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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
1,904 562
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

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2
796 508
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

3
1,648 807
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

4
1,386 628
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
1,287 446
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
1,152 601
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

7
375 238
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

8
607 369
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

9
826 439
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

10
512 281
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
862 498
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

12
1,142 672
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

13
960 467
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

14
668 329
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

15
276 152
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

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16
939 624
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

17
318 140
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

18
747 457
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

19
296 183
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

20
801 469
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

21
562 339
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

22
478 274
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

23
342 143
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

24
410 181
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

25
174 118
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

26
379 153
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

27
413 217
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

28
215 105
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

29
342 160
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

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30
416 187
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

31
307 158
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

32
332 181
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

33
293 147
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

34
130 92
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

35
142 86
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

36
340 173
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

37
121 125
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

38
66 42
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

39
229 100
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

40
246 150
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

41
76 29
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

42
204 90
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

43
48 30
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

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44
169 92
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

45
130 84
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

46
146 77
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

47
94 56
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Worthy Small forward

48
99 65
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

49
179 95
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward

50
140 82
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center