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The Best Basketball Players in the History of the World

We want to introduce you the ranking of the best basketball players in the history of the world. Just take a look…

15. Charles Barkley– he is at 18th position of his career points among all players, 18th in steals and 16th in rebounds. Charles Barkley got two golden medals playing in the great NBA team that was called NBA Dream Team. He finished his career in 2000 as one of the best NBA players who have 20,000 pts, 10,000 rebounds, 4,000 assists.

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14. Moses Malone– he is 6th all time in the number of points, 21st in blocks and 5th in rebounds. He was a three times MVP, he won the NBA Finals as well and MVP Finals in 1983 playing for Philladelphia 76ers.

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13. John Stockton– This is undoubtedly on of the best basketball players in the history of the world. He is 1st in assists and steals ever. He got two golden medals as part of the NBA Dream Team. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

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12. Hakeem Olajuwan– Inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2008. He is at 8th position all time in points, 1st in blocks, 8th in steals, 11th in rebounds. He won NBA Finals two times playing for Houston Rockets. We should mention also he is only player who won NBA Finals MVP, MVP, Defensive MVP. He achieved these all only in the 1992-1994 season.

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11. Earvin “Magic” Johnson– he is at 4th position of in assists, 15th in steals all time. This great player was playing for Lakers and won with them 5 NBA Finals. While his the best, rookie season he was the Finals MVP. Magic was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2002.

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10. Lebron James– He got MVP title in 2009. Lebron has made All-Star team. He became also the youngest player in history of NBA who scored 40 pts in one game, 1,000 career pts, and also 10,000 career pts.

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9. Shaquille O’Neal– big guy but he is not in NBA. He is 5th in getting points ever, 7th in blocks and 15th in rebounds. Shaq has got one MVP and four NBA Finals.

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8. Karl Malone– Malone is next great NBA player who is 2nd in the number of getting points and 6th in rebounds as well. He won two MVP titles. He is known as one of the most powerful players ever.

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7. Kobe Bryant– he is 27th in steals and 17th in number of points. Bryant is very fast and energetic player. He got MVP title in 2008. He is playing for Lakers and won two NBA finals with them. He can change the final score of the match on his own. He is a real basketball fighter and one of the best basketball players in the history of the world.

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6. Oscar Robertson– he is a 9th position in number of points. He is also one of the best in assists at 5th position on the list. He is unique because he achieved triple-double for one whole season as only one in the history of NBA. He won the Finals of NBA in season 1970-1971. Oscar Robertson got also one NBA MVP. He has stayed in the Hall of Fame since 2006.

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5. Larry Bird– he is at 24th position in number of points ever. He got NBA MVP titles three times. Larry Bird won NBA Finals three times and he got two NBA MVPs as well. According to many, Bird is the best player who ever play the basketball. He got his place inside the Hall of Fame in 1998.

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4. Wilt Chamberlain– He stayed among the Hall of Fame in 1976. He is 1st in rebounds and 4th all time in number of points. Wilt Chamberlain has got the NBA record that is the title for most number of points in one game. He got 100 pts and 55 rebounds in a game. He won League MVPs four times.

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3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar– he is at 1st position in number of points ever, 3rd in blocking shots and 3rd in rebounds. Abdul-Jabbar got six MVPs titles and he won six NBA finals as well. In two of them he was Finals MVP. You can find him in the Hall of Fame since 2007.

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2. Bill Russell– he is at 2nd position in rebounds. He won NBA Championships 11 times that score is a record ever. He got NBA MVPs five times as well. He is into Hall of Fame since 2007. Undoubtedly, one of the best.

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1. Michael Jordan– everyone knows his name. Probably, he is the most famous player ever. He is at 3rd position in number of points. He is also on the top of steals, 2nd on the list. Together with USA team he got two Olympic titles. The USA team was called then dream team. He won NBA Championships six times and also six MVPs. Jordan is called the best basketball player of recent times, according to ESPN.

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