I have compiled many greatest-ever lists. I base these lists on career statistics, championships and production per minute. Many of these lists are considered controversial and several B/R readers claim I choose my favorites to compile my lists.
I got to thinking about who my favorites really are, and I found that the majority of them are not on the those lists. I went through every team and chose players that I have always liked and then ranked them from #40 to #1.
It just so happens, I warn you, that my favorite player of all time is also the greatest player of all time (you know who); but there's a reason behind that. He's not my favorite player because he is the greatest ever, he's my favorite player because he is the reason I fell in love with basketball in the first place.