Editor’s Note: Over the last week, MSF writers have been presenting their personal lists of the top 20 NBA players of all-time. Jon Washburn presented his very controversial list yesterday, and we also compiled everyone’s votes into one aggregate list a few days ago.
In this post, Kevin Luljak provides his list and backs up each pick with statistics. He definitely goes out on a limb that no one else did with some of his later choices.
Picking the top 20 players ever to play in the NBA is all a matter of opinion. It’s a topic that could be brought up after each season and a person would change their mind each year.
The measure of who the greatest is is also a debate that would change. Being a casual observer of the NBA since the late 80’s, I know what a great player consists of. Sure, the statistics are important, but it’s the overall importance to a team that measures a truly great player.
So, it’s with that in which I will rate the top 20 players of all time, in my opinion.