Best Basketball Players of All Time
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Michael Jordan is not just the best basketball player but the athlete ever he was the strongest pound for pound non injury prone because of his fitness. His era was the most competitive era ever every night they played the went up the best back then he was always doubled teamed a lot of times triple team and he still dominated he came to the NBA in his early twenties he retired for two years he rookie year he sat out because of a broken foot but still dominated and still has all the records an 6 championships would of been 8 if he didn't leave the game for two years. Kobe came two the NBA when he was 17 and he's still playing in a league now that has no defense this why he scored 80 points big deal there's no defense now he has been in the league now for about 14 years which years that THE KING has played an still not even broken half of Jordan THE KING's record and someone said Kobe is the best check the stats man stats don't lie. And only have 5 rings because he met Shag and many great players on the Lakers when he came so those first 3 rings don't even count the are Shag rings really he only won 2 he is and will never be close to Michael Jordan when Jordan came out of college an join the bulls they had no one for like 5 years so he is a real champ he bust hi butt and earn those championships with Scottie by his side so please don't anyone compare Kobe too the KING MICHAEL JORDAN his name deserve to be capitol listed not Kobe and that's it!
When I first saw this guy I just loved to hate him because I was a Celtics fan and I loved Larry bird who was just the best shooter I had ever seen. Then along comes Jordan and no matter how much I wished for the Celtics to win... Jordan made them pay! What a fantastic crunch player he was... If there was someone you wanted to take that final shot, it was him.
i don't know how many times I watched this guy steal the game with a last second shot. He killed fans of opposing teams time and time again with that sort of play and it just lifted his whole team... Magic.
so as much as I loved the Celtics and Larry bird, I became a Michael Jordan fan and a bulls fan. When I first saw Jordan and how he moved he reminded me of Julius Erving and his magic leaps and moves and dunks... But there was one major difference between the two... Michael Jordan could shoot the ball way better. Oh and of course those 6 championships and umpteen MVP's he won... Enough said.
Michael Jordan is truly the greatest of them all.. As PHil Jackson said.. "Michael Jordan would score 50 points a game in today's game"Michael Jordan played better in the playoffs and finals than he did in the regular season against the best that has ever played the game... Enough said... How can Kobe be number to on this list.. The lakers would have beaten Detroit in the final some years back if he just passed the ball to Shaquille and company... Amazing Kobe shoots worse in the playoffs and finals than in the regular season.. , and he is number 2 on this list.. I just do not understand this... He will end his career as 40 percent shooter with the most misses in the history of the NBA... As far as his 81 point game against the worst team and defense in the league (Toronto)... I say is that all you have? Pau Gasoline should have been the MVP... He is the reason they won those 2 championships... Everyone know this... They should trade Kobe now and I am sure they win the championship the next year... It takes more than just copying a few moves from Michael Jordan to be considered on this list.
He could do that stuff when he was YOUNG, BET. I mean REAL YOUNG. Michael JORDAN is to Basketball, as Michael JACKSON was to the music industry--hands DOWN! He went even further than that and inspired millions of people to follow their passions, their dreams; not only the many young children who aspired to one day be the 'next' MJ. Not to mention, while I cannot say fosho... I do not believe certain shots were as of much use for bball back then if you get my drift. Or maybe better now, who knows! And while nobody's perfect, at least he had a woman and family who backed him up solid and strong, maintaining -- rather promoting the image of a POSITIVE TOGETHERNESS a SENSE OF FAMILY within the African American Community. ADD THAT, my friends, to the list of 'all around abilities/records. ' Put that 1982 shot outta the way and he is still more known around the world than Oprah!
Yeah Michael Jordan is the best and we will never see another like him. I'm not one who really cares to watch basketball especially since the Jordan era. That era was the best and I enjoyed watching basketball then. It's only my opinion but I agree with Abdul-Jabbar that Lebron James is not a top four or five. At least not yet. He has a ways to go for that consideration. This list has put Lebron above a few he should not be above at the moment. Of course I'm no expert but that's my expert opinion. Like football, basketball is easier to play now so how do you really compare old school with new school. All new school stat holders should have asterisks by there names with explanation that rule changes made it easier. New rules every year are screwing up all our sports.
