The Best Players in the NBA: A Year-by-Year Analysis
This thread is dedicated to the best players in the NBA, from the first year in the NBA to the last. Not only is the best player in the NBA named year-by-year, but the 2nd and 3rd best are as well. Remember, these are the "best" players. Not most talented 3 (Players with the most skill), nor the most valuable 3 (MVPs). Talented players are the ones who have all the talent and skill in the universe, however it isn't applied correctly or isn't necessary in order to win. MVPs or valuable players are the ones who are good, however they also require a great situation teamwise. Furthermore, MVPs are given in the regular season, however the best players are made in the playoffs. This analysis concentrates strictly on the best players. So how do we define best? The player is the one who can lead any particular or average team to more wins than the other player. The objective of the game is to win, and the player who can win you more games on any particular team or average team is the better player. The year by year analysis is based on empirical evidence, objective data, observational judgment, balanced criteria, inducible reasoning, and respected opinion. Let's get started from the start.