NBA: The Ultimate Basketball Player

Jeremy KaufmanSenior Analyst IApril 1, 2008

Imagine you had the power to create the perfect basketball player, utilizing the abilities of any current NBA star, who would be used in the mix? Here is my perfect player.

Passing: Steve Nash

Nash is the greatest passer in the game today.

Long Distance Shooting: Ray Allen

Few would argue with Ray Allen’s amazing ability to hit the 3 point shot.

Power: Shaquille O’Neal Few NBA players can plow their way to the basket the way that Shaq can.

Shot- Blocking: Dikembe Mutombo

He may be getting up there in years, but few players in NBA history have ever been able to block shots like Mutombo.

Stealing: Chris Paul

No one has hands like CP3 in the NBA today.

Handling: Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson handles the ball like it was an extension of his body.

Inside Shooting: Tim Duncan

Mr. Fundamental can score on the inside with ease.

Dunking: Lebron James

He may have refused to enter the NBA slam dunk contest a year back, but there’s no doubt that his dunking ability is among the best in the game.

Rebounding: Dwight Howard

Howard is an absolute monster in the paint.

Quickness: Nate Robinson

He’s as fast as anyone in the game today.

Drawing The Charge: Anderson Varejao

He may not get much credit for what he does, but Varejao can draw a charge as well as anyone in the game.

Tenacity: Kevin Garnett

Kevin’s will to win on a daily basis is on another level.

Clutch: Kobe Bryant

When the game is on the line, there is absolutely no one that you would rather have the ball in their hands than Kobe.

My ideal NBA player would have all of these abilities in the form of one individual. What would YOUR perfect player be?