10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time

10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time

The National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams and is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

It is the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world. It was founded in 1946 in Yew York, United States. Its headquarters is in the United States.

10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time

1. Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. His biography on the official National Basketball Association website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.”

He was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He has a height of 6.49ft (1.98 m).

According to Forbes, Jordan has a net worth of $1.6 billion in 2022.

10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan | Twitter (@chicagobulls)

2. LeBron James

LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Nicknamed “King James”, he is widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history and is often compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player ever.

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He was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, United States. His height is 6.75ft (2.06 m), and his salary in 2022 is 41.18 million.

10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time
LeBron James | Getty Images

3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member.

He was born on April 16, 1947, in New York, New York, United States, and has a height of 7.15ft (2.18 m).

4. Magic Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is an American former professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He is often regarded as the best point guard of all time. Johnson was born on August 14, 1959, in Lansing, Michigan, United States, and has a height of 6.75ft (2.06 m).

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Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson | Pinterest

5. Wilt Chamberlain

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was an American professional basketball player who played as a center, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport’s history.

He was born on August 21, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and died on October 12, 1999, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 63. His height was 7.08ft (2.16 m).

10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time
Wilt Chamberlain | Wikipedia

6. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, known commonly as “Shaq”, is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. O’Neal is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time.

He was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, United States, and has a height of 7.08ft (2.16 m).

Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal | Tom Hauck /Allsport

7. Bill Russell

William Felton Russell, known professionally as Bill Russell, is an American former professional basketball player who played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.

He was born on February 12, 1934, in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States, and has a height of 6.82ft (2.08 m).

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10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time
Bill Russell | Pinterst

8. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association.

He was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and died on January 26, 2020, in Calabasas, California, United States, at the age of 41. Bryant’s height was 6.49ft (1.98 m).

10 Greatest And Most Famous Basketball Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant | Wikipedia

9. Larry Bird

Larry Joe Bird is an American former professional basketball player, coach and executive in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed “the Hick from French Lick” and “Larry Legend,” Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

He was born on December 7, 1956, in West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States, and has a height of 6.75ft (2.06 m).

Larry Bird
Larry Bird | Pinterest

10. Tim Duncan

Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. Nicknamed “the Big Fundamental”, he is widely regarded as the greatest power forward of all time and one of the greatest players in NBA history.

He spent his entire 19-year playing career with the San Antonio Spurs.

Duncan was born on April 25, 1976, in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and has a height of 6.92ft (2.11 m).

Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan | Pinterest

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