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This list of top NBA players is ranked by basketball fans worldwide and based on popular opinion. Who are the best NBA players? This list includes the best basketball players in NBA history, along with the top basketball players today. Anyone can vote on the best NBA players here, which means these players are truly fan favorites. NBA fans can even add their own rankings to this list. Whether they have a famous jumper that just won't quit or ball-handling skills that leave their opponents spinning, these top 100 NBA players rule the hoop and the hardwood, and this list is a celebration of those skills. This list should answer who is the top 100, top 10, and best NBA player ever. 

If you've ever asked "who's the greatest basketball of all time?" look no further. Ranked by votes from thousands of fans, this list features the all time NBA GOATs, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird. 

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+ - 32,805 6,129
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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+ - 15,752 7,666
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

3
+ - 15,573 8,232
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Wilt Chamberlin Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia Warriors

4
+ - 17,779 9,340
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 17,403 9,102
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

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+ - 13,549 6,939
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

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+ - 20,111 12,415
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 13,249 7,089
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Shaquille O'Neal Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 11,650 6,034
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

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+ - 12,692 6,569
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

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+ - 10,250 5,913
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

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+ - 10,020 5,837
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

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+ - 17,923 11,099
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

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+ - 7,702 4,776
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 7,552 4,923
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 7,736 5,383
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers Houston Rockets

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+ - 7,532 4,434
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

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+ - 6,317 4,059
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

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+ - 5,458 3,409
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks Philadelphia 76ers

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+ - 6,596 3,829
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

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+ - 7,879 5,209
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets Chicago Bulls

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+ - 8,203 4,678
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets Memphis Grizzlies

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+ - 7,443 4,436
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

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+ - 6,927 4,664
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

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+ - 4,913 2,970
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

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+ - 4,357 2,948
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 6,006 4,193
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

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+ - 5,124 2,955
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics Orlando Magic

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+ - 6,372 4,091
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

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+ - 6,739 4,062
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Durant Seattle Supersonics, Oklahoma City Thunder

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+ - 5,265 3,329
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics New York Knicks

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+ - 4,614 3,115
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics

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+ - 5,327 3,199
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

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+ - 3,386 2,244
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers Seattle Supersonics

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+ - 2,839 2,089
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

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+ - 3,495 2,754
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

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+ - 4,093 3,137
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns Brooklyn Nets

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+ - 3,715 2,694
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

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+ - 4,666 3,062
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics Milwaukee Bucks

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+ - 3,653 2,218
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

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+ - 2,974 2,302
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

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+ - 3,264 2,470
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

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+ - 2,481 1,736
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

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+ - 3,016 2,302
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

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+ - 3,903 2,710
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers

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+ - 1,759 992
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

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+ - 3,715 2,898
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Brooklyn Nets

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+ - 3,596 3,007
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dennis Rodman Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons

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+ - 2,383 2,153
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors

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+ - 1,708 1,234
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors