NBA Greatest Players



NBA greatest players list is of very high importance to most of the basket ball fanatics as it lets them know the details of the top performing players in all teams. The NBA all time greatest players have a large base of fan following and the chart offers a insight in to the various matches played by the players, the points earned by them, the details of the high scoring matches, the various titles earned, the position of the player in a match and the time within which a point was earned.

The points gained by various players in every match would help one to identify some of the greatest NBA players ever. One can find that greatest players in NBA History have earned a lot of points which is why they stay in the highest positions. The list consists of the names of 50 greatest NBA players who breathe the game every second of their lives. Players such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Paul Arizin, Charles Barkley, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor and Dave Big are some of the greatest NBA players of all time.  NBA greatest players are an asset to the basket ball association as they have held its honor very high.

Greatest players in NBA history

Player Teams Position Points Titles MVP Finals MVP
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) 
Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989)
Center 38,387 6 (1971, '80, '82, '85, '87, '88) 6 (1971, '72, '74, '76, '77, '80) 2 (1971, '85)
Nate Archibald Cincinnati Royals / Kansas City-Omaha / Kansas City Kings (1970-1976) 
New York Nets (1976-1977) 
Boston Celtics (1978-1983) 
Milwaukee Bucks (1983-1984)
Guard 16,481 1 (1981) None None
Paul Arizin Philadelphia Warriors (1950-1962) Forward/Guard 16,266 1 (1956) None None
Charles Barkley Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1992) 
Phoenix Suns (1992-1996) 
Houston Rockets (1996-2000)
Forward 23,757 None 1 (1993) None
Rick Barry San Francisco / Golden State Warriors (1965-1967, 1972-1978) 
Houston Rockets (1978-1980)
Forward 18,395 1 (1975) None 1 (1975)
Elgin Baylor Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers (1958-1971) Forward 23,149 None None None
Dave Bing Detroit Pistons (1966-1975) 
Washington Bullets (1975-1977) 
Boston Celtics (1977-1978)
Guard 18,327 None None None
Larry Bird Boston Celtics (1979-1992) Forward 21,791 3 (1981, '84, '86) 3 (1984-86) 2 (1984, '86)
Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors (1959-1965) 
Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968) 
Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973)
Center 31,419 2 (1967, '72) 4 (1960, 1966-68) 1 (1972)
Bob Cousy Boston Celtics (1950-1963) 
Cincinnati Royals (1969-1970)
Guard 16,960 6 (1957, 1959-63) 1 (1957) None
Dave Cowens Boston Celtics (1970-1980) 
Milwaukee Bucks (1982-1983)
Center/Forward 13,516 2 (1974, '76) 1 (1973) None
Billy Cunningham Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1972) 
Philadelphia 76ers (1974-1976)
Forward/Center 13,626 2 (1967, '83) None None
Dave DeBusschere Detroit Pistons (1962-1968) 
New York Knicks (1968-1974)
Forward/Guard 14,053 2 (1970, '73) None None
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers (1983-1995) 
Houston Rockets (1995-1998)
Guard/Forward 22,195 1 (1995) None None
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers (1976-1987) Forward/Guard 18,364 1 (1983) 1 (1981) None
Patrick Ewing New York Knicks (1985-2000) 
Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2001) 
Orlando Magic (2001-2002)
Center/Forward 24,815 None None None
Walt Frazier New York Knicks (1967-1977) 
Cleveland Cavaliers (1977-1980)
Guard 15,581 2 (1970, '73) None None
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs (1976-1985)
Chicago Bulls (1985-1986)
Guard/Forward 20,708 None None None
Hal Greer Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers (1958-1973) Guard/Forward 21,586 1 (1967) None None
John Havlicek Boston Celtics (1962-1978) Forward/Guard 26,395 8 (1963-66, 1968-69, '74, '76) None 1 (1974)
Elvin Hayes San Diego / Houston Rockets (1968-1972, 1981-1984) 
Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets (1972-1981)
