Basketball as a game has been the favorite of billions across the globe. The rendezvous of the athletes with other teams and the sheer enjoyment of the competition are amazing to watch. The following article is a tribute to all the best basketball players who have been playing amazingly in the past years and continue to do so in the future. Basketball players are some of the most disciplined athletes in the whole world. Some of them are listed down below, check them out. Here is to the Top 10 NBA Champions till 2019.
Top 10 NBA Champions till 2019: The Basketball Maestros
LeBron James (SF – Los Angeles Lakers)
At number 1 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have LeBron James. It’s certainly tempting to keep Curry at No. 1 after his unprecedented MVP season, but this extraordinary living legend continues to be the ultimate leader playing on the court. James has been the best player in the league for quite a while and chasing Michael Jordan has kept him from slowing down in an ugly way. Expect another massive season for James as the Cavs pursue the No. 1 seed in the East. The league surely belongs to King James.
Stephen Curry (PG – Golden State Warriors)
At number 2 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have Stephen Curry. It might be reasonable to call Curry the greatest shooter ever to have played at this point after the back-to-back NBA MVPs, and after such an amazing season. Now he will have to share the ball a bit more with the inclusion of the No. 3 player on the list. Curry can anticipate a dip in production from his spectacular season, but it won’t be changed by much.
Kevin Durant (SF – Golden State Warriors)
At number 3 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have Kevin Durant. He’s hungry to win his first NBA title and it seems almost inevitable he will have another excellent season. It will be intriguing to see how Durant handles playing with Curry and Thompson next season. Durant is a really good teammate and an unselfish player so the transition might not be as hard as it seems. His numbers won’t be as massive as they were in Oklahoma City, but he’ll have more victories, which is what matters. Besides, he also created a buzz this year as one of the richest NBA players of 2019.
Russell Westbrook (PG – Oklahoma City Thunder)
At number 4 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have Russell Westbrook. Does Westbrook hide into a hole after losing Durant in OKC, or does it motivate him to play even harder? It’s a difficult question to answer. But there is no denying that Westbrook is among the very best athletic players ever to have played the game.
Anthony Davis (PF – New Orleans Pelicans)
At number 5 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have Anthony Davis. He might be higher on this list if there was greater assurance he is over his injury setbacks. Staying healthy is the 26-year-old’s foremost priority. It wouldn’t be very surprising if he finishes with averages of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Davis is a really consistent player and has a great attitude.
Kawhi Leonard (SF – Toronto Raptors)
At number 6 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have Kawhi Leonard. Few players have made greater achievements since they entered the league than Leonard. He is especially strong along the baseline, and his long arms and tenacious style of play separate him from the competition. But now Duncan has retired and Manu Ginobili is not expected to last much longer, unfortunately. Leonard still has the system and the talent around him to thrive on though. He does all the little things that help a team gain victory.
DeMarcus Cousins (C – Golden State Warriors)
At number 7 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings are somewhat far to reach the postseason, but Cousins should have another big year right ahead. A hard-nosed player, he is exceptional in the paint and happens to be a very good rebounder. The big question surrounding Cousins is whether he can shove everything aside to get the Kings to play grander team basketball.
James Harden (SG – Houston Rockets)
At number 8 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have James Harden. A true scoring machine but there are some questions about his defense and ability to successfully lead Houston deep into the postseason. But the talent is surely there, and so is his desire. Harden is coming off with his highest-scoring season (29.0 ppg), and it will be really hard to match that, but the sharpshooter appears to be a man with conviction.
LaMarcus Aldridge (PF – San Antonio Spurs)
At number 9 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have LaMarcus Aldridge. With Duncan gone, Aldridge takes over as the Spurs’ most vital big man. The Texas native didn’t seem to face any problems transitioning into the Spurs offense, although his numbers took a savage hit because he took fewer shots. Now he has Pau Gasol playing next to him, and there will be more of increasing interest in his team leadership. Aldridge consistently posts very strong numbers and looks ready for a rather big second season under Gregg Popovich.
Blake Griffin (PF – Detroit Pistons)
At number 10 in this list of Top 10 NBA Champions 2019, we have Blake Griffin. An athletic giant of a man, Griffin might have digressed a bit. He will be out with a purpose to prove he can help carry a Clippers squad that has somewhat underachieved. Griffin is a hard worker enough so he can turn things around. A model for sheer consistency, it won’t be surprising if he manages to reach his career averages once again.
So these were the Top 10 NBA Champions 2019. Tell us about your favorite Basketball player in the comments down below.