NBA The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time  

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The NBA Best Defenders of All Time  
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108 61
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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108 61
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Bill Russell Center

3
104 59
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

4
77 41
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

5
83 47
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Gary Payton Point guard

6
104 64
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Scottie Pippen Small forward

7
60 29
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Jason Adams added Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

8
120 79
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

9
74 43
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

10
55 40
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Kevin Garnett Power forward

11
46 32
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

12
53 41
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

13
42 36
Bruce Bowen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Bruce Bowen Shooting guard, Small forward

14
35 30
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Gary Thompson added Wilt Chamberlain Center

15
37 33
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

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34 30
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

17
48 49
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

18
44 45
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

19
33 33
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Metta World Peace Small forward

20
32 32
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Stefano Stilt Terrasi added Julius Erving Small forward

21
34 36
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Michael Cooper Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

22
24 28
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

23
24 28
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time

24
15 17
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Tom Derr added Patrick Ewing Center

25
14 17
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Critter bitter added Draymond Green

26
2 4
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
pippopli added Moses Malone Power forward, Center

27
14 20
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Gary Thompson added Manute Bol Center

28
26 36
Wilt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
adan added Wilt

29
8 13
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Kentrell Mcduffie added Grant Hill Small forward

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11 17
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Tom Derr added Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

31
31 44
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

32
16 25
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Walt Frazier Point guard

33
11 19
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Gary Thompson added Mark Eaton Center

34
13 24
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

35
10 23
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Maurice Cheeks Point guard

36
13 37
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

37
5 39
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBA Defensive Players of All Time
Jimi Palmatary added Kevin Love Power forward, Center