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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 currently playing. 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.

1
33,293 12,704
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

2
22,806 15,010
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder

3
26,899 16,837
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
20,852 12,581
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
20,580 7,997
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
16,170 7,018
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

7
18,122 9,225
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
16,595 6,631
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors

9
11,328 10,669
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers

10
12,302 2,175
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

11
9,133 5,046
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

12
10,644 6,937
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Indiana Pacers

13
7,727 6,517
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins Golden State Warriors

14
7,530 3,957
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan San Antonio Spurs

The Best Current NBA Centers

15
8,894 5,328
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

16
8,173 3,719
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

17
8,913 4,724
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

18
6,573 8,264
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

19
7,718 10,745
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

20
3,418 538
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

21
6,373 4,647
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
4,883 4,564
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Houston Rockets

23
5,091 1,810
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

24
5,746 5,937
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
4,471 1,197
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

26
5,732 8,223
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks

27
4,685 3,819
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers

28
3,539 1,117
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans

29
3,863 2,044
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Bobcats

30
6,216 5,018
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Denver Nuggets

31
2,710 732
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

32
3,693 1,943
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

33
3,479 2,846
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

34
1,368 168
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

35
3,580 4,524
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

36
1,801 293
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

37
3,006 1,005
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

38
3,203 1,816
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

39
2,133 865
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

40
2,810 1,363
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

41
2,571 1,261
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

42
2,983 1,878
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

The Most Hated Active NBA Players

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3,548 2,613
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Dallas Mavericks

44
3,493 5,404
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Washington Wizards

45
4,910 6,873
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Minnesota Timberwolves

46
3,330 3,294
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

47
4,072 4,902
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

48
2,827 2,361
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

49
2,320 2,212
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

50
3,211 3,310
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors