23. Ray Allen
Ray Allen is one of the greatest shooters in basketball history. He ranks number one all time in three pointers and shot 40% for his career, and his Finals Game 6 shot to save the Miami Heat from certain elimination in 2013 remains one of the all time greatest shots in NBA history.
Allen’s teams were best when he wasn’t one of the top two players, but offenses were absolutely lethal if they got to add his spacing and shooting beyond that. If this were fictional players instead, Jesus Shuttlesworth would rank even further up the list.
Achievements: 2x champion, 2x All NBA, 10x All Star
22. Bill Sharman
Bill Sharman played most of his career in the 1950s and had two careers in one. For the first half of his career, Sharman was the best player on the league’s best offense but didn’t have a lot of help. Then Bill Russell showed up and Sharman started winning titles, four in all. He was arguably the best Cetlic on the first of them when Russell was still a rookie.
Sharman led the league in free throw percentage seven times, finishing his career with a sparkling 88%, ranking top 15 all time. Sharman was one of those old timey players whose game might have been even better in the modern game with a three point line.
Achievements: 4x champion, 7x All NBA, 8x All Star