SLAM Magazine's top 50 NBA players of all time

6/17/09 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5230 respect

The NBA picked their top 50 a few years back, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the NBA.

Slam Magazine is celebrating their 130th issue, with their own Top 50.

#1 is Michael Jordan, and rightly so. Shaquille O'Neal leads all active players at #4, and Steve Nash closes out the list at #50.

Hell, here's the whole thing, courtesy of TBL. Players in bold are still active.

1 - Michael Jordan
2 - Wilt Chamberlain
3 - Bill Russell
4 - Shaquille O’Neal
5 - Oscar Robertson
6 - Magic Johnson
7 - Kareem Abdul Jabbar
8 - Tim Duncan
9 - Larry Bird
10 - Jerry West
11 - Elgin Baylor
12 - Kobe Bryant
13 - Hakeem Olajuwon
14 - Bob Pettit
15 - Julius Erving
16 - Moses Malone
17 - John Havlicek
18 - Karl Malone
19 - Isiah Thomas
20 - Charles Barkley
21 - Rick Barry
22 - John Stockton
23 - Elvin Hayes
24 - Bob Cousy
25 - David Robinson
26 - Kevin McHale
27 - Scottie Pippen
28 - Jason Kidd
29 - George Mikan
30 - Kevin Garnett
31 - Willis Reed
32 - Wes Unseld
33 - Nate Thurmond
34 - Dolph Schayes
35 - Walt Frazier
36 - Patrick Ewing
37 - Jerry Lucas
38 - Gary Payton
39 - Allen Iverson
40 - Billy Cunningham
41 - Clyde Drexler
42 - LeBron James
43 - Dominique Wilkins
44 - Dave Cowens
45 - George Gervin
46 - Bob McAdoo
47 - Earl Monroe
48 - Dennis Rodman
49 - Walt Bellamy
50 - Steve Nash

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