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The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked 

Ranker NBA
Updated November 4, 2019 4.6k votes 298 voters 2.1k views 77 items

List Rules Vote up the basketball players you think are the coolest

All the coolest players in the NBA carry themselves with a swagger that can't be contained. They are confident and talented enought to back up that confidence. They are never shy in the biggest moments on the court, and they can handle the heat off the court.

The coolest basketball players in the game right now are champions like LeBron James and Stephen Curry, MVPs like James Harden and Russell Westbrook, and they are up-and-coming stars like Karl-Anthony Towns and Luka Doncic, all among the best players in basketball right now.

These are the players kids try to imitate on the playground while wearing their jerseys and carrying backpacks with their names on them. They make great guests on late night shows and sometimes even appear in movies and TV shows.

So, who are the coolest players in basketball right now? Which of these players defines cool in the NBA? Vote for the players you think have that "it" factor.

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1
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Small forward and Point forward from Athens

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more
2
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Point guard from Oakland

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 29

Number: 0

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more
3
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Small forward and Power forward from Akron

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments ...more
4
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Number: 11

Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more
5
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Point guard from Akron

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 31

Number: 30

Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...more
6
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard and Small forward from Riverside

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 28

Number: 2

Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of ...more
7
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Point guard from Chicago

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 31

Number: 1

Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
8
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Age: 42

Number: 25

Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more
9
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Point guard from Long Beach

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA ...more
10
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Point guard from Melbourne

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

Number: 2

Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year ...more
11
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 24

Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star ...more
12
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard from Los Angeles

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 30

Number: 13

James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
13
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Power forward and Center from Chicago

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 26

Number: 3

Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward ...more
14
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Point guard from New York City

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 29

Number: 15

Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...more
15
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more
16
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 23

D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more
17
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Donovan Mitchell

Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
18
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Center from Yaoundé

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 21

Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college ...more
19
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Small forward from Washington

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 35

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
20
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Karl-Anthony Towns

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Number: 32

Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
21
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Small forward from Houston

Teams: Miami Heat

Age: 30

Number: 21

Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college ...more
22
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard from Los Angeles

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 29

Number: 11

Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited ...more
23
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked

Teams: Sacramento Kings

De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more
24
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Shooting guard from Whitmire

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Age: 28

Number: 1

Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in ...more
25
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 0

Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of St. Louis, Missouri, ...more