5. Oscar Robertson
Oscar Palmer Robertson is an 82-year-old retired American professional basketball player who last played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association.
Regarded as one of the greatest basketballers of all time, Robertson made history by becoming the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season in 1962. In the 1970 to 1971 NBA season, he was a key player on the team that brought the Bucks their first NBA title.
He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame twelve years ago. He was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and was also ranked as the 36th best American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN.
4. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was an American professional basketball player.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketballers in history, Chamberlain holds various NBA regular season records in scoring, rebounding, and durability categories. He is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, which he accomplished seven times. He has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player awards, the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and one one NBA Finals MVP award.
He died on 12 October 1999 in California, United States, at the age of 63.
3. Magic Johnson
Earvin Magic Johnson is a 62-year-old retired American professional basketball player.
Often considered as one of the greatest basketballers of all time, Johnson spent 13 years of his playing career with Lakers, and was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. He was awarded a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s.
2. LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketballer presently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Jordan has won four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals. During the eighteen years of his playing career, he holds the record for highest playoff points of all time.
1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a 58-year-old American former professional basketballer and businessman.
Jordan played spent fifteen years of his basketball career in the National Basketball association, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls.
He is widely regarded as the greatest basketballer of all time. His biography on the official NBA website states that by acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. He was the key figure in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.
During his playing career, he won several individual awards, including six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards, five MVP Awards, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Twenty two years ago, he was named the 20th century's greatest North American athlete by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press' list of athletes of the century. He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame six years ago.
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