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NBA Omer Counter

by Jeremy Fine

May 19, 2011 | 3:57 am

We began a tradition of sending out an Omer counter each year. Sorry we are late, but for those having trouble counting this year, here is our NBA Omer Counter.

We took the best player at each position. Most of our info is from the Bleacher Report and some we decided ourselves. There were a few numbers that lacked a solid rep like #46 Dennis Bell (who?) and #39 Greg Ostertag. Other numbers had tough competition like #6 Bill Russell and Julius Erving and number #32 Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, and Kevin McHale. For #34 we went with the Dream and moved Shaq to #36. While for #45 we bumped Chuck Person and gave the spot to Michael Jordan (yes, he is #23 as well). Enjoy!

1    Oscar Robertson
2    Moses Malone
3    Allen Iverson
4    Joe Dumars
5    Jason Kidd
6    Bill Russell
7    Pete Maravich
8    Kobe Bryant
9    Bob Petit
10    Walt Frazier
11    Isiah Thomas
12    John Stockton
13    Wilt Chamberlain
14    Bob Cousy
15    Earl Monroe
16    Bob Lanier
17    John Havlicek
18    Dave Cowens
19    Willis Reed
20    Gary Payton
21    Tim Duncan
22    Elgin Baylor
23    Michael Jordan
24    Rick Barry
25    K.C. Jones
26    Hedo Turkoglu
27    Jack Twyman
28    Sam Cassell
29    Paul Silas
30    Rasheed Wallace
31    Reggie Miller
32    Magic Johnson
33    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
34    Hakeem Olajuwon
35    Reggie Lewis
36    Shaquille O’Neal
37    Ron Artest
38    Kwame Brown
39    Greg Ostertag
40    Shawn Kemp
41    Dirk Nowitzki
42    Nate Thurmond
43    Brad Daugherty
44    Jerry West
45    Michael Jordan
46    Dennis Bell
47    Andrei Kirilenko
48    Walt Gilmore
49    Shandon Anderson

And Let Us Say…Amen.
-Jeremy Fine
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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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