13. James Worthy
If you ever wondered how the 1980’s “Showtime” L.A. Lakers won five titles (and played in nine Finals), this list confirms their talent, as three of the top dozen players appearing here all played for that dynastic Lakers franchise (Alcindor/Jabbar, Magic, Worthy).
As a star for Dean Smith’s North Carolina Tar Heels, small forward Worthy also holds the distinction of having played with Michael Jordan in college and Magic Johnson in the pros, both being among the five greatest players in NBA history. But Worthy was great in his own right, being named the Most Outstanding Player for the 1982 Final Four, that culminated with the legendary Smith’s first title.