Who are the best players in the NBA?

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA Getty Images)

While over 450 players will suit up for an NBA franchise this season, only a select few are considered to be among the league's elite.

Who are the best players in the NBA? For years LeBron James has been considered the league's best player, but with the emergence of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and a slew of others, has LeBron been knocked off the throne?

Our NBA.com staff conducted a vote to create a comprehensive list of the top 15 players in the league based on the results:

Top players in the NBA
Player Team 2018-19 Averages
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers 26.9 PTS, 8.7 REB, 7.8 AST
2. Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors 27.5 PTS, 6.9 REB, 5.8 AST
3. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 28.4 PTS, 5.3 REB, 5.3 AST
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks 27.0 PTS, 12.6 REB, 5.9 AST
5. James Harden Houston Rockets 36.6 PTS, 7.7 AST, 6.6 REB
6. Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors 26.8 PTS, 7.6 REB, 3.3 AST
7. Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers 27.3 PTS, 13.5 REB, 3.5 AST
8. Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 27.5 PTS, 12.5 REB, 4.1 AST
9. Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder 28.6 PTS, 8.1 REB, 4.3 AST
10. Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets 20.6 PTS, 10.8 REB, 7.7 AST
11. Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics 23.6 PTS, 6.8 AST, 4.8 REB
12. Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 26.0 PTS, 6.4 AST, 4.6 REB
13. Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder 22.5 PTS, 11.3 REB, 10.9 AST
14. Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz 15.5 PTS, 12.8 REB, 2.2 BLK
15. Bradley Beal Washington Wizards 25.7 PTS, 5.4 AST, 5.0 REB

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