Mike, Mamba and Magic: Top 50 Players in NBA History Part V

8. Jerry West

The NBA Logo is one of the best scorers in NBA history, as he has scored 25,192 points in his career, averaging 27 points per game. In addition to his ridiculous shooting, he was also an avid defender, earning the right to be selected in five separate seasons on the All-Defensive Team for the NBA.

On top of his offensive scoring and defensive stop, he dished 6,238 assists and grabbed 5,366 rebounds by the end of his career. He was selected to be an NBA All-Star 14-times and was selected to be part of the All-NBA Team 12 times.

Number 44 was retired in Staples Center along with Chamberlain, Baylor, Abdul-Jabaar, Johnson, Worthy, and Goodrich, but in early 2011 he was also recognized with a statue outside of the arena.


7. Wilt Chamberlain

Mr. Chamberlain was the most dominant player in the NBA as he demonstrated with the Philadelpha 76s and Los Angeles Lakers. For his career, he scored 31,419 points (30.1 ppg), leading the NBA 7 seasons, and grabbed 23,924 rebounds (22.9 rpg), leading the NBA in 11 seasons.

Wilt was also the most intimidating player on the defensive end as he stood over 7 feet tall. His size and athleticism led him to attain four separate NBA Most Valuable Player awards in 1960 and 1966 – 1968.

The most impressive demonstration of his power and dominance was when he scored 100 points in a single game on March 2, 1962 as he played with the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks.


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