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The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

Updated October 6, 2020 44.6k votes 2.6k voters 13.0k 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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  • 1
    Tacko Fall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
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    422

    Tacko Fall

    Boston Celtics

    PositionCenter

    Number99

    Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall (born December 10, 1995) is a Senegalese professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Boban Marjanović is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    1,237
    385

    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
  • 3
    Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    1,400
    487

    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
  • 4
    Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    1,055
    352

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    1,241
    431

    Derrick Rose

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    911
    308

    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, US

    Number12

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    801
    285

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    724
    262

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Alex Caruso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    600
    211

    Alex Caruso

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionGuard

    Age25

    BirthplaceCollege Station, Texas

    Number4

    Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    404
    125

    Bam Adebayo

    Miami Heat

    PositionPower forward / Center

    Number13

    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    730
    275

    Steven Adams

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionCenter

    Age26

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    520
    184

    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
  • 13
    Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    802
    318

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    1,210
    510

    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
  • 15
    Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    815
    327

    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

    Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    800
    334

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    394
    135

    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
  • 18
    Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    498
    188

    Devin Booker

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    678
    287

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    611
    257

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    554
    232

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    492
    202

    Fred VanVleet

    Toronto Raptor

    PositionPoint guard

    Number23

    Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    648
    300

    Nikola Jokic

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Age25

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    915
    457

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    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
  • 25
    Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today
    390
    167

    Bol Bol

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceKhartoum, Sudan

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