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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
42,185 8,545
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
12,773 11,800
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
20,613 11,631
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
22,593 13,153
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

5
19,773 12,251
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
12,603 8,673
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

7
17,805 10,020
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

8
22,203 12,993
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

9
27,301 16,706
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

10
28,229 13,937
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

11
17,992 9,745
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
15,261 8,674
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

13
16,928 8,864
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
5,715 4,576
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
6,519 4,243
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

16
6,840 5,054
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
6,163 4,520
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

18
9,556 6,386
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

19
8,232 5,886
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

20
5,987 4,191
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

21
9,812 6,498
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

The Greatest Lakers of All Time

22
3,689 3,144
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
3,808 3,382
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

24
9,651 5,828
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

25
11,314 5,925
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies

26
8,268 4,901
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

27
9,533 7,159
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
9,865 6,678
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

The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

29
9,880 5,669
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

30
8,395 4,928
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
8,947 6,058
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

32
7,662 5,237
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

33
9,272 5,642
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
6,502 4,262
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
6,551 4,268
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

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36
1,292 1,422
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tiny Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

37
6,561 3,811
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

38
1,664 1,560
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
3,818 1,850
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
kaylive added Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

40
4,373 3,505
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

41
1,516 1,400
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

42
4,467 2,957
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

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43
5,274 3,877
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

44
5,996 3,872
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
bulls added Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

45
4,522 3,437
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

46
3,796 2,575
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

47
4,123 3,114
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

48
3,767 2,937
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

49
979 994
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

50
4,998 3,537
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