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The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked

Updated May 11, 2020 7.7k votes 396 voters 3.2k views77 items

List RulesVote 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
    Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
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    69

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    187
    99

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward, Point forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    175
    110

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    200
    133

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    161
    100

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    182
    122

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    142
    91

    Russell Westbrook

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    93
    48

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    134
    87

    Derrick Rose

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    109
    70

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    128
    87

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    88
    51

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    79
    44

    Jimmy Butler

    Miami Heat

    PositionSmall forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number21

    Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    83
    48

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    130
    100

    James Harden

    Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    97
    68

    D'Angelo Russell

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionGuard

    Age23

    D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    105
    76

    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    74
    46

    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    111
    83

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

    Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    97
    77

    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    88
    71

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceEdison, NJ

    Number32

    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    79
    62

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    65
    47

    Devin Booker

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    59
    42

    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

    Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
    50
    33

    Zach LaVine

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionGuard

    Age24

    BirthplaceRenton, Washington

    Number8

    Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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