Apparel company Mitchell & Ness recently revealed their collection of greatest NBA players of all-time by specific uniform number.

By Robby Sabo

Back during the old days, when us young whippersnappers were forced to walk to school in the snow, barefoot, up hill both ways – mid-1990s – the NBA celebrated its 50th anniversary by releasing their “50 Greatest Players of all-time.”

This was golden. It became a benchmark for many superstars past and present.

Not only was it phenomenal to stare at, it brought raging debates to the table on rankings, key elements and snubs.

Since then, and Michael Jordan who’s dominance seemed to spearhead the NBA legacy discussion, hoops fans everywhere still love to engage in the “greatest of all-time” talk.

Interestingly enough, apparel company Mitchell & Ness recently put an interesting twist on the discussion.

What these guys did is put a list together of the greatest NBA players of all-time, not based on rankings, but purely based on jersey numbers.

It’s a magnificent concept with a few hilarious notes.

For one, former Utah Jazz and New York Knicks player, Shandon Anderson, is the greatest NBA player who ever donned the No. 49.

For the entire story and rationale behind the concept, visit the Mitchell & Ness website.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]