<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Sports & Games Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//sports http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//sports <![CDATA[Best of the Single-letter Major League Baseball Cap Logos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-of-the-single-letter-major-league-baseball-cap-logos/roblein

Please rank the single-letter Major League Baseball cap logos from best to worst. Please vote thumbs up for the ones you think are best and thumbs down for the ones you think aren't so hot.

I'm only using the primary cap logos.


Best of the Single-letter Major League Baseball Cap Logos, sports, baseball teams,

Arizona Diamondbacks

Boston Red Sox

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Milwaukee Brewers

Oakland Athletics

Pittsburgh Pirates

Seattle Mariners

Texas Rangers


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Sat, 13 May 2017 00:36:05 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-of-the-single-letter-major-league-baseball-cap-logos/roblein
<![CDATA[The Craziest Stories Of Behind The Scenes WWE Fights]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/behind-the-scenes-wwe-fights/ranker-sports

Professional wrestling has a reputation for fakery. Like other TV shows, WWE programs feature storylines, characters, and of course, drama. However, the ring isn't the only place wrestlers fight. Many times, these athletes settle their beef backstage, where there are no cameras. These are the epic stories of behind the scenes WWE fights, as told by both wrestlers and witnesses. 

Thanks to wrestler biographies, podcasts, and interviews, wrestling fans can hear about the many off-camera scuffles between WWE superstars. Usually, it starts as a heated exchange of words before escalating into a physical brawl with no rules and no referee. One instance involving Chris Jericho and Goldberg resulted in a locker room fight that had to be split up by other wrestlers. Other infamous WWE stories include real fights featuring Big Show, The Great Khali, Kurt Angle, and Brock Lesnar.

While some wrestlers bury the hatchet after a few good punches, others keep grudges, which only makes their storylines juicier. After reading these crazy stories of WWE superstars fighting behind the scenes, you might learn a thing or two about your favorite wrestler. Watching these backstage WWE fights would be awesome, but there's something great (and genuine) about listening to wresters recounting their craziest brawls outside the ring. 


The Craziest Stories Of Behind The Scenes WWE Fights,

The Montreal Screwjob: Bret Hart Punches Vince McMahon Backstage

Every wrestling fan knows about the Montreal Screwjob, which occurred at the 1997 Survivor Series. After winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, Bret Hart signed a contract with WCW in hopes of remaining champion. However, Vince McMahon was against this, so he took matters into his own hands. 

At Survivor Series, the main event match between Hart and Shawn Michaels was supposed to end in a disqualification. Instead, McMahon's plan was put into action. On direct order from McMahon, referee Earl Hebner ended the match as soon as Michaels put the Sharpshooter on Hart. Even though Hart did not submit, Michaels was declared the winner and the new WWF World Heavyweight Champion. 

Backstage in the locker room, McMahon went up to Hart to explain himself, but instead got punched in the face. Now marked as untrustworthy, McMahon became the target of revolt from many wrestlers, including Mick Foley. To this day, the Montreal Screwjob remains the most infamous and controversal storyline twist in professional wrestling. Though McMahon was flamed for his actions, the incident propelled the WWF (WWE) into the successful company it is today. 


JBL Beat The Crap Out Of Blue Meanie On Pay-Per-View

After leaving the WWE in 2000, the Blue Meanie made a surprise appearance at the 2005 ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view event. During the main event, a brawl broke out between the Originals and the Crusaders. Amidst the chaos, JBL, who was infamous for his bullying ways, threw a punch at Blue Meanie's face, opening up a scar on his forehead. As blood spilled from his face, the Blue Meanie retaliated with real punches before the two were eventually pulled apart by the other wrestlers.

Once backstage, JBL confronted the Blue Meanie, shouting, "You were talking about me on the Internet!" Fortunately for the Blue Meanie, the WWE stitched him up and doubled his pay. 

A month later on SmackDown, the two wrestlers met again for a No Disqualification match. The Blue Meanie ended up winning after interference from fellow bWo member Stevie Richards and World Heavyweight Champion Batista. 


Kurt Angle And Brock Lesnar Wrestle

When Brock Lesnar was still a WWE newcomer, he claimed he could easily beat Kurt Angle in a wrestling match, even saying Angle was too small. Naturally, the Olympic gold medal winner took offense to this, so the two set up a wrestling match. Though Angle weighed 80 pounds less, and Angle managed to squeak out a win. He even took down the former UFC Heavyweight Champion a few times.

In the end, Angle proved experience beats size. He did, however, admit that Lesnar scared him, mainly because the 300-pound wrestler was not only agile, but very aggressive. 


Sheamus Vs. Yoshi Tatsu

Allegedly, Yoshi Tatsu beat Sheamus up in 2009. According to rumors, the two were roommates along with Ted DiBiase. During this time, DiBiase and Tatsu were annoyed because Sheamus was using their things, so they both confronted him. An angry Sheamus threw a protein drink mixer at Tatsu, who caught it. Sheamus then tried to attack Tatsu himself, but he was beaten back with ease. Apparently, Sheamus was assaulted so severely he almost cried. 


Buff Bagwell Vs. Shane Helms

In 2001, around the time WWE purchased WCW, Helms and Bagwell had an altercation that Helms described as follows:

"'He said something and I burned him really bad and he got like all offended by it.' Helms continued, 'and he came and hit me in the damn ear. He's like standing on the floor and he outweighs me by 50 pounds anyway. Everybody in there knows I banged my shoulder up, so then he comes and hits me from behind and I kind of just threw a water bottle at him like this and then I jumped out of the ring. And this was just kind of to distract him because now I'm going to go punch him in the face, but he f*cking cracked his head open, and he was bleeding all over the place, and I'm like, 'oh, f*ck'. I really didn't intend for it to do that and I didn't think it would. I don't know. I guess the water in it made it harder.'"

Bagwell has claimed that the bottle was made of glass, but Helms says that’s an exaggeration. We may never know the truth. 


Ric Flair Battles Eric Bischoff

Since their WCW days to the modern WWE era, Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff have feuded over money, control, and legacy. During an interview with Pro Wrestling Torch, Bischoff told his side of the backstage fight:

"...I was sitting on the phone on this conference call, Ric comes in and is literally challenging me. I was looking for the camera because it didn’t make any sense.  I was looking for the camera because it didn’t make any sense... Then it became obvious to me it was far more serious than I initially thought it was. I think Ric took a punch or two, but I was on TV 10 minutes later and I don’t think anybody noticed anything.”

Flair also described the locker room incident in his book To Be the Man, saying he "knock[ed] the cell phone out of [Bischoff's] hand" before climbing on top of him and pushing his finger against his eye. Prepared to brawl, the men were separated by Sgt. Slaughter. 


Chris Jericho And Goldberg Go At It

On the Bubba the Love Sponge Show, Chris Jericho recalled his backstage fight with Goldberg. During the late '90s in WCW, the two wrestlers already had beef since Goldberg refused to work with Jericho, calling him too small. Once the argument reached a breaking point, Goldberg put his hand on Jericho's throat. According to Jericho, he took Goldberg to the ground and put in a front face lock: "My plan was to hold on as long as I could until he got up and killed me." 

When Goldberg did get up, Jericho took him down again. They were eventually pulled apart, but Goldberg kept going, pulling Jericho's golden locks. Once separated, more insults were thrown but the physical violence stopped.


Big Show And The Great Khali Come To Blows

On the Talk Is Jericho podcast with Chris Jericho, Big Show recalled “the worst friggin' fight on the planet" with The Great Khali. You can hear his thoughts in the above video. Backstage in the locker room, Big Show was already fuming mad at The Great Khali for stealing his trademark overhand chop. The two giants hurled insults at each other before getting physical. According to Jericho's book The Best in the World, Big Show threw the first punch. Soon, the "two titans began swinging" in all-out brawl, but nobody could stop the seven-footers. Finally, Big Show missed a wild punch causing him to fall, with The Great Khali tumbling on top. 

Although there was no clear winner, Big Show felt he had lost the fight because "[The Great Khali] didn't go to the hospital." Fortunately, the two wrestlers have moved past their backstage fight and are now on good terms. 


Dave Bautista And Booker T Have A Fistfight

In his own book, Dave Bautista says that he was at fault for not treating Booker T with the respect he deserved, and apparently it led to a lengthy, brutal brawl. The two were at a SummerSlam commercial shoot in 2006, and it’s rumored that five minutes of straight-up fighting happened before the brawl was broken up.

According to Dave Finlay, Booker T's girlfriend Sharmell Sullivan even got a few hits in, allegedly kicking Batista "in the nuts." Although there was "a bit of blood here and there," Finlay said the scuffle wasn't that bad, and "Dave [Bautista] came out on top." 

At the time, it is said that Bautista may have been rubbing some folks backstage the wrong way, and Booker earned himself even more respect and popularity when he got the best of Bautista in the altercation.


The Plane Ride From Hell

This fight took place on May 5, 2002, on a flight headed back to the US after a pay-per-view event in the UK. Due to an hour delay, WWE management and wrestlers were already pretty drunk before takeoff. Once the plane was in the air, all hell broke loose.

Curt Hennig, AKA Mr. Perfect, kicked things off by claiming he was a better amateur wrestler than Brock Lesnar. A brawl broke out in the aisle, with Lesnar taking down the smaller Hennig. Triple H, Paul Heyman, and others ended up separating the pair. Mr. Perfect was later fired from the company. 

Somewhere else on the plane, Dustin Runnels, AKA Goldust, was serenading his ex-wife Terri Runnels until he was stopped by WWE Vice President of Talent Relations Jim Ross. A year later, Goldust was dropped by WWE.

Things finally climaxed when a very drunk Michael Hayes punched JBL in the forehead, opening a gash from an earlier match. After Hayes fell asleep, Sean Waltman, AKA X-Pac, grabbed a pair of scissors and cut off his ponytail. Hayes would later find out about his missing ponytail while going through customs. 

In a statement made by Jim Ross on WWE.com, the WWE commentator described the harrowing event: 

"The flight was about seven hours in length and at times was low-lighted by a handful of people who consumed too much alcohol and consequently acted like children whose parents were away and left the liquor cabinet unlocked. The conduct of this inebriated minority was unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Procedures have been put in place to ensure such conduct does not occur in the future."



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<![CDATA[MMA's Greatest Heavyweights Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mma-heavyweights-of-all-time/steffi-victorioso

Back in the early days of MMA when weight classes didn’t exist, it was the big, towering guys that drew the most attention. Now, even with several smaller weight classes, heavyweights are more exciting than ever. It’s a common misconception that heavyweights are slow and dopey. Don’t let their size fool you - the best heavyweights have as much martial arts skills as they have size. 

Some of the quickest knockouts in the UFC were by heavyweights. These colossal athletes have heavy but quick hands, packing well over 200 lbs behind each punch. Their knockout power is unmatched.

And don’t underestimate their ground game - you definitely don’t want one of these guys trying to submit you. Just imagine arms with biceps the size of your head putting you in a choke hold. Heavyweights use their size to their advantage and have some of the quickest submissions in the UFC

The heavyweight division has its share of legendary MMA fighters. From some of the most beloved pioneers to the most reviled villains of the sport, fans love watching these giants go at it, waiting for that next big knockout. Because the bigger they are, the harder they fall (and punch, kick, knee, and elbow). Check out this power rankings list and vote up the best heavyweight mixed martial arts fighters. 


