Best NBA Players of All Timeroblist
The Top Ten
This is a no brainer, most clutch player ever. Kobe is a huge douche but a great player, number 2 fits. Lebron has the ability and should be the goat but he is a head case sometimes. One through seven are pretty much about right though. Hakeem should be way higher. Steve Nash and Isiah Thomas are not on the list? Both better than Stockton or Iverson when it comes to little guys. Lastly Vince Carter? Great dunker, maybe best dunker, greatest PLAYER? Probably not even in top 100 ever.
Won 6 championships, would have won more if he hadn't retired for brief moments during his career. He also had 6 Finals appearances and never lost, which proves he could go off when it mattered most. He won 5 MVPs, would have won more except the NBA was tired of him having all that success. He was on some stacked teams, but they were only stacked because Jordan made all his teammates good. He is the greatest player at being clutch, he is the greatest scorer of all time, he is a top 10 dunker of all time, and he is the 4th best defender of all time, and no, Lebron is not even a top 10 defender. The only thing Jordan really lacked was 3 point shooting, but he didn't really need to shoot 3s because he could just splash mid-range jumpers about 70% of the time. Michael Jordan is the GOAT.
Easily the best player of all time. Six NBA championships and five time MVP. So graceful on the court. He truly is the BEST NBA player ever.
Best e3verV 61 Comments
Magic was an incredible competitor who elevated the games of his teammates. Basketball is a TEAM game, despite ESPN's obsession with offensive statistics, dunks and 3 point shots. Magic could play every position, even playing center in the 1980 Finals. I am a long time Celtic fan. But I have to place Magic as the second best player to have ever played. - venusman
MAGIC JOHNSON IS A GREAT HALL OF FAMER HE IS THE BEST TEAM PLAYER IN THE NBA EVER HE HAS HAD THE MOST ASSISTS EVER AND BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST ASSISTS IN AN ALL STAR GAME WITH 24 ASSISTS
Best play creator ever. Best point guard ever. After Kareem left he still won it didn't matter.
The best I have ever seen - nobody impacted the game like him. Jordan is a close 2nd.V 15 Comments
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is arguably the greatest NBA player of all time. He was drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks, a 27 win team, and in only his second season, he won the MVP and the Bucks won 66 games and the NBA Finals. He's a six time MVP, six time NBA Champion, the all-time leader in points, the all-time leader in all-star appearances, one of the greatest passing big men, one of the greatest interior defenders, and the master of the sky hook. - rapaddict97
KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR HAS A LOT OF CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 19X NBA ALL STAR HAS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF POINTS IN AN NBA CAREER WON THE MOST MVP AWARDS AND HAS HAD QUITE A LOT OF RINGS THAT HE HAS
Kareem is number one better than Jordan has the most points in the nba the skyhook was unstoppable most mvp 6 time nba champion with the bucks and lakers kareem is better than Jordan people are just Jordan bandwagon
THE GOAT HANDS DOWN NO QUESTIONS ASKED �"JaguarBeastV 26 Comments
LARRY BIRD IS AN NBA HALL OF FAMER HE HAS HAD WON 3 MVP'S IN A ROW 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS AND HAS HAD PROBABLY THE GREATEST RIVALRY IN THE NBA EVER WITH MAGIC JOHNSON
3 time NBA champion and 3 time MVP. Such an amazing player. Could be THE BEST shooter of all time. One of my favorite players of all time.
Larry Legend was badass in every way. You couldn't intimidate him one bit. He didn't need athleticism to compete, he just knew how to pick his spots on offense, where to pass, and how to defend and rebound at a high rate.
The best shooterV 20 Comments
People say Jordan's the best, but I'm leaning towards this guy. People continuously try to discredit his achievements by talking about how they were in the 50's. It doesn't matter if it was in the 50's and 60's, he still would've had to put the ball in the basket 50 times to score 100, he would've had to put the ball in the basket 25.2 times every game to average 50.4, and he would've had to have played every second of every game including overtime to average whatever the ridiculous stat is that he got with his minutes. People love to talk about Jordan's free throw line dunk, but what they don't know is that instead of shooting free throws, Wilt would just jump and dunk the ball from the free throw line. That's why the rule exists. Wilt was also very strong, being able to deadlift about 500 pounds if my memory serves me correct. Nobody is as athletic as Wilt either. People from his era estimate that he had about a 48"-58" vertical. This guy was an absolute freak of nature. - hiphopgod
In the past 30 years, there have been three players to put have a game in which they scored 30 points and brought in 30 rebounds. Wilt accomplished this feat over 100 times. He may not have won as much as Bill Russell, and he may have just been a tall guy at a time when the NBA was full of shorties. But Wilt revolutionized the game. He is the reason why basketball has become a game of giants. If Wilt never played, the sport of basketball would be a very different game. He is indisputably the most dominant player to ever play the game. For all of the reasons listed above, Wilt the stilt is the greatest basketball player ever.
What the hell are you talking about he isn't eleventh he is with out a doubt the best NBA player that ever lived he scored nearly as much as Michael Jordan and he played less game I mean the guy scored 100 points and scored 4,000 points in just one season THE BIG DIPPER DESERVES TO BE NUMBER 1 he is the greatest of all time HE IS BETTER THAN YOU'LL EVER BE he was the best Lakers player ever and you put Kobe Bryant in front of Wilt Chamberlain are you senile I mean you can't do that
He's the best!V 33 Comments
Kobe Bryant the one of those players, who showed a really interesting game, not just the number of points scored, rebounds and assists, he showed incredible skill of the game, very difficult scored, thought out and non-standard throws. Kobe is good in all aspects on the basketball court, unlike those who can score only open three-pointers, or stand under the ring and wait for the pass, or other easy shots. He was the team leader, and he really deserved this title. He always laid out 100% and more, and he was the locomotive of his team.
Kobe us undoubtedly a very athletic player with phenomenal offensive talent. However, he was never known as a TEAM player. He did not make his teammates better. He was quite fortunate to have Shaq and Gasol as teammates in their primes. Otherwise, he would have won zero rings. Despite his shortcomings, he has to be placed in the top 10 best to ever have played. I would place him in the 8 - 10 range. - venusman
He plays with so much toughness and has an intense mentality. He is so clutch and is very reliable and he can score the basketball so well definitely better than lebron. Lebron is great but I feel kobe is more skillful and I really think he deserves to be in this spot in this list because of everything he did for LA and he has inspired many to play basketball with his great skill and how he can score from anywhere
Kobe should be 1-3V 58 Comments
Sick of haters always using LeBron's lack of rings against him, especially when you look at his playoff record he generally played very well, better than some jumped up stars with more rings, that had better support to get those rings anyway or they had easier opposition! No way should Kobe be above LeBron! What goes against him for me is twice leaving his home team, though having said that at least he played for his home state at all, no question he'd have had at least twice as many NBA wins if he spent most of his career under strong teams and changing ship when needed...
He has it all bulky yet fast and skilled on the court, team oriented mind unlike one ball hogger on this list.. Broken tons of NBA records and will continue to do so, while I don't condone his team switching he did give so many years to an inferior franchise and it must have been utterly frustrating all those prime years and only 1 ring to show for it. If he had been an inferior player like Dwight Howard or ...more
3x Most Valuable Player, 8x All-Star, 6x All-NBA first team, 2x All-NBA second team, 4x All-Defensive first team, one time champion, Finals MVP 27.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 6.9 APG, 1.9 SPG,.8 BPG. You tell me that he is not a top 5 of all time he is the best All-Round NBA player ever + 19000 points, 5000 rebounds, 5000 assists, 1250 steals, 800 blocks, 50% FG shooting number one baby
LeBron is the best player in NBA history. He has to carry his team. After he left Cleveland, they were absolute crap again. Ever since he's came back, he's brought them to the finals every year.
LEBRON IS THE GOAT. HANDS DOWN. NO QUESTION. SO WHAT THE HECK IS HE DOING SITTING AROUND AT NO. 7?V 77 Comments
Bill was a pioneer for the game. He really showed that a player can dominate just on defense and team oriented play. He never had an overpowering physique, yet he was the only guy back in his day who could stop Wilt from scoring. Not only a role model for black people, but to everyone.
In the era of ESPN where there exists an obsession of OFFENSE, dunks and 3 point shots, fans under 40 don't appreciate Bill Russell. In addition to Russell's 11 rings, he also won 2 NCCA championships at unheralded University of San Francisco. Russell was a fabulous athlete with an unmatched intensity for the game. He understood that basketball is a TEAM game and he made his teammates better players. Bill Russell was the best basketball player ever to put on a uniform. - venusman
11 titles in 13 years. Totally changed the nature of the game. To rank him below Chamberlain is hilarious. I saw them play against each other. One had the heart of a champion (it wasn't Wilt). Ranking him below Kobe Bryant is also completely ridiculous.
The best. - footballtower2014V 14 Comments
SHAQ IS THE MOST INTERESTING PLAYER IN THE NBA EVER HE HAS BEEN TO MORE PLAY OFFS THEN YOU CAN COUNT HE WON 4 OF THEM HE WENT WITH STEVE NASH, LEBRON JAMES AND DWYANE WADE AND HAS THE BEST PERSONALITY IN THE NBA EVER AND IS 7 FOOT 1 INCH
Shaq is a lot like Wilt Chamberlain, except that Shaq is shorter, slower, weaker, fatter, and had way less stamina and substantially less vertical.
ShaQ can dunk. Who in the world can dunk like that like braking glasses. The NBA's backboards are too good to break but for him to break the backboard like that is to seriuos.He is kind of slow his shooting isn't all that great but he is still a great Basketball player.
Y'all need icy hot - rankistV 12 Comments
Four time NBA champion and two time MVP. The Greatest power forward of all time is an amazing player to the game of basketball. I like the way he plays the game.
Great leader and teammate
Tim Duncan is the greatest power forward ever. That is a fact. He has been consistent since 1997! That is 16 years. It's a crime to not put this guy in the top 10.
The best PF of all time - EpicJakeV 10 Comments
Hakeem destroyed the likes of Shaq, Ewing, Robinson. On the low block, he never had powerful strength but he resembled footwork of a ballet dancer, combined with a silky smooth jumper and no one had an answer for him.
Greatest center of all time why the hell is he not in front of larry bird or just scalbrine he made the dream shuffle he got the most blocks than anybody ever in NBA history and he was way wore finesse
Hakeem is just an absolute baller. He is an all rounder and a nice guy.
The bestV 7 Comments
Would kill any player today
Simple he averaged a triple double for an entire year.
Averaged a triple double
Kids today will never know about the Big O. It is a shame that there werent enough video cameras back then. Couldve captured highlight after highlight.V 4 Comments
He is way better then kevin durant
One of the most underrated players of all time.
Made the dunk interesting
Come on he made nba and aba exciting and he has a better record than Lebron 3-0 vs 3-8V 6 Comments
His moves were slick and, despite his ego getting in the way, he could score and dump off some great passes. Greatly underrated, possibly because of his off-court troubles.
Allen Iverson is pound for pound one of the greatest, if not the greatest, player of all time. He played with unmatched heart and passion every night of his NBA career. The Answer was lightning quick and extremely fast, could finish at the rim amazingly well, could make incredible passes even though it's not his forte. Him and LeBron are the only ones who took a weak team to the finals despite, with better teammates there's not a doubt in my mind that he could've won a few rings during his career. With a career average of 26.7 ppg, he dominated the late 90s and early 00s.
I'll agree that he was the best scorer but come on top 10 player of all time? - im1azy
Better than Darius and he can cross shoot and pass he is a good passer he ecspecially deserves to be in the NBA and has good defense. He can dominate the basket whenever he can score shoot and steal the ball.
Ankles dash that three boy. There goes a note popcorn man cause of Iverson. Splash That threeV 15 Comments
Well he's going on the Warriors so this will be good
MVP, finials MVP, title holder, do I need to say more
He doesn't deserve to ten
top boiV 20 Comments
Jerry West would eat most of the players here alive. He was not only a great shooter but he was also an exceptional defender. He was unmatched in clutch time and set the standard for every guard after him. - bishop.moore07
I have no words to say. The Logo at number 33? Are you serious? - bishop.moore07
He should be higher than Curry. I mean, he is on the NBA logo! - EpicJake
HE IS THE NBA LOGO. good spot thoughV 2 Comments
He should be higher than Kevin Durant
John is underrated I mean he leads the NBA in assists and steal s go John Stockton
Definition of point guard
Top 10 player - ShugaRoyV 4 Comments
Most overrated if you ask me. He makes the all star roster every year because of favoritism from the coaches and fans.
Never been champ, never been MVP, defensive player, nothing
Really he probably 60 in the ranking of all time
TerribleV 7 Comments
He help beat the HEAT in 2011
Really OP point guard. No wonder Dallas won in 2011.
How do you put a guy like kwame brown over a legend like dirk?!? What?!?
Carried a mediocre team to the finals to defeat Lebron and D. WadeV 2 Comments
One of the toughest individuals to ever step out onto the court! He is one of the reasons Michael a Jordan couldn't get to the NBA Finals until the 90s considering his Detroit Pistons handled him so well.
toughV 1 Comment
Karl Malone is a top-25 NBA player of all time, it is a shame that this list puts him at 66. He is second on the all-time career points list only second to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He and John Stockton took the Utah Jazz to the NBA Finals twice ('97 and '98). The only reason he does not have a ring is because he played in the same era as M.J., and ultimately lost both Finals series in six games. Absolute legend, in my opinion Karl Malone should be around number 20.
The Mailman definitely needs to be higher on this list. What other player in the history of the game was an undersized power forward that could equally score and rebound every game as consistent as Malone did it. Ignorant fans and bandwagoner morons are to blame for this in their mind players who don't win rings are not great. GtfoV 2 Comments
I don't really like Charles Barkley because he was Karl Malone's rival.
So Draymond Green over Sir Charles Barkley on this list? Yeah ok. Shows how incredibly stupid voters are. Barkley a close 2nd to Duncan in best Power Forward of all time with Karl Malone jut behind him. Nowitzki is like 6th best Power Forward of all time at best.
How is chris bosh higher than dwyane!? I mean I like chris bosh but dwayne wade was way more legendary
He had shaq and lebron he did not do it himself
How is dwyane wade this far down?!?!?!?
This is dumb. D Wade is top 15. - 9713524179V 2 Comments
Clyde should be way higher
Clyde is way better than Oscar Robertson
Clyde Drexler is way better than Kevin Durant. Clyde is a hall of famer and kd isn't
Waiting for Kyrie Irving
I have never in my life seem a better player than Elgin Baylor. At, 6ft 5ins, he was the second leading scorer in the NBA
During the Big Wilt era and the third leading rebound leader during Bill Russell and Big Wilt era. The most important
Attribute he had was his excitement and hang time. He did not have a good supporting cast but he performed at the
Highest level. He is the best of the best!
Derrick Rose lost a lot when he got injured and is not his MVP self anymore.
He has been the best but since his injuries have put him down he is not as good as he was but is still good
Too bad, his injury ruined his career. - joshsanz
He has a massive habit of getting the basketV 4 Comments
One of the best point guards. - joshsanz
If you don't know this guy, Google him or YouTube... The best, period, no question,... Passer of all time!
Brian Scalabrine above pistol Pete? What?
Two time straight MVP, played in 8 all star game, and rated one of the best point guard of all time? How can nobody add Steve Nash in this list? Lebron and Durant are still playing and there on the top ten list?!?!
A true point guard defines Steve Nash - joshsanz
60? He is top 15 no questions asked!
Just watch a highlight reel or game film, this guy in my opinion was the greatest talent to ever play the game. lightning fast jump shot that was just pure from anywhere. The athleticism of Lebron and frame to match, combined with the ball skills, body control, and touch of Kobe's game. Last but not least he was an absolute lockdown defender when he felt like it, which was consequently whenever he was playing any other top players. Kobe claims that T-Mac was his toughest opponent he ever played against and he's played against Bron and Jordan and Durant. Sadly he was one of those cases where injuries took what could have been the greatest player ever. He had seven phenomenal years before being plagued with injuries but still managed to score 18,381 points. Before you try and tear this post apart go back and watch some game film of him being the most dominant player in the NBA.
