Top Ten Basketball Players from the 1940s Though 1960s

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The Top Ten

1 Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

Best basketball player of any decade.

2 Bob Cousy Bob Cousy V 1 Comment
3 George Mikan
4 Jerry West Jerry West Jerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
5 Bill Russell Bill Russell
6 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.
7 Joe Fulks
8 Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas is terrible - 2storm

9 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

His rookie season was 1969, and he played for a couple of months in late 1969, so he qualifies to be on this list.

Sorry then I love Kareem but I thought his rookie season was 1970 - 2storm

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10 Oscar Robertson Oscar Robertson Oscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.

The Contenders

11 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor
12 Sam Jones
13 Bob Pettit
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