The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

Over 6.9K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
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Vote up the players you just can't seem to hate.

Who is the most likable player in the NBA right now? 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. But, who is the most likable NBA player?

All Stars like Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the popularity index overall because they have that likable nature. All teams have their own most liked NBA players that lead to their fan base making them popular. There are quite a few cult favorites who fly under the radar, such as Boban Marjanovic and Bol Bol.

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 help decide who is the most likable NBA player today.

Most divisive: Dennis Schröder
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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    Milwaukee Bucks
    3,424 votes
    • Position: Power forward
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece

    Hailing from Greece, Giannis Antetokounmpo possesses a rare blend of size, athleticism, and versatility that has transformed him into one of the league's most dominant forces on both ends of the court. His relentless work ethic and humble personality have endeared him to fans far and wide, while his ability to play multiple positions and impact games in various ways has revolutionized modern basketball. As he continues to develop, Giannis' dedication to his craft and earnest pursuit of greatness ensure he remains a fan favorite in the NBA landscape.

  • Boban Marjanović
    Houston Rockets
    3,432 votes
    • Position: Center
    • Birthplace: Zaječar, Serbia

    Standing at a towering 7-foot-4, Serbian center Boban Marjanovic has captured the imagination and hearts of fans with his gigantic presence on the court and magnetic, affable demeanor off it. With an undeniable aptitude for scoring inside, securing rebounds, and altering shots, Boban's unique combination of skills and physical traits render him both an effective player and a beloved figure across the league. Beyond his basketball prowess, Marjanovic's charming personality has made him a veritable social media superstar, further cementing his status as an NBA fan-favorite.

  • Derrick Rose
    New York Knicks
    3,183 votes
    • Position: Point guard
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

    Derrick Rose's career represents an inspiring story of perseverance and resilience, as he has weathered multiple severe injuries to continually reinvent himself as an effective and impactful player. Known for his electrifying speed and acrobatic scoring ability, Rose has endeared himself to basketball aficionados with his fearless style of play and unwavering determination to succeed. As he continues to thrive against adversity, Rose's unbreakable spirit and relentless passion serve as a testament to the human potential for growth and triumph.

  • Steven Adams
    Memphis Grizzlies
    2,469 votes
    • Position: Center
    • Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand

    New Zealand's Steven Adams is a gritty and tenacious force in the paint, utilizing his imposing 7-foot frame and impressive strength to dominate on the boards and finish powerfully at the rim. As a loyal, hardworking, and team-first player, Adams embodies the spirit of unselfish basketball and has emerged as a crucial component of his team's success. With his laid-back demeanor, dry wit, and distinctive appearance, Adams has quickly become a darling among NBA enthusiasts.

  • Damian Lillard
    Portland Trail Blazers
    2,725 votes
    • Position: Point guard
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California

    Known for his clutch performances and ice-cold late-game heroics, Damian Lillard's penchant for hitting game-winning shots has rightfully earned him the nickname "Dame Time." A fearless and determined leader on the court, Lillard combines his elite scoring ability with a humble, team-first mentality that greatly endears him to fans. Off the court, his passion for community and philanthropy further solidifies his status as one of the league's most likable players.

  • Tacko Fall

    Tacko Fall

    Cleveland Cavaliers
    2,878 votes
    • Position: Center
    • Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

    An imposing figure standing at 7-foot-5, Tacko Fall's sheer size and unique skill set make him a fascinating outlier within the NBA universe. Born in Senegal, Fall's journey from youth soccer player to collegiate sensation and now an NBA prospect has captured the hearts of many who appreciate his dedication to learning the game, raw potential, and unassuming personality. As a fan favorite, his every appearance on the court is met with cheers, proving that his draw extends far beyond his towering stature.