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I'm Joshua Mitchell and I Blog about the NFL, the NFL Draft, fantasy sports, and other sports topics. Im just a huge sports fan who takes a lot of time following the latest news. These are my thoughts – I use Wordpress and Twitter as an outlet to let my passion, dedication, and hard work be known.

NBA All-Time Greatest

I think 95% of people would agree that Michael Jordan is the single greatest player in NBA history; however, you won’t find much consensus in the order of the NBA All-Time Greatest players. While a list ranking the top players in NBA history is more opinion, or a product of the era of the creator, than who would win a one-on-one matchup…a players greatness is usually defined by ‘CHAMPIONSHIPS’. Sure, statistics play a role – but you’ll notice that Magic Johnson didn’t score over 20,000 points in his career and Karl Malone is 2nd all-time in career points…the difference, Championships. Nevertheless, while compiling my list of the All-Time Greatest, I used multiple factors: mainly my opinion, championships, stats (I’ll list points in my list, but many players excelled in assist, blocks, and rebounds as well). I don’t deny that a list of the “greatest” of anything is debatable, but here is my honest effort. Enjoy!

1. Michael “Air” Jordan: Bulls, Wizards – 6 Championships; 32,292pts
2. Earvin “Magic” Johnson: Lakers – 5 Championships; 17,707pts
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bucks, Lakers – 6 Championships; 38,387pts
4. Wilt Chamberlain: Warriors, 76ers, Lakers: 2 Championships; 31,419pts
5. Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal: Magic, Lakers, Heats, Suns, Cavs, Celtics: 4 Championships; 28,596pts
6. Larry Bird: Celtics – 3 Championships; 21,791pts
7. Bill Russell: Celtics – 11 Championships; 14,522pts
8. Oscar Robinson: Royals, Bucks – 1 Championship; 26,710pts
9. Kobe Bryant: Lakers – 5 Championships; 27,868pts
10. Hakeem Olajuwon: Rockets, Raptors – 2 Championships; 26,946pts
11. Tim Duncan: Spurs – 4 Championships; 21,663pts
12. Jerry West: Lakers – 1 Championship; 25,192pts
13. Moses Malone: Braves, Rockers, 76ers, Bullets, Hawks, Bucks, Spurs – 1 Championship; 27,409pts
14. John Havlicek: Celtics – 8 Championships; 26,395pts
15. George Mikan: Lakers – 5 Championships; 10,156pts
16. Elgin Baylor: Lakers – 0 Championships; 23,149pts
17. George “Ice Man” Gervin: Spurs, Bulls – 0 Championships; 20,708pts
18. Karl Malone: Jazz, Lakers – 0 Championships; 36,928pts
19. Julius “Dr.J” Erving: 76ers – 1 Championship; 18,364pts
20. Bob Pettit: Hawks – 1 Championship; 20,880pts
21. “Sir” Charles Barkley: 76ers, Suns, Rockets – 0 Championships; 23,757pts
22. Elvin Hayes: Rockets, Bullets – 1 Championship; 27,313pts
23. Allen Iverson: 76ers, Nuggets, Pistons, Grizzlies – 0 Championships; 24,368pts
24. David Robinson: Spurs – 2 Championships; 20,790pts
25. “Pistol” Pete Maravich: Hawks, Jazz, Celtics – 0 Championships; 15,948pts
26. Dirk Nowitzki: Mavs – 0 Championships; 22,792pts
27. Kevin McHale: Celtics – 3 Championships; 17,335pts
28. Isaiah Thomas: Pistons – 2 Championships; 18,822pts
29. John Stockton: Jazz – 0 Championships; 19,711pts
30. Sam Jones: Celtics – 10 Championships; 15,411pts
31. Hal Greer: 76ers – 1 Championship; 21,586pts.
32. Earl Monroe: Bullets, Knicks – 1 Championship; 17,454pts
33. LeBron “King” James: Cavs, Heat – 0 Championships; 17,362pts
34. Patrick Ewing: Knicks, Sonics, Magic – 0 Championships; 24,815pts
35. Bob Cousy: Celtics, Royals – 6 Championships; 16,960pts
36. Dolph Schayes: 76ers – 1 Championship; 18,438pts
37. Scottie Pippen: Bulls, Rockets, Blazers – 6 Championships; 18,940pts
38. Jerry Lucas: Royals, Warriors, Knicks – 1 Championship; 14,053pts
39. Dominique Wilkens: Hawks, Clippers, Celtics, Spurs, Magic – 0 Championships; 26,668pts
40. Kevin Garnett: T’Wolfs, Celtics – 1 Championship; 23,323pts
41. Lenny Wilkens: Hawks, Sonics, Cavs, Blazers – 1 Championship; 17,772pts
42. Clyde Drexler: Blazers, Rockets – 1 Championship; 22,195pts
43. Dave Bing: Pistons, Bullets, Celtics – 0 Championships; 18,327pts
