Famous Male Basketball Players

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?"

  • Kobe Bryant
    Photo: Gabriel Olsen/Contributor / Getty Images Entertainment
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1978-2020)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • LeBron James
    Photo: Lakers / Instagram
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America
  • Michael Jordan
    Photo: Jason H. Smith / Flickr
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Dennis Rodman
    Photo: Noel Vasquez / Getty Images
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America