It is evident that the NBA is a superstar league. Without a true superstar it is hard to compete for an NBA championship. LeBron James is without a doubt the best NBA player in league if not the entire planet – but who are the best players at each position? I will give you a spoiler, Lebron James is listed as the best small forward in this article. I am only putting LeBron in one position (his natural one) because if I move him around like the Miami Heat did, from point guard to center – he will be the only player on the list. Why list the best players in the game today? well because this is an ongoing debate and although I am bound to get some hate from many fans, I truly believe that these are the best players at their positions.
How will I be ranking the players to conclude my search for the best player in each position? Simple, the eye test. Of course I will have stats to back up my claims up but most of this will be from watching and seeing who is most dominant player at their respective position. Because I rank a player the best player at his position also doesn’t mean he is the purest player at the position. Rajon Rondo might be the purest point guard in terms of distributing the basketball and getting his teammates involved to help them build confidence, but who actually thinks Rajon Rondo is even top 5 at the point guard position? Not me. I will post the per game averages of last season but I do not go off of per game averages, they will be used as reference by the readers. Now go to the next slide with your arrow keys and tell me how wrong I am!