Top 10 Basketball Players of All Time

10. Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

NBA 75 honoree, five-time champion, three-time Finals MVP, two-time regular-season MVP, 15-time All-Star , Duncan played all 19 seasons in San Antonio and consistently put up numbers - In 251 playoff games, he averaged 19.9 PPG and 11.0 RPG.

9. Bill Russell


Bill Russell was the foundation of the Boston Celtics’ reign in the ’60s. Bill bears 5-time MVP awards and 12 times All-Star and throughout his career, he has accumulated 21,620 rebounds. The average is about 22.5 rebounds in a game.

8. Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

With an ideal height of 2.1 meters, Wilt Chamberlain dominated the NBA during its peak. He marked his place in history as the only player to score 100 points per game and also stands as the first person to reach 30,000 points in the NBA.

7. Larry Bird


Selected as the 6th overall draft to the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird led the Boston Celtics to three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP titles. He averaged 24.3 PPG and 10.0 RPG in his 13 seasons-career.



The Orlando Magic picked O’Neal in first place in the 1992 NBA Draft after which O’Neal immediately rose to stardom with an average of 23.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game. He was the first rookie to appear in the All-Star after Michael Jordan did the same in 1985.

5. Kobe Bryant


An achiever of multitude of accomplishments like NBA MVP, 5-time champion, two-time Finals MVP, 18-time All Star,  Bryant stood as an outstanding NBA player in league history. He played 17 postseasons of 19 in the NBA, all with the Los Angeles Lakers and scored a whopping 5,640 points in 220 playoffs.

4. Magic Johnson

 Magic Johnson

A proficient athlete, Johnson played all five positions in the game and led the Lakers to their first title in nearly a decade. The Hall of Famer averaged 19.5 points in a game, 11.2 assists, and 7.2 rebounds in 906 games over 13 seasons in his entire career.



The NBA’s all time leading scorer , Abdul-Jabbar sky rocketed his scores to 38,387 career points.His best game was in 1974, still against the Bucks. At that time, he scored 515 points after 16 games.

2. lebron james


Often compared to Michael Jordan , LeBron is one of the most leading NBA players in basketball history, with an unquestionable ability to score goals. He has won 2 NBA Championship rings and an NBA Finals MVP award , Both times played for the Miami Heat team in 2012 and 2013.

1. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Team: Chicago Bulls (1984-1993, 1995-1998) and Washington Wizards (2001-2003) "Mr. Air" was one of the oldest players to average 20 PPG and to score 40-plus in a game. Truly a GOAT, Jordan has become a measure of success in NBA history