The best player of all time from every NBA franchise
Every NBA team has a GOAT and some are still playing today. Here are all 30 teams’ best player ever.
Atlanta Hawks - Bob Pettit
Pettit spent his whole career representing the Milwaukee and St Louis Hawks, retiring three years before the franchise moved to Atlanta. The power forward scored over 20,000 points, averaging 26.4 points and 16.2 rebounds per game, grabbing the most boards for the Hawks in franchise history. He led the team to their only NBA championship in 1958.
Boston Celtics - Bill Russell
Brooklyn Nets - Jason Kidd
Charlotte Hornets - Kemba Walker
Founded in 1988, the Hornets are one of the youngest teams in the league. With zero division titles, let alone championships, they have not had the most successful time.
Chicago Bulls - Michael Jordan
Jordan led the Bulls to all six of their title triumphs. He's the NBA GOAT, let alone the best to represent the Chicago Bulls.
Michael Jordan was head and shoulders above everyone else 🐐 pic.twitter.com/eQxiKXeRym— Real Talk 🏀 (@Real7Talk) April 21, 2022
Cleveland Cavaliers - LeBron James
Dallas Mavericks - Dirk Nowitzki
Denver Nuggets - Alex English
Nikola Jokic is well on his way to be the GOAT for the Nuggets, but we'll give him a few more years.
Alex English was the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points in eight straight seasons...he also dropped 51 points at the age of 35.— Retro Awesomeville (@retro_70s) April 18, 2022
Is there a more underrated player in the history of the NBA than English? pic.twitter.com/oMrSPaP2Oh
Detroit Pistons - Isiah Thomas
Golden State Warriors - Wilt Chamberlain
Houston Rockets - Hakeem Olajuwon
Indiana Pacers - Reggie Miller
Los Angeles Clippers - Bob McAdoo
Los Angeles Lakers - Magic Johnson
Memphis Grizzlies - Zach Randolph
His number 50 is the only jersey retired by Memphis.
Miami Heat - Dwyane Wade
Milwaukee Bucks - Giannis Antetokounmpo
Minnesota Timberwolves - Kevin Garnett
New Orleans Pelicans - Chris Paul
New York Knicks - Patrick Ewing
Ignoring the Ewing Theory, the center did everything he could to bring a third championship to Madison Square Garden.
Oklahoma City Thunder - Gary Payton
Gary Payton pulled up to surprise Marcus Smart winning DPOY 👏 pic.twitter.com/FrGtxLWEsR— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 18, 2022
Orlando Magic - Shaquille O'Neal
Philadelphia 76ers - Julius Erving
Phoenix Suns - Steve Nash
He led the league in assists and averaged over 11 per game in five separate seasons.
Portland Trail Blazers - Clyde Drexler
Sacramento Kings - Oscar Robertson
San Antonio Spurs - Tim Duncan
Spurs legend Duncan made 15 All-NBA team appearances and was also recognised on an All-Defensive team on 15 occasions.
Toronto Raptors - Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard was traded to Toronto two years ago after only playing nine games in the 2017-18 season.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 18, 2020
One season with the Raptors, and the Klaw brought the franchise its first championship. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/4HMfkSJIcq