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The 5 Best NBA Players of All Time

The very best basketball players are legends. These are the players that set the barre for excellence and changed the world of basketball. Here we're going to list the five basketball players of all time.

Through the years the NBA has been blessed with many incredibly talented players. But some players stand out from the rest, that go over in history as the very best ones. It is these players that are considered legends and that have changed the world of basketball.

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5. Kobe Bryant
There is no list of the best players of all time without Kobe Bryant. He has by some been crowned as the best Laker of all time. Kobe has a long list of accomplishments such as NBA MVP, two-time Finals MVP, nine All-Defensive First Team selections, 5-time champion, 18-time All-Star, and much more. There is a lot of debate on whether Kobe is at the very top with the other champions, but in the end, there is no denying the impact that he has had on basketball.

4. Magic Johnson
Another undeniable legend is Magic Johnson. It's hard to argue that Magic had one of the best careers of all time. His list of accomplishments is longer than most will even dream of; five championships, nine All-time first-team selections, three MVPs, and so on. With these statistics, you can't help but look back in awe of Magic's career.

Unsplash.com 3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The all-time leading scorer in the NBA and one of the best players in the league's history is the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He accomplished no less than 38.387 career points and pretty much everything else you can think of. He won three MVPs, 19 All-stars and the list goes on and on.

2. LeBron James
At this point on the list, there is no suspense. It is not a question of who's at the very top of the list. The legend of LeBron James could very well be at the very top of the list when his career comes to an end. The discussion on whether number one and two on this list should be at the top is never-ending. LeBron has achieved pretty much everything possible – and his story is still being written.

1. Michael Jordan
The legend of them all is of course Michael Jordan. Few players dominated the league as he did, and no guard has ever reached the level of excellence. You could talk endlessly about their accomplishments and the impact of Jordan, but to put it short, he is at the very top of this list.