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75 Greatest NBA Players Of All Time: Michael Jordan Is The GOAT, LeBron James Is Second Place

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75 Greatest NBA Players Of All Time: Michael Jordan Is The GOAT, LeBron James Is Second Place

There is a ton of conversation going around about the top-75 players in NBA history, a list where it is certain that some Hall of Famers and all-time greats will ultimately be left out. It is extremely difficult to choose only 75 players across 75 years of arguably the most competitive sports league in the world. But it must be done, in a similar fashion to the “NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team” that was chosen in 1996.

We have compiled our list of the top-75 players ever, ranking them based on individual accolades, team achievements, statistics, and impact on the court. Beyond simply looking at numbers, the top-75 players of all time will be ranked by what they did on the floor during their era based on every season’s narrative over their career. Without further ado, here are the 75 greatest NBA players of all time.


Honorable Mentions


Chris Webber

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 20.7 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.4 SPG, 1.4 BPG

Honors: 5x All-Star, 5x All-NBA Team Selection, 1998-1999 Rebounding Champion,1993-1994 Rookie of the Year, Hall of Fame

Webber was one of the pioneers of the power forward who could dribble and pass because he had the skills of a guard despite standing 6’9” and weighing 245 lbs. Webber was a great player with the Kings and Wizards, transforming both teams and making them far more formidable as playoff contenders. For that, the Hall of Famer receives a ton of praise from his competitors during his time. Webber might not have an NBA ring, but was a great player during his time and barely misses out on the top-75 list.


Derrick Rose

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 18.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 5.5 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 2010-2011 MVP, 3x All-Star, 2010-2011 All-NBA Team Selection, 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year

It's a shame that Derrick Rose isn't higher on this list, because injuries robbed the player who was the youngest MVP in NBA history in 2009. Rose had it all, from speed and explosiveness to scoring ability in the clutch. Rose was truly on his way to being a top-five point guard ever but injuries cut this short. At his best, Rose was recognized as the most athletic player to ever play his position and a rather miniature guard who still dominated the clutch. As a Bulls legend, Rose is an honorable mention.


Dikembe Mutombo

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 0.4 SPG, 2.8 BPG

Honors: 8x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection, 6x All-Defensive Team Selection, 4x Defensive Player of the Year, 2x Rebounding Champion, 3x Blocks Champion, Hall of Fame

The 7’2” phenom was one of the most dominant defensive players ever because it was almost impossible to score against Mt. Mutombo. His height helped him, but Mutombo was a master of the blocked shot. His finger-wagging when a shot came near him was legendary, and Dikembe is one of the most loved players of all time. Mutombo was a beast in his prime with the Nuggets and Hawks, and easily a Hall of Fame legend who also had success with the Philadelphia 76ers later in his career.


Sam Jones

Championships: 10

Career Stats: 17.7 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.5 APG

Honors: 5x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection, Hall of Fame

Sam Jones won a whopping 10 NBA titles with the Bill Russell-led Boston Celtics, and his scoring ability was critical to the franchise dominating the league for over a decade. Jones brought a mix of inside and outside scoring that earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame in 1984, although his team success was the biggest factor. A 5-time All-Star, Jones is one of the most decorated shooting guards ever and deserves an honorable mention.


Alonzo Mourning

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 17.1 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.5 SPG, 2.8 BPG

Honors: 7x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, 2x All-Defensive Team Selection, 2x Defensive Player of the Year, 2x Blocks Champion, Hall of Fame

Mourning encompassed everything about a center that did everything to win. He loved playing defense, even into his late 30's, and is one of the most feared shot-blockers ever. One of the most iconic big men of his era, Alonzo helped the likes of the Miami Heat become championship contenders and eventually won a ring in 2006.


