Let’s take a look at the names that are considered to be legendary throughout the long history of basketball.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States as well as in the world. Many athletes have become immortal monuments in the hearts of fans. Here are 10 names that are considered to be the best throughout the history of the sport.
- Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is the obvious name whenever people talk about basketball. Not even 1 view, but most of us have once heard of this basketball legend.
He spent 18 years from 1985 to 2003 playing football across stadiums in the United States. Michael has played 15 NBA seasons, winning 6 NBA championships.
Michael Jordan is considered the top NBA scorer of all time.
- Kobe Bryant
The late legend spent all 20 years playing football just for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe is one of the two best defenders in NBA history, as the best scoring defenders. The other is the legend Michael Jordan mentioned above.
Talent but fate is what people say about Kobe. The 1978-born legend died at the age of 42 after a plane crash in early 2020.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest NBA basketball legends. Abdul-Jabbar is the top scorer in the NBA to the present time. He spent 20 years of his career playing for Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989).
Different from anyone on this list, the legendary Abdul-Jabbar often appears on the field with white plastic glasses (quite similar to midfielder Davids in football).
- Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is an interesting case among the names on this list. In addition to his talent for playing football, he is also known for his ability to read Rap and his interest in acting.
This living legend has released a total of 4 rap albums, and also attended 2 movies throughout his career.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the greatest strikers in the American professional basketball league.