The Greatest Player in NBA History: Why Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Deserves the Title

December 27th, 2010 by Mike Aikins Leave a reply »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar deserves the title of being the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball in my opinion for one reason alone: his implementation and later perfection of the sky hook shot. 

No other player in the history of the game has come close to developing a shot that is more lethal and more effective in crunch-time situations, than the Sky hook shot.  And no other offensive weapon was more reliable when it was needed the most. 

Furthermore, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's sky hook shot has not been duplicated like the dunk or the finger roll have been, and this puts Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a class all by himself. 

Because Kareem could use the sky hook with equal effectiveness with either his right or his left hand, and from any distance from the basket, it has basically transcended any element of the game of basketball that came after it. 

Now, top this all off with the fact that Kareem Abdul Jabaar scored more points (38,387) and had great longevity in a career that spanned over 21 seasons, and it's hard to find a better argument.  Karl Malone's 36,928 points and Michael Jorda ...

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