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The Best 2012 NBA Players

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The best 2012 NBA players are the talented point guards, forwards and centers in the National Basketball Association who enjoyed the most success in the 2011-2012 season. These players from across the NBA lead the league in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and other statistical categories while also captivating audiences and wooing fans. Regardless if you're a Los Angeles Lakers fan or root for the Boston Celtics or any team in between, it's hard to argue that these are not the best 2011-12 NBA players.

Like other professional sports, there are a bevy of ways to judge which player is the best in the NBA including by statistics and an athlete's overall career. As the shortened 2011-12 NBA season comes to a close, the likes of Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James of the Miami Heat are among the top three in the league in points per game.

But being called the best in the league is more than just scoring points with leaders in rebounds, assists, blocks and steals also extremely valuable to their respective teams. Rajon Rondo leads his Boston Celtics and the league in assists, with Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns coming in second. Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic is the man in terms of rebounds, more than one rebound per game more than his next highest competitor, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Each of these players do one thing or another best and lead the league in those areas however the true test will be if these players, like Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks did in the 2010-11 season, can lead their teams to the NBA Championship. Some will go down as the top NBA players of all time while others will simply go home to their ridiculously hot NBA wives. Either way, it's not bad being an NBA player.
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    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players

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

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    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players

    most listed
    Kevin Durant Small forward

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    Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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    Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Chris Paul Point guard

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    Point guard

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    Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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    Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Rajon Rondo Point guard

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    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Russell Westbrook Point guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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    Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

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    Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Tony Parker Point guard

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    Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Blake Griffin Power forward

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    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    James Harden Shooting guard

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    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Kyrie Irving Point guard

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    Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Deron Williams Point guard

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    Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Kevin Garnett Power forward

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    Small forward

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    Point guard

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    Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Power forward

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    Shooting guard

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    Center

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    Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

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    Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Rudy Gay Small forward

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    Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Josh Smith Power forward

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    Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Chris Bosh Power forward

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    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

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    Small forward, Power forward

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    Point guard

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    LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    LaMarcus Aldridge Power forward, Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    John Wall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    John Wall Point guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Andrew Bynum Center

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    Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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    Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Roy Hibbert Center

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    Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Joakim Noah Center

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    Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Jeremy Lin Point guard

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    DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    DeMarcus Cousins Center

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    Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Zach Randolph Power forward, Center

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    Power forward, Center

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    Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Brandon Jennings Point guard

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    Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Ty Lawson Point guard

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    Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

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    Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players

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    Iman Shumpert Point guard

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    Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 2012 NBA Players


    Paul Millsap Power forward

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