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Top 10 Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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10. Shaquille O’Neal

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Shaquille O’Neal’s career averages: 23.7 PPG 10.9 RPG 2.5 APG and 2.3 BPG

Shaquille O’Neal’s career offensive accomplishments: 2x NBA scoring champion, most career playoff offensive rebounds, third most career playoff made field goals, third most career Finals offensive rebounds, fifth most career playoff points, and fifth highest career Finals PPG average.

Shaquille O’Neal could not score in several different ways but he was so physically dominate in the paint that no one could stop him. His size, agility, and finesse combined for one of the greatest scoring big-men we have ever seen.

 

9. Elgin Baylor

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Elgin Baylor’s career averages: 27.4 PPG 13.5 RPG and 4.3 APG

Elgin Baylor’s career offensive accomplishments: Fourth most career Finals points, fourth highest career PPG average, and fourth most career Finals made field goals.

Elgin Baylor is an extremely underrated scorer as not many people realized he averaged so many points. But Baylor was a player ahead of his time who could score in several different ways and almost nobody could stop him.

 

8. Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant’s career averages: 27.4 PPG 7.0 RPG 3.7 APG 1.2 SPG and 1.0 BPG

Kevin Durant’s career offensive accomplishments: 4x NBA scoring champion, third highest career PPG average, and fourth highest career playoffs PPG average.

Kevin Durant can score in any way imaginable. From three-pointers, to mid-range shots, to driving dunks and layups, to skillful post moves. Kevin Durant could possibly be the most versatile scorer we have ever seen.

7. Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant’s career averages: 25.0 PPG 5.2 RPG 4.7 APG and 1.4 SPG

Kobe Bryant’s career offensive accomplishments: 2x NBA scoring champion, third most career points, third most career playoff points, fourth most career playoff three-pointers, fourth most career playoff made field goals, and fifth most career Finals three-pointers.

Kobe Bryant was a fantastic scorer who always had everyone on the edge of their seats. His ability to score in the mid-range area and drive into the paint comfortably was something nobody was any match for defensively.

6. Allen Iverson

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Allen Iverson’s career averages: 26.7 PPG 6.2 APG 3.7 RPG and 2.2 SPG

Allen Iverson’s career offensive accomplishments: 4x NBA scoring champion, and second highest career playoffs PPG average.

Allen Iverson is the greatest scoring point guard in NBA history (With Stephen Curry now making a great case for himself). At only six foot tall it was shocking that no body could stop Allen Iverson. Iverson could crossover any defender (Including Michael Jordan) and could hit any shot his teamed needed.

 

5. Jerry West

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Jerry West’s career averages: 27.0 PPG 6.7 APG 5.8 RPG and 2.6 SPG (Steals only recorded one season)

Jerry West’s career offensive accomplishments: NBA scoring champion, most career Finals points, most career Finals made field goals, third highest career playoffs PPG average, and third highest career Finals PPG average.

Jerry West was a fantastic scorer who was known for his absolutely unstoppable mid-range shot. And with the clutch scoring he was always able to provide for his team he has found himself that arguably the greatest scorer in Finals history.

 

4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career averages: 24.6 PPG  11.2 RPG 3.6 APG and 2.6 BPG

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career offensive accomplishments: 2x NBA scoring champion, most career points, most career field goals made, most career playoff made field goals, second most career playoff points, second most career Finals points, second most career Finals made field goals, second most career Finals offensive rebounds, and fifth most field goals made in a season.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the most points and field goals made in NBA history. And If that isn’t enough said he also has the legendary sky hook that almost nobody could ever stop.

 

3. LeBron James

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LeBron James’ career averages: 27.2 PPG 7.2 RPG 6.9 APG and 1.7 SPG

LeBron James’ career offensive accomplishments: NBA scoring champion, most career Finals three-pointers, fourth most career playoff points, fifth highest career playoffs PPG average, fifth highest career PPG average, and fifth most career playoff three-pointers.

LeBron James has the ability to shot three-pointers and mid range shots. But what makes his offensive skill set so amazing is both his dominate way of scoring inside the paint and his ability to pass the ball and get teammates involved like no small forward we have ever seen.

 

2. Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan’s career averages: 30.1 PPG 6.2 RPG 5.3 APG and 2.3 SPG

Michael Jordan’s career offensive accomplishments: 10x NBA scoring champion, highest career PPG average, most career playoff points, highest career playoffs PPG average, second highest career Finals PPG average, second most career playoff made field goals, third most points scored in a season, third most career Finals points, fourth most career points, fourth most career field goals made, fifth highest PPG average in a season, and fifth most career Finals made field goals.

Michael Jordan has the highest career PPG average in NBA history. And what helped him accomplish this feat was his ability to get dunks and layups along with his unguardable mid-range shot. He also has the most scoring titles in NBA history.

 

1. Wilt Chamberlain

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Wilt Chamberlain’s career averages: 30.1 PPG 22.9 RPG and 4.4 APG

Wilt Chamberlain’s career offensive accomplishments: 7x NBA scoring champion, most points scored in a game (100), most points scored in a season, highest PPG average in a season, most field goals made in a season, second highest career PPG average, third most career field goals made, and fifth most career points.

Wilt Chamberlain is easily the most dominate player in NBA history. He has countless scoring records that prove his worth. He averaged 50.4 PPG in a season, scored 100 points in a game, and scored 40 points 271 different times. But Chamberlain is more than just scoring. He is also the only center in NBA history to be an NBA assists leader and he grabbed countless offensive rebounds. Wilt Chamberlain was an absolutely fantastic scorer, passer, and offensive rebounder.

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