1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
It could be argued that Abdul-Jabbar was the best player in NBA history. The league’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387) turned in 20 dominant seasons in the league. He posted scoring averages as high as 34.8 (1971-72) and was a 19-time All-Star. His trademark sky hook and all-around fundamental soundness made Jabbar a one-of-a-kind athlete.