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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
39,027 7,705
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
11,914 8,759
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
18,739 10,446
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
20,865 11,981
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

5
18,283 11,075
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
20,518 11,849
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

7
24,900 15,387
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

8
16,364 9,039
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

9
11,819 7,389
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

10
14,069 7,966
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

11
16,284 9,094
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
24,705 13,097
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

13
15,570 8,361
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
5,276 3,791
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers

15
5,789 3,844
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
7,663 5,194
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

17
6,417 4,481
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
8,915 5,974
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

19
9,058 6,079
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Karl Malone Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers

20
6,069 3,618
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
8,925 6,775
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

22
8,946 5,441
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

23
10,328 5,557
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
7,757 4,579
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

25
9,227 6,305
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Scottie Pippen Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

26
9,069 5,285
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

27
5,471 3,728
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Pete Maravich Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

28
7,737 4,629
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

29
3,394 2,656
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Walt Frazier Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

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30
7,135 4,929
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

31
8,255 5,644
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

32
3,526 2,894
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

33
8,343 5,151
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
6,121 3,920
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
6,164 3,883
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

36
4,139 2,753
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Gary Payton Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

37
5,498 3,315
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

38
4,899 3,677
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

39
4,296 3,207
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

40
4,079 3,249
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

41
5,586 3,648
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
bulls added Ray Allen Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

42
3,354 2,286
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

43
3,851 2,918
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

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44
3,131 1,559
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
kaylive added Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

45
3,543 2,740
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics

46
4,794 3,301
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers

47
4,604 3,340
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets

48
1,096 1,083
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tiny Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

49
1,459 1,324
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Elvin Hayes Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets

50
1,325 1,147
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks