Warrior Weekly: Top 5 NBA Players of All-Time

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Beginning with this post, I will start a series of “Top 5” lists. They could be rankings of players, teams, or anything related to college, or professional sports. If you have a suggestion for a Top 5 list that I should make, feel free to comment it below. As for now, here are my Top 5 NBA Players of All-Time.

#1: Michael Jordan, G, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards (1984-1993, 1994-1998, 2001-2003)

Stats: 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 5.3 apg, 2.3 spg, .497 FG%

Awards:
5x NBA MVP
10x All-NBA First Team
9x All-Defensive First Team
14x All-Star
6x NBA Finals MVP

Championships:
Bulls ’91, Bulls ‘92, Bulls ‘93, Bulls ‘96, Bulls ‘97, Bulls ‘98
6-0 finals record

#2: LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat (2003-Present)

Stats: 27.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 7.0 apg, 1.6 spg, .501 FG%

Awards:
4x NBA MVP
10x All-NBA First Team
6x All-Defensive First Team
13x All-Star
3x NBA Finals MVP

Championships:
Heat ‘12, Heat ‘13, Cavs’ ‘16
3-4 finals record

#3: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, G, Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1991, 1995-1996)

Stats: 19.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 11.2 apg, 1.9 spg, .520 FG%

Awards:
3x NBA MVP
9x All-NBA First Team
4x NBA assists leader
12x All-Star
3x NBA Finals MVP

Championships:
Lakers ‘80, Lakers ‘82, Lakers ‘85, Lakers ‘87, Lakers ‘88
5-4 finals record

#4: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, F/C, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1989)

Stats: 24.6 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 2.6 bpg, .559 FG%

Awards:
6x NBA MVP
10x All-NBA First Team
11x All-Defensive First Team
19x All-Star
2x NBA Finals MVP

Championships:
Bucks ‘71, Lakers ‘80, Lakers ‘82, Lakers ‘85, Lakers ‘87, Lakers ‘88
6-4 finals record

#5: Larry Bird, F, Boston Celtics (1979-1992)

Stats: 24.2 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 6.3 apg, 1.7 spg, .496 FG%

Awards:
3x NBA MVP
9x All-NBA First Team
3x All-Defensive Second Team
12x All-Star
3x NBA Finals MVP

Championships:
Celtics ‘81, Celtics ‘84, Celtics ‘86
3-2 finals record

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