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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
37,800 7,379
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
18,142 9,925
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
20,279 11,501
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

4
17,721 10,616
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
19,930 11,347
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

6
24,003 14,861
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

7
15,858 8,682
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

8
11,557 7,888
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

9
15,676 8,758
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Shaquille O'Neal Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

10
13,600 7,704
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

11
11,491 7,002
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

12
15,051 8,150
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

13
23,346 12,790
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

14
6,272 4,231
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

15
7,434 4,937
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

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16
8,802 5,861
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

17
8,665 5,815
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

18
8,706 6,554
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

19
8,704 5,268
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

20
5,102 3,560
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

21
7,572 4,474
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

22
9,962 5,376
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

23
5,618 3,632
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

24
9,015 6,115
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

25
5,893 3,474
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

26
8,759 5,136
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

27
7,999 5,461
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

28
6,937 4,811
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

29
7,483 4,535
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
5,315 3,603
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
8,025 4,929
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
5,995 3,783
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
6,035 3,741
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

34
3,277 2,539
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

35
3,402 2,768
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

36
4,011 2,673
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

37
4,759 3,599
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

38
5,137 3,110
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

39
3,982 3,177
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

40
5,433 3,559
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
bulls added Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

41
4,208 3,136
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

42
3,761 2,842
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

43
3,189 2,180
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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44
3,462 2,674
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

45
2,889 1,444
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
kaylive added Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

46
4,640 3,191
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
4,444 3,267
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
2,814 2,496
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
1,197 523
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time

50
2,423 1,589
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