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Posted Feb 26 2013 9:35AM

Below is a compilation of historical feature stories and videos from NBA.com and NBA TV.

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WILT CHAMBERLAIN
The Big Dipper's status can't be eroded with time
Video Wilt's 1972 MVP performance

LARRY BIRD
Larry Bird stands among all-time NBA greats
Bird displays superb court instincts on grand stage
Bird and Wilkins deliver shootout for the ages

DARRYL DAWKINS
Video Top 20 dunks from Darryl Dawkins

VLADE DIVAC
Divac's hoops project helps unite former Yugoslavia

JULIUS ERVING
From above the rim, Dr. J transformed the game
Dr. J caps drive off with incredible lay-up

GEORGE GERVIN
Gervin added unique, lasting flair to once-routine NBA shots

ARTIS GILMORE
Gilmore's consistency at both ends earns spot in the Hall
Video Artis Gilmore career highlights

JOHN HAVLICEK
Video John "Hondo" Havlicek won 8 titles with the Boston Celtics

MAGIC JOHNSON
Magic all about sheer joy of playing, striving, competing

MICHAEL JORDAN
Jordan transcended gravity, dominated from the wings
Video Jordan's top plays | Video Top dunks | Video Best of Dunk contest
Video Michael Jordan: Destined to fly | Video Jordan rules '92 Finals
Bird: "I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan"

MAGIC JOHNSON
Johnson shines at center in Game 6 of 1980 NBA Finals

MOSES MALONE
Video Moses Malone career retrospective

PETE MARAVICH
Video The legend of 'Pistol Pete'

YAO MING
Despite foot injuries, Yao stood tall

SIDNEY MONCRIEF
Moncrief, most aristocratic Buck, back on Milwaukee bench

HAKEEM OLAJUWON
For Olajuwon, Hall of Fame journey was all a Dream
Video Hakeem Olajuwon's career highlights
Video Rockets wrap up back-to-back titles | Video Top 10 plays

CHRIS MULLIN
Work ethic, unparalleled perseverance push Mullin into Hall

RAY PATTERSON
Rockets' icon Patterson brought NBA life to Texas

WILLIS REED
Reed inspires Knicks to victory

OSCAR ROBERTSON
Not flamboyant, but Robertson played at highest level

DAVID ROBINSON
Video The Admiral: The Hall of Fame career of David Robinson

DENNIS RODMAN
Flamboyant Rodman's play well worthy of Hall call

ARVYDAS SABONIS
NBA, fans didn't get chance to see Sabonis at his best

TOM "SATCH" SANDERS
Sanders takes long road to reach his Hall of Fame moment

ISIAH THOMAS
Heroic Isiah hobbles to Finals record

DOMINIQUE WILKINS
Bird and Wilkins deliver shootout for the ages

JERRY WEST
Nothing calmed West's nerves like playing the game
Video West's steal and hoop clinch '62 title
Video West sinks 60-foot shot in Game 3 of '70 Finals

TEX WINTER
Basketball world finally gives Tex Winter his just rewards

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TEAMS

1965 BOSTON CELTICS
Top 10 teams in NBA history: 1964-65 Boston Celtics
1965 NBA Finals: Celtics Win Seventh Straight Finals
NBA's Greatest Moments: "Havlicek Stole the Ball!"
Video 1964-65 Celtics: In Their Own Words

1967 PHILADELPHIA 76ers
Top 10 teams in NBA history: 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers
Wilt Chamberlain on 'the best team ever'
Video A look back a the Philadelphia 76ers' run for an NBA championship

1970 NEW YORK KNICKS
Top 10 teams in NBA history: 1969-70 New York Knicks
1970 Knicks had talent, but teamwork set them apart
Video 1970 Finals: Willis Reed's comeback
Video Walt Frazier's epic Game 7
Video A look back at the Knicks' title run

1971 MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Bucking the trend
Kareem rules the League
'Big O' completes Bucks' championship run
Video Fastest to the title

1972 L.A. LAKERS
Streak of streaks propelled '72 Lakers into NBA firmament
Video Highlights from the Lakers' run for the 1972 NBA Championship
Video Wilt's 1972 MVP performance
Video Lakers take first title in L.A.

1972 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM
For '72 U.S. team, Hall could be a welcome consolation

1973 NEW YORK KNICKS
1973 Finals: Knicks Win One for the 'Aged'
The '73 Finals teams dominated -- and looked good doing it
Video Knicks capture second franchise title

1977 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Synergy led Portland squad to 1977 championship
Season of destiny
Video A look back at "Blazermania"

1983 PHILADELPHIA 76ers
Top 10 teams in NBA history: 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers
In short-but-sweet fashion, '83 Sixers create lasting legacy
Road to a title: Video East finals | Video NBA Finals | Video Winning a championship

1985-86 BOSTON CELTICS
Top 10 teams in NBA history: 1986 Boston Celtics
High hoops IQ characterized Celtics' title run in '86

1987 L.A. LAKERS
Riley makes over Lakers, leads them to redemption in '87
Hard work, not showtime, powered the 1986-87 Lakers

1988 & '89 DETROIT PISTONS
Video 1989 Finals: Joe Dumars wins MVP
Video 1989 Finals: Pistons win championship
Video 1988 Finals: Top 10 moments

1991 CHICAGO BULLS
Jordan, '91 Bulls finally wear the crown

1992 CHICAGO BULLS
Bulls prove their worth with title repeat
Top 10 teams in NBA history: 1991-92 Chicago Bulls
Video 1990s Bulls: Top 10 plays

nside the '92 Bulls: Video Part 1 | Video Part II | Video Part III | Video Part IV

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THE LEAGUE

Game Changers: Undersized players left big mark on league

Time can't fade indelible mark Run TMC left on Warriors, NBA

Rockets' icon Patterson brought NBA life to Texas

ABA's dispersal draft gave new era of life, talent to NBA

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