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Basketball Hall of Famer Alex English was an eight-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA First Team selection, and was the 1982-83 scoring champion over the likes of George Gervin, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and others.
But English was among those left off the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team earlier this week. He expressed his dismay about not making the list.
SACRAMENTO, CA – MARCH 29: Alex English #12 of the Denver Nuggets shoots a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings on March 29, 1988 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR – 1986: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets stretches against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played circa 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
(Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
English said he received a text from fellow Hall of Famer Rick Barry, who was also disappointed the 6-foot-7 former Denver Nuggets star didn’t make the cut.
English was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. He’s in the top 25 in points scored all-time with 25,613 points. The Nuggets retired his No. 2 jersey.
LANDOVER, MD – CIRCA 1990: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets looks on from the bench against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1990 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. English played for the Nuggets from 1980-90.
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Among the active NBA players on the list are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.
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