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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
44,561 9,339
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

2
13,513 14,158
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
22,347 12,434
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
19,054 10,780
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bill Russell Boston Celtics

5
24,155 14,121
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

6
21,231 13,060
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
13,320 9,962
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

8
31,061 14,806
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

9
28,420 17,635
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
19,444 10,250
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
23,698 13,376
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Bird Boston Celtics

12
16,341 9,026
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

13
18,022 9,331
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

14
6,145 5,219
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
6,892 4,743
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
8,752 6,424
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

17
4,025 3,870
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
George Gervin Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs

18
7,234 5,526
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Moses Malone Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

19
6,514 5,030
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

20
6,389 4,607
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
10,088 6,741
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers

The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

22
3,949 3,627
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
12,088 6,257
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
10,439 6,823
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
10,175 6,064
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Stockton Utah Jazz

26
8,687 5,113
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Robinson San Antonio Spurs

27
10,030 7,417
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
10,565 5,941
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
10,399 6,945
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
8,931 5,132
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
9,999 6,046
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
9,579 6,378
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
zach2003ludwig added Dwayne Wade Miami Heat

33
1,494 1,770
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
8,095 5,505
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns

35
7,341 4,221
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
6,811 4,499
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
4,412 2,166
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
1,832 1,785
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
1,664 1,623
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
6,847 4,497
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers

41
1,130 1,203
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
David Thompson Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

42
4,734 3,092
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

The Top Current NBA Players

43
6,324 4,017
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
5,559 4,021
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
4,542 3,676
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

46
4,711 3,579
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers

47
4,155 2,771
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Vince Carter Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors

48
4,297 3,255
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Kevin McHale Boston Celtics

49
5,298 3,683
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
3,921 3,080
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players Of All Time
Bob Cousy Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics