17 of The Best NBA Players in History

George Mikan

He played in Chicago American Gears (1946-1947) and Minneapolis Lakers (1948-1956). He won seven NBA, BAA and NBA championships, one MVP from All-Star Game, three top scorer titles in the championship and four-time All-Star Game. He was voted 6 times in the best quintet in the league.

Bob Pettit

He played 11 seasons in the NBA at Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965). He was the first player to earn MVP this season and was named the best NBA quintet ten times.

Oscar Robertson.

He played fourteen seasons in the NBA; with the Cincinnati Royals (1960-1970) and with the Milwaukee Bucks (1970-1974). The NBA champion in 1971, elected after the MVP of Regular NBA Season in 1964, is part nine times from the NBA Ideal Team and participates in twelve occasions at All Star.

Wilt Chamberlain.

He won two NBA Championships (1967 and 1972), four MVP Season (1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68) and seven times selected in the ideal quintet of the season (1960, ’61, ’62, 64, ’66, ’67, ’68).

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

He played in the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989). He received six NBAs (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), NBA MVP (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980) and ten times elected to the All-NBA Team.

Bill Russell.

He played with the Boston Celtics (1956-1969). He won eleven NBA championship rings, must be five times the NBA Regular Season MVP (1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965), was nominated three times as a member of the NBA Dream Team (1959, 1963, 1965) and selected 12 times for All Star.

Hakeem Olajuwon

He played at Houston Rockets (1984-2001) and Toronto Raptors (2001-2002). He won two NBA championships (1994, 1995), was a two-time MVP of the NBA Finals (1994, 1995) and was a member of the NBA Team Six times (1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997).

Julius Erving.

He played for Virginia Squires (1971-1973), New York Nets (1973-1976) and Philadelphia 76ers (1976-1987). He made it to 4 MVP leagues (3 in ABA and 1 in the NBA), selected 5 times in the best NBA quintet and is one of 6 unique players in history to overcome 30,000 points in his professional career.

Larry Bird.

All his career he played in the Boston Celtics (1979-1992). He was the most valuable player in the NBA three times (1984, 1985 and 1986), was part of the NBA’s best quintet nine times and played the All-Star twelve times.

Robert Parish.

He played 21 seasons in the NBA; four seasons at Golden State, fourteen at the Boston Celtics, two at the Charlotte Hornets, and another with the Chicago Bulls. He’s four-time NBA champion (1981, 1984, 1986 and 1997), is part of the All-Star nine times and is a player who has played most of the games in the NBA (1611).

Isiah Thomas.

He played in the Detroit Pistons (1981-1994). He won two NBA Champion Rings (1989-1990), was selected in the best NBA quintet on 3 occasions and participated twelve times in the All Star (MVP in 1984 and 1986).

Magic Johnson.

He played in the Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1991) and then returned in a short time in 1996. He was a five-time NBA champion, earned three MVPs (1987, 1989 and 1990), selected 9 times in the best quintet league and participated two twelve times in All Star.

Moses Malone.

He played 21 seasons in the NBA in nine different teams. He won the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1982-83 season, was a three-season MVP (1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83) and was part of the Ideal Quintet four times (1978-79, 1981-82). , 1982-83, 1984-85).

Jerry West

He played fourteen seasons in the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1974). He won the NBA Champion Ring in 1972 and is an NBA Finalist eight times. He was chosen ten times for the NBA Best Team, the final MVP 1969 and participated thirteen times in the All Star.

Kevin McHale

He played in Boston Celtics (1980-1993). He won three rings from the NBA and became a finalist on two other occasions. He was elected to the NBA Best Quintet in 1987 and participated seven times in the All Star.

Scottie Pippen.

He won six NBA rings (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998), elected seven times in the league’s best quintet and participated in seven editions of All Star.

Shaquille O’Neal

He played 19 seasons in the NBA; with the Orlando Magic (1992-1996), with the Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2004), with the Miami Heat (2004-2008), the Phoenix Suns (2008-2009), the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-2010) and with the Boston Celtics (2010- 2011). He won four NBA Champion Rings, elected MVP from Regular NBA Season in 2000 and selected eight times for the Ideal NBA Team.

Patrick Ewing

He played for New York Knicks (1985-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2001) and Orlando Magic (2001-2002). He participated in 11 All Star editions and was part of the NBA’s Best Quintet in 1990.