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Who were the best men basketball players?
1) Michael Jordan- who has won........
6 rings without a Dominant Center
5 League MVP awards
14 All-Star game appearances
3 All-Star MVP trophies
7 consecutive scoring titles
2 Slam Dunk titles
2) Kobe Bryant- who has won.........
3 consecutive NBA championships(4 all together)
3 All-Star MVP awards
1 MVP award
1 Slam Dunk award
the second highest points scored in a game in NBA history (81 points!)
Scoring title for 2 years
A gold medal on the Olympics as a member of the U.S men's basketball team
3) Lebron James- who........
Was rookie of the year in 2003-2004
NBA MVP in 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Youngest player to score a 40 point game
4) Larry Bird- who........
Was names NBA rookie of the year in 1880
1 All-star MVP award in 1982
NBA MVP in playoffs(1984 &1986)
Won an Olympic Gold Medal(U.S. men's basketball team) in 1992
Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998
5) Allen Iverson- who......
Was the third best scorer of all time(his average was 31.4 ppg)-(points per game)
Big East rookie of the year('95-'97), Big East defensive player of the year, and Big East all-star rookie team in 1995
NBA MVP in 2001
6) Wilt Chamberlain- who was.....
The NCAA tournament MVP in 1957
Rookie of the year, MVP, record for most points(37.6 ppg), most points scored by a rookie in a single game(58) in 1960
NBA all-star MVP, all-time record for most points scored in a single game(100 points!!), most points(50.4), and single game all-star record for most points(42) in 1962
NBA MVP in 1966-1968
NBA all-star and finals MVP 1972
Scoring record of 31,419
7) Magic Johnson- who was.......
On the NBA all-rookie team in 1980
MVP NBA Championship in 1980, 1982, and 1987
Schick Pivotal Player Award in 1984
Player of the year in 1987
League MVP in 1987, 1989, and 1990
MVP NBA all-star game in 1990, and 1992
Won a U.S. Olympic Gold Metal in 1992
Inducted into Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992
Named to Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame in 2002
8) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -who.....
Invented the 1-arm hook shot
Was named college player of the year and national player of the year in 1967&'69
NBA Rookie of the year in 1970
Named league's MVP in 1971-72, 1974, 1976-77, and 1980
Named NBA MVP of playoffs in 1971 and 1985
Scoring record of 31,419
9) "Pistol" Pete Maravich
10) Bill Russell- who was.......
5 MVP awards in 1954, 1955, 1958, 1961-1963, 1965
Won the NCAA Tournament in 1954-1955
Won a Gold Medal in the Olympics for men's basketball in 1956
11 NBA championships out of 13 and was injured the two years he didn't win!
Named to Basketball Hall of Fame 1974
Who were the Best femlae basketball players
Bibliography for Basketball
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