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Top 5 NBA Players Of The Post Jordan Era

Michael Jordan established himself as the single greatest player in the history of the NBA over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and he motivated and inspired millions of youths to pursue making a living playing professional basketball. Here’s a list of the five best that have followed in the footsteps of the greatest ever.

Kobe Bryant

It was clear from start of his career that Kobe not only admired but attempted to emulate the great Michael Jordan on a regular basis. Having won a handful of titles over the course of a long and illustrious stint in Los Angeles, Bryant has cemented his place atop the list of NBA greats. With an accurate jumpshot, a willingness to slash to the rim and a passion that burns for victory, he is the most obvious choice on this list. Bryant scored 81 points in a game at the Staples Center during his prime, a feat that immediately put him alongside great such as Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.

LeBron James

It is safe to say LeBron James will go down as one of the single greatest basketball players of all time, and after his arrival in Miami it has become clear that he will win several championships. With an ability to go from end to end with just a few long and powerful strides, James literally strikes fear into defenders who are unlucky enough to find themselves between him and the basket. In recent years, James has proven that he can make the big shot when it counts, and his performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012 is a testament to his clutch abilities.

Kevin Durant

As basketball continues to evolve, types of players who have never been seen before continue to arrive on the scene. Kevin Durant is a modern-day freak of nature, with a height that can rival most centers and an ability to handle and shoot the basketball that rivals guards. The least aggressive of the athletes on this list, it is yet to be seen as to whether or not Durant has the ability to propel his team to the league’s greatest heights.

Shaquille O’Neal

When Shaquille O’Neil arrived in the league, he brought with him an aura and mystique that was literally larger-than-life. He banged his way down low for the majority of his career, punishing opposing defenders before hammering down emphatic dunks. His championships in Los Angeles combined with his championship in Miami are certainly enough to include him on the list of all-time great centers, and his likable personality doesn’t hurt either.

Allen Iverson

One of the greatest pure shooters of all time, Alan Iverson was born to put the basketball in the hoop. Although he was never surrounded by much talent throughout his career in Philadelphia, he continuously led the 76ers into the postseason, and his lack of height never once discouraged him from slashing to the rim with intentions of embarrassing anyone who got in his way.

Writen by David Smith.  David is a huge basket ball fan.  He also loves basketball shoes, nba jerseys, and creating his own custom jerseys usng www.dunk.com.au

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