Over countless decades the question has arisen, "Who is the best NBA player?" It could be Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, take your pick. Many have searched far and wide for the answer but for those who have been looking, stop now; the answer is here. If you're just in it for the ride, well it doesn't hurt to read, or does it? If you just stumbled across this article and don't feel like reading, I challenge you to read and see if one of your favorite players made the top fifteen. Who knows, he might even be number one.
Scottie Pippen lived in the shadows of Michael Jordan for the majority of his career but even playing under Jordan he was an incredible and priceless piece to the Chicago Bull's championship team.
This year's Scoring Title Champ and former MVP has done an amazing job as a leader; winning a championship ring in 2006 with side-kick Shaq and already preparing for another title run, this time with the "Other O'Neal".
Hakeem Olajuwan -
The name itself just screams talent right in your ear. When you think of the Rocket's, Olajuwan and his two rings are what first come to your mind.
A true champion - Steve Nash boasts back to back MVP awards, a feat that few players have attained.
A true legend, he and Stockton made a team that led the Western Conference countless times.
A true legend, Stockton is undeniably the King of passing.
A name that seems to symbolize power and popularity unquestionably deserves spot number eight.
The six nine, three point draining machine has always been there for the Celtics no matter what.
He revolutionized the point guard position and embedded himself in history forever.
Kobe Bryant most likely the greatest player of our decade Kobe posses three rings and is very close to his fourth.
He led the Celtics to countless titles earning a handfull of MVP awards and a name that will last for centuries.
Kareem Abdul Jabar
A long name, a long hook, and a lot of points is a perfect recipe for talent.
Lebron James -
The name itself sends a chill through every defender. His 6-8 muscular form can jump, run, and dunk better than any player in the league.
"The Big Dipper" is NBA's all-time leading scorer and the king of the hook.
We honor him with number 2.
The greatest basketball player ever - won six rings and five MVP awards along the rode to becoming an eternal legend.