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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
44,660 9,387
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
22,417 12,479
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
24,222 14,156
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

4
31,169 14,850
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

5
19,110 10,827
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

6
13,539 14,264
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

7
21,286 13,110
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Wilt Chamberlin Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors

8
13,346 10,025
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

9
28,487 17,674
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
19,507 10,269
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
23,770 13,388
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

12
16,382 9,040
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

13
18,073 9,347
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
6,156 5,247
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

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15
7,252 5,547
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
12,127 6,274
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies

17
8,769 6,444
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

18
10,468 6,837
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

19
10,109 6,759
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

20
6,904 4,768
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

21
6,404 4,627
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

The Greatest Lakers of All Time

22
3,959 3,646
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

23
6,524 5,052
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

24
4,031 3,893
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

25
10,198 6,077
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

26
8,705 5,126
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

27
10,052 7,428
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
10,584 5,953
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

29
10,417 6,960
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
8,953 5,145
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
10,030 6,067
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
9,611 6,396
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

33
1,498 1,794
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
8,114 5,518
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

35
7,369 4,242
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
6,827 4,508
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
4,439 2,182
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
kaylive added Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

38
1,837 1,797
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elvin Hayes Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

39
1,671 1,633
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
6,861 4,504
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

41
4,745 3,098
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
1,133 1,217
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

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43
6,338 4,024
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
5,571 4,028
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
4,549 3,682
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

46
4,721 3,584
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

47
4,167 2,785
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

48
4,305 3,260
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

49
5,312 3,690
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
3,926 3,087
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics