The 45 greatest Nba players of all time

by ruffdadon | created - 13 Dec 2013 | updated - 27 Jun 2015 | Public

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

1. Michael Jordan

Actor | Space Jam

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, 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 ...

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...

2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Actor | Airplane!

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 (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (...

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

3. Wilt Chamberlain

Actor | Conan the Destroyer

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 ...

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

4. Kobe Bryant

Actor | Daddy's Home

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He is a producer and writer, known for Daddy's Home (2015), Dear Basketball (2017) and Detail (2018). He has been married to Vanessa Laine Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have three children.

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,

5. Magic Johnson

Producer | Obsessed

Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is a producer and actor, known for Obsessed (2009), Dead Tone (2007) and Hair Show (2004). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.

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,

6. Bob Cousy

Actor | Blue Chips

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 ...

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

7. Tim Duncan

Writer | The 1st Fifteen

Tim Duncan was born on April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands as Timothy Theodore Duncan. He is an actor and writer, known for The 1st Fifteen, 9 - Un chiffre, un homme (2008) and Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game (2017). He was previously married to Amy ...

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

8. Bill Russell

Actor | On the Right Track

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

9. LeBron James

Actor | Trainwreck

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Space Jam 2. He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.

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.

10. Hakeem Olajuwon

Actor | Heaven Is a Playground

Hakeem Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria as Akeem Abdul Olajuwon. He is an actor, known for Heaven Is a Playground (1991), All Pro Sports Basketball: Hakeem Olajuwon - Dream Center (1998) and Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters (2017). He has been married to Dalia Asafi since August ...

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

11. Shaquille O'Neal

Actor | Steel

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,...

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

12. Oscar Robinson

Actor | The Creep Behind the Camera

Oscar Robinson is an actor, known for The Creep Behind the Camera (2014) and Confessions of an Elf (2011).

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

13. Larry Bird

Actor | Space Jam

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 ...

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,

14. Karl Malone

Actor | After the Sunset

Karl Malone was born on July 24, 1963 in Bernice, Louisiana, USA as Karl Anthony Malone. He is an actor and producer, known for After the Sunset (2004), The Last Witness (1999) and Nash Bridges (1996). He has been married to Kay Kinsley since December 24, 1990. They have four children.

12 time all star, 2 time allstar mvp, 2 time season mvp, 11 time all nba 1st team, 3 time all defensive team

15. Jerry West

Self | Four Square Miles to Glory

Jerry West was born on May 28, 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia, USA as Jerry Alan West. He has been married to Karen Bua since May 28, 1978. They have two children. He was previously married to Martha Kane.

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

16. Julius Erving

Self | Philadelphia

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 ...

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

17. Kevin Garnett

Writer | Dynasty

Kevin Garnett is known for his work on Dynasty (2017), The Most Interesting BLACK Man in the World (2011) and Set It Off (1996).

1 ring, 15 time all star, 4 time rebound leader, 4 times all nba 1st team, all star mvp

18. Chris Paul

Actor | Jessie

Chris Paul is an actor, known for Jessie (2011), Fergie Feat. YG: L.A. Love (La La) (2014) and Double Dutchess: Seeing Double (2017).

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

19. David Robinson

Actor | Revenge of the Cheerleaders

David Robinson is an actor, known for Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976).

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,

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 ...

10 time all star, 1 time all star mvp , 9 time assist leader, 2 time steal leader, 2 time all nba 1st team

21. Moses Malone

Location_management | Manden med de gyldne ører

Moses Malone was born on March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA as Moses Eugene Malone. He is known for his work on Manden med de gyldne ører (2009), The NBA on CBS (1973) and 1987 NBA All-Star Game (1987). He was married to Alfreda Gill. He died on September 13, 2015 in Norfolk, ...

1 ring, 11 time all star, 6 time rebound leader, 4 time nba 1st team, 1 time all nba defensive 1st team

22. Allen Iverson

Actor | Like Mike

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 ...

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

23. Elgin Baylor

Actor | Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Elgin Baylor was born on September 16, 1934 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Elgin Gay Baylor. He is an actor, known for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), The White Shadow (1978) and Soul Train (1971). He was previously married to Ruby Saunder.

11 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, rookie of the year, 10 time all nba 1st team

24. Scottie Pippen

Actor | ER

Scottie Pippen was born on September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for ER (1994), He Got Game (1998) and Chicago Fire (2012). He has been married to Larsa Pippen since July 20, 1997. They have four children. He was previously married to Karen McCollum.

6 rings, 8 time all defensive 1st team, 7 time all star, 1 time all star mvp

25. Gary Payton

Actor | After the Sunset

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 ...

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

26. Dennis Rodman

Actor | Double Team

Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Dennis Keith Rodman. He is an actor, known for Double Team (1997), Simon Sez (1999) and Eddie (1996). He was previously married to Michelle Moyer, Carmen Electra and Annie Bakes.

