Over 31,000 NBA Fans Have Spoken: Michael Jordan is Better Than LeBron James

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As of Oct 2013, over 31,000 people have voted on the ‘Greatest NBA Players of All Time.’ Polling conducted by Ranker.com.

James still has a ways to go to catch Jordan

At first I was surprised to see that Lebron wasn’t in the top 10, but I do think that he still has a ways to go before he proves he’s in the same league as Jordan. He’s still young.

Ranker.com, a platform that hosts thousands of crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected the aggregated opinion of more than 31,000 voters on the topic of "Top NBA Players of All Time."

Michael Jordan leads the way as ‘The Greatest NBA Player of All Time.’ Jordan, who won six NBA Championships and five MVP Awards, has over 5,000 more votes than Magic Johnson, who is in second place.

LeBron James, who is often compared to Michael Jordan, has two NBA Championships and four MVP Awards, but does not even crack the list’s top 10. James finally appears on the list in the #13 spot.

The Top 10 NBA Players of All Time:

1.    Michael Jordan
2.    Magic Johnson
3.    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
4.    Wilt Chamberlin
5.    Larry Bird
6.    Bill Russell
7.    Kobe Bryant
8.    Hakeem Olajuwon
9.    Shaquille O’Neil
10.    Oscar Robertson

"At first I was surprised to see that Lebron wasn’t in the top 10, but I do think that he still has a ways to go before he proves he’s in the same league as Jordan. He’s still young," avid basketball fan Ryan Croft said about the rankings.

See the full list of the Top NBA Players of All Time, as well as 1000’s of other opinion-based lists on Ranker.com.

About Ranker:

Ranker.com powers crowdsourced rankings/polls of everything—from the most beautiful women in the world to the funniest TV characters of all time. Additionally, Ranker’s technology powers polls on over 1600 websites via a distributed widget. Ranker was founded by Clark Benson, a lifelong entrepreneur with four prior successful startups. The last was eCrush, a top 10 online dating service (acquired by Hearst). Ranker is backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Chris Sacca/Lowercase Capital, Data Collective, BullPen Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels. With seed-level funding and no marketing spend, Ranker has built a complex, defensible platform where consumers go for the most credible answers (validated against traditional polling) to a broad selection of opinion-based questions, and 3rd party sites can use it to power their own. With people turning to the Internet more than ever to ask questions, Ranker.com has become the destination for answers.

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