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The Top Current NBA Players

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List Criteria: Only players currently competing in the NBA.

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This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars. 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 to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. 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 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. 1
    + 9,713
    - 3,258


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  2. 2
    + 7,387
    - 3,719

    most listed
    Small forward

    ;
  3. 3
    + 9,209
    - 4,269

    the people's #1
    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

    ;
  4. 4
    + 5,670
    - 2,206


    Point guard

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  5. 5
    + 4,191
    - 2,688

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  6. 6
    + 3,595
    - 1,505


    Power forward, Center

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  7. 7
    + 3,540
    - 2,574

    often listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 4,143
    - 2,176


    Shooting guard

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  9. 9
    + 3,965
    - 1,745

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  10. 10
    + 3,647
    - 3,359

    voting closed at #9
    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

    ;
  11. 11
    + 3,095
    - 2,168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward

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  12. 12
    + 2,615
    - 1,064


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 2,038
    - 665


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  14. 14
    + 2,223
    - 920

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  15. 15
    + 2,795
    - 1,963

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  16. 16
    + 1,741
    - 1,125

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Center

    ;
  17. 17
    + 2,421
    - 1,105

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 2,663
    - 2,127

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward, Forward

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  19. 19
    + 2,084
    - 751

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard

    ;
  20. 20
    + 1,362
    - 524

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward

    ;
  21. 21
    + 2,691
    - 1,980


    Point guard

    ;
  22. 22
    + 1,171
    - 670


    Point guard

    ;
  23. 23
    + 1,108
    - 420

    ranked low on reranks

    ;
  24. 24
    + 2,099
    - 1,746

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  25. 25
    + 1,634
    - 907


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  26. 26
    + 1,872
    - 1,781

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  27. 27
    + 1,040
    - 612


    Shooting guard

    ;
  28. 28
    + 1,855
    - 1,318


    Power forward

    ;
  29. 29
    + 912
    - 684

    added by surag

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  30. 30
    + 1,614
    - 1,331


    Point guard

    ;
  31. 31
    + 767
    - 493


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  32. 32
    + 1,353
    - 888


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  33. 33
    + 1,367
    - 1,005


    Power forward

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  34. 34
    + 786
    - 801

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  35. 35
    + 986
    - 516

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
    Center

    ;
  36. 36
    + 1,194
    - 884


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  37. 37
    + 737
    - 382


    Point guard

    ;
  38. 38
    + 1,163
    - 908


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  39. 39
    + 1,302
    - 1,462

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  40. 40
    + 485
    - 376

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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  41. 41
    + 928
    - 800


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  42. 42
    + 1,046
    - 1,012


    Small forward

    ;
  43. 43
    + 462
    - 309


    Small forward, Point forward

    ;
  44. 44
    + 499
    - 389


    Point guard

    ;
  45. 45
    + 609
    - 539


    Power forward

    ;
  46. 46
    + 596
    - 553


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

    ;
  47. 47
    + 726
    - 771


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  48. 48
    + 632
    - 415

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard

    ;
  49. 49
    + 531
    - 455


    Shooting guard

    ;
  50. 50
    + 693
    - 670


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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