List of famous basketball players with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

James HardenJames Harden
(American)

Victor OladipoVictor Oladipo
(American)
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(American)
Gregg PopovichGregg Popovich
(American)

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace
(American)
Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Polish,American)
Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman
(American)

Big ShowBig Show
(American)
Steve KerrSteve Kerr
(American)
Larry NanceLarry Nance
(American)

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
(German)
Iman ShumpertIman Shumpert
(American)
Kevin LoveKevin Love
(American)

Scottie PippenScottie Pippen
(American)
Tony ParkerTony Parker
(French)
Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
(Argentine)

Jason KiddJason Kidd
(American)
Ricky RubioRicky Rubio
(Spanish)
Ray AllenRay Allen
(American)

Karl MaloneKarl Malone
(American)
Grant HillGrant Hill
(American)
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
(Nigerian,American)

Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
(American)
Chris WebberChris Webber
(American)
Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
(American)

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin
(American)
Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady
(American)
Rick FoxRick Fox
(Canadian)

J. R. SmithJ. R. Smith
(American)
John StocktonJohn Stockton
(American)
Bob KnightBob Knight
(American)

Julius ErvingJulius Erving
(American)
Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
(Canadian)
Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing
(American)

Al HorfordAl Horford
(Dominican)
Seth CurrySeth Curry
(American)
Jalen RoseJalen Rose
(American)

Reggie MillerReggie Miller
(American)
Avery JohnsonAvery Johnson
(American)
Jason TerryJason Terry
(American)

Jabari ParkerJabari Parker
(American)
Brad StevensBrad Stevens
(American)
Jahlil OkaforJahlil Okafor
(American)