1.) Michael Jordan
Career Stats – 30.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 5.3 APG, .497 FG %
Accolades – 5-time NBA MVP, 6-time Finals MVP, 14-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year.
Arguably the greatest player of all time, there’s no way you could’ve seen anyone else at this number one spot. At the top of almost every statistical category, Jordan dominated his era. He collected just about every award possible and perhaps the most clutch player in history. He went 6-0 in the NBA finals and even won the Finals MVP each time. He’s had many memorable moments in the NBA and changed the game forever.
2.) Kobe Bryant
Career Stats – 25.2 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, .449 FG %
Accolades – NBA MVP, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, 17-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA
Kobe could score from anywhere on the court, and made so many ridiculous shots. He was so fun to watch for so many people. Remember growing up as a kid and shooting a piece of trash and yelling Kobe? He impacted the NBA and the fans in such a positive way. When he was paired with Shaq, the Lakers were an unstoppable force. Kobe won an impressive 5 NBA Championships with the Lakers and is on of the greatest the Lakes have eve had.
3.) Allen Iverson
Career Stats – 26.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.7 APG, 2.2 SPG
Accolades – NBA MVP, 11-time All-Star, 7-time All-NBA, Rookie of the year
Iverson was on the best at sinking difficult shots. His athleticism and court awareness were off the charts. He was nicknamed “The Answer” for always finding a way or “answer” to make impossible buckets. Although he did not win a NBA Championship he still had many signature moments, such as the step over Tyronn Lue. Despite Iverson’s small size, he was probably the most relentless player to ever play.
4.) Dwayne Wade
Career Stats – 22.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.4 APG, .480 FG %
Accolades – NBA Finals MVP, 11-time All-Star, 8-time All-NBA
Wade was on of the best all around guards to play the game. Not only could he create shots but he could also block shots on the defensive end. He had a high basketball IQ and was able to adjust his game to play alongside big names such as LeBron and Shaq. Don’t let that fool you though, his game was right up there with those two. Wade is perhaps the greatest player in Miami Heat history and won 3 Championships with them. Wade has on of the greatest performances in Finals history when in 2006, he brought the Heat back from almost a 3-0 deficit to win the title. That year he averaged 34.7 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 3.8 APG.
5.) Clyde Drexler
Career Stats – 20.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 5.6 APG, 2.0 SPG
Accolades – 10-time All-Star, 5-time All-NBA
Drexler played in the same era as Michael Jordan, and was a bit overshadowed by Jordan. He played much like him in the way of being a high-flying shooting guard. His tremendous athleticism made him good on both sides of the floor. Drexler was as consistent as they come, he never missed the postseason once in his career. Although taking the Blazers to the postseason multiple times, he was never able to take them to the NBA title. Later on in his career though, he was able to win his one and only NBA Championship with the Rockets.