Who are the active players on the NBA 75 team? LeBron James headlines elite list
Following a three-day reveal, the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team is complete. The team, which consists of 75 players voted on by a blue-ribbon panel of media, current and former players, coaches and executives, honors the legacy of the game through the players that have made decades’ worth of contributions to the sport. In addition to the Hall of Famers that laid the league’s foundation, the list of 75 players consists of 11 players that are active in the 2021-22 NBA season. Which active players were named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team? Here is all you need to know about members active during this NBA season. Announced in installments of 25 over three days, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and James Harden were the first to hear their names called on opening night. On Day 2, Chris Paul was the lone active addition, making way for the final (NUMBER) active players to be added. Find the complete list of active players named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, listed alphabetically. (Accolades entering 2021-22 season) Selected 15th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, Antetokounmpo’s ascent into all-time greatness is one-of-a-kind. Through his first eight seasons, Antetokounmpo has racked up five All-Star and All-NBA selections, four All-Defensive Team selections, was named Most Improved Player in 2017, won back-to-back league MVPs in 2019 and 2020 and added a Defensive Player of the Year award to his trophy case in 2020 as well. In 2021, Antetokounmpo won his first NBA title, taking home Finals MVP honors with an all-time championship performance. Carmelo Anthony joins the elite group of active players on the NBA 75 list. A 10-time All-Star and the 2013 scoring champ, the only thing Anthony is missing on his list of accolades is a championship. He will be hoping to chance that in 2021-22 alongside fellow NBA 75 members, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. With 27,379 career points to his name, Anthony is a real chance to finish his career in the top-10 on the all-time scorers list. Curry, who changed the game with his shooting ability, lands on the list as he enters his 13th NBA season. A seven-time All-Star and seven-time All-NBA selection, Curry has also won two scoring titles and won back-to-back MVP awards in 2015 and 2016, which was a unanimous selection. In addition to individual accomplishments, Curry has won three NBA titles with the Warriors, including back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. At just 28 years old, Anthony Davis is the second youngest to make the list, only behind Giannis Antetokounmpo. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Davis is an 8-time All-Star, 4-time All-NBA players and collected his first championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020. Adding to his individual accolades, Davis has been named to an All-Defensive team four times and was the 2017 All-Star game MVP.
Known as one of the most unstoppable scorers in the history of the game, Durant’s selection comes as he enters his 15th NBA campaign. The 2008 Rookie of the Year has earned 11 All-Star selections, nine All-NBA selections, racked up four scoring titles, and was named All-Star MVP twice.
Durant is also a two-time NBA champion, winning back-to-back titles and Finals MVPs with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018.
Entering his 12th NBA season, Harden has a list of accolades that includes nine All-Star selections, seven All-NBA nods, back-to-back-to-back scoring titles from the 2017-18 season through 2019-20, and the assists crown in the 2016-17 season.
After winning Sixth Man of the Year in his third NBA season, Harden emerged as a perennial MVP candidate, taking home the award in 2018.
James, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, is one of the most accomplished players in the history of the game.
Through 18 seasons, the 2004 Rookie of the Year has earned 17 All-Star and 17 All-NBA selections, six All-Defensive Team selections, and been named league MVP four times to match his four NBA titles and four NBA Finals MVP awards. The three-time All-Star MVP also entered the 2021-22 season at third all-time on the NBA’s scoring list trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
Leonard, who was selected 15th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, has compiled quite the resume in 10 seasons.
A seven-time All-Defensive Team selection, five-time All-Star, and five-time All-NBA Team selection, Leonard has been named Defensive Player of the Year twice and led two separate franchises to NBA titles, winning Finals MVP with the Spurs in 2014 and with the Raptors in 2019.
A 6-time All-Star and 6-time All-NBA player, Damian Lillard makes the list as he enters his 11th season in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The 2013 Rookie of the Year, Lillard holds career averages of 24.6 points and 6.6 assists across 638 regular-season appearances.
Paul was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA Draft and quickly made his mark on the league, taking the league by storm en route to being named 2006 Rookie of the Year.
From there, Paul earned 11 All-Star selections, 10 All-NBA selections, nine All-Defensive team selections, led the league in steals six times, and led the league in assists four times. In addition to his statistical achievements, CP3 was also named MVP of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
In the history of the NBA, no player has recorded more triple-doubles than Westbrook.
Over his first 13 seasons, Westbrook recorded 184 triple-doubles, surpassing the mark set by fellow NBA 75 Team member Oscar Robertson. The triple-double mark only begins to outline the list of accomplishments for Westbrook, who has earned nine All-Star selections, nine All-NBA selections won three assists titles, two scoring titles and two All-Star MVPs.
Westbrook has also averaged a triple-double four times in his career, including the 2016-17 season when he was named league MVP.