10 Most Popular Basketball Players of All Time

10 Most Popular Basketball Players of All Time

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1. Michael Jordan
Born: February 17, 1963 (age 53), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Awards: NBA Most Valuable Player Award
Career end: 1995, 2003

2. LeBron James
Born: December 30, 1984 (age 31), Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 2.03 m
Current team: Cleveland Cavaliers (#23 / Power forward, Small forward)

3. Shaquille O’Nealng
Born: March 6, 1972 (age 44), Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 2.16 m
Shoe size: 22

4. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
Born: August 14, 1959 (age 56), Lansing, Michigan, United States
Height: 2.06 m
Spouse: Earlitha Kelly (m. 1991)
Children: Earvin III Johnson, Elisa Johnson, Andre Johnson
Education: Michigan State University (1977–1979), Everett High School
Siblings: Quincy Johnson, Pearl Johnson, Evelyn Johnson

5. Wilt Chamberlain
Born: August 21, 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 12, 1999, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 2.16 m
School: University of Kansas
Movies and TV shows: Conan the Destroyer, All Star Secrets
Number: 13 (Golden State Warriors / Center)

6. Bill Russell
Bill Russell
Born: February 12, 1934 (age 82), West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Height: 2.07 m
Spouse: Marilyn Nault (m. 1996–2009), Dorothy Anstett (m. 1977–1980), Rose Swisher (m. 1956–1973)
Books: Go Up for Glory, The Next Right Thing
Awards: NBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, more
Education: McClymonds High School, University of San Francisco

7. Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon
Born: January 21, 1963 (age 53), Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 2.13 m
Spouse: Dalia Asafi (m. 1996)
Education: University of Houston
Children: Abi Olajuwon, Aisha Olajuwon, Rahmah Olajuwon
Awards: NBA Most Valuable Player Award, more

8. Oscar Robertson
Born: November 24, 1938 (age 77), Charlotte, Tennessee, United States
Height: 1.96 m
Spouse: Yvonne Crittenden (m. 1960)
Books: The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game, more
Education: University of Cincinnati, Crispus Attucks High School
Position: Guard, Point guard

9. Russell Westbrook
Born: November 12, 1988 (age 27), Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 1.91 m
Spouse: Nina Earl (m. 2015)
Current team: Oklahoma City Thunder (#0 / Point guard)
School: University of California, Los Angeles

10. Karl Malone
Karl Malone
Born: July 24, 1963 (age 52), Summerfield, Louisiana, United States
Height: 2.06 m
Spouse: Kay Kinsey (m. 1990)
Education: Louisiana Tech University
Children: Demetress Bell, Cheryl Ford, K.J. Malone, Daryl Ford, Kadee Malone, Karlee Malone, Kylee Malone
Awards: NBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, more

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