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The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

Updated August 12, 2021 64.7k votes 4.2k voters 23.4k views103 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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    608

    Boban Marjanović

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceZaječar, Serbia

    Number51

    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 also...  more
  • 2
    1,983
    641

    Derrick Rose

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number1

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college...  more
  • 3
    1,969
    637

    Tacko Fall

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    Number99

    Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall (born December 10, 1995) is a Senegalese professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fall was born and...  more
  • 4
    1,709
    571

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    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
  • 5
    1,316
    458

    Steven Adams

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one season with his...  more
  • 6
    2,039
    750

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionSmall forward

    Birthplace Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Number11

    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
  • 7
    1,400
    511

    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina

    Number12

    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 college basketball...  more
  • 8
    1,776
    666

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    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 Freak" due to his...  more
  • 9
    1,121
    425

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited as...  more
  • 10
    1,203
    468

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting Guard

    BirthplaceElmsford, New York

    Number45

    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 for...  more
  • 11
    799
    293

    Bol Bol

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Number10

    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 for the...  more
  • 12
    1,388
    567

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A six-time...  more
  • 13
    822
    318

    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceKaty, Texas

    Number5

    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 basketball...  more
  • 14
    678
    253

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college...  more
  • 15
    771
    299

    Bam Adebayo

    Miami Heat

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Number13

    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
  • 16
    1,007
    410

    Nikola Jokić

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who plays the center position. The three-time NBA...  more
  • 17
    1,119
    483

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    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 college...  more
  • 18
    959
    408

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceSalisbury, North Carolina, USA

    Number1

    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) and...  more
  • 19
    813
    338

    Devin Booker

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Number1

    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 Moss...  more
  • 20
    1,012
    444

    Alex Caruso

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceCollege Station, Texas

    Number4

    Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas A&M...  more
  • 21
    1,059
    475

    Kemba Walker

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the...  more
  • 22
    553
    222

    DeMar DeRozan

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Number10

    DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC...  more
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    321
    107

    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Number0

    Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum...  more
  • 24
    913
    430

    Victor Oladipo

    Miami Heat

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
  • 25
    958
    463

    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceDouala, Cameroon

    Number13

    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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