5 rings, 2 time all star, 2 time defensive player of the year, 7 time rebound leader, 7 time all defensive 1st team

27. Dirk Nowitzki

Actor | Like Mike

Dirk Nowitzki was born on Monday, June 19th, 1978, in Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany, Europe, as Dirk Werner Nowitzki. Dirk is a very active athlete & has become an actor, in sports events, especially basketball. He is best-known for being 24 for 24 in Western Conference Finals' Game 1, on Tuesday, May...

1 ring, 13 time all star, 1 time season mvp, 1 time finals mvp, 4 time nba all 1st team

28. Isiah Thomas

Producer | Playin' for Love

Isiah Thomas was born on April 30, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Isiah Lord Thomas III. He is an actor and producer, known for Playin' for Love (2013), Forget Paris (1995) and The Game 365 (2006). He has been married to Lynn Kendall since July 19, 1985. They have two children.

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

29. Dikembe Mutombo

Actor | Juwanna Mann

Dikembe Mutombo was born on June 25, 1966 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo as Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacques Wamutombo. He is an actor, known for Juwanna Mann (2002), In Depth with Graham Bensinger (2010) and Family Guy (1998). He has been married to Rosario Mutumbo ...

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

30. Rick Barry

Actor | Fame

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 ...

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

31. Dwyane Wade

Actor | What to Expect When You're Expecting

Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), Shot in the Dark (2017) and Just Wright (2010). He has been married to Gabrielle Union since August 30, 2014. He was previously married to ...

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

32. Charles Barkley

Actor | He Got Game

Charles Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, USA as Charles Wade Barkley. He is an actor, known for He Got Game (1998), Space Jam (1996) and Forget Paris (1995). He has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since February 9, 1989. They have one child.

9 time all star, 1 time all star mvp, 1 time season mvp, 1 time rebound leader, 6 time all nba 1st team

33. Kevin Durant

Actor | Thunderstruck

Kevin Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Kevin Wayne Durant. He is an actor and producer, known for Thunderstruck (2012), Swagger and Back for the Future (2011).

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

7 time all star, 2 time season mvp, assist leader 5 times, 3 times all nba 1st team,

35. Kevin McHale

Actor | Cheers

Kevin McHale was born on December 19, 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA as Kevin Edward McHale. He is an actor, known for Cheers (1982), The NBA on CBS (1973) and The 1984 NBA Finals (1984). He has been married to Lynn McHale since June 30, 1982. They have five children.

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

36. Bill Walton

Actor | Little Nicky

Bill Walton was born on November 5, 1952 in La Mesa, California, USA as William Theodore Walton III. He is an actor, known for Little Nicky (2000), Forget Paris (1995) and He Got Game (1998). He has been married to Lori Matsuoka since 1991. He was previously married to Susan Guth.

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

37. Nate Archibald

Assistant_director | Burl's

1 ring, 3 time all nba 1st team, 6 time allstar, 1 time allstar mvp

3 rings, 7 time all star, 1 time finals mvp

39. Clyde Drexler

Actor | The Sentinel

Clyde Drexler was born on June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Clyde Austin Drexler. He is an actor, known for The Sentinel (1996), Married with Children (1986) and All Pro Sports Basketball: Clyde Drexler - The Glide Small Forward (1998). He has been married to Tonya Outen since March ...

1 ring, 9 time all star, 1 time all nba 1st team

4 rings, 6 time all star, 1 time finals mvp

41. Dominique Wilkins

Actor | Voices That Care: Voices That Care

Dominique Wilkins was born on January 12, 1960 in Paris, France as Jacques Dominique Wilkins. He is an actor, known for Voices That Care: Voices That Care (1991), Dominique Belongs to Us (2015) and The NBA on CBS (1973). He has been married to Robin Campbell since January 1, 2006. They have one ...

8 time all star, 1 time scoring leader, 1 time all nba 1st team

42. Amar'e Stoudemire

Actor | Beyond the Lights

Amar'e Stoudemire was born on November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida, USA as Amaré Carsares Stoudemire. He is an actor and producer, known for Beyond the Lights (2014), MacGruber (2010) and Trainwreck (2015). He has been married to Alexis Welch since December 12, 2012. They have four children.

6 time all star, rookie of the year, all nba 1st team 1 time

43. Stephen Curry

Actor | Ballers

Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Wardell Stephen Curry II. He is an actor, known for Ballers (2015), The Simpsons (1989) and The Charity Stripe (2014). He has been married to Ayesha Curry since July 30, 2011. They have two children.

1 ring, 2 time all star, 1 time season mvp, 1 time all nba 1st team

44. Reggie Miller

Self | He Got Game

Reggie Miller was born on August 24, 1965 in Riverside, California, USA as Reginald Wayne Miller. He is an actor and producer, known for He Got Game (1998), Beautiful Ohio (2006) and Forget Paris (1995). He was previously married to Marita Stavrou.

5 time all star

45. Paul Pierce

Actor | The New Brooklyn Nets

Paul Pierce was born on October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California, USA as Paul Anthony Pierce. He is an actor, known for The New Brooklyn Nets (2013), Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters (2017) and Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story (2016). He has been married to Julie Landrum since July 17, 2010. They have ...

1 ring, finals mvp 1 time