Basketball is one of the most famous sports that you could ever imagine in the history of sports. Many are engaged in joining in this sport and make it as a hobby or even as a career in the long run. Basketball has been loved not just by kids but also the adults and has been added as an extracurricular activity in their school.
Due to the high demands of this sport, it sophisticatedly became a worldwide sport creating the best basketball players and most of them are all in the USA. They all started playing when they are still in their school and with their talents in basketball they easily became a part of one of the most prestigious Basketball association in the world.
These 10 most famous Basketball players in the USA.
Hakeem Olajuwon is known as “The Dream” NBA player during his time. He was born on January 21, 1963 and was drafted in NBA in 1984 by the Houston Rockets. Hakeem Olajuwon made a name in the NBA season during 1993-1994 by grabbing the title of becoming the first Basketball player to be awarded as an NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP as well as get.
Tim Duncan who is also known as Timothy Theodore “Tim” Duncan was born on April 25, 1976 who started playing in the year 1997 in NBA for the San Antonio Spurs. He was also named as the 2005 NBA Finals MVP and has already received 8 NBA All-star Game appearances in the whole span of his career.
The famous Shaquille O’Neal who is also known as Shaq was born on March 6, 1972 is one of the heaviest NBA players of all time with a weight of 325 pounds. He was drafted by the one of the most well known NBA team which is the Orlando Magic in year 1992 and later on became the main man of Orlando Magic’s 1995 NBA Finals stint.
Wilt Chamberlain is known to be the player who is unstoppable and always on top of his game. He was born on August 21, 1936 and played in NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers. He played as a Centre and was known as of the greatest players in the NBA history.
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 and was drafted in NBA by the Los Angeles Lakers. Being one of the best and youngest players in the NBA, Kobe led into winning the team with five NBA championships.
Larry Joe Bird was born on December 7, 1956 who was drafted in NBA by the Boston Celtics in 1978. His position in the leagues was a small forward then later on became power forward. He was known as a holder of a 12 time NBA All-Star award and was able to become a Most Valuable player for three consecutive times in the history in NBA.
Bill Russell is the guy who made a great success with his team which is the Boston Celtics by being a champion for 11 times in just 13 seasons. Bill who is also known as William Felton Russell was born on February 12, 1934 as was named as a Most Valuable Player for five times in NBA. Bill Russell stand as a defensive player and was great in rebounding skill.
Earvin Johnson is one of the most well known NBA players by dominating the inside court for 12 years. He was born on August 14, 1959 and played as a point guard for Los Angeles Lakers. Famous for his nickname as “Magic” he was awarded as the Most Valuable Player in 1979 and led the LA Lakers with four championships.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also known as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. was born on April 16, 1947. He played for 20 seasons in the NBA for Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks. He played as a centre and was awarded six times as a Most Valuable Player.
Michael Jordan also known as MJ was born on February 17, 1963 and played for 15 seasons in the NBA for Chicago Bulls as well as for Washington Wizards. Many people say that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time and in fact, he really is. He was a great influence from in NBA and made an impact not just to his fellow basketball players as well to many basketball fanatics.