Every generation of professional basketball has provided a unique set of stars who dominate the game in a way that few can. Basketball enthusiasts will often use phrases like “The greatest ever,” or “there will never be another.” Generally, these remarks are made in the heat of the moment and if you look closely, you can find comparable stars from every era.
Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West are three of the greatest to ever play the game. All were dynamic, unique and set the standard by which future players at their position would be judged.
Nevertheless there is a short list of active and retired players whose games are quite similar and remind us of those great players of the past.
Here is a list of some of the NBA’s great carbon copies.