Michael Jordan has the most scoring titles ever. Before he retired in 1993 he won 7 straight scoring titles that were over 30 points a game. When he came back into the nba he won 3 more scoring titles to have a total of 10. Michael Jordan is the greatest scorer ever to play. I think if he had not retire twice before 2003 he would have more than 6 nba titles, could have been the all-time leader in scoring, steals, field goals made, and more mvp's
Yes I agree Michael is the greatest ever to play basketball and I have seen a lot of players but most of all what sets him apart from the rest is his behavior off the court his was always very humble, it bothers me now how many people like to compare other players to him now and I laugh becasue the level of play now compared to the competition and level of play in Michaels era is nothing like it was back then all these guys now even kobe look good because they play against what would of been third string players back in Michaels day. I feel very honored and humbled that I had the opportunity to watch Michael play the game of basketball the way he did. Thank you Michael you will always be the greatest that ever played the game of basketball.
This will be the last time I discuss who is the GBOAT! MICHAEL JORDAN. But if there is someone else that has the following then please let me know.
6 Rings without a Dominant Center
5 League MVP awards
14 All Star game appearances
3 All Star MPV Trophies
7 Consecutive scoring titles
and then taking a quick break to smash out 2 Slam dunk titles. and not being selfish by not coming back and fighting for the dunk title giving the fans they wanted.
Keep in mind that this is just a short list of all his greatest feats.
So until a player accomplishes what Jordan has accomplished then this discussion is OVER!
COOL PLAYER WHO HAVE ANY w talent and if one of the few who knew Michael would be as great as he was. He also made Pippen and Rodman the players they are due to his desire to win. Paul Westfall after getting beat by Jordan was asked by reporters did you say you had to stop Michael. Westfall replied, nobody can and we never said we could, the only way stop Michael is rip his heart out. He was red in the face and left the podium. How many great players did he keep from winning a championship: Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller, Karl Malone and basically everyone on the Dream Team unless they played for the Bulls or when Jordan was playing baseball, Hakeem O. Who was picked a head of Jordan in the 84 draft. It was a good pick, with Jordan playing baseball he was able to win 2 championships with the Rockets. Heck I would had picked him over Jordan in 84 not knowing how great his Airness would be. To compare LeBron to Jordan doesn't even make sense. LeBron is a good passer because other defenders can stop him from going to the bucket. If Jordan wanted to score nobody who ever played the game could stop him period! If he wanted to shut any
MJ is and will always be the greatest basketball player ever lived, aside from achievements, charisma, artistry and love of the game, it is what he did for the game of basketball, popularity of this sport worldwide and the NBA is what it is today because of this one man Michael Jordan... Lebron, Kobe, Dwayne, Kevin d are what they are today because of what MJ did for the game of basketball. Anyone of these guys can surpass his achievement but no one can change the fact that basketball is what it is today because of Michael Jordan, the LIVING LEGEND and the SYMBOL of basketball..
Michael Jordan is best player in basket ball. He hadn't gotten 100 points like Wilt Chamberlain did because he always pass to his team mates so they can have a chance to score and get a points. Jordan's layups, dunks and shooting are impossible to block. Its amazing! Kobe Bryant is selfish he doesn't pass to his teams well sometimes but most of the time when he gets the ball he shoots like a hog. Well he is pretty cool I like him to I'm his fan but he is the 4th best. 2nd best is Wilt Chamberlain I'm not his fan and the 3rd best is LeBron James I'm his fan.
Anybody can say allen iverson didn't have help, larry bird had bast three's, kobe scored 81, lebron is having better records than anybody all that don't matter the fact of the matter is Michael Jordan had three's, block's, rebound's, and 1's, defense and offense always helped his team mates like no other player not to mention scored over thirty points with very high fever he was good all over extremly and uniquely well rounded! In the 1990's the NBA game was more physical and technical than now in 2000's compare you'll see what I mean he had it all and still can whoop sorry ass players today match him up against any spurs player or boston celtics and you'll see your self NBA God HE'S THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!
There is no doubt that Michael Jordan was and still is the God of basketball. Why God of basketball? If you have ever noticed the "EL" in his name, you will find out that it represents GOD in that name. That's why it is not a mistake to say that he was and still is the GOD of that game. Any baga that imagines the opposite or disputes his credentials or achievements must be rushed to the emergency department of any close by hospital for a serious and proper brain examination. THANKS
Hands down the best player there will in the history of the game. When Jordan was playing the game was played a different way; I've watched all-star games from back in the 90's and these guys are just incredible athletes. The difference between then and now is huge. The stars of the 90's kick the stars of todays asses which is somthing you can't say for most other sports. If you ever had the chance to actually watch Jordan in action you would know why people like Lebron and Kobe will never surpass him as the greatest player ever, regardless of stats.
Do I really have to say why? Scoring Champ how many years? Averaged almost 30 a game for his entire career. Defense hound. solid rebounder and assists from a 2-guard. There is nobody better.
Kobe was given 3 rings by shaq in a watered-down league. the other two are legit... but I mean, come on. Jordan went up against people like Magic, Drexler, Barkley, Payton/Kemp, and Stockton/Malone for his rings. And that's not even including all the hall of famers he had to get through just to reach the finals.
Lebron.. well, I can't say anything bad about him. his numbers and play are amazing. we'll have to wait and see how he ends his career.
Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. He won 6 nba championships is a 6 time finals mvp,10 time scoring champion, and has the best career scoring average ever. If Michael Jordan had not retired twice before 2003 he would have won more awards. Jordan would have had more than 6 nba championships/finals mvp, and would have more than 5 mvp's. He would have been the all time scoring leader, steals, field goals made, and more than 10 scoring titles.
Jordan, to state simply, had the "Whole Package".. There was not anything he couldn't do. Add to that the excitement he brought to the NBA. Jordan exemplified a man that knew his sport, his skills, & charisma- yet Never took it for granted. Every drop of sweat.. Every calorie burned.. Was for the love of the sport & his team. I'd love to see a program made to simulate- frame by frame the movement of each (Jordan.. LeBron) In Their Prime. Then activate the program of players in one on one- Without a doubt Jordan will win. Who knows what the end of LeBron's career will dictate- but he will never be a Jordan.
MJ has to be one of the greatest scorer ever in the game of basketball. Having 6 championships and 6 golden rings shows that he has hall of famer quality and skill(not like Lebron James). He is capable of taking over a game and score unbelievable and unlimited amount of points. He is capable of shooting, dunking, blocking, stealing and rebounding at a high level of performance and skill. He will always be one of the greatest legends of the NBA.
I like his shots because I a newspaper in a bathroom and I saw other newspaper's but I liked his shot and there was
Another person's shot like him but I knew his name so I asked my dad what was his name and my dad said Michael Jordan I also asked my dad was he the best player and my dad said yes but he said Michael Jordan was the best in history I thought Lebron was but then I thought same as my dad but my friend said Lebron was the best so then I searched up Michael Jordan is the best player I was going to tell my friend today but I didn't have enough time so I will tell
Him tomorrow I hope he trust's me if he doesn't my friend will have to go to school when we'll that would be bad
MJ is not the best but he is one of the best he is with out a doubt the best dunker of all time he was the second person to ever dunk from the free throw line first was probably Dr J but Jordan can put up a lot of points and a respectable amount of assists but I think that it's his rebounds that let him down but that's probably just because he's only 6'6" that is why he is number three just go online and look at chamberlain's stats and James's stats compare the difference then come back to this page and give a positive comment.
EPIC awesomeness! Michael Jordan was THE BEST player in NBA history. Even with newer players getting more points in a game of whatnot Michael Jordan is obviously the number 1 player of ALL TIME! Michael's basketball and marketing legacy is clear: Everyone wants to be like MIke but there's never been anyone like him. THis is one of the MANY QUOTES that show HOW GREAT he was. He was so epic and DOMINATED every game in the NBA. My dream team's MAIN player would be OF COURSE MIKE! Then I'd add Bird, Magic Johnson, K0be Bryant, Lebron, and some other EPIC players. Maybe SHaq. But the point is clear. MIKE is my 1st choice. "HE WAS SIMPLY THE BEST NBA PLAYER OF ALL TIME AND CREATION. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU GET AN UNDEFEATABLE ALIEN OR BASKETBALL #11 MACHINE! Mike will think of a way to beat it.
Just got done watching the 6 Bull championship runs and you do forget just how amazing he was and his ability to win at will. He got drafted on to one of the worst teams in the NBA and was able to take good teammates and make them incredible. What other single player has been able to do that like Jordan? This does not even touch on his ability to make himself better. His awards and Stats are AMAZING but nothing compares to just watching him play. Get out the old VCR and enjoy!
Michael honestly changed the game more than anyone else. Think about basketball and the first that comes to mind is Jordan. Not only does Michael symbolize what an amazing basketball player is, but shows what hard work results in. He inspired the world and continues to with the legacy he left behind. He is the best without adding his stats.
No One Will Ever Be Better than MICHAEL JORDAN... Who plays with the flu and dominates. Who leaves the NBA twice and comes back and win championships in 3's... Who scores buzzer beaters in championship games.. If he would have stayed in the NBA he would've had at least 10 championships... He is the ONLY CHOSEN ONE... HE IS THE KING..
Michael Jordan is the best basketball player that ever stepped foot on to the court and always will be. Six championships. And he lead the team he was a coach. Six championships. Michael Jordan is awesome, he inspires people to play basketball. Six championships. He was just born with the talent to play basketball. Six championships!
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