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List Rules Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars in 2017-2018. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider - number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title - such as Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook - have become favorites as well.

Who's the best player in the NBA today? More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

list ordered by

1
30,049 11,930
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
20,761 13,700
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
24,874 15,168
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
19,488 10,471
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
18,095 7,144
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
13,896 6,335
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

7
16,212 8,012
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
14,383 5,790
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

9
10,434 9,393
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
10,191 1,876
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

11
6,870 5,373
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

12
9,686 6,060
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

13
8,038 4,416
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

14
8,094 4,603
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

The Best Current NBA Centers

15
6,537 3,326
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

16
7,180 3,233
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

17
7,784 4,152
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

18
6,160 7,192
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

19
7,252 9,324
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

20
1,905 301
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

21
5,597 3,912
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

Who Will Win the 2015 NBA Championship?

22
4,490 3,892
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

23
5,346 5,171
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

24
4,230 1,530
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

25
5,499 7,098
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

26
5,920 4,069
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Los Angeles Lakers

27
3,507 1,010
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

28
4,214 3,439
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans

29
3,329 3,912
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

30
3,305 1,789
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

31
3,109 2,517
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

32
3,024 1,693
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

33
2,566 977
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

34
1,845 440
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Ben Simmons Power Forward

35
2,368 831
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

36
2,767 1,617
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

37
2,420 1,164
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

38
4,692 6,244
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

39
3,239 2,366
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

40
1,609 695
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

41
3,288 4,958
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

42
3,120 3,023
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

The Most Hated Active NBA Players

43
3,834 4,494
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

44
2,109 1,109
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

45
2,533 1,713
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

46
2,598 2,102
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

48
1,118 176
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

49
2,994 3,017
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

50
2,129 2,005
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets