NBA fans are still debating the NBA 75 list, which has caused multiple controversies since it was released earlier this season.
The list consists of the best of the best in league history, as voted on by a group of “blue-ribbon” current and former NBA players coaches, general managers, and team and league executives.
Creating a compilation of the 75 greatest basketball players of all time is no small feat or easy task and, as expected, there are many unhappy with the choices made.
People continually point out who, in their opinion, should’ve made the list.
Dwight Howard was a bigger snub on the NBA's 75 than Kyrie Irving was
— Farbod Esnaashari (@Farbod_E) February 22, 2022
Howard is just one of the great players who didn’t make it.
However, when you look at Howard’s career and accomplishments, it’s really shocking to see that he was omitted.
When you examine Howard’s time in the NBA, you see a lot of ups and a lot of downs but you also see a lot of impressive statistics that can’t be ignored.
Of course, Howard is now an NBA champion after winning in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He’s also an eight-time All-Star and has been All-NBA First-Team five times too.
He has been selected as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year three times and All-Defensive First-Team four times.
Plus, Howard has been the rebounding leader in the league five times throughout his career – a huge accomplishment.
In other words, Howard has played the sort of basketball that would definitely make him one of the best players over the last 75 years.
But no list can include everyone who deserves it and it looks like Howard was just an unlucky casualty.