The NBA has a fascinating and broad history from the last 68 years, consisting of outclass player’s performances. During those 68 years, we notice brilliant performances of skilled players, but which players were the best among all and have set the record?
While looking at the complete picture, we will look at every player’s weaknesses and strengths, along with the era they were playing in.
Keeping in mind all the aspects, we will look at the top 10 famous players of all time, and then we will decide who the best basketball player of all time was.
Top 10 Basketball Players
10. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has been the best player of the late 2000s. He was a great scorer along with a killer performance. He played for almost 20 years and won 5 championships, including 3 in a row.
9. Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the most potent defensive players of all time. He belonged to one of the best leagues of the NBA. He is still leading all-time blocked shots of the NBA.
8. Manute Bol
American player Manute Bol is the tallest athlete in NBA. He was 7ft in height and weighed about 91kg. He played 625 games and scored 1600 runs in them.
7. Bill Russell
Russell has won 11 champions in the history of the NBA. He only failed to win two champions and won the rest of all. We know him for his rings, but we must know him for the best rebounders and defenders.
6. Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan has been the tremendous power of the NBA of all time. He wasn’t an outclass player, but he was famous for his incredible performance, both defensively and offensively.
5. Earvin Johnson, Jr.
We know Earvin Johnson as the central pillar of the NBA in the late 80s. Johnson’s career in the NBA is full of outclass performances. In his entire career, he took part in 9 last matches and won five of them.
4. Larry Bird
It is impossible to decide who is better between Larry Bird and Earvin Johnson. Both have an incredible record in the complete history.
3. Shaquille O’ Neal
Shaquille Neal is the foremost player in the NBA. He was physically powerful, weighing about 320 pounds. He scored about 23,590 points during his career, making him 8th on the list for career points.
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem accepted Islam at 24. He was the dominant player in the NBA from the beginning of his career. Kareem was one of the all-around players, along with great scoring. He won 6 finals and made his team qualified for the finale 5-6 times.
1. Michael Jordan
Anyone fond of the NBA must be familiar with his name. Jordan’s name is another name for basketball. When people think about basketball, they may get familiar with his name.