NBA The Best Power Forwards of the '60s  

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List Rules Vote up the best NBA power forwards that played in the 1960s

Power forward, or "the post," requires a strong, tall player to stand with their backs to the basket. They're a critical position, so here is a list of the best 60s power forwards for you to peruse! Check out this list of the best 60s NBA power forwards to find some of the toughest players to ever play the game! Vote for your favorite top 60s power forwards, and vote down the ones you don't think make the grade. Back in the 60s, the NBA was a different place than it is today. Back then it was truly a "man's game" and the players on this list exemplify that perfectly.

When thinking about the greatest NBA power forwards from the 60s, people like Bob Boozer and Paul Silas are always in the conversation. Tough, gritty, 1960s power forwards were greatly influential in how the game is played today.

So take a look at these top 1960s NBA power forwards and see who might be your favorite. Don't forget to vote for who you think the best power forwards of the 60s are!

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Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Bob Pettit Milwaukee Hawks, St. Louis Hawks

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Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Elvin Hayes Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

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Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Jerry Lucas Cincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, San Francisco Warriors

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Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Nate Thurmond Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Warriors

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Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Dave DeBusschere Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

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Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Dolph Schayes Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

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Tom Heinsohn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Tom Heinsohn Boston Celtics

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Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Wes Unseld Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets

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Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Connie Hawkins Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers

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Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Paul Silas Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

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Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Clyde Lovellette Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers

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Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Walt Bellamy Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Bullets, New Orleans Jazz

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Bob Boozer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Bob Boozer Cincinnati Royals, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

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Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Rudy LaRusso Los Angeles Lakers, San Francisco Warriors

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Clyde Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Clyde Lee Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors

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Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Keith Yamamoto added gus johnson Indiana Pacers, Baltimore Bullets

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Bill Bridges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Bill Bridges Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers

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Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Keith Yamamoto added Happy Hairston Cincinnati Royals, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons

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Johnny Kerr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Johnny Kerr Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets, Syracuse Nationals

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5 4
Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Paul Arizin Philadelphia Warriors

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Johnny Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Keith Yamamoto added Johnny Green Kansas City Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets

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Satch Sanders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s

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Chet Walker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Chet Walker Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals, Chicago Bulls

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Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Todd Naughton added Billy Cunningham Philadelphia 76ers

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Bailey Howell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Keith Yamamoto added Bailey Howell Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics

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Wayne Embry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Wayne Embry Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks

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Tom Meschery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Tom Meschery Philadelphia Warriors, Seattle Supersonics, San Francisco Warriors

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Woody Sauldsberry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Woody Sauldsberry Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Warriors, St. Louis Hawks

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Len Chappell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Len Chappell Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

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Eddie Miles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Power Forwards of the '60s
Eddie Miles Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks