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Here is the ninth part of my Top Ten NBA Players All-Time At Every Position! To be clear, the first slide is the 2nd best player at every position, the second slide is the 3rd best, and so on.
Comparing players All-Time is tough, and people give different weight to stats, accolades, team success, etc. Also, most of us weren’t alive to see a lot of these players play, and the game has evolved a lot, so it can be hard to compare eras. Therefore, if you disagree on some things, that’s understandable. One accolade that I do not care about at all is All-Star appearances, for obvious reasons.
Key Accolades and Best Season Stats:
Stephen Curry: 2x MVP, 3x NBA Champ, 5x All-NBA, 1x Scoring Champ, 1x STL Champ | 30.1 PTS, 5.4 REB, 6.7 AST, 50.4 FG%, 45.4 3P%, 2.1 STL, 0.2 BLK
Kobe Bryant: 1x MVP, 5x NBA Champ, 2x Finals MVP, 15x All-NBA, 12x All-Defensive, 2x Scoring Champ | 35.4 PTS, 5.3 REB, 4.5 AST, 45.0 FG%, 34.7 3P%, 1.8 STL, 0.4 BLK
Larry Bird: 3x MVP, 3x NBA Champ, 2x Finals MVP, 10x All-NBA, 3x All-Defensive, 1x ROTY | 29.9 PTS, 9.3 REB, 6.1 AST, 52.7 FG%, 41.4 3P%, 1.6 STL, 0.8 BLK
Karl Malone: 2x MVP, 14x All-NBA, 4x All-Defensive | 31.0 PTS, 11.1 REB, 2.8 AST, 56.2 FG%, 37.2 3P%, 1.5 STL, 0.6 BLK
Hakeem Olajuwon: 1x MVP, 2x NBA Champ, 2x Finals MVP, 12x All-NBA, 9x All-Defensive, 2x DPOY, 2x REB Champ, 3x BLK Champ | 24.3 PTS, 14.0 REB, 2.9 AST, 50.1 FG%, 16.7 3P%, 2.1 STL, 4.6 BLK
Thoughts? Anything you would change so far?