MMA's Greatest Heavyweights Of All Time,

Andrei Arlovski

Born: 2/4/1979 in Babruysk, Belarus

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 240 lbs

Fighting Style: Kickboxing, Sambo

Record: 25 wins (17 KO/TKO, 3 submissions, 5 decisions), 14 losses (10 KO/TKO, 1 submission, 3 decisions), 1 N/C

Years Active: 1999 to present

Promotions: M-1, Super Fight International Tournament, UFC, Affliction, EliteXC, Strikeforce, ProElite, One FC, WSOF

Known For: Knockout punching power


Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

Born: 6/2/1976 in Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 239 lbs

Fighting Style: Jiu Jitsu, Judo

Record: 34 wins (3 KO/TKO, 21 submissions, 10 decisions), 10 losses (3 KO/TKO, 2 submissions, 5 decisions, 1 draw, 1 N/C

Years Active: 1999 to 2015

Promotions: World Extreme Fighting, Rings, Pride, Universal Fighting Arts Organization, UFC

Known For: First-ever Pride Heavyweight Champion


Bas Rutten

Born:  2/4/1965 in Tilburg, Netherlands

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 205 lbs

Fighting Style: Karate, Kickboxing, Judo, Krav Maga, Wrestling

Record: 28 wins (12 KO/TKO, 13 submissions, 4 decisions), 4 losses (3 submissions, 1 decision), 1 draw

Years Active: 1993 to 1999, 2006

Promotions: Pancrase, UFC, World Fighting Alliance

Known For: Striking accuracy


Dan Severn

Born: 6/8/1958 in Coldwater, Michigan, USA

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 253 lbs

Fighting Style: Wrestling, Judo

Record: 101 wins (17 KO/TKO, 60 submissions, 24 decisions), 19 losses (3 KO/TKO, 9 submissions, 7 decisions), 7 draws

Years Active: 1994 to 2013

Promotions: UFC, Vale Tudo Japan, Brawl at the Ballpark, Universal Vale Tudo Fighting, U Japan, Extreme Challenge, International Vale Tudo Championship, Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation, SuperBrawl, International Fighting Championship, Pride, Gladiators, World Shoot Wrestling, Cage Combat, Brawl in the Black Hills, Dangerzone, Ultimate Wrestling, Ultimate Reality Fighting, Continental Freefighting Alliance,World Extreme Fighting, Rings, Reality Superfighting, Reality Combat Fighting, World Extreme Cagefighting, Iowa Challenge, King of the Cage, Aztec Challenge, Victory Fighting Championship, Ultimate Combat, War at the Shore, Maximum Fighting Championship, Hardcore Fighting Championship, Gladiator Challenge, Rage in the Cage, Seasons Beatings, Pacific X-treme Combat, Enter the Beast, Xtreme Fighting Championship, American Fighting Association, Continental Fighting Championship, Warrior, Northern Fighting Championship, Extreme Wars, Action Wrestling Entertainment, Northstar Fighting Championship, Cage Rage, C3 Fights, Worldwide Fighting Championship, Titans of the Pentagon, Universal Fight Promotions, Iroquois MMA Championships, Hell Cage, Elite 1, Paul Vandale Promotions, Blueblood MMA

Known For: UFC Hall of Famer, first fighter to compete in both UFC and WWE, a long-time veteran of the sport with over 100 fights


Fabrício Werdum

Born: 7/30/1977 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 238 lbs

Fighting Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai

Record: 21 wins (6 KO/TKO, 10 submissions, 5 decisions), 6 losses (2 KO/TKO, 0 submissions, 4 decisions), 1 draw

Years Active: 2002 to present

Promotions: Millenium Brawl, World Absolute Fighting, Jungle Fight, Pride, 2 Hot 2 Handle, Strikeforce, UFC

Known For: Breaking Fedor Emelianenko's 10-year winning streak


Fedor Emelianenko

Born: 9/28/1976 in Rubizhne, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine

Height: 6’0"

Weight: 223 lbs

Fighting Style: Sambo, Judo, Kickboxing

Record: 36 wins (11 KO/TKO, 17 submissions, 9 decisions), 4 losses (4 KO/TKO, 1 submission), 1 N/C

Years Active: 2000 to 2012, 2015 to present

Promotions: Rings, Pride, Yarennoka, Bodog, Strikeforce, M-1, Dream, Rizin, Bellator

Known For: 28-fight/10-year winning streak


Ken Shamrock

Born: 2/11/1964 in Macon, GA, USA

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 204 lbs

Fighting Style: Shoot Wrestling, Kickboxing

Record: 28 wins (2 KO/TKO, 23 submissions, 3 decisions), 17 losses (11 KO/TKO, 4 submissions, 2 decisions), 2 draws

Years Active: 1993 to 1996, 2000 to 2006, 2008 to 2010, 2015 to 2016

Promotions: Pancrase, UFC, Pride, World Mixed Martial Arts Association, Cage Rage, Wargods/Ken Shamrock Productions, Impact, USA MMA, King of the Cage, Bellator

Known For: First UFC Superfight Champion, super-human strength, rivalry with Royce Gracie


Mark Coleman

Born: 12/20/1964 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 205 lbs

Fighting Style: Wrestling

Record: 16 wins (4 KO/TKO, 8 submissions, 4 decisions), 10 losses (3 KO/TKO, 5 submissions, 2 decisions)

Years Active: 1996 to 2010

Promotions: UFC, Pride

Known For: Pioneering the ground-and-pound technique


Randy Couture

Born: 6/22/1963 in Everett, Washington, USA

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 205 lbs

Fighting Style: Greco-Roman Wrestling

Record: 19 wins (7 KO/TKO, 4 submissions, 8 decisions), 11 losses (6 KO/TKO, 4 submissions, 1 decision)

Years Active: 1997 to 2011

Promotions: UFC, Vale Tudo Japan, Rings

Known For: Oldest champion in UFC history (at 43 years old), oldest fighter to defend UFC title (at 44 years old), oldest fighter to win a UFC fight (at 47 years old)


Cain Velasquez

Born: 7/28/1982 in Salinas, California, USA

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 242 lbs

Fighting Style: Wrestling, Muay Thai, Kickboxing

Record:14 wins (12 KO/TKO, 0 submissions, 2 decisions), 2 losses (1 KO/TKO, 1 submissions, 0 decisions)

Years Active: 2006 to present 

Promotions: Strikeforce, Bodog, UFC

Known For: Insane cardio fitness



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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:13:22 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mma-heavyweights-of-all-time/steffi-victorioso
<![CDATA[The Best 2017 NFL Draft Picks]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nfl-draft-picks-2017/ranker-sports

NFL fans, get hyped for the 2017 NFL Draft by voting for this year's best draft picks. With 32 first round picks, teams must carefully choose smart draft picks, while also considering NFL draft sleepers. Predicting these selections comes as no easy task, especially with so many top NFL prospects. Who are the best 2017 NFL draft picks, and who will the Cleveland Browns draft as their number one pick in this year's NFL draft? Several mock drafts show Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett as their top pick. Regarded as a physical freak of nature, the two-time First-team All-American dominated the NFL Scouting Combine.

Other notable first round picks include Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and LSU safety Leonard Fournette. Vote for the football players you think are the top NFL draft picks in 2017, and be mindful of potential draft busts. Don't miss Round One of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27, followed by the second and third round on Friday, April 28 and ending with Rounds Four to Seven on Saturday, April 29. 


The Best 2017 NFL Draft Picks,

Christian McCaffrey

Deshaun Watson

O. J. Howard

Jamal Adams

Leonard Fournette

Solomon Thomas

Myles Garrett

Reuben Foster

Marshon Lattimore

Patrick Mahomes


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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:32:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nfl-draft-picks-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sports-dramedy-movies/ranker-film

Between the thrill of competition and the human stories that are at the heart of athletics, sports dramedies have something for everyone. The top sports dramedies feature complicated relationships and funny dialogue. This is a list of the greatest funny drama movies about sports, including everything from Jerry Maguire to The Longest Yard to The Mighty Ducks.

What films will you find on this list of great sports comedy dramas? A League of Their Own explores a variety of issues, including sexism, corporatism, and the realities of war, with humor and heart. Penny Marshall directed an all-star cast - including Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna - in this sports favorite. Friday Night Lights is another great serious sports movie with a touch of humor. The Sandlot is a beloved coming-of-age tale full of laughs and lessons from the ball field. Other good films featured on this list include Varsity Blues and Slap Shot.

Which of these dramatic sports movies deserves the top spot on this list? Vote up your favorite dramedy, and please add any good movies that are missing.


Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked,

Any Given Sunday

A League of Their Own

Friday Night Lights

Jerry Maguire

Slap Shot

The Longest Yard

The Mighty Ducks

The Replacements

The Sandlot

Tin Cup


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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:42:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/sports-dramedy-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Ranking Every Air Jordan Sneaker Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-air-jordans/mick-jacobs

Since their inception in 1985, Nike Air Jordans have found a place both on the court and within pop culture. Each year another variation on the Air Jordans sneaker design gets released, which left the market with over 30 different designs. The most commons tweaks include added straps, accentuation on the high-top, and/or additional logos or markings on the sides and tongue. But some variations on Air Jordan basketball shoes, like Model 14, introduce unique new aspects like an added shroud over the laces, allowing certain pairs to stand out amongst shoes that already draw the eye.

To help you make a decision on your next purchase, assembled here is every Air Jordan sneaker ever made, enough to dress two entire NBA team rosters. Do you find yourself drawn to the more outlandish color schemes, or do you prefer your Michael Jordan shoes to simply emulate that instantly recognizable Chicago Bulls red and white? No matter what type of basketball shoes you end up choosing, the only important aspect is that they make you feel like Mike.


Ranking Every Air Jordan Sneaker Ever Made,

AJ VIII

Release Date: 1997


AJ IV

Release Date: 1988


AJ III

Release Date: 1987


AJ XI

Release Date: 1995


AJ I

Release Date: 1985


AJ XIV

Release Date: 1998


AJ XIII

Release Date: 1997


AJ IX

Release Date: 1993


AJ VI

Release Date: 1991


AJ V

Release Date: 1990



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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:25:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-air-jordans/mick-jacobs
<![CDATA[Who Is The Best First Baseman In Major League Baseball Right Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-first-basemen-2017/ranker-sports

Regardless if you're constructing a fantasy roster or simply staying up-to-date on the MLB's finest, this list of the best MLB first basemen currently playing helps you narrow it down to the most important players today. The first baseman position usually gets filled by a left-handed player, who are known power hitters with reputations for hitting many home runs. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at covering hit ball along the foul lines, protecting first base, and specializing in defense. Who are the best current first basemen in major league baseball today?

With 11 All-Star appearances and four AL batting championships, Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera remains the best at first base right now. Other great baseball players adept at first base include Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer, Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, and Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt. Vote for who you think are the best MLB first basemen currently playing in the league today. Make sure to also vote for the best current shortstops in the MLB. These guys deserve recognition, especially since they're holding up the legacies of the first basemen before them.


Who Is The Best First Baseman In Major League Baseball Right Now?,

Albert Pujols

Joey Votto

Miguel Cabrera

Freddie Freeman

Ian Desmond

Anthony Rizzo

C. J. Cron

Cody Bellinger

Ryon Healy

Greg Bird


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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:51:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-first-basemen-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Who Is The Best Third Baseman In Major League Baseball Right Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-third-basemen-2017/ranker-sports

Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying abreast of the MLB's finest, this list of the best MLB third basemen currently playing will prove quite useful. As the closest infielder, the third baseman position, also known as the "hot corner," is usually played by a right-handed player who can catch hard line drives and anticipate bunts. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at covering fly balls, protecting third base, and specializing in defense. Who are the best current third basemen in major league baseball today?

With two Gold Glove Awards at only 24-years-old, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado currently stands as the best at third baseman. Other great baseball players adept at third base include Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, and Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson. Vote for who you think are the best MLB third basemen currently playing in the league today. Make sure to also vote for the best current first basemen in the MLB. Such a demanding position demands its own recognition.


Who Is The Best Third Baseman In Major League Baseball Right Now?,

Evan Longoria

Mike Moustakas

Justin Turner

Josh Donaldson

Manny Machado

Anthony Rendon

Kyle Seager

Nolan Arenado

Kris Bryant

Adrian Beltre


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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:58:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-third-basemen-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-womens-tennis-doubles-teams-of-all-time/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams of all time, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. During the open era, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented all-time tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team, then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver; Serena Williams and Venus Williams; and Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of All Time,

Margaret Court and Virginia Wade

Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova

Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez

Serena and Venus Williams

Sarra Errani and Roberta Vinci

Kathy Jordan and Anne Smitih

Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva

Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver

Martina Hingis and Jana Novotná


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:03:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-womens-tennis-doubles-teams-of-all-time/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[Incredible Ways That Sports Stars Have Treated Major Injuries]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/incredible-ways-that-sports-stars-have-treated-injuries/nathan-gibson

Probably the biggest threat to any athlete’s career is the possibility of injury. Any sort of physical activity carries the risk of damage to the body, and that can lead to potentially lengthy layoffs. So perhaps it's not surprising that unconventional sports injury treatments have been developed to help stars get back to action sooner.

Some of the weird ways athletes treat injuries seem too bizarre to be true. Who would ever think to use hamster ovaries to heal broken bones? And how can cheese possibly prevent bruising? But both of these methods - and many more that are just as strange - have been employed by professional players looking to return to the field as quickly as possible.

