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The Top Current NBA Players

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.

The Top Current NBA Players Basketball Players
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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  2. 2
    + 5076
    - 2539

    most listed
    Small forward

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  3. 3
    + 6254
    - 3108

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

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  4. 4
    + 3594
    - 1516


    Point guard

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  5. 5
    + 2442
    - 820

    ranked low on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  6. 6
    + 3102
    - 1350


    Shooting guard

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  7. 7
    + 2569
    - 1949

    often listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 3160
    - 2907

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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  9. 9
    + 2468
    - 1504


    Power forward

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  10. 10
    + 2964
    - 1935


    Point guard

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  11. 11
    + 2877
    - 1314

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  12. 12
    + 2134
    - 1384

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  13. 13
    + 1738
    - 745

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  14. 14
    + 1126
    - 715

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Center

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  15. 15
    + 2113
    - 1695

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Small forward, Forward

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  16. 16
    + 1774
    - 798

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  17. 17
    + 1417
    - 632

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 2186
    - 1521

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard

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  19. 19
    + 1531
    - 1298

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  20. 20
    + 1663
    - 1355


    Power forward, Center

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  21. 21
    + 1073
    - 427


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  22. 22
    + 1270
    - 486

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 581
    - 385

    often listed & added by surag

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  24. 24
    + 1447
    - 1033


    Power forward

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  25. 25
    + 1224
    - 706


    Power forward, Center

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  26. 26
    + 772
    - 290

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward

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  27. 27
    + 639
    - 414


    Shooting guard

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  28. 28
    + 675
    - 464


    Point guard

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  29. 29
    + 537
    - 480

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  30. 30
    + 1319
    - 1057


    Point guard

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  31. 31
    + 486
    - 178

    ranked low on reranks

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  32. 32
    + 981
    - 678


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  33. 33
    + 922
    - 673


    Power forward, Center

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  34. 34
    + 1024
    - 819


    Power forward

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  35. 35
    + 678
    - 333

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
    Center

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  36. 36
    + 929
    - 730


    Power forward, Center

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  37. 37
    + 443
    - 320


    Power forward, Center

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  38. 38
    + 1061
    - 1247

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard

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  39. 39
    + 858
    - 783


    Small forward

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  40. 40
    + 362
    - 248


    Point guard

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  41. 41
    + 707
    - 603


    Power forward, Center

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  42. 42
    + 238
    - 201

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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  43. 43
    + 362
    - 259


    Point guard

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  44. 44
    + 572
    - 582


    Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 428
    - 367


    Power forward

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  46. 46
    + 377
    - 286


    Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 561
    - 505


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  48. 48
    + 736
    - 837


    Center

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  49. 49
    + 686
    - 741


    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
    + 423
    - 410


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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