The 45 greatest Nba players of all time

the best basketball players ever to get on the court. With the best all around players topping the list... these are not my favs but they are statisticlly prooven to be the best Basket ball players ever
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1.
Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brookyln, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a family, so they moved the family to Wilmington, North Carolina...
“ Awards: 6 championchip rings, 14 time all star ( 13 time played ), 3 time all star mvp, 5 times season mvp, 6 time finals mvp, 1 time defensive player of the year, rookie of the year, scoring leader 10 times, steal leader 3 times, 10 times all nba first team, 9 times all defensive team... ” - ruffdadon
 
2.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis, 21 Jump Street, Tales from the Darkside and Scrubs. However...
“ 6 rings, 18 time all star, 6 season mvps, 2 final mvp, 2 time scoring leader, 4 time block leader, 1 time rebound leader, rookie of the year, 10 time all nba 1st team, 5 time all definsive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
3.
Wilt Chamberlain
Writer, Wilt
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he reached 7-1...
“ Being the only Nba player in hisory to lead the nba in Scoring, rebounds and assist in a single year, he should be number 1... 2 rings, 13 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 7 time scoring leader, 11 time rebound leader, 1 time assist leader, rookie of the year, 7 time all nba team, 2 time all definsive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
4.
“ 5 rings, 14 time all star, 4 time all star mvp, Season mvps 1, finals mpv 2 times, all nba 1st team 11 times, all defensive team 9 times, ” - ruffdadon
 
5.
“ 5 rings, season mvp 3 times, finals mvp 3 times, assist leader 4 times, steal leader 2 times, 9 times all nba 1st team, 12 time all star, 2 time allstar mvp, ” - ruffdadon
 
6.
Bob Cousy
Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy entered the NBA in 1950, and became the foundation of the great Boston Coltic teams of the 50's and 60's. On retiring from the Celtics in 63, Cousy accepted the job of head coach at Boston college and built it into a respected 5 time NCAA Tournament team. Cousy has co-authored 6 books about basketball history and ethics...
“ 6 rings, 13 time all star, 2 time all star mvp, 1 time season mvp, 8 time assist leader, 10 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
7.
“ 5 rings, 15 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 3 time final mvp, 2 time season mvp, 10 time all nba 1st team, 8 time nba all definsive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
8.
Bill Russell
The term Dynasty might have never applied to Basketball had it not been for Bill Russell. In the History of professional sports there has never been an athlete who has more accolades or championships, in other words Bill Russell is not only a champion, but he is perhaps the definition of a champion...
“ 11 rings, 12 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 5 time season mvp, 4 time rebound leader, 3 time all nba 1st team, 1 time all defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
9.
“ 2 rings, Season mvp 4 times, finals mvp 2 times, scoring leader 1 time, rookie of the year, all nba first team 9 times, 11 time all star, 2 time all star mvp, and all defensive team 5 times. ” - ruffdadon
 
10.
“ 2 rings, 12 time allstar, season mvp 1 time, finals mvp 2 times, 2 time defensive player of the year, rebound leader 2 times, 3 time block leader, 6 time all nba 1st team, 5 time nba all defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
11.
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ 4 rings, season mvp 1, final mvp 3, all nba 1st team 8 times, scoring leader 2, rookie of the year, 12 time all star, 3 time all star mvp ” - ruffdadon
 
12.
“ 1 ring, 12 time all star, 3 time all star mvp, 1 time season mvp, 6 time assist leader, 9 time all 1st team, and rookie of the year ” - ruffdadon
 
13.
Larry Bird
Larry Bird graduated from Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana in 1974. He attended Indiana University briefly, then transferred to Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He then embarked on an outstanding basketball career, establishing himself as one of the best shooting forwards in the history of the game...
“ 3 rings, 12 time all star, all star mvp 1 time, 3 time season mvp, 2 time finals mvp, all nba 1st team 9 times, rookie of the year, ” - ruffdadon
 
14.
“ 12 time all star, 2 time allstar mvp, 2 time season mvp, 11 time all nba 1st team, 3 time all defensive team ” - ruffdadon
 
15.
“ 1 ring, 12 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 1 time scoring leader, 1 time assist leader, 10 time all nba 1st team, 4 time all definsive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
16.
Julius Erving
One of the NBA's first superstars Julius Erving's high flying hard powered style brought the NBA and basketball to levels previously unheard of. Julius Erving was born in Hempstead New York in 1950. He grew up in a housing project, the son of a single mother, with two siblings. His father having left when he was three his mother remarried...
“ Julius Erving, the great and wondrous "Dr. J," was the dominant player of his era and an innovator who changed the way the game was played. He was a wizard with the ball, performing feats never before seen:
1 ring, 1 time mvp, 11 time allstar, 5 time allstar mvp, 5 time all nba first team, 2 time all nba 2nd team ” - ruffdadon
 
