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List Rules Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars in 2016-2017. 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, Kobe Bryant, 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 to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Steph Curry, 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 Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook - have become favorites as well.

More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

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1
+ - 18,417 7,727
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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2
+ - 13,079 8,209
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

3
+ - 16,132 9,458
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

4
+ - 12,537 5,038
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

5
+ - 7,932 2,183
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

6
+ - 8,980 4,579
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

7
+ - 9,006 4,557
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

8
+ - 7,571 3,642
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

9
+ - 7,235 5,725
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

10
+ - 6,186 3,097
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Shooting guard, Small forward

11
+ - 5,088 2,269
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

12
+ - 3,891 2,849
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

13
+ - 4,686 2,487
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

14
+ - 4,225 1,498
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

15
+ - 5,482 5,668
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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16
+ - 3,827 1,129
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

17
+ - 3,303 1,728
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

18
+ - 4,671 2,313
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

19
+ - 3,483 852
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

20
+ - 4,529 4,577
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

21
+ - 4,062 4,260
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

22
+ - 2,757 2,064
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

23
+ - 3,158 1,949
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

24
+ - 3,569 3,281
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

25
+ - 2,127 2,013
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

26
+ - 1,712 724
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

27
+ - 2,693 2,174
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

28
+ - 3,642 3,944
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

29
+ - 1,501 576
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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30
+ - 2,837 2,726
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

31
+ - 2,219 1,693
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

32
+ - 1,772 1,426
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

33
+ - 2,125 1,316
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

34
+ - 1,566 1,011
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

35
+ - 2,494 3,391
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

36
+ - 1,638 893
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

37
+ - 1,035 474
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

38
+ - 1,452 1,123
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

39
+ - 2,192 1,902
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

40
+ - 2,265 2,509
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

41
+ - 1,827 1,808
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

42
+ - 834 440
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

43
+ - 1,320 957
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

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44
+ - 1,396 1,924
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

45
+ - 685 225
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Devin Booker Forward-center

46
+ - 1,171 889
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

47
+ - 1,270 1,148
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

48
+ - 1,820 2,462
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

49
+ - 1,506 1,481
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

50
+ - 570 289
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid