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The Top Ten Greatest NBA Small Forwards of All Time

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10.) Kawhi Leonard

  • Kawhi Leonard played for the San Antonio Spurs, the Toronto Raptors, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • 2 Time NBA Champion (2014, 2019)
  • 2 Time NBA Finals MVP Award (2014, 2019)
  • 2 Time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award (2015, 2016)

9.) Paul Pierce

  • Paul Pierce played for the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the Washington Wizards, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • NBA Champion (2008)
  • NBA Finals MVP Award (2008)
  • 10 Time NBA All Star (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

8.) Adrian Dantley

  • Adrian Dantley played for the Buffalo Braves, the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Utah Jazz, the Detroit Pistons, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • 2 Time NBA Scoring Champion (1981, 1984)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year Award (1977)
  • 6 Time NBA All Star (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986)

7.) John Havlicek

  • John Havlicek played for the Boston Celtics from 1962 to 1978.
  • 8 Time NBA Champion (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976)
  • NBA Finals MVP Award (1974)
  • 13 Time NBA All Star (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)

6.) Scottie Pippen

  • Scottie Pippen played for the Chicago Bulls, the Houston Rockets, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Torpan Pojat, and the Sundsvall Dragons.
  • 6 Time NBA Champion (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • 3 Time All NBA First Team (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • NBA Steals Leader (1995)

5.) Elgin Baylor

  • Elgin Baylor played for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers from 1958 to 1971.
  • NBA Rookie of the Year Award (1959)
  • 11 Time NBA All Star (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970)
  • Named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All Time Team

4.) Julius Erving

  • Julius Erving played for the Virginia Squires, the New York Nets, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • NBA Champion (1983)
  • 2 Time ABA Champion (1974, 1976)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award (1981)

3.) Kevin Durant

  • Kevin Durant played for the Seattle Super Sonics, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Golden State Warriors, and the Brooklyn Nets.
  • 2 Time NBA Champion (2017, 2018)
  • 2 Time NBA Finals MVP Award (2017, 2018)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2014)

2.) Larry Bird

  • Larry Bird played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 to 1992.
  • 3 Time NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986)
  • 2 Time NBA Finals MVP Award (1984, 1986)
  • 3 Time NBA Most Valuable Player Award (1984, 1985, 1986)

1.) Lebron James

  • Lebron James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • 3 Time NBA Champion (2012, 2013, 2016)
  • 3 Time NBA Finals MVP Award (2012, 2013, 2016)
  • 4 Time NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

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