The Golden Age: Best NBA Players From The 90’s

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LeBron who? Nothing can compare to basketball in the 90’s. Yes, LeBron James is a beast. Yes, Stephen Curry is unconscious from deep. And yes, Anthony Davis is an immense talent with an unreal ceiling. But, the 90’s birthed some of the best talents to ever grace the NBA. If you think we’re lying, check out our 12 best NBA players from the 1990’s and see why they were the league’s creme de la creme.

Michael Jordan playing basketball

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Shawn Kemp

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1990’s Stats: 16.7 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.5 BLKPG, 50.8 FG%

Shawn Kemp was filthy. The demonstrative power-forward never bit his tongue and was always willing to dunk on somebody. Kemp loved posterizing hapless defenders who tried to stuff his shot attempt. Let’s just say that Kemp always kept his promise by leaving fans more than satisfied every game that he played. Him and Gary Payton made Seattle an enjoyable team to watch back in the day.

The Reign-Man

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Even though he had numerous hindrances in his life, including his weight-issues and drug problems, everybody marveled at Kemp’s ability to jump out of the building. After his stay in Seattle ran his course in 97-98, he joined the Cavaliers, where he posted career highs in points averaging 20.5 a game.

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