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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

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

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+ - 267 134
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

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

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

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

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

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

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

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

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

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

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

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Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Bernard King Small forward

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Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

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

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

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

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Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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