Top 10 Best Basketball Players Since 1950
Every player since 1950 who was good enough may be on this list.
The Top Ten
1 Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
2 Pistol Pete Maravich
3 Magic Johnson
Earvin "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.
4 Larry Bird
Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)
5 LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.
6 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.
7 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.
Just checking, which other players on this list ever averaged over 40 PPG for a season?
Also, which other players ever had a 60/40 game? [60 points/40 rebounds].
Which other player ever had a game with 50-plus rebounds?
Which other player scored over 60 points 32 times?
Of the 11 times in NBA history a player scored 70 points or more, 6 of those times it was done by Wilt Chamberlain.
Kobe 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. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
9 Stephen Curry
10 Kevin Durant
Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
He was MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals.
11 Damian Lillard
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
[Sorry, he's not really here, I'm just a blazers fan] - Person12
12 Bill Russell
13 George Mikan
14 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.
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