Famous Basketball Players - List of Famous Basketball Players

A sports person skilled at the game of basketball and one who plays the sport as an amateur or a professional is called a basketball player. Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court. The players attempt to throw a ball through an elevated basket mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. Players move the ball by dribbling or throwing the ball while walking or running. Basketball is a very widely watched and played sport throughout the world, and is especially prominent in countries like the U.S., Canada, Argentine, Greece and Italy. The idea for an indoor game involving throwing a ball into a basket was hit upon by a physical education instructor Dr. James Naismith in the late 19th century. Within decades the game became very popular and competitive tournaments were being held in several countries. Body size measurements like height and hand span are very important for a basketball player. This is a physically demanding sport and therefore fitness, agility and endurance levels of the players matter significantly. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous basketball players from all over the world.

The Most Famous Basketball Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Yao MingSeptember 12, 1980ChineseYao Ming is a retired Chinese basketball player who played for Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)
Scottie PippenSeptember 25, 1965AmericanScottie Pippen is an American retired basketball player
Stephen CurryMarch 14, 1988AmericanStephen Curry is an American professional basketball player who represents the Golden State Warriors in NBA
LaMelo BallAugust 22, 2001AmericanLaMelo Ball is a young American Basketball sensation
Giannis AntetokounmpoDecember 6, 1994GreekGiannis Antetokounmpo, is a Greek basketball player
Kobe BryantAugust 23, 1978AmericanKobe Bryant is one of the most significant contemporary American basketball player who plays for the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’
Dell CurryJune 25, 1964AmericanDell Curry is a former American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchisees from 1986 to 2002
Iman ShumpertJune 26, 1990AmericanIman Shumpert is an American basketball player
Paul GeorgeMay 2, 1990AmericanPaul George is a basketball player currently affiliated with Oklahoma City Thunder
Dwyane WadeJanuary 17, 1982AmericanDwyane Wade is an American star basketball player of the NBA
Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen is an American retired basketball player

AmericanSeptember 25, 19652,189 views

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr is an American former professional basketball player and coach

LebaneseSeptember 27, 1965144 views

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is a former professional basketball player

AmericanFebruary 20, 1963168 views

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol is a well-known Spanish basketball player

SpanishJuly 6, 1980167 views

William Theodore Walton III

Bill Walton is a retired American basketball player who played for the Portland Trail Blazers before becoming a television sportscaster

Bill Russell

Bill Russell is a retired basketball player widely considered one of the best players in NBA history

AmericanFebruary 12, 1934197 views

Larry Bird

Larry Joe Bird is an American former iconic basketball player

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is hailed as one of the greatest Basketball players from America

AmericanApril 16, 1947167 views

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson is a former American professional basketball player

AmericanJune 7, 1975159 views

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo is an American professional basketball player who led the Boston Celtics to the NBA championship in 2008

AmericanFebruary 22, 1986221 views