The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

11. Adrian Dantley

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 6x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 2x Scoring Champion
Team(s): Jazz, Pistons
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 26.5 PPG 5.4 RPG 3.2 APG 0.9 SPG
'80s Highlights

Adrian Dantley was one of the smartest scorers the game has ever seen. He was often a step ahead of his opponent, hitting them with pump fakes left and right. Dantley averaged 30+ for four consecutive seasons between '81-'84. He could punish cats in the post and never missed a jumper. He finished his career shooting a mind-boggling 54 percent from the field.

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