Top Ten Post Players in Basketball of All-Time

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The Top Ten

1 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.

The skyhook defined him as a post scorer.

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

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

Ummm how's he not number 1

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

Respect the man who revolutionized basketball

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4 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.

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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!

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 Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.

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 Dwayne Wade Dwayne Wade V 1 Comment
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 Pau Gasol

Paul can shoot and pass in the post - 2storm

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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

Stephen Curry is an Amazing, talent, incredible guy.

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?!

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

He is the best ever

14 Nate Thurmond Nate Thurmond

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.

15 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 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.
17 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.

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

Was a great perimeter and post player

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

19 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?!?!

20 Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
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