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Top 10 Basketball Player of All Time

Here is an amazing list of the Top 10 Basketball Players of All Time !!!!

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#10 Karl Malone

#10 Karl Malone

Karl Anthony Malone also known as "The Mailman" played power forward. He also shoots with his right hand. He spend his first 18 seasons with the Utah Jazz but later finished his seasons with the Los Angles Lakers. He was a 2 time Most Value Player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) years 1997 and 1999, a 14 time All-Star years 1988-1998, and years 2000-2002, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team years 1988-1999. He was also a member of the All- NBA Second Team years 1988, 2000. He was also a 3 time member of All-Defensive First Team years 1997-1999. He also was a member of the All- Defensive Second Team year 1988,. To add more to the list he was a member of the NBA All- Rookie Team year 1985. He was also one of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Finally if that wasn't enough he was a 2 time Olympic gold medalist years 1992 and 1996. He is considered among the greatest power forwards in NBA history.

For more info please visit: http://www.nba.com/history/players/malonek_summary.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Malone

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#9 Moses Malone

#9 Moses Malone

Moses Eugene Malone ( Chairman of the Boards) or (Big Mo) starred in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time NBA MVP years 1979, 1982, 1983 and one of the NBA's 50 greatest players year 1996. , Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2001);He won the NBA champion in year 1983 and was the NBA Finals MVP in year 1983; He was a 4 time member of the All-NBA First Team years 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985); Also a 4 time member of All-NBA Second Team year 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987). To add to the list he was a member of the NBA's All-Defensive First Team year 1983. Also a member of the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team year 1979. To add to that he was a 12-time All-Star years 1978-1989. By the time Malone retired after 19 seasons in the NBA he was the last former ABA player active and held numerous distinctions in both leagues, including a championship ring and NBA finals MVP trophy won with the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Malone and http://www.nba.com/history/players/malonem_summary.html

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#9 Hakeem Olajuwon

#9 Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon "The Dream". Born in Lagos, Nigeria and traveled to the United States to play basketball. He was a 2 time NBA champion years 1994, and 1995); he was the NBA Finals MVP both years 1994, 1995; He was also the NBA MVP year 1994; Named Defensive Player of Year 1993, and 1994); He was a 6 time member of All-NBA First Team 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997; Also a 3 time member of All-NBA Second Team year 1986, 1990, '1996; Also a 3 time member of NBA's Third Team year 1991, 1995, 1999); Also a 5 time member of All-Defensive First Team years 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994). To add to this spectacular list he was also a 12-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist year 1996 ; He was named One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakeem_Olajuwon and http://www.nba.com/history/players/olajuwon_summary.html

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#7 Oscar Robertson

#7 Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson " The Big O". He was born in poverty in Charlotte, Tennessee and grew up in a segregated housing project in Indianapolis Played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980; He won a NBA champion in 1971; Won the NBA MVP in 1964; Was a nine-time member of the All-NBA First Team 1961-1969; Also a 2 time member of the All-NBA Second Team 1970 and 1971; He was also Rookie of Year in 1961; He was a 12-time All-Star years 1961-1972; He is also a 3 time All-Star MVP years 1961, 1964, and 1969); He was one of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996; He was also an Olympic gold medalist year 1960.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Robertson and http://www.nba.com/history/players/robertson_summary.html

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#6 Larry Bird

#6 Larry Bird

Larry Bird "The Hick From French Lick".He played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since retiring as a player, he has been a mainstay in the Indiana Pacers organization, currently serving as team president. He was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in year 1998; Won 3 NBA champion years 1981, 1984, 1986); He was a 2 time NBA Finals MVP year 1984, 1986; He was also a 3 time NBA MVP year 1984, 1985, 1986); He was also a Nine-time member for the All-NBA First Team year 1980-1988); Also a member of All-NBA Second Team year 1990; Don't forget that he was also a 3 time member of the All-Defensive Second Team year 1982, 1983, 1984); He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year year 1980; Elected One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History year 1996; He was also an Olympic gold medalist year 1992.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Bird and http://www.nba.com/history/players/bird_summary.html

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#5 Wilt Chamberlain

#5 Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain "“Wilt the Stilt" He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA); he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. He was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978; He won 2 NBA champion year 1967, 1972); He was a NBA Finals MVP 1972), He also was a 4 time NBA MVP 1960, 1966, 1967, 1068; He was a 7 time member of the All-NBA First Team 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968; He was also a member of the Second Team in 1963, 1965, 1972); He was also a 2 time member of the All-Defensive First Team year 1972, and 1973; He was named Rookie of Year in 1960; He was named One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilt_Chamberlain and http://www.nba.com/history/players/chamberlain_bio.html

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#4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

#4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. He was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995; He won 6 NBA champion 1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), He was a 6 time NBA MVP 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980); He was an astonishing 10 time member of the All-NBA First Team in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986; He was also a 5 time member of the All-NBA Second Team year 1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985); He was also a 5 time member of the All-Defensive First Team in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981); To add to that he was also a 6 tie member of the All-Defensive Second Team in 1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984); He was named Rookie of the Year in 1970; He was also a 19-time All-Star; Named One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareem_Abdul-Jabbar and http://www.nba.com/history/players/abduljabbar_summary.html

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#3 Magic Johnson

#3 Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson " Magic". He played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons. He was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002; He won 5 NBA champion years 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988); He was the NBA Finals MVP three times years 1980, 1982, 1987; He was named the NBA MVP also 3 time years 1987, 1989, 1990; He was a nine-time member of the all-NBA First Team year 1983 - 1991) He was also a member of the All-NBA Second Team 1982; He was a 12-time All-Star; He is also a 2 time All-Star MVP year 1990, 1992; He won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1992; He is also an Olympic gold medalist year 1992; He was named one of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Johnson and http://www.nba.com/history/players/johnsonm_summary.html

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#2 Bill Russell

#2 Bill Russell

Bill Russell "Bill Russell Era:. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1956 to 1969. He was elected to Naismith Basketball Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975; He won 11 NBA champion 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969); He was also a 5 time NBA MVP years 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965 ; He was also a three time member of the All-NBA First Team year 1959, 1963, 1965; He was also a n 8 time member of the All-NBA Second Team 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968; He was also a member of the NBA All-Defensive Team in 1969; Also he was a 12-time NBA All-Star years 1958- 1969; He was also an All-Star Game MVP in 1963; He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996; To add to the outstanding list he was also an Olympic gold medalist in 1956.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Russell and http://www.nba.com/history/players/russell_summary.html

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#1 Michael Jordan!!!!!!

#1 Michael Jordan!!!!!!

Micheal Jordon "His Airness". He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards . Six-time NBA champion years 1991-1993, 1996- 1998); He is also a 4 time NBA MVP 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998); He is also a 10-time member of the All-NBA First Team year 1987-93, 1996-98; He is also a member of the All-NBA Second Team 1985; He was also the Defensive Player of the Year in 1988; He was a Nine-time member of the All-Defensive First Team in 1988- 1993, 1996-1998); He was also named Rookie of the Year in 1985; He was also a 14-time All-Star and a 3 time All-Star MVP years 1988, 1996, 1998); He was named one of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996; He was also a Two-time Olympic gold medalist in 1984, and 1992.

For more information please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jordan and http://www.nba.com/history/players/jordan_summary.html