Nikola Jokic

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 18.5 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 6.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Honors: 2020-2021 MVP, 3x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection

It is hard to not include Nikola Jokic as an honorable mention, even if he has only been an All-Star for the past 3 years. The Serbian was the 2021 MVP and is widely regarded as the most dominant passer in his position. In fact, it is hard to remember any big man who could pass like Jokic can at this moment. Other than that, the Nuggets superstar is just getting started and has a chance to climb the ranks before his career is done.


Alex English

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 21.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Honors: 8x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection, 1982-1983 Scoring Champion, Hall of Fame

Alex English amassed over 25,000 points over his career, making him the leading scorer in Nuggets history. The 6’7” small forward had it all: from grace to skill and a very soft touch around the basket. The superstar forward was able to average over 21 PPG over 10 straight seasons without a 3-point shot (21.7%) which goes to show his tremendous knack for getting buckets.


Bob Lanier

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 20.1 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 1.5 BPG

Honors: 8x All-Star, Hall of Fame

Bob Lanier was a 20-10 guy throughout his career, thanks to his well-rounded offensive game. Lanier could score inside with the hook shot and also hit the outside shot which made him a handful to defend. His first All-Star appearance was a solid one, as Lanier averaged 25.7 PPG and 14.2 RPG in only his second season. The Hall of Famer was truly an impact star at 6’11” and deserves a mention for making 8 All-Star Teams as a double-double machine.


Bernard King

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 22.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 4x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection, 1984-1985 Scoring Champion, Hall of Fame

Bernard King had that star factor that could not be ignored. The 6’7” small forward made a living in the post, using a lightning-quick fadeaway jumper to get buckets anytime he wanted, as a member of the Warriors, Knicks, and Bullets. King is mainly remembered for his time with New York, where he led the NBA in scoring at 32.9 PPG in the 1985 season.


Nate Thurmond

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 15.0 PPG, 15.0 RPG, 2.7 APG, 0.5 SPG, 2.1 BPG

Honors: 7x All-Star, 5x All-Defensive Team Selection, Hall of Fame

Nathe Thurmond was a defensive monster who made his name by protecting the rim with vigor and force. His rebound numbers were insane and had 5 straight seasons of averaging over 18 RPG between 1965-1969, and is one of the most legendary defensive players ever. Thurmond’s teammates rave about his impact because he was one of the greatest paint protectors ever.


75. Bill Walton

Bill Walton

Championships: 2

Career Stats: 13.3 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 3.4 APG, 0.8 SPG, 2.2 BPG

Honors: 1976-1977 Finals MVP, 1977-1978 MVP, 2x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, 2x All-Defensive Team Selection, 1976-1977 Blocks Champion, 1967-1977 Rebounding Champion, 1985-1986 Sixth Man of the Year, Hall of Fame

Bill Walton should have had a much longer career, but injuries cut his time in the league very short. Walton was still a dominant player in history and will always be remembered for completely dominating the 1977 Finals. The center dropped 18.5 PPG, 19.0 RPG, and 5.2 APG in the series to complete the season where he also led the NBA in rebounds and blocks. One year later, Walton would capture league MVP and sits comfortably in the Hall of Fame.


74. Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 16.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Honors: 8x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, 1998-1999 Rookie of the Year

Half-Man, Half-Amazing, Vince Carter is one of the league’s most iconic players. Widely regarded as the single greatest dunker of all time, Carter was an immense offensive force in his prime and one of the league's most beloved players. Carter’s style of play would normally result in highlight-reel-worthy replays, and he even managed to make an impressive 8 All-Star selections over his 22-year career. Quite simply, you cannot tell the story of the NBA without Vince Carter which is why he is a top-75 player.


73. Nate Archibald

Nate Archibald

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 18.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 7.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.1 BPG

Honors: 6x All-Star, 5x All-NBA Team Selection, 1972-1973 Scoring Champion, 1972-1973 Assist Champion, Hall of Famer

Nate “Tiny” Archibald is one of the game's most talented players at his position. His stats and impact on the game, especially offensively, are the stuff of legends. Archibald was the first player to lead the league both in points and assists (34.0 PPG and 11.4 APG in 1973), essentially being the complete offensive package in every area. Despite standing at only 6'1", Archibald used his tremendous quickness and creativity to put the ball in the hole consistently. When it comes to overall offensive dominance, Tiny ranks among the best ever at the point guard position.


