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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
2,278 682
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

2
960 783
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

3
2,064 966
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
1,650 729
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
1,573 525
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
1,382 702
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

7
716 490
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

8
994 522
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

9
1,510 783
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

10
447 382
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

11
607 411
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

12
1,061 558
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

13
1,168 529
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

14
793 389
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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15
338 237
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

16
1,164 731
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

17
1,092 560
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

18
901 505
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

19
381 217
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

20
337 242
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

21
648 374
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

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22
530 317
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

23
505 217
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

24
467 206
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

25
501 265
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

26
491 221
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

27
438 187
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

28
408 195
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
366 191
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
194 164
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

31
340 169
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

32
399 217
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

33
242 138
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

34
392 186
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

35
156 110
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

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36
142 117
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

37
130 150
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

38
78 65
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

39
257 114
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

40
241 95
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

41
280 169
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

42
101 48
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

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43
184 109
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

44
238 108
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

45
59 47
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

46
145 99
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

47
160 94
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center

48
104 66
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Worthy Small forward

49
200 108
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward

50
105 79
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center