NBA 75th Anniversary: After Klay Thompson, Dwight Howard comments on being excluded out of the Greatest 75 list- As part of its 75th-anniversary celebration, the league will be releasing a list featuring the 75 greatest players in NBA history during the first week of 2021-22 season. A similar list was compiled ahead of the 1996-97 season to honor the 50 greatest players of all time, but given the amount of talent that has come through the league since then, it’s possible a few players from the original top 50 will lose their spots. Klay Thompson was pretty vocal about being left out of the list. After him, LA Lakers’ center Dwight Howard also commented on him not being included in the list.
NBA 75th Anniversary: Klay Thompson’s IG story
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5x All-Star Klay Thompson was not happy about not being included in the list of Greatest 75 players. However, just like him, we cannot wait for the other splash brother to get back to the court.
Klay is tired of the disrespect 😤
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 22, 2021
NBA 75th Anniversary: After Klay Thompson, Dwight Howard comments on being excluded out of the Greatest 75 list
The 2020 NBA Champ and the 8x All-Star Dwight Howard. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was not included on the list, and in response to an Instagram post from Bleacher Report asking for snubs, Howard responded to a comment from shooting coach Lethal Shooter by saying, simply, “disrespectful.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 22, 2021
Dwight Howard was the Rookie of the Year in 2004-05 and even became back-to-back block champion in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 NBA season. Adding to the list of awards, Howard became 5x Total Rebound Champion as well.
Currently, Howard has played 1184 games and averages 16.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.