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.

Blake GriffinBlake Griffin
(American)

Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar
(American)
James HardenJames Harden
(American)
Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman
(American)

Jason KiddJason Kidd
(American)
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
(American)
Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
(German)

Michael BeasleyMichael Beasley
(American)
Big ShowBig Show
(American)
Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
(American)

Victor OladipoVictor Oladipo
(American)
Steve KerrSteve Kerr
(American)
Rick FoxRick Fox
(Canadian)

Scottie PippenScottie Pippen
(American)
DeMarcus CousinsDeMarcus Cousins
(American)
Jahlil OkaforJahlil Okafor
(American)

Kevin LoveKevin Love
(American)
Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing
(American)
Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Polish,American)

Tony ParkerTony Parker
(French)
Luke WaltonLuke Walton
(American)
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
(Nigerian,American)

Gregg PopovichGregg Popovich
(American)
Karl MaloneKarl Malone
(American)
Jeremy LinJeremy Lin
(American)

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace
(American)
Ray AllenRay Allen
(American)
Baron DavisBaron Davis
(American)

Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady
(American)
Brad StevensBrad Stevens
(American)
Seth CurrySeth Curry
(American)

Bill WaltonBill Walton
(American)
Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
(Canadian)
Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
(American)

Brook LopezBrook Lopez
(American)
Al HorfordAl Horford
(Dominican)
DeAndre JordanDeAndre Jordan
(American)

Joakim NoahJoakim Noah
(French,American)
J. R. SmithJ. R. Smith
(American)
Andre IguodalaAndre Iguodala
(American)

Jalen RoseJalen Rose
(American)
Jerry WestJerry West
(American)
Dikembe MutomboDikembe Mutombo

Andrew BogutAndrew Bogut
(Australian)
Gary PaytonGary Payton
(American)
Deron WilliamsDeron Williams
(American)

John StocktonJohn Stockton
(American)
Gilbert ArenasGilbert Arenas
(American)
Jimmer FredetteJimmer Fredette
(American)

Jabari ParkerJabari Parker
(American)
Jamal CrawfordJamal Crawford
(American)
Stephon MarburyStephon Marbury
(American)

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