Basketball is one of the best games to watch in the world where one can see lots of enthusiasm and excitement. There is no doubt that it is extremely fun to watch the hot NBA players in the game.
Additionally, it is interesting to see these hot players making some perfect goals. The majority of players in this game has a tall physique and a well-built body. In this article, we will tell you about the top 11 hottest and handsome NBA players in the world 2019:
- 11. Dwyane Wade
- 10. Nick Young
- 9. Derrick Rose
- 8. J.J. Redick
- 7. Omri Casspi
- 6. D’Angelo Russell
- 5. Danilo Gallinari
- 4. Stephen Curry
- 3. D.J. Augustin
- 2. Blake Griffin
- 1. Kevin Love
- Slam Hunks: The 17 Sexiest Players In The NBA
- 1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
- 2. Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks
- 3. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
- 4. Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
- 5. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
- 6. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
- 7. Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets
- 8. Omri Casspi, Sacramento Kings
- 9. Jason Smith, New Orleans Hornets
- 10. Wesley Matthews, Portland Trail Blazers
- 11. Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks
- 12. J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers
- 13. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
- 14. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
- 15. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
- 16. John Wall, Washington Wizards
- 17. Nick Young, Los Angeles Lakers
- BONUS: Most Valuable Eyelashes—Rick Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
- 20. Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic
- 19. Tyson Chandler, Phoenix Suns
- 18. John Wall, Washington Wizards
- 17. Ed Davis, Portland Trail Blazers
- 16. Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks
- 15. Tiago Splitter, Atlanta Hawks
- 14. Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
- 13. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
- 12. Nick Young, Los Angeles Lakers
- 11. Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
- 10. Chandler Parsons, Memphis Grizzlies
- 9. David Lee, San Antonio Spurs
- 8. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
- 7. Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
- 6. D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers
- 5. Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers
- 4. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
- 3. J. J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers
- 2. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
- 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
- The 10 Hottest Female Basketball Stars in the World
- Where are all the white American NBA players?
- Liner Notes
- Top 10 Most Handsome NBA Players 2019: Exclusive List
- Wesley Matthews (Indiana Pacers)
- Jason Smith (New Orleans Pelicans)
- Omri Casspi (Memphis Grizzlies)
- Danilo Gallinari (Los Angeles Clippers)
- Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors)
- Dwight Howard (Washington Wizards)
- Kenneth Faried (Houston Rockets)
- Tony Parker (Charlotte Hornets)
- Tyson Chandler (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Hottest NBA Wives and Girlfriends – Top 10 WAGS of NBA Players 2016 Edition
- Top 10 NBA WAGS of 2016
- 10. Teyana Taylor – Iman Shumpert
- 9. Cody Horn – Kevin Love
- 8. Axelle Francine – Tony Parker
- 7. Kendra Shaw – Julius Randle
- 6. Meghan Allen – Devin Harris
- 5. Iggy Azalea – Nick Young
- 4. Amber Alvarez – DeAndre Jordan
- 3. Stefanie Gazmin – Cory Joseph
- 2. Lala Anthony – Carmelo Anthony
- 1. Amelia Vega – Al Horford
11. Dwyane Wade
Anyone who knows the Dwyane Wade understands that this man is truly a sexy hunk who can even work as a model in a fashion show. His social media photos show lots of different sides of Wade that consist of his stylish wardrobe and handsome attitude. This hot man is only a social attraction everywhere he goes, but pretty into the girls. Wade is one of those NBA players who can make any woman fall into him.
Along with being a handsome hunk, Dwayne has established himself as one of the most popular players in the National Basketball Association League. Since starting his career, he has achieved many honors, such as winning Bronze and Gold medal with team USA in Olympics and becoming 2006 Sports News Sportsman of the Year.
10. Nick Young
Nick Young, who is popularly known by the name of Swaggy P is one of the hottest figures both on and off the basketball court because of his hot shooting techniques. Young plays both small forward and shooting guard positions. Presently playing for Los Angeles Lakers, he is a pro in basketball sport.
Young was born on 1 June 1985 in Los Angeles, California and started playing basketball for Cleveland High School at a very young age. Along with Los Angeles Lakers, he has played for other teams, such as Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers in the past.
9. Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose started playing for Chicago Bulls straight after passing out from the college in 2008. He was named as the NBA Rookie of the Year and even become the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award at the age of 22 in 2011.
Presently, he is earning around $1-1.5 million annually in endorsements, making him one of the top-earning NBA players in this category.