17.
Kevin Garnett
Miscellaneous Crew, Undeclared
“ 1 ring, 15 time all star, 4 time rebound leader, 4 times all nba 1st team, all star mvp ” - ruffdadon
 
18.
“ 7 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 4time assist leader, 6 time steal leader, 4 time all nba 1st team, 5 time all defensive 1st team, and rookie of the year ” - ruffdadon
 
19.
“ 2 rings, 10 time all star, 1 time season mvp, 1 time scoring leader, 1 time block leader, 1 time rebound leader, 1 time defensive player of the year, rookie of the year, all nba 1st team 4 times, and 4 time all defensive 1st team, ” - ruffdadon
 
20.
John Stockton
Sound Department, Wheelies
John attended Sunderland University (2007-2011) and received a first for his final film "Wheelies". He also received a first for his overall degree in Media Production Video and New Media. He went on to study at Shiney Row college for a teaching qualification. He received a PTLLS award in March 2012. He is currently in pre-production for his new film "First Time".
“ 10 time all star, 1 time all star mvp , 9 time assist leader, 2 time steal leader, 2 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
21.
“ 1 ring, 11 time all star, 6 time rebound leader, 4 time nba 1st team, 1 time all nba defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
22.
Allen Iverson
Self, Iverson
One of the most controversial Basketball players of all time, Allen Iverson is one of the most loved and hated figures in Basketball. Born Allen Ezail Iverson in Hampton, Virginia, he grew up very poor to a struggling mother and a father who deserted him. Growing up, he was very athletic, playing football and basketball throughout most of his education prior to college...
“ 9 time allstar, 2 time all star mvp, 1 time season mvp, 4 time scoring leader, rookie of the year, 3 time all nba 1st team, 3 time steals leader ” - ruffdadon
 
23.
“ 11 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, rookie of the year, 10 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
24.
“ 6 rings, 8 time all defensive 1st team, 7 time all star, 1 time all star mvp ” - ruffdadon
 
25.
Gary Payton
Gary Payton played his high school basketball at Skyline High School in Oakland, California before attending Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Throughout his four-year career at OSU, he became one of the most decorated basketball players in OSU history. During his senior year, Payton was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine as the nation's best player in 1990...
“ 1 ring, 9 time all star, 1 time defensive player of the year, 1 time steal leader, 2 time all nba 1st team, 9 time all defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
26.
“ 5 rings, 2 time all star, 2 time defensive player of the year, 7 time rebound leader, 7 time all defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
27.
“ 1 ring, 13 time all star, 1 time season mvp, 1 time finals mvp, 4 time nba all 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
28.
“ 2 rings,11 time all star, 2 time all star mvp, 1 time finals mvp, 1 time assist leader, 3 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
29.
“ 8 time all star, 4 time defensive player of the year, 2 time rebound leader, 3 time block leader, 3 time all defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
30.
Rick Barry
Rick Barry will go down as one of the greatest, albeit misunderstood and controversial, stars in basketball history. He was born in New Jersey and, after a successful high school career, enrolled at the University of Miami (Florida). With a dead-eye outside shot, Barry put Hurricane basketball on the map by averaging 29 and 37 points in his two seasons there...
“ 1 ring, 7 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 1 time finals mvp, 1 time scoring leader, 1 time steal leader, rookie of the year, 5 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
31.
“ 3 rings, 11 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 1 time finals mvp, 1 time scoring leader, 2 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
32.
“ 9 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 1 time season mvp, 1 time rebound leader, 6 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
33.
“ 6 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 1 time season mvp, 4 time scoring leader, rookie of the year, 5 times all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
34.
“ 7 time all star, 2 time season mvp, assist leader 5 times, 3 times all nba 1st team, ” - ruffdadon
 
35.
“ 3 rings, 7 time all star, 1 time 6th man of the year, 1 time all nba 1st team, 3 time all defensive 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
36.
“ 2 rings, 1 time season mvp, 1 time finals mvp, 1 time all star, 1 time rebound leader, 1 time block leader, 1 time all nba team, 1 time all defensive team, 6th man of the year ” - ruffdadon
 
37.
Nate Archibald
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Burl's
“ 1 ring, 3 time all nba 1st team, 6 time allstar, 1 time allstar mvp ” - ruffdadon
 
38.
“ 3 rings, 7 time all star, 1 time finals mvp ” - ruffdadon
 
39.
“ 1 ring, 9 time all star, 1 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
40.
“ 4 rings, 6 time all star, 1 time finals mvp ” - ruffdadon
 
41.
“ 8 time all star, 1 time scoring leader, 1 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
42.
“ 6 time all star, rookie of the year, all nba 1st team 1 time ” - ruffdadon
 
43.
“ 1 ring, 2 time all star, 1 time season mvp, 1 time all nba 1st team ” - ruffdadon
 
44.
“ 5 time all star ” - ruffdadon
 
45.
“ 1 ring, finals mvp 1 time ” - ruffdadon