21 Hall of Famers you had no idea played with each other

LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal
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13) Michael Jordan and George Gervin

ABA and NBA legend George Gervin is synonymous with the San Antonio Spurs after spending 11 seasons of his career with the team. Nevertheless, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in 1984 and played with a young Michael Jordan, who quickly overshadowed one of the greatest scorers in NBA history.

To his credit, Gervin made the All-Star team in 1985 but Jordan, by Gervin's own admission, forced him into an early retirement. During the 1986 playoffs, Jordan put together one of the greatest offensive displays in NBA history, going for 49 points in game one of the Chicago Bulls' first-round series against the Boston Celtics.

He then followed that up with an iconic 63-point performance in Game 2, which is still an NBA record nearly 40 years later. Despite that incredible offensive output, the Bulls were eliminated in three games and Gervin played just six minutes in that entire series.

That proved to be his final appearance in the NBA and thus ended a short but notable pairing between two scoring legends at different points in their NBA careers. In total, Gervin and Jordan would play 85 games together over the course of two seasons, including the playoffs. Had their careers crossed paths sooner, it would have been one of the more exciting pairings in NBA history.