While there’s no arguing that icons like Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal 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 of the start of late 2019. We’ve ranked them in order of greatness. Did your favorite baller make the cut?