Best Basketball Scorers

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This isn't the best ever cause Wilt Chamberlain isn't the best ever

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Scored an average of 31 points ever - 2storm

2 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant 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.

In terms of Pure Scoring Ability, I believe Kobe Bryant is the greatest Player ever to ever pick up a Basketball. If you take the time to really dissect and break down Kobe Bryant’s Offensive skillset, you should be able to see why he is the hardest player ever to guard. His combination of Speed, and uncanny incredible shooting ability enables him to improvise a countless number of moves in traffic from virtually anywhere on the court and still get his shot off before the defender can reach him. these traits are why he excels on the fastbreak and make him impossible to guard in 1 on 1 situations. This is why I believe that Kobe Bryant is the most unstoppable scorer and offensive presence of all time.

3 Allen Iverson Allen Iverson Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Ok I am here to tell you AI said MJ was better so you guys can just scroll back there is nothing to see here plus the guy took like 40 shots and made like 2 so yeah nothing to see here just go back and vote for MJ

A.I.'s scoring game is very similar to Kobe Bryant, except he is not as good of a shooter. Plus his phenomenal running layup and floater makes it very tough to stay on him. Definitely one of the hardest Players Ever To Guard. Many people would argue he is the Greatest scorer ever. It is hard to debate that. Whether you like him or not, there are very few players on Allen Iverson’s level in terms of Scoring Skills.

4 Wilt Chamberlain 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.

Wilt Chamberlain had an average of 30.07 points per game in NBA which is the second best of all times after the MJ average of 30.12 ppg.
This is the least.
The most important is the that the list maker possibly has no idea about these, and he is definitely a jerk together with those who support him as according to voting Chamberlain is 2nd and not 4th as appeared here.
Other previous comments are also truth but obviously you don't want the truth...

FAKE TOP TEN : Chamberlain is second and Jabbar 5th.
I have already warned.

He is originally 2nd and Jabbar 5th.

HE SHOULD BE SECOND.

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5 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki

Strength+Shooting Ability+Post Game gives him the edge over almost anybody that guards him. This allows him to have the ability to make himself an offensive presence anytime he wants to. He can bully you in the post, and if that doesn’t work, he can use his size and body to shoot over you. Pure Scorer is just a word that describes Dirk Nowitzki.

6 Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.
7 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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.

Best NBA scorer (total points) of all time. Underrated in this list.

Most points scored ever - 2storm

8 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.
9 Karl Malone Karl Malone Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.

Second all time leading scorer of NBA.

10 Larry Bird 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)

The Contenders

11 Jerry West Jerry West Jerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
12 Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
13 Oscar Schmidt

He was 16 times top individual scorer (7 times in Italy, 1 in Spain and 8 times in Brazil).
49,737 total points in his 29 year professional career.
He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the sixth round of the 1984 NBA Draft, and had several other opportunities to play in the NBA, but declined them all in order to continue to play for Brazil's national team (until 1989, NBA players were not allowed to play for national teams). While playing in Italy, he earned a fan in future NBA star Kobe Bryant, who called Schmidt one of his childhood idols and later said Schmidt could have been one of the greatest in the NBA if he had played there.

The Brazilian forward is (unofficially) the greatest total scorer of world basketball with around 49,000 points.

14 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor

Most fans do not know that he had the highest NBA season scoring average EVER by anyone not named Wilt Chamberlain.
Elgin Baylor averaged 38.3 points per game in the 1961-62 season, compared with Michael Jordan's highest ever season average of 37.1.
The problem was, that happened to be the year that Wilt averaged 50 points a game, and nobody ever bothers to check who came in SECOND.

One of only 5 NBA players to ever score 70 points or more in a game. Interestingly, Michael Jordan never did it!

15 Kevin Durant 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.

Underrated.

16 Nikos Galis

The legendary Greek player is widely regarded as one of Europe's greatest scorers to ever play the game, as well as one of the all-time greatest players in FIBA international basketball history.

Among his numerous achievements, he holds the EuroBasket record for highest career scoring average (31.2 points per game), and was the leading scorer of four EuroBasket tournaments in 1983, 1987, 1989, and 1991 (a record). In addition to that, he holds the FIBA World Cup record for highest career scoring average (33.5 ppg), as well as for most points ever scored in a single tournament, which he set at the 1986 FIBA World Cup.

He was 11 times top scorer of the Greek league (best year 1981-82, 44.0 ppg) and 8 times of the EuroLeague. He's the 4th all-time scorer of the European National leagues with 12,714 points.

His overall career total in Europe is 24,721 points averaged 32.8 ppg.

Last but not least: "I never thought that there was such a good offensive player ...more

17 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.
18 Dražen Dalipagic

Dražen "Praja" Dalipagic is a retired Yugoslav player of Serbian origin.
Nicknamed "The sky jumper" he played in his country and Italy and scored a total of 14,631 league points, which makes him the 2nd all time scorer of all European National leagues and the best European (1st is the Brazilian O. Schmidt). Best year of his career was 1981-1982 averaged 42.9 ppg in Yugoslav top division. His record of 70 points in a game was succeded aged 36,when the 3-point shot was implemented. And Dalipagic was used to 'shot from his home' (as we say in our country).
A legendary player with four medals in World Championships (a record) and the first European who was close to play in NBA (1975). He refused in order to keep the amateur status and continue to play with his National team.

19 Ray Allen Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.
20 George Gervin George Gervin George 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.

The 'iceman' were 4 times top sea season scorer of NBA coming third (together with Iverson and Durant).

21 Oscar Robertson 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.
22 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

D-Wade’s acrobatic ability allows him to create the shots he wants, plus his lightning quickness allows him to maneuver and shimmy his way into the paint with ease. Also, has an impeccable mid range shooting game, so he can score from virtually anywhere on the court.

23 Dominique Wilkins Dominique Wilkins Jacques Dominique Wilkins is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

13th all time scorer of NBA with 26,668 points (24.8 ppg), scoring champion 1986.

24 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

Keep it up
you a gee

25 Alex English

Most underrated scorer in NBA history, three times top season scorer.

26 Javale McGee Javale McGee JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Just one of a kind

27 Adrian Dantley

Twice scoring champion (1981,1984), a total of 23,177 points in the NBA ranked 28th of all times but with a high average per game (24.3-ranked 16th of all times).

28 Bob Pettit Bob Pettit Robert Lee Pettit Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA.

Although ranked 38th total scorer of all times in NBA, his average of 26.4 ppg rank him 8th.

29 Tracy McGrady Tracy McGrady Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association, where he played as both a shooting guard and small forward.

GOAT

30 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
31 Elvin Hayes Elvin Hayes Elvin Ernest Hayes is an American retired professional basketball player and radio analyst for his alma-mater Houston Cougars.

Bro he is 10th all time in scoring and dominated the boards! he should be at least above 20 and maximun number 6! I put him here because he was MONSTER! - GloriousGuy

32 Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the San Antonio Spurs and the Raptors.
33 James Harden James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
34 Manu Ginóbili Manu Ginóbili Emanuel David Ginóbili is an Argentine retired professional basketball player. Over a 23-season professional career, he became one of only two players to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal.
35 Gordon Hayward Gordon Hayward Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
36 Charles Barkley Charles Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
37 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
38 DeMar DeRozan DeMar DeRozan DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
39 Al Horford Al Horford Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
40 Tim Duncan Tim Duncan Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
41 Draymond Green Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
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