Top 20 Greatest NBA Players To Wear A Warriors Jersey

It may not seem like it, but the Warriors have been around in the league for 70 years, when the NBA was first created and called the BAA. The Philadelphia Warriors moved to the West Coast in 1962 as t

It may not seem like it, but the Warriors have been around in the league for 70 years, when the NBA was first created and called the BAA. The Philadelphia Warriors moved to the West Coast in 1962 as the San Francisco Warriors. And in 1971 the team moved primarily to Oakland and became known as the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors lay claim to the first title in NBA history (1947), and have won a total of four championships.

A total of 493 players have so far played for the Dubs… including the immortal Uwe Blab and a pair of players named Cheese Johnson and Easy Parham. They have featured the two smallest players in league history in Muggsy Bogues and Earl Boykins, and the tallest player in history in Manute Bol. Of course with four titles and 493 players, there have managed to be more than a handful of pretty good players to breeze through town.

This article will establish, to-date, the 20 greatest players to have put on a Warriors jersey. It is important to note with some of these players that their greatness either came before or after their time as a Warrior. We could have changed the criteria and only factored in the seasons played in the gold and blue, but that would have meant putting the likes of Adonal Foyle on the list (we love you, Adonal… we hope you understand).

One last thing to note… we will not be counting players before the shot clock era. The game was very different back then and, quite frankly, it becomes especially hard to compare players from back then to more modern legends. Heck, “Pitchin” Paul Arizin is a Hall-Of-Famer who played for the Warriors and invented the freaking jump shot. The comparisons aren’t fair to any of the players, they’re not fair to you, the reader, and they’re not very fun to make.

There were some other very tough cuts, and not everyone will agree with the list. For example, we left 4-time All-Star and Hall-of-Famer Ralph Sampson off the list (mostly because he was impossibly overrated in the NBA). If you disagree with our selections... well, that’s what a Comments Section is for. Without further ado, The 20 Greatest Players to Wear a Warriors Jersey.

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22 Honorable Mention: Draymond Green

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Draymond Green is an absolute beast. His 2015-2016 season was absolutely spectacular, and was arguably all-time. He was an All-Star who was voted to 2nd Team All-NBA. He played as a center despite giving up at least four inches to his rival centers. He made All-Defensive 1st Team and finished 2nd in voting for Defensive Player of the Year. He was the vocal leader and beating heart of a team that broke the Bulls’ record for most wins in the regular season. Green totalled 13 triple-doubles in the season (2nd most in the league), and finished 7th in the league in assists and 8th in rebounds.

Unfortunately, Draymond is too young to make this Top 20 list (not by much). The accolades he racked up for the defending Western Conference champs is staggering, but the total body of work just isn’t there. But if things keep going the way they have been, he’ll very quickly climb this list in later versions.

21 Honorable Mention: Klay Thompson

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Klay is very similar to Draymond Green; just a tad too little in the experience department. Of course, in that time, he has been so phenomenal and his team has been so successful that he has leapfrogged several players who have had a full career to earn accolades in. Klay Thompson (one half of "The Splash Brothers" with backcourt-mate Stephen Curry), is very nearly deserving of a spot on the list and, if he retired now would actually make an interesting Hall Of Fame “does he/doesn’t he” argument along the lines of other players cut short in their primes.

Thompson has played, playoffs and regular season combined, just 450 games over 5 seasons. In that short time, he is already 75th in career 3-pointers. He is a 2-time All-Star and 2-time member of the 3rd Team All-NBA. While it is very possible to go down with age, he currently holds the 12th best career 3-point field goal percentage (5th among active players). He was the starting shooting guard on the 2015 championship team that won 67 games, and he was one of the driving forces between the record-breaking 73 win Warriors.

Klay’s most famous game came against the Kings in 2015, when he broke the record for most points in a single quarter with 37 points (on 13-for-13 shooting, including 9 3-pointers). He won the NBA Three-Point Contest in 2016. Klay also holds the record for most 3s in a playoff game with 11. If Klay were to retire right now, he would go down as one of the all-time best 3-point shooters (which would belittle his current reputation now as also being a defensive ace and premium two-way player). His number would also certainly be retired by the Warriors. Luckily for both him and basketball fans around the world, he is likely to have a good number of years still ahead of him.

