Famous Basketball Players

Since its late-19th century origins as an activity designed to keep YMCA students busy during a harsh Northeast winter, basketball has developed into an exciting, fast-paced game punctuated by no-look passes and emphatic slam dunks. 

Browse through our group of the sport's most famous names, from contemporary NBA champions like Stephen Curry and LeBron James, to earlier greats like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Walt Frazier.