The NBA has a rich history, dating back nearly 68 years, full of decorated 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? To decide that, we’ll look at various criteria including statistics, team success, and individual accolades.
10. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
He was born on 16 April 1947 in Newyork, United States. The leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history though gains tenth place in the best player. Kareem having jersey number put up a whopping 38,387 points during his playing days, I can’t look past the fact that he spent a good chunk of his career receiving passes from Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson, the point guards of all time. Also, his career totals were like that he played roughly 10,000 years in the NBA. (Or 20 seasons no matter) No doubt, he was an awesome force who dominated the sport for two decades and perfected the skyhook, one of the most gorgeous shots the game has ever seen. Kareem retired at the age of 42 he played successfully for twenty years (1969-1989).In his entire career, he achieved 24.3 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.4 BPG
Accolades: 6 NBA titles, 2 Finals MVPs, 6 regs. season MVPs which is overall a very good stat being an NBA player.
9. Shaquille O’Neal
He was born March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.), the opposite end of the attractive player from Duncan is Shaquille O’Neal wears a red jersey number. Where Timmy would work his way around an opponent in the post with his superb footwork, Shaq would often use his extraordinary bulk (7’1” and 315 pounds) to bully his way to the basket. Once there, he would finish with an emphatic dunk, a foolproof strategy that helped O’Neal lead the NBA in field-goal percentage 10 times in his career. But O’Neal wasn’t just pure physicality—he was surprisingly graceful for such a massive man and he had a deft touch with his close-range jump shots. His free-throw shooting, on the other hand, is very much precise and accurate. His entire Career stats: 24.3 PPG, 11.6 RPG, 2.1 BPG
Accolades: 4 NBA titles, 3 Finals MVPs, 1 reg. season MVP.Not only that he was famous for Shattering backboards he broke about 4 basketball rims therefore a very dominant and strong player in NBA history.
8. Larry Bird
He was born on December 7, 1956, at West Baden Springs, Indiana. Never be fooled by this (33 no. Jersey star) humble small-college provenance and the “Hick from French Lick” nickname Larry Bird was one of the fiercest competitors and greatest smack-talkers in NBA history. The uber-confident Bird had arguably the quickest release of anyone to ever play basketball and he’d often let his defender know that the shot was going in soon after it left his hands. He racked up three championship rings and 12 All-Star appearances in his injury-shortened 13-year career. Moreover, his rivalry with Magic Johnson—who, spoiler alert, you’ll see a bit later in this list—during the 1980s launched basketball into an unprecedented level of national popularity that the sport has never fallen from. His overall career stats it was for a very short period of time: 23.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 6.5 APG
Accolades: 3 NBA titles, 2 Finals MVPs, 3 regs. season MVPs.
7. Wilt Chamberlain
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 21 August 1936 the most dominant player of all time. His dominance is widely acknowledged, and as time passes he seems more and more like a mythical figure. In the 1961-62 regular season, he averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds. Simply unreal.
Had Wilt accomplished more in the postseason, he would be closer to No. 1. It seems crazy to expect more from a player who averaged 22 and 25, but that’s how it goes when you’re the most dominant. Chamberlain was also the only person to grab more rebounds per game than Bill Russell (22.9), all while averaging more minutes played per game than any player in league history (45.8).In his entire career, he achieved: 22.5 PPG, 24.5 RPG, 4.2 APG
Accolades: 2 NBA titles, 1 Finals MVP, 4 reg. season MVPs.
6. Bill Russell
Full name William Felton Russell born on 12 February 1934 at West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
He was the ultimate winner in the history of the NBA. He won a league title in all but two of his 13 seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics. Yes, the NBA consisted of just 8 to 14 teams during this period, so capturing championships was a statistically easier feat for a single franchise, but even that fact doesn’t minimize Russell’s historic accomplishments. The Celtics had played for 10 seasons before Russell joined the team, never once reaching a championship series in that time. But in his rookie year, Russell completely changed the franchise’s course and established the Celtics as the winningest team in the NBA. But he didn’t earn his place on this list though some sort of vague, ethereal winnings Russell was one of the fiercest defenders of all time and he redefined the value of blocking shots, in addition to averaging an incredible 22.5 rebounds per game over his career.
