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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
41,149 8,275
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
12,471 10,847
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
19,959 11,273
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

4
22,018 12,766
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

5
19,247 11,893
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
21,614 12,619
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

7
26,469 16,318
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

8
17,315 9,674
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

9
12,313 8,159
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

10
27,153 13,625
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

11
17,369 9,589
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
14,803 8,482
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

13
16,448 8,684
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
5,531 4,282
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

15
6,016 4,262
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

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16
6,675 4,834
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

17
6,341 4,017
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

18
8,004 5,655
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

19
9,312 6,225
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

20
9,516 6,339
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
5,790 4,000
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
9,400 5,698
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

23
10,960 5,794
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
9,305 7,034
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
8,076 4,790
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

26
3,574 2,942
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
3,693 3,191
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
9,620 6,558
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
9,568 5,535
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
8,152 4,827
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
7,464 5,113
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

32
8,671 5,912
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
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33
8,901 5,507
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
6,354 4,128
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
6,392 4,121
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

36
6,179 3,647
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

37
4,287 3,409
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

38
1,218 1,259
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tiny Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

39
1,586 1,461
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elvin Hayes Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

40
4,349 2,889
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

41
5,138 3,812
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

42
5,854 3,797
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
3,561 1,746
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
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44
4,440 3,359
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

45
1,445 1,302
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

46
4,039 3,037
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

47
3,621 2,480
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

48
3,679 2,868
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

49
4,857 3,464
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
5,037 3,520
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