THIS MAN WAS A RIVAL TO KOBE BRYANT THE BLACK MAMBA BEAR with me t mac put up numbers that should put him at MVP level but we just were given one of the most explosive scorers in NBA history.He gave us one of the most historic moments in league history by scoring 13 points in 33 SECONDS against the 2005 NBA champions the San Antonio spurs. Tmac needs to be in the top 20
T-Mac is GOAT SG.
He's young and underrated. With a few more years, he could be at GOAT level
What is he doing here?
Come on guys, he deserves to be on this list.
Best Asian Player of all time...
Awesome Asian player
Hell no. He is only tall he sucksV 2 Comments
A good Damn center can dunk pass the ball and shoot. A "6'11" shooter so good.. He can attack the basket whenever or so what some people say he suck but they are wrong he is one of the best Basketball players.V 1 Comment
He was the man at cross overs he should be higher
He is no better than Raymond Felton
Why tf is he of all people on this list? He not even relevant in the league anymoreV 1 Comment
He is the 2nd best ball player this year 2015-16V 3 Comments
He is 1st overall pick
he is best
Tell me why is this guy 70 he made steph look dumb in the finals score 57 points against the spurs best handles good sportsmanship he is going to win more championships than curry you guys need to watch basketball a lot more
Stupid kyrie is great
How is he 82? how!
How is Kyrie Irving #50
He made curry look like a goof in the finals.
He Can carry a whole team
He has his own shoe
He did amazing in college ball
His handles gosh he broke Wardell Curry's ankles
He deserves to be in top 10
The greatest to ever pick up a basketball. I mean where do you start? His legacy is so great that the nba censored most of it. Averaging a triple triple for the nba finals against a very mediocre shooting guard in love Bryant. He is the goat and that is the only way to put it
Well. I can see now that earth is literally stupid. From making Donald trump into a republican candidate to Scalabrine being at this level. Nice to see that we are being smarter nowadays...
Easily the coldest player of all time
His blood doesn't pass an NBA drug test because it is classified as a PED. He averaged a Triple Triple in an NBA Finals and is the only player to pull off a reverse,fade-away, 360, between the legs, windmill, dunk from the opposing Free Throw Line. He is the undisputed greatest athlete of all time but the NBA Stripped him of his accolades (19 Time MVP, 25 Time All Star, 2 Time ROY, 14 Time DPOY, 3 Time Most Improved because he averaged a 50-50-50 one season and averaged a 143-112-101 the next) because of his blood being a PED. I stan MY GOAT. #FactsBitchV 5 Comments
How is this a list w/out Pierce? He was forced to play every last position in his career and excelled at all of them except center. Pierce was one of the few players in the game today who cared about his team and winning. Paul Pierce was also a legendary clutch performer and an inspiring team leader. He transformed the Celts from a team into a family. Because of Pierce, very few teams had a stronger bond than the Celts. I know Pierce isn't going to show up in the top 10 but he more than earned his spot on a list like this. Please put Paul Anthony Pierce on this list. It would be great to see that not everybody thinks that basketball is all about scoring points (I'm talking to you, Kobe, Melo, Durant, etc.)
NBA Champion (2008)
NBA Finals MVP (2008)
10 NBA All-Star (2002-2006),(2008-2012)
All NBA Second Team (2009)
3 All-NBA Third Team (2002,2003,2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Three Point shootout champion (2010)
He is so underrated. He helped Magic Johnson a lot, but people don't realize that. - Jonas103
Quality defender best second round pick ever
He is awesome and all you haters stfu cause he don't care about the haters.
This guy is better than Steph
He sucksV 2 Comments
Joel Anthony is the greatest of all time. This list is ridiculous. Am I the only one who have seen his amazing talent? His monster face will scare the hell out of you before you can drive the ball to the basket. The scariest player ever in NBA. He should be nailed to number 1. Because Joel Anthony is the real king. He is far better than Michael Jordan or any other player with a ring. He should even be the MVP in the miami versus dallas finals, but Lebron is too jealous because Joel just played from the bench. But he's underrated that's why not everyone appreciates him. - joshsanz
So Joel Anthony is better than Moses Malone? I don't think so.
So is he deformed? I've never heard of this dude
The goat better than scalabrineV 2 Comments
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