Re: #42 NBA Player Of All-Time According to InsideHoops
Hate to nit-pick, but the Spurs were in the Eastern Conference until the 1981 season. They did make consecutive WCF appearances in 82 and 83 losing to the Lakers both times.
The 1979 team was actually pretty good. Kenon and Silas were ABA all-stars and among the more athletic young players of the seventies. Kenon was the second best player and had a few 20-20 playoff games for the Nets when they won the 1974 title. Their center Billy Paultz was a borderline all-star ion the ABA and a tough as nails guy who gave Cowens, McAdoo and even Kareem some trouble.
As good as Gervin was, he was really only elite as a scorer. Consider the 1970's answer to Allen Iverson from the last decade.