In every sport, there are great players that leave a mark in the sport. They have huge contributions and the records they set are hard to break. Basketball has such players as well. This article focuses on some great players in recent basketball history.

Michael Jordan

Born in 1963, Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players and he is actually considered a living legend. He was a shooting guard at Chicago Bulls and he made the team dominant in NBA.

Magic Johnson

He is another great basketball player who was a point guard at Los Angeles Lakers who was born in 1959. He had great strength and abilities and is known for his excellent passes.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar because

Born in 947, Kareem was a centre at Milwaukee Bucks. He is incredibly tall and his shots were hard to block. He shot incredibly accurate shots and had a dedication to the game. His contribution to the NBA is unmatched.

Larry Joe Bird

Born in 1956, he was a small forward as well as power forward at Boston Celtics and was among the NBA’s greatest three-point shooters and was a great dribbler as well.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem was born in 1963 and was a Centre Houston Rockets. Due to his prowess, he was the force behind the Houston Rockets NBA dominance for years. He was great at grabbing rebounds and perimeter shooting.

Wilton Norman Chamberlain

Wilton, who was born in 1936 was a centre for Philadelphia Warriors. Wilton was very famous during the years he played basketball. He was a great scorer and at some point, he scored 100 points in one game.

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal

Shaquille was born in 1972 was a centre at Orlando Magic. He always dominated the game because of his height and strength. He was a great defender and he could block any careless shot.