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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
1,992 588
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
1,734 848
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

3
828 565
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

4
1,445 660
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
1,340 468
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
1,200 624
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

7
633 394
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

8
394 271
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

9
865 461
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

10
537 311
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
1,219 700
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

12
903 516
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

13
1,011 482
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

14
694 340
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

15
293 170
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
982 652
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

17
337 153
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

18
782 470
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

19
852 491
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

20
581 349
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

21
302 202
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

22
491 284
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

23
365 154
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

24
430 188
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

25
361 167
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

26
179 129
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

27
428 227
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

28
391 162
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

29
223 112
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

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30
432 193
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

31
319 168
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
349 188
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

33
304 153
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

34
135 98
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

35
353 177
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

36
142 93
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

37
121 133
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

38
68 48
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

39
236 102
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

40
254 154
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

41
86 31
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

42
217 92
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

43
168 79
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

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44
50 34
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

45
171 96
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

46
134 88
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

47
95 58
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 68
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
186 99
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward

50
145 84
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center