New 180 Greatest NBA Players Ever List

Isaiah MontoyaCorrespondent IMay 4, 2010

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     This list was made by me, using a formula I created where I took each of these players' best season ever; added rebounds + assists(times 2) + steals (guessed on before 1972 player defense stats*) + blocks (*) -(minus) turnovers - (minus) personal fouls +total points/(divided by)minutes played. This gave me the top 180 stat producing per-minute performers ever -

THEN - I made a list of title wins and Finals appearances and listed the 180 by that. Then I added the numbers on each chart and divided by two and these were the results. This gives props to players best individual seasons plus their career success.

Yes, it took a while, but if this gets kids interested in awesome players of the past I'm glad.

I'm 34 and remember some of the old school and yet I am the same age as Duncan, Jamison and Pierce and younger than Shaq and Fisher and Nash. This is an unbiased comparison. Stats and wins speak for themselves. If you are not happy with it, you do the math. I did!!! 



180      Dale Ellis                                 sf/sg

 179        Ben Wallace                       pf/c

178        Ricky Pierce                        sg

177         Reggie Lewis                      sg/sf

176         Chris Kaman                       c

175         Cliff Robinson                    pf/sf

174         Joe Fulks                              sf

173         Purvis Short                        sf/sg

172         Dell Curry                            sg

171         Danny Ainge                      sg/pg

170         Glen Rice                             sf

169         Kelly Tripucka                    sf/sg

168         Rik Smits                              c

167         Tom Gugliotta                   pf/sf

166         Steve Smith                        sf/sg

165       David Lee                            c/pf

164         Byron Scott                         sg

163         Xavier McDaniel               sf

162         Detlef Schrempf               sf

161         Zach Randolph                  sf/pf

160         Eddie Johnson                   sf/sg

159         George Yardley                 sf/pf/sg

158         Larry Johnson                    pf/sf

157         Dikembe Mutombo                  c

156         Darrell Griffith                   sg

155         Mark Jackson                     pg

154         Rasheed Wallace              pf/c

153         Derrick Rose                       sg/pg

152         Jeff Malone                        sg

151         Michael Finley                   sg/sf

150         Kevin Willis                         pf/c

149         Latrell Sprewell                 sg/sf

148         Rolando Blackman                   sg

147         John Lucas                          pg/sg

146         Danny Manning                                sf/pf

145         Vlade Divac                         c

144         Brandon Roy                      sg

143         Derek Harper                     pg

142         Damon Stoudamire         pg

141         Antoine Walker                                sf/pf

140         Gilbert Arenas                   sg/pg

139         Roy Tarpley                        c

138         Ron Harper                         sg/sf

137         Glenn Robinson                                sf/pf

136         Ray Allen                             sg

135         Maurice Stokes                 pf/c/sf

134         Jeff Hornacek                    sg/pg

133         Reggie Theus                     pg/sg

132         Bill Laimbeer                      c

131         Rod Strickland                   pg

130         Terrell Brandon                 pg

129         Antawn Jamison               pf/sf

128         Sam Jones                           sg/sf

127         Terry Cummings               pf/sf

126         Manu Ginobili                    sg

125         Norm Nixon                       pg

124         Neil Johnston                    sf/pf

123         Baron Davis                        pg

122         Dan Issel                              c/pf

121         Shawn Kemp                     pf/c

120         Vince Carter                       sg/sf

119         Joe Dumars                        sg/pg

118         Larry Nance                        pf

117         Walt Frazier                        pg

116         Bill Sharman                       sg/pg

115         Kiki Vandeweghe                   sf

114         Brad Daugherty                      c

113         Dave Bing                            sg

112         Derrick Coleman               pf/c

111         Jamaal Wilkes                    sf

110         Hal Greer                             sg

109         Dennis Rodman                                pf/sf/c

108         Reggie Miller                      sg/sf

107         Dennis Johnson                                sg/pg

106         Dolph Schayes                   pf/c

105         Dave DeBusschere          pf/sf/c

104         Jack Sikma                           c

