Indiana Pacers: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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The Indiana Pacers have had a long and storied history between the NBA and ABA both. Let’s take a look at their 30 greatest players of all-time since the Pacers became a team in 1967.

Since their inception, the Indiana Pacers have seen a lot of success throughout the years. It makes sense why. Indiana is a state that’s obsessed with basketball. You’d be hard-pressed to find a driveway without a basketball hoop as you cruise around, or a high school gymnasium that isn’t stuffed to capacity during any given matchup.

Despite this deep-rooted Hoosier basketball pride, the Pacers themselves have still yet to finish an NBA season with a championship to their name. Sure, they have some titles from the ABA days, but that success in the past has yet to translate to the Larry O’Brien trophy ever having residence in the Circle City.

Regardless, the Indiana Pacers consistently play at a high, competitive level. They take great pride in playing with maximum effort night in and night out. Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain; the Indiana Pacers just don’t quit.

This work ethic and style of play has led to many great moments in franchise history and has, in turn, resulted in the emergence of several standout players along the way. The 30 players that follow are guys that have embraced the culture of this organization and (for the most part) understand what Indiana basketball is all about.

So with the stage set, let’s take a look at the 30 greatest players to ever wear the blue and gold for your Indiana Pacers.