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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
+ - 19,016 7,982
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
+ - 13,482 8,563
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

3
+ - 13,040 5,325
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

4
+ - 16,609 9,848
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

5
+ - 8,536 2,295
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

6
+ - 9,413 4,744
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

7
+ - 7,912 3,805
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

8
+ - 9,338 4,902
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

9
+ - 7,476 6,010
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

10
+ - 6,529 3,271
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Shooting guard, Small forward

11
+ - 5,372 2,354
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

12
+ - 4,057 2,996
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

13
+ - 4,863 2,612
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

14
+ - 4,445 1,587
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

15
+ - 4,059 1,247
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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16
+ - 3,818 891
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

17
+ - 5,571 5,930
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

18
+ - 3,479 1,814
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

19
+ - 4,825 2,433
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

20
+ - 4,621 4,729
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

21
+ - 2,869 2,165
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

22
+ - 4,159 4,410
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

23
+ - 3,316 2,040
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Small forward, power forward

24
+ - 3,670 3,397
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

25
+ - 2,222 2,124
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andrew Wiggins Shooting guard

26
+ - 1,867 768
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

27
+ - 2,746 2,281
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

28
+ - 1,619 629
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

29
+ - 2,303 1,737
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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30
+ - 2,904 2,799
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

31
+ - 3,702 4,055
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

32
+ - 1,829 1,483
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

33
+ - 1,722 931
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

34
+ - 2,189 1,370
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

35
+ - 1,644 1,046
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

36
+ - 2,521 3,482
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

37
+ - 1,114 510
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

38
+ - 1,511 1,163
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

39
+ - 917 465
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Center

40
+ - 2,243 1,960
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

41
+ - 1,385 982
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

42
+ - 753 252
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Devin Booker Shooting guard

43
+ - 2,293 2,584
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

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44
+ - 1,867 1,861
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

45
+ - 1,434 1,987
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

46
+ - 1,235 915
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

47
+ - 1,313 1,187
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

48
+ - 1,854 2,527
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

49
+ - 1,538 1,526
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

50
+ - 306 120
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players