Top Ten NBA Players of the '60s

The 60s was full of history, but only 10 players can be in the top ten. Let's count up the best NBA players of the 1960s.

The Top Ten

1 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.

It was a difficult decision to decide if Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell should take the number one spot. Personally, I think Wilt is number one because he set more records, such as the 100 point game. - EpicJake

Don't forget his 60/40 game, with 60 points and 40 rebounds.
He also averaged 8.8 blocks per game, by far the highest in league history. Although blocks were not not an "official" stat during his playing years, they were an official stat used internally by the Philadelphia 76'ers, and they tracked blocks during all of his home games when he played for them.

2 Bill Russell Bill Russell William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.

When you win that many rings, you are the man! No question that he was the best. He would be a star even in this era.

He has 11 rings that cover both hands and 1 big toe which is simply amazing

Bill Russell was literally the NBA king of titles. - EpicJake

3 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.

Triple Doubles. Enough said. - EpicJake

4 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.

Him and Elgin raised the Lakers well after post-Mikan.

Fun fact: Jerry West is on the NBA logo. - EpicJake

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

Only 32 when retired, Pettit was recognized as one of the best players on the league. - EpicJake

6 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor

Even though he was small for his position, he was a great rebounder. He is also a great scorer and has formed a duo with Jerry West. - EpicJake

7 Bailey Howell

Stood up for Celtics after Russell retired. Helped extend Celtics' title streak. - EpicJake

8 Walt Bellamy

Despite always being outplayed by Will and Bill, Bellamy was a great scorer and rebounder. - EpicJake

9 Sam Jones

Helped Celtics win 9 out of 10 rings during 60s. - EpicJake

10 Jerry Lucas

One of the best rebounders in NBA history. - EpicJake

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