Who are some of the best players in NBA history?

It is quite tricky to rank legendary players. That’s why it is very tough to make a best players in NBA history list. Iconic players played basketball in different generations with different technologies and rules. No small task to consisting of all of them; to compile a list. It is a matter of perspective and opinions. In 1997 at All-Star game ceremony NBA celebrated its 100 greatest players in history. It remains the most iconic tributes we have seen in sports. Those players made for a surreal collection of talent representing past and present. This year we near the 20th anniversary of All-Star festivities. It would be a good time to go back that list and do some adjusting with it. It is the right time for evolving evaluation and new players to consider. According to the player’s greatness, ranking and championships here an attempt to make a list. This list is a compile of superstars with a healthy mix of all aspects taken together. Any NBA listed basketball player who has not won a championship in his career won’t appear on this list. Here goes the best players list in NBA & WNBA history.

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Best Players Names in NBA History!

  1. LeBron James
  2. Michael Jordan
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  4. Larry Bird
  5. Magic Johnson
  6. Tim Duncan
  7. Hakeem Olajuwon
  8. Shaquille O’Neal
  9. Wilt Chamberlain
  10. Bill Russell
  11. Kobe Bryant
  12. Oscar Robertson
  13. Jerry West
  14. Karl Malone
  15. Julius Erving
  16. Moses Malone
  17. Kevin Garnett
  18. Dirk Nowitzki
  19. David Robinson
  20. Dwyane Wade
  21. Kevin Durant
  22. Isiah Thomas
  23. John Stockton
  24. Stephen Curry
  25. Chris Paul
  26. Charles Barkley
  27. Scottie Pippen
  28. Bob Pettit
  29. Elgin Baylor
  30. John Havlicek
  31. Jason Kidd
  32. Dominique Wilkins
  33. Elvin Hayes
  34. Rick Barry
  35. Steve Nash
  36. Patrick Ewing
  37. Clyde Drexler
  38. Allen Iverson
  39. George Garvin
  40. Bob Cousy
  41. Russell Westbrook
  42. Kevin McHale
  43. Paul Pierce
  44. James Harden
  45. Willis Reed
  46. Ray Allen
  47. Gary Payton
  48. Walt Frazier
  49. Dwight Howard
  50. Tracy McGrady
  51. Carmelo Anthony
  52. James Worthy
  53. Nate Archibald
  54. Anthony Davis
  55. George Mikan
  56. Bill Walton
  57. Pete Maravich
  58. Alex English
  59. Alonzo Mourning
  60. Dave Cowens
  61. Bernard King
  62. Wes Unseld
  63. Bob McAdoo
  64. David Thompson
  65. Tony Parker
  66. Adrian Dantley
  67. Reggie Miller
  68. Vince Carter
  69. Dennis Rodman
  70. Jerry Lucas
  71. Chris Mullin
  72. Chris Webber
  73. Pau Gasol
  74. Robert Parish
  75. Kawhi Leonard
  76. Artis Gilmore
  77. Grant Hill
  78. Chris Bosh
  79. Yao Ming
  80. Joe Dumars
  81. Hal Greer
  82. Dave Bing
  83. Chauncey Billups
  84. Sidney Moncrief
  85. Mitch Richmond
  86. Manu Ginobili
  87. Nate Thurmond
  88. Bill Sharman
  89. Bob Lanier
  90. Dikembe Mutombo
  91. Tim Hardway
  92. Dolph Schayes
  93. Paul Arizin
  94. Shawn Kemp
  95. Lenny Wilkens
  96. Penny Hardaway
  97. Dennis Johnson
  98. Kevin Love
  99. Ben Wallace
  100. Gail Goodrich

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