Best Basketball Players of All Time

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61James 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.

62Gary 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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63Blake 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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64Kevin McHale

I think Kevin McHale was a complete team player and did what ever necessary to help his team win games and he did it within the rules of game in the time period that he played. He was also a very nice gentleman.

Seriously!?!? The most unstoppable post moves the world has ever seen and I can't believe he is ranked 52nd... How can guys like Baron Davis, Toni Kukoc, D-Wade be better than this guy? He lead the Celtics win multiple championships along with Bird and Parish how can you put him in 52nd... I tell you one more time! The most unstoppable post moves in NBA history. Better than Olajuwon's post moves or even Tim Duncan's post moves... Not the greatest but boy 52nd is too low for him...

Kevin McHale was unstoppable around the basket...this ranking is absurd...McHale would beat Scottie Pippen in a 1-on 1 game 9 out of 10 times.

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65Robert Jaworski

One of the best player the philippines have produce.

Wow robert jaworski! I cannot believe that

Best ever player in the Philippines

Never say die

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66Bill Walton

Injury plagued, short career, but when healthy made so many above him on this list look like children.

This guy made the blazers win the championship.

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67Shaquille Johnson

If you've never heard of Shaquille Johnson, just face it you don't know basketball very well. In my opinion the greatest player to ever step on a court. His incredible athleticism and field vision allowed him to dominate the tight end position while standing only 5'12". He is truly an inspiration to us all, that anything is possible, even if you only have one leg like him.

Who? This list is the dumbest thing I've ever seen! 1

Shaquille Johnson was a dominant force on the court, his presence in the paint was undeniably the best of all time. That along with his incredible synergy with Kobe Brown make him a serious contender for the number one spot.

Can I please make this list your trash who made this my god get cho yo life - mountainhawk

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68George Mikan

Greatest center of the pre shot clock era controled the entire game on both ends of the floor still doing drills named after him

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69Peja Stojakovic

One of the best 5 shooters in NBA history. Pity that people in USA don't have a clue about Game. Good enough for the top shooter in NBA doesn't make him top 20 Yugoslav player.

Just because he is a great shooter does not make him GREAT

Legendary player, best 3 point shooter ever

Great 3 point shooter!

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70George GervinGeorge Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.

His commercial with D-wade is the best Ice Man put in work had the sweetest finger roll period - mountainhawk

Are you kidding. Michael at 1 is the only thing right. Ice man is worth top 20. Better than him: MJ, Kobe, then tied with pistol Pete. I've man was great at scoring and took on the also low ranted Dr. J in the famous dunk contest.

Ice man is behind harden!?! they might as well put Kendrick perkins at number 2 behind mj.

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71Baron Davis

Baron davis was amazing dude
he scored so many points and was so strong

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72Jose Barea

Jose Juan Barea or "JJ Barea" is a point guard from Minnesota timberwolves.

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74Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas was easily the most underrated player on this list. For several seasons he was right there with Chamberlain and Russell as a rebounder and scorer. One of the very best ever centers to ever play the game. Possibly the best ever college player and high school player. How soon people forget!

Jerry Lucas was one of the best basketballer of all time! He should at least be in the top twenty...

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75Steve Kerr

He won a lot of champion ships he had dirk on his team they were a good team no one realised he needed dirk

He is one of the best and has a really good son Stephen curry in basketball

He is great breaking 2 records one coaching and one playing he knows the game he should be higher

I think he should be in number 4

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76Deron WilliamsDeron Michael Williams is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

Amazing scorer and passer. Also playing through bone spurs.

THIS IS THE WORST LIST EVER DERON IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN MOST PEEPS BEFORE HIM, what IS GOING ON

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77Paul GeorgePaul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.

Paul George is the next MVP! He has a nice 360 dunk. And he led the team to the playoffs. !

I like you and I think you're the best player in the world

Paul is one of the best players that the pacers ever had Paul can do lots of stuff better then lebron.

Why Paul George is not bumper 20

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78Len Bias

Was Probably going too be the 2nd best player of all time if he didn't die

R.I. P

Never made it to the nba but died of... I believe a cocaine overdose, was projected to be better than mj, R.I. P

79Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston was an all-star player until Bill Russell came into the league. Russell made Johnston look like he had never played basketball in that he totally dominated him. Bill Russell was to Neil Johnston as Einstein was to the village idiot!

He is really good you should put him in like 10th place

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80Gilbert Arenas

No chill Gil great basketball player crappy husband - mountainhawk

Agent zero deserves to be a little higher rated than this!

The best little man in the NBA, soon to overcome A.I. and if he grew 5 inches would dominate Lebron. Calls his own shots!

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