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Top 10 Greatest NBA Players All Time - Axearo Top 10

Top 10 Greatest NBA Players All Time - Axearo Top 10

Top 10 All Time NBA Player in history


The National Basketball Associatio is a professional basketball league in North America. This is the most famous basketball league in the world. This is known around the world as the NBA. There will be 30 teams, including 29 American teams and 1 Canadian team. In this NBA league we can see a large number of the best players who have conquered in the NBA league since the tournament started in 1946.

Let's take a look at the ten greatest players to ever in NBA history.

All Time Player Ranking In NBA History


10. Tim Duncan - San Antonio Spurs (1997-2016)

Best NBA player of All Time

Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. His nickname is the Big Fundamental.
Tim Duncan is known as the greatest power forward of all time. Tim Duncan is one of the greatest player in NBA history. During his 19 years career he played for the San Antonio Spurs.

Career Awards 

  • 5× NBA champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
  • 3× NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005)
  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2002, 2003)
  • 15× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2011, 2013, 2015)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000)
  • 10× All-NBA First Team (1998–2005, 2007, 2013)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2006, 2008, 2009)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2010, 2015)
  • 8× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)
  • 7× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1998, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1998)
  • NBA Teammate of the Year (2015)
  • No. 21 retired by San Antonio Spurs
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2003)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2003)

Career Statistics

Games Played - 1,392 
Games Started - 1,389
Total Points - 26,496
Rebounds - 15,091
Assists - 4,225 

  • Minutes Played - 34
  • Points per Games - 19
  • Field Goals Made - 7.4
  • Field Goals Attempted - 14.6
  • Field Goal Percentage - 50.6
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 0.0
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 0.1
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 17.9
  • Free Throws Made - 4.2
  • Free Throws Attempted - 6.1
  • Free Throw Percentage - 69.6
  • Offensive Rebounds - 2.8
  • Defensive Rebounds - 8.1
  • Rebounds - 10.8
  • Assists - 3.0
  • Steals - 0.7
  • Blocks - 2.2
  • Turnovers - 2.4
  • Personal Fouls - 2.4

09. Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) - 1996-2016

Kobe bryant - Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bean Bryan was an American professional basketball player. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest players to ever emerge in NBA history. He played his 20-year NBA career for the Los Angeles Lakers. During that time he was a player who was directly involved in the team's victories. 

Career Awards

  • 5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009, 2010)
  • 2× NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
  • 18× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016)
  • 4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  • 11× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2001)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
  • 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001, 2002, 2012)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (2006, 2007)
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
  • Nos. 8 & 24 retired by Los Angeles Lakers

Career Statistics

Games Played - 1,346 
Games Started - 1,198
Total Points - 33,643
Rebounds - 7,.047
Assists - 6,306 

  • Minutes Played - 36.1
  • Points per Games - 25
  • Field Goals Made - 8.7
  • Field Goals Attempted - 19.5
  • Field Goal Percentage - 44.7
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 1.4
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 4.1
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 32.9
  • Free Throws Made - 6.2
  • Free Throws Attempted - 7.4
  • Free Throw Percentage - 83.7
  • Offensive Rebounds - 1.1
  • Defensive Rebounds - 4.1
  • Rebounds - 5.2
  • Assists - 4.7
  • Steals - 1.4
  • Blocks - 6.5
  • Turnovers - 3.0
  • Personal Fouls - 2.5

08. Shaquille O'Neal - 1992-2011

Shaquille O'Neal ONE OF ggreatest player all time

Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal is an American former professional basketball player. After retiring from the NBA, he worked as a sports analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA television program. He has represented six teams during his nineteen-year NBA career. Seven feet one inch tall, this player is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Career Awards

  • 4× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2006)
  • 3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)
  • 15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)
  • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)
  • 8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999)
  • 4× All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 2009)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2001, 2003)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)
  • NBA 50th Anniversary Team
  • No. 34 retired by Los Angeles Lakers
  • No. 32 retired by Miami Heat

Career Statistics

Games Played - 1,346 
Games Started - 1,198
Total Points - 33,643
Rebounds - 7,.047
Assists - 6,306 

