This surely is one of the most debated topics among young teenagers. The fans of the widely watched NBA, argue a lot over who actually are the best basketball players, not just in their favourite team but also in the world.
One of the most loved and most played sports in the world, the NBA is now gaining an international following, especially in India. Basketball enthusiasts are now going ga-ga over these players merchandising, best shots and more importantly collaborations with footwear brands. The mega-success of Air Jordans is a prime example, which is a holy-grail in every sneakerhead’s collection.
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks – Best Basketball Players In The World
With an average of 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, Giannis’ last season has been itself legendary for the record. He truly is the best NBA could offer as of now. At just the age of 25, he already has won the NBA MVP title twice. If things work out for Giannis in the future, he could be the greatest of all time in basketball.
2. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
He has been the face of the NBA for the last two decades and for every hardcore basketball lover, he is the best basketball player ever. With 10.6 assists per game, he led the league this year. Though his defense has stepped back a little as he has turned 35, still he is among the top 2 and would probably reserve the spot for the next coming seasons, as well.
3. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers – Best Basketball Players In The World
This player is an elite defensive icon in basketball. He averages at 27.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 rebounds. A versatile player with good control of the game on both ends of the floors. He would surely have been the league’s best player if he played a lot more and was more durable and reliable.
4. James Harden, Houston Rockets
Harden is among the most efficient offensive players with excellent ball-handling and impeccable dribbling. This 2018 MVP has the ability to score a basket from any part of the court. He also has been the league’s top scorer on several occasions.
5. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
Apart from unmatched offensive skills like Harden, Anthony Davis also is an outstanding shot blocker and rim protector. His numbers keep improving each year, and if the pace is kept, he is sure to be worthy of being in the Hall of Fame.
6. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
He earned the title of Best Shooter of All Time because of his ingenious ability to hit 3-pointers. He missed most of the last season because of his wrist injury, but still, his technique on the court is undeniable. It is sure he’ll rise up high when he will start playing again from the next season.
7. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
Only this player could make it to the list without having played one game in the entire season. He is an excellent defense player and if he just sets off with his capabilities, he is sure to be in the top 5.
So here, we end our list of the best Basketball player in the world. These players have proved time again, their compassion and love for the game. Moreover, they have the stamina to break the statistics, time and again which puts them on this list.