Top 10 NBA Power Forwards of All Time

Before Dirk Nowitzki performs spectacular offense in his two finals appearance, before Blake Griffin even knows how to play basketball, before Chris Bosh joined the Miami trio to win multiple championships, before Tim Duncan won multiple championships, there were already NBA superstars playing their position and earning greatness and fame.

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The number four position is most demanding position in the NBA. You play the post, you must get the rebound, you lead the pick, and most of all you carry the team’s responsibility in doing the dirty work. Here are the names of the greatest NBA Power Forwards of all Time.



10. Chris Webber. Sacramento’s’ all time offensive juggernaut and a defensive shot blocker, He carried his team into the Western Conference Finals but unfortunately falling short against the defending champions La Lakers.

09. Chris Bosh. The former Toronto Raptor who recently joined the Miami Heat with Lebron James and Dwayne Wade. Bosh is one of the elite power forwards who, he can play offense even facing opposite to the ring.


08. Kevin McHale. The former Boston Celtic power forward who once led the NBA in both rebounds and in scores.


07. Elvin Hayes. A former San Diego Rockets superstar and one of the most powerful rebounder in all time since the NBA was founded. He is one of the first true power forwards in NBA history and left a legacy showing what is the significant role of the power forward in the team.


06. Dennis Rodman. A former Chicago Bull star and a Hall of Famer and once called the “King of Rebound”. He was one of the key players of the second three-peat of the Chicago bulls in the past decade.


05.Dirk Nowitzki. One of the most hard to defend player in NBA history, standing seven foot tall, he is an offensive weapon who could fire from the distance or explodes from beneath the ring.


04. Charles Barkley Also known as “Sir Charles”. Standing just six feet and four inches tall, he manages to excel in the power forward position and earn fame in both defense and in offense.


03. Kevin Garnett also known as “The Big Ticket” earned his greatness and fame even before he was traded to the Boston Celtics. He was one of the perfect power forwards in history for his effectiveness in offense, defense and even in handling the ball.



02. Karl Malone also known as “The Mailman”, the most complete player in all time in the power forward position. Though he has a lot of achievement in the NBA, he didn’t win any championship during his career.


01. Tim Duncan. The humblest superstar ever to walk in the floor of the NBA stardom led his team to multiple championships and won multiple MVP trophies. Karl Malone should have taken this spot but Timmy has rings and the Mailman doesn’t even have a single one.

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  1. reo da greo
    Posted June 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Seems like you ran out of people to say after number 7 so let me help you with a few beasts of their ages.. Bob Pettit (26ppg 16 rpg and 2 MVP’s in a 11 year career) Bob McAdoo (22 ppg 9 rpg, 3 scoring championships, 1 mvp award in a 16 yr career) maybe George McGinnis or Billy Cunningham.. either which way.. both Chris Bosh and Webber have gots to go.

  2. AndyK
    Posted June 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    May be Webber he was a beast but Chris Bosh is a simply a joke in all time TOP 10

  3. michael
    Posted June 5, 2011 at 4:34 am

    this list really seems like its given by a sports analyst who only started watching the NBA in the early 90’s. just my opinion but i reckon this list lacks depth in the choice of top 10 power forwards of ALL TIME… Bosh number 9 of ALL TIME Power forwards? seriously? bosh is good but not #9 all time! i would even rank Gasol over bosh just because of the rings. Jerry Lucas and Dave DeBusschere, Nate Thurmond, Bob Pettit, Bob McAdoo… missing the Old School Greats!
    good list though if its top 10 of the last 25 years (excluding Elvin Hayes)

  4. Posted June 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Pau Gasol is good option.

  5. shawn
    Posted June 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Okay, am I missing someone???? Where’s Dwight Howard!!!!!!!

  6. blz
    Posted June 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

    this is a joke! bosh in the top10? what are you smokin’ son?

  7. billy
    Posted June 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    This guy clearly can’t make a top 10 list.

    BTW get your facts straight, Charles Barkley was 6′6 inches… not 6′4…

  8. Ian
    Posted June 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Whoever wrote this does not know the history of the NBA. Bosh a top 10? Never. A’mare is better than Bosh and he shouldn’t even be top 10. Barkley was not 6′4” and he wasn’t at all known for defense. Where’s Bob Petit? Where’s Bob McAdoo? Dave Debusschere?

  9. Ian
    Posted June 8, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Shawn, Dwight is a center not power foward

  10. Sana
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I liked Shawn Kemp…i think he can be mentioned too…in his best years he rocked…and was better than webber and bosh…

  11. ballsac
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Just because Barkley was LISTED as 6\’ 6\”, doesn\’t mean he was. JJ Barea is listed as 6\’, and do you think that hobbit mofo is 6\’?

  12. list_sucks
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    stupid list.. WHY THE HELL WOULD “CHRIS BOSH” BE EVEN ON THAT LIST?! his name and the words “top ten all-time” shouldn’t even be used together. he hasn’t done a damn thing in his career (and probably won’t) he doesn’t deserve to be in this list with Hall of Famers (and future HOFs) neither do chris webber.. Ever heard of “Bob Pettit”?? Try to google him and see if bosh deserves a spot than him.

  13. Chris Bosh??!!! wtf u need more research
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 9:32 am

    It’s Bob Petitt, not Chris Bosh. Bosh doesn’t have anything to show on his career. But he’s an all-star, not an all time great.

  14. Chubarkley
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Dirk deserves to be no lower than #3 on that list. I’d put him on the 2 spot really.

  15. Ray
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm


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