The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

22. Jack Sikma

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 6x NBA All-Star, 1x All-Defense
Team(s): Sonics, Bucks
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 16.8 PPG 10.3 RPG 3.4 APG 1.1 SPG 1.0 BPG
'80s Highlights

Dwight Schrute calls him "the best center to ever live." It's hard to argue with that assessment. Jack Sikma was consistent. He used footwork to make defenders look silly in the post. Former Sonics' GM Zollie Volchok was asked if he would consider trading Sikma for Moses Malone. His reply? "I wouldn't trade Jack Sikma for the resurrection of Marilyn Monroe in my bedroom." That's how ill Sikma was to Sonics fans. Mainly because he helped them win their only title in 1979. Jack put up 17 and 11 between 1980-1987. Sikma went to work everyday and killed them softly with fundamentals.

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