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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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+ - 8,805 3,186
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

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+ - 13,859 5,610
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward Point forward

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+ - 12,385 6,655
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 9,819 5,822
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

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+ - 6,263 3,085
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 4,269 1,228
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 5,364 2,391
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

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+ - 6,208 2,874
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

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+ - 5,629 3,933
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

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+ - 4,046 1,847
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 3,542 1,489
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

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+ - 2,898 1,744
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 4,610 3,872
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 3,866 3,217
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

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+ - 3,391 1,641
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

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+ - 2,581 913
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

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+ - 2,124 970
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

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+ - 3,253 1,445
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

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+ - 3,451 2,900
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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+ - 1,843 625
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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+ - 1,971 1,203
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

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+ - 1,929 1,108
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,447 506
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

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+ - 2,714 2,421
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,478 1,198
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 2,222 1,415
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

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+ - 928 245
Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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+ - 3,216 2,819
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

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+ - 1,311 844
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

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+ - 2,318 1,931
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

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+ - 2,210 2,447
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,537 855
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,612 1,219
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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+ - 661 215
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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+ - 966 624
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 984 573
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

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+ - 1,916 1,893
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

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+ - 1,731 1,369
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 1,518 1,290
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,700 1,467
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Bosh Power forward

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+ - 1,080 1,316
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 974 755
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

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+ - 666 451
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

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+ - 1,550 1,904
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

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+ - 415 184
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 904 785
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward Center

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+ - 1,203 1,088
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

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+ - 710 585
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 787 683
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

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+ - 466 344
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Eric Bledsoe Point guard