20 Latrell Sprewell


Sprewell is perhaps now best remembered for being the player who choked his own coach. Or perhaps he’s best known for turning down a 3-year, $21 million contract by saying “I’ve got to feed my family” (and subsequently not getting another contract anywhere, and going into bankruptcy). What people don’t remember because he’s often just a living reminder of the loathsome “Gimme, Gimme” era of the NBA is that he was a really damn fine player.

Spree was a four-time all-star who wound up on the 1993-1994 1st Team All-NBA and All-Defensive 2nd Team while a member of a spunky post-Run TMC Warriors team that scared Phoenix (while getting swept) in the 1st round of the playoffs. He helped lead the Knicks to the NBA Finals in 1998, and was a member of the only memorable Minnesota Timberwolves playoff run (the only year they made it out of the first round… and wound up losing to the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals).

Latrell last saw the court in 2005, as a player for the T’Wolves. For his career, he is in the Top 100 all-time in steals, points, 3-pointers, points per game, and total minutes played.

19 Gilbert Arenas


Gilbert Arenas began his career as a 2nd round draft pick of the Warriors during a very down time in the franchise. He won the Most Improved Player award in his second season and was quickly swooped away by the Washington Wizards. The Warriors considered Gil a part of their core, but due to a fluke of the salary cap, they were unable to offer nearly as much money as other teams for their own player. There has since been a rule instituted that is actually called the Gilbert Arenas Provision, to prevent the same thing from happening again.

Arenas, a.k.a. Hibachi, a.k.a. Agent Zero, was a 3-time All-Star with Washington. He finished in the top 5 in the league steals and points in three different seasons. He was selected as 3rd Team All-NBA twice and 2nd Team once.

Injuries began to derail his seasons, over and over again in Washington. He was then embroiled in one of the most bizarre scandals in NBA history. After failing to pay an $1100 debt over a card game with fellow teammate, Javaris Crittenton, Arenas threatened Crittenton by leaving four guns in front of Javaris’ locker with a note that read “Pick One”. Crittenton’s response was to pull out his own gun, which was loaded, and cock the gun. Needless to say, both players were quickly without positions in Washington and involved in legal trouble. Arenas bounced briefly to Orlando and then Memphis after his time with the Wizards, but was never again a player of consequence. He is, however, rated 135th in Hall of Fame Probability by Basketball-Reference.

18 Mookie Blaylock


Full disclaimer, Mookie Blaylock might have jumped a few spots because of his nickname. Mookie finished the tail end of his career as a veteran Warrior on the spunky and hapless early 2000s teams. He did most of his damage as a Hawk, helping to transition from the Dominique Wilkins era to the memorable mid-90s Steve Smith Hawks.

Mookie was a defensive stalwart, having been named 1st or 2nd Team All-Defense for six years in a row. Although an All-Star only once (a common problem for guards in the East during that time thanks to one Mr. Michael Jeffrey Jordan), Blaylock sits 35th on the all-time assists list and 11th on the all-time steals list (and is ranked 4th in steals per game). He led the league in steals two years in a row. Mookie also owns the Hawks franchise records for 3-pointers made and steals.

Mookie is actually rated 177th all-time by’s eerily accurate Hall of Fame probability metric, well ahead of several current inductees like Connie Hawkins and Calvin Murphy.

An interesting side-note, the 90s “grunge” band Pearl Jam originally called itself Mookie Blaylock (their first album, Ten, is named after his jersey number). And in far more depressing news, he is currently finishing up a prison sentence for vehicular homicide after having had a seizure while driving on a suspended license.

17 Baron Davis


Baron Davis was only with the Warriors for three and a half years, but what a three and a half years they were! Davis, known to some as B-Diddy and others as Boom Dizzle, was the face of the “We Believe!” Warriors of the mid-2000s alongside Stephen Jackson. In 2007, the Warriors entered the playoffs as the 8th seed… and managed to dethrone the 67-win Dallas Mavericks (at the time, the 4th highest win total of all-time).

Davis was a physical point guard with incredible athletic ability. He was a 2-time All-Star and was voted once to the 3rd Team All-NBA. He sits in the top 40 all-time in career assists, steals, and 3-pointers.

Although his final season, back in 2012 with the Knicks, was met with a devastating knee injury, Baron Davis is working on a comeback to the NBA at age 37 as a member of the D-League’s Delaware 87ers. He is also a working member of SAG, co-founded a mobile gaming company, has worked as the producer for several films, and recently added the title of documentary filmmaker with his first picture, The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce.

16 Marques Johnson


Marques Johnson is a bit of a stealth entry on this list. The majority of his career was spent with the Milwaukee Bucks and then the Los Angeles Clippers. In 1986, Johnson suffered a neck injury during a game that basically ended his career. He attempted a comeback three years later, but it only lasted 10 games… and those 10 games were spent as a Warrior.

Johnson was a high-scoring forward who claims to have invented the term “point forward” to describe his role on the 1984 Bucks. He was an All-Star 6 times, and a member of 2 All-NBA 2nd Teams and 1 All-NBA 1st. Marques was a versatile forward with a great nose for offensive rebounds and a decent eye for assists (he averaged 21 and 7 with 4 and a half assists in that aforementioned ‘84 season). He shot 52% for his career, and was in the top 10 in field goal percentage three times during his career (spots normally reserved for big men who feast on dunks and lay-ups). He is a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, has his number retired at UCLA, and is a member of the Pac-10 Hall of Honor. While not yet in the hallowed halls of Springfield, Basketball-Reference ranks him 133rd in probability, ahead of previous inductees such as Earl Monroe, Spencer Haywood, and David Thompson.

15 Jermaine O’Neal


O’Neal’s tenure with the Warriors was a forgettable 44 games in the final season of his 18 year career. The big man who was drafted out of high school spent the most memorable portion of his time in the league manning the middle for the Indiana Pacers. As a Pacer, O’Neal racked up 6 All-Star spots, one All-NBA 2nd Team nod, and two places on the All-NBA 3rd Team. In his first year with Indiana after being traded from the Portland Trailblazers (where he was seen as a bust after 4 years with the team), he won the Most Improved Player award.

Jermaine O’Neal was still a member of the Pacers during the infamous Malice at the Palace incident that completely demolished the whole team at a time when they were considered a perpetual championship contender. He was originally suspended for 25 games for his role in the brawl, when he punched a fan who made his way onto the court in the face. After an appeal, he reduced his suspension by 10 games.

Jermaine was a defensive monster, terrifying all-comers to the paint. He currently sits 26th all-time in career blocks and 90th all-time in rebounds (60th in defensive rebounds). He is ranked 121st in Hall of Fame Probability, and will make for an interesting “will he/won’t he” case.

14 Mark Price


Mark Price is probably the single-most overlooked and forgotten star of the 80s and 90s. A 4-time All-Star with Cleveland, he teamed with big man Brad Daugherty to make the Cavaliers a tough out in the playoffs for 7 seasons in 8 years. He spent one year with the Dubs, before moving on to the Orlando Magic for his final season. During his time in Oakland, he was still very effective: averaging 11 points and 5 assists in 27 minutes a game, shooting a blistering 39.6% on 3s and leading the league with a 90.6% free throw percentage.

Price was a 1-time 1st Team All-NBA selection, and made the 3rd Team three times. Mark Price is a part of the exclusive 50-40-90 Club (50% field goal shooting, 40% 3-point shooting, 90% free throw shooting). While he was a sharpshooter, he actually didn’t shoot with much volume from behind the arc, only placing 95th all-time in 3-pointers made… despite being 30th all-time in 3-point field goal percentage. He does sit 62nd all-time in assists, and holds the 2nd best free throw percentage for his career in league history (just .0004 percentage points behind Steve Nash).

13 Mitch Richmond


Mitch “The Rock” Richmond was one third of the exciting 80s/90s Warriors trio known as Run-TMC. Richmond was a solid, sturdy (hence the name) shooting guard drafted 5th overall by the Warriors in 1988. After his three year stint in Golden State, he became the franchise centerpiece of the Sacramento Kings for 7 seasons (where he has his jersey retired). Richmond then moved on to play three years with the Washington Wizards. He left the game after one season with the Lakers, where he won his only championship as a bench player and veteran presence.

The Rock was a 6-time All-Star (winning All-Star MVP in 1995). He was the Rookie of the Year and was voted to 3 All-NBA 2nd Teams and 2 All-NBA 3rd teams. For his career he is ranked 33rd in all-time 3-pointers, 78th in steals, and 38th in points. Richmond was a part of the gold medal-winning U.S. Men’s Team in Seoul (1988) and Atlanta (1996). He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.

12 Chris Webber


Chris Webber has a complicated relationship with the Warriors. Webber was selected 1st overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Magic and his rights were immediately traded to Golden State for the rights to Penny Hardaway and three future picks (that remarkably became Vince Carter and Mike Miller… and Todd Fuller). Chris lasted only one season in Oakland before butting heads with Don Nelson who, to be fair to Webber, is on the Mount Rushmore of Prickly Coaches/Front Office Personnel. Webber then inexplicably caught on with the Warriors to bookend his career for 17 games instead of re-signing with the Kings where he is royalty (pun intended).

Webber first gained international attention as a college player with Michigan as a part of the highly entertaining and highly influential Fab Five. Webber’s time in the league, however, was no less notable. He went from Golden State to a middling Washington Bullets that stayed middling during his tenure. He then made his true mark in the league, however, as a leading member of the Sacramento Kings; arguably the best team to never go to the Finals, and constant rival of the Shaq-Kobe Lakers.

He finished a 5-time All-Star, was voted Rookie of the Year, and was voted to the All-NBA Team five times (1 1st, 3 2nd, 1 3rd). He is in the top 100 all-time in career points, rebounds, steals, and blocks. While he is not yet a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, he is very much in the ballpark and it would be incredibly controversial if he weren’t eventually voted in. Bill Simmons, in his The Book of Basketball, has him ranked as the 72nd best player of all-time at the time of the publication of his paperback in 2009.

11 Jo Jo White


The Warriors have made a habit of picking up great players at the very end or close to the very end of their career. Boston Celtic legend Jo Jo White is another prime example of that… spending 2 seasons with Golden State before a final 13 games for the then-Kansas City Kings after having spent 10 seasons in Celtic Green.

White is most remembered among 40-and-under fans for his part in the wild triple overtime Game 5 of the 1976 Finals versus Phoenix. In that game, White was the high scorer with 33 points and added 9 assists to give Boston a 2 point win (he played a total of 60 minutes in that game!). White went on to be named the Finals MVP for 1976.

But White was a great player for more than one series. He was an All-Star a total of 7 times, made two All-NBA 2nd Teams, and was a key factor in Boston’s 1974 championship. White was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

10 Tim Hardaway


Tim Hardaway, the sparkplug point guard, was the “T” in Run-TMC. Hardaway was drafted with the 14th pick in the 1989 draft, the very next year after Mitch Richmond. Timmy wound up playing with a total of 5 teams, but spent his first six seasons with the Warriors before moving on to the Miami Heat to lead them to their first era of meaningfulness in the league alongside Alonzo Mourning.

Hardaway was a 3-time All-Star with Golden State and was selected another 2 times with Miami. He was voted to the All-NBA 1st Team once, the 2nd Team three times, and the 3rd Team once. Tim Hardaway sits at 49th in career steals, 23rd in 3-pointers, and 15th in assists. His jersey is retired by Miami. Hardaway also won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. His Basketball-Reference Hall of Fame Probability rank is 88, ahead of over 30 current inductees. His son, Tim Hardaway, Jr., currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks.

9 Bernard King


Bernard King is a player whose stats are not reflective of his talent or greatness, as both drug problems and major injuries robbed King of much of his longevity and productivity. The Warriors were King’s 3rd team, following two years in New Jersey and one in Utah. While he was only with Golden State for two years, it was where he was voted to his first (of four total) All-Star teams.

King, a high-scoring small forward (often compared to Carmelo Anthony in terms of skillset and playing style), wound up playing for a total of five teams. He was voted to two All-NBA 1st Teams, one 2nd Team, and one 3rd team. He was 2nd in voting for MVP in 1983-1984, behind Larry Bird. He ranks as having the 30th most 2-point field goals and 72nd most free throws, despite missing a full season and several parts of seasons to injury. His field goal percentage is also historically good, placing him 59th all-time. Bernard King led the league in scoring in 1985 and has the 24th highest average of points per game at 22.5. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. King also guested on the television show Miami Vice and played the character “Hustler” in 1979’s Gabe Kaplan vehicle Fast Break.

8 Chris Mullin


Chris Mullin spent 13 of his 16 years in the league as a member of the Golden State Warriors, and for many fans not old enough to remember the Thurmond, Lucas, or Barry teams, is more representative of the Warriors franchise than any other player (which might change with Curry’s dominance, but that’s another story for a different day). A sharpshooter with a military-grade buzzcut, Mullin was a part of the legendary Barcelona Olympic team known as The Dream Team (and also won the gold in Los Angeles in 1984). He also provided the “C” in Run-TMC.

Mullin was a 5-time All-Star and was voted to 4 All-NBA Teams (one 1st, two 2nds, and one 3rd). He sits in the Top 100 all-time in several categories, including steals (38th), points (69th), 3-point field goal percentage (75th), and free throw percentage (30th)... as well as several others. His jersey is retired by the Warriors. He was inducted into the Naismith as a part of The Dream Team in 2010, and individually as a player in 2011.

7 Nate Thurmond


Thurmond was a power forward and center that lived his whole professional career in the shadow of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell and Willis Reed and Kareem. “Nate the Great” was picked 3rd overall by the Warriors in 1963 and played for the franchise for 10 years before a small stint in Chicago, followed by a couple years in Cleveland. He was the first player to officially record a quadruple double (in 1974 against the Hawks he tallied 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 blocks in 45 minutes of play). And Thurmond is the only player other than Wilt and Bill Russell to have pulled down 40 or more rebounds in one game.

Thurmond was a 7-time All-Star (all with the Warriors) and member of 5 All-Defensive teams (two 1st and three 2nd). He is 10th all-time in career rebounds, and the only reason he is not on the list of all-time blocks is because they didn’t begin recording those as a stat until 1973, 10 years into his 15 year career. He came in 2nd to Wilt Chamberlain in MVP voting for the ‘66-’67 season (ahead of Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, and Rick Barry), when his Warriors lost to Wilt’s Philadelphia 76ers in six games.

Nate Thurmond was voted one of the 50 greatest players of all-time for the NBA’s 50 year anniversary. His jersey was retired by both the Warriors and the Cavaliers. Thurmond was enshrined in Springfield in 1985.

6 Jerry Lucas


Jerry Lucas was an old school power forward and center; old school in that he was only 6’8” and played center. Lucas only spent one full season and most of another with the Warriors(having been traded after 7 seasons with the Cincinnati Royals). He then moved on to 3 seasons with the Knicks; having gone to the finals twice and winning once.

Jerry Lucas was an All-Star in 7 out of 8 years from 1964 to 1971, taking All-Star MVP in 1965. He was the 1964 Rookie of the Year. Lucas was also voted to three All-NBA 1st Teams and two 2nd Teams. He led the league in field goal percentage in his rookie year. He is 16th on the career rebounds list (and 4th in his per-game average). Lucas was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980. He was named one of the illustrious “50 at 50”. Jerry Lucas has carved out quite an interesting post-playing career as a memorization and speed-reading guru, under the nickname “Doctor Memory”.

5 Robert Parish


Before his long and storied career with the Boston Celtics, “The Chief” was a member of the Warriors for 4 years. In his best season in blue and gold, in 1980, the stalwart center averaged 17 and 11 with a block and a half, nearly 2 assists, and nearly 1 steal per game. He then went on to Boston in a trade that also featured the draft pick that became Kevin McHale. In Boston, he teamed with Larry Bird and McHale en route to 3 championships in his 13 seasons with the franchise. He collected one more championship with the 1997 Bulls as a veteran bench player.

Parish was a 9-time All-Star, voted to one All-NBA 2nd Team and one 3rd Team. He was voted as one of the 50 Greatest of all-time for the NBA’s 50th anniversary celebration. His 1,611 games are the most of any player ever. He also ranks 15th in total minutes played, 8th in rebounds (2nd in offensive and 4th in defensive). He was 43 when he retired, making him the 3rd oldest player to play in the league, and played for a total of 21 seasons. He was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2003, and his #00 jersey is retired by the Celtics.

4 Rick Barry


Rick Barry, who carried with him one of the silliest nicknames ever in “The Miami Greyhound”, was a scoring machine from the small forward position. He had two separate stints with the Warriors because he jumped from the NBA to the ABA for contract reasons. After two seasons with the Warriors (where he won Rookie of the Year), he joined the ABA for four years (and lost one year due to contractual minutae). He then went back to Golden State for six more seasons before finishing with two in Houston. During his 2nd tour of duty with the Dubs, he led the team (along with Jamaal Wilkes, who narrowly missed this list) to a sweep of the Washington Bullets for the 1974-1975 NBA Title… where he was named Finals MVP.

