Basketball The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History  

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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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list ordered by

1
3,291 1,059
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
1,281 1,431
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

3
2,993 1,387
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

4
2,289 764
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
2,336 1,012
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
999 787
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
2,558 1,139
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

8
1,985 881
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

9
1,363 710
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Power forward

10
827 626
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
1,512 683
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

12
582 602
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

13
1,597 642
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

14
1,735 919
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

15
1,715 743
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Point guard, Shooting guard

16
467 384
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward

17
513 315
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward

18
1,036 475
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

19
1,189 580
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

20
859 440
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

21
438 335
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

22
732 279
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

23
667 376
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

24
701 334
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Point guard

25
706 339
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

26
487 135
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Shooting guard

27
636 279
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

28
546 252
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

29
249 231
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Small forward

30
503 231
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

31
487 247
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward

32
563 243
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
444 211
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

34
526 282
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Small Forward

35
309 185
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

36
186 159
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward

37
159 198
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

38
173 161
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

39
314 133
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

40
177 79
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Point guard

41
107 109
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added

42
305 140
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

43
361 203
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

44
235 136
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

45
264 129
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

46
91 71
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

47
208 114
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Center

48
178 127
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added

49
134 88
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

50
135 100
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Power forward, Center