103         Micheal Ray Richardson sg/pg

102         Chris Bosh                           pf

101         Amare Stoudemire         pf/c

100         Tom Chambers                 pf/c/sf

99           Willis Reed                          c/pf                       

98           Earl Monroe                       sg/pg

97           Wes Unseld                        pf/c

96           Chauncey Billups              pg

95           Mitch Richmond               sg/sf

94           World B. Free                    sg/pg

93           Maurice Lucas                   pf

92           Carmelo Anthony            sf

91           Gail Goodrich                     pg/sg

90           Anfernee Hardaway          sg/pg/sf

89           Paul Arizin                           sf/pf/sg

88           Mark Price                          pg

87           Maurice Cheeks               pg

86           Ralph Sampson                 c

85           Tom Heinsohn                   sf/pf

84           Michael Adams                 pg/sg

83           Sidney Moncrief               sg/sf

82           Dirk Nowitzki                     pf/sf/c

81           James Worthy                   sf/pf

80           Kevin Durant                      sf

79           Jason Kidd                           pg

78           Tim Hardaway                   pg

77           George Mikan                   c

76           David Thompson              sg/sf

75           Artis Gilmore                     c

74           Lafayette Lever                               sg/pg

73           Alvin Robertson                sg/sf

72           Tony Parker                        pg

71           Tracy McGrady                  sf/sg

70           Calvin Murphy                   pg

69           Grant Hill                             sf/sg

68           Lenny Wilkens                   pg

67           Pau Gasol                            pf/c

66           Paul Pierce                          sf/sg

65           Chris Mullin                        sf/sg

64           Chris Webber                    pf/c

63           Dominique Wilkins          sf/sg

62           Kevin Johnson                   pg

61           George McGinnis             pf/sf

60           Nate Thurmond                c/pf

59           Adrian Dantley                  sf/sg

58           Connie Hawkins                sf/pf

57           Alonzo Mourning             c

56           Marques Johnson            sf/sg/pf

55           Dwight Howard                 c/pf

54           Bob Lanier                           c/pf

53           Alvan Adams                      c/pf

52           Kevin McHale                    pf

51           Mark Aguirre                     sf/sg

50           Walt Bellamy                      pf/c

49           Robert Parish                     c

48           Chris Paul                            pg

47           Bobby Jones                      sf/pf/sg

46           Gary Payton                       pg

45           Jerry Lucas                          pf/c

44           Bill Walton                           c

43           Scottie Pippen                   sf/pg/sg

42           Elvin Hayes                         pf/c

41           Steve Nash                         pg

40           Paul Westphal                   sg/sf/pg

39           Spencer Haywood           pf/c/sf

38           Dave Cowens                    pf/c/sf

37           Bernard King                      sf/sg

36           Pete Maravich                   sg/pg

35           Alex English                        sf/sg

34           Bob Cousy                           pg

33           Clyde Drexler                     sg/sf

32           Billy Cunningham             sf/sg

31           Allen Iverson                     sg/pg

30           Patrick Ewing                     c

29           Nate Archibald                  pg

28           George Gervin                  sf/sg

27           Kevin Garnett                    pf/c/sf

26           Dwyane Wade                  sg/pg

25           John Havlicek                     sf/sg/pg

24           Jerry West                          sg/pg

23           Bob McAdoo                      pf/c/sf

 22           Karl Malone                        pf

21           John Stockton                   pg

20           Charles Barkley                 pf/sf

 19           Moses Malone                  c

18           Kobe Bryant                       sg/pg/sf

17           Tim Duncan                        pf/c

16           David Robinson                 c

15           Julius Erving                        sf/sg

14           Rick Barry                            sf/sg/pg

13          Isiah Thomas                      pg/sg


12           Bob Pettit                            pf/sf/c

11 LeBron James sf

10 Elgin Baylor sf/pf

09 Bill Russell c/pf

08 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) c

07 Hakeem Olajuwon c/pf

06 Oscar Robertson pg/sg

05 Larry Bird sf

04 Shaquille O'Neal c

03 Earvin Magic Johnson pg/c/pf/sf/sg

02 Wilt Chamberlain c

01 Michael Jordan sg/pg/sf


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