Top Ten Post Players in Basketball of All-Time
The Top Ten
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
The skyhook defined him as a post scorer.
Top 5 post players:
1. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
2. Hakeem Olajuwon
3. Wilt Chamberlain
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.
He should not be first cause he causes to much turnovers
He would destroy anyone in his torture chamber
He was pretty good with his fade
No other player had an arsenal of moves even remotely comprable to McHale.
Playing d on him was like getting hit by stones
Not a post player.
Respect the man who revolutionized basketball
Best NBA player ever
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.
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.
Why is Kobe on every list
The best fade away of all time
This man can play as a team and is a great scorer and fantastic strip 3
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
He should be #1
He the GOAT of Miami!
How Is he below Steph curry? The only way to stop Shaq is to foul him
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?
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?
Paul can shoot and pass in the post
Pau gasol is ugley
PAU GASOL IN THE TOP TEN EVER?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
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
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.
Kevin Love should definitely not be in the top ten ever. that is terrible. and he is above Hakeem Olajuwan?!?!
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.
Very underrated post player. He isn't just a perimeter player
Was a great perimeter and post player
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
He's so fat he bullies everyone down low