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Top 10 greatest basketball players of all-time?

  1. ballfan92 profile image60
    ballfan92posted 5 years ago

    Who do you think deserves to be listed in the top ten greatest basketball players of all time and in what order?

    1. nick071438 profile image56
      nick071438posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time 
      By Alex Shultz (Correspondent) on March 8, 2010

      1.Michael Jordan
      2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
      3. Magic Johnson
      4. Kobe Bryant
      5. Bill Russell
      6. Larry Bird
      7. Wilt Chamberlain
      8. Tim Duncan
      9. Hakeem
      10. Lebron James

  2. ballfan92 profile image60
    ballfan92posted 5 years ago

    Interesting, but I think you left out a couple good players here's mine:

    1. Wilt Chamberlain
    2. Bill Russell
    3. Michael Jordan
    4. Oscar Robertson
    5. Jerry West
    6. Kareem
    7. Magic
    8. Kobe Bryant
    9. Larry Bird
    10. Elgin Baylor

  3. nick071438 profile image56
    nick071438posted 5 years ago

    This issue is a ticklish one.  We can't arrive at a really objective answer by letting just anybody inject his personal bias selection.  The best move is to submit the issue to a latest decision made by a truly legitimate basketball body like the NBA concurred in by a great majority of sportswriters and basketball fans or enthusiasts.  I hope somebody will post said 10 world's greatest basketball players following the preceding criteria.

    1. LakeShow T profile image81
      LakeShow Tposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There is no such thing. These types of rankings are almost never the same amongst sportswriters, people affiliated with the NBA, or people who have been die-hard basketball fans for decades. As such, you are correct in your thought that ranking the top 10 players of all-time is about as subjective as can be.  It's just so difficult to compare players who played in different decades because each decade in the NBA has been different. The game has evolved. Everyone's criteria for judging players is different and everyone has a little bit of bias of some sort in their rankings. Although these types of rankings are always fun to compose and debate, it's also frustrating when people believe their list is the ultimate be-all-end-all rankings and everyone else's is wrong.  That's something you'll commonly see on forums across the net and that's unfortunate.

      With all of that said, my list would be a little different in terms of the position of players than the one you posted, but out of all of the lists posted thus far mine would be closest to yours.

  4. bgamall profile image85
    bgamallposted 5 years ago

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Michael Jordan
    Magic Johnson
    Larry Bird
    Labron James
    Kareem Jabbar
    Shaquille Oneill
    Julius Irving
    Oscar Robertson
    Jerry West
    Kobe Bryant

    I know that is eleven, but that is the top 10. Two guys tied. smile

  5. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    1. Michael Jordan
    2. Wilt Chamberlain
    3. Jerry West
    4. Magic Johnson
    5. Larry Bird
    6. Julius Irving aka Dr. J
    8. Oscar Robertson
    9. John Stockton
    10. Bill Russell
    11. Karl Malone
    12. Isiah Thomas
    13. Clyde Drexler
    14. Reggie Miller
    15. LeBron James
    16. Dwayne Wade
    16. Kareem Adbul Jabbar
    18. Shaquille O'Neal
    19. Tim Duncan
    20. Dirk Nowitzki
    21. Scottie Pippen
    22. Moses Malone
    23. Kobe Bryant
    24. Dennis Rodman
    25. Bob Cousy

    Okay, I know that's more than ten, so sue me. big_smile

    1. bgamall profile image85
      bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Since you are going to have more than 10 you have to include Rick Barry. I saw him score 50 points before the 3 point line and I saw him pin a Willis Reed dunk against the backboard when he could jump like superman.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
        Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yeah, I forgot about Rick Barry.  I'll definitely replace Rodman with him then.  Thanks for the heads up. big_smile

        1. bgamall profile image85
          bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Prudent choice. smile

  6. LakeShow T profile image81
    LakeShow Tposted 5 years ago

    Here's my list:

    1. Michael Jordan
    2. Wilt Chamberlain
    3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    4. Magic Johnson
    5. Kobe Bryant
    6. Larry Bird
    7. Hakeem Olajuwon
    8. Shaquille O'Neal
    9. Bill Russell
    10. Tim Duncan
    _________________________

    11. Oscar Robertson
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    That top 10 has a lot of Championships.

    Honorable mentions (the next tier) in no particular order:
    Julius Erving
    Karl Malone
    John Stockton
    Jerry West
    Kevin Garnett
    Charles Barkley
    Elgin Baylor
    Isiah Thomas
    Rick Barry
    LeBron James
    Moses Malone
    Dwayne Wade
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Steve Nash
    _________________________
    Very few championships in the honorable mentions + (no.11), but all of such players have great statistical resumes.

  7. ballfan92 profile image60
    ballfan92posted 5 years ago

    Yes, the second tier of 10 players gets a little tricky I would have to think about that one.

 
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