Best NBA Players

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Greatest Basketball Players

1. Michael Jordan

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 ...

3. Magic Johnson

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 ...

5. Wilt Chamberlain

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.

7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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...

9. Kevin Durant

Producer | Swagger

Kevin Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Kevin Wayne Durant. He is a producer and actor, known for Swagger (2020), Thunderstruck (2012) and Q Ball (2019).

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 ...

17. Reggie Miller

Self | He Got Game

Reggie Miller was born on August 24, 1965 in Riverside, California, USA as Reginald Wayne Miller. He is an actor and producer, known for He Got Game (1998), Beautiful Ohio (2006) and Forget Paris (1995). He was previously married to Marita Stavrou.

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".

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28. Dominique Wilkins

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 ...



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