Most Versatile Players in NBA History
The Top Ten
Not only does Lebron have a chance to be the best player in NBA history, he may already be the most versatile player the game has ever seen. He can guard 1-5, and is the best perimeter defensive player in the current NBA. He is also third all time in scoring averages per game. Not to mention the fact that he has point guard like vision and is a freak of nature at 6'9 270lb
I'm a die hard Celtics fan but I'd have to be an idiot if I didn't think LBJ is the most versatile player in the league today and maybe even of all time. Magic may have been just as good on offense but not nearly as on the defensive end.
As a Celtics fan its not easy to say it but lebron is just a beast. He can guard anyone on defense and make you embarred on offense. He can guard anyone playing any position.
Versatility shouldn't be restricted to offense only. People talk about MJ and Magic offensively and Scottie defensively but Lebron is 1 through 5 on both ends.
In Magic's rookie year he came off the bench and played for a hurt Kareem in the playoffs, and that's where everyone is at their best.
Who else could dominate THE FINALS at a completely different position at any time in their career much less as a ROOKIE? ONLY MAGIC!
He is the greatest point guard in NBA history
He could play any position haha hey lebron bet you can't play center
There's only 1 number 23!
MJ is the 5 best player ever steph is 2 magic is 3 kareem is 1 lebron is lebron is 6 and kobe is 4
Pippen once led the team in every major stat category. He was the offense, the defense, and the hustle when MJ went to the MLB.
Best all around player ever played in nba. He can dunk pass and play defense and also score a basket
Best all around player in the 90s hands down. So he would have to be top 3 best all around ever.
The inventor of versitility
Most underrated rebounder in the game. Gives you energy, hustle, muscle and rebounding a lot. At a disadvantage in height he still crashes the boards.
-In 1967-68 Robertson also became the first of only two players in NBA history to lead the league in both scoring average and assists per game in the same season
-He's the only player ever in the NBA History to average a triple double doing it 5 years with averages of 30.6 points,10.6 assists and 10.4 rebounds
-Oscar Robertson is one of the 5 players ever to record a triple double in a playoff series
-He's the first player ever to record en entire triple double through entire playoffs
-His career total of 26,710 points is ranked #11 on the all time lists
-His career total of 9,887 assists is ranked #4 on the all time lists
-His playoff assist total of 769 is ranked #23 in the playoffs history
-His playoff assist average of 8,9 is ranked #4 in the playoffs history
-His career total of 181 triple doubles is the best in the NBA history
Only player in NBA history to AVERAGE a Triple-Double for an entire SEASON!
Simply put, he's the "godfather" of versatility in the NBA, and if you take into account the era in which he played - well, if you gave me, 6 months, maybe even as little as 6 WEEKS to study today's game, practice and get in shape like today's players do, he'd put LBJ and even Magic to shame!
He literally averaged a triple double. He could score, pass, defend, and rebound
He can run 1-5... Shoot the 3.. And guard anyone in the league. This is way to low for him
He can also kick people in their privates
AGREE WITH LAST STATEMENTS. GREAT ALL AROUND PLAYERS WITH HEART AND GAME IQ.
BEST ALL AROUND PLAYER EVER
Its a disgrace all you basketball fans left out this mans name! He could do it all pass, shoot, make something happen out of nothing! He was one of the if not the most clutch player the league has ever seen and a very underrated defender! He is the only guy in nba history to have career averages of 20+ ppg 10+ rpg and 5+apg don't believe me look it up and no I'm not a 70 year old celtic fan I'm 17 and this man could dominate any game and any era with his versatility
*See 2014 NBA Finals
The matrix is one of the best perimeter defender, he can guard 1-4 position and average mostly 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assist, 1.2 blocks and 3 steals in his prime.
He's one of 3 players ever to score 33,000 points His 6,000 assists are 32nd all time 1 of 7 players ever to score 30,000 points He's the only player ever to score 600 points in the postseason for 3 straight years
Best ball player to walk this earth
Black Mamba is greatest
He is the greatest most versatile player beside MJ
People may not remember young Wilt, who ran like a gazelle and was the fastest 7-footer in NBA history and had the highest vertical of any 7-footer in NBA history, they mostly remember older Wilt, not quite as speedy, but stronger than anyone in NBA history.
Best player in nba history no doubt
Only center in NBA history to lead the league in assists.
If blacks had been kept as a stat during his career, he would have averaged a triple-double for the season several times, as he routinely blocked 12-16 shots per game.
When younger and playing for the Globetrotters, he often played point guard and led the break.
The greek freak is the next magic/LeBron mashup
The perfect center; taller than Yao, stronger than Wilt, can dunk it or hit from 3-point range like Curry.
He can guard almost every position
R u joking. He could injure positions 1-5 plus the opposing teams coach
Most underrate center I think I've ever seen. Unfortunately playing in the wrong era, the era of "small ball" (centers) and such. Greatest shot blocker I've ever seen!
Would have been the best ever if not for continuing injuries at peak of his prime. In his prime before injuries he was definitely the most versatile player to ever play the game.
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