44. Wes Unseld: Bullets – 1 Championship; 10,624pts
45. Billy Cunningham: 76ers – 1 Championship; 13,626pts
46. Walt Frazier: Knicks, Cavs – 2 Championships; 15,581pts
47. Dave Cowens: Celtics, Bucks – 2 Championships; 13,516pts
48. Nate “Tiny” Archibald: Kings, Nets, Celtics, Bucks – 1 Championship; 16,481pts
49. Rick Barry: Warriors, Rockets – 1 Championship; 18,395pts
50. Paul Arizin: Warriors – 1 Championship; 16,266pts
51. Dwayne Wade: Heat – 1 Championship; 13,908pts
52. Dave DeBusschere: Pistons, Knicks – 2 Championships; 14,053pts
53. Robert Parrish: Warriors, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls – 4 Championships; 23,334pts
54. Steve Nash: Suns, Mavs – 0 Championships; 15,877pts
55. Nate Thurmond: Warriors, Bulls, Cavs – 0 Championships; 14,437pts
56. Bill Sharman: Capitols, Celtics – 4 Championships; 12,665pts
57. Willis Reed: Knicks – 2 Championships; 12,183pts
58. Reggie Miller: Pacers – 0 Championships; 25,279pts
59. James Worthy: Lakers – 3 Championships; 16,320pts
60. Adrian Dantley: Braves, Pacers, Lakers, Jazz, Pistons, Mavs, Bucks – 0 Championships; 23,177pts
61. Alex English: Bucks, Pacers, Nuggets, Mavs – 0 Championships; 25,613pts
62. Chris Mullin: Pacers, Warriors – 0 Championships; 17,911pts
63. Bill Walton: Blazers, Clippers, Celtics – 2 Championships; 6,215pts
64. Dennis Rodman: Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, Lakers, Mavs – 5 Championships; 6,683pts
65. Joe Dumars: Pistons – 2 Championships; 16,401pts
66. Gary Payton: Sonics, Bucks, Lakers, Celtics, Heat – 1 Championship; 21,813pts
67. Grant Hill: Pistons, Magic, Suns – 0 Championships; 16,545pts
68. Bob McAdoo: Braves, Knicks, Celtics, Pistons, Nets, Lakers, 76ers – 2 Championships; 18,787pts
69. Dikembe Mutombo: Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers, Nets, Knicks, Rockets – 0 Championships; 11,729pts
70. Bernard King: Nets, Jazz, Warriors, Knicks, Bullets – 0 Champioships; 19,655pts
71. Alonzo Mourning: Hornets, Heat, Nets – 1 Championship; 14,31pts
72. Paul Pierce: Celtics – 1 Championship; 21,410pts
73. Artis Gilmore: Bulls, Spurs, Celtics – 0 Championships; 15,579pts
74. Ray Allen: Bucks, Sonics, Celtics – 1 Championship; 22,286pts
75. Jason Kidd: Mavs, Suns, Nets – 0 Championships; 16,772pts
76. Bob Lanier: Pistons, Bucks – 0 Championships; 19,248pts
77. Sidney Moncrief: Bucks, Hawks – 0 Championships; 11,931pts
78. Walt Bellamy: Knicks, Pistons, Hawks, Jazz – 0 Championships; 20,941pts
79. Dennis Johnson: Sonics, Suns, Celtics – 3 Championships; 15,535pts
80. Dan Issel: Nuggets – 0 Championships; 14,659pts
81. Spencer Haywood: Sonics, Knicks, Jazz, Lakers, Bullets – 1 Championship; 14,592pts
82. David Thompson: Nuggets, Sonics – 0 Championships; 13,422pts
83. Tommy Heinsohn: Celtics – 8 Championships; 12,194pts
84. Tim Hardaway: Warriors, Heat, Mavs, Nuggets, Pacers – 0 Championships; 15,173pts
85. Neil Johnston: Warriors – 1 Championship; 10,023pts
86. George McGinnis: Pacers, 76ers, Nuggets – 0 Championships; 9,090pts
87. Shawn Kemp: Sonics, Cavs, Blazers, Magic – 0 Championships; 15,347pts
88. Connie Hawkins: Suns, Lakers, Hawks – 0 Championships; 8,233pts
89. Kevin Johnson: Cavs, Suns – 0 Championships; 13,127pts
90. “Jumpin” Joe Fulks: Warriors – 0 Championships; 8,003pts
91. Paul Westphal: Celtics, Suns, Sonics, Knicks – 1 Championship; 12,809pts
92. Mark Aguirre: Mavs, Pistons, Clippers – 2 Championships; 18,458pts
93. Carmelo Anthony: Nuggets, Knicks – 0 Championships; 14,681pts
94. Gus Johnson: Bullets, Suns, Pacers – 0 Championships; 9,944pts
95. Chris Webber: Warriors, Bullets/Wizards, Kings, 76ers, Pistons – 0 Championships; 17,182pts
96. Mark Price: Cavs, Bullets, Warriors, Magic – 0 Championships; 10,989pts
97. Bob Davies: Royals – 1 Championship; 5,690pts
98. Terry Porter: Blazers, T’Wolfs, Heat, Spurs – 0 Championships; 15,586pts
99. Tom Chambers: Clippers, Sonics, Suns, Jazz, Hornets, 76ers – 0 Championships; 20,049pts
100. Mel Daniels: Pacers, Nets – 0 Championships; 11,778pts (11,739 in ABA)

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