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All-Time #NBArank: Players 26-30

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All-Time #NBArank continues its countdown with Players 26-30.

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.

We have already announced players 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. The top 100 rollout will conclude next week.

Also, check out our positional rankings of the 10 best point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers of all time.

On to the countdown ...


All-Time #NBArank: 26-30

We'll unveil one player every hour starting at 11 a.m. ET. If you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along, #NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use. You also can follow along @ESPNNBA and on Facebook.


Isiah Thomas

Position
Point guard

Teams
Detroit Pistons (1981-1994)

Honors
12-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, Finals MVP (1989-90), Hall of Fame

Championships
Two (1989, 1990)

Career stats
19.2 PPG, 9.3 APG, 1.9 SPG, .452 FG%

Nickname
Zeke, The Baby-Faced Assassin

Did you know?
The only players in NBA history with more 20-point, 10-assist games than Thomas are Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Dwyane Wade

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Miami Heat (2003-present)

Honors
11-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA selection, three-time All-Defensive Team selection, Finals MVP, scoring champion (2008-09)

Championships
Three (2006, 2012, 2013)

Career stats
23.8 PPG, 5.8 APG, 4.9 RPG, .489 FG%

Nickname
D-Wade, Flash

Did you know?
Wade won Finals MVP in 2006 while averaging 34.7 PPG and 7.8 RPG for the series. The only players to win Finals MVP while averaging more points and rebounds are Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. -- ESPN Stats & Info

John Havlicek

Position
Small forward/shooting guard

Teams
Boston Celtics (1962-1978)

Honors
13-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA selection, eight-time All-Defensive Team selection, Finals MVP (1973-74), Hall of Fame

Championships
Eight (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976)

Career stats
20.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.2 SPG

Nickname
Hondo

Did you know?
When Havlicek retired in 1978, he ranked third on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind only Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson with 26,395 career points. Only former teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones have more than his eight titles. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Chris Paul

Position
Point guard

Teams
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005-2007), New Orleans Hornets (2007-2011), Los Angeles Clippers (2011-present)

Honors
Eight-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, seven-time All-Defensive Team selection, Rookie of the Year (2005-06), NBA All-Star Game MVP (2012-13)

Championships
None

Career stats
18.7 PPG, 9.9 APG, 4.4 RPG, 2.3 SPG

Nickname
CP3

Did you know?
For all the talk of postseason failure, Paul's playoff career average of 9.5 APG is the highest in NBA history by any of the nearly 70 players who have averaged 20 PPG for their postseason career. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Steve Nash

Position
Point guard

Teams
Phoenix Suns 1996-1998, 2004-2012), Dallas Mavericks (1998-2004), Los Angeles Lakers (2012-2015)

Honors
Two-time MVP (2004-05, 2005-06), eight-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection

Championships
None

Career stats
14.3 PPG, 8.5 APG, .490 FG%, .904 FT%

Nickname
Two Time

Did you know?
Nash's team led the NBA in offensive efficiency for nine straight seasons between 2001-02 and 2009-10, topped by the 2009-10 Suns team that scored more points per 100 possessions (112.7) than any team in the past 30 seasons. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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