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The Top NBA Players Of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up and add the best pro basketball players to ever compete in the NBA.

This list of top NBA players is ranked by basketball fans worldwide, if you want an expert opinion click here. Who are the best NBA players? This list includes the best 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. Who are the top NBA Players of all time? Whether they have a jumper that just won't quit or ball-handling skills that leave their opponents spinning, these NBA players rule the hoop and the hardwood, and this list is a celebration of those skills. This list should answer who is that best NBA players of all time.

Also check out this list of the best NBA players of 2012.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed 1963

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    added by bulls 1975

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1932

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    ranked low on reranks 1982

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