Pictured: Two of the greatest scorers of all time join forces in Los Angeles, as Jerry West welcomes Shaquille O'Neal to the Lakers in 1996.
You’ve seen the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. You know the players in basketball’s Hall of Fame.
This list is different because it cares not for championships, defense, or athletic ability. It doesn’t give points for being a good guy. Quite a few played on bad teams that couldn’t make the playoffs.
You could characterize some as ballhogs, others as winners. All know how to fill it up on any given night, making scoring a lot points look much easier than it really is.
No, this isn’t a regurgitation of the NBA record book —how boring would that be—it’s a look at the NBA’s heartbreaking, unstoppable, on-court magicians.
Throw out that history book—this is my opinion of the league's greatest scorers.
Feel free to comment on any player you think should be on the list. Remember to mention who you think the player should replace on the list.