With 925 biographies, Basketball Players are the 15th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Tennis Players, Composers, and Philosophers.

Pantheon has 987 people classified as basketball players born between 1910 and 2000. Of these 987, 929 (94.12%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living basketball players include Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal. The most famous deceased basketball players include Wilt Chamberlain, Dražen Petrović, and Radivoj Korać.

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Most basketball players were born in United States (531), Lithuania (28), and Spain (24). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (25), Chicago (23), and Los Angeles (21).The most common death places of basketball players were United States (44), Russia (3), and Bosnia and Herzegovina (2). By city, these were Sarajevo (2), Jupiter, Florida (2), and Los Angeles (2).

The earliest biographies classified as basketball players in Pantheon are John Kundla, Frank Lubin, and John Wooden.  The concentration of basketball players was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier basketball players are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Basketball Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Basketball Players since 1700.

Basketball Players are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Tennis Players, Cyclists, and Racing Drivers.