Best NBA Players of All Time


The Contenders: Page 2

21 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.

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. Gtfo

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22 Jason Kidd Jason Kidd Jason Frederick Kidd is an American basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.

One of the best point guards. - joshsanz

23 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

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. - 9713524179

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24 Derrick Rose Derrick Rose Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

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 basket

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25 Steve Nash Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

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

26 Pete Maravich

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?

27 Chris Bosh Chris Bosh Christopher Wesson Bosh is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. V 3 Comments
28 Isiah Thomas

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.

Simply awesome

Complete awesomness


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29 Bob Cousy Bob Cousy V 1 Comment
30 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.

He's young and underrated. With a few more years, he could be at GOAT level

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31 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.

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.

32 Deron Williams Deron Williams Deron Michael Williams is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

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 anymore

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33 DeMar DeRozan DeMar DeRozan DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
34 Paul George Paul George Paul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.

He is the 2nd best ball player this year 2015-16

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35 Blake Griffin V 2 Comments
36 Yao Ming

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 sucks

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37 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

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

38 Paul Pierce Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

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)

39 Michael Cooper

He is so underrated. He helped Magic Johnson a lot, but people don't realize that. - Jonas103

40 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor

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!

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