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.
Willis Reed was the first player named MVP of the regular season All-Star Game and NBA Finals in the same season (1970). He retired in 1974 and went on to coach the Knicks and Nets. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1981. Read more about Willis Reed.
David Robinson is one of four players in history to score 70 points in an NBA game. What's even more unbelievable is that 'The Admiral' was mainly a defensive player. Learn more about David Robinson's career highs, awards and titles.
Bill Russell was named 'the Greatest Player in the History of the NBA' in 1980. His scoring record may have been lacking, but he was an amazing defensive player who could dominate a game. Learn more about this basketball legend.
Shaquille O'Neal, one of the most dominant figures in NBA history, earns millions a year as a movie/rap star. O'Neal ranks with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell as one of the best centers to ever play the game.
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.
In 1950 the Associated Press honored George Mikan as the best basketball player of the first half of the 20th century. He was known as a fierce competitor who often muscled his way to the basket for easy shots.
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.
Hakeem Olajuwon averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first 12 seasons with the Houston Rockets. He retired in 2002 and is considered one of the five best centers in NBA history. Read about Hakeem Olajuwon's averages.
Meadowlark Lemon joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 1954 and played several thousand games over the next 25 years. The highlights of his act included amazing ball-handling and hook-shots from half court.
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.
When Pete Maravich was at the top of his game he was smoking out an outrageous 50-points a night. He retired in 1980 and completely withdrew from the public spotlight. He died at the age of 40 in 1988. Read more about the rise and fall of Pete Maravich.
Tom Gola set an NCAA career rebounding record (2201) that has never been matched. He was a five time NBA All-Star and retired in 1966. He was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1975. Learn more this five-time NBA All-Star and his career averages.
Elvin Hayes tied for sixth best in NBA scoring history and had a nine-year run with the Bullets. He played 1,303 games, a record at that time, and exactly 50,000 minutes. Read more about Elvin Hayes and his greatest moments.
Dan Issel holds the ABA record for most points in a season and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1993. He retired from basketball in 1985 and had amassed 27,482 points throughout his career. Learn about Dan Issel and his career totals.
Michael Jordan is considered to be the greatest basketball player who ever lived. He captured 10 NBA scoring crowns and six NBA titles during his legendary career -- there's really no other player like him.
In 11 professional seasons, Billy Cunningham averaged 21.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He also had a successful coaching career where he brought his team to the NBA finals three times. Read about this Hall of Fame basketball player.
Bob Davies's sleight of hand earned him the nickname "the Harrisburg Houdini." He retired in 1955 and had career averages of 3.7 points and 4.9 assists in 10 pro seasons. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1969.
Clyde Drexler soared into an NBA career in 1983 that would bring him fame, fortune and an NBA championship ring. His best season came in 1991-92 where he averaged 25.0 points and led the Blazers in assists.