Top 10 Greatest Players in NBA History

Today we’re ranking our top 10 players in NBA history it seems like everyone’s top 10 list is different and honestly opinion plays a large part we’re going to share our list but make sure you read the article till the end of to see how you can be a part of a viewer ranked list of the greatest players of all time but for now let’s get on to our list.

Top 10 Greatest Players in NBA History

Kobe Bryant

Kobe is one of the most overrated players of all time but when you look at his stats and what he accomplished the black mamba has earned his place in history with five championships – Finals MVPs and a regular season MVP under his belt Kobe has the hardware he’s also third all-time in total points number 10 all-time in points per game in the playoffs and number eight all-time in total win shares for the playoffs some say Kobe only won his rings by playing with other great players like that’s never happened ever in the history of the NBA but did you know that he’s the only player in NBA

Kobe Bryant

history to score at least 600 points in the postseason for three consecutive years and is the only player in NBA history with more than thirty thousand points and six thousand assists clearly he’s done his work and his reputation for being a low percentage volume shooter doesn’t really hold up when you consider his career shooting percentage of 45% in the regular season and 44.8% of playoffs Kobe also holds numerous franchise records and considering the fact that he plays for the Lakers one of the most storied franchises in the NBA that’s saying something.

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Tim Duncan

we’ve done several powerful profiles on this channel so you probably already guessed that we consider Tim Duncan to be the greatest of all time at that position Dirk and Karl Malone are close second and third but they just can’tDuncan’s five rings three Finals MVPs and two regular-season

Tim Duncan

MVPs yes Duncan has had the honor of playing with otherHall of Fame players but he’s silently carried the team for most of his career he’s number 17 all-time in scoring number six all-time and wind shears for the regular season and second only to Jordan in wind shears for the playoffs he also has the seventh all-time highest for the playoffs.

Magic Johnson

There’s some debate over who is the greatest point guard of all time generally most would consider it to be between John Stockton and Magic Johnson both of them defined the point guard position in their own special way but Magic became a legend with his three finals MVP s

Magic Johnson

and three regular seasons MVPs heck the guy won Finals MVP as a rookie he had the opportunity to play with some of the all-time greats but rather than writing their coattails history he made his own by being the magician that made the Showtime Lakers work and he’s number five all-time and wind shears for the playoffs he truly earned his spot in history.

Shaquille O’Neal

Everyone knows the pain belongs to Shaq he dominated games but sometimes we forget just how dominant he was he has a third all-time highest Per for the regular season and the fourth all-time high is Per for the playoffs he’s also 10th all-time and wind shears for the regular season

Shaquille O'Neal

and seventh all-time for the playoffs and don’t forget that he’s sixth all-time in total points he’s top 10 and total blocks and top 15 in total rebounds to be in the top 10 or 20 in so many categories is very rare now we’ll admit that his road through the playoffs was sometimes unassisted we’ll say but he can’t be blamed for that the fact is that Shaq dominated the paint and there wasn’t really anyone who could stop him.

Larry Bird

Maybe white men can’t jump but Larry Bird proved that they could do pretty much everything else bird really did do it all his career numbers show that he won three championships two Finals MVPs three regular-season MVPs had a 50-40-90season twice which is just crazy and his number 11 all-time and wind shears for the playoffs just about the only thing he didn’t do was crack the top ten scoring list but he did only play 13 seasons

Larry Bird

so that’s probably why Birds game was complete we’ll put it this way Shaq averaged ten point nine rebounds for his career bird averaged ten plus-six point three assists there’s any number of things you could say about bird he was the greatest scorer greatest shooter greatest passing forward great defender basically he’s just one of the greatest of all time.

Wilt Chamberlain

Man where do we even start he scored a hundred points in one game nuff said let’s move on but no seriously it was a beast just leaving championship and MVPs out of it he’s number five all-time in scoring number two all-time and wind shears for the regular season and number six all-time and wind shears for the playoffs he’s number two all-time and points per game for the regular season and number one all-time and rebounds that unbelievable.

 Wilt Chamberlain

Bill Russell

Okay if you were impressed by Wilt bill Russell’s accolades will blow your socks off he won 11 championships by the way for anyone who says Russell only looks good because most players back then weren’t very athlete consider this Bill Russell was only six-nine and 220 pounds and he was going against Wilt Chamberlain the guy who scored a hundred points and beat him he also beat Oscar Robertson the guy who averaged a triple-double as a rookieBill Russell holds the record for most rebounds in the finals with 40 at which he did twice he’s the all-time playoff leader in total

Bill Russell

rebounds and rebounds per game and holds the highest rebounding average for a final series with 29.5 now with 11 championships a lot of people put Bill Russell higher than number 4 all the time sometimes as high as number 1 however we’ve kept him a few spots down because this game was mostly about defense and rebounding offense wasn’t really his strong suit maybe he didn’t have an all-around game but he’s truly the greatest winner ever.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Ok so this might be surprising to some people but hear us out yes he got his two rings and Finals MVPs and his number 10 all-time in points scored but consider his era he wants his championships when Jordan was out of the game so you could say that he was the second-best player behind Jordan which is saying something in itself but also without Jordan he probably would have won even more than two championships also during the 95

Hakeem Olajuwon

finals versus an up-and-coming Orlando squadOlajuwon embarrassed Shaquille O’Neal by putting up thirty two point eight points eleven point five rebounds per game five point five assists two steals and two blocks which led to another Finals MVP and let’s not forget the dream shakeHakeem is number one all-time in blocks one Defensive Player of the Year twice and is the only player in NBA history to win regular season MVP Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If you watched our Kareem versus wilt-comparison and thought we were on the fence about it now you know that we’re not stats aside Kareem tops so many categories it’s unreal here’s his resume six championships two Finals MVPs six regular-season MVPs a record number one all-time in scoring number one all-time and chairs for the regular season number two in wind shares for the playoffs number one in offensive wind shares and number three and defensive wind shares and let’s not forget that Kareem unleashed the most devastating shots the NBA has ever seen the skyhook but what put Kareem at number two on our list is the fact that he did it for 20 seasons some guys are good for a decade and then they taper off but Kareem averaged double-digit points for 20 years so yes his extra games and seasons meant he could score more points and add to his legend but he wasn’t just playing during those years he really could play at a high level for20 years and that’s simply unheard of.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Michael Jordan

Where do we even start with this one yes it’s a predictable pick so let’s just have some fun admiring Jordan’s achievements Jordan created the blueprint for greatness and all shooting guards did you know that the Jordan Bulls never lost three consecutive games from1990 until after he retired he currently holds the record for most points in a single playoff game with 63 and has 850plus point playoff performances for more than anyone else let’s see what else HisAirness did six championships six finalISM VPS five regular-season MVPs 10scoring titles number one all-time and points per game for the playoffs number-one all-time and points per game for the regular season number one in PR for the regular season and the playoffs number one in wind shares for the playoffs number four and win shirts for the regular season at number four all-time scoring be it his serious clinching buzzer-beater over Craig Ehlohis 63 point dismantling of the Celtics the flu game the up and under the 96comeback championship or MJ’s farewell across up of Byron Russell there has been no player that has provided us more legendary performances than Michael Jordans.

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