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Bernard King's signature move
was the turn-around jump shot.
listed here stand out as the greatest forwards in the history of basketball
. From lay-ups and slam dunks to rebounds and steals, no one takes it to the boards the way these legends do. In these pages, you can learn about the award-winning defensive skills of Scottie Pippen
, who became a regular on the All-Defensive Team, or the outrageous exploits of the Round Mound of Rebound, Charles Barkley
. You can even go back to the early days of the sport, and learn about one of the first players to take advantage of a jump-shot, Paul Arizin
-- while other players remained rooted to the floor, he gained his points in the air.
Whatever era strikes your fancy, there's plenty to impress among these forwards. And when you've exhausted basketball's legendary forwards, you can continue on to the next page to learn about the record-breaking centers.