Stephen Curry, the NBA’s MVP a year ago, has been even more dazzling this season. He tops the NBA in scoring, averaging 31.8 points per game, up from 23.8 in 2014-2015. He led the defending champion Golden State Warriors to a 24-0 start — the best in NBA history.
Magic Johnson said, "There's Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us." Larry Bird, following a playoff game where Jordan dropped 63 points on the Boston Celtics in just his second season, appraisal of the young player was: "God disguised as Michael Jordan.".
Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
James Harden leads with 24 points, Chris Paul adds 17 as the Rockets stave off the Warriors and take Game 4, 95-92. Check out the top five plays from an exciting Western Conference Finals Game 4. James Harden intercepts the ball and races downcourt before passing behind him to Chris Paul for the transition layup.
Magic was the best NBA player that's ever played the game. He played during a time when there were more elite teams and elite players than any other time in NBA History! LA Lakers, Boston, Celtics, Detroit, Pistons, Chicago Bull's and other teams. Magic Johnson is the consummate team player and a leader on a team full of all-stars.
Wilt Chamberlain was the greatest player in NBA history, bar none—no offense meant to Michael Jordan. many reasons wilt is never given his due There is a constant stream of idiocy concerning Wilt Chamberlain and the era in which he played found on message boards and blogs throughout the internet, in articles and columns both online and in print, and through the television sports news media.
Kawhi Leonard hopes to be back on the court 'soon,' and wants to finish his career with the Spurs. Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points and LaMarcus Aldridge adds 15 as the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Denver Nuggets, 112-80. Kawhi Leonard drives to the rim before banking home the basket for a three-point play.
All-Time #NBArank enters the Top 20. To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100 ...
Also in 1970, Robertson became part of one of the most important court cases in NBA history. The landmark Oscar Robertson suit, filed by the NBA's Players Association against the league, stalled a proposed merger between the NBA and the American Basketball Association.
Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have a big fan in former Sixers star Allen Iverson. The Answer has already claimed that Ben Simmons is playing beyond his years, and on Tuesday, he gave a ringing endorsement of fellow big Embiid.. Iverson appeared next to Stephen A. Smith on First Take on Tuesday, when Max Kellerman asked who his top five active NBA players are.
Tune in to all of the best plays on a busy four-game Playoff night in the NBA with the Top 10. Kyle Lowry gets the steal but John Wall chases him down and swats his layup off the backboard. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 32 points and five assists as the Raptors beat the Wizards in Game 5.
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who plays center, spent his high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.
In this June 15, 2003 file photo, center David Robinson holds the NBA championship trophy after the Spurs beat the New Jersey Nets 88-77 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio. In this June 15, 2003 file photo, center David Robinson holds the NBA championship trophy after the Spurs beat the New Jersey Nets 88-77 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio.
Griffin’s streak was the second longest in the NBA in 2013-14 and the longest by a Clippers player since the team moved to Los Angeles. • Became the eighth active player to top 6,000 career points before the conclusion of his fourth season and just the 63rd player in NBA history.
Tony Parker passes to a trailing Pau Gasol for the two-handed slam. Danny Green draws the double-team then finds Pau Gasol open underneath for a two-handed jam. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way for Milwaukee with 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Bucks get the win over the Spurs, 106-103.
ESPN’s fun ranking of the top-100 players in the NBA is chugging right along, and today the network unveiled its second Warrior: Klay Thompson.. After dubbing Andre Iguodala the 43 rd-best player in the league, this morning, ESPN crowned Klay the 19 th-best player.
In 1,504 NBA games (the all-time record for a player who played for only one team and games with a single team), of which Stockton started 1,300 (third all-time since starts became an official statistic beginning with the 1981–82 season), Stockton averaged a double-double in points and assists along with 2.2 steals and 31:45 of floor time per game, and he holds other scoring accuracy records as noted above.
Check out the Top 10 plays on a three-game Playoff night in the NBA. Jrue Holiday dominates with 33 points and nine assists to lead the Pelicans to a 111-102 Game 2 win over the Blazers. Damian Lillard passes to Ed Davis and Davis rolls to the basket for a two-handed slam.
Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Pierce was a high school McDonald's All-American and earned consensus first-team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas.
On top of everything else DeMarcus Cousins is able to do, it took him just one offseason to learn how to shoot three-pointers well. One. On top of everything else DeMarcus Cousins is able to do, it took him just one offseason to learn how to shoot three-pointers well. One.
While we can safely pin Jordan as the greatest basketball player to ever play the game, Scottie Pippen's undoubtedly deserves a top-20 spot at the least. He excelled at nearly every facet of the game and should be considered one of the best players throughout the '90s.
Isaiah Thomas catches the quick dime from Brook Lopez and drills the three at the top of the key. Isaiah Thomas swings the lefty lob over to Brook Lopez under the goal for the dunk. Brook Lopez catches the no-look pass from Isaiah Thomas and hammers down the slam dunk.
Jimmy Butler puts up 28 points and grabs seven rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to their first win of the series over the Rockets, 121-105. Chris Paul puts up 27 points and dishes out eight assists as the Rockets defeat the Timberwolves and take a 2-0 series lead with the 102-82 win.
Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers before being drafted first overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA draft.