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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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1
+ - 36,731 7,086
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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2
+ - 17,597 9,370
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
+ - 19,747 10,924
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

4
+ - 17,210 10,040
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Wilt Chamberlin Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors

5
+ - 19,389 10,758
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

6
+ - 23,095 14,244
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

7
+ - 15,303 8,234
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

8
+ - 15,075 8,349
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

9
+ - 13,105 7,302
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

10
+ - 14,505 7,777
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

11
+ - 11,194 7,306
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

12
+ - 22,139 12,403
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

13
+ - 11,131 6,719
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

14
+ - 8,530 5,592
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

15
+ - 8,394 5,599
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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16
+ - 8,485 6,272
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

17
+ - 8,430 5,078
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

18
+ - 7,201 4,675
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

19
+ - 6,069 4,012
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

20
+ - 9,595 5,157
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies

21
+ - 7,333 4,332
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

22
+ - 8,774 5,877
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

23
+ - 4,917 3,397
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

24
+ - 8,462 4,964
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

25
+ - 5,452 3,468
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

26
+ - 7,765 5,272
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

27
+ - 6,726 4,677
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

28
+ - 5,723 3,326
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

29
+ - 7,230 4,439
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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30
+ - 5,168 3,482
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

31
+ - 7,759 4,724
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Durant Seattle Supersonics, Oklahoma City Thunder

32
+ - 5,848 3,664
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

33
+ - 5,896 3,594
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

34
+ - 3,882 2,582
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

35
+ - 4,610 3,491
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

36
+ - 4,834 2,925
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

37
+ - 5,291 3,450
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

38
+ - 3,313 2,642
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

39
+ - 3,185 2,419
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

40
+ - 4,113 3,032
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

41
+ - 3,878 3,088
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

42
+ - 3,039 2,074
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

43
+ - 3,635 2,769
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

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44
+ - 3,367 2,593
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

45
+ - 2,671 1,335
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

46
+ - 4,488 3,085
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers

47
+ - 4,290 3,184
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

48
+ - 2,721 2,422
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Rick Barry New York Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

49
+ - 2,285 1,504
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

50
+ - 990 430
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time