led the league in rebounds five times, free throw attempts four times, blocks two times, and field goal percentage once.
Player B led the league in 0 categories.
Player A was Defensive Player of the Year 3 times
Player B was Defensive Player of the Year 0 times
Player A played 1188 games, averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds, 1.4 assists
Player B played 1183 games, averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.9 assists
Which player would you rather have?
Player A is Dwight Howard. Player B is the legendary Patrick Ewing.
Patrick Ewing is considered a top 50 player of all time and easily made the top 75 list. NBA voters left Dwight Howard off the top 75 list. Their stories are direct opposites. Ewing was considered a star who did everything to win. Howard was considered selfish.
However, if you take out their names and the stories the media pushes, are their stats that different? Arguably, Howard was the better player.
When you choose new people to join your team or get promoted, how do you ensure the right person gets in?
Thanks for caring!