The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History Basketball Players
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The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

List Criteria: Only players who played power forward for most of their career.

The greatest power forwards in NBA history are listed here on this list of the best power forwards of all time, ranked by loyal NBA fans. The list of top NBA power forwards ever rank among the top NBA players ever and includes some of the best current NBA players.

What makes a great power forward? The best power forwards are quick, versatile, hard-working, rebound and shooting machines. They can sink shots from near and far, and they do it all while making their acts of extreme athleticism seem effortless. But when it comes down to choosing the top power forward from a pool that includes Karl Malone, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan, is it even possible to single out one athlete as the greatest power forward in NBA history?

Who are the best power forwards in NBA history? What skills do the greatest power forwards have? Are power forwards the best players in the NBA? This greatest power forwards list takes the opinions of NBA fans and attempts to name one man the greatest NBA power forward in history. If your favorite NBA player isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him in the quest to pick the best power forward ever.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 561
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    the people's #1
    Tim Duncan

    1976 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 380
    Down 152
    1963 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 325
    Down 157
    1963 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 350
    Down 172

    most listed
    Dirk Nowitzki

    1978 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 334
    Down 151
    1976 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 234
    Down 101
    1957 More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 151
    Down 104
    1945 More
    74
  8. 8
    Up 205
    Down 160
    1961 More
    73
  9. 9
    Up 134
    Down 89
    1932 More
    72
  10. 10
    Up 153
    Down 80
    1934 More
    66
  11. 11
    Up 155
    Down 87
    1969 More
    63
  12. 12
    Up 101
    Down 78
    1951 More
    62
  13. 13
    Up 140
    Down 110
    1973 More
    61
  14. 14
    Up 186
    Down 65

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill Russell

    1934 More
    58
  15. 15
    Up 79
    Down 95
    1940 More
    55
  16. 16
    Up 76
    Down 80
    1940 More
    53
  17. 17
    Up 47
    Down 82

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dolph Schayes

    1928 More
    47
  18. 18
    Up 75
    Down 65
    1957 More
    47
  19. 19
    Up 80
    Down 95
    1974 More
    46
  20. 20
    Up 66
    Down 91
    1970 More
    45
  21. 21
    Up 68
    Down 90
    1963 More
    45
  22. 22
    Up 56
    Down 80
    1960 More
    44
  23. 23
    Up 60
    Down 74
    1969 More
    44
  24. 24
    Up 57
    Down 59
    1980 More
    44
  25. 25
    Up 55
    Down 47
    1965 More
    43
    added by: wiabux
  26. 26
    Up 37
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks
    James Worthy

    1961 More
    42
  27. 27
    Up 19
    Down 17
    1988 More
    35
    added by: jawdon
  28. 28
    Up 16
    Down 24
    1989 More
    34
    added by: jawdon
  29. 29
    Up 23
    Down 26

    Terry Cummings

    32
    added by: GeorgeSchuller
  30. 30
    Up 38
    Down 44
    1943 More
    31
    added by: wiabux
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    Up 12
    Down 22
    1985 More
    31
    added by: jawdon
  32. 32
    Up 10
    Down 14
    1989 More
    31
  33. 33
    Up 7
    Down 13
    1952 More
    28
    added by: JohnWade
  34. 34
    Up 44
    Down 35

    Tom Chambers

    28
    added by: danmedsker
  35. 35
    Up 3
    Down 3
    1963 More
    24
  36. 36
    Up 31
    Down 118

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lamar Odom

    1979 More
    23
  37. 37
    Up 3
    Down 4
    1959 More
    23
  38. 38
    Up 30
    Down 43
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    Spencer Haywood

    23
    added by: danmedsker
  39. 39
    Up 29
    Down 44
    1966 More
    22
    added by: wiabux
  40. 40
    Up 21
    Down 109

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jeff Green

    1986 More
    22
    added by: liljoewheel
  41. 41
    Up 0
    Down 4
    1966 More
    21
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