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NBA to honor 75th Anniversary Team at halftime of 2022 All-Star Game

The NBA will honor its 75th anniversary team at halftime of Sunday's All-Star Game.

CLEVELAND — Just as it did 25 years ago, the NBA will pay tribute to the legends of its game -- past and present -- in Cleveland.

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On Wednesday, the league announced that it will honor its 75th Anniversary Team during halftime of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday, Feb. 20.

Singer and Cleveland Cavaliers part-owner Usher, Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee, comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish and actor and comedian Anthony Anderson will each be a part of the presentation, as they narrate fans through a journey of the league's first 75 years. The halftime finale will feature a performance from Earth, Wind and Fire, who will perform their hit "Shining Star."

Members of the 75th Anniversary Team will be in the arena for the ceremony, which comes 25 years after the league honored its 50th Anniversary Team during halftime of the most recent All-Star Game in Cleveland. Ahead of the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, the league announced the following 76 players for its 75th Anniversary Team, which was selected by a panel of media and current and former players, coaches, general managers and team executives:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Ray Allen
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Nate Archibald
  • Paul Arizin
  • Charles Barkley
  • Rick Barry
  • Elgin Baylor
  • Dave Bing
  • Larry Bird
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Bob Cousy
  • Dave Cowens
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Stephen Curry
  • Anthony Davis
  • Dave DeBusschere
  • Clyde Drexler
  • Tim Duncan
  • Kevin Durant
  • Julius Erving
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Walt Frazier
  • Kevin Garnett
  • George Gervin
  • Hal Greer
  • James Harden
  • John Havlicek
  • Elvin Hayes
  • Allen Iverson
  • LeBron James
  • Magic Johnson
  • Sam Jones
  • Michael Jordan
  • Jason Kidd
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Damian Lillard
  • Jerry Lucas
  • Karl Malone
  • Moses Malone
  • Pete Maravich
  • Bob McAdoo
  • Kevin McHale
  • George Mikan
  • Reggie Miller
  • Earl Monroe
  • Steve Nash
  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Robert Parish
  • Chris Paul
  • Gary Payton
  • Bob Pettit
  • Paul Pierce
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Willis Reed
  • Oscar Robertson
  • David Robinson
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Bill Russell
  • Dolph Schayes
  • Bill Sharman
  • John Stockton
  • Isiah Thomas
  • Nate Thurmond
  • Wes Unseld
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Bill Walton
  • Jerry West
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Lenny Wilkens
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • James Worthy

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