His competitiveness was legendary. His ability to take clutch shots from anywhere on the floor and his unbelievable scoring and jumping ability made Michael Jordan the most unstoppable figure and most popular player in NBA history.
Magic Johnson "Magic" - NBA career From 1979-1996
A 6'9 point guard who had the ability to play any position. He was the one who popularized the no look passes also known as the magic passes. No player was greater at making the players arond him bettter. Magic Johnson reshaped the sport by bringing Showtime every time he play to the court.
Larry Bird "Larry Legend" - NBA career From 1979 -1992
One of the greatest clutch shooters in NBA history, his guile and determination led him to win three NBA titles.
Julius Erving "Dr. J" - NBA career From 1976-1987
Perhaps the most spectacular basketball player ever, Dr. J almost single-handedly revolutionized the game. His gravity-defying aerial assault on the rim dazzled fans and lit up the scoreboard.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar "CAP" - NBA career From 1969-1989
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored more points than any other player in the league history, He won six NBA Championships, and collected a record of six regular season MVP Awards.
Wilt Chamberlain "The Big Dipper" - NBA career From 1959-1973
Dominating the game as few players in any sport ever gave, Wilt was capable of scoring and rebounding at will. He accomplished one of the NBA's greatesr feats of all time, scoring 100 points in a single game.
Hakeem Olajuwon "The Dream" - NBA career From 1984-2002
With impeccable footwork on the low block and a silky-smooth jump shot, Olajuwon became one of the greatest centers ever to play the game. He was the epitome of power and grace on the court.
Oscar Robertson "Big O" - NBA career From 1960-1974
Oscar Robertson was the most unstoppable offensive force of his era. A player who could also pass, rebound and play tenacious defense, he remains the prototype of the modern "BIG" point guard.
Isiah Thomas "Zeke" - NBA career From 1981-1994
One of the grittiest performers ever to play point guard, Isiah Thomas relied on intelligence, courage, and work ethic to eclipse bigger, stronger opponents.
Karl Malone "The Mailman" - NBA career From 1985-2004
His arrival revolutionized the power forward position. No player before him had ever possessed his combination of size and speed. Malone was unquestionably the best pick-and-roll big man of all-time.
Bill Russell "Bill" - NBA career From 1956 -1969
As the score of the Celtics' Dynasty, Bill Russell dominated the paint with tenacious rebounding and intimidating shot-blocking. During his reign, Russell was was named NBA Most Valuable Player five times.
Scottie Pippen "Pip" - NBA career From 1987-2004
No player matched Pippen's ability to influence a game defensively. His combination of athleticism and defensive intensity made the bulls one of the best defensive teams of the era.
Patrick Ewing "Pat" - NBA career From 1985-2002
An offensive juggernaut, Ewing is regarded by many as the best shooting center of all-time. One of the basketball's most feared defenders, he averaged nearly three blocks a game at his peak.
Jerry West "Mr. Clutch" - NBA career From 1960-1974
An excellent two-way player and spectacular scorer, West excelled the playoffs as one of the NBA's premier clutch performers.
John Stockton "Stock" - NBA career From 1984-2003
In terms of purity as a point guard, no player was greater. Fast, gritty, and durable, nobody was the floor clearly as John Stockton does, and nobody recorded more career assists than him.