Forward/Center 27,313 1 (1978) None None
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1991, 1996) Guard/Forward 17,707 5 (1980, '82, '85, 1987-88) 3 (1987, 1989-90) 3 (1980, '82, '87)
Sam Jones Boston Celtics (1957-1969) Guard/Forward 15,411 10 (1959-66, 1968-69) None None
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls (1984-1993, 1995-1998) 
Washington Wizards (2001-2003)
Guard/Forward 32,292 6 (1991-93, 1996-98) 5 (1988, 1991-92, 1996, 1998) 6 (1991-93, 1996-98)
Jerry Lucas Cincinnati Royals (1963-1969) 
San Francisco Warriors (1969-1971) 
New York Knicks (1971-1974)
Forward/Center 14,053 1 (1973) None None
Karl Malone Utah Jazz (1985-2003) 
Los Angeles Lakers (2003-2004)
Forward 36,928 None 2 (1997, '99) None
Moses Malone Buffalo Braves (1976) 
Houston Rockets (1976-1982) 
Philadelphia 76ers (1982-1986, 1993-1994) 
Washington Bullets (1986-1988) 
Atlanta Hawks (1988-1991) 
Milwaukee Bucks (1991-1993) 
San Antonio Spurs (1994-1995)
Center/Forward 27,409 1 (1983) 3 (1979, 1982-83) 1 (1983)
Pete Maravich Atlanta Hawks (1970-1974) 
New Orleans / Utah Jazz (1974-1980) 
Boston Celtics (1980)
Guard 15,948 None None None
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics (1980-1993) Forward/Center 17,335 3 (1981, '84, '86) None None
George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers (1948-1956) Center 10,156 5 (1949-50, 1952-54) None None
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets (1967-1971) 
New York Knicks (1971-1980)
Guard 17,454 1 (1973) None None
Shaquille O'Neal Orlando Magic (1992-1996) 
Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2004) 
Miami Heat (2004-2008) 
Phoenix Suns (2008-2009) 
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-2010) 
Boston Celtics (2010-present)
Center 28,255 4 (2000-02, 2006) 1 (2000) 3 (2000-02)
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets (1984-2001) 
Toronto Raptors (2001-2002)
Center 26,946 2 (1994-95) 1 (1994) 2 (1994-95)
Robert Parish Golden State Warriors (1976-1980) 
Boston Celtics (1980-1994) 
Charlotte Hornets (1994-1996) 
Chicago Bulls (1996-1997)
Center 23,334 4 (1981, '84, '86, '97) None None
Bob Pettit Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965) Forward/Center 20,880 1 (1958) 2 (1956, '59) None
Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls (1987-1998, 2003-2004) 
Houston Rockets (1998-1999) 
Portland Trail Blazers (1999-2003)
Forward/Guard 18,940 6 (1991-93, 1996-98) None None
Willis Reed New York Knicks (1964-1974) Center/Forward 12,183 2 (1970, '73) 1 (1970) 2 (1970, '73)
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals (1960-1970) 
Milwaukee Bucks (1970-1974)
Guard/Forward 26,710 1 (1971) 1 (1964) None
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Center 20,790 2 (1999, '03) 1 (1995) None
Bill Russell Boston Celtics (1956-1969) Center 14,522 11 (1957, 1959-66, 1968-69) 5 (1958, 1961-63, 1965) None
Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers (1949-1964) Forward/Center 18,438 1 (1955) None None
Bill Sharman Washington Capitols (1950-1951) 
Boston Celtics (1951-1961)
Guard 12,665 4 (1957, 1959-61) None None
John Stockton Utah Jazz (1984-2003) Guard 19,711 None None None
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons (1981-1994) Guard 18,822 2 (1989-90) None 1 (1990)
Nate Thurmond San Francisco / Golden State Warriors (1963-1974) 
Chicago Bulls (1974-1975) 
Cleveland Cavaliers (1975-1977)
Center/Forward 14,437 None None None
Wes Unseld Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets (1968-1981) Center/Forward 10,624 1 (1978) 1 (1969) 1 (1978)
Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1979) 
San Diego / Los Angeles Clippers (1979-1985) 
Boston Celtics (1985-1987)
Center/Forward 6,215 2 (1977, '86) 1 (1978) 1 (1977)
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1974) Guard/Forward 25,192 1 (1972) None 1 (1969)
Lenny Wilkens St. Louis Hawks (1960-1968) 
Seattle SuperSonics (1968-1972) 
Cleveland Cavaliers (1972-1974) 
Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1975)
Guard 17,772 1 (1979) None None
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers (1982-1994) Forward 16,320 3 (1985, 1987-88) None 1 (1988)