Basketball is something that some people die for. And those people only know what NBA is. NBA is the most prestigious basketball tournament in the United States of America. It has produced some of the greatest basketball players of all time. So all the basketball fans, don’t you want to meet your idols? Here’s a list of top 10 greatest NBA Players of All Time.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, known by his initials, MJ, is the greatest basketball player of all time. He played an important role in popularizing NBA during 1980s and 90s as he played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984-1993 and 1995-1998. He won the NBA championship six times with Chicago Bulls and was also declared as NBA Finals MVP in the years his team won the championship.
William Felton “Bill” Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played for the Boston Celtics of the NBA from 1956-1969. He is a five time NBA Most Valuable Player winner and a twelve time All-star member. He was the centerpiece of the Celtics team winning eleven NBA championships in his thirteen year old career.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA for 13 seasons as a point guard. He is a three time NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, and 1987) and also a three time NBA Most Valuable Player winner. He appeared in twelve NBA All-Star matches and won five NBA championships in his illustrious career.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA in a 20 year career. He played as a centre and he is a record six times NBA Most Valuable Player winner. He featured in nineteen NBA All-Star matches and has won six NBA championship titles in his 20 season career.
Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Bolton Celtics of the NBA. He started at small forward and power forward for 13 seasons and spearheaded one of the NBA’s most powerful front court. He won the NBA championship three times in the years 1981, 1984 and 1986. He is a two time NBA Finals MVP and a three time NBA Most Valuable Player. He featured in 12 NBA All-Star games and was also awarded as the NBA rookie of the year in the year 1980.
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He has also played for the Miami Heat’s from 2010-2014 before coming back to his old team in the year 2014. He has won two NBA championships in 2012 and 2013 playing as small forward/ power forward for the Miami Heat’s. He has 4 NBA Most Valuable Player awards and 2 NBA Finals MVP. He also has two Olympic gold medals to his name.
Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain was an American basketball player who played for San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game. He won the NBA championship two times in the year 1967 and 1972. He won the NBA Finals MVP in the year 1972 and is a 4 time NBA Most Valuable Player winner.
Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played for the San Antonio Spurs in whole of his career. He is regarded as one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He is a five-time NBA champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP and two-time NBA MVP. He is the only player to be selected to both the All NBA and All-Defensive Teams in all of his first 13 seasons.
Shaquille O’ Neal is a retired professional basketball player and he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. He played for six teams in his 19-year old NBA career. He has won the NBA championship four times and he is three-time NBA Finals MVP. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player award in the year 2000 and he is 15-time NBA All Star.
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player. He played as a centre position in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors from 1984-2002. He led the rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. He is a two-time NBA Finals MVP and won the NBA Most Valuable Player award in the year 1994.