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
3,248 1,047
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
1,268 1,401
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

3
2,261 749
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

4
2,950 1,375
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

5
2,309 1,002
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
2,524 1,119
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

7
987 773
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

8
1,954 877
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

9
1,340 701
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Power forward

10
816 612
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
1,486 677
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

12
573 592
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

13
1,583 636
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

14
1,691 735
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Point guard, Shooting guard

15
1,709 910
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

16
461 376
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward

17
1,025 470
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

18
503 312
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward

19
1,177 576
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

20
851 437
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

21
434 331
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

22
725 275
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

23
659 374
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

24
691 328
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Point guard

25
700 332
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

26
474 131
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Shooting guard

27
629 276
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

28
541 247
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

29
484 239
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward

30
246 226
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Small forward

31
497 229
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

32
557 241
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
440 209
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

34
524 275
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Small Forward

35
307 181
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

36
184 156
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward

37
158 194
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

38
171 159
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

39
107 105
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added

40
174 77
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Point guard

41
310 133
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

42
300 139
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

43
352 202
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

44
233 134
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward

45
259 129
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward

46
205 112
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Center

47
87 71
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard

48
175 125
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added

49
132 85
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

50
133 98
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Power forward, Center