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The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

Updated October 6, 2020 50.7k votes 2.9k voters 14.9k views102 items

List RulesVote up the players you just can't seem to hate.

The most likable NBA players can be anybody from tremendous superstars to beloved role players. Fans and peers often make their opinions known about players in the league. While some talents like LeBron James and Joel Embiid have polarizing reputations, they are also beloved by their fan bases and in the communities they help.

Meanwhile, there are quite a few cult favorites who fly under the radar. Veterans like Pau Gasol and Vince Carter are past their primes, but they still have that likable nature. All teams have their own most liked NBA players that lead to their fan base making them popular. 

So choose the players here you consider to be good folks who are worth rooting for. It's up to you to decide what makes these players the nicest or most likable and who deserves to move to the top of the list. Vote below, and feel free to add any players who don't appear but you think belong here.

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  • Boban Marjanović1
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    427

    Boban Marjanović

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceZaječar, Serbia

    Number51

    Boban Marjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бобан Марјановић; born August 15, 1988) is a Serbian... more on Wikipedia
  • Tacko Fall2
    1,537
    478

    Tacko Fall

    Boston Celtics

    PositionCenter

    Number99

    Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall (born December 10, 1995) is a Senegalese professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Luka Dončić3
    1,601
    550

    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
  • Damian Lillard4
    1,231
    421

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland... more on Wikipedia
  • Derrick Rose5
    1,420
    495

    Derrick Rose

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number1

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Ja Morant6
    1,055
    364

    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, USA

    Number12

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Steven Adams7
    888
    321

    Steven Adams

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionCenter

    Age27

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Bam Adebayo8
    541
    174

    Bam Adebayo

    Miami Heat

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Number13

    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Kemba Walker9
    908
    350

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Donovan Mitchell10
    915
    355

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • De'Aaron Fox11
    615
    220

    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
  • Devin Booker12
    604
    218

    Devin Booker

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Alex Caruso13
    737
    281

    Alex Caruso

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionGuard

    Age26

    BirthplaceCollege Station, Texas

    Number4

    Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los... more on Wikipedia
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo14
    1,335
    564

    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
  • Victor Oladipo15
    801
    318

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Klay Thompson16
    715
    281

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Pascal Siakam17
    881
    372

    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

    Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander18
    460
    167

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Zion Williamson19
    760
    328

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    BirthplaceSalisbury, North Carolina, USA

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Kawhi Leonard20
    880
    392

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Trae Young21
    620
    261

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Nikola Jokić22
    730
    322

    Nikola Jokić

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Age25

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Fred VanVleet23
    551
    231

    Fred VanVleet

    Toronto Raptor

    PositionPoint guard

    Number23

    Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Bol Bol24
    472
    191

    Bol Bol

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephen Curry25
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    484

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    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