Best Basketball Players of All Time


The Contenders: Page 3XW

41John HavlicekJohn 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.

Hondo won, what, 9 championships? And he is rated 60? Come on. He was the driving force of many of the Celtics championships. He should be in the top 10!

Without him, Russell definitely wouldn't have won his 11 championships, he was the second best player on that team. Deserves to be around number 20.

Hondo was one of the top-3 Celtics ever! Also one the greatest players ever! I agree Havlicek should be in the TOP-10.

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42Kevin LoveKevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

Kevin Love doesn't deserve top 10 or even 20 but, he is way better then half these guys on the list. You have majorly under rated him, he can shoot he is great in the paint. He does lack Defensive abilities but come on 1/4 of the guys above don't start or are even welly known.

Kevin love is amazing. He is near top in scoring and rebounds. His outlet passes are amazing. His 31 31 game. His progress is not slowing and he surely will become one of the all time greats. Also note his 3-point contest victory and beating out dwight howard for an all star starting spot.

I'm sorry but he doesn't deserve to be in the top 50

Your sharing no love for love

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43Shawn Kemp

Best in game dunked of all time! Hands down well next to vince and d wilkens

The Reign Man his shoes were so comfortable and dope his dunks were electric and moved crowds he is the reason why people loved the Super Sonics - mountainhawk

The best dunker and good fighter in 90's. He created one of the best duo (with gary payton)in nba ever.

Shawn kemp should be better or in the top ten

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44David RobinsonDavid Maurice Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association for his entire career.

Respectable player of the San Antonio Spurs for many years.

Am I reading this list correctly... Gervin 60, Robinson 61, Kemp 62, and Payton at 63. Wow this is ridiculous. come on Irving is at 25. These guys r legends. Irving has done nothing in his career; he is yet to play in a postseason game. This list is a joke

Great player best player I have ever seen play

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45Manu Ginobili

He is simply incredible. He And Duncan Were like ''Who can stop us'' Also Player Of The Olympics 2004 When He Absolutely Demolished Your USA Crapheads Why not on the list I tell you why because you don't have a brain!

Manu is a dog. He can possibly be the most unstoppable player ever. Maybe the best player

Manu is one of the best players ever, and surely the best of all from south america. Good Luck Manu in the next world championship.

Ginobili has to be at least top ten. He has all around offense and great defense and was the best player in the Olympics. Who can beat manu?

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46Tony Parker

3-times NBA Champion and Finals MVP ans he's far behind players like Sabonis, Stojakovic or Vince Carter? It's a joke!

I like tony parker.. The way he move.

Knows how to pass, strong, and can do anything papa Virchow tells him to do

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47Bernard King

Greatest basketball player of all time. The guy couldn't be stopped. Magic Johnson was scared of him. His magical dunks wowed crowds all over the world.

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48Reggie Miller

Great shooter from deep range and great in the clutch.

I remembered that He set the record for most 3pt shots made. Great shooter and should have deserved a championship.

Man I thought Reggie miller was going to be in like the top thirty he could beat Stephan curry anytime

He should be way higher

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49Drazen Petrovic

My idol, my hero, a guy who won (or was runner up) everything in Europe and with national teams, best European basketball player of all time, I can't say that he is better than MJ but, he is in top 10, against dream team in 92 Olympic games he scored more than MJ, he was underrated in Portland, but great in Nets, and with career average of 17 points, Draz is magnificent, he scored 112 in one single game, he led his team ibenka to win a title in teen years, all in all, great man and player, our hero, drazen petrovic

Best European Player of all time, I don't care what people say about him in the comparison to Nowitzki, the fact is Drazen opened the gate to the NBA for European and international players. He invented a new style of basketball, a few experts saw him as the best player of the world during his Career in Europe. RIP

The best... Search in YouTube espn once brothers... It's worth it... You will be moved... You will cry

One of the best ever

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50Rudy GayRudy Carlton Gay Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

He would be a legend if he swallowed his pride and went to a contender like the pacers heat knicks celtics spurs - mountainhawk

Boo should barely crack top eighty

This guy is very good but I think he shoul be number 60 instead of number 49

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51James HardenJames Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

Harden becomes the prototype scoring guard in an offensive scheme. Harden does not consistently preform proficiently as a defensive guard. The versatility for todays games requires the shooting guard to defend one on one, during transition, especially around the rim. Professional Basketball shooting guards failing to proficiently preform defensively as well as offensively represent a liability during opponent match ups that require a defensive stop, take away or tie up for a jump ball. Harden's defensive abilities remain less than adequate therefore his player rating should not move above thirty however should remain above fifty.