72. Dave Cowens

Dave Cowens

Championships: 2

Career Stats: 17.6 PPG, 13.6 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.9 BPG

Honors: 1972-1973 MVP, 8x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection, 3x All-Defensive Team Selection, 1970-1971 Rookie of the Year, Hall of Fame

Cowens was a Boston Celtics legend who won 2 NBA titles, made 8 All-Star teams, and was the league MVP in 1972-1973. As a valued member of the Hall of Fame, Cowens accomplished everything in the game of basketball over 11 seasons before hanging it up in 1983. The left-handed center was an awkward one to defend against, and his statistics scream All-Star caliber which makes him a top-75 player of all-time.


71. Paul Arizin

Paul Arizin

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 22.8 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.3 APG

Honors: 10x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection, 2x Scoring Champion, Hall of Fame

Arizin makes this list as a pioneer for the sport when he basically introduced the jump-shot to the league. In fact, he mastered the jump shot and led the league in scoring twice. Not to mention, Arizin made the All-Star team every year he played in the league and ultimately helped make the NBA what it is today.


70. Pete Maravich

Pete Maravich

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 24.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 5x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection, 1976-1977 Scoring Champion, Hall of Fame

The late and great Pistol Pete Maravich was a special shooting guard because he was as natural a sharpshooter as one could get. Maravich was also a supremely gifted playmaker who was an entire offensive machine on his own. Completing 10 incredible seasons, Maravich would make 5 All-Star appearances and lead the NBA in scoring in 1977 at 31.1 PPG. Just like Paul Arizin, Maravich was one of the pioneers for making the NBA more renowned.


69. Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Championships: 2

Career Stats: 19.2 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 0.8 SPG, 1.0 BPG

Honors: 11x All-Star, 2006-2007 All-NBA Team Selection

Chris Bosh has two rings as the third option of a Miami Heat superteam led by LeBron James, but he also had a great career with the Toronto Raptors as the number one option. Chris Bosh averaged his career-best 24.0 PPG and 10.8 RPG in his final season with the Raptors, making it clear that he had sensational talent that would see him end up in the Hall of Fame. Two championships later, Bosh accomplished nearly everything in the game including 11 All-Star Teams and is a top-75 player with ease.


68. Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili

Championships: 4

Career Stats: 13.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 2x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, 2007-2008 Sixth Man of the Year

Manu Ginobili earns his spot in the top-75 list because of his global impact as a foreign superstar in the NBA, and for his dominance as an international player. Manu was a part of the Big Three with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker and happened to win 4 championships. A player of Ginobili’s skill could have started every game and made more All-Star Teams, but he sacrificed to come off the bench to give the Spurs an advantage which ultimately worked out.


67. Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard: "I Would Like To Play For The Lakers, But I Don't Want To Play For Free Anymore."

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 16.2 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1.9 BPG

Honors: 8x All-Star, 8x All-NBA Team Selection, 5x All-Defensive Team Selection, 3x Defensive Player of the Year, 5x Rebounding Champion, 2x Blocks Champion

One cannot deny how great Dwight was in his prime as he carried an Orlando Magic squad to the NBA Finals in 2009. Other than that, Dwight was a 3-time Defensive Player of the Year and one of the best defensive players ever due to his shot-blocking and paint presence. Even after he left Orlando, Howard would make 2 more All-Star Teams before winning his first championship as a role player with the Lakers in 2020.


66. Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

Championships: 5

Career Stats: 7.3 PPG, 13.1 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Honors: 2x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, 8x All-Defensive Team Selection, 2x Defensive Player of the Year, 7x Rebounding Champion, Hall of Fame

Rodman had success with both the Pistons and Bulls, winning a total of 5 NBA rings as the defensive stopper for both teams. Rodman had the most hustle of any player ever, fighting for every loose ball and doing the things that do not show up on the stat sheet. Not to mention, Rodman is regarded as the most dominant rebounder ever after leading the league 7 straight times as a member of the Pistons, Spurs, and Bulls. The eccentric big man is one of the top-75 players ever and there is no question about that.


65. Tracy McGrady

NBA Fan Asks Is There Any Player Who Can Repeat Tracy McGrady's Move Since 1997

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 19.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.9 BPG

Honors: 7x All-Star, 7x All-NBA Team Selection, 2000-2001 Most Improved Player, 2x Scoring Champion, Hall of Fame

If Tracy McGrady would have stayed healthy over his career, we might be talking about a top-3 shooting guard to have ever played the game. T-Mac was on par with Kobe Bryant as the greatest offensive scorer in his prime because he could rise and shoot over any defender or attack the rim. McGrady was also a clutch offensive player who came through for his team when needed, although his greatest skill might have even been his natural playmaking ability that was underappreciated.


64. Tony Parker

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Championships: 4

Career Stats: 15.5 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 5.6 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.1 BPG

Honors: 2006-2007 Finals MVP, 6x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection

Parker is supremely accomplished, and a true professional at the point guard position. The greatest French player to ever play basketball, the 6’1” point guard might be one of the fastest players with the ball we have ever seen. It was Parker who helped transform the Spurs into an even more formidable force because his partnership with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili was the reason behind 4 championships together.


63. Dolph Schayes

Dolph Schayes

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 18.5 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 3.1 APG

Honors: 3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, 1950-1951 Rebounding Champion, Hall of Fame

Dolph Schayes was an All-Star big man who not only made the Hall of Fame but also ended his career as a 12-time All-Star and 12-time All-NBA Team performer. Over his career, Schayes averaged 18.5 PPG and 12.1 RPG over 15 years, using his patented turnaround jumper and defensive aggression to dominate the opposition. Capturing an NBA title in 1977-1978, Schayes is among the greatest old-school power forwards ever.


62. Earl Monroe

Earl Monroe

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 18.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 4x All-Star, 1968-1969 All-NBA Team Selection, 1967-1968 Rookie of the Year, Hall of Fame

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe just made the game look beautiful, and is one of the most widely respected players of his generation. His flashy style of play alone gives him a spot on the top-75 players’ list, regardless of his success as an NBA champion and multiple-time All-Star. Monroe was so great, that both the New York Knicks and Baltimore Bullets retired his number because of the electricity he brought to these two stadiums.


61. Damian Lillard

NBA Rumors- Damian Lillard Wants To Play With "Super-Athletic And Mobile Big Man.”

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 24.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.6 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 6x All-Star, 6x All-NBA Team Selection, 2012-2013 Rookie of the Year

Damian Lillard cracks the top-75 list, even if he never played in an NBA Finals because his offensive firepower at the point guard position is legendary. The Trail Blazers superstar started his career winning Rookie of the Year and has blossomed into a top-2 point guard in the league right now. The future Hall of Famer has a lot left to accomplish in this game and could end up higher on the list when his career is done.


60. Pau Gasol

41-Year-Old Pau Gasol Turns Back The Clock To His LA Laker Days Against Team USA

Championships: 2

Career Stats: 17.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 3.2 APG, 0.5 SPG, 1.6 BPG

Honors: 6x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection, 2001-2002 Rookie of the Year

Pau won two straight NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and also had an amazing career with the Spanish National Team, but many forget he is also one of the best players in Memphis Grizzlies history. Pau was a great big man, using a mix of finesse and his height to dominate the post, and had the exceptional passing ability for a big man. Pau Gasol will be a Hall of Famer and is without a doubt one of the best power forwards of his generation.


