Basketball The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History  

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List Rules Please vote for the players based only on their offensive prowess

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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3,158 1,014
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

2
2,868 1,336
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
2,187 727
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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2,249 979
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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1,240 1,343
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Julius Erving Small forward

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2,444 1,082
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

7
1,899 859
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

8
1,302 677
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

9
954 750
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

10
1,435 666
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

11
1,542 627
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

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789 593
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

13
553 575
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Elgin Baylor Small forward

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1,632 716
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
funkythunderstuff added Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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1,644 899
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Durant Small forward

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445 368
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

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998 466
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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1,147 576
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

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490 306
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

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825 433
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Karl Malone Power forward

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421 324
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
George Gervin Shooting guard

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696 272
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

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643 370
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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671 319
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added Russell Westbrook Point guard

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681 323
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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450 126
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Harden Shooting guard

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614 271
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

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525 244
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Ray Allen Shooting guard

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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469 236
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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488 225
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

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545 237
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

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430 204
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

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511 271
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
drjma1993 added Carmelo Anthony Small Forward

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242 224
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Veggamattic added Bernard King Small forward

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296 180
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

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178 153
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Alex English Small forward

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165 157
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Nate Archibald Point guard

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154 192
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

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299 131
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Paul Pierce Small forward

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101 104
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added David Thompson

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164 74
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
AAL2016 added Isiah Thomas Point guard

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295 139
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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344 201
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

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226 133
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

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252 128
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Kevin Garnett Power forward

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84 71
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
Walt Frazier Point guard

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198 112
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added Patrick Ewing Center

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169 124
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
wiabux added John Havlicek

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129 84
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
slaft added James Worthy Small forward

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128 98
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
danmedsker added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center