5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Few, if any, players in basketball history have come close to replicating the perfect combination of power, size, style and grace that characterized <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010" title="Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" href="/topic/sports/basketball/kareem-abdul-jabbar-PESPT000010.topic">Kareem Abdul-Jabbar</a>'s game during his stellar 20-year <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a> career. His sky-hooking, bespectacled image came to personify the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000104" title="Los Angeles Lakers" href="/topic/sports/basketball/los-angeles-lakers-ORSPT000104.topic">Lakers</a>' "Showtime" era of the 1980s, making him a recognizable figure way beyond the basketball world.<br>
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( Los Angeles Times )

Few, if any, players in basketball history have come close to replicating the perfect combination of power, size, style and grace that characterized Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's game during his stellar 20-year NBA career. His sky-hooking, bespectacled image came to personify the Lakers' "Showtime" era of the 1980s, making him a recognizable figure way beyond the basketball world.

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