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5 most dominant NBA players of all time

  • Counting down the most dominant players of the game.
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Modified 06 Jul 2018, 12:53 IST

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan

What does being a dominant player mean?

Quite simply, it means being able to transcend the era you played in. The definitive superstar of your time? Well, then hop in a time-machine and be that same superstar you were in your era to the one you have been transported to.

Numbers so great that they should demand the critics do a double take just to believe in them. Highlights so fancy and exhilarating that they are worthy of running on a 24-hour loop. Resume so extraordinary that it speaks for itself.

And with all that said, let's countdown to the five most dominant player in the history of the NBA.

#5: Bill Russell

Bill Russell
Bill Russell

Resume: 11 X NBA Champion, 5 X NBA MVP, 12 X NBA All-Star, 3 X All-NBA First Team, 8 X All-NBA Second Team

The greatest winner of all-time. More rings than fingers. No single individual in the history of basketball has ever come close to winning as much Bill Russell did. From 1959-1966, the Celtics won 8 straight NBA Championships with Russell leading the charge.

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In a stellar 13-year career, he went to the finals a total of 12 times, accumulating an overall record of 11 wins and 1 losses. In fact, he won the last two championships as a player-coach which serves as a tribute to his basketball acumen.


The reason there is no NBA Finals MVP in his resume is that they named the honor after him.

Generally regarded as the greatest defensive basketball player of all time, the big man from Louisiana would have been a force to be reckoned with in any era, because as we know defense wins championships.

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