59. Robert Parish

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Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco/ALLSPORT

Championships: 4

Career Stats: 14.5 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.8 SPG, 1.5 BPG

Honors: 9x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, Hall of Fame

Robert Parish was an excellent two-way big man who was critical to the Boston Celtics winning 4 NBA titles with him manning the middle. Parish is a valued member of the Hall of Fame and was a great rebounder and shot-blocker over his career which lasted an incredible 21 seasons. His longevity and success over his illustrious career are truly exceptional, and the 4-time NBA champion will forever be a top-75 player.


58. Kyrie Irving

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Championships: 1

Career Stats: 22.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 5.7 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.4 BPG

Honors: 7x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection, 2011-2012 Rookie of the Year

One of the most electrifying point guards of all time, Kyrie Irving might also be the best ball-handler ever. Starting his career with the Cavaliers, Irving developed into an offensive superstar and helped LeBron James bring a championship to the city of Cleveland. His clutch shooting and ability to create offense make him a top-75 player ever, and hardly anyone can argue that.


57. Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 10.8 PPG, 14.0 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Honors: 1977-1978 Finals MVP, 1968-1969 MVP, 5x All-Star, 1968-1969 All-NBA Team Selection, 1974-1975 Rebounding Champion, 1968-1969 Rookie of the Year, Hall of Fame

Wes Unseld was an absolute bruiser when he played in the league. The 6’7” center was a fantastic rebounder, a great passer, and a dominant defensive player over 13 seasons. Unseld captured an NBA title and NBA Finals MVP in 1977, along with the league MVP and Rookie of the Year award. Clearly, Unseld is a top-10 center ever and one of the icons of “old-school center basketball with individual accolades that will stand the test of time.


56. Ray Allen

Ray Allen Isn't A Fan Of The 3-Point Revolution: "The Mid-Range Game Is Being Lost."

Championships: 2

Career Stats: 18.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG

Honors: 10x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, Hall of Fame

A supremely gifted shooter and scorer, Ray Allen still has the case for being the best shooter in NBA history. He ranks 1st in all-time threes made after the legend surpassed Reggie Miller, and only one could imagine how many threes Allen would have swished through if he played in today’s game. Ray Allen earned both his NBA titles, winning one as a member of the Boston Celtics Big Three in 2008 and later as a clutch role player for the Miami Heat in 2013.


55. Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

Championships: 2

Career Stats: 18.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 6.1 APG, 1.9 SPG, 0.2 BPG

Honors: 7x All-Star, 6x All-NBA Team Selection, 7x All-Defensive Team Selection, Hall of Famer

Frazier was a New York Knicks legend and an absolute phenom at the point guard position. He brought flash, style, scoring, and dominance to the court for a position that was heavily regarded back then. His classic confrontation with Jerry West in the 1970 NBA Finals was also a gem for NBA fans, as the Knicks would capture the NBA title behind Frazier’s double-double. “Mr. Cool” is a bonafide Hall of Fame player and one of the most iconic players to grace the court.


54. Willis Reed

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Championships: 2

Career Stats: 18.7 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1.1 BPG

Honors: 2x Finals MVP, 1969-1970 MVP, 7x All-Star, 5x All-NBA Team Selection, 1969-1970 All-Defensive Team Selection, 1964-1965 Rookie of the Year, Hall of Fame

Talk about a player who came up big in crucial moments, Reed won 2 Finals MVPs and 2 NBA titles with the New York Knicks. As one of the most respected and accomplished winners in the history of the league, Reed is a valued member of the Hall of Fame and a 7-time All-Star who is on the top ten list of the greatest centers ever.


53. Reggie Miller

'Reggie Miller Would Average 30 Just On Threes Alone,' Says Former Teammate

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 18.2 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG

Honors: 5x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Team Selection, Hall of Fame

Reggie Miller’s statistics and accolades look a bit underwhelming for a top-75 player ever, but his impact as a clutch player and outside shooter is the reason his name transcends the game. Miller was a franchise player for the majority of his career and was absolutely dominant whenever the game was on the line. Before Stephen Curry emerged, Reggie was considered the best shooter of all time.


