NBA Famous Male Basketball Players

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List of famous male basketball players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male basketball players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being basketball players. There are thousand of males working as basketball players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic basketball players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a basketball player then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male basketball players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male basketball players?" and "Who are the best male basketball players?"
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lb, he has started at the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most ...more

Age: 33

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships. Bryant is a 17-time All-Star, 15-time ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#6 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#1 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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#35 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Basketball Players
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Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

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#4 on The Best Power Forwards of the 1990s

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#62 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

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