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The greatest offensive players in NBA history are among some of the best athletes of all time as well as some of the best basketball players of all time. These elite basketball players are best known for putting points on the board as well as putting amazing plays on sports highlights reels.

Some of these players, like Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, are obvious entries onto this list of the best offensive players ever in the NBA, but others are just now coming into their own like Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki. Whether the player you're voting for as top offensive player in NBA history is a current NBA player or already an NBA legend, this is the list to determine who the best offensive player ever really is.

What makes the best offensive players in NBA History? Who is the top offensive player in NBA history? Who are the best NBA offensive players ever? There's no slam dunk of an answer here, but this list of the NBA's best offensive players ever seeks to bring some clarity to the top offensive player debate. This is by no means a list of all the best offensive players in the NBA (since there are more that could be added every year) so make sure to add your favorite NBA offensive player to the list if he's not on there. That way, other fans can vote for your top NBA offensive player to move up the list of the greatest offensive players and into the #1 spot as the best offensive player in NBA history.

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1
1,863 548
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

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2
785 475
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

3
1,360 608
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

4
1,584 797
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

5
1,262 440
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
1,122 591
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

7
595 358
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

8
366 225
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

9
813 425
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

10
842 490
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
498 272
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

12
933 461
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

13
1,108 662
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

14
656 322
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

15
273 141
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

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16
915 616
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

17
312 131
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

18
734 451
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

19
292 171
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

20
775 458
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

21
552 334
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

22
474 265
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

23
324 137
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

24
396 177
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

25
211 96
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

26
370 149
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

27
171 109
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

28
401 209
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

29
334 155
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

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30
411 181
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

31
300 154
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

32
289 141
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

33
319 179
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

34
126 88
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

35
335 170
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

36
139 83
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

37
118 121
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

38
64 38
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

39
226 97
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

40
240 148
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

41
69 28
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

42
44 28
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

43
166 88
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

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44
195 89
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

45
128 79
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

46
91 53
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Worthy Small forward

47
97 62
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

48
135 76
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

49
175 93
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward

50
138 79
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center