Top 10 greatest NBA players of all time

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Top 10 greatest NBA players of all time

Perhaps more than any other team sport in the world, basketball enables for excellent world players to make themselves stand out from those others who are pretty good. A great basketball athlete can take over a game almost single-handedly. An extraordinary one can even lead a team to season-length greatness without needing a lot of help. We used a mix of traditional stats (such as per-game averages) plus other marks of greatness (such as championships and All-NBA honors)for us to put this list together.

Here are the top 10 greatest NBA players of all time.

Career averages: 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists
MVP awards: 5
All-NBA: 10x First Team, 1x Second Team
All-Star: 14x
Championships: 6

2. LeBron James

Career averages: 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists
MVP awards: 4
All-NBA: 13x First Team, 2x Second Team, 1x Third Team
All-Star: 16x
Championships: 4

3. Wilt Chamberlain

Career averages: 30.1 points, 22.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists
MVP awards: 4
All-NBA: 7x First Team, 3x Second Team
All-Star: 13x
Championships: 2

4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Career averages: 24.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists
MVP awards: 6
All-NBA: 10x First Team, 5x Second Team
All-Star: 19x
Championships: 6

5. Bill Russell

Career averages: 15.1 points, 22.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists
MVP awards: 5
All-NBA: 3x First Team, 8x Second Team
All-Star: 12x
Championships: 11

6. Magic Johnson

Career averages: 19.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 11.2 assists
MVP awards: 3
All-NBA: 9x First Team, 1x Second Team
All-Star: 12x
Championships: 5

7. Larry Bird

Career averages: 24.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists
MVP awards: 3
All-NBA: 9x First Team, 1x Second Team
All-Star: 12x
Championships: 3

8. Shaquille O’Neal

Career averages: 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists
MVP awards: 1
All-NBA: 8x First Team, 2x Second Team, 4x Third Team
All-Star: 15x
Championships: 4

9. Tim Duncan

Career averages: 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists
MVP awards: 2
All-NBA: 10x First Team, 3x Second Team, 2x Third Team
All-Star: 15x
Championships: 5

10. Kobe Bryant

Career averages: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists
MVP awards: 1
All-NBA: 11x First Team, 2x Second Team, 2x Third Team
All-Star: 18x
Championships: 5

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