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Basketball Legends - Kobe, Iverson, Shaq, Bird, yet others

Basketball legends are as old since the game, but many with the stars have come using this past generation. Though a few names have seeped through from years past (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain) the boys that are renowned for being famous players came out of the 90s: Kobe, Iverson, Shaq, and Jordan. Continue reading to discover a little more about those lesser-known early champions.

Wilt Chamberlain wasn't huge only as they arrived at 7'1" and 300 lbs.; Wilt the Stilt is just about the greatest player of all time. He took part in 13 All-Star games and also on 10 All NBA third and fourth teams. He's been MVP 4x, Rookie of the year in 1960, and has two NBA titles. Younger crowd has several "best" titles, and it is the only real player gain 100 points in a game. He's and also the only player to average above 50 points inside a season. In the career Chamberlain played for that Bay area Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and also the LA Lakers.

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Larry Bird may be the most well-known Celtic, but Bill Russell was the highest team member. Russell played for 13 years, from 1956-1969, and won 5 MVP awards, was on 12 All-Star teams, and is one of the best shot-blockers hanging around. Throughout his 13 years around the Celtics the team won 11 Championship games. Russell was the initial truly famous African-American player in the league.

As part of his 20 year career (1969-89), Kareem Abdul-Jabaar scored one of the most points associated with a player in league history and was awarded MVP six times. He was recognized for his skyhook shot, which put his body between your ball and the basket. Weighing 7'2" tall, this is a risky move. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent 6 years playing for that Milwaukee Bucks before relocating to the LA Lakers. He played on 19 all-star teams and the 50th anniversary team.

Charles Barkley played from 1984-2000 and was voted the 1980's player of year. Barkley was obviously a power forward and skilled rebounder. He helped the Olympic Dream Team win two medals, in 1992 and 1996, and is now a commentator for your sport.

Unlike most NBA stars, Kobe Bryant skipped the NCAA and went pro directly out of senior high school. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets but was quickly traded to and it has spent nearly all of his career around the LA Lakers. He's a 4-time NBA Champion, 1 time MVP and 12-time NBA All Star. He's played on 7 all-star teams.
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