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All-Time #NBArank: 81-90

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All-Time #NBArank's Top 100 rolls on with players 81-90. (Click here for 91-100.)

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.

The Top 100 will roll out over the next few weeks.

(Also, check out our positional rankings of the 10 best point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers of all time.)


All-Time #NBARank: 81-90

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Sidney Moncrief

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Milwaukee Bucks (1979-1990), Atlanta Hawks (1990-1991)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, two-time DPOY

Championships
None

Career stats
15.6 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.6 APG, .502 FG%

Nickname
The Squid

Did you know?
A great two-way player, Moncrief was the only player to make All-NBA and all-defense each season from 1981-82 to 1985-86. Over that stretch, only Larry Bird had more win shares. -- ESPN Stats & Info

David Thompson

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Denver Nuggets (1975-1982), Seattle SuperSonics (1982-1984)

Honors
Four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame, NBA All-Star Game MVP (1979), ABA All-Star Game MVP (1976)

Championships
None

Career stats
22.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.3 APG, .504 FG%

Nickname
Skywalker

Did you know?
One of the NBA's best players immediately following the NBA-ABA merger, Thompson recorded more offensive win shares than everyone except Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the first two seasons following the merger. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Chris Mullin

Position
Small forward

Teams
Golden State Warriors (1985-1997, 2000-2001), Indiana Pacers (1997-2000)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
None

Career stats
18.2 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.5 APG, .384 3-PT FG%

Did you know?
Only Michael Jordan and Karl Malone scored more points than Mullin from 1988-89 to 1991-92. He's also the fourth-highest-scoring lefty in NBA history behind David Robinson, Bob Lanier and Gail Goodrich. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Dennis Johnson

Position
Point guard

Teams
Seattle SuperSonics (1976-1980), Phoenix Suns (1980-1983), Boston Celtics (1983-1990)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection, six-time All-Defensive First Team, NBA Finals MVP (1979), Hall of Fame

Championships
3 (1979, 1984, 1986)

Career stats
14.9 PPG, 5.0 APG, 1.3 SPG, .797 FT%

Did you know?
Johnson's teams made the playoffs in 13 of his 14 seasons. During his career, the only players to score more points in the postseason were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Dave DeBusschere

Position
Power forward

Teams
Detroit Pistons (1962-1968), New York Knicks (1969-1974)

Honors
Eight-time All-Star, six-time All-D first team, All-NBA second team (1969), Hall of Fame

Championships
2 (1970, 1973)

Career stats
16.1 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 2.9 APG, .432 FG%

Did you know?
DeBusschere made the NBA All-Defensive First Team in each of the first six seasons the selections were announced, beginning in 1968-69. In five of those six seasons, the Knicks ranked first in the NBA in scoring defense. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Chris Bosh

Position
Power forward

Teams
Toronto Raptors (2003-10), Miami Heat (2010-present)

Honors
10-time All-Star, All-NBA selection (2007)

Championships
2 (2012, 2013)

Career stats
19.2 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, .494 FG%

Did you know?
Bosh is one of four players (along with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant) to make each of the last 10 All-Star teams entering this season. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Chauncey Billups

Position
Point guard

Teams
Boston Celtics (1997-1998), Toronto Raptors (1998-1999), Denver Nuggets (1999-2000, 2008-2011), Minnesota Timberwolves (2000-2002), Detroit Pistons (2002-2008, 2013-2014), New York Knicks (2011), Los Angeles Clippers (2011-2013)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA selection, NBA Finals MVP (2004)

Championships
1 (2004)

Career stats
15.2 PPG, 5.4 APG, 2.9 RPG, .894 FT%

Nickname
Mr. Big Shot

Did you know?
From 2002-03 to 2007-08, Billups and the Pistons made six straight conference finals. Over that span, the only player to score more postseason points in "clutch" situations than Mr. Big Shot Billups was Tim Duncan. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Billy Cunningham

Position
Small forward

Teams
Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1972 and 1974-1976), Carolina Cougars (1972-1974)

Honors
Four-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection (1973-74), ABA MVP (1973), Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1967)

Career stats
20.8 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 4.0 APG, .446 FG%

Nickname
Kangaroo Kid

Did you know?
Cunningham and Julius Erving are the only players to win an ABA MVP award and make first-team All-NBA at least three times. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Yao Ming

Position
Center

Teams
Houston Rockets (2002-2011)

Honors
Eight-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection

Championships
None

Career stats
19.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.9 BPG, .833 FT%

Did you know?
In large part because of his popularity in China, Yao was voted in as a starter in each of his eight All-Star seasons. Since the NBA/ABA merger, the only centers to be voted in as a starter more times are Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Moses Malone. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Paul Arizin

Position
Small forward

Teams
Philadelphia Warriors (1950-1962; Arizin missed two seasons due to military service)

Honors
Ten-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1956)

Career stats
22.8 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.3 APG, .810 FT%

Nickname
Pitchin' Paul

Did you know?
Arizin was named an All-Star in each of his 10 seasons. During his career, which spanned from 1950-51 to 1961-62, only Dolph Schayes scored more points and accumulated more win shares. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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