10 Melhores Jogadores da NBA de todos os tempos

10 Best NBA Players of all Time

10. Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor, the first real athletic player in the NBA, rounds out the top 10. Baylor was an amazing scorer who used his athleticism to score and was one of the first great jump shooters in the NBA. Surprisingly for a 6’5″ small forward, Baylor was a great rebounder. Throughout his career he grabbed 11,463 rebounds, and for someone at that height thats extremely impressive.
Baylor led the Lakers to the Finals 8 times, and was denied the chance of winning a title each time. He set an NBA record, scoring 61 points in the NBA Finals in 1962. Baylor was an overall great scorer, its too bad knee injuries hampered him later in his career.

9. Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson, the most underrated and unheralded NBA. Robertson was one of the greatest scorers the game has ever seen. 6 times he averaged over 30 points a season, but it was the smaller things that he did that made him even greater.
I’m accustomed to seeing Rajon Rondo get a double-double a night, but Oscar Robertson averaged a triple-double throughout the entire season of 1961-1962. His stats are just absolutely astonishing, and from what I’ve heard from old timers, Oscar Robertson probably could have played in any era.

8. Shaquille O’Neal

His sheer size made it impossible to defend him, and to add on to his defenders headache, he could score and grab rebounds, 13,099 to be exact. He won 4 rings in his career, 3 with the Lakers and 1 with the Miami Heat.
Shaq was the first player of his size to actually use it to his advantage. Most of the time, when players with his weight and height came into the league, they usually ended in a bust.

7. Kobe Bryant

Kobe is the greatest player since Michael Jordan, and has 5 rings to prove it. Kobe is another player with all heart, and if you’re not careful will rip yours out and show it to you. Kobe’s ability to just take over games is unbelievable.

6. Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Magic Johnson is one of the greatest point guards to play in the NBA. What Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul, and Deron Williams do on a nightly basis came from Magic Johnson. Johnson was one of the first point guard to have a scoring reputation. Before him, point guards were known for assisting and bringing the ball up the court, but Magic changed that.
Magic one 5 rings, all with the Lakers.

5. Larry Bird
Bird 33, could score, pass, rebound, hustle for every play, and did everything it took to win. During his entire career in Boston, he had great moments that are still talked about like they happened yesterday.
Bird led the Celtics to 3 championships in the 80′s: 1981, 1984, and 1986. The thing that stand outs to me was his will to win. He did everything that was necessary for his team to win.

4. Wilt Chamberlain

The greatest scorer in the NBA. Wilt Chamberlain was famous for his 100 point performance on March 2, 1962 against the New York Knicks, and amazingly, it was never captured on film. In an era where there was no 3 point line, Chamberlain’s ability to score at will is still something that I can’t wrap my mind around.
Chamberlain scored 31,419 points throughout his career, and again, he did that without a 3 point line. He won 2 championships, one with the Philadelphia 76ers and the other with the Los Angeles Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain was the Michael Jordan of his era and he probably could play in the league today.

3. Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Kareem was known for his renowned sky hook shot, that was quite frankly unstoppable. He won 6 rings in his career, 1 with the Milwaukee Bucks, and 5 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kareem scored 38,387 points, recorded 3,189 blocks, and grabbed 17,440 rebounds. Kareem was great in his prime, his size along with his skills when he was in the paint were an unbeatable force.

2. Michael Jordan

MJ won 6 rings with the Chicago Bulls, scoring 32,292 points, dished out 5,633 assists, and had 6,672 rebounds in his entire career. Jordan is still the leader in points per game, scoring 33.4.
MJ revolutionized the game, he made the impossible and the possible, and the game as we watch it now, is all thanks to him. He carried his team every year and yes he made his teammates better, but we can look back at his career as a player who was more individually minded than team oriented.

1. Bill Russell

An 11 time champion, who was part of the Celtics run of 11 championships in 13 seasons. In his career, Russell scored 14,522 points and grabbed 21,620 rebounds. Unfortunately, back in the 50′s and 60′s, the NBA didn’t record blocks, so we’ll never know where he ranked in the blocks category.
The argument can be made for Michael Jordan to be at number 1, but Bill Russell embodied everything that an NBA player should be. He was a great teammate, leader, had a desire to win, he put his team ahead of himself.


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