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The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked 

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Updated November 4, 2019 4.2k votes 261 voters 1.9k 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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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Lakers
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
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Clippers
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
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Detroit Pistons
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
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Clippers
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
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Houston Rockets
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
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
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
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Houston Rockets
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
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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. (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
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Boston Celtics
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
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Indiana Pacers
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
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Brooklyn Nets
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
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Donovan Mitchell
Utah Jazz
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
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Philadelphia 76ers
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
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
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
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Karl-Anthony Towns
Minnesota Timberwolves
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
23
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Miami Heat
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
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Washington Wizards
Isaiah Jamar Thomas (born February 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) ...more
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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Chicago Bulls
Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more