Scott Fujita, who is a basketball expert and member of the NBA’s Hall of Fame jury team has released his list for which players are considered to be at the top 10 best in history.
Scott points out that Michael Jordan may not just have been one player but rather an entirely new species when compared with other human beings because he was born into greatness as both athlete-genius tandem (the GOAT)and citizen leader/ humanitarian extraordinaire through sheer hard work ethic alone! He went undefeated during his high school years without scoring less than 40pts per game while also being involved heavily
The greatest NBA players of all time? You bet your sweet ass they are! We’ve studied official information sources and come up with the following rankings:
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1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players to have ever played. He led his team, the Chicago Bulls in 6 successful series against other teams and won 5 NBA championships with them as well! Not only does he own multiple records for most points scored during an era ( HHOF ) but even more impressively; His six Finals MVP awards are a record too.
It is a well-known fact that Michael Jordan was one of the greatest players to ever step on an NBA floor. He even won five MVP awards during his time with the Chicago Bulls, which no other player has done in history! In addition, he averaged 20 points per game over two years wearing Washington’s jersey as Mr. Air (a nickname given by teammate Jerry Krause).
The best NBA players are not only passers who can score, but they also work on their defense. This is what makes Michael Jordan so great–he’s willing to put in the hard training and effort needed for success both as a team player and attacker with no shortcoming at all!
With his unmatched success, Michael Jordan has become the yardstick by which all other NBA players are measured. He set such a high bar for himself that no one else can hope to match it in terms of achievement or fame – at least not yet!
2. Lebron James
When you think of the word “icon”, LeBron James’ name should come to mind. The man has won two NBA Championships and an NBA Finals MVP award, both times played for Miami Heat teams in 2012 and 2013. With his ability to score goals it’s no wonder that he leads all active players with 30 seasons worth 2 championship rings on top of being just one win shy from receiving the third ring when they play again this year!
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King James has always been one to inspire others, even from his very first game. He helped lead both the Heat and Cavaliers in winning multiple championships – making him perhaps today’s most successful athlete not just measured by wins but also how he handled himself off of it too! And while people often compare him with Michael Jordan (the greatest hoops player ever), there is no doubt that this man deserves all praise given when you consider everything: His wealth? Check; His ability as a football player!? Yasss…Lebron
3: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most productive players in NBA history and holds many records. He spent 20 seasons playing for two teams, winning 6 championships with 13 all-star selections to his credit as well.
In high school, Kareem was twice named Indiana player of the year before going pro where he top sized games played at the center (17) among others awards including 2 Finals MVPs 1 1986 Defensive Player Of The Year Award, And 10 All-Star Teams.
The basketball player is known by his first name, Abdul-Jabbar has had a long and successful career. He played for both the Milwaukee Bucks as well at Laker squads before retiring in 1989 with 18 championship rings to his name during an impressive playing time total of 17 years 1 month 11 days (1950–1989). His best game was on November 12th, 1974 where he scored 515 points after 16 games.
4. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He was a vital element to an illustrious ’80s generation that helped lead Los Angeles Lakers’ dominance over their competition, winning five championships and three Finals MVP awards along with it all before retiring at age 38.
Magic Johnson is the most precise definition for talent. He rose to stardom in his first season, and now has countless career successes with 5-time champion 3 seasons MVP awards and 3 Finals MVP titles under his belt who also averaged 19 points per game over 906 games played throughout 13 years as well.
5. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is an outstanding NBA player in league history. He seized the top 5 players of all time with his 17 postseasons and three championships, two Finals MVP awards to go along with them (2010 & 2009). However, it was not just for playing that Kloss became so well known; even before being drafted by LA Lakers back when they were called Minneapolis team up until 1998-99 season at age 24 or 25)
His legacy includes one highest-scoring game ever which happened on May 4th, 2006 when he scored 50 points against Indiana Pacers.
6. Shaquille O’Neal
The most formidable basketball player of all time, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the best NBA players ever to play. He stands at an impressive 2 meters tall and weighs 147 kilograms! In his rookie season with Orlando Magic, he immediately rose into stardom by averaging 23 points per game alongside 13 rebounds- which made him receive the ‘Rookie Of The Year’ award in 1993
In addition; during this same period where many other talented forwards were making their debuts on team logos across America – Shaq also managed not only to make it onto both All-Star teams but was nominated twice (1994 & 1995)?!
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most successful and well-known players in NBA history. He helped LA Lakers win three consecutive championships along with his partner Kobe Bryant, who also happens to be an inductee into basketball’s Hall Of Fame! Over their partnership, Shaq had 1st place MVP awards all through these titles too–not bad for someone whose job it was just sitting on edges waiting patiently while others took shots or made plans behind him.
7. Larry Bird
When Larry Bird led the Boston Celtics to three NBA championships and two Finals MVP titles, he was regarded as one of (if not) THE greatest Celtic ever. He retired with six All-Star game selections under his belt—five in total on top teams that included Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson!
The man who helped bring home an Olympic gold medal for America’s Dream Team also holds records like never having missed more than eight field goals during any single contest which still stands today; DJangobug Firpo33.
8. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain is one of the most famous basketball players in history. He paved the way for today’s NBA stars, but he didn’t get much opportunity to show off during his college years because of how dominant he was with Harlem Globetrotters before joining up on their team full-time.
The great 2 meters tall man dominated nearly every game that year where they were always live-streamed so we got a look into what could have been if not for some injuries later down the road…
He is a basketball legend for his incredible scoring record and firsts in both the NBA and International games. He’s so great that he not only scored 100 points per game but also reached 30K career points with this astounding result!
The statistical output discusses how Wilt Chamberlain set two Guinness World Records – one as an athlete who amassed over 31000 total pts (30 000 regular season + 1 1000 playoff) while another was him being called “the greatest player ever.”
9. Bill Russell
Bill Russell is the foundation of the Boston Celtics’ reign in the ‘60s, with his uncanny ability to block shots and revolutionize NBA defense. He accumulated 21,620 rebounds throughout his career; an average of 22.5 per game during which he won 5 MVP awards as well 12 times All-Star games
His one on ones were so difficult that it made opponents very unfortunate for them–this helped lead up Boston’s six championships under him.
Bill Russell is one of the most successful and well-known coaches in sports history. His quick counter-attack strategy helped his team win against all odds, so it’s no surprise that teams are terrified when they meet him on defense or offense.
10. Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan is one of the most successful and well-loved players ever to play in an NBA game. He’s won five championships, been named MVP twice (and was finals MVP seven other times), played on 16 All-Star teams – he has more than 25 thousand points career! But you don’t have him only as your favorite player because not only did his stats speak volumes but so does what this man stood for; leadership skills are something we should all look up too which made him truly special on the court.
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- 11. Oscar Robertson
- 12. Hakeem Olajuwon
- 13. Kevin Durant
- 14. Kevin Garnett
- 15. Steph Curry
- 16. Charles Barkley
- 17. Charles Barkley
- 18. Jerry West
- 19. Karl Malone
- 20. Julius Erving
- 21. David Robinson
- 22. Elgin Baylor
- 23. Moses Malone
- 24. Scottie Pippen
- 25. Dwyane Wade