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:
|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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