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Who is your favorite player in NBA history?

During a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 7, LeBron James broke Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all-time NBA scoring record of 38,387 points. Abul-Jabbar had held the record since April 5, 1984. Who is your favorite player in NBA history?

 

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Of course, Michael Jordan, but right now, Devin Booker, and all the Kentucky players in the NBA!!

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Dirk Nowitzki

 

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Back when I watched basketball I liked Larry Bird. 

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Pistol Pete. If you followed the game along the years you know who i'm talking about.

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Giannis A. - Not only is he incredible player and 2-time MVP, but he is also the humblest superstar imaginable.

 

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Jordan of course! He's from the Carolinas and he always gave a good show 

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Jordan, Bird, actually any except Lebron James.

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Jabbar, James, Jordan, Bird, Duncan, Russell and a couple dozen or so others deserve all-time great status, but the best of them all was Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain.  Besides championships and MVP awards over a lengthy career, he scored 100 points in a single regulation game!

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Any player who was a true TEAM player is tops in my book. No flash, no grandstanding, no ego. Just good, solid playing. Robinson, Duncan, Ginobli, and Parker come to mind, along with Coach Pop.   

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Michael Jordan!

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Dirk Nowitzki

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Piston Bill Lambier!

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My #1 is always Michael Jordan, but I enjoyed watching him on the court with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird!  A fun 3-some.

 

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Wilt Chamberlain as the NBA had to make several rule changes due to his incredible athletic abilities.  Leads the NBA by a huge margin in games scoring 50 points or more.

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Kareem A. Jabbar

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I have a few and their names speak for themselves:

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Wes Unseld

Reggie Theus

Earl the pearl Monroe

Walt Frasier

 

How about the WNBA?  Lisa Leslie!!!

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Although my older and younger brothers played bball in rec leagues and with friends on a parking lot at the end of our street, I didn't get to attend many of their games. And I never followed the pro sport. Hubby followed (still follows) SEC NCAA.

After our son was born, hubby introduced him to bball, baseball and football. In fact, after “Dada,” Matthew’s next word was “Ball.” Of course he was bought a Nerf bball set.

Between playing with him, watching tv and UofTN in person, by 4 Matt was mesmerized by Michael Jordan. He had most everything made MJ-related except a lunch box. Now in his 30s, he still holds MJ in reverence. He was impressed but upset when others (LeBron James, Kobe Bryant) broke his records.

(Of course, his 2-time retirement and return was a bit embarrassing).

To summarize, I have a special place in my heart for him too.

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Kareem.  He has continually given himself to community.

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Oscar Robertson

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LeBron James for sure!!!! He has always displayed professional practices in addition to being a great husband and father.

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My favorite NBA player was John Havlicek with the Boston Celtics. He did not receive the media attention like others. He played offense and defense with the same tenacity. He was the best all around player that I have seen in 60 years.

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Larry Bird

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Dennis Rodman.  (Just kidding)!

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Larry Bird for pure entertainment along with optimal basketball skills.

 

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Fox with the Sacramento Kings    Last night he was absolutely incredible.

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Larry Bird.. Great overall talent in all aspects of the game AND made everyone else better when he was out there..

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Nathaniel, Nate, Archibald.

 

I was never good at basketball.  It was a real pleasure to watch somebody the same height that I am thrive and even be a force to be reckoned with in the NBA.

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Michael Jordan is still the GOAT of basketball.

 

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Steph Curry.  He can drain a 3 pointer from anywhere on the court.  Very exciting!  And he's a super nice guy to boot.

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