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.

Steve KerrSteve Kerr
(American)
James HardenJames Harden
(American)

Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman
(American)
J. R. SmithJ. R. Smith
(American)
Victor OladipoVictor Oladipo
(American)

Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(American)
Kevin LoveKevin Love
(American)
Brad StevensBrad Stevens
(American)

Gregg PopovichGregg Popovich
(American)
Al HorfordAl Horford
(Dominican)
Andre IguodalaAndre Iguodala
(American)

Scottie PippenScottie Pippen
(American)
Iman ShumpertIman Shumpert
(American)
Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
(German)

Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
(Nigerian,American)
Seth CurrySeth Curry
(American)
Tony ParkerTony Parker
(French)

Karl MaloneKarl Malone
(American)
Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
(Argentinian)
Ray AllenRay Allen
(American)

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin
(American)
Ricky RubioRicky Rubio
(Spanish)
Jason KiddJason Kidd
(American)

Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady
(American)
Jerry WestJerry West
(American)
Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
(American)

Jalen RoseJalen Rose
(American)
Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
(American)
Chris WebberChris Webber
(American)

Eric GordonEric Gordon
(American)
Reggie MillerReggie Miller
(American)
Grant HillGrant Hill
(American)

John StocktonJohn Stockton
(American)
Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace
(American)
Mike BibbyMike Bibby
(American)

Julius ErvingJulius Erving
(American)
Gary PaytonGary Payton
(American)
Dikembe MutomboDikembe Mutombo