In every team in basketball, there is always a player that stands out the most and separate their self to average players. Within these players, there are those who stand out that is considered to be one of the greatest players that ever played basketball. NBA has been around for more than 70 years already only the elite has given the chance to play in the league but among those elites, there are the great ones, but who are they? Here is the list of the greatest players of all time.
Michael Jordan – Jordan played in the league from 1985 to 2003 and the averages 30.1 points in his career, he played most of his career in the Chicago Bulls. Base on the stats Jordan and LeBron are almost equal when you compare them but what edges Jordan is his 6 finals win without a loss. Jordan is mostly known for his offensive skills but his defense is very underrated. He averages more than 2 steals in his playing career and he is a very good on-ball defender.
LeBron James – LeBron entered the league in 2003 and is still playing today, he averages 27.2 points in his career and he is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. It is not just his skills in scoring that made him top 2 in the list but also LeBron average more than 7 rebounds and more than 7 assists per game. LeBron made history when he made 8 straight trips to the finals and winning 3 of them. Now the superstar is chasing for his 4th ring to solidify his legacy.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Kareem played in the league from 1970 to 1989 and he is the leading scorer in NBA history tallying 38,387 points in his playing career. This stat has never been overtaken or nobody even gets close to it in many years already. Kareem played 20 seasons in the NBA and average more than 24 points per game along with 11 rebounds per game. Kareem gives both Bucks and Lakers championship trophies.
Wilt Chamberlain – Wilt played in the league in 1960 until 1973 and he has an astonishing stat having 118 50-point games in his career. Wilt also average 23 rebounds per game because at the time he is like playing with David and his the Goliath, he stands 7 feet tall. Wilt averaged 30 points per game in his career, he is not holding the top-scoring title because he did not play for a long time.
Magic Johnson – Magic played in the league in 1980-1996 and the highlight of his stats is his 11.2 assist per game in his career. His career average is nearly a triple-double, with almost scoring 20 points per game and grabbing 7 rebounds per game. Magic is the orchestrator of the showtime Lakers back in the ’80s and ’90s but his career was cut short due to illness. Magic has 5 championship rings in his fingers and he is considered to be the greatest point guard of all time.