Basketball Forwards

Basketball Forwards are the all-around players on the court. The best forwards like Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen and Dominque Wilkins could do it all - pass, shoot and dribble.

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Dave DeBusschere

Dave DeBusschere, one of the best defensive players of his era, made life miserable for opposing forwards. In his career that spanned 12 years he averaged 16.1 points and 11.0 rebounds. He later became commissioner of the ABA.


Dolph Schayes

Dolph Schayes played 706 consecutive games from 1952-1961. Only three players in NBA history have had longer skeins. Going pro the year before the founding of the NBA, Schayes finally retired in 1964.

Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit, the first player to surpass 20,000 points in his career, was named first-team All-NBA 10 consecutive seasons. He retired due to injuries in 1965 and was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1970. Read more about Bob Pettit.

Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen ranked with the best all-around players in basketball, dominating in defense, rebounds and passing. He was an integral member of the Chicago Bulls during their title run in the 1990s. Read about this great NBA Forward.

Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale may have been the best low-post scorer in basketball history. He retired in 1993 and later went on to become the vice-president of basketball operations in Minnesota. Learn more about this Celtics forward and his career averages.

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller was the first woman basketball player to dunk in organized play. She was the first woman to be nominated for the Sullivan Award, which is given to the nation's top amateur athlete. Read more about Cheryl Miller and her road to the Hall of Fame.

Renowned for his mental dexterity, "Luke" had a sixth sense for rebounding. Offensively, he ranks with the best long-range shooters in NBA history. He was maniacal, once saying he'd rather rebound than eat.

Karl Malone

Karl Malone's average points and rebounds made him the only NBA player in the top five in both categories. He holds the record for the most free throws attempted and made, and is second in all-time scoring. Read about Karl Malone's totals and honors.

George McGinnis

George McGinnis played the greatest statistical game in ABA history -- 52 points and 37 rebounds. He won back-to-back championships with the Indiana Pacers in 1972 and 1973. McGinnis retired in 1982. Find out more about George McGinnis' 11 pro seasons.

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins was an NBA star with nine All-Star Game selections and two Slam Dunk titles. He was also known as the "Human Highlight Film" for his explosive point bursts on the court. Learn more about Dominique Wilkins's 13-year career.

James Worthy

James Worthy spent a dozen seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers during their peak in the 1980s, playing a steady role alongside stars Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. His efforts got him into the Hall of Fame, too.