The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the best basketball league in the world and assembles the most exceptional talent. Over the years, we have witnessed some spectacular performances from several players. In this article, find who are the best NBA players of all time.
1. Michael Jordan (1985-2003)
There’s no doubt Jordan is the best player the game has ever seen. While LeBron James rivals the six-time championship winner in many stats and figures, MJ was phenomenal in his 15 seasons at the NBA. One thing that sets him apart is the undefeated six NBA Finals appearances, and of course, his explosiveness when on offence. With a career average of 30.1 points per game, he was undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.
2. LeBron James (2004-Present)
Hate him or love him, LeBron James has been dominant in the last decade. Even though old age is catching up, there is nothing he hasn’t accomplished. James is one of the most decorated players in our times with three NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, four NBA MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals. He is best remembered at Cleveland, especially in 2016, bringing home the Cavaliers’ first title in franchise history. James has a career average of 27.11 points, 7.3 assists and 7.4 rebounds.
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1970-1989)
Kareem may not be a household name today, especially for the Millenials. Still, the former Lakers and Bucks man was phenomenal. He has a record 19 All-Star Game selections, in his 20-season career in the NBA. No single player is nearing Kareem’s 38,387 career points. The six-time championship winner averaged 24.6 points and 11.2 rebounds.
There you have it folks, the best NBA players of all time. Others in the list include Wilt Chamberlain, who comes in at fourth, Magic Johnson at fifth, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Karl Malone, and Charles Barkley finish in the top list.