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Our Top 50 All-Time Brooklyn Nets are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Brooklyn Nets. 

The Nets were formed in 1967, as the New Jersey Americans an inaugural ABA franchise.  They would relocate after one year to New York City, and became the Nets, and with the arrival Julius Erving in 1974, they would win the ABA Title in 1974 and 1976.  The Nets were one of the four teams to join the NBA, but they did so without Erving.  They would return to New Jersey in 1977, where they would stay until 2012.  The Nets have yet to win the NBA Championship, but did win the Eastern Conference in 2002 and 2003.  They moved to Brooklyn in 2012, where they have remained since.

As for all of our top 50 players in basketball, we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Jason Kidd
  1. Julius Erving
  1. Buck Williams
  1. Brook Lopez
  1. Vince Carter

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  

As always we thank you for your support.

#2. Kevin Durant: Brooklyn Nets

As each year goes by, Kevin Durant becomes less and less media-friendly, but does it matter?  It shouldn't, as his legend is officially secured.  Now that his run with the Golden State Warriors is officially over, he did exactly what he set out to do in winning a championship, which he won two.  The former MVP enters his first season with Brooklyn on the disabled list.  Saying that we can't wait to see his third act begin once he can play again. 

#15. Kyrie Irving: Brooklyn Nets

When we were putting this together, we actually thought Kyrie would be higher in terms of his advanced stats, but his elite period is still on.  Irving's reputation may have taken a slight tumble with the way things went in Boston, but if he takes Brooklyn deep into the playoffs and a title, later on, all is forgiven (except in Boston).  Irving's international accomplishments also help him, should his game fall off a cliff, but nobody thinks that will happen to the 27-year old Point Guard.
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