Basketball is famous all over the world but it is played in America with great enthusiasm and passion. Basketball is a very stylish game and is known as the death game because it is the fastest game of the world. Americans are famous for this game because the players mostly have height more than 6 feet. They play with a perfect combination and style. Let’s have a look at the top ten players of Basketball in 2012.
10. Rajon Rando
Rajon Rando gave his debut as a rookie in 2006. He plays for Boston Celtics of the NBA. He started his career as a point guard in the season 2006-07. He was born on February 22, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an American whose height is 6 ft 1 inch.
9. Amar’e Stoudemire
He is an American Basketball Professional who plays for New York Knicks. His height is 6 feet 11 inches and was born on November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida. He won bronze medal at 2004 Olympic Games. He plays as a power forward and center.
8. Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony also plays for New York Knicks and his height is 6 feet 8 inches and he started his career in 2003. He was rewarded as the most outstanding player during his first National Championship. He also won the bronze medal at 2004 Olympics and a Gold medal at 2008 Olympics.
7. Chris Paul
Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born on May 6, 1985 who gave his debut six years ago in 2006. He was honored gold medal with the United States National Basketball team in 2008. He plays at position of point guard for Los Angeles Clippers. He is also a spokesperson for the United States Bowling Congress. His height is exactly 6 feet.
6. Kevin Garnett
Another American born Basketball professional, who plays as power guard for Boston Celtics, has a height of 6 feet 11 inches. He was directly selected for NBA in 1995 during his student life at high school when he was only 20. He was born in Greenville, south Carolina. He is also a Gold Medalist.
5. Ray Allen
Ray Allen is a ten-time All-Star player and has won Gold Medal for his performance in 2000 Olympics. He is considered as one of the most accurate 3-pointer and free throw shooter among the other players of his caliper. He is well known for his 3-point shooting. He has a height of 6 feet and 5 inches.
4. Blake Griffin
Blake is another American Basketball professional player who plays for Los Angeles Clippers and was selected first by clippers overall. He won the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest and also plays as All-Star member. He is also considered as the NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies of All time. He was born in Oklahoma and has a height of 6 feet and 10 inches.
3. Derrick Rose
He was born in Chicago and his three elder brothers taught the game from childhood. He plays for Chicago Bulls and was declared 1st by the Chicago Bulls. He was selected for All-Star game in 2010. He plays as a point guard. In 2011, he received NBA’s most valuable Player Award as the prominent youngster player. His height is 6 feet 3 inches.
2. Lebron James
Lebron James plays for Miami Heat and is named as King James. He was awarded six times “Mr. BasketBall” of Ohio. He has been selected as an All-Star Player since 2005. He was awarded the name NBA Rookie of the year in 2003-04. He was born on 30th December 1984. He won Bronze medal at 2004 Olympics and a Gold medal at 2008 Olympics. He plays as guard and forward in the team.
1. Kobe Bryant
We have no other player left for this list and the last of this list is famous all around the world. He is considered as 2nd Michael Jordan. His place of birth is Philadelphia and was born on 23rd August, 1978. Kobe plays for Los Angeles Lakers. He scored 81 points in a single game against Toronto Raptors which is second record in the history of NBA. He has won the most valuable player of the year in 2008.