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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
+ - 18,389 7,713
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
+ - 13,057 8,189
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

3
+ - 16,116 9,431
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

4
+ - 12,509 5,026
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

5
+ - 7,903 2,176
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

6
+ - 8,953 4,575
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

7
+ - 8,991 4,535
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

8
+ - 7,552 3,635
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

9
+ - 7,222 5,710
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

10
+ - 6,166 3,090
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Shooting guard, Small forward

11
+ - 5,074 2,267
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

12
+ - 3,882 2,845
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

13
+ - 4,675 2,485
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

14
+ - 4,217 1,494
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

15
+ - 5,480 5,657
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
+ - 3,816 1,126
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

17
+ - 3,296 1,724
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

18
+ - 4,659 2,311
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

19
+ - 3,472 848
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

20
+ - 4,523 4,570
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

21
+ - 4,059 4,251
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

22
+ - 2,753 2,058
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

23
+ - 3,151 1,943
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

24
+ - 3,566 3,272
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

25
+ - 2,120 2,008
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

26
+ - 1,705 721
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

27
+ - 2,689 2,170
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

28
+ - 3,638 3,935
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

29
+ - 1,493 575
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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30
+ - 2,835 2,719
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

31
+ - 2,217 1,689
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

32
+ - 1,770 1,422
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

33
+ - 2,124 1,311
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

34
+ - 1,562 1,007
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

35
+ - 2,491 3,386
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

36
+ - 1,634 891
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

37
+ - 1,030 470
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

38
+ - 1,448 1,120
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

39
+ - 2,189 1,897
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

40
+ - 2,262 2,503
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

41
+ - 1,826 1,802
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

42
+ - 828 437
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

43
+ - 1,394 1,919
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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44
+ - 1,314 955
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

45
+ - 681 222
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Devin Booker Forward-center

46
+ - 1,166 887
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

47
+ - 1,269 1,145
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

48
+ - 1,819 2,457
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

49
+ - 1,505 1,476
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

50
+ - 563 288
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid