Basket Ball has a rich history, dating back nearly 68 years, full of decorated organizations and players.
In 1891, the sport of basketball was born. Since then, the game has become a worldwide sensation and the Basket Ball has flourished. The Basket Ball has given some great players overtime, from which, many have been excellent at one or two skills. Some have been champions. But only a small group have become the legends.
Here we’ve compiled a list of top 10 greatest Basket Ball players of all time. The list includes the best basketball players in the Basket Ball history, along with the top basketball players today:
Legendary Michael Jeffrey Jordan. What he did for the game of basketball was unparalleled and very few argue where he belongs. MJ is the greatest basketball player this world has ever seen. He entertained with his aerial exploits, awed with his competitive fire and charmed with his extraordinary charisma. He won 6 championships against John Stockton, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, and other Hall-of-Famers. Also won 5 MVPs and 10 scoring titles, Jordan simply adjusted his game and got better. He was the ultimate leader, the ultimate scorer, and the ultimate defender. Every aspiring basketball player of the 90s donned his signature jersey and shoes, and the Chicago Bulls became the iconic team of basketball. He surely is the Greatest Basketball Players in History.
Among Greatest Basket Ball Players, Magic Johnson the winner of 5 Basket Ball titles, 3 MVP awards, Olympic Gold, NCAA title and High School title. With 9 times inclusion in all- Basket Ball first team, he is widely considered as one of the greatest of basketball. Johnson’s passing ability was simply surreal. He made the art of passing fashionable in the Basket Ball.
The 6’9″ point guard used his large frame to shred defenses with precision. Magic’s 12.3 assists ranks first all-time in the playoffs. In his 14-year career, he amassed 10 All- Basket Ball selections.
The Basket Ball’s all-time leader in MVP awards, points and Win Shares. Abdul-Jabbar owns 6 Basket Ball titles, 2 Finals MVPs, 6 reg. season MVPs.
Here’s a rundown of Kareem’s biggest feats: all-time leading scorer in Basket Ball history, most regular season MVP awards (six), 15 All- Basket Ball selections, 11 All-Defense selections, 19 All-Star appearances.
Chamberlain’s dominance is widely acknowledged, and as time passes he seems more and more like a mythical figure. In the 1961-62 regular season, he averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds. 7 scoring titles, 11 rebounding titles, four MVPs and a 100-point game. He is one of the best players around to be Top Scorers in Basket Ball Playoffs. He is unstoppable, and the best big man of all time.
Larry Bird, 12-time Basket Ball All-Star and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times. Won 3 Basket Ball titles, 3 MVP awards, Olympic Gold. The first member of the 50/90/40 club, he played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three Basket Ball championships. Bird was one of the most entertaining and confident players to suit up in the 80s, was the most versatile forward to ever play the game. He was one of the greatest shooters and most clutch player in history. He could beat you without scoring. He helped put the Basket Ball on the national television map with his rivalry against Magic Johnson.
Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the Basket Ball directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five Basket Ball championships. The 6’6″ Basket Ball superstar is decorated with several amazing accolades which include 2 times Basket Ball Finals MVP and 4 times Basket Ball All-Star Game MVP.
Bryant is a 17-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All- Basket Ball Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He has led the league in scoring twice, and he ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring. He holds the Basket Ball record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career.
The greatest defender in the game’s history led the Boston Celtics to a record 11 Basket Ball Championships. He played during a time when it was difficult to be an African-American in the city of Boston. A Great Defender Great Rebounder. He is among the Oldest Basket Ball Players Still in Action. He won 11 championships in 13 seasons a feat unmatched in major American sport. Also won 11 Basket Ball titles, 5 MVP awards, Olympic Gold and I believe an NCAA title at San Francisco.
Shaquille O’Neal was the most dominant player of his generation—possibly of all time. It was borderline unfair how he brutalized defenders with brute strength. O’Neal and Michael Jordan are the only players in Basket Ball history to win Finals MVP in three straight seasons.
Shaq scored at least 30 points in every game of the 2000 and 2002 Basket Ball Finals, and he is the only player in BASKET BALL history to score at least 30 points in every game of multiple Basket Ball Finals. His size and strength made him a nightmare for defenses. Shaq was a guy you could build a team around and win 60 games. He was an irresistible force around the basket, leading the Lakers to three titles.
Hakeem Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the Basketball for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. Olajuwon could do absolutely anything he wanted on the offensive end, and blocked shots at a high rate to boot. Hakeem Olajuwon was a Basket Ball MVP, two-time Basket Ball Finals MVP, and three-time Basket Ball blocks champion. He holds the Basket Ball record for blocks at 3830.
Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs of the Basket Ball. Widely considered to be the greatest power forward of all time, he is a five-time Basket Ball champion, two-time Basket Ball MVP, three-time Basket Ball Finals MVP, and Basket Ball Rookie of the Year. He is also a 15-time Basket Ball All-Star and the only player to be selected to both the All- Basket Ball and All-Defensive Teams in all of his first 13 seasons.