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07 July 2013

The Top 5 NBA Players of All Time!

The 5 best All Around NBA Players of All Time

#5 LeBron James

While it may be controversial to put a player as good as LeBron at number five, it is only fair considering that James currently has the fewest titles to his name out of the players featured on this list. LeBron joined the NBA in 2003, starring for the Cleveland Cavaliers. James took the Cavaliers as far as the NBA finals in 2007, but failed to win an NBA championship with his first team. It was only until his free agency move to Miami, where he joined greats Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, that James got his hands on his first NBA ring. James' Miami Heat lost in the 2011 finals to the Dallas Mavericks, but came back a year later to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder and recently repeated their finals victory against the San Antonio Spurs giving LeBron his second title. James is a FOUR time league MVP (2009-10 and 2012-13).

#4 Earvin Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is one of the few NBA players to have spent his entire career with one team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only was Johnson a Laker for more than fifteen years, but he was a NBA champion FIVE times. He also won three league MVP titles and three finals MVP crowns. Johnson is considered by many to be the greatest point guard to have ever played the game.

#3 Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant picked up the mantle left by Magic Johnson and steered the Los Angeles Lakers to further success. He joined the team in 1996 and is still going strong, coming fifth in the MVP listings for the current 2012-2013 season. Bryant is a four time NBA champion, a one time league MVP, and a two time NBA finals MVP. While Bryant has not claimed as many individual awards as some other players, many consider him to be the greatest player of his generation. Bryant's ability to single-handedly drag a team to victory is a remarkable quality, and it is an ability that few players have possessed.

#2 Wilt Chamberlain

The second best NBA player of all time, Wilt Chamberlain graced the league with three different teams during his career. He played for the San Francisco Warriors (now Golden State Warriors), Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers. He won NBA titles with both the Lakers and 76ers, and had his jersey number retired by all three teams. As a center, Chamberlain was truly dominant against any defense that he came up against. He is still fifth in the All Time NBA scoring charts.

#1 Michael Jordan

No list would be complete without the greatest NBA player of all time, Michael Jordan. He is the only man in NBA history to have won the NBA Championship in every one of his finals' appearances. Jordan has six NBA titles to his name, along with six finals MVP awards. He was a five time league MVP, and the greatest athlete to have graced a basketball court. Jordan's skill set was phenomenal, as he could dribble, pass, hit a jump shot from two and three point range, and defend. Any great player coming into the NBA will be compared to Jordan, but no one will match his level of skill, integrity, and desire to win basketball games.

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  1. Love this post and I agree with 4 of the 5. :)

  2. yes, Michael Jordan! I mean he was even in Space Jam =D

  3. Amen to MJ sister! No one comes close. (in my eyes lol)

  4. Guess what this woman who know bugga all about sport even knows a couple of these people..........

  5. Michael Jordan is definitely the best. He is the only one I like on this list :)

  6. They just don't make them like MJ anymore. My irrational dislike of Lebron doesn't keep me from acknowledging that he is an excellent player. I just can't stand the guy. I'm not a Cavs fan so I don't even know why I can't stand him. Smh.

  7. I'm so glad LeBron is at the bottom of the list. I'm with Katy. I'm not a Cavs fan, but I can't stand him either. He's such a punk.

    MJ 4eva!!!

    PS - He's not the best, but I do love me some Charles Barkley.

  8. Totally agree with your list. I don't hate Lebron himself but the RIDICULOUS amount of media attention he gets. Lebron ate pancakes this morning? Oh thanks ESPN for that 30 minute recap of his breakfast...

  9. I think to say Lebron is one of the greatest is a bit of a stretch (?) . Don't get me wrong...great player...but top 5 ever? His career hasn't been long enough to completely prove that but...I guess it's understood. I personally think he is overrated, but that's just my opinion. I'd probably put Spud Webb where he is.

    Nice blog, btw. I'm new here = ]


  10. Thank you for putting Michael Jordan in the #1 spot where he belongs. All these people who think Kobe is a better player than Jordan are NUTS.


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