While the vast majority of individuals will stick with tried-and-true methods that are considered medically sound by most health professionals, others will go to extreme lengths to heal their bodies. In some instances, how athletes treat injuries boggles the mind.


Incredible Ways That Sports Stars Have Treated Major Injuries,

Freezing The Body With Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy began as a treatment for people with chronic illnesses and conditions, like severe arthritis and multiple sclerosis. However, its beneficial effects in helping to ease pain and aid in recovery has led athletes to begin using the therapy as well.

Many Premier League soccer clubs in the U.K. have their own cryotherapy chambers, which expose the bodies of users to temperatures as low as -220°F for around two minutes. Jermain Defoe is a huge proponent of the cryotherapy sessions, believing they may be significantly extending his playing career.


Layering Cheese On Bruises

Lyndsey Vonn created some confusion in 2010, when she said in an interview that she had used cheese to treat bruising on her leg from a skiing accident. The U.S. Olympian confirmed that she had used topfen cheese curd on her shin in an effort to reduce swelling and prevent further discoloration, so that she could be in peak condition for the Vancouver Games just a few months later.

Experts can't find evidence to suggest that cheese would be of any benefit. However, certain enzymes in some cheeses can have anti-inflammatory properties.


Injecting Bones With Hamster Ovaries

When rugby player Kyle Reimers broke his thumb during a match in 2010, he took the unusual step of injecting parts of hamster ovaries into the digit. That's because the ovaries contain a large amount of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-7 (also known as OP-1). Studies have shown that this substance is able to stimulate bone growth, accelerating the speed with which fractures and breaks can heal.

The procedure was an apparent success, with Reimers able to jump back into the action after just four weeks - two weeks sooner than originally anticipated.


Injecting Hamstrings With Goat's Blood

Soccer players often make headlines for their alternative injury treatments. One controversial method that has become popular with players is to inject goat’s blood into hamstrings to help stimulate healing. Soccer stars like Arjen Robben and Peter MacDonald have undergone the procedure multiple times.


Zapping The Brain With Electricity

Halo Neuroscience's headphone-like device uses a technique known as transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) to send electric shocks into the brain. It does this using tiny electrodes in the form of miniature spikes that press just above the ears, allowing the device to zap the area with small pulses. 

Studies have shown that tDCS can have positive effects; it can reduce stress during training and help injured players to return to training sooner. Golden State Warrior basketballer James Michael McAdoo used it in 2016, along with several of his teammates.


Taking Viagra

The erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra isn't normally associated with athletic performance. However, evidence suggests that the drug may benefit athletes who are playing at high altitudes. Viagra increases blood flow, not only to the genitals, but also to the lungs, leading to more oxygen being pumped around the body. When an athlete's blood is more oxygenated, fatigue and injuries may be less likely to occur at higher altitudes.

NFL star Brandon Marshall claimed that he knew of several players who used the drug, while soccer teams have allegedly used it when playing in mountainous regions in South America.


Pulling Out Wisdom Teeth

Little evidence supports the claims that removing one's wisdom teeth will solve muscle problems in the lower body, but that hasn’t stopped numerous sports stars from visiting the dentist to do just that. Theoretically, those suffering with dental problems will hold their heads in unusual positions to numb the pain. This leads to additional pressure being placed on the neck and spine, which causes extra stress on the leg muscles. Removing the troublesome teeth supposedly removes this pressure, and is believed to lessen the chance of hamstring problems.

Australian rugby player Rod Davies had his wisdom teeth removed to address leg injuries in 2010.


Sitting In A Spinning Chair

Addressing concussions has become a major focal point in sports medicine. Although there is little that can be done for someone with a concussion, one company has created the GyroStim to alleviate the injury's effects. The GryoStim is essentially a giant mechanical chair that rotates the entire body of a patient. This supposedly activates the vestibular system, helping to reduce confusion and head pain while improving balance and motor coordination.

Pittsburgh Penguin player Sidney Crosby used the device in 2011, and believes it significantly aided in his recovery.


Using Faith Healing

English soccer player Glenn Hoddle was known for his belief in spiritualism and faith healing during his career. When he became the manager of the English national team in the '90s, he continued to employ the services of his favorite faith healer, Eileen Drewery. According to former player Gary Neville, Hoddle would insist on players having regular sessions with Drewery while on duty, and had staff walk around the field counter-clockwise in order to create positive energy and prevent injuries.


Sticking On Leeches

Bloodsucking leeches have been used in medicine since ancient times, though modern medicine has largely replaced them. Even though leeches may seem archaic today, they are still used in some special cases. For example, Everton striker Louis Saha used leeches to treat a longstanding knee injury in 2010. According to the soccer player, the treatment dramatically eased his pain by reducing the inflammation around the knee.



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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:30:41 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/incredible-ways-that-sports-stars-have-treated-injuries/nathan-gibson
<![CDATA[Who Is Going To Be The #1 Draft Pick In The 2017 NBA Draft?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-nba-draft-prediction-2017/ranker-sports

NBA fans, prepare for the next wave of rookies to tower over your screens for years to come. With so many talented NBA prospects on the horizon, the time is now to make your predictions for the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Though they may be rookies, many of these college players could go on to become one of the best draft picks of all time, making predictions all the more exhilarating. The upcoming NBA draft order starts with Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Orlando Magic. Who will be the number one pick in the 2017 NBA Draft? 

Thanks to his father LaVar Ball, UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball received huge media coverage, boosting the collegiate into greater visibility. In his first season with the Bruins, the freshman averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, and 6 rebounds a game, not too shabby. Other college players who could be number one NBA draft picks in 2017 include University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz and Kansas small forward Josh Jackson, among numerous national and international contenders. Vote for the basketball player you think will go number one in the 2017 NBA Draft. Don't miss the 2017 NBA Draft on Tuesday, May 16 and make sure you dress properly for the occasion.


Who Is Going To Be The #1 Draft Pick In The 2017 NBA Draft?,

Josh Jackson

Lonzo Ball

Malik Monk

Dillon Brooks

Dennis Smith Jr.

De'Aaron Fox

Jonathan Isaac

Jayson Tatum

Lauri Markkanen

Markelle Fultz


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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:10:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-nba-draft-prediction-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/disappointing-nhl-players-2017/ranker-sports

With the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, it's time to look back at the NHL players who failed to meet expectations this season. Many over-hyped NHL players last season saw major drops in their performances, falling on their asses both figuratively and literally on the ice. In a game where one easily loses teeth, you really don't want to lose your edge. This is a brutal sport, and its fans are no less savage in their feelings towards disappointing NHL players. Who is the most disappointing NHL player in 2017? Unfortunately, none of these gentlemen below skated strongly enough to be considered among the best in the league.

In his first season as captain of the Los Angeles Kings centerman Anže Kopitar failed to lead the team in scoring for the first time in nine years. Other underperforming NHL players this season include Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron, Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews, and Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan. Vote for the most disappointing hockey players in the 2016-2017 season and feel free to add any other missing NHL players who disappointed you this season. Don't hold back your feelings, because hockey players can take the hits.


Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?,

Andrew Ladd

New York Islanders


Anže Kopitar

Los Angeles Kings


Bobby Ryan

Ottawa Senators


Cory Schneider

New Jersey Devils


Jonathan Toews

Chicago Blackhawks


Loui Eriksson

Vancouver Canucks


Patrice Bergeron

Boston Bruins


Zach Parise

Minnesota Wild


Brian Elliott

Calgary Flames


Mikkel Bødker

San Jose Sharks



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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:34:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/disappointing-nhl-players-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 2000s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 2000 to 2009, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 2000s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 2000s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Serena Williams and Venus Williams; Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs; and Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 2000s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 2000s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 2000s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 2000s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 2000s,

Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs

Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez

Julie Halard-Decugis and Japan Ai Sugiyama

Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama

Svetlana Kuznetsova and Alicia Molik

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Alona Bondarenko and Kateryna Bondarenko

Martina Hingis and Mary Pierce

Lisa Raymonds and Rennae Stubbs

Nathalie Dechy and Dinara Safina


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:13:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1990s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 1990s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 1990 to 1999, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 1990s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 1990s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva; Martina Hingis and Jana Novotná; and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Helena Suková. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1990s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 1990s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 1990s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1990s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1990s,

Jana Novotná and Helena Suková

Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova

Venus Williams and Serena Williams

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Helena Suková

Gigi Fernández and Jana Novotná

Patty Fendick and Mary Joe Fernandez

Gigi Fernández and Martina Navratilova

Pam Shriver and Natasha Zvereva

Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva

Larisa Savchenko Neiland and Natasha Zvereva


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:15:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1990s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1970s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 1970s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 1970 to 1979, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 1970s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 1970s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Margaret Court and Virginia Wade; Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova; and Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Peggy Michel. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1970s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 1970s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 1970s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1970s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1970s,

Rosemary Casals and Judy Tegart Dalton

Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Fiorella Bonicelli and Gail Sheriff Chanfreau Lovera

Margaret Court and Judy Tegart Dalton

Rosemary Casals and Billie Jean King

Margaret Court and Virginia Wade

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova

Francoise Durr and Betty Stove

Betty Stöve and Wendy Turnbull

Gail Sheriff Chanfreau Lovera and Françoise Dürr


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:16:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-mma-featherweight-fighters/ranker-sports

Don't underestimate the small guys - the best mixed martial artists in the featherweight division are capable of doing more damage than you might think. Usually weighing around 145 pounds, featherweight fighters include martial artists from the UFC, the Bellator MMA, and the WSOF divisions. This list featuress the best featherweight mixed martial artists currently, whose quick feet and swift punches demonstrate that less sometimes is way more. But of them all, who stands as the best MMA featherweight right now, deserving of recognition alongside the greatest fighters in history?

Current UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo often gets called one of the greatest featherweights of all time. A master of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Aldo made waves with his powerful leg kicks and effective takedown defenses. He also has the most wins and knockouts in UFC and WEC featherweight division history, no small feat for a small guy. Other great current MMA featherweight fighters include Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar, and Anthony Pettis. Vote for the best current MMA featherweight fighters and feel free to add any notable featherweights missing from this list. 


Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?,

Frankie Edgar

Cub Swanson

Chan Sung Jung

Patrício Freire

Max Holloway

Jose Aldo

Renato Carneiro

Daniel Straus

Ricardo Lamas

Mirsad Bektic


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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:38:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-mma-featherweight-fighters/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Least Believable Attacks In The WWE]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-least-believable-attacks-in-the-wwe/josephwelkie

In the WWE, the audience must suspend their disbelief for a bit, particularly when it comes to ridiculous WWE attacks. From sorcerers to undead giants to men from outer space, the worst WWE attacks in practice are less skirmish-oriented, more Cirque du Soleil. Obviously this can make for more entertaining TV and some remarkable finishing moves. But sometimes the combat gets too hard to watch because what you see on screen gets too ludicrous.

Most fighters wouldn't be phased by attacks laced with break-dancing moves, and while an ass to the face might offend them, it likely won't lead to a KO. But wrestling, like virtual reality, is all about illusion and escape, and no one can argue the imagination behind these WWE moves that probably wouldn't hurt anyone. So open your mind, and take a look at some of the silliest, most ineffective, and ridiculous attacks in the WWE. 


The Least Believable Attacks In The WWE,

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho's finishing move, the Code Breaker looks stunningly stupid. Though it's supposed to smash the knee into his opponent's face, it just looks far more painful for Jericho, who jumps and then lands on his back. You would be hard pressed to find a world where this move is considered an offensive maneuver.


The Great Khali

The Great Khali was a giant of a man in WWE, but this move always felt gigantically useless. Just smashing a dude's head? That's it? Aside from it being actually impossible to crush someone's skull like that, it just looks ridiculous.


Alberto Del Rio

Okay, this one might be the dumbest on this list. So much must go Alberto Del Rio's way in order for this to work. Every wrestler who falls victim to this move has to help Del Rio out by pulling themselves up to set him up for the double-foot stomp. No self-respecting fighter would ever allow themselves to be attacked like this after the first time they saw it.


Naomi

Naomi slamming her big ol' booty into your face sounds lovely, but honestly doesn't sound too painful. In fact, many people would probably welcome such a move.


Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler's finisher really doesn't look much more painful than a person just falling backwards. You know why that is? Because that's all the Zig-Zag is. Ziggler simply pulls his opponent backwards. Weak.


Scotty 2 Hotty

A drawn out punch with a little bit of break-dancing before it, the Worm could probably qualify as an anime finishing move given its theatrical elements. It takes so much time to set up not even worth it in the end. If WWE ever decides to add dance to it's programming then Scotty 2 Hotty will at least be prepared.


Stone Cold Steve Austin

The most painful-looking part of this move is the kick in the gut that sets up the Stunner, and honestly this move feels like a double-edged sword. In real life, any attempts to do this move in a real fight would likely result in a broken tailbone. 


The Undertaker

While blasphemy to speak ill of the Undertaker, this move takes too much time and effort to set up. Why doesn't the victim just push 'Taker off the top rope as he's walking? Definitely a reasonable option, but in the WWE, reasonable only gets you so far.


X-Pac

A move that gets aggressively weird, it basically consists of a X-Pac humping his opponent, which probably only hurts if your masculinity is especially fragile. 


Rikishi

While awful looking, and definitely an unpleasant experience as a whole, Rikishi's Stink Face doesn't appear to be all that painful. Just someone rubbing their butt in your face? Some people out there would just call that "tossing a salad."



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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:56:44 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-least-believable-attacks-in-the-wwe/josephwelkie
<![CDATA[The Worst Players Turned Coaches In Basketball History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-basketball-players-turned-coaches/ranker-sports

Many of the greatest NBA players become coaches after retiring, but unfortunately, many of them turn out to be terrible basketball coaches. The same way a ring doesn't necessarily make a legend, having played basketball doesn't make you necessarily qualified to coach it. Regardless of their status as NBA champions, Hall of Fame inductees, or even MVPs, the league's best basketball players often struggle to win from court-side. Which NBA player should have left the locker room and taken a seat in the stands instead of back at the bench?

From 2000 to 2003, Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas coached the Indiana Pacers after Larry Bird (who was actually one of the best players-turned-coaches). Unlike Bird, Thomas failed to take his team past the first round of playoffs. Four-time NBA champion Kurt Rambis coached the Minnesota Timberwolves for two seasons before he was fired for his 32-132 record. Other notable good basketball players who became bad basketball coaches include Mark Jackson, Brian Winters, and Jason Kidd. Vote up the worst NBA players-turned-coaches and vote down the players who were actually decent coaches. Feel free to add any missing bad NBA coaches who used to be players.


The Worst Players Turned Coaches In Basketball History,

Avery Johnson

254 - 186 over seven seasons.


Bill Cartwright

51 - 100 over three seasons.


Brian Winters

36 - 148 over three seasons.


Earl Watson

33- 82 over two seasons.


Keith Smart

93 - 170 over four seasons.


Kurt Rambis

65 - 164 over four seasons.


Marc Iavaroni

33 - 90 over two seasons.


Randy Wittman

278 - 406 over 10 seasons


Terry Porter

99 - 116 over three seasons.


Wes Unseld

202 - 345 over seven seasons.



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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:49:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-basketball-players-turned-coaches/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Bruins vs Senators Game 2 Ranker!]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bruins-vs-senators-game-2-ranker-/skyonair_

Rank the effort of the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of their series with Ottawa!


Bruins vs Senators Game 2 Ranker!,

Brad Marchand

Dominic Moore

Drew Stafford

Patrice Bergeron

Riley Nash

Joe Morrow

Kevan Miller

Charlie Mcavoy

Tim Schaller

Sean Kuraly


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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:47:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/bruins-vs-senators-game-2-ranker-/skyonair_
<![CDATA[15 Of The Worst Ref Mistakes In MMA History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-mma-referee-calls/steffi-victorioso

MMA referee screw ups happen from time to time. After all, referees are human. Even the most seasoned and trusted refs make bad decisions. But stupid MMA ref calls can be costly, and while there aren't any genuinely stupid MMA refs at the top level of the sport, everyone makes mistakes. A bad call can mean the difference between a champion and a loser. An early stoppage might give an undeserving fighter a win. Missing an illegal blow can cause injury. A late stoppage can leave a fighter unconscious for too long, which can lead to brain damage or worse (death, duh). 

MMA referees do more than just raise the winner’s hand at the end of a fight; they're responsible for the safety of the fighters. Some mistakes are worse than others, but even the slightest oversight can have a huge impact on a fighter’s health and on career. The worst decisions by MMA referees have had serious consequences. Buckle in for the worst MMA ref calls. 


15 Of The Worst Ref Mistakes In MMA History,

Renan Barao Vs. Uriah Faber: Referee Herb Dean

When: February 1, 2014

Where: Newark, NJ

The Call: Renan Barao defended his belt against Uriah “The California Kid”  Faber in the main event at UFC 169. Things weren't looking good as Faber got dropped by a hard right overhand punch from Barao in the first round. On the ground, Barao threw a barrage of hammer fists, which mostly hit Faber’s glove. Faber was fully conscious, still defending, and waiting to get a better position when Herb Dean ended the fight.

Dean called the fight just after Faber gave a thumb's up letting him know he was okay, and, according to a post-mortem on Fox Sports, after Barao gave him a look like "can we call this please?".


Chris Weidman Vs. Mark Munoz: Referee Josh Rosenthal

When: June 11, 2012

Where: San Jose, CA

The Call: Middleweights Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman headlined UFC on Fuel TV 4. In the second round of the fight, Munoz walked right into a big elbow, which knocked him to the mat. Weidman got his back. Unable to defend himself, Munoz absorbed 17 hard right hands to the head  and was bleeding all over the mat before ref Josh Rosenthal finally waved off the fight.


Sheila Bird Vs. Kim Couture: Referee Len Koivisto

When: June 8, 2011 

Where: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Call: Sheila Bird and Kim Couture were slated for the co-main event at AX Combat 1 in Calgary in 2011. In the first round, Bird locked Couture in a tight leg scissor choke. Referee Len Koivisto watched as Couture went limp, calling the fight a full 10 seconds after she lost consciousness. The Calgary Combative Sports Commission investigated the decision and found no fault in Koivisto's actions. It was later uncovered Koivisto had taken, and failed, a course offered by John McCarthy, a well-respected veteran MMA ref. 


Leandro Silva Vs. Drew Dober: Referee Eduardo Herdy

When: March 21, 2015

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Call: A preliminary bout at UFC Fight Night 62 drew controversy, as lightweights Leandro Silva and Drew Dober went to the mat in the second round. As they rolled, Silva attempted a guillotine choke but didn’t have it completely locked in. Dober was calm and coherent, and had no need to tap out. As Dober slipped out of the choke, referee Eduardo Herdy stepped in and waved off the fight, calling it a win for Silva, leaving both fighters confused. The result of bout was later changed to a no-contest. 


Mark Munoz Vs. Roan Carneiro: Referee Jerin Valel

When: Feb 28, 2015

Where: Los Angeles, CA

The Call: Mark Munoz and Roan Carneiro were the last fighters on the preliminary card of UFC 184. In the first round, the fight went to the ground. Carneiro took Munoz’s back and set up a rear naked choke. The choke was locked in so tight, Munoz went to sleep after a few seconds. Referee Jerin Valel was right in front of the action and did nothing. Carneiro yelled to Valel that Munoz was out. Still, it took Valel 10 seconds to call it. 


Anthony Johnson Vs. Kevin Burns: Referee Steve Mazzagatti

When: July 19, 2008

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Call: The fight between Anthony Johnson and Kevin Burns at UFC Fight Night 14 ended in pain, controversy, and a lot of boos from the crowd. Burns threw several left palm strikes, poking Johnson’s eyes. Referee Steve Mazzagatti warned Burns about unintentional eye pokes, but they kept coming. In the third round, Burns landed a finger poke in Johnson’s right eye so hard the fight was stopped.

Plot twist: instead of disqualifying Burns, Mazzagatti gave Burns the TKO win. Johnson later told MMA Weekly “My retina was damaged, possibly detached, and the laceration was pretty long. It was basically from one end of my eye to the other. They did laser surgery that took about two hours, put some stitches on it basically."


Germaine de Randamie Vs. Holly Holm: Referee Todd Anderson

When: February 11, 2017

Where: New York, NY 

The Call: Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie fought for the title in the main event at the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight championship at UFC 208. The fight went to a decision and de Randamie came out on top with a final score of 48-47. With a different referee, the outcome could have been much different.

At the end of the second and third rounds, de Randamie landed multiple strikes after the bell. Referee Todd Anderson only gave de Randamie a warning; a point deduction in either instances would've given Holm the title. 


Pat Curran Vs. Joe Warren: Referee Jeff Malott

When: March 9, 2012

Where: Hammond, IN

The Call: Pat Curran fought Joe Warren for the featherweight belt at Bellator 60. In the third round, Curran swarmed Warren with a barrage of punches and knees. Warren was clearly out on his feet, but ref Jeff Malott didn’t stop the fight. He allowed Warren to endure the beating for another 30 seconds. After a huge right uppercut, Warren crumpled to the mat, and only then did Malott wave off the fight. Warren was suspended for 90 days so he could recover, given the severity of the beating.


Matt Brown Vs. Pete Sell: Referee Yves Lavigne

When: March 7, 2009

Where: Columbus, OH

The Call: Matt Brown came out strong against Pete Sell at UFC 96, throwing head kicks and punches in the first 20 seconds that dropped Sell. Referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight, then changed his mind and told the fighters to continue. Brown continued the beat down, stopping intermittently to ask Lavigne to stop the fight (again). Members of the audience also yelled at Lavigne to stop the bout, and Sell ended up with a severe ass whooping. Lavigne later admitted he was wrong not to stop things earlier. 


Ronda Rousey Vs. Sara McMann: Referee Herb Dean

When: February 22, 2014

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Call: In the Ronda Rousey era of MMA, she was the queen of the UFC, unbeatable, taking out challenger after challenger. At UFC 170, Rousey defended her title against Olympic wrestler Sara McMann, a huge match up: two Olympians going at it. The action started early, both fighters taking swings at each other from the sound of the bell.

Rousey clinched up and put McMann on the fence, then threw a knee into McMann’s liver, dropping her. As McMann hit the mat, she looked for a takedown, but referee Herb Dean waved off the fight. McMann was upset, but refused to blame Dean, saying “I’m not going to blame a referee for something I feel like I should be able to control. I should get up quicker. If you want to win fights, you just have to do it, regardless of what’s going on.”



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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:04:05 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-mma-referee-calls/steffi-victorioso
<![CDATA[Who Are The Best Outfielders In Major League Baseball Right Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-baseball-outfielders-2017/ranker-baseball

This ranking of the best MLB outfielders currently playing will prove a useful asset to anyone maintaining a strong fantasy league or who simply wants to remain informed of the best players in the MLB. Since outfielders cover many different bases (pun intended), keeping track of them all gets a little tricky, but a well-rounded outfielder stands out. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at catching fly balls, throwing them back into the infield, and staying in tune with the rest of their team. 

2016 American League MVP Mike Trout still remains one of the best outfielders in the MLB. Other adept outfielders include Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton, and Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon. Vote for who you think are the best MLB outfielders currently playing in the league today. Including the best right fielders, best left fielders, and the best center fielders, this list also features many of the greatest baseball players in the league right now. As valuable as the diamond they play on, baseball players who are strongest in the outfield deserve some love.


Who Are The Best Outfielders In Major League Baseball Right Now?,

Andrew McCutchen

Yoenis Céspedes

Bryce Harper

Eduardo Núñez

Giancarlo Stanton

Jarrod Dyson

Mike Trout

George Springer

Aaron Judge

Mookie Betts


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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:14:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-baseball-outfielders-2017/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Who Are The Best Shortstops In Major League Baseball Right Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-baseball-shortstops-2017/ranker-baseball

Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying abreast of the MLB's finest, this list of the best MLB shortstops currently playing will prove to be quite useful. Also rather useful, the shortstop position, which on average receives the most baseballs coming their way, requiring a top notch player's focus and quick reflexes. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at covering ground balls, protecting second base, and specializing in defense. Who are the best current shortstops in major league baseball today?

In only his third season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2016 National League Rookie of the Year Corey Seager quickly emerged as one of the best shortstops in the MLB. Other great baseball players adept at shortstop include Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, and San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford. Vote for who you think are the best MLB shortstops currently playing in the league today. Make sure to also vote for the best current outfielders in the MLB. Such a demanding position also demands some recognition.


