Top 10 Greatest NBA Players of All Time

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    Posted on Monday, Oct 02, 2017
    1. Michael Jordan 6. Wilt Chamberlain
    2. Magic Johnson 7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    3. LeBron James 8. Bill Russell
    4. Kobe Bryant 9. Oscar Robertson
    5. Larry Byrd 10. Hakeem Olajuwon
     




     

    One of the most debated topics is how the top 10 players of all time in the NBA shake out. Here’s my list. Take it or leave it, the only thing that you have to know is that the man on top is never coming down. You can’t beat a ghost and nobody ever will (frankly 6-0 in the finals speaks for itself.) MJ is the real king (Sorry LeBron). Some argue that Bill Russel’s 11 titles makes him the best but it’s hard to say. In my opinion, each of these players came to be the best player in the world in their era. And even though some of them played in the same era (Byrd and Magic, LeBron and Kobe) they hit their primes at different times. It’s impossible to pit them against each other and until we invent a time machine, it will never happen.

    How can someone compare Michael Jordan’s six titles with Oscar Robertson averaging a triple double or with Bill Russell’s eleven championships? Each one of these players were truly a gift to watch and I really wish I had gotten the opportunity to see all of them play live. These players took teams that missed the playoffs and single handedly took them to the championship. They fought through double teams and triple teams and took last second shots to win games.
     
    By Thomas Wallace, College of Engineering
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