The top 20 NBA players from the 1960’s decade

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In the 1960s, some legendary basketball players were the kings of the basketball field with the weapons of their magical skills. They are now role models for present and future basketball players. Their efforts to improve the aesthetics of basketball play have paid off gradually. Their names are listed below.

20 Top Ranked NBA Players From 1960-1969:

Name Age 1st Team Draft Pick Round Position Achievement
Oscar RobertsonOscar Robertson 83 Cincinnati Royals 1960 1st 1st Point Guard
  • NBA champion
  • Hall of Fame
  • Mr. Basketball USA
Jerry WestJerry West 83 Minneapolis Lakers 1960 2nd 1st Point guard/shooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • Olympic Gold Medal
  • NBA assists leader
Lenny WilkensLenny Wilkens 83 St. Louis Hawks 1960 6th 1st Point guard
  • NBA champion(As coach)
  • Olympic Dream Team
  • NBA assists leader

 

Dave DeBusschereDave DeBusschere 62(Dead) Detroit Pistons 1962 4th 1st Power forward / Small forward
  • 2× NBA champion
  • Hall of Fame
  • 8× NBA All-Star
Jerry LucasJerry Lucas 81 Cincinnati Royals 1962 6th 1st Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • 2× Mr. Basketball USA
  • 7× NBA All-Star
John HavlicekJohn Havlicek 79(Dead) Boston Celtics 1962 7th 1st Small forward
  • 8× NBA champion
  • NBA Finals MVP
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Willis ReedWillis Reed 79 New York Knicks 1964 8th 2nd Center
  • 2× NBA champion
  • NBA All-Rookie Team
  • 7× NBA All-Star
Rick BarryRick Barry 76 San Francisco Warriors 1965 2nd 1st Small forward
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA champion
Billy CunninghamBilly Cunningham 73(Dead) Philadelphia 76ers 1965 5th 1st Small forward / Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • 4× NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Dave BingDave Bing 78 Detroit Pistons 1966 2nd 1st Point guard
  • Hall of Fame
  • 7× NBA All-Star
  • National Basketball Association Awards
Earl MonroeEarl Monroe 76 Baltimore Bullets 1967 2nd 1st Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA champion
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Walt FrazierWalt Frazier 75 New York Knicks 1967 5th 1st Point guard
  • Hall of Fame
  • 2× NBA champion
  • NIT champion
Elvin HayesElvin Hayes 76 San Diego Rockets 1968 1st 1st Power forward / center
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA champion
  • 2× NBA rebounding leader
Wes UnseldWes Unseld 74(Dead) Baltimore Bullets 1968 2nd 1st Center
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA champion
  • 5× NBA All-Star
Bill RussellBill Russell 88(Dead) Boston Celtics 1956 2nd 1st Center
  • Hall of Fame
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 11x NBA champion
Elgin BaylorElgin Baylor 86(dead) Minneapolis Lakers 1958 1st 1st Small forward
  • NBA Rookie of the Year
  • NBA Executive of the Year
  • 11x NBA All-Star
Bob PettitBob Pettit 89(dead) Milwaukee Hawks 1954 2nd 1st Power Forward & Center
  • NBA champion
  • Hall of Fame
  • 11x NBA All-Star
Bob CousyBob Cousy 94 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 1950 3rd 1st Point guard
  • Hall of Fame
  • 6x NBA Champion
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
Tony JacksonTony Jackson 62(dead) New York Knicks 1961 24th 3rd Small forward & Shooting guard
  • ABA All-Star
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • Third-team All-American
Bailey HowellBailey Howell 85 Detroit Pistons 1959 2nd 1st Small forward & Shooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Second Team

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