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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: age 31
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Television producer, Screenwriter, Athlete, Voice acting
    • Credits: Survivor's Remorse, Spike Guys' Choice Awards, The LeBrons, ESPY Awards 2007, The 2012 NBA Finals
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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: age 37
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Athlete
    • Credits: Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special
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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: age 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Space Jam, He Got Game, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, ProStars, Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend
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    Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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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: age 54
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Wrestler, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, The Comebacks, Eddie, Double Team, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, + more
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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: She's Having a Baby, Are We Done Yet?, Hair Show, The Stars of Star Wars, NBA on TNT, + more
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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: Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill, He Got Game, Scary Movie 4, Good Burger, + more
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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: Space Jam, Chappelle's Show, He Got Game, Look Who's Talking Now, On the Shoulders of Giants, + more
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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: age 68
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Airplane!, Fletch, The Stand, BASEketball, D2: The Mighty Ducks, + more
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