Posted Sep 11, 2013 2:21 PM
From the origins of the league in the 1940s, through the run of Celtics' dominance in the 60s, to the ABA merger in the 70s and the Bird vs. Magic rivalry of the 80s, followed by the Jordan Bulls' dominating the 1990s, NBA.com profiles the greatest players in NBA history.
These are the players that helped made the NBA what it is today:
|Smith Leads Pistons Past Kings|
Josh Smith records a game-high 24 points to lead the Pistons over the Kings to end their three-game skid.
|Martin Drops 26|
Kevin Martin scores 26 points in the Timberwolves win over the Bucks.
Damian Lillard records 32 points and seven assists in the Blazers' tough loss to the Grizzlies.
|Asik Down the Lane|
James Harden dumps it inside to Omer Asik who slams it down.
Mike Conley takes the feed from Marc Gasol, draws the foul and sinks the floater in the lane.