The Indiana Pacers are a storied franchise, even though many casual NBA fans may not realize it. But back in the ABA days, the Pacers were a force to be reckoned with winning multiple ABA titles and appearing and many more of the championship games. And while in recent years the team has been unable to make it to the promised land of an NBA championship, the team is one of the most historically consistent playoff teams in the NBA.
And so we at @8pts9secs set off to see who were the greatest 50 Pacers players of all time? Some of the names you will know well. Some of the names you’ve maybe heard of, but don’t really know what they did. And some of the names you’ll believe have no business being on this list. But that’s the beauty of lists isn’t it? To timelessly debate ordering and greatness forever. And while the Pacers don’t have the player pedigree of some other franchises such as the LA Lakers, they do have some of the best players to ever suit up in the ranks of their previous players.
So before we get started we should clarify some things about this list. The list is reflective of what the player did in a Pacers uniform. There are many players on the list that had achieved much before they arrived in Indiana, and there are others who left the team and went on to do great things. However, it is what they did while in the Blue and Gold that lives on this list.
So without further adieu, the 50 greatest Indiana Pacers players of all time.