RANKED: The 30 Greatest Players In NBA History From #30 To #1

30. Kevin McHale – Boston Celtics – Power Forward


A major piece to the great Boston teams of the 80’s, Kevin McHale made his name through his excellent post game. McHale could score in an unlimited amount of ways on the block, and was near impossible to stop with his back to the basket. When an all-time great like Charles Barkley says that you are the toughest player he’s ever guarded, you’re doing something right.

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29. Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers/New Orleans Hornets – Point Guard


If the Clippers can finally put it all together and win a title, we could easily see Paul soar up this list. That’s looking less and less likely with each passing year, but there’s no denying just how good Paul has been over his tenure in the league. Equally as deadly as a distributor and scorer, Chris Paul is an absolute nightmare on the offensive end. Add to that his career average of 2.3 steals a game, and you have the prototypical great point guard.

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28. Scottie Pippen – Chicago Bulls/Portland Trail Blazers – Small Forward


Every great player needs the “Robin” to his “Batman.” Fortunately for Michael Jordan, his “Robin” also happens to be one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Pippen was a monster on the defensive end, with the ability to guard multiple positions effectively. His unselfishness on offense complemented Jordan well, but make no mistake, Scottie could score the basketball if need be.

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