  • Minutes Played - 36.1
  • Points per Games - 25
  • Field Goals Made - 8.7
  • Field Goals Attempted - 19.5
  • Field Goal Percentage - 44.7
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 1.4
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 4.1
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 32.9
  • Free Throws Made - 6.2
  • Free Throws Attempted - 7.4
  • Free Throw Percentage - 83.7
  • Offensive Rebounds - 1.1
  • Defensive Rebounds - 4.1
  • Rebounds - 5.2
  • Assists - 4.7
  • Steals - 1.4
  • Blocks - 6.5
  • Turnovers - 3.0
  • Personal Fouls - 2.5

07. Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)  - 1979-1992

Larry Joe Bir is an American former professional basketball player, coach and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Luke Bird's nicknames are "the Hick from French Lick" and "Larry Legend". He is one of the best players in the world. Luke Byrd played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 to 1992. He coached the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000.

Larry Joe Bir is an American former professional basketball player, coach and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Larry Bird's nicknames are "the Hick from French Lick" and "Larry Legend". He is one of the best players in the world. Larry Bird played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 to 1992. He coached the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000.

Career Awards

  • 3× NBA champion (1981, 1984, 1986)
  • 2× NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986)
  • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1984–1986)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1980–1988, 1990–1992)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1982)
  • 9× All-NBA First Team (1980–1988)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1990)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982–1984)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1980)
  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1980)
  • 3× NBA Three-Point Contest champion (1986–1988)
  • 2× 50–40–90 club (1987, 1988)
  • AP Athlete of the Year (1986)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 33 retired by Boston Celtics

Career Statistics

Games Played - 897 
Games Started - 870
Total Points - 21,791
Rebounds - 8,974
Assists - 5,695 

  • Minutes Played - 38.4
  • Points per Games - 24.3
  • Field Goals Made - 9.6
  • Field Goals Attempted - 19.5
  • Field Goal Percentage - 46.6
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 0.7
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 1.9
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 37.6
  • Free Throws Made - 4.4
  • Free Throws Attempted - 5.0
  • Free Throw Percentage - 88.6
  • Offensive Rebounds - 2.0
  • Defensive Rebounds - 8.0
  • Rebounds - 10.0
  • Assists - 6.3
  • Steals - 1.7
  • Blocks - 0.8
  • Turnovers - 3.1
  • Personal Fouls - 2.5

06. Wilt Chamberlain - 1957-1973

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was an American professional basketball. He is known as one of the greatest basketball players the world has ever seen. In his sixteen years of sporting career he has represented four NBA teams. He has set several records in NBA history, such as scoring and rebounding. He is the only player in the world to score 100 points in a single NBA game.

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was an American professional basketball. He is known as one of the greatest basketball players the world has ever seen. In his sixteen years of sporting career he has represented four NBA teams. He has set several records in NBA history, such as scoring and rebounding. He is the only player in the world to score 100 points in a single NBA game.

Career Awards

  • 2× NBA champion (1967, 1972)
  • NBA Finals MVP (1972)
  • 4× NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966–1968)
  • 13× NBA All-Star (1960–1969, 1971–1973)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
  • 7× All-NBA First Team (1960–1962, 1964, 1966–1968)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1965, 1972)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)
  • 7× NBA scoring champion (1960–1966)
  • 11× NBA rebounding champion (1960–1963, 1966–1969, 1971–1973)
  • NBA assists leader (1968)
  • NBA 35th Anniversary Team
  • NBA 50th Anniversary Team
  • No. 13 retired by Golden State Warriors
  • No. 13 retired by Philadelphia 76ers
  • No. 13 retired by Los Angeles Lakers
  • No. 13 retired by Harlem Globetrotters

Career Statistics

Games Played - 1045 
Games Started - 1045
Total Points - 31,419
Rebounds - 23,924
Assists - 4,643 

