All-Time Greatest March Madness Players

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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Larry Bird
  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson
  • Bill Bradley
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Grant Hill
  • Michael Jordan
  • Christian Laettner
  • Jerry Lucas
  • Danny Manning
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Oscar Robertson
  • Bill Russell
  • Bill Walton
  • Jerry West

Larry Bird

Playing for Indiana State, Larry Bird led the Sycamores to the NCAA Championship game in 1979, where Bird faced off against Michigan State's Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Their friendly rivalry would follow them for many years as superstars in the NBA. (Photo: Focus on Sport/Getty Images)