NBA Finals Special: Top 10 Warriors and Cavaliers

This year’s NBA season is seen as a battle between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. We all have our season favorites — but have you ever wondered which current and previous players are most treasured by their respective teams?

Well, we wondered. And here’s a rundown of the Top 10 most valued players in each of this season’s final two.

Top 10 Players in the History of

GoldenState Warriors cavs
#10 Sarunas Marciulionis
His 52.8 FG percentage is the best ever for a Warriors’ guard. (Bid on a Marciulionis NBA card HERE)
Ron Harper
He was one of the most athletic guards in Cavaliers history.
#9 Bernard King
Coming off an injury back in 1980-81, he won the Comeback Player of the Year Award. (Bid on a King NBA card HERE)
Kyrie Irving
At 21, he has some of the best handles in the league and can get by any defender at almost any time.
#8 Mitch Richmond
One of the “Run TMC” trio, along with Tim Hardaway and Chris Mullin, that tore up the league. (Bid on a Richmond NBA card HERE)
World B. Free
He never scored less than 22.5 points per game in any of his four seasons with Cleveland.
#7 Stephen Curry
Current season’s Golden State hero – known to be a good shooter since he entered the leauge in 2009.
John “Hot Rod” Williams
An excellent shot-blocker who ranks 3rd in team history for total shots swatted.
#6 Tim Hardaway
The “T” in Run TMC, he is remembered as the greatest fast-break starter, passer and ball-handler in team history. (Bid on a Hardaway NBA card HERE)
Austin Carr
He stands as the No. 3 overall scorer in team history.
#5 Nate Thurmond
His 1967-68 season stands out as one of the greatest years in NBA history.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas
He ranks first in franchise history in games played, rebounds and blocked shots.
#4 Paul Arizin
He scored more and shot a better percentage than anyone in the league by relying on his jump shot.
Larry Nance
A great leaper with 1,087 total blocked shots in team history.
#3 Chris Mullin
Part of the Run TMC; he is considered as one of the best all-around player and leader in the NBA, along with Jordan and Stockton. (Bid on a Mullin NBA card HERE)
Brad Daugherty
The first overall pick in the 1986 draft and a talented passer for a big man.
#2 Rick Barry
The only Warriors player to ever win an NBA Finals MVP.
Mark Price
The best free-throw shooter in NBA history.
#1 Wilt Chamberlain
One of the league leaders in scoring and FG percentage; he scored 100 points in a game once.
LeBron James
He holds numerous franchise records, including total points, scoring average, field goals made and steals.


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