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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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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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+ - 12,396 7,629
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

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+ - 15,364 8,834
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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+ - 11,659 4,602
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

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+ - 7,044 1,973
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

6
+ - 8,320 4,290
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 8,386 4,067
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

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+ - 6,988 3,374
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

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+ - 6,849 5,240
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

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+ - 5,599 2,828
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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+ - 4,700 2,101
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

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+ - 4,412 2,263
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

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+ - 3,643 2,599
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 5,262 5,159
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 3,818 1,369
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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+ - 3,032 1,536
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

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+ - 4,342 2,113
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

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+ - 4,361 4,270
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

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+ - 2,902 795
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

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+ - 3,918 3,933
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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+ - 2,573 1,865
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

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+ - 2,867 1,751
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 3,399 3,056
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,955 1,792
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 2,609 1,967
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

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+ - 3,548 3,623
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

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+ - 2,722 2,530
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

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+ - 2,080 1,599
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

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+ - 1,671 1,317
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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+ - 2,446 3,180
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,994 1,223
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,430 937
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,479 837
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

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+ - 1,339 1,040
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

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+ - 2,082 1,796
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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+ - 879 414
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 2,186 2,378
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

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+ - 1,756 1,702
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,344 1,783
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 1,192 906
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,056 841
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 1,776 2,333
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

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+ - 564 181
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Devin Booker Forward-center

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+ - 1,193 1,081
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,446 1,398
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

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+ - 676 585
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Eric Bledsoe Point guard