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Famous Male Basketball Players

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List of famous male basketball players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male basketball players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being basketball players. There are thousand of males working as basketball players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic basketball players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a basketball player then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Cory Carr and Ronnie Price include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male basketball players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male basketball players?" and "Who are the best male basketball players?"
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    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lb, he has started at the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable ...more

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    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Television producer, Screenwriter, Athlete, Voice acting
    • Credits: More Than A Game, 2015 NBA All Star All Style, Trainwreck, Late Show With David Letterman
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    Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships. Bryant is a 17-time All-Star, 15-time member of ...more

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    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Athlete
    • Credits: The Black Mamba, I Am Bruce Lee, 2004 MTV Movie Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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    Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington ...more

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    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan: His Airness, Playground, He Got Game
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    Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his ...more

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    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Wrestler, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, Gumball 3000: Coast to Coast, The Rodman World Tour, Double Team
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    Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time, Are We Done Yet?
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    Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal played ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: After the Sunset^! The House Bunny^! Good Burger^! He Got Game
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    Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominating power ...more

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    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Announcer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Look Who's Talking Now, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time, Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a record 19-time NBA ...more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Author, Actor
    • Credits: BASEketball, Airplane!, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
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