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Watch: NBA honors 75th Anniversary Team during halftime ceremony at 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland

The NBA paid tribute to its 75th Anniversary Team during halftime of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — In what marked one of the most highly anticipated moments of the weekend, the NBA honored its 75th Anniversary Team during halftime of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday.

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In a ceremony reminiscent of the 50th Anniversary celebration -- which took place during the 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland -- each player from the 75th Anniversary Team was introduced, with many of them on-hand for the celebration. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson were among the living legends present for Sunday's ceremony. Jordan was the last player introduced and received a massive ovation from the fans in attendance at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Director Spike Lee introduced Sunday's halftime ceremony, which also included presentations from actor/comedian J.B. Smoove, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish, singer Usher and a narration of the league's history by actor Forest Whitaker. Earth, Wind and Fire capped the ceremony with a performance.

The NBA's 75th Anniversary Team includes the following 76 players, who were 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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