Best basketball players I've ever seen

by buraktheauthor | created - 08 Mar 2012 | updated - 08 Mar 2012 | Public

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. Kobe Bryant

Actor | Daddy's Home

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He is an actor and producer, known for Daddy's Home (2015), Dear Basketball (2017) and Moesha (1996). He has been married to Vanessa Laine Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have three children.

3. Shaquille O'Neal

Actor | Steel

Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return,...

4. Kevin Garnett

Actor | Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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.

7. John Stockton

Sound_department | Wheelies

John attended Sunderland University (2007-2011) and received a first for his final film "Wheelies". He also received a first for his overall degree in Media Production Video and New Media. He went on to study at Shiney Row college for a teaching qualification. He received a PTLLS award in March ...

8. Hakeem Olajuwon

Actor | Heaven Is a Playground

Hakeem Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria as Akeem Abdul Olajuwon. He is an actor, known for Heaven Is a Playground (1991), All Pro Sports Basketball: Hakeem Olajuwon - Dream Center (1998) and Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters (2017). He has been married to Dalia Asafi since August ...

9. Scottie Pippen

Actor | ER

Scottie Pippen was born on September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for ER (1994), Chicago Fire (2012) and He Got Game (1998). He has been married to Larsa Pippen since July 20, 1997. They have four children. He was previously married to Karen McCollum.

10. Karl Malone

Self | 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.

11. 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 (2019), 9 - Un chiffre, un homme (2008) and Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game (2017). He was previously married to ...

12. 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...

13. LeBron James

Actor | Trainwreck

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Space Jam 2. He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.

14. Steve Nash

Self | Life as We Know It

Steve Nash was born on February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Steven John Nash. He is an actor and director, known for Life as We Know It (2010), Untitled Ecstasy Project and Into the Wind (2010). He has been married to Lilla Frederick since September 4, 2016. He was previously married ...

15. Charles Barkley

Actor | He Got Game

Charles Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, USA as Charles Wade Barkley. He is an actor, known for He Got Game (1998), Space Jam (1996) and Forget Paris (1995). He has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since February 9, 1989. They have one child.

16. Jason Kidd

Actor | Like Mike

Jason Kidd was born on March 23, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Jason Frederick Kidd. He is an actor, known for Like Mike (2002), Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (2014) and Road to the Championship (2011). He has been married to Porshla Coleman since September 10, 2011. They have one child. ...

17. Tracy McGrady

Actor | Like Mike

Tracy McGrady was born on May 24, 1979 in Bartow, Florida, USA as Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. He is an actor, known for Like Mike (2002), The Carter Effect (2017) and Arli$$ (1996). He has been married to Clarenda Harris since September 12, 2006. They have four children.

18. Patrick Ewing

Actor | Space Jam

Patrick Ewing was born on August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica as Patrick Aloysius Ewing. He is an actor, known for Space Jam (1996), Forget Paris (1995) and Funny About Love (1990). He was previously married to Rita Williams.

19. Ray Allen

Actor | He Got Game

Ray Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base, near Merced, California, to Flora (Day) and Walter Allen, Sr. He graduated from Hillcrest High school in Dalzell, South Carolina in 1993 after taking the varsity basketball team (the Wildcats) to the State Championships. He was the 1996 Big East Player ...

20. David Robinson

Visual_effects | Jumper

David Robinson is known for his work on Jumper (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Chronicle (2012).

21. Dwyane Wade

Actor | What to Expect When You're Expecting

Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), Shot in the Dark (2017) and Just Wright (2010). He has been married to Gabrielle Union since August 30, 2014. He was previously married to ...

22. Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway

Actor | Blue Chips

Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway was born on July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Anfernee Deon Hardaway. He is an actor and producer, known for Blue Chips (1994), 30 for 30 (2009) and Cribs (2000).

23. Gary Payton

Self | After the Sunset

Gary Payton played his high school basketball at Skyline High School in Oakland, California before attending Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Throughout his four-year career at OSU, he became one of the most decorated basketball players in OSU history. During his senior year, Payton ...

24. Grant Hill

Producer | Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story

Grant Hill was born on October 5, 1972 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Grant Henry Hill. He is a producer and actor, known for Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story (2010), The Miracle of North Jackson (2017) and Coach Mass (2017). He has been married to Tamia since July 24, 1999. They have...