Top Ten NBA Players from the Michael Jordan Era

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This one was really a lot of players from this era. It spans from 1984 to 2002. It includes players only from this era, so no LeBron James, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and more players like that. The people in this top ten are based off of Skill, Leadership, Winning Ability, and accomplishments within this era.

The Top Ten

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

Here is where Jordan comes into play. I honestly think MJ is really overrated. I mean he was a great player and he is in the discussion for the Best Player Ever, but he played in a totally different era then some of the best players. Competition was different, rules were different, I could on and on about Jordan. Might just make a post about this. - 2storm

2 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.

I'm going to get so much hate for this. I'm a little bias in this situation, but just look at some of the accomplishments he had. And imagine what he would be if he wouldn't have made some the dumb decisions he made. - 2storm

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)

Larry again like Magic a little bit bias. Bird was in my opinion the 3rd best player of All-time due to his elite skill and his ability to lead. Jordan had that ability just not on the same ability as a guy like Bird. Plus Bird was the best shooter ever. - 2storm

Jordan's Bulls were swept twice in the playoffs verse Bird's Celtics.Bird is the GOAT.

Bird was incredible. He carried a weak Indiana St. team all the way to the championship game of the NCAA, unfortunately for him, it was Magic and a stronger MSU team that beat him in that final game. I also believe he is the best pure shooter I've ever seen. And his shot from behind the backboard is something I will never forget - Ned964

4 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.

If this wasn't era restricted and it was all-time I would put Kareem above Jordan. He was old though during this era so that is why he is 4th on this list. - 2storm

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

The Dream Shake came into effect in this era. He was beast and he won the title for his team the years Jordan was gone. - 2storm

Best low post moves ever. Money fade away too - Ned964

6 Nikola Jokic Nikola Jokic Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.

Would have stomped Jordan while drinking 3 liters of soda.

7 Clyde Drexler Clyde Drexler Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler is an American retired professional basketball player. During his career, he was a ten-time All-Star, and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

I admire Clyde the Glide. He was one of the many players I tried to model my game after. He was also known as the Jordan of the West. I personally think they should've won that series with the Bulls. - 2storm

8 Dominique Wilkins Dominique Wilkins

The Human Highlight started to destroy the league and really gave the Celtics a run for their money. - 2storm

9 Isiah Thomas

Jordan's rival. He led the Detroit Bad Boys to two rings. - 2storm

10 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.

The Big Diesel was destroying with both the Magic and Lakers and he helped young Kobe - 2storm

The Contenders

11 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

Kobe was kinda young during this era, but he was still a beast - 2storm

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13 David Robinson David Robinson David Maurice Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association for his entire career.

In my opinion one of the top 5 defensive centers of All-time. - 2storm

Definitely top Ten Overall - 2storm

14 George Gervin George Gervin George Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.
15 Kevin McHale Kevin McHale
16 Shawn Kemp Shawn Kemp Shawn Travis Kemp is an American retired professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association for 14 seasons.
17 Charles Barkley Charles Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

One of the greatest power forwards ever - 2storm

18 Michael Porter Jr Michael Porter Jr
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