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This list of top NBA players is ranked by basketball fans worldwide and based on popular opinion. Who are the best NBA players? This list includes the best basketball players in NBA history, along with the top basketball players today. Anyone can vote on the best NBA players here, which means these players are truly fan favorites. NBA fans can even add their own rankings to this list. Whether they have a famous jumper that just won't quit or ball-handling skills that leave their opponents spinning, these top 100 NBA players rule the hoop and the hardwood, and this list is a celebration of those skills. This list should answer who is the top 100, top 10, and best NBA player ever. 

If you've ever asked "who's the greatest basketball of all time?" look no further. Ranked by votes from thousands of fans, this list features the all time NBA GOATs, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird. 

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1
40,999 8,233
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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2
12,433 10,693
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

3
21,949 12,694
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

4
19,870 11,211
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

5
19,181 11,818
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Wilt Chamberlin Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors

6
21,533 12,562
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

7
26,354 16,248
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

8
17,239 9,621
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

9
12,275 8,091
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

10
26,997 13,574
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

11
17,282 9,558
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Shaquille O'Neal Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

12
14,744 8,456
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

13
16,390 8,654
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
5,507 4,247
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

15
7,977 5,619
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

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16
6,319 3,981
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

17
6,651 4,804
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

18
9,275 6,204
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

19
5,992 4,230
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

20
9,473 6,318
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

21
5,760 3,976
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

22
9,367 5,679
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

23
10,912 5,768
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies

24
9,282 7,008
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

25
8,057 4,766
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

26
3,553 2,920
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

27
3,677 3,166
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

28
9,585 6,538
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

29
9,527 5,514
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

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30
8,122 4,808
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
7,441 5,096
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

32
8,638 5,885
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

33
8,855 5,479
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Durant Seattle Supersonics, Oklahoma City Thunder

34
6,334 4,107
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

35
6,376 4,097
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

36
6,130 3,610
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

37
4,271 3,397
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

38
4,332 2,877
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

39
1,204 1,243
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tiny Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

40
5,121 3,799
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

41
1,580 1,449
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elvin Hayes Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

42
5,829 3,786
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
bulls added Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

43
4,427 3,346
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

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44
3,520 1,726
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
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45
4,024 3,027
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

46
3,602 2,457
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

47
1,431 1,288
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

48
3,667 2,855
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

49
4,837 3,451
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets

50
5,018 3,498
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers