The greatest basketball players of all time
LeBron James -
LeBron James will go down in history as one of the greatest the sport has ever known (if not the actual greatest).
Elgin Baylor -
Baylor helped the Los Angeles Lakers reach the NBA Finals eight times. He also played in 11 NBA All-Star Games.
Kobe Bryant -
The basketball legend tragically died in a helicopter crash on January 26 of 2020, alongside his daughter Gianna and seven others.
Shaquille O'Neal -
Shaq's dominance was second to none. That's why he's one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Charles Barkley -
"The Round Mound of Rebound" is one of only four players in NBA history with at least 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.
Bob Pettit -
Bob Pettit was the first player to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
Chris Paul -
"CP3" is arguably the best point guard of his generation.
Stephen Curry -
Curry has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player twice, and is quite possibly the best shooter in NBA history.
Russell Westbrook -
In the 2017-18 season, Westbrook became the only player to have ever averaged a triple-double twice in his career.
Reggie Miller -
Miller is one of the greatest shooters and scorers in the Indiana Pacers' history.
John Stockton -
The point guard par excellence is in the top 10 for career steals per game.
Karl Malone -
"The Mailman" sits in third place in the NBA value over replacement player statistic, behind only Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Dwyane Wade -
Wade has recently retired, with an average of 22.0 points per game.
cottie Pippen -
Pippen played a crucial role in the Chicago Bulls' six NBA championship wins in the '90s. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight times!
Jerry West -
West is the only player to have ever won the Finals MVP award while playing for the losing team. This was in 1969.
David Robinson -
"The Admiral" went down in history as one of the best San Antonio Spurs players ever.
Hakeem Olajuwon -
Nigeria-born Hakeem Olajuwon had amazing footwork for such a big player.
Larry Bird -
Besides Bill Russell, "Larry Legend" is probably the Boston Celtics' most iconic player of all time.