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The Top Current NBA Players

List Criteria: Only players currently competing in the NBA.

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 List of the best basketball players in the NBA today. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider - number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title - such as Chicago Bulls phenom Derrick Rose and the legendary Carmelo Anthony - have become more recent favorites. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player (or team) isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    LeBron James

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    100
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    Stephen Curry

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    81
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    Dwyane Wade

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    81
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    Derrick Rose

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    79
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    Dwight Howard

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    76
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    Paul George

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    74
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    Deron Williams

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    Lamarcus Alridridge

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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Amar'e Stoudemire

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    51
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