The top five basketball players of all time


Nia Carter, General Assignment Reporter

With the playoffs in full swing, there has been a lot of debate about who will ultimately go down in the record books as one of the sport’s greatest players. Here’s a look at my picks for the top five best ever.

5. Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler is the center for the Dallas Mavericks. He recently launched his sunglasses line with Selima Optique and played for the New Orleans Hornets (2006-2009).

4. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is the small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant attended the University of Texas at Austin, has his own featured brand of shoes(KDs) and has his own charity foundation.

3. Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade is the shooting guard for the Miami Heat. I like Wade because he was a part of the “Big 3” and started “Dwyane Wade’s Fantasy Camp.” He also recently married the lovely Gabrielle Union.

2. LeBron James

Lebron James is the small forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers. James is one of my favorites because he used to play for the Miami Heat and was a part of the “Big 3.” He also seems to enjoy doing things within his community. James also has his own shoe brand “LeBron’s” and is still close with Dwyane Wade.

1. Michael Jordan

The Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan is ranked as the best basketball player of all-time in my book. Jordan was a small forward, shooting guard and outfielder when he played. I admire Jordan because he is an inspiration and encouragement to all basketball players and future basketball players. He also has a famous shoe brand (Jordans) that continues to make millions every year. Jordan is a wise player and is probably the finest basketball player the NBA has ever seen.