Who Are The Best Shortstops In Major League Baseball Right Now?,

Brandon Crawford

Didi Gregorius

Carlos Correa

Xander Bogaerts

Francisco Lindor

Trea Turner

Addison Russell

Aledmys Diaz

Corey Seager

Trevor Story


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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:28:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-baseball-shortstops-2017/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Who Will Be The 2017 National League MVP?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/national-league-mvp-2017/ranker-baseball

Every year, the MLB names one player as the National League MVP, the one who every team wants seated in their dugout. One of the highest honors in sports, it's to the best players in the game, whose skills, determination, and leadership lead their teams around the diamond straight on to victory. Make your 2017 National League MVP predictions here! 

So who will be the 2017 MLB NL MVP? Will Kris Bryant win the trophy back-to-back, or will it go to Bryce Harper for his second? Can 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager become this year's NL Most Valuable Player? Other notable NL MVP contenders include Joey Votto, Clayton Kershaw, and Buster Posey. While you're at it, be sure to consider the American League MVP predictions as well.

Take a look below and vote up the players you think have the best odds of winning the 2017 National League MVP trophy. 


Who Will Be The 2017 National League MVP?,

Clayton Kershaw

Mark Reynolds

Ryan Zimmerman

Bryce Harper

Freddie Freeman

Anthony Rizzo

Paul Goldschmidt

Charlie Blackmon

Nolan Arenado

Kris Bryant


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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:29:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/national-league-mvp-2017/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Who Will Be The 2017 American League MVP?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/american-league-mvp-2017/ranker-baseball

Every year, the MLB names one player as the American League MVP, for the one player who truly stepped up to the plate, no pun intended. One of the highest honors in sports, the American League MVP goes to the best players in the game, whose skills, determination, and leadership propelled their teams to victory. Make your 2017 American League MVP predictions below! 

So who will be the 2017 the American League MVP? Will Mike Trout win the trophy for the third time, or will it go to Josh Donaldson for his second? Can Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts become the AL Most Valuable Player after returning from his surgery? Other notable AL MVP contenders include Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, and Francisco Lindor. This, of course, doesn't even cover the National League MVP predictions, which you should also take the time to consider.

Take a look below and vote up the players you think have the best odds of winning the 2017 American League MVP trophy.


Who Will Be The 2017 American League MVP?,

Miguel Cabrera

Starlin Castro

Chris Sale

Manny Machado

Mike Trout

José Altuve

Carlos Correa

Francisco Lindor

Aaron Judge

Mookie Betts


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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:24:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/american-league-mvp-2017/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[Who Will Win The 2017 World Series?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-2017-world-series/ranker-baseball

Baseball fans, get ready to cast your votes predicting for which team will win the 2017 World Series. With only one Commissioner's Trophy, 30 MLB teams will all compete to become the 2017 World Series Champion, but who will claim the trophy? Let the world hear your bold World Series 2017 predictions.

Last year, the Chicago Cubs broke their curse by winning their first World Series championship since 1908. Other contenders include the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees. But like a runner on first base, you never quite know who will surprise you and go for a steal.

Vote for the baseball team you think is most likely to win the World Series this year. Then, make sure to also vote for the 2017 American League MVP and the 2017 National League MVP.


Who Will Win The 2017 World Series?,

Atlanta Braves

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Chicago Cubs

Cleveland Indians

Colorado Rockies

Houston Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers

St. Louis Cardinals

Washington Nationals


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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:09:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-2017-world-series/ranker-baseball
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1980s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 1980s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 1980 to 1989, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 1980s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 1980s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver; Jana Novotná and Helena Suková; and Gabriela Sabatini and Steffi Graf. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1980s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 1980s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 1980s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1980s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1980s,

Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith

Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer and Tanya Harford

Claudia Kohde-Kilsch and Helena Suková

Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova and Betsy Nagelsen

Kathy Jordan and Elizabeth Sayers Smylie

Martina Navratilova and Andrea Temesvári

Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer and Candy Reynolds

Rosemary Casals and Wendy Turnbull

Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:12:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1960s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1960s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 1960s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 1960 to 1969, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 1960s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 1960s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard; Karen Hantze Susman and Billie Jean King; and Margaret Court and Lesley Turner Bowrey. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1960s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 1960s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 1960s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1960s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1960s,

Darlene Hard and Lesley Turner Bowrey

Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard

Karen Hantze Susman and Billie Jean King

Maria Bueno and Christine Truman Janes

Margaret Court and Lesley Turner Bowrey

Mary Carter Reitano and Margaret Court

Maria Bueno and Margaret Court

Margaret Court and Judy Tegart Dalton

Carole Caldwell Graebner and Nancy Richey Gunter

Françoise Dürr and Ann Haydon-Jones


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:14:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1960s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1950s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1950s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 1950s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 1950 to 1959, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 1950s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 1950s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Thelma Coye Long and Nancye Wynne Bolton; Maureen Connolly Brinker and Julie Sampson Haywood; and Louise Brough Clapp and Doris Hart. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1950s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 1950s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 1950s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1950s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1950s,

Maureen Connolly Brinker and Julie Sampson Haywood

Maureen Connolly Brinker and Nell Hall Hopman

Beverly Baker Fleitz and Darlene Hard

Doris Hart and Shirley Fry Irvin

Maria Bueno and Althea Gibson

Louise Brough Clapp and Doris Hart

Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson

Louise Brough Clapp and Margaret Osborne duPont

Renee Schuurman Haygarth and Sandra Reynolds Price

Shirley Bloomer Brasher and Darlene Hard


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:16:22 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1950s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1940s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1940s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis doubles teams from 1940s, listed by popularity with photos of the doubles teams when available. From 1940 to 1949, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis doubles teams of all time. These are some of the most talented 1940s tennis doubles teams to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis doubles team from the 1940s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of women's doubles teams, including Thelma Coye Long and Nancye Wynne Bolton; Sarah Palfrey Cooke and Alice Marble; and Patricia Canning Todd and Doris Hart. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1940s female tennis doubles teams?" and "Who is the best female tennis doubles team of 1940s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary women's tennis doubles teams of the 1940s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1940s female tennis doubles teams to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Doubles Teams of the 1940s,

Joyce Fitch and Mary Bevis Hawton

Patricia Canning Todd and Doris Hart

Sarah Palfrey Cooke and Margaret Osborne duPont

Louise Brough Clapp and Margaret Osborne duPont

Thelma Coyne Long and Nancy Wynne Bolton

Sarah Palfrey Cooke and Alice Marble


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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:15:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1940s-womens-tennis-doubles-teams/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 2000s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 2000 to 2009, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 2000s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 2000s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Maria Sharapova. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 2000s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 2000s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 2000s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 2000s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 2000s,

Anastasia Myskina

Ana Ivanovic

Jennifer Capriati

Justine Henin

Kim Clijsters

Lindsay Davenport

Maria Sharapova

Mary Pierce

Serena Williams

Venus Williams


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:13:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1990s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1990s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1990 to 1999, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1990s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1990s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, and Martina Hingis. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1990s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1990s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1990s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1990s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1990s,

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Conchita Martínez

Gabriela Sabatini

Jana Novotná

Lindsay Davenport

Martina Hingis

Martina Navratilova

Mary Pierce

Monica Seles

Steffi Graf


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:17:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1990s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1980s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1980 to 1989, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1980s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1980s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1980s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1980s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1980s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1980s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1980s,

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Chris Evert

Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Hana Mandlíková

Martina Navratilova

Steffi Graf

Tracy Austin


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:18:41 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1970s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1970s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1970 to 1979, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1970s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1970s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Chris Evert, Margaret Court, and Billie Jean King. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1970s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1970s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1970s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1970s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1970s,

Barbara Jordan

Billie Jean King

Chris Evert

Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Margaret Court

Martina Navratilova

Mima Jaušovec

Sue Barker

Tracy Austin

Virginia Ruzici


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:19:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1960s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1960s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1960s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1960 to 1969, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1960s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1960s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Margaret Court and Billie Jean King. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1960s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1960s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1960s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1960s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1960s,

Angela Mortimer

Ann Jones

Billie Jean King

Darlene Hard

Karen Hantze Susman

Lesley Turner Bowrey

Margaret Court

Maria Bueno

Nancy Richey

Virginia Wade


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:20:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1960s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1950s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1950s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1950 to 1959, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1950s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1950s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Maureen Connolly and Althea Gibson. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1950s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1950s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1950s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1950s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s,

Althea Gibson

Angela Mortimer

Doris Hart

Louise Brough

Margaret Osborne duPont

Maria Bueno

Maureen Connolly

Thelma Coyne Long

Beryl Penrose

Shirley Bloomer


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:22:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1950s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1940s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1940s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1940 to 1949, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1940s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1940s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Pauline Betz and Margaret Osborne. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1940s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1940s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1940s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1940s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s,

Alice Marble

Doris Hart

Louise Brough

Margaret Osborne duPont

Nancye Wynne Bolton

Nelly Landry

Patricia Canning Todd

Pauline Betz

Sarah Palfrey Cooke


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:21:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1940s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1930s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1930s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1930s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1930 to 1939, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1930s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1930s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Helen Wills Moody and Helen Jacobs. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1930s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1930s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1930s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1930s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1930s,

Alice Marble

Betty Nuthall

Cilly Aussem

Coral Buttsworth

Dorothy Round Little

Helen Jacobs

Helen Wills Moody

Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling

Joan Hartigan

Margaret Scriven


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:22:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1930s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1920s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1920s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1920s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1920 to 1929, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1920s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1920s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Suzanne Lenglen and Helen Wills Moody. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1920s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1920s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1920s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1920s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1920s,

Daphne Akhurst

Esna Boyd

Helen Wills Moody

Kathleen McKane Godfree

Kea Bouman

Margaret Molesworth

Molla Mallory

Suzanne Lenglen

Sylvia Lance Harper


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:23:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1920s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1910s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1910s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best women's tennis players from 1910s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1910 to 1919, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1910s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1910s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Elizabeth Ryan and Molla Bjurstedt Mallory. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1910s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1910s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1910s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1910s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1910s,

Dorothea Douglass Chambers

Ethel Thomson Larcombe

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman

Marguerite Broquedis

Marion Jessup

Mary Browne

Molla Mallory

Dorothy Holman

Geraldine Beamish

Eleanor Goss


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:24:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1910s-womens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/comedy-movies-about-sports/ranker-film

Sports fans take their teams' games very seriously, but on the big screen, athletics can lead to lots of laughter. The funniest sports movies feature underdogs drawing on all their wits to compete against elite athletes. This is a list of the greatest comedies about sports including everything from Happy Gilmore to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story to Slap Shot.

What films will you find on this list of sports comedy movies? In Caddyshack, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and more star in this hilarious look at the members and staff of an exclusive golf course. Brian Doyle-Murray wrote the screenplay for the movie, which was directed by Harold Ramis. The Waterboy - starring Adam Sandler - is another funny movie about sports. White Men Can't Jump is largely a drama, but the snappy banter between Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes is downright hilarious. Other funny movies on this best sports films list include Semi-Pro, Kicking & Screaming, and The Longest Yard.

Which funny sports movie deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to number one, and please add any great comedies that are missing.


The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports,

Caddyshack

Cool Runnings

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

Happy Gilmore

Kingpin

Major League

Slap Shot

The Longest Yard

The Waterboy

White Men Can't Jump


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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:13:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/comedy-movies-about-sports/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Left Handed Players]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-left-handed-players/ranker-sports

Who are the best left handed players currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best lefties playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current dunkers and best current scorers, along with the biggest NBA floppers playing today

The best active left handed players who are currently playing in the NBA are actually among the overall top current NBA players too (Manu Ginobili, James Harden, Zack Randolph, and Brandon Jennings come to mind immediately). 

Vote for the current NBA left handed players that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite (or most hated) player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA southpaws in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Left Handed Players,

David Lee

Greg Monroe

Manu Ginóbili

Mike Conley, Jr.

Zach Randolph

Goran Dragić

Brandon Jennings

James Harden

Isaiah Thomas


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:11:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-left-handed-players/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best (Worst) Current NBA Floppers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-floppers/ranker-sports

Who are the best (worst) floppers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best "actors" playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current shot blockers and best current scorers, along with the best NBA three-point shooters playing today

The biggest floppers who are currently playing in the NBA are actually among the overall top current NBA players too (LeBron James, James Harden, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul come to mind immediately). 

The softest NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually fragile players who fall to the ground from a slight shove or wave their hands like they were shot by a sniper in the building. These aspiring actors are experts at getting the foul calls, sinking their free throws, and whining like crybabies. Although flops are fined, these superstars keep flopping their way to a win. 

Vote for the current NBA floppers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite (or most hated) player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA floppers in any order you want.


The Best (Worst) Current NBA Floppers,

Blake Griffin

Corey Brewer

Kyle Lowry

LeBron James

Manu Ginóbili

Roy Hibbert

Stephen Curry

Tony Parker

James Harden

Marcus Smart


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:06:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-floppers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-ball-handlers/ranker-sports

Who are the best ball handlers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best ball handlers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current dunkers and best active scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top ball handlers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, and Chris Paul come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually quick dribblers who have sick crossovers and can Euro step around their defenders with ease. These ankle breakers are experts at changing directions and hesitation moves.

Vote for the current NBA ball handlers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA players with the best handles in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers,

Chris Paul

Jamal Crawford

Kevin Durant

Stephen Curry

James Harden

Russell Westbrook

Isaiah Thomas

Kemba Walker

John Wall

Kyrie Irving


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:10:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-ball-handlers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-00s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 2000s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 2000 to 2009, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 2000s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 2000s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andre Agassi. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 2000s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 2000s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 2000s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 2000s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s,

Andre Agassi

Andy Roddick

David Ferrer

Guillermo Cañas

James Blake

Juan Ignacio Chela

Nikolay Davydenko

Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:22:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-00s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1990s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1990s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1990 to 1999, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1990s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1990s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1990s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1990s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1990s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1990s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s,

Andrei Cherkasov

Andrei Chesnokov

Andre Agassi

Jakob Hlasek

Jim Courier

Marcelo Ríos

Pete Sampras

Scott Davis

Sergi Bruguera

Stefan Edberg


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:22:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1990s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1980s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1980 to 1989, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1980s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1980s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including John McEnroe and Björn Borg. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1980s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1980s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1980s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1980s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1980s,

Björn Borg

Ivan Lendl

Jimmy Arias

Jimmy Connors

John McEnroe

José Luis Clerc

Mats Wilander

Pat Cash

Stefan Edberg

Vijay Amritraj


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:24:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1970s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1970s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1970 to 1979, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1970s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1970s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Jimmy Connors and Stan Smith. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1970s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1970s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1970s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1970s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1970s,

Arthur Ashe

Björn Borg

Brian Gottfried

Eddie Dibbs

Jimmy Connors

John McEnroe

Mark Edmondson

Phil Dent

Stan Smith

Vitas Gerulaitis


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:21:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[23 Of The Funniest College Basketball Free Throw Distraction Signs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/college-basketball-free-throw-distraction-signs/nathandavidson

Free throw distractions emerged as an art form in college basketball over the years as the sport grew larger and school spirit exploded. Students wave their hands in distracting ways, make homemade signs, and scream obscenities, all uncivilized but entertaining ways to distract shooters on opposing teams.

Humorous game day signs have been a staple of college basketball games for decades, but thanks to modern printing technology and millennial humor, college student sections now take basketball distraction signs to a whole new level in the form of famous celebrity heads, fake child birth, and space cats. They're all part of an ongoing competition in college basketball for the prestigious title of "most annoying fans." In honor of March Madness, entertain yourself with some free throw distraction signs that definitely made an impression on the players who faced them.


23 Of The Funniest College Basketball Free Throw Distraction Signs,

Meanwhile, In Vegas...

VCU: Virtual Cat University

Too Many Holes

Oops, I Missed It Again

The Dynamic Distraction Duo

Here There Be Icons

There's Waldo

Duke's Dreaded Speedo Guy

Mama June In Full Bloom

Send In The Clown


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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:45:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/college-basketball-free-throw-distraction-signs/nathandavidson
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Dunkers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-dunkers/ranker-sports

Who are the best dunkers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best dunkers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current shot blockers and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top dunkers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gerald Green, Blake Griffin, and Dwight Howard come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually athletic jumpers who have huge hops and can slam dunk the ball with power. These high flyers are experts at putting their defenders on posters with their dunks.

Vote for the current NBA dunkers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA posterizers in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Dunkers,

Andre Iguodala

Blake Griffin

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

DeAndre Jordan

Russell Westbrook

John Wall

Anthony Davis

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Zach LaVine


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:56:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-dunkers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Passers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-passers/ranker-sports

Who are the best passers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best passers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current defenders and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top passers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall, and Chris Paul come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually great ball handlers who have good court awareness and know when to make the extra pass. These unselfish players are experts at swinging the ball and assisting their teammates.

Vote for the current NBA passers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA passers in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Passers,

Chris Paul

LeBron James

Rajon Rondo

Stephen Curry

James Harden

Russell Westbrook

Isaiah Thomas

John Wall

Kyrie Irving

Draymond Green


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:06:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-passers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1960s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1960s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1960 to 1969, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1960s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1960s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Arthur Ashe, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, and Neale Fraser. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1960s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1960s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1960s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1960s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1960s,

Arthur Ashe

Bob Hewitt

Butch Buchholz

Clark Graebner

John Newcombe

Ken Rosewall

Manuel Santana

Neale Fraser

Rod Laver

Roy Emerson


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:20:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1960s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1950s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1950s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1950 to 1959, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1950s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1950s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Ashley Cooper, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Frank Sedgman, and Roy Emerson. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1950s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1950s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1950s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1950s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1950s,

Ashley Cooper

Frank Sedgman

Ken McGregor

Ken Rosewall

Lew Hoad

Luis Ayala

Mal Anderson

Mervyn Rose

Pancho Gonzales

Tony Trabert


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:19:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1950s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1940s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1940s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1940 to 1949, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1940s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1940s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Jack Kramer and Frank Parker. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1940s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1940s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1940s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1940s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1940s,

Bob Falkenburg

Elwood Cooke

Bunny Austin

John Bromwich

Wilmer Allison

Marcel Bernard

Geoff Brown

Robert Abdesselam

András Ádám-Stolpa

József Asbóth


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:23:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1940s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1930s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1930s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1930s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1930 to 1939, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1930s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1930s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Don Budge, Jack Crawford, and Henri Cochet. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1930s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1930s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1930s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1930s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1930s,

Christian Boussus

Gottfried von Cramm

Henri Cochet

Bunny Austin

Jack Crawford

Jean Borotra

John Bromwich

Wilmer Allison

Henry Billington

Vernon Kirby


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:51:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1930s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-shot-blockers/ranker-sports

Who are the best shot blockers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best rim protectors playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current defenders and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top shot blockers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis, and Kristaps Porzingis come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually tall players who lock down their man inside the paint and protect the rim at all costs. These DPOY candidates are experts at swatting the ball and protecting the basket.

Vote for the current NBA shot blockers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA rim protectors in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers,

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

DeAndre Jordan

Anthony Davis

Hassan Whiteside

Draymond Green

Rudy Gobert

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kristaps Porzingis

Karl-Anthony Towns


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:08:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-shot-blockers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1920s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1920s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1920s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1920 to 1929, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1920s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1920s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Henri Cochet and Jean Borotra. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1920s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1920s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1920s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1920s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1920s,

Bill Johnston

Christian Boussus

Harry Hopman

Henri Cochet

Bunny Austin

James Anderson

Jean Borotra

Max Decugis

Manuel Alonso Areizaga

John Hawkes


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:27:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1920s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1910s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1910s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1910s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1910 to 1919, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1910s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1910s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Bill Johnston and Maurice McLoughlin. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1910s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1910s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1910s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1910s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1910s,

Bill Johnston

Charles Dixon

Harold Hackett

Herbert Roper Barrett

James Anderson

James Cecil Parke

Norman Brookes

Otto Froitzheim

Alfred Beamish

Chuck Garland


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:49:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1910s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1900s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1900s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1900s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1900 to 1909, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1900s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1900s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Laurence Doherty and William Larned. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1900s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1900s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1900s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1900s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1900s,

Charles Dixon

Dwight F. Davis

Fred Alexander

Herbert Roper Barrett

Lawrence Doherty

Norman Brookes

Reginald Doherty

Wilberforce Eaves

William Clothier

Karl Behr


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<![CDATA[Best Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-phoenix-suns-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Cotton Fitzsimmons was the first Suns head coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award with the Suns. Fitzsimmons would win the award for the 1988-89 NBA season.

The only other suns head coach to win NBA Coach of the Year is Mike D'Antoni. D'Antoni also has more playoff wins, 26, than any other coach in Suns history.

If you love basketball and the Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Phoenix Suns Coaches of All Time,

Butch van Breda Kolff

Cotton Fitzsimmons

Danny Ainge

Dick Van Arsdale

Frank Johnson

John Wetzel

Lindsey Hunter

Mike D'Antoni

Terry Porter

Jerry Colangelo


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<![CDATA[Best Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-toronto-raptors-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Sam Mitchell is the only Raptors head coach to win an NBA Coach of the Year award. Mitchell won the award for the 2006-07 NBA season.

Lenny Wilkens was the first Raptors head coach to win a playoff game. He also coached the most playoff victories (eight) in team history.

If you love basketball and the Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Toronto Raptors Coaches of All Time,

Brendan Malone

Butch Carter

Darrell Walker

Dwane Casey

Jay Triano

Kevin O'Neill

Lenny Wilkens

Sam Mitchell


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<![CDATA[Best Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-philadelphia-76ers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Al Cervi was the first coach in franchise history to win an NBA Finals. Cervi, who was also the first head coach in franchise history, won it all in 1955.

Billy Cunningham is the most recent head coach to lead the 76ers to an NBA Finals championship. Cunningham did this in 1983.

If you love basketball and the Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Philadelphia 76ers Coaches of All Time,

Alex Hannum

Al Cervi

Billy Cunningham

Dolph Schayes

Fred Carter

Jack Ramsay

Jim O'Brien

Kevin Loughery

Paul Seymour

Roy Rubin


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<![CDATA[Best Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-oklahoma-city-thunder-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Lenny Wilkens is the only coach to lead the organization to an NBA Finals championship. Wilkens won it all for the franchise is 1979.

Scott Brooks successfully coached the franchise after it relocated from Seattle to Oklahoma City. Brooks won the 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year award.

If you love basketball and the Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches of All Time,

Al Bianchi

Bernie Bickerstaff

Billy Donovan

Bill Russell

Bob Hopkins

Bob Weiss

Bucky Buckwalter

Lenny Wilkens

Scott Brooks

Tom Nissalke


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<![CDATA[Best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-los-angeles-clippers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Jack Ramsay was the first head coach to lead the franchise to the playoffs. Ramsay would later be named one of the 10 best NBA coaches of all time. 

Mike Dunleavy, Sr. holds the record for highest post season winning percentage (.583). Dunleavy, Sr. also has the most regular season victories of any Clippers head coach with 215.

If you love basketball and the Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Los Angeles Clippers Coaches of All Time,

Bill Fitch

Bob Weiss

Dennis Johnson

Dolph Schayes

Jack Ramsay

Johnny McCarthy

Larry Brown

Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

Tates Locke

Kim Hughes


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<![CDATA[Best New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-orleans-pelicans-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Byron Scott is the only coach in franchise history to win an NBA Coach of the Year award. Scott would win this after the 2007-08 NBA season.

Paul Silas has the best regular season win percentage in team history. Silas' all time win percentage while the team was in New Orleans is .573.

If you love basketball and the New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best New Orleans Pelicans Coaches of All Time,

Alvin Gentry

Byron Scott

Monty Williams

Paul Silas

Tim Floyd

Jeff Bower


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<![CDATA[Best Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-portland-trail-blazers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Jack Ramsay is the only Trail Blazers coach to win an NBA championship, which he did in 1977. Ramsay was also named one of the 10 greatest NBA coaches in 1996.

Rick Adelman lead the Blazers to two NBA Finals appearances. Adelman's Blazers lost both the 1990 and 1992 NBA Finals.

If you love basketball and the Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Portland Trail Blazers Coaches of All Time,

Jack Ramsay

Lenny Wilkens

Maurice Cheeks

Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

Mike Schuler

Nate McMillan

Rick Adelman

Rolland Todd

Terry Stotts

Kaleb Canales


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<![CDATA[Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-los-angeles-lakers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time head coaches.