His ugly cave man beard says it all for me but he is so selfish won't pass at all I mean it no I in team - mountainhawk

He's the type that loves to work together he has the best 3pointers in the game he's an MVP winner

Harden is way too underrated

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52Amare Stodumire

He is beast. He is one of New Yorks best players. He averages good points per game. He is also a good slam dunker.

I would put him on this list if he ever did any thing great. What great thing has he done to even be mentioned.

He has good slam dunking skills. - paasadani

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53Jermaine O'NealJermaine Lee O'Neal is an American former professional basketball player. The 6 ft 11 in, 255 lb forward-center had a successful high school career and declared his eligibility for the 1996 NBA draft straight out of high school.

O'neal you are the best player but why are you in 52 place, anyway I am your 2 biggest fan

You have got 0votes but Have faith in you

His punch at the malice at the palice will always be funny dude was getting up to get knocked back out again lmao - mountainhawk

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54Richard Hamilton

Because he should be he awesome

Best at hiding kids in his closet.

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55Jason Kidd

Should be in the top 10. Look at the players he's had around him and then look at his stats. The only player ever to have scored 15,000 points, 10,000 assists and 7,000 rebounds in his career. 107 triple doubles currently. Has played more play-off games than any other player that hasn't won a championship. Undefeated with the USA team, when he didn't play they didn't get gold at the olympics.

Then he was in his prime one of the best defenders in the league, and still pretty decent at it now. Plus is excellent at running the fast break, and half court offences. Oscar Robertson was playing in a different era than him, and yet he's still competitive with stats.

In my opinion the most under-rated player in the NBA.

I thnik he is in his prime one of the best defenders in the league

Jesus, this list is so wrong. Kidd is one of the greatest guards, or even the greatest player to ever play! I mean it. Look at his numbers: over 100 triple doubles, 2nd all time in steals and assists, also the guard with the most rebounds. He makes smart plays and has improved his shooting like no one else. He is also the only NBA player with 18,000 points, 11000 assists, 7000 rebounds, and 2200 steals. This guy is a beast. He also got a ring.

CAn shoot 3 pointers... Best assist man ever. Is a cool guy. His numbers in double doubles are the best and in assists and 3's.

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56Bob Pettit

One of the best.. Great team player.

Awesome pump fakes and crossovers from this knight in basketball armors!
-Celine, 13

U guys are stupid for thinking that Amare Stodimire is is better than Pettit

57Penny Hardaway

Best player opponent of Michael Jordan
Number one endorser of Nike

He was a great player with the Magic and o'neal he deserves way better probably 6

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58James Worthy

If he was playing on another team and didn't have to sacrifice for the team his stat would make him the best small forward next to Larry Bird and Lebron. The best defensive players of his time, Rodman and Pippen, could not defend him; he was too quick for them to move to basket and he had great 14-16 jump shot. Just look at the game 7 of 1988 final and the 1985 final and what he did to Kevin McHale.
In 1991 playoff, before he turned his ankle in game 5 against Portland, Lakers were going to win the title easily. In game 1 of final, he played his guts out and Pippen had to defend him. This made Jordan defend Magic; big advantage for Lakers. However, when Phil understood that Worthy cannot play even at 60% he moved Pippen to guard Magic,which made Jordan free. That changed the whole series. I still believe if Worthy was at 100% Lakers would have won that year. Pippen would not be able to stop Worthy and Jordan having to defend Magic would not be totally free to dominate the series as ...more

He played with 2 of the most talented ever and still made his presence known on the court.

Worthy is the most underrated player of all time. He is on my all-time first team, meaning he is in the top 12 all time. He was a "revolutionary" player, as he was able to play either forward position, and showed more speed and agility of any player 6'9" or over, ever. He was also an excellent defensive player.

James Worthy was one of the best players to ever play in the NBA, as well as college. He should definitely be way higher up on the list.

59Gary Payton

Amazing player, sheer joy watching him play...

Best defensive player to play the game. Ever.

Gary payton was one of the best point gaurds in the NBA he was scared of nobody won defensive player of the year FOR A POINT GUARD unstoppable when he was taking down the lane hands down.

The Glove Oakland's Finest he through the best lobs ever I am just happy he got a ring - mountainhawk

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60Blake Griffin

The best dunker I've ever seen. Won 2011 dunk contest for petes sake! This guy is crazy awesome and deserves to be just a little higher!

Not the best ever... But he is great... He should be nearing the top 20 at least I recon... He can do everything apart from free throw...

Best dunker in the world
Will sleep with your wife while dunking over your car

I would put him higher

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