Greatest NBA Players Of All Time Basketball Players
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Greatest NBA Players Of All Time

List Criteria: Best basketball players to ever compete in the NBA.

I have studied statistics + player roles, and I include speed, team play, and a measure of offensive rating + defensive rating combined....along with every measure I can think of other than popularity bias to give these player's an all around rating....It is difficult to get the ratings perfect as Team roles affect perception of player's - however, Statistics help, the eye test helps, and having seen some play in more than one role helps, and noticing where, and how many places a player can shoot on the court (or lack of) helps...

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    #1 on the original list
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    #2 on the original list
    Point guard, Power forward

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    #3 on the original list
    Small forward, Power forward

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    #18 on the original list
    Center I have him rated at #2 best Defensive Center, and at #2 Best Offensive Center...and he could be argued as #1 best offensive Center due to his ability to score 50 to 71 points if he wants...the fact

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    #7 on the original list
    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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    #14 on the original list
    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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    #11 on the original list
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    #25 on the original list
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    #32 on the original list
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    #15 on the original list
    Small forward, Power forward

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    #27 on the original list
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    #54 on the original list
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    #51 on the original list
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    #44 on the original list
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    #47 on the original list
    Small forward, Power forward

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