  • Minutes Played - 45.8
  • Points per Games - 30.1
  • Field Goals Made - 12.1
  • Field Goals Attempted - 22.5
  • Field Goal Percentage - 54.0
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - -
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - -
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - -
  • Free Throws Made - 5.8
  • Free Throws Attempted - 11.4
  • Free Throw Percentage - 51.1
  • Offensive Rebounds - -
  • Defensive Rebounds - -
  • Rebounds - 22.9
  • Assists - 4.4
  • Steals - -
  • Blocks - -
  • Turnovers - -
  • Personal Fouls - 2.0

05. Magic Johnson - 1979-2000

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He is former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Johnson is widely regardregarded as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Johnson coached the Los Angeles Lakers in 1994.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He is former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Johnson is widely regardregarded as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Johnson coached the Los Angeles Lakers in 1994. 

Career Awards

  • 5× NBA champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • 3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
  • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1980, 1982–1992)
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992)
  • 9× All-NBA First Team (1983–1991)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1982)
  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1980)
  • 4× NBA assists leader (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987)
  • 2× NBA steals leader (1981, 1982)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1992)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 32 retired by Los Angeles Lakers

Career Statistics

Games Played - 906 
Games Started - 870
Total Points - 17,707
Rebounds - 6,559
Assists - 10,141 

  • Minutes Played - 36.7
  • Points per Games - 19.5
  • Field Goals Made - 6.0
  • Field Goals Attempted - 13.2
  • Field Goal Percentage - 52.0
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 0.4
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 1.2
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 30.3
  • Free Throws Made - 5.5
  • Free Throws Attempted - 6.5
  • Free Throw Percentage - 84.8
  • Offensive Rebounds - 1.8
  • Defensive Rebounds - 5.5
  • Rebounds - 7.2
  • Assists - 11.2
  • Steals - 1.9
  • Blocks - 0.4
  • Turnovers - 3.9
  • Personal Fouls - 2.3

04. Bill Russell (Boston Celtics) - 1956 - 1969

William Felton Russel is an American former professional basketball player. He represented the Boston Celtics team from 1956 to 1969. he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Bill Russell coached the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings.

William Felton Russel is an American former professional basketball player. He represented the Boston Celtics team from 1956 to 1969. he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Bill Russell coached the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings.

Career Awards

  • 11× NBA champion (1957, 1959–1966, 1968, 1969)
  • 5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1958, 1961–1963, 1965)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1958–1969)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1963)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (1959, 1963, 1965)
  • 8× All-NBA Second Team (1958, 1960–1962, 1964, 1966–1968)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969)
  • 4× NBA rebounding champion (1958, 1959, 1964, 1965)
  • NBA 25th Anniversary Team
  • NBA 35th Anniversary Team
  • NBA 50th Anniversary Team
  • No. 6 retired by Boston Celtics

Career Statistics 

Games Played - 963 
Games Started - 963
Total Points - 14,522
Rebounds - 21,620
Assists - 4,100 

  • Minutes Played - 42.3
  • Points per Games - 15.1
  • Field Goals Made - 5.9
  • Field Goals Attempted - 13.4
  • Field Goal Percentage - 44.0
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - -
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - -
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - -
  • Free Throws Made - 3.3
  • Free Throws Attempted - 5.8
  • Free Throw Percentage - 56.1
  • Offensive Rebounds - -
  • Defensive Rebounds - -
  • Rebounds - 22.5
  • Assists - 4.3
  • Steals - -
  • Blocks - -
  • Turnovers - -
  • Personal Fouls - 2.7

03. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 1969-1989

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American former professional basketball player. He has played for Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers in his 20 - year NBA career.He has coached the Oklahoma Storm team. In addition, he has assistant coached Alchesay HS, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. He is regarded as a Greatest Basketball player of all time.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American former professional basketball player. He has played for Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers in his 20 - year NBA career.He has coached the Oklahoma Storm team. In addition, he has assistant coached Alchesay HS, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. He is regarded as a Greatest Basketball player of all time.

