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NBA Virtuosos of All-Time

As in a sky full of stars, there's always a shinier and clearer star than the rest. Just like this, the NBA has given us plenty of superstars. However, just like Messi and Ronaldo's debate of GOAT, no one can actually figure out who's the best.

For some, it might not even matter. Such people want to enjoy the sport and cherish legends till they hang their boots. But enthusiasts like us can't cope when a certain player overtakes our favorites.

Basketball is the game of temperament. As a die-hard lover, we should be temperamental too. However, when it comes to it, we don't hold back. So, we've decided to settle the unsettled debate of who's the best of the best. Is it Michael Jordan? Kobe Bryant? Or LeBron James? Or maybe someone else?

This article comes with a small yet important disclaimer. The following list is highly subjective. We'll be unbiased while jotting down the list. Just don't lash out at us in any case. Remember, your favorite doesn’t have to be my favorite, and vice versa. Such great athletes don't need our validation.

So, without any delay, it’s time to start the match:

1.Kareem Abdul Jabbar:

As I said, don't lash out at us. But surely you would be questioning this article. But let us hear first and decide. Unarguably, Kareem was the best scorer of his time. Only in 2023, LeBron James became the leading scorer, overtaking Kareem. However, we must get some facts straight here.

Kareem played for a bazillion years (Just kidding, around 20) to put up a whopping 38,387 points. Well, that's a lot of points in a lot of years. Moreover, Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson assisted Kareem throughout his career.

Surely, you can reach 50K points if the two greatest playmakers are at your disposal. Nevertheless, he was a force to reckon with. Only a few dare to net the ball midway and Kareem tops that list.

2. Tim Duncan: The longevity of Duncan's career is remarkable. He played for 19 seasons in the NBA, outscoring many competitors. Tim announced his arrival in the Rookie season where he went on to win the "Rookie of the Year" award.

Unlike most NBA players, Tim Duncan had a modest demeanor. Like GOATs, he did his talking on the basketball court. He played all 19 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and helped them clinch the title 5 times. Also, he was named two-time NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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3. Wilt Chamberlain:

He played at a time when most of us were not even born. However, he played the modern basketball that we see today. Wilt rightly deserves this spot for his great achievements.

Chamberlain holds the four highest all-time single-season scoring averages. That too in his first four professional seasons. He holds the record of 100 points in a game that may never be broken.

Chamberlain was so magnificent that the only time he missed the NBA All-Star once in his career. Wilt won the championship twice. Also, he was the NBA MVP four times in his 14-year-long career.

4. Shaquille O'Neal: A 7'1" tall and 315 pounds heavy athlete would pay his way. Right? The "Big Shaq" did something similar to his opponents. Naturally gifted height and weight were the fiercest weapons in his arsenal.

However, along with his physicality, he was immensely talented. He helped the Lakers clinch three consecutive titles from 2000-2002. Other than the Lakers, Shaq represented five other teams in the NBA. In total, Shaq was a 15-time NBA All-Star.

Shaq has tried his luck in Hollywood. Moreover, he's active in sports as a sports analyst of basketball.

5. Michael Jordan:

Without a doubt, Jordan is the greatest defender ever in sports history. A thorough athlete, propelled by motivation to be a legend. On paper, Jordan played as a defender. However, he averaged 30.1 points per game in his best season.

Not many players can claim to be an All-Star in every season. But Michael Jordan tops the list of such NBA players. His trophy cabinet includes 6 championships, 5 MVP awards, and 14 All-Star selections.

6. LeBron James:

Just don't bash me for putting James on the top of the list. For us, no greatest player of basketball stepped on the court. LeBron spent 18 good years in the NBA, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers. Changing teams didn't affect him as his magic outshone everyone.

James's trophy cabinet isn’t as shiny as others. He managed to win only 4 championships in 18 years. Moreover, he only managed to bag 4 NBA MVP awards. He was selected 17 times, three more than Michael Jordan for NBA All-Star.

However, LeBron tops the list simply because of his gameplay. Wherever he played, he ensured to put his team first and that’s what fans love about him. An exceptional, down-to-earth personality with no match.

Bottom Line:

NBA has produced many legends over the years. Fortunately, the NBA will produce many more legends. However, the acts of the mentioned legends aren’t possible to replicate.