Top Ten Biggest NBA Players of All Time – The NBA has a rich history, dating back nearly 68 years, full of decorated organizations and players. During that time, we’ve seen our fair share of greats come and go, but which players in the game’s history stand out above the rest? Do any famous superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get the cut? Let’s take a look at the ten greatest players in NBA history and find out.
List of Top Ten Biggest NBA Players of All Time 2016 Ranking
|1||Jefferson, Al||Charlotte Bobcats||289|
|2||Davis, Glen||Orlando Magic||289|
|3||Bynum, Andrew||Cleveland Cavaliers||281|
|4||Pekovic, Nikola||Minnesota Timberwolves||280|
|5||Hibbert, Roy||Indiana Pacers||279|
|6||Drummond, Andre||Detroit Pistons||275|
|7||Mullens, Byron||Los Angeles Clippers||275|
|8||Gasol, Pau||Los Angeles Lakers||275|
|9||Pachulia, Zaza||Milwaukee Bucks||275|
|10||Perkins, Kendrick||Oklahoma City Thunder||275|
10. Hakeem Olajuwon
The smoothest big man the league has ever seen. Olajuwon could do absolutely anything he wanted on the offensive end, and blocked shots at a high rate to boot. Hakeem Olajuwon was an NBA MVP, two-time NBA Finals MVP, and three-time NBA blocks champion. He holds the NBA record for blocks at 3830.
9. Shaquille O’Neal
Got his fourth ring as Dwyane Wade’s giant sidekick in Miami and stuck around long enough to get 15 All-Star teams and also rank fifth on the league’s occupation scoring list. During Shaq’s prime, there was not anything on earth that could slow him down but that darn free throw line. His size and strength made him a nightmare for defenses. Shaq was a guy you could make a team around and win 60 games. He was an irresistible force around the basket, leading the Lakers to three titles.
8. Tim Duncan
His style of play is natural and down to earth. Nothing flashy, Duncan stays quiet on the court, but His accomplishments speak for themselves: two MVPs, four titles, 13 straight seasons on both an All-NBA and All-Defensive team. Turn about bank shot is his Trademark Shot. Duncan was and still is, a once in a lifetime supporter and leader. Also is by far the biggest power forward in the tale of basketball, With All His Achievements he is the most underappreciated player basketball has ever seen.
7. Wilt Chamberlain
The 7 foot 1 inch Wilt, ‘The Stilt/Big Dipper’ Chamberlain statistically was the most dominant player the league will ever see. He is one of the best players around, unstoppable, and the best big man of all time.
6. LeBron James
Once a high-flying dunker, James is now a prolific jump shooter and phenomenal defender. His heart translates to him taking control of late game situations and his game winning shots are always mind blowing.
5. Larry Bird
12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times. The first member of the 50/90/40 club, He played his entire professional career in Boston, winning three NBA championships. The bird was one of the most entertaining and confident players to suit up in the 80s, was the most versatile forward ever to play the game. He was one of the greatest shooters and most clutch player in history. He could beat you without scoring. He helped put the NBA on the national television map with his rivalry against Magic Johnson.
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA’s all-time starting scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a discharged American professional basketball player. He played in the NBA for two full decades. In the 1970s, he was the best player in the league. He unleashed the most devastating shot the NBA has ever seen, using the sky hook to score many of his league points.
3. Magic Johnson
Johnson’s passing ability was only surreal; He made the art of passing fashionable in the NBA. No 6’10″ player should be able to play point guard with such grace and skill, yet Magic broke that unspoken rule. Magic Johnson was the only player who one-upped Larry Bird during the 80s. If he did not share an era with Larry Bird, Johnson surely would have got more than five championships and three MVPs. He would have kept the ’80s by himself.
2. Bill Russell
It’s true that Russell played with a lot of great players, including Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, and Tommy Heinsohn. He played during a time when it was difficult to be an African-American in the city of Boston. He won eleven championships in 13 seasons a feat unmatched in major American sport. Also, Got 11 NBA titles, 5 MVP awards, Olympic Gold and I think an NCAA title at San Francisco.
1. Michael Jordan
What he did for the game of basketball was unparalleled, and very few argue where he belongs. MJ is the biggest basketball player this world has ever seen. He entertained with his aerial exploits, awed with his competitive fire and charmed with his incredible charisma. He won six championships upon John Stockton, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, and other Hall-of-Famers. Also won five MVPs and ten scoring titles, Jordan only adjusted his game and got better. He was the ultimate leader, the primary scorer, and the ultimate defender. Every aspiring basketball player of the 90s donned his signature jersey and shoes, and the Chicago Bulls became the iconic team of basketball.