Career Awards

  • 6× NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • 2× NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985)
  • 6× NBA Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
  • 19× NBA All-Star (1970–1977, 1979–1989)
  • 10× All-NBA First Team (1971–1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986)
  • 5× All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985)
  • 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974, 1975, 1979–1981)
  • 6× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970, 1971, 1976–1978, 1984)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1970)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1970)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (1971, 1972)
  • NBA rebounding champion (1976)
  • 4× NBA blocks leader (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 33 retired by Milwaukee Bucks
  • No. 33 retired by Los Angeles Lakers

Career Statistics 

Games Played - 1560 
Games Started - 1476
Total Points - 33,387
Rebounds - 17,440
Assists - 5,660 

  • Minutes Played - 36.8
  • Points per Games - 24.6
  • Field Goals Made - 10.2
  • Field Goals Attempted - 18.1
  • Field Goal Percentage - 55.9
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 0.0
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - -
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - -
  • Free Throws Made - 4.3
  • Free Throws Attempted - 6.0
  • Free Throw Percentage - 72.1
  • Offensive Rebounds - 2.4
  • Defensive Rebounds - 7.6
  • Rebounds - 11.2
  • Assists - 3.6
  • Steals - 6.9
  • Blocks - 2.6
  • Turnovers - 2.7
  • Personal Fouls - 3.0

02. LeBron James - 2003-Present

LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player.Lebron James is Widely considered one of the greatest NBA players in history. Some scholars compare him with Michael Jordan. James, who has not yet left the sport, has represented four NBA teams since 2003.

LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player.Lebron James is Widely considered one of the greatest NBA players in history. Some scholars compare him with Michael Jordan. James, who has not yet left the sport, has represented four NBA teams since 2003.

Career Awards 

  • 4× NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
  • 4× NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
  • 4× NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • 16× NBA All-Star (2005–2020)
  • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008, 2018)
  • 13× All-NBA First Team (2006, 2008–2018, 2020)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2007)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2019)
  • 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2013)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
  • NBA scoring champion (2008)
  • NBA assists leader (2020)

Career Statistics 

Games Played - 1293 
Games Started - 1292
Total Points - 34,985
Rebounds - 9,642
Assists - 9,576 

  • Minutes Played - 38.3
  • Points per Games - 27.0
  • Field Goals Made - 9.9
  • Field Goals Attempted - 19.6
  • Field Goal Percentage - 50.4
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 1.5
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 4.4
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 34.5
  • Free Throws Made - 5.8
  • Free Throws Attempted - 7.9
  • Free Throw Percentage - 73.4
  • Offensive Rebounds - 1.2
  • Defensive Rebounds - 6.3
  • Rebounds - 7.4
  • Assists - 7.4
  • Steals - 1.6
  • Blocks - 0.8
  • Turnovers - 2.5
  • Personal Fouls - 1.8

01. Michael Jordan - 1984-2003

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He is also known by his initials MJ. He is owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He is also known by his initials MJ. He is owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Career Awards

  • 6× NBA champion (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
  • 6× NBA Finals MVP (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
  • 5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14× NBA All-Star (1985–1993, 1996–1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10× All-NBA First Team (1987–1993, 1996–1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
  • 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988–1993, 1996–1998)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10× NBA scoring champion (1987–1993, 1996–1998)
  • 3× NBA steals leader (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1987, 1988)
  • No. 23 retired by Chicago Bulls
  • No. 23 retired by Miami Heat

Career Statistics 

Games Played - 1072 
Games Started - 1039
Total Points - 32,292
Rebounds - 6,672
Assists - 5,633 

  • Minutes Played - 38.3
  • Points per Games - 30.1
  • Field Goals Made - 11.4
  • Field Goals Attempted - 22.9
  • Field Goal Percentage - 49.7
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made - 0.5
  • 3 Point Field Goals Attempted - 1.7
  • 3 Point Field Goals Percentage - 32.7
  • Free Throws Made - 6.8
  • Free Throws Attempted - 8.2
  • Free Throw Percentage - 83.5
  • Offensive Rebounds - 1.6
  • Defensive Rebounds - 4.7
  • Rebounds - 6.2
  • Assists - 5.3
  • Steals - 2.3
  • Blocks - 0.8
  • Turnovers - 2.5
  • Personal Fouls - 2.6

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