Top 54 Best Basketball Players Of All Time

It is easy to pick best basketball players of today. But ranking best basketball players ever is tough. Here are greatest basketball players of current era and past era.

The National Basketball Association is in existence from past 7 decades and during this time period we saw some of the greatest basketball players to step into the court. The sports of basketball reached new heights since the inauguration of NBA. It comes as no surprise that NBA players are one of the highest paid and richest sportsmen on the globe. The game that provides so much money and fame is passionately followed by fans worldwide. So whenever it comes to choose the greatest NBA players ever it often results in endless arguments.

Some people measure the greatness of player on the basis of how much he contributed to the team while others focused on how good a basketball played as individual. Many people focused on the record book while making the least of greatest basketball players while few others focused on the market value and the impact on pop culture by a NBA player. We have kept in mind all these things while making our list of Greatest Basketball players of all time. Other than that we also focused on the struggles a player faced to reach to the peak of the stardom. Many of basketball greats are of African American origin and this tells us how good they are in basketball.

This list of top basketball players might heat up the comment section as no matter how hard you try but you can never come up with the exact ranking of all basketball players. All the basketball players listed here are great and we love them. But the ranking system might change from person to person. Albeit here is the list of 54 greatest basketball players ever stepped in the court:

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54. Reggie Miller
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53. Drazen Petrovic
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52. Shaquille Johnson
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51. Gary Payton
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50. Bob Pettit
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49. Amare Stodumire
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48. Jason Kidd
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47. David Robinson
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46. Clyde Drexler
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45. Tony Parker
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44. Shawn Kemp
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43. John Havlicek
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42. Isiah Thomas
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41. Dominique Wilkins
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40. Robert Jaworski
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39. Kevin McHale
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38. James Worthy
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37. Manu Ginobili
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36. Bernard King
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35. Moses Malone
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34. Bob Cousy
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33. Stephen Curry
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32. Kevin Love
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31. Jerry West
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30. Karl Malone
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29. Charles Barkley
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28. Dirk Nowitzki
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27. Kyrie Irving
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26. Scottie Pippen
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25. Patrick Ewing
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24. John Stockton
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23. Pistol Pete Maravich
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22. Hakeem Olajuwon
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21. Derrick Rose
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20. Elgin Baylor
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19. Chris Paul
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18. Russell Westbrook
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17. Allen Iverson
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16. Ray Allen
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15. Dwight Howard
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14. Julius Erving
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13. Dwyane Wade
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12. Tim Duncan
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11. Bill Russell
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10. Oscar Robertson
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9. Larry Bird
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8. Kevin Durant
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7. Wilt Chamberlain
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6. Kobe Bryant
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5. Shaquille O’Neal
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4. Lebron James
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3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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2. Magic Johnson
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1. Michael Jordan
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