[Latest List*] Top 10 NBA Players Of All Time
The NBA has a rich history, dating back nearly 68 years, full of decorated organizations and players. During that time, we’ve seen our fair share of greats come and go, but which players in the game’s history stand out above the rest? Here is a rundown of the Top 10 NBA Players Of All Time.
Top 10 NBA Players Of All Time
10. Hakeem Olajuwon (1984-2002)
Hakeem also is known as “Hakeem the Dream” was an unstoppable and big man the league has ever seen. The best played the blocked shots and was heavy on the offensive end always. He is a record holder for blocks at 3830. In addition to this 2 time NBA Finals MVP and NBA blocks champion.
9. Tim Duncan (1997-present)
Tim Duncan is a simple player who stays quiet on the court and his style of playing is down to earth. He plays best as a forward and is a great defender and leader in the history of basketball. In a short span, he has won 4 titles 2 MVP’s on both All NBA and All-Defensive team. He is known for his famous Turnaround bank shot.
8. Shaquille O’Neal (1992-2011)
Shaquille’s size and strength was a nightmare for the opponents as he was an irresistible force around the baskets. He had There was a zeal in him that could not slow him down. His playing skills helped him achieving various scoring titles. He is also ranked fifth on the league’s career scoring lists.
7. Wilt Chamberlain (1959-73)
Wilt was one of the best players in NBA history. The tall 7’1” was an effective player the league had seen. A big man of all times has scoring titles, rebounding titles 100-point game and 4 MVP’s added to his list. He was also known as ‘The Stilt/Big Dipper’.
6. Kobe Bryant (1996-present)
Kobe Bryant is a prolific jump shooter prior to a high flying dunker. An ultimate defender whose confidence and experience helps him takes control of the situation when the game is under pressure. His 81 point game is unforgettable and his mind-blowing winning shots are always a pleasure to watch.
Till now he has won various championships and has also earned an MVP award.
5. Larry Bird (1979-92)
Larry Bird was the most versatile forward player who had played for Boston in his entire professional career. He had won 3 NBA championships and 12 times NBA All-Star title.
He is the holder of the Olympic Gold medal and MVP awards as well. He is regarded as one of the great shooters who had the capability to beat others even without scoring. His rivalry with Magic Johnson was also put up on national television.
4. Bill Russell (1956-69)
Bill Russell is a player of those hard times when there was racial discrimination in the city of Boston. He was a superb defender and a great rebounder and had played with great players of that time like Cousy, Sharman and various others.
He had won various championships and titles. He is also the holder of Olympic Gold and an NCAA title in San Francisco.
3. Magic Johnson (1979-96)
Magic Johnson has won 5 NBA titles, 3 MVP awards, Olympic Gold, NCAA title and High School title. Johnson’s passing ability was simply amazing and original which also made the art of passing fashionable among all the players in the NBA. A tall player was supposed not to play point guard gracefully but Magic broke that rule with such grace and skill. Johnson was the one who outperformed Larry Bird in the ’80s. Despite that both shared the same era he had won more than five championships; otherwise, he would have owned the 80’s.
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-89)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired all-time leading scorer and an American professional basketball player. He had spent almost 20 years playing in the NBA. He is the owner of all-time scoring record i.e. 38387pts, adding to the list is also 6 NBA Titles and many other awards.
He was awarded as one of the best basketball players in the 1970 league. The skyhook shot used by him to score high points in many of his leagues is something that the NBA had ever seen.
1. Michael Jordan (1984-2003)
Michael Jeffrey Jordan has given unparalleled contributions to professional football. There is no question about MJ being the best basketball player our world has ever seen. The six championships won by Michael Jordan against John Stockton, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, and other Hall-of-Famers makes him look even greater.
The winning of 10 titles along with five MVPs also add to his lists. Every match played by MJ made him better with time. He was the best scorer, an awesome defender, and a fantastic leader. His signature jersey and shoes were donned by every aspiring football players of the ’90s.