Best NBA Playersby ttborowicz | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Greatest Basketball Players
Actor | Space Jam
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to ...
2. LeBron James
Actor | Trainwreck
LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. LeBron has ...
Producer | Obsessed
Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.
4. Larry Bird
Actor | Space Jam
Larry Bird graduated from Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana in 1974. He attended Indiana University briefly, then transferred to Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He then embarked on an outstanding basketball career, establishing himself as one of the best shooting forwards ...
Actor | Conan the Destroyer
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a ...
6. Kobe Bryant
Producer | Dear Basketball
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He is a producer and writer, known for Dear Basketball (2017), Daddy's Home (2015) and Detail (2018). He has been married to Vanessa Laine Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have four children.
Actor | Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (...
8. Bill Russell
Actor | On the Right Track
The term Dynasty might have never applied to Basketball had it not been for Bill Russell. In the History of professional sports there has never been an athlete who has more accolades or championships, in other words Bill Russell is not only a champion, but he is perhaps the definition of a champion...
10. Hakeem Olajuwon
Actor | Heaven Is a Playground
Hakeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In ...
11. Julius Erving
Actor | Philadelphia
One of the NBA's first superstars Julius Erving's high flying hard powered style brought the NBA and basketball to levels previously unheard of. Julius Erving was born in Hempstead New York in 1950. He grew up in a housing project, the son of a single mother, with two siblings. His father having ...
12. Oscar Robertson
Producer | Something to Cheer About
Oscar Robertson was born on November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee, USA as Oscar Palmer Robertson. He is a producer, known for Something to Cheer About (2002), The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999) and I've Got a Secret (1952). He has been married to Yvonne Crittenden since June 25, 1960. ...
13. Shaquille O'Neal
Actor | Steel
Shaquille O'Neal is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. He was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O'Neal ...
14. Tim Duncan
Writer | The 1st Fifteen
Tim Duncan was born on April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands as Timothy Theodore Duncan. He is an actor and writer, known for The 1st Fifteen, Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game (2017) and 9 - Un chiffre, un homme (2008). He was previously married to Amy ...
15. Kevin Garnett
Actor | Uncut Gems
Kevin plays professional basketball, he is a forward for the Boston Celtics. He did not play college basketball, went directly from high school to the NBA. He was Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round (fifth pick overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft for whom he played until being ...
16. Charles Barkley
Actor | He Got Game
Charles Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player who is an analyst on Inside the NBA. Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominant power forwards. An All-American power forward at Auburn University, he was drafted as a junior by the ...
18. Isiah Thomas
Producer | Playin' for Love
Isiah Thomas is an American former basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, the 12-time NBA All-Star was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball ...
19. Allen Iverson
Actor | Like Mike
One of the most controversial Basketball players of all time, Allen Iverson is one of the most loved and hated figures in Basketball. Born Allen Ezail Iverson in Hampton, Virginia, he grew up very poor to a struggling mother and a father who deserted him. Growing up, he was very athletic, playing ...
20. Dirk Nowitzki
Actor | Like Mike
Dirk Nowitzki was born on Monday, June 19th, 1978, in Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany, Europe, as Dirk Werner Nowitzki. Dirk is a very active athlete & has become an actor, in sports events, especially basketball. He is best-known for being 24 for 24 in Western Conference Finals' Game 1, on Tuesday, May...
21. Steve Nash
Self | Life as We Know It
Steve Nash is a Canadian former professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Twice, Steve Nash was named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. He ...
22. Jerry West
Actor | Uncle Drew
Jerry West was born on May 28, 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia, USA as Jerry Alan West. He is an actor, known for Uncle Drew (2018), Four Square Miles to Glory and LA Lakers (1960). He has been married to Karen Bua since May 28, 1978. They have two children. He was previously married to Martha Kane.
23. Moses Malone
Location_management | Manden med de gyldne ører
Moses Malone was born on March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA as Moses Eugene Malone. He is known for his work on Manden med de gyldne ører (2009), The 1981 NBA Finals (1981) and The NBA on CBS (1973). He was married to Alfreda Gill. He died on September 13, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia.
24. Karl Malone
Actor | After the Sunset
Karl Malone was born on July 24, 1963 in Bernice, Louisiana, USA as Karl Anthony Malone. He is an actor and producer, known for After the Sunset (2004), The Last Witness (1999) and Nash Bridges (1996). He has been married to Kay Kinsley since December 24, 1990. They have four children.
25. Scottie Pippen
Actor | Chicago Fire
Scottie Pippen is an American former professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Scottie Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Chicago Bulls into a ...
26. Patrick Ewing
Actor | Space Jam
Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown University men's basketball team. He played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA's New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando ...
27. David Robinson
Actor | Forget Paris
David Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for his entire career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral".
Self | NB80's
Dominique Wilkins is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star, and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history, earning the nickname "The Human ...
29. John Stockton
Self | Below the Rim
John Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career (1984-2003) as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, and the team made the playoffs in each of his 19 seasons. In 1997 and 1998, together with his longtime teammate Karl Malone, Stockton led the Jazz to ...
30. Clyde Drexler
Actor | The Sentinel
Clyde Drexler is an American former professional basketball player who is the commissioner of the Big3 3-on-3 basketball league. Nicknamed "Clyde the Glide", Drexler played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), spending a majority of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers ...