9 Legendary NBA Players of All Time
9. Bill Russell 1934-2022 – Bill Russell was a legend in the game. He was an 11 time NBA Champion. He was voted 5 time Most Valuable NBA Player. He was a 12 time NBA All-Star. An 11 time ALL-NBA Player and a 1 time All-Defensive Team.
8. Shaquille O’Neal – Born 1972 – Shaq is a very well known figure in sports history. He is a 4 time NBA Champion. A 1 time NBA Most Valuable Player. He was voted 15 time NBA All-Star. He was nominated 14 time ALL NBA. He was a 3 time All-Defensive Team and Rookie of the Year. Shaq currently lives in Dallas, Texas where he downsized to a $1.244 million home.
7. Kareem Abdul Jabbar – Born 1947– Kareem is considered one of the best NBA centers of all-time. He was a 6 time NBA Champion. He was nominated 6 times as the NBA Most Valuable Player. He was a 19 time NBA All Star. Followed by a 15 time All-NBA, 11 time All-Defensive Team and Rookie of the Year. Kareem recently sold his $5.9 million estate in Hawaii and now lives in Manhattan, NY.
6. Wilt Chamberlain 1936-1999– Wilt Chamberlain was a legendary athlete. He was a 2 time NBA Champion. Voted 4 times NBA Most Valuable Player. Was nominated 13 times NBA All-Star. In addition to voted 10 times All-NBA/ He was 2 times All-Defensive Team followed by Rookie of the Year. Wilt measured in at a whopping 7 foot 1 inch tall. Wilt Chamberlain lived in a $14.9 million mansion in Los Angeles California before his passing. His house was known as “The Big Dipper” because he had to dip in order to get through the doorways.
5. Larry Bird – Born 1956– Larry Bird is also a well known basketball legend. He was a 3 time NBA Champion. Voted 3 times for NBA Most Valuable Player. Also made the NBA All star 12 times. Followed by 10 time All NBA, 3 time All Defensive Team and Rookie of the Year. Larry Bird currently lives in Naples, Florida next to one of his neighbors NFL Legend Mike Ditka.
4. Magic Johnson Born 1959– Magic was truly Magical in the sports world. He was a 5 time NBA Champion. Voted 3 times NBA Most Valuable Player. Nominated 12 times NBA All-Star and 10 times All-NBA. He was also NBA’ s all time leader in APG. Magic Johnson currently lives in Southern California where some of his neighbors include Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Adele.
3. Kobe Bryant 1978-2020– Kobe was a legend in sports history that had huge potential until his tragic death. He was a 5 time NBA Champion. Was voted 1 time as the NBA Most Valuable Player. Nominated 18 time NBA All-Star. Voted 15 time All-NBA and was a 12 time All-Defensive Team player. Kobe lives in Orange County California where he owned 3 homes valued at $21.3 million before his passing.
2. LeBron James – Born 1984– LeBron is another epic athlete. He is a 4 time NBA Champion. Voted 4 times NBA Most Valuable Player. He was an 18 time NBA All-Star in addition to 18-time All-NBA. He was voted 6 time All-Defensive Team followed by Rookie of the Year. Due to his fame, Lebron was the first African-American man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. Lebron currently lives in Beverly Hills California in a $36.8 million mansion with his wife who was his high school sweetheart.
1. Michael Jordan – Born 1963– The biggest legend in all of sports history. He was a 6 time NBA Champion followed by Defensive Player of the Year. He was voted 5 times NBA’s Most Valuable Player. He was nominated 14 times NBA All-Star. He made the All-NBA 11 times. Nine times All-Defensive Team and Rookie of the year. Michael Jordan’s huge success in the NBA could be partially due to the fact that he measures 6 feet and 6 inches tall and only weighs 216 pounds. Michael Jordan currently lives in his $12.4 million mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida.