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10 best basketball players

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#10 Best all time

#10 Best all time

#10 Hakeem Olajuwon is a 2 NBA championship with a two time finals MVP finally with one MVP of the entire league. Hakeem averaged 3.3 blocks a game and is known as one of the best defenders off all time. He is the only player in NBA history to win regular season MVP, Finals MVP, and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season (1994).

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#9 All time

#9 All time

Shaq has played for many teams in his entire career. Shaq has 4 NBA titles, 3 finals MVP, and 1 regular season MVP. Shaq led the Las Angles Lakers to 3 consecutive NBA championships winning all 3 finals MVP's in the process. He was selected 14 all star games.

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#8 all time

#8 all time

Tim Ducnan has been apart of many championships in his career. He has won 4 NBA titles, 3 Finals MVP, and 2 regular season MVP's. He had a perfect finals record for 3 years until it was destroyed in a 7 game series by the Miami Heat.Tim Duncan was selected for 14 All-NBA and All-NBA defensive teams.

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#7 All time

#7 All time

Wilt Chamberlain is most remembered as the 100 point game. He has awards like 2 NBA Championships, 1 Finals MVP, and 4 regular season MVP's in his entire Career. In the 1961-1962 season he averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds. He was a man among boys.

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#6 All time

#6 All time

Lebron James can be known as the King of this era for basketball. Lebron has 2 NBA titles with both Finals MVP's and he has won 4 NBA league MVP's. King James" has developed into a great two-way player, being named to 9 All-NBA and 5 All-Defensive Teams.

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#5 all time

#5 all time

Larry Bird is one of the best 3 point shooters of all time. He has been awarded 3 NBA titles, 2 of the Final MVP's and 3 final's MVP's. Whatever he lacked in athleticism, he made up for with his basketball IQ, great skills—including that deadly jump shot—and fierce competitiveness.

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#4 all time

#4 all time

Kareem Abdul- Jabbar is one of the best big men of his ERA. He has recorded 6 NBA titles, 2 finals MVP's and 6 regular season MVP's. He is the all time leading scorer in the history of the NBA. He got 15 All-NBA selections, 11 All-Defense selections, 19 All-Star appearances.

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#3 all time

#3 all time

Magic Johnson is one of the most well known basketball players because he has AIDS. He has received 5 NBA championships, 3 of those were finals MVP's, 3 regular season MVP's. Magic's 12.3 assists ranks first all-time in the playoffs. In his 14-year career, he got 10 All-NBA selections.

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#2 all time

#2 all time

Bill Russell is known as one of the best defenders that has ever played the game. During his career he racked up 11 NBA championships and 5 regular season MVP's. His 11-championship count may be the safest record in the NBA game.

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#1 all time

#1 all time

MJ is probably the most well known person to ever play basketball ever. He scored 6 NBA titles, and he won finals MVP for all 6 of those championships. He has won 5 regular season MVP. He has the most memorable play as the flu game where he played with the flu. Also he won the dunk competition with a dunk from the free throw line.

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Work Cited

Works Cited

“All-Time #NBArank: Counting down the Greatest Players Ever.” ESPN, ESPN Internet Ventures, 3 Mar. 2016, www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankalltime/greatest-players-ever.

Altenor, Emmanuel. “10 Greatest NBA Players of All Time.” Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report, 26 Jan. 2017, bleacherreport.com/articles/1795233-10-greatest-nba-players-of-all-time.

Lynch, Andrew. “Ranking the 25 Greatest Players in NBA History.” FOX Sports, Sporting News, 20 Oct. 2016, www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/ranking-the-25-greatest-players-in-nba-history-100716