Wilt is the GREATEST basketball player of all time - easy - hence the discussion. It IS NOT Michael Jordon and the financial backing of the Nike advertising machine. Does anyone remember the whistles associated with this guy? Wilt got killed by the whistle - and was too much of a knuckle head to capitalize on improved free throw shooting. 'Nobody roots for Goliath' ... Jordan was great, no doubt. But no, it is not a coincidence that the NBA suits were savvy marketing genius, the NBA capitalized on the Bird - Magic era momentum and that Jordon sold a ton of product effectively - Cool to see MJ play and the combination of his talent and competitive zeal was amazing - but watching him was also like watching KAYFABE associated with professional wrestling .... Jordon may (MAY) have been the SECOND greatest player, and THAT is where the debate starts. A great, underrated overlooked commodity for second is Jabbar - A better comparison would group Jordan, Jabbar, Lebron, and then maybe rattle off the usual suspects.... The moniker of 'THE GREATEST- is a tad too much of a popularity contest than an objective analysis of domination. It is Wilt, then a scramble for second.