Famous Basketball Players: Basketball Greats Throughout History
Here is a list of some of the most famous basketball players throughout the history of the game...from the past to the present.
Please understand that this list is in no particular order of greatness, as we feel they have all have a place upon this page. We will, however, be working to create a page that does just that from our standpoint in the near future, so keep up to date. There are several here who I personally do not feel are worthy of being included, but do so because we are basing this upon the culture of basketball over the years, and how fans and the media look upon these players; not necessarily because they are great. It takes much more than the talent and athletic ability of of some of these players for us to consider them truly worthy of being great. We will leave you to guess the ones we feel are only here due to popularity.
Also note that this list may very well leave out someone you deem is worthy of being included. If so please feel free to leave us a comment using the form below and we will seek to place that player upon our list.
As we continue to make this page better we will be creating player bio pages you can use on a daily basis which will give you valuable and specific information for each player on our list (i.e. stats, records, positions, career totals, etc.), so please be sure to check in with us often. If you see a blue name on the list, you are good to go!
Famous Basketball Players of the "Old School"
"Pistol Pete" Maravich
Julius "DR.J" Erving
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Larry "The Legend" Bird
Michael "Air" Jordan
Karl "The Mailman" Malone
David "The Admiral" Robinson
Famous Basketball Players of the "New School"
Shaquille "Shaq" O'neal
Dwayne "D-Wade" Wade
Lebron "King" James
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