Joe Fulks pioneered the use of the jump shot in professional basketball. He was on the NBA Silver Anniversary Team in 1970 and elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1977, one year after his death.
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Shaquille O'Neal, one of the most dominant figures in NBA history, earns millions a year as a movie/rap star. O'Neal ranks with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell as one of the best centers to ever play the game.
Willis Reed was the first player named MVP of the regular season All-Star Game and NBA Finals in the same season (1970). He retired in 1974 and went on to coach the Knicks and Nets. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1981. Read more about Willis Reed.