Top 10 NBA Players of All Time That Would Have the Best Chance of Defeating Michael Jordan

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These players are not better than Jordan. But they might be able to have a chance.

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1Kobe BryantKobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

The only player in the history of the game that could only scratch the surface of the moves that Michael Jordan had. - Bronson

I think possible cause you're the SECond best player in the NBA! And last of all...YOUR TALL

Kobe incorporated the same moves that Jordan had. Examples such as the fadeaway, pull up jumper, and even the little shimmy that mike did. He definitely has the best chance of beating MJ, he's like a clone of him

Kobe has a chance

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2Magic JohnsonEarvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.
3Scottie PippenScottie Maurice Pippen is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

He was his teammate no one knows his weaknesses better

Actually MJ isn't a great shooter & is a bit of a ballhog.But he's still the goat

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4LeBron JamesLeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

LeBron only has a chance cause of his athleticism and strength. Other than that, Michael would crush him

James should be ahead KD he is the worst player I hate him LeBron is the best player on the planet and arguably the best player all-time - 2storm

I see Durant today, and he is a beast. LeBron played well in the finals, but Durant is easily the better player even right now, in terms of defense and offense. - Bronson

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5Kevin DurantKevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

A chance if they played a 100 times.durant may win once but that's if Jordan wasn't feeling well and was injured

KD has length and shooting range over MJ. He would pull up from 30 with a hand in his face all day.

KD is a better scorer than Kobe and he has 4 inches on MJ, I don't care how good MJ is offensively, he can't block those 30 foot jumpers from KD

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6Clyde Drexler
7Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

He is better than everybody on here

8Isiah ThomasIsiah Lord Thomas III is an American retired basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association.
9John StocktonJohn Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, from 1984 to 2003. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA ...read more.
10Wilt ChamberlainWilton 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.

I will admit that Wilt Chamberlain, as well as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell are possibly in the top 5 players of all time, but no center will come close to beating Michael Jordan in a one on one match. - Bronson

Are you kidding me? Of course Wilt could defend Jordan. Wilt was exceptionally athletic which is uncharacteristic of a 7 ft big man. He could jump so high, run really fast, and push everyone out of his way. He would not let MJ shoot at all. There's an old story that Wilt once showed up to a gym in UCLA way after retirement to play a pickup game with Magic, Worthy, and Scott and simply said "There will be no more layups in this gym", as as a result he blocked every shot!

Most unstoppable force the nba has ever seen. Only player I can see containing him is maybe Dennis Rodman.

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The Contenders

11Stephen CurryWardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.V3 Comments
12Julius Erving

Because the both trash talk and have big ego's

13Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem 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.

This list is reversed, it should be "who would have the best chance to defeat Kareem or Wilt? "
The truth is nobody else would have a chance against those two monsters, neither Russell's defense nor LeBron's offense would even be in the running.
Even a precision 3-point bomber like Curry would miss a shot at some point, and then with "winner's outs" rules, he would probably never touch the ball again.

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14Kyrie IrvingKyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.V1 Comment
15Allen IversonAllen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
16Dennis RodmanV1 Comment
17Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor had the highest-ever season scoring average by somebody not named Wilt Chamberlain.

18David Thompson
19Oscar RobertsonOscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.V1 Comment
20Bill Russell
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