Of the thousands of guys who have played in the NBA in the last six decades, most have been forgettable. Many have been outstanding at one or two skills.Some have been champions and just a tiny group of them have become the legends.
This list of top NBA players is rated by basketball fans world-wide and based on popular opinion. Who are the top NBA players? This list contains the best basketball players in NBA history, alongside the best basketball players today. This list should answer who’s the top ten, and greatest NBA players ever.
The list of Top 10 greatest NBA Players of all time:
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On the list tenth place is Kareem. He played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, and during his long career as a center, Kareem was a record six-time NBA most valuable player, and record 19 time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection.
He was also voted twice NBA Finals MVP. In 1989, when he retired, he was the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387) and games played (1560).
On the list nineth place is Duncan, who played his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs, is considered to be one of greatest power forwards of all time. Duncan is a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, and the Rookie of the year.
On the list eight place is Shaquille O’Neal. 7 ft 1 tall and weighing 325 pounds, Shaq was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 19-year career, he played for six teams (Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics). O’Neal’s individual recognitions include the NBA Rookie of the year award, 15 All-Star game selection, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, and 14 All-NBA team selection.
On the list seventh place is Larry. He played his entire professional career for Boston Celtics, and he had arguably the fastest release of anyone to ever play basketball. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star and he was named the League’s Most Valuable player, for three consecutive years. With Boston, he won three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.
On the list sixth place is Bill Russel. Bill was the ultimate winner in the history of the NBA. In his 13 seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics, he won the league 11 times. He was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a twelve-time All-Star. The main reasons for the Celtics’ success were his shot-blocking and man-to-man defense.
On the fifth place is Oscar Robertson. Oscar only played for two teams in his fourteen-year-long professional history. He played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. He played as a points guard, and he during his career he was a 12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time MVP award. During the season 1961-62, he averaged a triple-double with 30.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 11.3 assists per game.
On the forth place is Wilt Chamberlain. In his 14-year professional career, Chamberlain broke numerous NBA records in scoring, rebounding and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game, an NBA record that will likely never be broken. He is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career. He also had a successful career, winning two NBA championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and one NBA Finals MVP award.
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On the list third place is Magic Johnson. One more player who spent his entire professional career in one team, Magic Johnson. Magic spent 13 memorable years with Los Angeles Lakers, appearing nine times in NBA Finals, he also won three NBA MVP awards. He led the league in regular-season assists four times and is the NBA’s all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2.
On the list of top 10 NBA players of all time second place is LeBron James. The three- time NBA Champ really deserves this place. James has won four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 12 NBA All-Star teams. Not only has he won all this, but he literally took the Cleveland Cavaliers from a lottery team to the upper echelon of the league overnight.
On the list first place is Michael Jordan. We believe that not many of you are surprised by our number one, Michael Jordan. Someone means, maybe, different but as usual this list is our opinion and we believe that it is opinion of many others. In his 15-year professional career, he played for two clubs, the Chicago Bulls, and Washington Wizards. His personal achievements include five MVP Awards, the All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, and six NBA Finals MVP Awards. Among these numerous achievements in his professional career, he also holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average 30.12 points per game.