While there’s no arguing that icons like Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kobe Bryant are some of the greatest basketball players of all time, ranking the best NBA players in the game right now can be a more difficult debate. But we’re willing to take up the task.
By analyzing stats, playoff prowess and, in some cases, simply the intimidating reputations and intangibles that some players possess, we’ve come up with a ranking of the absolute cream of the crop in the NBA as the unique 2019-2020 season gets back underway after a long break. We’ve ranked them in order of greatness. Did your favorite baller make the cut?