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
3,744 1,193
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward
2
2,757 1,131
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
3
1,423 1,796
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward
4
3,398 1,530
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman
5
2,610 839
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
6
1,146 931
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard
7
2,931 1,303
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward
8
2,261 964
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward
9
672 717
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward
10
1,568 820
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Power forward
11
1,755 750
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
12
955 749
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
13
2,072 1,000
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Small forward
14
1,825 728
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard
15
2,004 812
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Point guard
16
1,369 619
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward
17
610 444
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Small forward
18
1,179 515
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
19
533 532
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Shooting guard, Small forward
20
1,002 487
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Power forward
21
499 459
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard
22
795 428
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
23
721 186
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Shooting guard
24
848 374
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward
25
815 396
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard