These are the warriors that brought nothing but talent to the court!
We are aware that this topic is a controversial one. But hey, everything has its place. All the players involved in the NBA thus far are talented individuals and we are not dissing them in any way. Our motive is to simply point out some prominent figures and their involvement in the basketball legacy. Speaking of legacies and legends, we have included a basketball legend on the first number. If you aren’t aware that he is the continuous number one, you were probably born yesterday. Anyway, let’s get into the ten best NBA players of all time.
- Michael Jordan
Of course, we couldn’t resist but put the one and only MJ as the first best player of all time. To get into facts, Michael Jordan is the fifth-highest-scoring NBA player by total career regular season points scored is 32,292. Massive right? We think so too. Jordan not only reinvented the game of basketball but inspired many throughout his career and gave life to the careers of many aspiring players.
- LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James Sr. is often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. This is often among the younger crowd however, it is not entirely the truth. But we understand their judgment. James is known for his extremely raw skills and talent and the ability to play both sides of the court.
- Bill Russell
Now eighty-five years old and obviously retired, Bill Russell is a legend. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969. He actually ranks first among NBA players with most championships which are a total of eleven championships won. They even say that Rusell invented defense. He actually invented blocking shots which is probably what earned him eleven championships.
- Tim Duncan
Now forty-two, Duncan played his entire nineteen-year career with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. Tim Duncan was one of the high stamina basketball players and hardly disappointed on the court. He was known widely amongst the basketball community for his technical dribbling drills and also made the SAS one of the major contenders at the time.
- Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Now a retired professional at 71, Jabbar has about six championships on his resume. He is also known for inventing the famous skyhook shot or the hook shot. Another mind-blowing fact about Jabbar is that he was in the league for a lot longer than his fellow players at the time rounding up to about seventeen years which is crazy impressive if you ask us.
- Magic Johnson
Just as his name suggests, the guy adds a hint of magic to the basketball court. Earvin Johnson, or “Magic” is actually the current president of the basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. A former basketball legend himself, Johnson actually helped revitalize the NBA due to his rivalry with Larry Bird.
- Wilt Chamberlain
Wilton Norman Chamberlain is someone whose legacy will carry on forever. Although he sadly passed away in 1999, he will still be remembered for the incredible power he brought to the court. He was known to be able to take over a game like a piece of cake and he scored an average of even 50 points per game.
- Shaquille O’Neal
Although he was often criticized for being overweight (according to basketball requirements) and was one of the reasons for his slight downfall, O’Neal did not fail to impress most of the time. His physical presence alone was enough to take over a game.
- Julius Erving
Known by his nickname in the basketball community, Dr. J. Erving technically invented the modern rendition of the sport. He was mostly known for the moves, “high-flying” and the “above-the-rim”. Erving performed these particular moves with utmost skill and became his signatures.
- Larry Bird
Like we mentioned earlier, Larry Bird was one of the two responsible for revitalizing a team which had fallen. The rivalry he had with Magic Johnson brought back the love the fans actually always had and brought them immense success.
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