Famous Male Basketball Players People

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
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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 Jordan
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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
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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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    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: 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 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: 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 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: 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 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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    Master P
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    Percy Robert Miller known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist. He is the founder of the label No Limit Records, which went bankrupt and was relaunched as New No Limit Records ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Profession: Basketball player, Record producer, Rapper, Investor, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Scary Movie 3, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hot Boyz, Dark Blue, Dancing with the Stars, + more
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    Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA draft, ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Credits: Just Wright, Amazing, High School Phenoms
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    Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. Wade had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Credits: What to Expect When You're Expecting, Just Wright
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    Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played both the point guard and shooting guard positions. Iverson was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star MVP award in 2001 ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Athlete
    • Credits: Imagine That, Fat Joe: Follow the Don, 1 Love, NBA: Lights Out!, The Game: Vol. 1
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    Michael "Mike" Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Leones de Ponce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Hillsboro, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy before playing college basketball at Syracuse. In Anthony's freshman season, he led the ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Television producer, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Tyson, Imagine That, La La's Full Court Life, Amazing, Finally Orange: The Official 2003 NCAA Championship, + more
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    Bill Walton
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    William Theodore "Bill" Walton III is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two Division I ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: La Mesa, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor, Athlete, Sports commentator
    • Credits: Ghostbusters, He Got Game, Celtic Pride, College Basketball's 10 Greatest Teams, Mania, + more
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    Jason Frederick Kidd is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Previously a point guard in the NBA, he was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, and a nine-time NBA ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player
    • Credits: Gunnin' For That #1 Spot, NBA Now! Showmen of Today, 1 Love, NBA Finals 2002: Official Championship
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    Stephen A. Smith
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    Stephen Anthony Smith, more commonly known as Stephen A., is an American television personality, host, radio host, and former sports journalist. Smith is a commentator on ESPN First Take, where he appears with Skip Bayless and Cari Champion. Smith also currently hosts The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sports journalism, Talk show host, Basketball player, Journalist, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: SportsCenter, Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, Vanishing Point
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    Ömer Faruk Aşık is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. Aşık, standing at 7'0", was sought after by many of the top Euroleague basketball teams at the age of 19. Aşık got his first chance playing professionally ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Lamar Odom
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    Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and won the 2009 and 2010 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. Odom played college basketball for the Rhode Island Rams before being drafted in the ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor
    • Credits: National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe & Lamar
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    William Anthony "Tony" Parker, Jr. is a French professional basketball player who plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. The son of a professional basketball player, Parker played for two years in the French basketball league before entering the 2001 NBA draft. He was ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Asterix at the Olympic Games, 9 - Un chiffre, un homme
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