This article was made after extensive research into 300 candidates' careers. I not only looked at their NBA statistics, but also their ABA statistics if applicable.
I ranked each player based on different stats including but not limited to: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
I also looked at what their career averages in all these stats were as well to try and equal out quantity and quality.
One of the more difficult areas to compare were stats that weren't around for some of the older players. After I ranked all the players based on stats; I then weighted the categories.
For example, a block is probably not as important as a field goal therefore points were valued higher than blocks.
After I averaged all these out, I then took other variables into account such as championships, leadership skills, and in the end my own opinion.
Even though much of this is based on statistical facts, there is also opinion involved so I'm sure not everyone will agree but hopefully you will enjoy and would love to hear your thoughts.