TOP 7 greatest basketball players of all time in NBA history
The NBA is a famous and the strongest basketball league in the world. Basketball lovers from over 80 countries are following them. Hundreds of thousands of people watch livescore and live broadcasts of NBA games. The NBA has its own celebrities and absolute legends. Here are the 10 most famous players in NBA history:
- 1 Hakeem Olajuwon
Twice in a row (1994, 1995) this player led his Houston Rockets team to the NBA championship and won MVP title in the finals twice. Olajuwon was a master in rebounds and blocks. He was perfectly technically prepared. “How to Play Basketball” textbook was published based on his basketball skills.
- 2 Tim Duncan
This player is the greatest star of the San Antonio Spurs. He played his entire career (19 seasons) in this club, and now works as a coach. This player won two regular season MVPs and three NBA Finals MVP titles.
- 3. Shaquille O’Neal
This player didn’t have the Olajuwon skills, but he crushed his opponents. Almost literally. O’Neal was 216 cm high, and weighed almost 150 kg. He is 4-time champion, 3-time Finals MVP.
- 4. Wilt Chamberlain
In case if basketball were an individual kind of sport, Wilt Chamberlain would have scored even more points. He has a record for points – he scored a magic one hundred points (on March 2, 1962).
NBA Ball Stars
- 5 Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson was the symbol of the NBA in the 80’s. The Los Angeles Lakers playmaker has five league titles. For a player in the first position, he had incredible physical abilities:
- Height 206 cm, weight 124 kg.
- In 1991, he announced that he was infected with HIV.
- He flew with the team to the Olympics and became a source of inspiration for people fighting HIV.
- 6. Kobe Bryant
He is another of the great Los Angeles Lakers players. Kobe is considered to be a successor to Michael Jordan. He won five league titles, and became two-time NBA Finals MVP. On January 22, 2006, in the game against Toronto Raptors, he scored more than 80 points, which is the second highest result in NBA history.
- 7. Bill Russell
He was the first black star of the NBA. Russell is a Boston Celtic legend. With this team he won 11 championship rings, according to livescores. The NBA Finals MVP has been named after him since 2009. The victory secured Russell’s career as one of the most fascinating in the NBA and made him the unambiguous number 1 on this list for a long time. All of this amply demonstrated his enormous capacity for work and his ability to adapt to the most varied circumstances.
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