Basketball is one of the most famous and most watched games of the world. The NBA or the National Basketball Association of America is the most popular basketball association that has delivered to the world some of the finest basketball players. The excitement and the passion of the game has made this game one of the most viewed and liked games.
Basketball players have also found popularity amongst various basketball lovers all across the globe. Some of the most famous basketball players have tall bodies and amazing athletic skills that have transformed them into popular media celebs. These players have become a source of inspiration to the younger generations. Another reason that people love these basketball players is the energy they put in their game. The energetic bodies of the players competing with each other to score a basket definitely increase the blood rush through the veins of the spectators.
Here we have provided you a list of famous basketball players of the world who have won the hearts of their fans all over the world.
Born on June 7, 1975 in Hampton, Virginia, United States; Height: 6′ 0″. Allen is an American former professional basketball player. His professional career started in the year 1996 when he participated in NBA Draft, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in the 1996-97 season. Allen also won the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005. Allen also led the roster for the US Olympic Team that won the Bronze Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I’ve just got to believe that we’re going to be all right. I’ve got to just play basketball. – Allen Iverson
Born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York; Height: 6′ 6″. Jordan is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan’s biography on the National Basketball Association website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” He is also one of the most popular athletes and basketball player all around the world. He also has earned nick names “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”.
People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while. – Michael Jordan
Born on 28 July 1977 in Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires; Height: 6′ 6″. Ginobili is an Argentine professional basketball player. He has a family heritage of professional basketball players which he continues. He is a member of the men’s national basketball team of Argentine. He also has joined the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also has won a Euroleague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. He is said to be one of the finest Europe-based basketball player who plays in NBA.
Born on July 24, 1976 in New York City; Height: 6′ 2″. Alston is an American professional basketball player who has played for six NBA teams so far. His professional basketball career started in the year 1998. In 1998-99 he played for Idaho Stampede (CBA), from 1999 to 2002 he played for Milwaukee Bucks, in 2002-03 he played for Mobile Revelers (D-League) and Toronto Raptors. In 2003-04 he played for Miami Heat and in 2004 he went back to playing for Toronto Raptors. From 2005 to 2009 he played for Houston Rockets and for Orlando Magic in 2009. In 2009-10 he played for New Jersey Nets and in 2010 for Miami Heat. In 2011 he played for Zhejiang Lions (China) and in 2012 for Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League).
Born on June 19, 1978 in Wurzburg, West Germany; Height: 7′ 0″. Dirk is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. His professional career started in the year 1994 when Nowitzki joined the team, DJK played in the Second Bundesliga, South Division. He was only 15 years old when he got selected for DJK and attracted the attention of former German international basketball player Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki has been playing for the German national basketball team since 1997 and was also in the team that won Bronze Medal in 2002 World Championship.
Born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey; Height: 7′ 1″. Shaquille is an American retired basketball player, who currently works as analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He ranks 6th all-time in points scored, 13th in rebounds, 5th in field goals, and 7th in blocks. His NBA career started in 1992 when he was selected for Orlando Magic. He also has won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002. In 2011, O’Neal took retirement after his games for Boston Celtics.
Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s right for them and their family. – Shaquille O’Neal
Born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Height: 6′ 6″. Kobe is an American Basketball player popularly known as Black Mamba. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His professional career started in 1996 when he was selected for Lakers directly from high school. In his entire career, Kobe has won five NBA championships. At the age of 34, Bryant became the youngest player in league history to reach thirty thousand career points. He also has won Gold Medals in 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics while playing for USA national basketball team.
Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant