Every NBA franchise has a best player ever, though not all best players are created equal. For some franchises, one name is synonymous with the the team. For others, it’s a handful of names vying for the top spot. Some teams’ best player retired decades ago, while others’ are still playing today.
So what makes someone the best player in a franchise’s history? That depends on the team, but it usually means some combination of longevity, team records, and hopefully some winning. Let’s take a look at the best player ever from every NBA franchise.