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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Draft: All-Time Best Players at All 60 Picks

The top three picks have more than 20 championships between them
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NBA Draft: All-Time Best Players at All 60 Picks

The 2020 NBA Draft is set to take place on Nov. 18, and 60 players will be selected over two rounds. While the NBA differs from the NFL in the fact that much of its greatest talent has been taken with the earliest picks, the past 70 years have shown that Hall of Famers and All-Stars can be found at any point in the draft. With that in mind and in honor of the upcoming draft, here is a rundown of the best players to be taken with each pick, starting with No. 60.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 16

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 16

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 16 is a day in which Magic Johnson gave one of the best performances of his career and Steve Yzerman hit one of the most memorable shots in Stanley Cup Playoff history.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 12

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 12

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 12 is a day in which an MLB pitcher set a record that has stood for nearly 100 years and racing's first family suffered a tragedy.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 10

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 10

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 10 is a day in which the most iconic photograph in NHL history was taken and one of the most influential sports books ever written was published.

 

25 Greatest Los Angeles Lakers of the Jerry Buss Era

Buss led the Lakers to 10 NBA championships after buying the team in 1979.
<p> Jerry Buss (1933-2013) led the L.A. Lakers to 10 <a href="http://www.athlonsports.com/nba" target="_blank">NBA</a> championships after buying the team in 1979, designing an empire that included Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Chick Hearn, Jack Nicholson, James Worthy, Pau Gasol, Jamaal Wilkes, Jeanie Buss, Mitch Kupchak, Byron Scott, Michael Cooper, Derek Fisher, Robert Horry, A.C. Green, Vlade Divac, Lamar Odom, Nick Van Exel, Kurt Rambis and the Laker Girls.</p>

Dr. Jerry Buss (Jan. 27, 1933 - Feb. 18, 2013) was the greatest owner in NBA history. In fact, the chemist and card player was arguably the best owner in sports history. The day after this year's All-Star Game in Houston, the NBA's brightest star faded away. With Buss's passing, David Stern's Association lost its most accomplished boss, savviest visionary and coolest 80-year-old.