The best basketball players ever

best basketball player ever

The North American Basketball Association (NBA) has seen many great players. They showed incredible athletic skills, spectacular moves, explosive dunkings and blocks, three pointers en masse.  These are the legends of the game I have witnessed playing, and the best among the best basketball players ever is:

10. Dennis Rodman

The bad boy of the NBA was probaly the best defense player of all times.

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9. Dirk Nowitzki

The “German wunderkind” finally fulfilled his dream of becoming an NBA champion with an enourmous strength of will. A living basketball legend in Germany.

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8. Karl Malone

Karl “The mailman” Malone always delivered his points in time. Formed a legendary duo along with John Stockton for the Utah Jazz.

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7. Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem was “The Dream” for a reason, he led the San Antonio Spurs to two NBA titels in brillant fashion.

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6. Scottie Pippen

A treat for the eye! Very elegant, smooth moves and great teamplay with “His Royal Airness”.

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5. Allen Iverson

The 2001 MVP was voted the fifth-greatest shooting guard ever! His play-off scoring average of 29,7 was outnumbered by only one man, who will appear in this ranking, too.

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4. Shaquille O`Neal

A human wardrobe, insanely big guy and therefore kinda unstoppable!

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3. Kobe Bryant

Fife-time NBA champion with the L-A. Lakers, very astonishing longetivy and spectacular moves.

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2. LeBron James

Very strong physique, amazing technique, has all the skills in the book and may very well be the most naturally gifted basketball player ever. Yet he chose the easy path with his transfer to Miami. That decision was kind of understandable, but leading Cleveland Cavaliers would have made him a living legend. Titles with the Miami Heat now are just expected and nothing special. That is why the number one is…

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1. Michael Jordan

Six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls, five-time MVP,  highest scoring average in regular seasons (30,12) and play-off games (33,45). No question here, despite LeBron. Michael “Air” Jordan goes down as the best basketball player ever!

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