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The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

Updated October 6, 2020 53.4k votes 3.1k voters 16.1k 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
    1,568
    447

    Boban Marjanović

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceZaječar, Serbia

    Number51

    Boban Marjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бобан Марјановић; born August 15, 1988) is a Serbian...  more
  • Tacko Fall2
    1,623
    504

    Tacko Fall

    Boston Celtics

    PositionCenter

    Number99

    Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall (born December 10, 1995) is a Senegalese professional...  more
  • Derrick Rose3
    1,502
    523

    Derrick Rose

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Luka Dončić4
    1,664
    588

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Damian Lillard5
    1,297
    458

    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
  • Ja Morant6
    1,115
    389

    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
  • Steven Adams7
    974
    335

    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
  • Klay Thompson8
    796
    293

    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
  • Donovan Mitchell9
    962
    381

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Kemba Walker10
    951
    377

    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
  • Alex Caruso11
    820
    320

    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
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander12
    505
    178

    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
  • Victor Oladipo13
    843
    337

    Victor Oladipo

    Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • De'Aaron Fox14
    651
    247

    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo15
    1,373
    590

    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
  • Bam Adebayo16
    580
    216

    Bam Adebayo

    Miami Heat

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Number13

    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Devin Booker17
    635
    243

    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
  • Bol Bol18
    524
    196

    Bol Bol

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-American professional basketball player...  more
  • Pascal Siakam19
    904
    392

    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

    Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Nikola Jokić20
    776
    332

    Nikola Jokić

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Age25

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Kawhi Leonard21
    919
    412

    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
  • Zion Williamson22
    788
    352

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Trae Young23
    644
    279

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    Number11

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Stephen Curry24
    1,056
    496

    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
  • Fred VanVleet25
    568
    243

    Fred VanVleet

    Toronto Raptor

    PositionPoint guard

    Number23

    Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball...  more