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Ticket Guy IL
06-21-2013, 08:41 PM
There was a lot of discussion last night by the analysts on TV about how great LeBron is. Some were even claiming him to be pushing greatest player ever. I'm quite shocked by these statements considering one of those analysts was Magic Johnson. I'm also not too fond of regarding greatness based on awards. Awards are given to players during particular seasons. At this moment in history the NBA is lacking in "elite" talent. There are definitely plenty of players who are great but are they playing against the greatest ever? LeBron is obviously a great player, I strongly detest him but I can say he is great. Here's my list of top NBA players since 1983.

(Statistics below names are players career highs in each category)
(Criteria any NBA player that has won a title after 1983)

#1 Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls
37.1 PPG 8.0 REB 8.0 AST 1.6 BLK 3.2 STL



#2 Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers
35.4 PPG 6.9 REB 6.0 AST 1.0 BLK 2.2 STL

#3 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets
27.8 PPG 14.0 REB 3.6 ASTl 4.6 BLK 2.6 STL

#4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers
34.8 PPG 16.9 REB 5.4 AST 4.1 BLK 1.7 STL

#5 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics
28.7 PPG 11 REB 7.6 AST 1.2 BLK 2 STL

#6 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers
23.9 PPG 9.6 REB 13.1 AST .7 BLK 3.4 STL

#7 LeBron James - Miami Heat
31.4 PPG 8.0 REB 8.6 AST 1.1 BLK 2.2 STL

#8 Shaquiel O' Neil - Los Angeles Lakers
29.7 PPG 13.9 REB 3.8 AST 3.5 BLK .9 STL

#9 Tim Duncan - San Antonio Spurs
25.5 PPG 12.9 REB 3.9 AST 2.9 BLK .9 STL

#10 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
29.8 PPG 13.0 REB 4.8 AST 4.5 BLK 2.3 STL

#11 Kevin Garnett - Boston Celtics
24.2 PPG 13.9 REB 6 AST 2.2 BLK 1.7 STL

#12 Scottie Pippen- Chicago Bulls
22.0 PPG 8.7 REB 7.0 AST 1.2 BLK 2.9 STL

#13 Clyde Drexler- Houston Rockets
27.2 PPG 7.9 REB 6.7 AST .9 BLK 2.7 STL

#14 Dwayne Wade - Miami Heat
30.2 PPG 6.4 REB 7.5 AST 1.3 BLK 2.2 STL

#15 Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers
26.9 PPG 8.0 REB 4.6 AST 1.8 BLK 2.2 STL

#16 Moses Malone- Philadelphia 76ers
31.1 PPG 17.6 REB 1.8 AST 2.0 BLK 1.0 STL

#17 Paul Pierce - Boston Celtics
26.8 PPG 7.3 REB 4.8 AST 1.0 BLK 2.1 STL

#18 Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas Mavericks
26.6 PPG 9.9 REB 3.4 AST 1.5 BLK 1.4 STl

#18 Kevin McHale- Boston Celtics
26.1 PPG 9.9 REB 2.7 AST 2.3 BLK .4 STL

#20 Alonzo Mourning - Miami Heat
23.2 PPG 11 REB 2.3 AST 3.9 BLK 1.0 STL

other notables: Gary Payton, Robert Parrish, Isaiah thomas,
Jason Kidd, James Worthy, Dennis Rodman, Ray Allen,

todu82
06-24-2013, 01:07 PM
Good list, was this done based upon work since 1983 or the overall careers of these guys? If it's the latter I'm thinking Kareem got to be higher than #7.