John Kundla was the first head coach in Lakers' history. He would win five NBA Finals with the Lakers during his 11 season stint as head coach.

Phil Jackson also won five NBA titles with the Lakers. Jackson also holds the record for most regular season wins with 553.

If you love basketball and the Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time,

Bill Sharman

Butch van Breda Kolff

Byron Scott

Del Harris

George Mikan

Jerry West

John Kundla

Pat Riley

Paul Westhead

Phil Jackson


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<![CDATA[Best Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-indiana-pacers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Bobby Leonard is the only Pacers coach to win a championship for the organization. Leonard's Pacers won three ABA championship in 1970, 1972, and 1973.

Larry Bird holds a team records for highest post season win percentage with .615. Bird also won the 1997-1998 NBA Coach of the Year Award. 

If you love basketball and the Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Indiana Pacers Coaches of All Time,

Bob Hill

Dick Versace

Jack Ramsay

Jim O'Brien

Larry Bird

Larry Brown

Rick Carlisle

Bobby Leonard

Frank Vogel

Jack McKinney


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<![CDATA[Best Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-washington-wizards-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Dick Motta is the only head coach to win an NBA Finals for the franchise. Motta won it all in 1978.

Gene Shue was the first coach in the history of the franchise to win the NBA Coach of the Year award. Shue won it for the 1968-1969 season.

If you love basketball and the Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Washington Wizards Coaches of All Time,

Bob Staak

Dick Motta

Eddie Jordan

Gene Shue

Jack McMahon

Jim Brovelli

Jim Pollard

Leonard Hamilton

Randy Wittman

Bobby Leonard


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<![CDATA[Best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-memphis-grizzlies-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Hubie Brown is the only head coach in Grizzlies history to win the NBA Coach of the Year Award. Brown was also the first coach to lead the Grizzlies to the playoffs.

Lionel Hollins was the first Grizzlies head coach to in a Playoff game. Hollins currently holds the record for most regular season wins with 196. 

If you love basketball and the Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Memphis Grizzlies Coaches of All Time,

Brian Winters

Hubie Brown

Johnny Davis

Lionel Hollins

Marc Iavaroni

Mike Fratello

Sidney Lowe

Stu Jackson

Tony Barone

David Joerger


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<![CDATA[Best Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-minnesota-timberwolves-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Flip Saunders is the first and only Timberwolves head coach to lead the franchise to the playoffs. His mot successful season was in 2003-2004 when Saunders' Timberwolves won the Midwest Division.

Other than Saunders, Rick Adelman is the only other Timberwolves head coach to coach the team for more than two complete seasons. Adelman retired from coaching at the end of the 2014 season and was replaced by Saunders, marking Saunders return as head coach of the Wolves.

If you love basketball and the Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Minnesota Timberwolves Coaches of All Time,

Bill Blair

Bill Musselman

Dwane Casey

Flip Saunders

Jimmy Rodgers

Kevin McHale

Kurt Rambis

Randy Wittman

Rick Adelman

Sidney Lowe


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<![CDATA[Best Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-brooklyn-nets-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Kevin Loughery is the only Nets coach to lead the team to a championship. The Nets won two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 under Loughery.

Byron Scott holds a franchise record for playoff wins as a coach with 25. Scott also led the Nets to two straight NBA finals in 2002 and 2003.

If you love basketball and the Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Brooklyn Nets Coaches of All Time,

Avery Johnson

Bill Fitch

Butch Beard

Byron Scott

Chuck Daly

Dave Wohl

Kevin Loughery

Larry Brown

York Larese

Tom Barrise


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<![CDATA[Best Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-denver-nuggets-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Doug Moe is the Nuggets all-time leader in regular season games won with 432. He also has the most playoff wins with 61. 

Second to Moe, George Karl has the next most regular season wins with 432. Karl would lead the Nuggets to the Western Conference finals in 2009.

If you love basketball and the Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Denver Nuggets Coaches of All Time,

Dan Issel

Donnie Walsh

Doug Moe

George Karl

Joe Belmont

John McLendon

Larry Brown

Michael Malone

Mike D'Antoni

Mike Evans


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<![CDATA[Best New York Knicks Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-new-york-knicks-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the New York Knicks Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best New York Knicks Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top New York Knicks Coaches of All Time head coaches.

The only two NBA championships won by the Knicks came under the tutelage of head coach Red Holzman. Holzman's Knicks would win it all in 1970 and 1973.

The Knicks wouldn't make it to another NBA Finals until Pat Riley lead the team there in 1994. The Knicks would lose the 1994 NBA Finals to the Houston Rockets four games to three.

If you love basketball and the New York Knicks Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best New York Knicks Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest New York Knicks Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best New York Knicks Coaches of All Time,

Carl Braun

Eddie Donovan

Harry Gallatin

Isiah Thomas

Joe Lapchick

Lenny Wilkens

Neil Cohalan

Pat Riley

Red Holzman

Willis Reed


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<![CDATA[Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-atlanta-hawks-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Alex Hannum lead the Hawks to their only NBA Finals championship, which he did in 1958. Hannum was selected into the NBA Hall of Fame.

Lenny Wilkens coached the Hawks from 1993-2000. In that time he won the NBA Coach of the Year award for the 1993-1994 NBA season.

If you love basketball and the Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time,

Alex Hannum

Harry Gallatin

Hubie Brown

Johnny Logan

Lenny Wilkens

Mike Fratello

Red Auerbach

Red Holzman

Richie Guerin

Slater Martin


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<![CDATA[Best Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-orlando-magic-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Doc Rivers is the only head coach in franchise history to win NBA Coach of the Year award. He won it after the 1999-200 season, his first year coaching the Magic.
 

Brian Hill coached the Magic to their first ever NBA Finals appearance. Hill's magic would lose the 1995 NBA Finals to the Houston Rockets four games to zero.

If you love basketball and the Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Orlando Magic Coaches of All Time,

Brian Hill

Chris Jent

Chuck Daly

Doc Rivers

Jacque Vaughn

Matt Guokas

Richie Adubato

Scott Skiles

Stan Van Gundy

James Borrego


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<![CDATA[Best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boston-celtics-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Red Auerbach would coach the Celtics to their first NBA championship in the 1957. Auerbach would lead the Celtics to nine more championships between 1957 and 1966.

Bill Fitch lead the Celtics to an NBA Finals championship in 1981. Fitch and Auerbach are the only two Celtics head coaches to win an NBA Coach of the Year award.

If you love basketball and the Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time,

Bill Fitch

Bill Russell

Brad Stevens

Dave Cowens

Doc Rivers

K. C. Jones

Red Auerbach

Tom Heinsohn

John Carroll

Alvin Julian


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<![CDATA[Best Miami Heat Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-miami-heat-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Miami Heat Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Miami Heat Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Miami Heat Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Erik Spoelstra is the first Heat head coach to win back-to-back NBA Finals championships. Erik Spoelstra's Heat won it all in 2012 and 2013.

Pat Riley was the first Heat head coach to win a championship for the Heat, which he did in 2006. Riley was named one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history by NBA.com in 2008.

If you love basketball and the Miami Heat Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Miami Heat Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Miami Heat Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Miami Heat Coaches of All Time,

Alvin Gentry

Kevin Loughery

Pat Riley

Ron Rothstein

Stan Van Gundy

Erik Spoelstra


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<![CDATA[Best Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sacramento-kings-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Lester Harrington, the franchise's first head coach, lead the franchise to its first NBA championship in the 1951 NBA Finals. Harrington was also a co-founder of the organization with his brother Jack Harrison.


Phil Johnson was the first Kings head coach to win NBA Coach of the Year. Johnson would do so in 1975, is second year as head coach of the Kings.
 

If you love basketball and the Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Sacramento Kings Coaches of All Time,

Bill Russell

Bob Cousy

Cotton Fitzsimmons

Dick Motta

Ed Jucker

Kenny Natt

Lester Harrison

Paul Westphal

Phil Johnson

Rick Adelman


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<![CDATA[Best Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-milwaukee-bucks-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Larry Costello would coach the franchise to its only NBA championship in the 1971 NBA Finals. Costello was also the first coach in Bucks history.

Don Nelson is the franchise's all-time leader most regular season games won, with 540. Nelson has also won the most post season victories of any Bucks head coach (42).

If you love basketball and the Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Milwaukee Bucks Coaches of All Time,

Don Nelson

Frank Hamblen

Jason Kidd

Jim Boylan

Larry Costello

Larry Drew

Larry Krystkowiak

Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

Terry Porter

Terry Stotts


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-milwaukee-bucks-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-charlotte-hornets-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Paul Silas holds a franchise record for most playoff games coached with 23. He also holds the record for the most playoff-game wins with 11.

Allan Bristow was the first coach in franchise history to lead the Hornets to the playoffs in 1993. Bristow's Hornets were considered to be the first of the late-1980s expansion teams to be successful.

If you love basketball and the Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Charlotte Hornets Coaches of All Time,

Allan Bristow

Bernie Bickerstaff

Dave Cowens

Dick Harter

Gene Littles

Larry Brown

Paul Silas

Sam Vincent

Mike Dunlap

Steve Clifford


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<![CDATA[Best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-golden-state-warriors-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Edward Gottlieb was the first head coach of the Warriors. In their first season Gottlieb's Warriors won the Basketball Association of America Finals.

The first time the Warriors would win a championship in the NBA was under George Senesky. Senesky's Warriors would win it all in 1956.

If you love basketball and the Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time,

Alex Hannum

Al Attles

Dave Cowens

Don Nelson

Edward Gottlieb

Ed Gregory

Frank McGuire

George Senesky

Neil Johnston

Steve Kerr


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-golden-state-warriors-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-utah-jazz-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Jerry Sloan is the first coach to win over 1000 games with one NBA team. Sloan also holds an NBA record for most consecutive games coached with the same team.

Frank Layden is the only Jazz coach to win the NBA Coach of the Year Award, which he did in 1984. Layden's number "1" jersey is also the only number retired by the team pertaining to a head coach. 

If you love basketball and the Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Utah Jazz Coaches of All Time,

Butch van Breda Kolff

Elgin Baylor

Frank Layden

Jerry Sloan

Quin Snyder

Scotty Robertson

Tom Nissalke

Tyrone Corbin


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-utah-jazz-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-houston-rockets-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Rudy Tomjanovich is the only Rockets head coach to win an NBA Finals. Tomjanovich would win it in back-to-back seasons in 1994 and 1995.

Tom Nissalke was the first Rockets head coach to win NBA Coach of the Year. Nissalke would win the coveted award in 1977, his first season as coach of the team.


If you love basketball and the Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time,

Alex Hannum

Bill Fitch

Don Chaney

Jack McMahon

Jeff Van Gundy

Johnny Egan

Kevin McHale

Rick Adelman

Rudy Tomjanovich

Tom Nissalke


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-houston-rockets-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dallas-mavericks-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Rick Carlisle, the current head coach of the Mavericks, was the first to lead the franchise to an NBA Finals championship. He also leads the franchise in all time playoff victories.

Avery Johnson was the first coach to lead the Mavericks to the NBA Finals. Johnson's Mavericks came up short in the 2006 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.

If you love basketball and the Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Dallas Mavericks Coaches of All Time,

Avery Johnson

Dick Motta

Don Nelson

Gar Heard

Jim Cleamons

John MacLeod

Quinn Buckner

Richie Adubato

Rick Carlisle


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dallas-mavericks-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-detroit-pistons-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Chuck Daly was the first Pistons coach to lead the franchise to an NBA Finals championship. Daly would achieve this twice, in back-to-back seasons, in 1989 and 1990.

The Pistons would not win another championship until Larry Brown took over during the 2003-2004 season. The Pistons would win it all that same year.

If you love basketball and the Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Detroit Pistons Coaches of All Time,

Charley Eckman

Chuck Daly

Curly Armstrong

Larry Brown

Paul Seymour

Ray Scott

Red Rocha

Rick Carlisle

Carl Bennett

Murray Mendenhall


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-detroit-pistons-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-san-antonio-spurs-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Gregg Popovich coached the Spurs to their first NBA championship in the 1999 NBA Finals. Popovich would lead the Spurs to four more NBA titles, for five total rings.

Larry Brown is the only Spurs head coach to be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. Brown would lead the Spurs to two Midwest Conference championships.

