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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
2,150 641
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
894 683
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

3
1,917 919
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
1,454 498
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

5
1,547 699
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

6
1,299 665
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

7
680 440
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

8
420 332
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

9
577 363
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

10
922 502
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

11
1,385 749
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
981 540
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

13
1,090 509
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

14
320 202
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

15
752 364
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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16
360 191
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

17
1,077 698
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

18
995 524
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

19
843 495
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

20
322 224
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

21
613 364
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

22
510 300
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

23
475 203
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

24
423 182
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

25
466 246
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

26
416 176
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

27
462 208
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

28
189 148
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

29
386 183
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

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30
346 179
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

31
233 126
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

32
324 161
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

33
374 202
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

34
374 180
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

35
151 101
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

36
138 107
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

37
128 141
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

38
75 56
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

39
247 108
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

40
269 161
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

41
93 41
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

42
200 88
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

43
181 101
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

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44
228 100
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

45
54 40
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

46
141 92
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

47
101 61
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Worthy Small forward

48
152 88
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center

49
104 72
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

50
193 105
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward