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The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked  

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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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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played college ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Milwaukee Bucks
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
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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Philadelphia 76ers
Joel-Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 76ers drafted Embiid third overall in the 2014 ...more
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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks
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
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers
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
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Boston Celtics
Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Boston Celtics. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the ...more
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Dallas Mavericks
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
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Marshon Davis, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and ...more
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Houston Rockets
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college ...more
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Brooklyn Nets
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
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Brooklyn Nets
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
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6'7", he plays ...more
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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Phoenix Suns
Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more
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Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
fredinator added Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans
Chavano Rainier "Buddy" Hield is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He was named the Big 12 Conference Men's ...more
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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Boston Celtics
Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum attended hometown ...more
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
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
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Indiana Pacers
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Oladipo played college ...more
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Philadelphia 76ers
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more