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The Top Current NBA Players

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List Criteria: Only players currently 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. 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
    + 10,187
    - 3,673


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  2. 2
    + 7,757
    - 4,056

    most listed
    Small forward

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  3. 3
    + 9,913
    - 4,463

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

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  4. 4
    + 6,044
    - 2,317


    Point guard

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  5. 5
    + 4,434
    - 2,866

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  6. 6
    + 3,786
    - 1,613


    Power forward, Center

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  7. 7
    + 4,259
    - 1,823


    Point guard

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  8. 8
    + 3,735
    - 2,708

    often listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  9. 9
    + 4,326
    - 2,309


    Shooting guard

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  10. 10
    + 2,807
    - 1,135


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 2,261
    - 717


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 3,647
    - 3,359

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

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  13. 13
    + 3,202
    - 2,302


    Power forward

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  14. 14
    + 2,401
    - 963

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  15. 15
    + 1,867
    - 1,181

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Center

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  16. 16
    + 2,879
    - 2,021

    voting closed at #15
    Power forward, Center

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  17. 17
    + 2,519
    - 1,165

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 2,232
    - 814

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  19. 19
    + 2,778
    - 2,191

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward, Forward

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  20. 20
    + 1,476
    - 572


    Small forward

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  21. 21
    + 1,248
    - 483


    ;
  22. 22
    + 2,785
    - 2,060


    Point guard

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  23. 23
    + 1,259
    - 727


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 2,172
    - 1,839

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  25. 25
    + 1,715
    - 954


    Power forward, Center

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  26. 26
    + 1,129
    - 648


    Shooting guard

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  27. 27
    + 1,911
    - 1,866

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  28. 28
    + 1,924
    - 1,372


    Power forward

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  29. 29
    + 975
    - 734

    added by surag

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  30. 30
    + 844
    - 527


    Power forward, Center

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  31. 31
    + 1,661
    - 1,391


    Point guard

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  32. 32
    + 825
    - 414


    Point guard

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  33. 33
    + 1,426
    - 950


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  34. 34
    + 1,430
    - 1,055


    Power forward

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  35. 35
    + 1,046
    - 556

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
    Center

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  36. 36
    + 818
    - 868

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

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  37. 37
    + 1,229
    - 932


    Power forward, Center

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  38. 38
    + 1,207
    - 945


    Power forward, Center

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  39. 39
    + 1,336
    - 1,512

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  40. 40
    + 537
    - 402

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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  41. 41
    + 966
    - 838


    Power forward, Center

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  42. 42
    + 505
    - 344


    Small forward, Point forward

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  43. 43
    + 1,073
    - 1,064


    Small forward

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  44. 44
    + 649
    - 563


    Power forward

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  45. 45
    + 544
    - 416


    Point guard

    ;
  46. 46
    + 188
    - 56
    Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

    ranked low on reranks
    Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

  47. 47
    + 637
    - 582


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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  48. 48
    + 678
    - 448

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  49. 49
    + 744
    - 815


    Power forward, Center

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  50. 50
    + 560
    - 483


    Shooting guard

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