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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
25,583 10,465
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
17,735 11,766
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
21,622 13,156
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
17,497 7,994
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
14,560 6,160
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
13,701 6,762
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

7
11,233 5,421
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

8
12,188 4,492
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

9
9,197 8,125
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
7,955 1,443
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

11
8,605 4,981
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

12
5,842 4,349
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

13
6,837 3,689
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

14
7,231 3,773
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
5,473 2,600
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

16
6,226 2,592
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

17
6,417 3,551
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

18
5,682 6,076
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

19
6,629 7,892
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

20
5,449 2,864
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Los Angeles Lakers

21
3,921 3,092
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

Who Will Win the 2015 NBA Championship?

22
4,626 3,132
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

23
5,144 5,857
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

24
4,721 4,349
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
3,294 1,169
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

26
2,986 3,119
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

27
3,596 3,023
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

28
2,632 2,075
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

Basketball Teams with the Most Annoying Fans

29
2,712 1,434
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

30
2,292 1,326
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

31
4,347 5,365
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

32
3,522 3,820
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

33
2,868 2,590
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

34
2,565 817
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

35
2,334 1,663
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
2,870 1,972
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

37
3,003 4,339
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

38
1,940 903
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

39
2,218 1,341
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

40
490 51
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

41
1,708 618
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

42
1,078 476
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

The Most Hated Active NBA Players

43
1,593 922
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

45
1,932 1,704
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

46
1,605 838
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

47
1,960 1,551
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

48
2,687 2,645
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

49
1,807 2,706
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Sacramento Kings

50
1,677 1,361
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies