Best Former NBA Players

I'm not biased just basing it on time frame and talent, excluding championships.

The Top Ten

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

This isn't even close. By the way Hakeen Olajuwon wouldn't have won all of those awards in '96 vince2mas if MJ had played in the NBA that year and not baseball! - crazyeyes56


Air Jordan, the basketball was made for him - MatrixGuy

You are the best man alive on the Bulls

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2 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 . more.

Most Dominatin Basketball Player Of All Time. - copkiller

3 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)

He was slow but he'd lead a fast break
Couldnt jump but he'd come in with a big time rebound
"This is my game of passion and I love it
and I'm gonna do everything I can to win this game
to win any game - Grizleybear

2 behind Jordan if not one! he was surely the best white play to play...

4 Ervin Magic Johnson

He was one of the few to play multiple position in clutch games. - vince2mas

how can a guy with the name "magic" not be the best?

5 Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.

The African dream is the only player who won MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP in the same season (1996). - vince2mas

6 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

known for his imfamous hook shot - vince2mas

7 Julius Dr. J Ervin
8 Bill Russell Bill Russell

most intelligent player to step in the basketball court

9 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.

Once averaged a triple double in a single season - vince2mas

10 Moses Malone Moses Malone Moses Eugene Malone was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association from 1974 through 1995. The center was named the NBA Most Valuable Player three times and was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA selection. more.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor

averaged 13.5 rebounds per game during his career - vince2mas

13 Charles Barkley Charles Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

A underrated player who single handedly dominated games - vince2mas

14 John Stockton John Stockton John 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 more.
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