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The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and it’s been one of the most exciting playoffs in recent years. Many of the top NBA superstars today are in the playoffs, while others are watching, following some upset losses. Either way, there’s no denying that the NBA has a ton of talent right now. So many of the games have come down to the wire, which makes for some pretty incredible, and stressful, endings. So, who are the top NBA superstars of the minute?

The Top NBA Superstars Today

Before we get into the top NBA superstars today, let’s do some NBA history and look at the top players of all time. There’s a reason they call LeBron James the GOAT. He’s the best ever, according to the raw statistics and numbers via NBA.com. James knows how to really handle the pressure and fame.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, James went into detail about his fame and how it has impacted his life, both personal and professional. “I don’t want to say it ever becomes too much, but there are times when I wish I could do normal things,” he said. “I wish I could go to Target sometimes and walk into Starbucks and have my name on the cup just like regular people.” He obviously can’t do that without everyone rushing to meet the greatest basketball player of all time. NBA experts know that when you have a superstar as big as James, he never plays an away game. No matter what city he’s in, people will go to that game just to see him. I have yet to see the GOAT in action, so I hope he returns next year, so I can catch him live.

No. 2 on the list of the greatest NBA players of all time, according to the NBA’s stats, is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He played until he was 42 in an era where that was even more rare than it is today. So, how did he avoid burning out? Speaking with the Harvard Business Review, Abdul-Jabbar said, “I just thought that I had the greatest job in the world, and I wanted to keep it as long as I could. I knew it wouldn’t last forever.” He also noted that in one of his books, he quoted Jackie Robinson saying, “Athletes die twice,” because when you’re no longer playing professional sports, it’s a kind of a death. That’s deep.

Now, let’s get into the top NBA superstars today.

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