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With 1,264 biographies, Basketball Players are the 12th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Film Directors, Military Personnels, and Painters.

Pantheon has 1,271 people classified as basketball players born between 1907 and 2000. Of these 1,271, 1,168 (91.90%) 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, Kobe Bryant, and Dražen Petrović. As of October 2020, 278 new basketball players have been added to Pantheon including Modestas Paulauskas, Ivo Daneu, and Zoran Slavnić.

Living Basketball Players

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Deceased Basketball Players

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Newly Added Basketball Players (2020)

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Most basketball players were born in United States (769), Lithuania (36), and Serbia (35). By city, the most common birth places were Chicago (28), Los Angeles (24), and Brooklyn (21).The most common death places of basketball players were United States (80), Russia (4), and Georgia (3). By city, these were Los Angeles (3), Tbilisi (3), and Sarajevo (2).

The earliest biographies classified as basketball players in Pantheon are Sam Balter, Carl Shy, and Tex Gibbons.  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, Cyclists, Tennis Players, and Racing Drivers.