5 of the Best Basketball Players in the World

Being the best basketball player especially if the name is legendary is a dream for every basketball player in the world, and I will share with you all about the 5 best basketball players in the world, despite the fact that the best basketball players in the world are dominated by NBA basketball players , so let’s just read this article …

1. Michael Jordan

I’m sure all will agree with my choice this one. All certainly agree Jordan is one of the best basketball players of all time.

Born on February 17, 1963, the player with the nickname “Air Jordan” has managed to bring his team Chicago Bulls won the NBA 6 times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).

Maintaining a championship position for 3 consecutive seasons is definitely not easy, not many NBA teams can be like this. He managed to make a “three-peat” in 1991,1992 and 1993, which then had to end because he retired from basketball and tried to play BaseBall. But the end was back again in 1995 which finally succeeded in making “the-cheat” again by bringing the Bulls back to winning in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

For personal awards there are also many, including 5 times as a regular MVP, 6 times MVP Final, 3 times MVP All-Starts, 2 times won gold medal in the Olympics, etc., etc. * many more … mostly if written here 🙂

2. Shaq O’neal

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal (born in Newark, New Jersey, United States, March 6, 1972; age 41 years), often abbreviated to Shaq, is one of the most dominant NBA basketball players. O’Neal first played for the Orlando Magic, then moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he found his glory by grabbing 3 NBA championship titles. Towards the 2004-05 season, he moved to the Miami Heat and won an NBA title, then moved to the Phoenix Suns, and for the 2009-10 season he moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers and retired there. With a height of 2.16 m, a weight of 150 kg, and 22 shoes (the size of a United States shoe), Shaq is famous for his physical size. Shaq has several nicknames such as “the Diesel”, “the Big Aristotle”, “M.D.E (Most Dominant Ever)”, “Superman”, and his last nicknames after receiving his doctorate, “Doctor Shaq”.

3. Lary Bird

Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956; age 56 years) is a former United States basketball player who played in the NBA, recognized and remembered as one of the greatest in all his games, and perhaps the one who is swiftly clutched. Entered into the overall 6th NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird played as a small forward and a power forward for 13 seasons. He retired as an NBA player in 1992. Bird was voted by the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team [1] in 1996 and entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame [1] in 1998.

After working as an assistant in front of the Celtics office from 1992 to 1997, Bird served as head coach at the Indiana Pacers from 1998 to 2000. In 2003, he was assumed to serve as operational president for the Pacers, which position is still retained. He stands 206 cm tall.

4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born in New York City, New York, April 16, 1947; age 66 years old by the name of Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.) is a former basketball player from the United States. and he then went crazy because his head hit the basketball.

He played for the UCLA team, then professionally for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. The highest scoring record of all time with 38,387 is still held by him. After retiring playing he also became a movie star, including in the film Game of Death with Bruce Leedan the comedy film Airplane !.

5. Kobe Bryant

After the Jordan Era, every good player will always be compared to Jordan. Or it will always be questioned whether the person can be the next air jordan. Initially names like Grant Hill or Vince Carter seemed to bounce, but it turned out that the two names glowed not too long.

Well, Kobe Bryan is in my opinion a suitable match as the next air jordan. Although Kobe himself does not want to if he is called the next air Jordan. Kobe made many new records in the NBA. Kobe has scored 81 points in 1 game, this is the second highest number record after Wilt Chamberlain who can score 100 points in 1 game

Kobe also holds the record for being the youngest player in NBA history to score 24,000 in 31 years 75 days

On February 1, 2010, Kobe Bryant scored 44 points to become the all-time top scorer of the Los Angeles Lakers

….And much more 🙂

Kobe successfully brought the Lakers three-peat in 2000, 2001, 2002 along with Shaq. Many say the Lakers won because of Shaq alone. But Kobe proved that it wasn’t really true. Without Shaq, Kobe managed to bring the Lakers back to winning the NBA in years