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.

Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar
(American)
James HardenJames Harden
(American)

Flip SaundersFlip Saunders
(American)

Big ShowBig Show
(American)

Seth CurrySeth Curry
(American)
Luke WaltonLuke Walton
(American)

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin
(American)
Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman
(American)

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace
(American)

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
(German)

Steve KerrSteve Kerr
(American)
Jason WilliamsJason Williams
(American)

Jahlil OkaforJahlil Okafor
(American)
Larry BirdLarry Bird
(American)

Pau GasolPau Gasol
(Spanish)

Ray AllenRay Allen
(American)

Blake GriffinBlake Griffin
(American)
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(American)

Vince CarterVince Carter
(American)
Nerlens NoelNerlens Noel
(American)

Karl MaloneKarl Malone
(American)

Dwight HowardDwight Howard
(American)

Tony ParkerTony Parker
(French)
Scottie PippenScottie Pippen
(American)

Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
(Nigerian,American)
Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
(Canadian)

Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady
(American)

Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
(American)

Jason KiddJason Kidd
(American)
Hassan WhitesideHassan Whiteside
(American)

Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
(American)
Carlos BoozerCarlos Boozer
(American)

Gilbert ArenasGilbert Arenas
(American)

Gregg PopovichGregg Popovich
(American)

Andre IguodalaAndre Iguodala
(American)
Kevin LoveKevin Love
(American)

DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
(American)
Dolph SchayesDolph Schayes
(American)

Shawn KempShawn Kemp
(American)

Andrew BynumAndrew Bynum
(American)

Derek FisherDerek Fisher
(American)
Dikembe MutomboDikembe Mutombo

Jimmer FredetteJimmer Fredette
(American)
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
(Greek)

DeAndre JordanDeAndre Jordan
(American)

Moses MaloneMoses Malone
(American)

Bill WaltonBill Walton
(American)
Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing
(American)

John StocktonJohn Stockton
(American)
Chris WebberChris Webber
(American)

Greg OdenGreg Oden
(American)

Rick FoxRick Fox
(Canadian)

Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Polish,American)
Reggie MillerReggie Miller
(American)

Javaris CrittentonJavaris Crittenton
(American)
Jerry WestJerry West
(American)

Deron WilliamsDeron Williams
(American)

LaMarcus AldridgeLaMarcus Aldridge
(American)

Grant HillGrant Hill
(American)
Iman ShumpertIman Shumpert
(American)

Andrew BogutAndrew Bogut
(Australian)
Gary PaytonGary Payton
(American)

Jalen RoseJalen Rose
(American)

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