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
3,211 1,032
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
1,260 1,364
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

3
2,919 1,357
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

4
2,229 737
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
2,285 993
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
2,483 1,107
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

7
1,935 868
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

8
978 762
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

9
1,325 689
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Power forward

10
1,462 672
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
565 583
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

12
807 603
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

13
1,566 632
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

14
1,665 727
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Point guard, Shooting guard

15
1,685 905
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

16
456 372
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward

17
1,015 468
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

18
1,166 576
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

19
499 309
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward

20
842 434
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

21
429 327
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

22
708 273
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

23
653 371
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

24
682 323
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Point guard

25
691 326
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

26
463 128
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Shooting guard

27
620 275
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

28
477 236
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward

29
532 247
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

30
491 229
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

31
550 240
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

32
435 207
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

33
519 274
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Small Forward

34
243 225
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Small forward

35
300 181
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

36
180 154
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward

37
155 193
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

38
168 158
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

39
104 104
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added

40
306 132
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

41
168 76
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Point guard

42
297 139
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

43
348 201
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

44
229 133
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

45
255 128
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

46
86 71
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

47
201 112
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Center

48
172 125
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added

49
130 84
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

50
130 98
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Power forward, Center