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The greatest offensive players in NBA history are among some of the best athletes of all time as well as some of the best basketball players of all time. These elite basketball players are best known for putting points on the board as well as putting amazing plays on sports highlights reels.

Some of these players, like Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, are obvious entries onto this list of the best offensive players ever in the NBA, but others are just now coming into their own like Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki. Whether the player you're voting for as top offensive player in NBA history is a current NBA player or already an NBA legend, this is the list to determine who the best offensive player ever really is.

What makes the best offensive players in NBA History? Who is the top offensive player in NBA history? Who are the best NBA offensive players ever? There's no slam dunk of an answer here, but this list of the NBA's best offensive players ever seeks to bring some clarity to the top offensive player debate. This is by no means a list of all the best offensive players in the NBA (since there are more that could be added every year) so make sure to add your favorite NBA offensive player to the list if he's not on there. That way, other fans can vote for your top NBA offensive player to move up the list of the greatest offensive players and into the #1 spot as the best offensive player in NBA history.

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1
3,093 981
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

2
2,811 1,309
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

3
2,204 959
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

4
2,138 709
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
1,217 1,313
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

6
2,386 1,055
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

7
1,858 847
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

8
936 734
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

9
1,283 661
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

10
1,409 658
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
544 559
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

12
779 578
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

13
1,517 620
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

14
1,592 704
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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15
1,603 890
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

16
437 359
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

17
982 458
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

18
1,129 570
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

19
484 300
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

20
812 429
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

21
413 320
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

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22
680 270
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

23
635 365
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

24
654 313
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

25
667 318
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

26
605 265
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

27
436 121
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

28
513 242
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

29
465 232
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

30
536 234
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

31
423 201
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

32
482 221
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

33
505 267
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

34
239 219
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

35
293 176
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

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36
175 149
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

37
153 187
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

38
161 154
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

39
98 100
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

40
161 70
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

41
338 197
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

42
293 129
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

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43
293 136
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

44
220 132
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

45
82 68
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

46
196 110
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center

47
250 126
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward

48
165 122
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

49
124 84
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Worthy Small forward

50
124 97
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center