Rick Barry is probably best known these days for his bizarre underhanded free-throw style. What people may not know is that it was so effective that he has the 4th best free throw percentage in NBA history (and is the all-time leader in the ABA). He was an 8-time NBA All-Star (and an All-Star in all 4 of his ABA seasons), and won the All-Star MVP in 1967. He made five All-NBA 1st Teams and one 2nd. Because his stats are split between two leagues, his all-time numbers aren’t quite what they should be, but he still sits 61st in career points. He was named to the NBA’s “50 at 50” Team, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987, and has his jersey retired by the Warriors. Barry also had three of his sons play in the NBA.

3 Stephen Curry

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you already know who Stephen Curry, the Baby-Faced Assassin, is. Curry has teamed with Klay Thompson the last few years to make the league’s most interesting and formidable backcourt arguably of all-time as the “Splash Brothers”. Curry is only 28 years old and has played in the league for 7 years, and yet is already considered one of the greatest players of all-time.

Curry was the focus of an article last season that indicated his gameplay and ability had essentially broken the programming rules for a popular NBA video game series that prides itself on a realistic depiction of the league. He is the reigning back-to-back league MVP. Last season, Curry joined the 50-40-90 club that has only been reached by six other players. He has led the league in steals the past two seasons. Chef Curry has also been in the top 10 in the league in assists five times. He currently is the third greatest free throw shooter, behind Steve Nash and Mark Price. Curry is a 3-time All-Star, and member of two All-NBA 1st Teams and one All-NBA 2nd Team. He is already 19th on the career 3-pointers list (he owns 3 of the top 5 season records for most 3-pointers, including number one and two). Basketball-Reference already has him slotted at 83 in Hall of Fame Probability, ahead of 13 other players on this list… with likely perhaps only half of his quality years having been played so far.

2 Kevin Durant

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The Durantula has yet to play a game as a Warrior, but thanks to his media photos following his introductory press conference, he qualifies for this list. Like Curry, Kevin Durant is still in the middle of his playing prime. In fact, Kevin Durant is a year younger than Curry. Durant was voted Rookie of the Year as a member of the Seattle Supersonics.

Durant joins Curry, Mark Price, and 4 other players in the 50-40-90 Club. He was the league MVP in 2014. KD is a 7-time All-Star (he won All-Star MVP in 2012) and has been a member of five All-NBA 1st Teams and one All-NBA 2nd Team. He has a gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics. He is a five-time scoring champion in the league, and already resides as the 77th most prolific scorer in league history. He is 58th on the all-time 3-pointers list, holds the 14th best free throw percentage in league history, and has the 12th best true shooting percentage all-time. He currently sits 49th in Hall of Fame Probability behind only two Warriors (Barry and Wilt Chamberlain).

1 Wilt Chamberlain


After having played for the Harlem Globetrotters, the first NBA team Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain played for was the Warriors (he spent the first three seasons in Philadelphia before moving with the franchise to San Francisco for two seasons). He then played for the 76ers for four seasons and the Lakers for five, retiring after 15 seasons. When talking about Wilt, nearly everything sounds hyperbolic but turns out to be factual...necessitating the use of italics. He is the only player to have scored 100 points in a single game. He once averaged over 50 points a game for a full season. He averaged over 20 rebounds for his whole career.

In 1960, Wilt Chamberlain was Rookie of the Year, the All-Star Game MVP, and the league MVP. Wilt won 2 championships (having missed out on assuredly more for having played at the same time as the Celtics Dynasty), one with the 76ers and one with the Lakers… where he was the Finals MVP. He was a 13-time All-Star and was voted to seven All-NBA 1st Teams and three All-NBA 2nd Teams. Chamberlain was voted to the 50th Anniversary Team, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978. He was the scoring champion for 7 straight years, starting with his rookie year. He led the league in rebounds 13 different times, and had the 2nd most assists in the league one season. For his career, he is the all-time leader in rebounds, 5th in points, and 70th in assists. He is ranked 5th highest on Basketball-Reference’s Hall of Fame index, and was named by Bill Simmons to be the 6th greatest player of all-time. His number 13 jersey is retired by four teams: The Harlem Globetrotters, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Golden State Warriors.

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