Top 50 Basketball Players of All Time: Bill Simmons vs. SLAM vs. Bleacher Report vs. The NBA

Back in 1996, on the 50th Anniversary of professional basketball, the NBA busted out with its famous 50 Greatest Players of All Time list….

More coming…

1. Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2. Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Tiny Archibald
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bill Russell Magic Johnson Paul Arizin
4. Magic Johnson Shaquille O’Neal Kobe Bryant Charles Barkley
5. Larry Bird Oscar Robertson Larry Bird Rick Barry
6. Wilt Chamberlain Magic Johnson Wilt Chamberlain Elgin Baylor
7. Tim Duncan Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Shaquille O’Neal Dave Bing
8. Kobe Bryant Tim Duncan Tim Duncan Larry Bird
9. Jerry West Larry Bird Hakeem Olajuwon Wilt Chamberlain
10. Oscar Robertson Jerry West Jerry West Bob Cousy
11. Hakeem Olajuwon Elgin Baylor Oscar Robertson Dave Cowens
12. Shaquille O’Neal Kobe Bryant Karl Malone Billy Cunningham
13. Moses Malone Hakeem Olajuwon Bill Russell Dave DeBusschere
14. John Havlicek Bob Pettit David Robinson Clyde Drexler
15. Elgin Baylor Julius Erving Moses Malone Julius Erving
16. Julius Erving Moses Malone LeBron James Patrick Ewing
17. Bob Pettit John Havlicek Julius Irving Walt Frazier
18. Karl Malone Karl Malone Elgin Baylor George Gervin
19. Charles Barkley Isiah Thomas Charles Barkley Hal Greer
20. LeBron James Charles Barkley Kevin Garnett John Havlicek
21. Bob Cousy Rick Barry Scottie Pippen Elvin Hayes
22. Kevin Garnett John Stockton John Stockton Magic Johnson
23. Isiah Thomas Elvin Hayes John Havlicek Sam Jones
24. Scottie Pippen Bob Cousy Isiah Thomas Michael Jordan
25. John Stockton David Robinson Dirk Nowitzki Jerry Lucas
26. Rick Barry Kevin McHale Patrick Ewing Karl Malone
27. Bill Walton Scottie Pippen Gary Payton Moses Malone
28. Dwyane Wade Jason Kidd Jason Kidd Pete Maravich
29. David Robinson George Mikan Walt Frazier Kevin McHale
30. Willis Reed Kevin Garnett Clyde Drexler George Mikan
31. Dave Cowens Willis Reed George Gervin Earl Monroe
32. Walt Frazier Wes Unseld Allen Iverson Shaquille O’Neal
33. Sam Jones Nate Thurmond Bob Pettit Hakeem Olajuwon
34. George Gervin Dolph Schayes Elvin Hayes Robert Parish
35. Kevin McHale Walt Frazier Willis Reed Bob Pettit
36. Steve Nash Patrick Ewing Rick Barry Scottie Pippen
37. Allen Iverson Jerry Lucas Dwyane Wade Willis Reed
38. George Mikan Gary Payton Dominique Wilkins Oscar Robertson
39. Dirk Nowitzki Allen Iverson Kevin McHale David Robinson
40. Patrick Ewing Billy Cunningham Steve Nash Bill Russell
41. Gary Payton Clyde Drexler Alex English Dolph Schayes
42. Wes Unseld LeBron James Dave Cowens Bill Sharman
43. Jason Kidd Dominique Wilkins Pete Maravich John Stockton
44. Clyde Drexler Dave Cowens George Mikan Isiah Thomas
45. Nate Thurmond George Gervin Paul Pierce Nate Thurmond
46. Dave DeBusschere Bob McAdoo Bob Cousy Wes Unseld
47. Paul Pierce Earl Monroe Sam Jones Bill Walton
48. Hal Greer Dennis Rodman Paul Arizin Jerry West
49. Billy Cunningham Walt Bellamy Tiny Archibald Lenny Wilkens
50. James Worthy Steve Nash Billy Cunningham James Worthy

Posted on September 8, 2012, in NBA Basketball. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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