His Career playoff stats: 16.2 PPG, 24.9 RPG, 4.7 APG
Accolades: 11 NBA titles, 5 reg. season MVPs.
5. Oscar Robertson
He was born in Charlotte, Tennessee, the United States on the year 24 November 1938.his statistics are so mind-blowing that I wish I had a time machine for the express purpose of going back and seeing him in action. During the 1961–62 season, Robertson Of (jersey number 1) averaged a triple-double with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game. Oh, and the 12-time All-Star also helped initiate true free agency into the NBA through a landmark antitrust suit, an accomplishment just as impressive as his jaw-dropping on-court exploits.
4. Magic Johnson
Jersey Number(23) Born On August 14, 1959, in Lansing, Michigan. One of the most ebullient personalities to ever play in the NBA, Johnson’s charm was a major factor in the massive increase in the league’s popularity during the 1980s. But he was so much more than a dazzling smile. Johnson’s otherworldly passing set the stage for the “Showtime” L.A. Lakers teams that captured five championships during his 13 years with the franchise. The 6’9” Johnson (making him the NBA’s tallest point guard) not only posted the best assists-per-game mark in league history (11.2) but had a tremendous all-around game, as well.
In his entire career, he achieved: 19.5 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 12.3 APG
Accolades: 5 NBA titles, 3 Finals MVPs, 3 reg. season MVPs.
3. Kobe Bryant
Bryant was born on August 23, 1978; in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Kobe Bryant ( jersey no.24) is an outstanding NBA player in league history.
Kobe Bryant played 17 postseasons of his 19 seasons in the NBA, all with the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored 5,640 points in 220 playoffs. Kobe Bryant won a five-time scoring champion with Los Angeles and two NBA Finals MVP awards in 2009 and 2010.
In 2009, Bryant had the best playoff in points with 695 points, leading the playoffs in points. Over his entire career, he averaged 25.6 points per game.
On May 4, 2006, Bryant had his best playoff game yet. At that time, he scored 50 points after only 52 minutes of play in Game 6.
2. Lebron James
The legend was born in Akron, Ohio, the United States on 30th December 1984. many fans (ignorantly) consider the most overrated choke artist in the league is the best player to ever set foot on a court. LeBron James just does things that shouldn’t be humanly possible. He’s bigger than a good portion of the players in the NFL and yet he still moves as gracefully as the most nimble guards in basketball. Moreover, he not only faced the incredible pressure of being anointed “The Chosen One” by Sports Illustrated as a teenager but he’s exceeded the lofty expectations set for him. As magnificent as earlier players were, they never had to deal with the 24/7 stresses of 21st-century media, which James has with aplomb. Through the publication of this list, James has averaged a Robertson-Esque 27.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 6.9 steals per game, and—unlike the Big O—he was doing so against teams stocked with elite athletes and not players who smoked cigarettes at halftime. When people knocked him for not winning championships early in his career, they overlooked that he almost single-handedly took an overmatched Cleveland Cavaliers squad to the 2007 NBA finals at just 22 years old. And, of course, he’s since won two titles and also a member of the Miami Heat.
Jersey number 6 has achieved many titles and awards:28.1 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 6.7 APG
Accolades: 2 NBA titles, 2 Finals MVPs, 4 reg. season MVPs.
1. Michael Jordan
Jersey number-23,12 & 45.
Michael Jordan full name Michael Jeffrey Jordan, (born on February 17, 1963, Brooklyn, New York, united states.Most famous player ever? Absolutely. Most important player ever? Quite possibly. Most obsessively competitive to the detriment of ever having normal human relations with anybody? Oh my, yes. The man’s desire to be the best is legendary and propelled him to six championships, five MVP awards, All-Star appearances in every full season he played, and the status as possibly the best defender ever. Plus his 30.1 points per game is the NBA’s highest career-scoring average. But, well, he played alongside another top-25 talent in Scottie Pippen and was coached by the strategic genius Phil Jackson during his most productive years.
In his entire career, he earned many titles and prestigious awards: 33.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 5.7 APG
Accolades: 6 NBA titles, 6 Finals MVPs, 5 regs. season MVPs. he was given the name Air Jordan”.Yup, Michael Jordan is the greatest For now…