Top Ten NBA Players from the Big Man Era

This era ranges from 1969 to 1984. The players from this list MUST be in the range of this era. So don't put Kobe or Jordan or LeBron or Magic. And no players from the previous era like Bill Russell or George Miken

The Top Ten

1 Magic Johnson Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.

Magic had to be the best Point Guard from this era. If he wouldn't have made the stupid decisions he made, he would probably be the best player ever. - 2storm

My man, the header above tells me not to choose Magic, yet there he sits at number 1? Just an error, and it's a cool list. This is the greatest point guard. Never was there a guy that tall that could distribute and score like that. - Ned964

2 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)

Best shooter of All-time. He lead the Celtics against a electrifying Lakers team. - 2storm

Best pure shooter I ever seen. - Ned964

3 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.

Had to be the best center from this era. In my opinion he was the best center ever. He was so dominant. - 2storm

6 championships and 6 MVPs. - phillysports

4 Julius Erving Julius Erving Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.

He was so smooth. He got to the rim easy and was one of the best players to ever put on a 76ers or Nets jersey. - 2storm

The Doctor. Finally got his ring after playing on some loaded Sixers squads that came up short. I'll add his bruiser team mate if he's not already here. - Ned964

5 Dominique Wilkins Dominique Wilkins

One of the only players to ever put on that Hawks uniform that was actually good. One of the model NBA Players. - 2storm

6 Isiah Thomas Isiah Thomas

This is the Pistons Isiah Thomas. The good one not the crappy Isaiah Thomas. The leader of the Detroit Bad Boys. - 2storm

7 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.

Wilt was absolutely massive during this period, almost 2 inches taller than Shaq, and 2 inches wider at the shoulder, while playing at a muscular 315 pounds. Remember that once Shaq got over about 330 pounds, his mobility and stamina went to h*ll. Find a few YT videos showing Wilt's "Baseline Dunk", where he jumps straight up with his head BEHIND the backboard, reaches way under the rim and dunks it. No other player in history had the vertical AND reach AND strength to do this. Monster.

He was still good in this era. He was playing for the Lakers and was dunking on people. - 2storm

8 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.

Amazing post player. One of the best rebounders ever. - 2storm

Dr. J's bruiser team mate. For one year the Sixers were unstoppable - Ned964

9 Pete Maravich Pete Maravich

Making threes before their was a three point line. - 2storm

10 Nate Archibald

Tiny, but big at the same time. - 2storm

The Contenders

11 Elvin Hayes Elvin Hayes
12 Bob Lanier
13 Walt Frazier Walt Frazier Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.
14 Bob McAdoo
15 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.
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