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NBA Legends: Profiling the league's greatest players

Ahead of the NBA's 75th Anniversary Season celebration, get to know dozens of star players who helped make the NBA what it is today.

From NBA.com Staff

Michael Jordan hugs the championship trophy after the Bulls defeated the Lakers 4-1 in the 1991 NBA Finals.

From the origins of the league in the 1940s, stars have always shined bright in the NBA. That continued 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. Then came the Michael Jordan-era Bulls dominating the 1990s and an era of stars that spanned the new millennium, too.

NBA.com profiles the greatest players in NBA history. These are the players that helped make the NBA what it is today.

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