The Greatest Basketball Players of All-TimeEveryone--former players, members of the media, avid fans--likes to discuss and debate the topic of the greatest basketball players of all-time. The all-time leading scorer can be looked up in a record book, but "greatest" is a subjective term. To one person it may suggest individual dominance, to another it might mean winning the most championships. The NBA has selected three different official All-Time Teams and the Associated Press chose its Basketball Player of the Century in 1999. In The Greatest Basketball Players of All Time, Part I, I examine those efforts to identify the greatest basketball players and discuss peak value and durability, two factors that I consider to be of prime importance in evaluating great basketball players.
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