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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
44,861 9,465
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
22,572 12,572
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

3
31,419 14,937
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

4
13,608 14,436
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

5
24,363 14,231
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

6
21,417 13,197
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Wilt Chamberlin Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors

7
13,409 10,141
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

8
19,222 10,893
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

9
28,648 17,735
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Charine Day added Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

10
19,655 10,300
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Shaquille O'Neal Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

11
23,905 13,416
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

12
16,486 9,070
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

13
18,184 9,383
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
6,196 5,310
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

The Best NBA Buys for the Money

15
7,297 5,592
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

16
6,566 5,103
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

17
8,825 6,482
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

18
10,164 6,789
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

19
6,933 4,815
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

20
12,201 6,316
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies

21
4,063 3,928
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

22
6,450 4,666
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

23
3,984 3,690
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

24
10,531 6,862
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

25
10,258 6,093
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

26
8,747 5,149
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

27
10,105 7,440
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

28
10,645 5,982
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

Who Will Win the 2015 NBA Championship?

29
10,468 6,983
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

30
9,005 5,164
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
10,088 6,109
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Durant Seattle Supersonics, Oklahoma City Thunder

32
9,668 6,423
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

33
1,511 1,826
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tiny Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

34
8,160 5,533
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

35
7,432 4,272
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

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36
6,850 4,527
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

37
1,854 1,814
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elvin Hayes Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

38
4,478 2,222
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
kaylive added Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

39
1,684 1,653
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

40
6,889 4,516
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

41
4,765 3,114
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

42
1,142 1,238
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

The Top Current NBA Players

43
6,366 4,044
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
bulls added Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

44
5,604 4,038
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

45
4,567 3,696
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

46
4,737 3,599
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

47
4,196 2,812
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

48
4,317 3,281
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

49
3,949 3,099
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

50
5,337 3,707
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets