3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Team(s): Bucks, Lakers
Career Stats: 24.6 PPG 11.2 RPG 3.6 APG 0.9 SPG 2.6 BPG
Accomplishments: 19x All-Star, 1970 Rookie of the Year, 6x MVP, 2 Finals MVP, 15x All-NBA, 11x All-Defense, 6x Champion, 2x Scoring Champion, 1x Rebounding Leader, 4x Blocks Leader, Member of the Hall of Fame
When Kareem stepped on the scene no one knew what to do. He had about the same impact as a young Wilt Chamberlain because the higher ups had to change the rules. The NCAA banned dunking specifically because of Jabbar and UCLA's dominance. After winning three straight national championships, Lew Alcindor turned the NBA on it's head. Just when they thought they saw it all with Wilt and Russell, Jabbar proved that his skyhook—that he used since the fifth grade—was able to translate in the NBA. The shot was unblockable which earned him a .559 shooting percentage and it helped Kareem become the all-time leader in points (38,387).