52. Carmelo Anthony

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Championships: 0

Career Stats: 23.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Honors: 10x All-Star, 6x All-NBA Team Selection, 2012-2013 Scoring Champion

Carmelo Anthony may have had a rough patch as his career progressed, but we cannot forget how dominant he was as a member of the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks. With Denver, Melo was one of the top-5 talents in the league and even made it to the Western Conference Finals. He helped bring championship contention back to New York as well, and in terms of all-around scoring ability, Anthony is one of the all-time greats.


51. Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 19.7 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.6 BPG

Honors: 2007-2008 Finals MVP, 10x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection, Hall of Fame

Paul Pierce has a proven track record of being an All-Star scorer, winner, and clutch performer. "The Truth" was rewarded for his loyalty when he won Finals MVP with a Boston Celtics team that also featured Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Other than championship gold, Paul Pierce was one of the innovators for the step-back jumper and could pull it off without much explosiveness. As a result, the small forward is one of the greatest 75 players who have ever played the game.


50. George Gervin

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Credit: Spurs.com

Championships: 0

Career Stats: 26.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.8 BPG

Honors: 9x All-Star, 7x All-NBA Team Selection, 4x Scoring Champion, Hall of Fame

George Gervin, before Kevin Durant, was the first slender athletic scorer that dominated defenses for years. Gervin was a scoring machine, winning 3 straight scoring titles and capturing 4 overall. His career scoring average of 26.2 points per game is among the game’s best as is his combined NBA/ABA total of 26,595 points. Gervin’s track record as a scorer is truly sensational and is one of the best scorers ever.


49. Kevin McHale

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Championships: 3

Career Stats: 17.9 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.7 APG, 0.4 SPG, 1.7 BPG

Honors: 7x All-Star, 1986-1987 All-NBA Team Selection, 6x All-Defensive Team Selection, 2x 6th Man of the Year, Hall of Fame

McHale was one of the best post scorers of all time and had arguably the most unstoppable inside game in history. He got it done on both ends of the floor because he was extremely long and very skilled with his scoring and awareness of the game. McHale was also surprisingly explosive with his moves, making him unguardable in every sense of the world. McHale is easily a top-ten power forward ever and has the humbling label of being the best player that Charles Barkley had ever played against.


48. Russell Westbrook

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Championships: 0

Career Stats: 23.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 8.5 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Honors: 2016-2017 MVP, 9x All-Star, 9x All-NBA Team Selection, 2x Scoring Champion, 3x Assist Champion

Russell Westbrook is already inching closer to the top-five list of all-time greatest point guards, although it might be difficult to crack it. A championship (or two) with the Lakers could get him over the hump because he is a superstar scorer, rebounder, and playmaker with possibly the highest motor of anyone on this list. Other than Derrick Rose, it is hard to remember a more athletic point guard as well. An MVP, 2 scoring titles, and 9 All-NBA Team selections make Westbrook a top-50 player of all time.


47. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Championships: 1

Career Stats: 23.9 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.4 SPG, 2.3 BPG

Honors: 8x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team Selection, 4x All-Defensive Team Selection, 3x Blocks Champion

Anthony Davis is a unique player because he has all the tools to truly become the greatest power forward of all time. He has the stats, has already made 8 All-Star teams, and gets it done on both ends as a superstar player. Clearly, his potential is unlimited. The only issue for Davis is his inability to keep healthy because a few more championships and he will start being mentioned alongside the likes of Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, and Charles Barkley at his position.


46. James Worthy

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Championships: 3

Career Stats: 17.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Honors: 1987-1988 Finals MVP, 7x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Selection, Hall of Fame

James Worthy always had his best games when the pressure was at its highest, and he delivered on both ends of the floor to help his team win. Worthy is mainly remembered for his 1987-1988 title run where he was the best player on the floor for the Lakers by averaging 22.0 PPG and 7.4 RPG. He won a nice 3 NBA rings and will go down in history as a Lakers icon forever.


45. Bob McAdoo

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