Shooting Guard is definitely the glamor position of the NBA. They are the scorers, the high flyers, the most spectacular players on the court. This List starts with a 6'5 Power forward.
Drafted in the first ever BAA draft(1947), Jim Pollard was known for his explosive leaping ability, including dunking from the free throw line in warm ups.
In 1952 Pollard was voted the best player to ever play in the NBA by his peers. He finished his career with six titles on a successful lakers squad. He also managed to find time in between to play Town Baseball for Jordan Minnesota.
Drafted No. 1in 1960. Oscar Robertson was a 6’5 SG/PG. He is the only player ever to average a triple double for a season.
Before Jordan was the Bulls, Julius Erving was the ABA. Dr. J as he is more commonly known won two championships along with playoff MVP honors. He was also a three time league MVP.
After the ABA and NBA merged, Dr J won another championship, and league MVP award. He is also the man responsible for inventing the slam dunk., Including doing it from the free throw line.
Now we get to Michael Jordan (1984), the greatest shoe salesman of all time. He wasn’t bad at basketball either. His most noticeable accomplishments include. Six NBA championships, six finals MVP awards, five league MVP awards.
MJ also managed to beat the “Monstars” virtually on his own. Bill Murray provided slight assistance along with point guard Bugs Bunny.
In 1996 High school Phenom Kobe Bryant declared for the NBA. Kobe has since gone on to win three championships, and a league MVP in 2008. He also holds the record for the second highest point total in a game. With 81.
So who is next? Its too early to tell, with two candidates standing above the rest. OJ Mayo and Brandon Rush.
Mayo was the third pick of the 2008 draft, the same spot as Jordan. He also managed to score a lot of points, and may have even touched on some of MJ’s records.
Rush was drafted at 13. The same spot as Bryant, and is a full 6’6" as opposed to mayo’s 6’4". Rush was also coming off a championship win, like Bryant and Jordan. Mayo lost in the first round.
So I’m betting on Rush, however with the exception it could be someone in the upcoming draft.