Top Ten Post Players in Basketball of All-Time

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The Top Ten

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

duh

Are you kidding me!? Definitely number 1 watch his impeccable footwork video on youtube!

Why the hell are lebron and magic in front of him? He should be first!

Olajuwon is hand down the best post player of all time.

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2 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.

Wilt Chamberlain blocked the skyhook regularly, no other player could do that against a young Kareem. A few could do it when Kareem passed age 40. Most famously, Wilt blocked the skyhook TWICE in a row during a key playoff game. Kareem lets it go from 13 feet up, and Wilt still gets it. Its on Youtube.

The King of the Sky hook - 2storm

The skyhook defined him as a post scorer.

Top 5 post players:
1. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
2. Hakeem Olajuwon
3. Wilt Chamberlain
4. MJ
5. Shaq

3 Kevin McHale

He would destroy anyone in his torture chamber

He was pretty good with his fade - 2storm

No other player had an arsenal of moves even remotely comprable to McHale.

Playing d on him was like getting hit by stones

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

Not a post player.

Respect the man who revolutionized basketball

Best NBA player ever

5 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 . ...read more.

Don't forget that he had 26 blocks in one game, and averaged 8.8 blocks per game during his 116 home games for the Philadelphia 76'ers. They kept the stat even though the NBA did not. Greatest shot blocker EVER.

Only player in NBA history to have a 60/40 game, which is 60 points and 40 rebounds.
Also 55 rebounds in one game.
Also 100 points in one game.
Also averaged 50.4 points for an entire season.
NEXT!

It would be great if Chamberlain could play in today's NBA, where the refs allow 3 steps when driving to the basket [4 steps for LeBron]. As the strongest player in NBA history, it would be positively dangerous to try to get in his way.

6 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.

Why is Kobe on every list

The best fade away of all time

7 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.

This man can play as a team and is a great scorer and fantastic strip 3

8 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

He can shoot, dribble, and get rebounds

He is good that's why I brag about him he is better than spen curry he can slam dunk very good I love lebron james

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

He the GOAT of Miami!

10 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)

He should be #1

The Contenders

11 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.

How Is he below Steph curry? The only way to stop Shaq is to foul him

12 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.

Greatest PF in history! Sorry Tim Duncan fans. Malone never got his ring and he never gets his due when breaking down the greatest players of the game. And his post up game is so much better than LeBron and Gasol. I can't believe these guys are even listed in the top 10, absolutely ridiculous. Where is Kevin McHale?

13 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

This is disrespectful to all the great post players, I am sorry but this is unbelievable. Really, wheres Jak Sikma, Carlos Boozer, and I would even put Gary Payton way over Steph. I don't think steph has hardly even tried a post move, If you count his underhand scoop shot (lay-up). Seriously, is this a joke?!

Stephen Curry is an Amazing, talent, incredible guy.

He is the best

He's like the same amount as LeBron James. He should be #3. Right fellas?

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14 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Paul can shoot and pass in the post - 2storm

Pau gasol is ugley

PAU GASOL IN THE TOP TEN EVER?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

15 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki

He's a monster in his own right when he is on post.

It should have dirk in the top ten over Lebron James

Dirk has the greatest fadeaway in the history of the NBA and your going to leave him out? At least put him above Andre Igodala, who doesn't deserve getting mentioned

16 Nate Thurmond Nate Thurmond Nathaniel Thurmond was an American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association with the Golden State Warriors. He played the center and power forward positions.

Poor guy had the bad timing to always be the third-best center in the NBA; first behind Wilt and Russell, then when Russell retired in came Kareem. In several interviews, Kareem has reminded everyone just how great Thurmond was, certainly way better than any current center. Would be listed as 7-1 on a current roster due to change in how players are now measured with their basketball shoes on instead of barefoot.

17 Kevin Love Kevin Love Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

Kevin Love should definitely not be in the top ten ever. that is terrible. and he is above Hakeem Olajuwan?!?!

18 Arvydas Sabonis Arvydas Sabonis

Sad that he spent his prime years trapped playing for the USSR national team. When he finally made it to the NBA, he was an old man and nearly crippled, yet his immense size and excellent basketball IQ still made him a valuable member of his team, and in particular he gave Shaq fits.

19 Andre Iguodala Andre Iguodala Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

Very underrated post player. He isn't just a perimeter player

Was a great perimeter and post player

20 Draymond Green Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
21 Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
22 George Mikan George Mikan George Lawrence Mikan Jr., nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League and the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball Association.

Don't count old George out when discussing modern players. He would probably not be an all-star, but his excellent basketball IQ, and excellent size even for today would still get him a solid 12-10-3 per game average, which would make him a starter as a 4 or 5 on just about every team.

I think he probably would be an all star - 2storm

23 Charles Barkley Charles Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
24 Raymond Felton

He's so fat he bullies everyone down low

25 LaMarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
26 Zaza Pachulia Zaza Pachulia Zaza Pachulia is a Georgian professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
27 Tim Duncan Tim Duncan Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

How did I forget Tim Duncan. - 2storm

28 Artis Gilmore

Had the bad luck to play his career during the ABA/NBA rivalry and then merger so did not establish an identity in the NBA until late in his playing days, and was also overshadowed by old Wilt and young Kareem.
A legitimate 7 feet 2 inches, he was far better than any center playing in the NBA today.

29 Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
30 Chris Bosh Chris Bosh Christopher Wesson Bosh is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

Not just shoot 3s bosh could also be a low post threat

31 Roger Brown
32 Jordan Paderog
33 Joakim Noah Joakim Noah Joakim Simon Noah is a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.
34 Karl-Anthony Towns Karl-Anthony Towns Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.
35 Blake Griffin Blake Griffin Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
36 Deandre Jordan Deandre Jordan Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
37 Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
38 Kristaps Porzingis Kristaps Porzingis
39 Anthony Davis Anthony Davis Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
40 Kevin Durant Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, and the Nets. He was MVP of the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals.
41 DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
42 Hassan Whiteside Hassan Whiteside Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
43 Al Horford Al Horford Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
44 Paul Millsap Paul Millsap Paul Millsap is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
45 JaVale McGee JaVale McGee JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
46 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.
47 Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
48 Joel Embiid Joel Embiid Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
49 Patrick Ewing Patrick Ewing Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown University men's basketball team.
50 Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel
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