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The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today  

Ranker NBA
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List Rules Vote 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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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Detroit Pistons
Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
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Boban Marjanović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Dallas Mavericks
Boban Marjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бобан Марјановић; born August 15, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more
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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the New ...more
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Tacko Fall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Tacko Fall Boston Celtics
Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall (born December 10, 1995) is a Senegalese professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fall was born and ...more
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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Atlanta Hawks
Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz
Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Memphis Grizzlies
Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Utah Jazz
Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a member of the Memphis ...more
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Boston Celtics
Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...more
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more
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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Clippers
Louis Williams may refer to: Louis Williams (American football) (born 1979), American football player Louis Williams (sailor) (1845–1886), American sailor Louis Williams (architect) (1890–1980), ...more
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Indiana Pacers
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more
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JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale Lindy McGee (born January 19, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 18th overall by the ...more
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Portland Trail Blazers
Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third ...more
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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Phoenix Suns
Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in ...more
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of ...more
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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Boston Celtics
Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college ...more
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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one season with ...more
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Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Denver Nuggets
Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Trae Young Atlanta Hawks
Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national ...more
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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more