Basketball players have been quiet athletic because it’s not always easy to put the ball in the basket. A player needs to be tricky! Talking about that, there have been several players who have achieved huge success in their basketball career because of their top-class athletic skills and abilities. Not every basketball player is a champion in the game! many of them have been forgettable, though some of them are never-unforgettable too. Let’s have a look at the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time. Scroll down to find out who are they!
10. Hakeem Olajuwon
He is an retired basketball player who had successful career with numerous achievements. He played for Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors, in which he was always quiet tremendous with his playing abilities. He was a Gold Medalist in Olympics in 1996, Also, he had achieved 2 times NBA Champion title, 2 Times NBA Finals MVP, 2 Times Defensive Player Of The Year award etc. He holds the 10th rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players Of All Time.
9. Shaquille O’Neal
Retired in 2011, he was an amazingly professional basketball player. When it comes to be defensive, he always takes a front position and be eye-catchy for everyone. his strength, power and skills made him a worst nightmare for everyone playing against him. He played for several leagues, but had a great time being in Los Angeles Lakers. He was a key player to lead the Lakers to win the title for three times consecutively. Shaquille also appeared in 2004 NBA Finals. Because of outstanding defensive abilities and overall performances, Shaquille O’Neal holds 9th rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
8. Tim Duncan
An American professional basketball player who has spent his entire career playing for San Antonio Spurs in NBA. Speaking up about his abilities, yes he is the strongest defender in basketball history. He has achieved incredible success and that all shows up by whatever he has achieved in his entire career. He has been honored with 2 times MVP, 5 times NBA champion, 3 times NBA Finals MVP etc. It all speaks about him being flamboyant in basketball history. That’s why he holds 8th rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
7. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain was a professional basketball player in 19s. He was longer in height and a shining star of Philadelphia league in NBA. He became the first to score 100 points in a single NBA game, still his record is unbroken. His tallest height and speed is what was his main advantage of being on top. He died in 1999, but still he is known as a greatest NBA player of all times. He holds 7th rank in the list of 10 inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
6. LeBron James
He is an absolutely inspirational basketball player in the world. His abilities, confidence and skills are what make him the most prominent player of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In fact, his match-winning goals are always special for the league. He has won numerous awards including, 2 NBA Championships, 4 times NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, 2 times NBA Finals MVP etc. He is a shining star and currently he holds the 6th rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
5. Larry Bird
One of the legendary stars of basketball. Larry Bird was a fantastic athlete and he always satisfied his long-term league with his performances. Larry Bird played for Boston and helped them win NBA Championships 3 times. He had a terrific capability to beat his opponent without even scoring. Bird was really a speedy and stronger player in history who was always difficult for others to defeat. He was awarded as 12 times NBA All-Star, 3 times consecutively as League’s Most Valuable Player, 2 times NBA Finals MVP etc. He holds the 5th rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
4. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Retired professional basketball player who achieved big success in his entire career. He played for Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. In his 20 years NBA career, he won 6 times NBA Most Valuable Player Award, 19 times NBA All-Sta etc. He was the one to shoot the ball in a astonishing way and even he holds the record of most all time points score of 38,387. As playing in a center position, he was a well-skilled, stronger and really dangerous player. Because of his outstanding records, he holds the 4th spot in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
3. Magic Johnson
We last talked about Larry Bird who was truly difficult-to-defeat, but here is Magic Johnson who always had close competition with him. In fact, Johnson is the one to score against Bird. Johnson had brilliant abilities and skills as playing in a point guard position and always making sure to pass the ball to the right players at the right time. He had a fancy style of passing the ball to the players in the NBA. He also have won numerous awards including NBA Championship, NBA Most Valuable Player etc. Currently, he holds 3rd rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
2. Bill Russell
Bill Russel was a classy basketball player in NBA in 50s and 60s. He played the center position for Boston and truly, he was amazing with his capability to defend the game somehow. In his entire career (1956-69), he won NBA MVPs for 5 times, NBA All-Star for 12 times and also he was a gold medalist in 1956 when he led his national team to victory. His legendary records speaks all about his capabilities at that time. Bill Russell holds the 2nd rank in the list of 10 Inspiring NBA Players of All Time.
1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan takes the list’s top rank! Jordan is the player who retired back in 2003 after his 19 years of successful career in which he showed up his extraordinary abilities and skills. He was a great entertainment whenever he appears with a fire-power of playing the game and defending it, then finally, leading towards victory. Greatest ever player in history of basketball. He was a tremendous player with everything like scoring, defending and leading. Jordan won 10 scoring titles, 3 times All Star MVP titles, 6 times Championships etc. Michael Jordan is known as the most inspiring NBA player of all time, that’s because of his speedy betterment in the game and that’s what turned him more capable and dangerous against the opponents. Inspiring player!
Here we have all the greatest and inspiring NBA players of all time. Which one is your favorite one? What do you think about these athletic personalities? Share your thoughts!
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