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.

Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant
American

Steve Kerr Steve Kerr
Lebanese, American

Larry Bird Larry Bird
American

Jerry Sloan Jerry Sloan
American

Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade
American

Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Olajuwon
Nigerian, American

Tim Duncan Tim Duncan
American
Yao Ming Yao Ming
Chinese, American

Steve Nash Steve Nash
Canadian

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Lamar Odom Lamar Odom
American

Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin
American

J. R. Smith J. R. Smith
American

Wes Unseld Wes Unseld
American

Pau Gasol Pau Gasol
Spanish
LaMelo Ball LaMelo Ball
American

Chris Paul Chris Paul
American

Zach LaVine Zach LaVine
American

Tony Parker Tony Parker
Belgian, French

Sue Bird Sue Bird
Israeli, American

Paul Pierce Paul Pierce
American
Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball
American

Paul George Paul George
American

Joakim Noah Joakim Noah
French, American

Ben Simmons Ben Simmons
Australian

Chris Bosh Chris Bosh
American

Rajon Rondo Rajon Rondo
American
Doc Rivers Doc Rivers
American

Seth Curry Seth Curry
American

Dell Curry Dell Curry
American

Manu Ginóbili Manu Ginóbili
Argentinian

Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry
American

Detlef Schrempf Detlef Schrempf
German, American

Tyronn Lue Tyronn Lue
American
Joel Embiid Joel Embiid
Cameroonian

Spud Webb Spud Webb
American

Kyle Kuzma Kyle Kuzma
American

Sam Cassell Sam Cassell
American

Don Nelson Don Nelson
American

Ime Udoka Ime Udoka
Nigerian, American