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Who are the active players on the NBA 75 team? LeBron James tops the elite list

After a three-day reveal, the NBA’s 75th anniversary squad is complete.

The team, consisting of 75 players voted on by a media panel, current and former players, coaches and executives, honors the game’s legacy through players who have made decades of contributions to the sport.

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In addition to the Hall of Famers who laid the foundation for the league, the 75-player roster consists of 11 players who are active in the 2021-22 NBA season.

What active players were named to the NBA’s 75th anniversary team? Here’s everything you need to know about the active members during this NBA season.

What active players were named to the NBA 75 team?

Announced in installments of 25 over three days, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and James Harden were the first to hear their names on opening night. On Day 2, Chris Paul was the only active addition, ushering in the addition of (NUMBER) final active players.

Find the complete list of active players named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team, listed alphabetically.

(Accolades entering the 2021-22 season)

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Selected 15th in the 2013 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo’s rise to all-time greatness is unique. Through his first eight seasons, Antetokounmpo has accumulated five All-Star and All-NBA selections, four All-Defensive Team selections, was named Most Improved Player in 2017, won consecutive league MVPs in 2019 and 2020 and added a Defensive Player of the Year award to his trophy case also in 2020.

In 2021, Antetokounmpo won his first NBA title, taking home Finals MVP honors with an all-time championship performance.

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Stephen Curry, Warriors

Curry, who changed the game with his shooting ability, lands on the list as he enters his thirteenth NBA season.

A seven-time All-Star and seven-time All-NBA, Curry also won two scoring titles and won back-to-back MVP awards in 2015 and 2016, which was a unanimous pick. In addition to individual accomplishments, Curry has won three NBA titles with the Warriors, including back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.

Kevin Durant, Nets

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Known as one of the most unstoppable scorers in game history, Durant’s selection comes as he enters his 15th NBA season. The 2008 Rookie of the Year has won 11 All-Star selections, nine All-NBA selections, accumulated four scoring titles and was named MVP All-Star twice.

Durant is also a two-time NBA champion, winning back-to-back titles and Finals MVP with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018.

James Harden, Networks

Entering his twelfth NBA season, Harden has a roster of accolades that includes nine All-Star picks, seven All-NBA nominations, consecutive scoring titles from the 2017-18 season through 2019-20 and assists. crown in the 2016-17 season.

After winning the Sixth Man of the Year in his third NBA season, Harden emerged as a perennial MVP candidate, taking home the award in 2018.

LeBron James, Lakers

James, the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, is one of the most successful players in the history of the game.

Over 18 seasons, the 2004 Rookie of the Year has won 17 All-Star and 17 All-NBA selections, six All-Defensive Team selections and has been named League MVP four times to equal his four NBA titles. and four NBA Finals MVP awards. The three-time MVP of the All-Star Game also entered the 2021-22 season third all-time on the NBA’s scoring list, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

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Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

Leonard, who was selected 15th in the 2011 NBA Draft, has compiled quite a few résumés in 10 seasons.

Chosen seven times on the Defensive Team, five times in the All-Star Game and five times on the NBA Team, Leonard has been named Defensive Player of the Year twice and led two separate franchises to NBA titles, earning the MVP of the Finals with Spurs in 2014 and with the Raptors in 2019.

Chris Paul, Suns

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Paul was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA Draft and quickly made his mark on the league, taking the league by storm en route to being named 2006 Rookie of the Year.

From there, Paul won 11 All-Star picks, 10 All-NBA picks, nine All-Defensive team picks, led the league in steals six times, and led the league in assists four times. In addition to his statistical accomplishments, CP3 was also named the 2013 NBA All-Star Game MVP.

Russell Westbrook, Lakers

In NBA history, no player has recorded more triple-doubles than Westbrook.

During his first 13 seasons, Westbrook recorded 184 triple-doubles, surpassing the mark set by his NBA 75 teammate Oscar Robertson. The triple-double mark only begins to outline the list of accomplishments for Westbrook, who has won nine All-Star selections, nine All-NBA selections won three assist titles, two touchdown titles and two All-Star MVPs.

Westbrook has also averaged a triple-double four times in his career, including the 2016-17 season when he was named the league’s MVP.

Damian Lillard, Pioneers

Damian Lillard, a six-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA, is on the list as he enters his 11th NBA season with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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The 2013 Rookie of the Year, Lillard has career averages of 24.6 points and 6.6 assists in 638 regular season appearances.

Anthony Davis, Lakers

At just 28 years old, Anthony Davis is the second youngest to make the list, behind only Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Davis, chosen number one in the 2012 NBA Draft, is an 8-time All-Star, 4-time All-NBA and earned his first championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.

In addition to his individual accolades, Davis has been inducted into an All-Defensive team four times and was the MVP of the 2017 All-Star Game.

Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Carmelo Anthony joins the elite group of active players on the NBA 75 roster.

A ten-time All-Star and scoring champion in 2013, the only thing Anthony is missing from his list of accolades is a championship. He will hope to risk that in 2021-22 alongside other NBA 75 members, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis.

With 27,379 career points, Anthony is a real shot at finishing his career in the top 10 on the all-time scoring list.

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