If you love basketball and the San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best San Antonio Spurs Coaches of All Time,

Bob Hill

Cliff Hagan

Cotton Fitzsimmons

Doug Moe

Gregg Popovich

Jerry Tarkanian

Larry Brown

Rex Hughes

Tom Nissalke

John Lucas II


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-san-antonio-spurs-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[Best Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chicago-bulls-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
In their time as an NBA franchise, the Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time head coaches.

The first time the Bulls would win a championship was in 1991 under Phil Jackson. Jackson's Bulls would win five additional NBA championships in the same decade.

Other than Jackson, the only Bulls head coach in the NBA Hall of Fame is Jerry Sloan. Sloan also holds a special place in Bulls fan's hearts because he played for the team for ten seasons between 1966-1976.

If you love basketball and the Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
Best Chicago Bulls Coaches of All Time,

Bill Cartwright

Dick Motta

Ed Badger

Fred Hoiberg

Jerry Sloan

Johnny Kerr

Kevin Loughery

Phil Jackson

Bill Berry

Tom Thibodeau


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chicago-bulls-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nba
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Three-Point Shooters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-three-point-shooters/ranker-sports

Who are the best three-point shooters currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best three-point shooters playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current scorers and best current defenders, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today. Having an awesome three-point shooter gives any NBA team a huge advantage.

The top three-point shooters who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Stephen Curry, James Harden, Klay Thompson, and Kyrie Irving come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are long range shooters who can score from anywhere behind the three-point line or even from half court. These active three-point shooters are experts at pull up jumpers and spot up shots. 

Vote for the current NBA three-point shooters who you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA 3-point shooters in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Three-Point Shooters,

Eric Gordon

Kyle Korver

Stephen Curry

James Harden

Russell Westbrook

Isaiah Thomas

Kyrie Irving

Klay Thompson

C. J. McCollum

Damian Lillard


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<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Players Under 25]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-players-under-25/ranker-sports

With the average age of an NBA player being 26 years old, the league's youngest players definitely deserve props. While younger NBA players are generally more athletic and energetic than their older guys, players under 25 might lack league experience, strength, and basketball IQ. NBA rookies, sophomores, and juniors are usually hazed on and off the court in order to build mental tenacity and character. Who are the best current NBA players under 25 today? 

At 19, Los Angeles Lakers' rookie Brandon Ingram is the youngest active NBA player. Currently playing in his first season, the former Duke Blue Devil is averaging less than 10 point a game, but has shown much potential in becoming an elite small forward. Many young NBA players, like Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, have already proved that they will grow up to become NBA superstars later in their careers. 

Vote for the best NBA young players currently playing in the league. Keep in mind that the following active NBA young bloods are under 25.  


The Best Current NBA Players Under 25,

Steven Adams

Kyrie Irving

Bradley Beal

Rudy Gobert

Victor Oladipo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Andrew Wiggins

Nikola Jokic

Kristaps Porzingis

Karl-Anthony Towns


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:48:05 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-players-under-25/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1890s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1890s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1890s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1890 to 1899, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1890s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1890s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Reginald Doherty and Robert Wren. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1890s mens tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1890s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1890s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1890s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1890s,

Dwight F. Davis

Holcombe Ward

Malcolm Whitman

Oliver Campbell

Wilfred Baddeley

Willoughby Hamilton

Clarence Hobart

Valentine Hall

Malcolm Chace

Leo Ware


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<![CDATA[The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1880s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis

List of the best men's tennis players from 1880s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1880 to 1889, tennis had some of the greatest men's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1880s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular men's tennis player from the 1880s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including James Dwight and John Hartley. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1880s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1880s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1880s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1880s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.


The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1880s,

James Dwight

William Clothier

Valentine Hall

William Glyn

Howard Taylor

Ernest Lewis

Quincy Shaw

Charles Walder Grinstead

Godfrey Brinley

Herbert Chipp


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:26:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1880s-mens-tennis-players/ranker-tennis
<![CDATA[The Fascinating Evolution Of Sports Team Logos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sports-team-logos-then-and-now/theodoros-karasavvas

A good sports logo should be emblematic, recognizable by millions of people in every corner of the planet. The crown of Real Madrid, for example, holds more sway than Queen Elizabeth’s crown and that’s no exaggeration. The “NY” of the Yankees is also one of the most famous sport symbols of people wear hats that bear the “NY” whether they root for the Yankees or not. However, have you ever thought about how these famous team logos have evolved throughout the years, and would you recognize your favorite team’s logo if you saw it in its earliest incarnation?

Now's your chance to find out. Collected here are the biggest logos in sports with side-by-side comparisons of their insignias over the years. Like any great logo, these symbols represent not only a team's spirit but also its history. Logos, same as a team roster, go through their own changes and revisions to provide the perfect encapsulation of a team's pride, character, and story.


The Fascinating Evolution Of Sports Team Logos,

Arsenal F.C.

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Chicago White Sox

Denver Broncos

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

Montreal Canadiens

New England Patriots

New York Knicks


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<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Players Over 35]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-veterans/ranker-sports

With the average age of an NBA player being 26.5 years old, the league's veteran players definitely deserve props. Older NBA players lose athleticism and energy, but experience and talent keep them competing with younger players. Seasoned vets also have higher basketball IQs and make great leaders for their teams. Who are the best current NBA veterans playing today? 

At 40, Memphis Grizzlies' Vince Carter is the oldest active NBA player. Currently playing in his 21st season, the 8-time All-Star can still dunk on the young bloods. Many veteran NBA players, like Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, and Manu Ginobili, are also future Hall of Famers because of their long successful careers.  

Vote for the best NBA veteran players currently playing in the league. Keep in mind that the following active NBA veterans are over 35 and have played at least five seasons.  


The Best Current NBA Players Over 35,

David West

Dirk Nowitzki

Dwyane Wade

Jamal Crawford

Kyle Korver

Manu Ginóbili

Pau Gasol

Richard Jefferson

Vince Carter

Zach Randolph


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:07:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-veterans/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA International Players]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-international-players/ranker-sports

With so many of the greatest NBA players of all time being from outside the US, it's time to recognize the best international NBA players currently in the league. From point guards to centers, NBA's top international basketball players are among the best in every position. While some are still learning English, they have no problem Euro stepping around defenders and winning championships (Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki, etc.). Who are the best international NBA players in the league today? 

Hailing from Spain, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol are two of the best big men currently playing in the NBA. In 2013, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo AKA "The Greek Freak" made a big splash in the league, quickly becoming a rising superstar. Other great foreign NBA players include Cameroonian Joel Embiid, French Rudy Gobert, and Canadian Andrew Wiggins. 

Vote for the best international basketball players currently playing in the NBA. If you see your favorite foreign player missing, add him to the list. 


The Best Current NBA International Players,

Dirk Nowitzki

Marc Gasol

Pau Gasol

Steven Adams

Tony Parker

Enes Kanter

Rudy Gobert

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kristaps Porzingis

Joel Embiid


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:38:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-international-players/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Scorers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-scorers/ranker-sports

Who are the best scorers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best offensive players playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current shot blockers and best current defenders, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today. Having an awesome scorer gives any NBA team a huge advantage.

The top scorers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are high output scorers who can shoot from behind the three-point line and drive in the paint. Usually also considered for MVP, these offensive players are experts at scoring from anywhere on the court regardless of how many defenders are guarding them. 

Vote for the current offensive players who you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA scorers in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Scorers,

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

Stephen Curry

James Harden

Russell Westbrook

Isaiah Thomas

DeMar DeRozan

Kyrie Irving

Kawhi Leonard

Klay Thompson


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:52:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-scorers/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Defenders]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-defenders/ranker-sports

Who are the best defenders currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best defensive players playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current shot blockers and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today. Having a lockdown defender gives any NBA team a huge advantage.

The top defensive players who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are hustle players who lock down their man outside the perimeter and inside the paint. These DPOY candidates are experts at stealing the ball and drawing charges.

Vote for the current defensive players that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA defenders in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Defenders,

Andre Iguodala

Chris Paul

Russell Westbrook

Anthony Davis

Kawhi Leonard

Hassan Whiteside

Klay Thompson

Draymond Green

Rudy Gobert

Thon Maker


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:29:41 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-defenders/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/march-madness-snubs-2017/ranker-sports

With only 68 college basketball teams selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, many talented teams were not invited to March Madness despite their winning records during the regular season. While some schools clearly do not deserve to play in the Big Dance, many college teams deserved a spot in the tournament. Which teams were the biggest 2017 March Madness snubs? 

Although they were the Ohio Valley Conference champions in the regular season, the Belmont Bruins were not invited to the Big Dance after losing to Jacksonville State in the OVC Tournament. Other conference champions not selected to play in the NCAA Division I tournament include the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, the Akron Zips, and the Illinois State Redbirds. 

Every year, 32 college basketball teams not invited to March Madness are selected to participate in the National Invitation Tournament. Syracuse, Brigham Young, and Alabama are just a few of the teams that will be playing for the 2017 NIT Championship. Vote up the college basketball teams that most deserved to play in March Madness 2017. Feel free to add other deserving NCAA Division I teams that are missing from this list and make your predictions for the 2017 NCAA basketball championship team!


Teams That Should Have Made It Into March Madness,

Belmont Bruins men's basketball

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball

Syracuse Orange men's basketball

Monmouth Hawks men's basketball

Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball

UT Arlington Mavericks men's basketball

South Dakota Coyotes men's basketball

Illinois State Redbirds

UNC Greensboro Spartans

Colorado State Rams


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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:59:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/march-madness-snubs-2017/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Most Hated Teams In The NCAA Tournament]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hated-teams-march-madness-2017/ranker-ncaa-basketball

As long as there are fans, there will always be haters, and college basketball is no different. Collected here are the NCAA teams fans love to root against and celebrate when they get blasted out of the bracket. Who are the most hated March Madness basketball teams playing in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament? 

When it comes to most hated NCAA basketball teams, the Duke Blue Devils, the Oregon Ducks, and the Kansas Jayhawks always get mentioned. Known for having the best college basketball programs, schools like Kentucky, UCLA, and University of North Carolina, are so universally hated fans will almost always root for the other team. Other unpopular NCAA teams on this list include the Villanova Wildcats, the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

Vote up the 2017 March Madness teams you hate the most. Feel free to also vote up the most hated or annoying college basketball teams that are playing in the NCAA tournament, and make your predictions for the March Madness 2017 champions. Just don't let your hate consume you or distract you from the highlights of this tumultuous time of year.


The Most Hated Teams In The NCAA Tournament,

Arizona Wildcats men's basketball

Duke Blue Devils men's basketball

Michigan State Spartans men's basketball

UCLA Bruins men's basketball

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

Oregon Ducks men's basketball

West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball

Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball

Baylor Bears basketball

Michigan Wolverines men's basketball


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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:23:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hated-teams-march-madness-2017/ranker-ncaa-basketball
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Clutch Players]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-clutch-players/ranker-sports

Who are the best clutch players currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the clutchest players playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best (worst) current floppers and best current three-point shooters, along with the greatest NBA scorers playing today. Having an awesome clutch player gives any NBA team a huge advantage.

The most clutch players who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, and Joe Johnson come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are dependable players who manage the clock efficiently before making the buzzer beaters. These clutch players are expert ball handlers who are able to shoot off the dribble or catch and shoot behind the three-point line. 

Vote for the current clutch players that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA clutch players in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Clutch Players,

Jamal Crawford

LeBron James

Stephen Curry

Russell Westbrook

Isaiah Thomas

Kyrie Irving

Kawhi Leonard

Klay Thompson

Devin Booker

Giannis Antetokounmpo


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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:41:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-clutch-players/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Current NBA Power Forwards]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-power-forwards/ranker-sports

Who are the best power forwards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest power forwards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Also, check out the best current centers and greatest point guards in NBA history, along with the most clutch NBA players today. Having an awesome power forward gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader.

Outstanding power forwards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Blake Griffin, and Dirk Nowitzki come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are bigger players who manage to effectively defend the paint. These power forwards are screen setters who are also able to shoot three-pointers and posterize defenders.

Vote for the current power forwards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of PFs in any order you want.


The Best Current NBA Power Forwards,

Blake Griffin

Dirk Nowitzki

Kevin Love

LaMarcus Aldridge

Paul Millsap

DeMarcus Cousins

Anthony Davis

Draymond Green

Nikola Jokic

Kristaps Porzingis


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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:39:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-nba-power-forwards/ranker-sports