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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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  1. 1
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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  2. 2
    + 5100
    - 2553

    most listed
    Small forward

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  3. 3
    + 6282
    - 3121

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

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  4. 4
    + 3616
    - 1521


    Point guard

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  5. 5
    + 3114
    - 1362


    Shooting guard

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  6. 6
    + 2452
    - 830

    ranked low on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  7. 7
    + 2581
    - 1958

    often listed
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 3175
    - 2916

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

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  9. 9
    + 2479
    - 1510


    Power forward

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  10. 10
    + 2978
    - 1939


    Point guard

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  11. 11
    + 2895
    - 1315

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  12. 12
    + 2142
    - 1390

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  13. 13
    + 1752
    - 746

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  14. 14
    + 1138
    - 719

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Center

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  15. 15
    + 2122
    - 1702

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Small forward, Forward

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  16. 16
    + 1786
    - 800

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  17. 17
    + 1429
    - 634

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 2191
    - 1526

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard

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  19. 19
    + 1535
    - 1304

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  20. 20
    + 1670
    - 1358


    Power forward, Center

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  21. 21
    + 1087
    - 429


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  22. 22
    + 1278
    - 492

    ranked low on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 587
    - 389

    often listed & added by surag

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  24. 24
    + 1451
    - 1038


    Power forward

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  25. 25
    + 1231
    - 707


    Power forward, Center

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  26. 26
    + 778
    - 292

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward

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  27. 27
    + 645
    - 416


    Shooting guard

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  28. 28
    + 681
    - 467


    Point guard

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  29. 29
    + 539
    - 487

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

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  30. 30
    + 496
    - 181

    ranked low on reranks

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  31. 31
    + 1321
    - 1062


    Point guard

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  32. 32
    + 984
    - 683


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  33. 33
    + 926
    - 678


    Power forward, Center

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  34. 34
    + 1029
    - 821


    Power forward

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  35. 35
    + 681
    - 337

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
    Center

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  36. 36
    + 934
    - 732


    Power forward, Center

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  37. 37
    + 448
    - 323


    Power forward, Center

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  38. 38
    + 1065
    - 1251

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard

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  39. 39
    + 863
    - 785


    Small forward

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  40. 40
    + 368
    - 251


    Point guard

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  41. 41
    + 710
    - 608


    Power forward, Center

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  42. 42
    + 366
    - 261


    Point guard

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  43. 43
    + 240
    - 205

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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  44. 44
    + 574
    - 586


    Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 431
    - 370


    Power forward

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  46. 46
    + 381
    - 288


    Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 563
    - 508


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  48. 48
    + 738
    - 841


    Center

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  49. 49
    + 687
    - 745


    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
    + 426
    - 412


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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