8. J.J. Redick
J.J Reddick hails from the family of basketball players as his father, sisters and younger brothers all played it. He is a handsome boy who started playing basketball for Orlando Magic in 2006 with whom Reddick remains till 2013. Presently, he is playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Reddick may have married his longtime girlfriend Chelsea Kilgore way back in 2010, but still, he stays in the heart of many girls. During the college days, he was very popular for his perfect free show and three-point shooting and even make records for most career ACC tournament points.
7. Omri Casspi
Playing for Minnesota Timberwolves, Omri is a handsome Israeli basketball player. He is considered as one of the gorgeous players in the NBA right now. Casspi was the first Israeli player to play in an NBA game with his debut for Sacramento Kings in 2009.
He also runs the Omri Casspi Foundation who main mission is to show the world what the country of Israel looks like. In addition to that, he also plays for his country’s national team in international competition.
6. D’Angelo Russell
Just at the age of 19, Russell was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA draft 2015. He quickly becomes to attract lots of female fan following within the first year of professional career. D’Angelo Russell was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team playing as a point guard.
Rivals.com rated Russell as a five-star recruit in 2013 and considered him as one of the upcoming stars in the NBA. Prior to the NBA, he plays for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After getting drafted in 2015, he was touted by lots of reporters and scouts to be one of the greatest young talents in the world.
5. Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari is an Italian basketball player who is truly a babe on the court. He is popular with the name of nickname Gallo among the fans. Presently, he competes for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association at the smart forward position.
He made his NBA debut for the New York Knicks in the 2008-09 season in which Gallinari only played a single game due to back issues. Since 2011, he has been playing for the Denver Nuggets as a regular face in the team. Danilo was also the part of Italy’s national team in the EuroBasket 2015.
4. Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry is an unstoppable basketball player who is known as an unbelievable three-pointer. Presently, Curry is playing for the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association. He led the Warriors to their first NBA Championship in the past four decades. His team broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season in 2014-15.
In addition to this, Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. He has also played for the national team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in which team won the gold medal.
3. D.J. Augustin
D.J. Augustin Jr. is one of the hottest NBA players in the world who presently plays for the Orlando Magic. Born on 10 November 1987, he started his career for the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2008 season. He plays for this team till 2012 and drafted by the Indiana Pacers. Prior to joining his present team, he went on to play for teams, such as the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, and Denver Nuggets.
In the NBA, he won the award All-Rookie second team in 2009. Additionally, he has won a number of awards during his high school and school career.
2. Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin is one of the best players in the world right now who has proven his Charisma on and off the court over the time again and again. Griffin’s hilarious vines and wonderful photos on Instagram makes him one of the most handsome basketball dudes.
Since his debut in 2009, he is regularly playing for the Los Angeles Clippers. Griffin has been a four-time All-NBA selection and a five-time NBA All-Star.
1. Kevin Love
Kevin Love is a good-looking mug who is currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers with whom he won an NBA Championship in 2016. Love was a part of the gold-medal winning national team of the USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2010 FIBA World Championship.
He is the style ambassador and campaign model for the Banana Republic. Love has also made a number of media appearances, such as HBO television series Entourage, Gunnin for That No. 1 Spot movie and much more.
So, here is the list of top 11 hottest NBA players in the world right now who has the most number of female fans. Along with playing top-class basketball, these hot chunks also dominated off the court.
Slam Hunks: The 17 Sexiest Players In The NBA
by Lester Fabian Brathwaite 4/2/2015
It might be April, but March Madness is still underway. And you can definitely still vote in Court Crushes, Logo TV’s bracket competition to choose the hottest men and women in the NCAA.
To get those juices flowing, we’re taking a look at the pros, with a countdown of the 17 sexiest ballers in the NBA.
1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
The 17-time All-Star has a rocking’ bod, speaks fluent Italian and gave himself the nickname “Black Mamba.” What else do we need to know?
2. Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks
Like many of the pros on our list, Chandler posed for ESPN magazine’s Body issue.
3. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Eva Longoria’s ex is one of the NBA’s most stylish players. He even looks smoove with those googles on!
4. Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
Not only is Faried one fine specimen, but he’s an staunch LGBT ally (with two awesome moms!)
5. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
6. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets
8. Omri Casspi, Sacramento Kings
9. Jason Smith, New Orleans Hornets
This Knicks power forward has the looks of a Sean Cody model. If you’re into that sort of thing.
10. Wesley Matthews, Portland Trail Blazers
Matthews clearly cleans up well, but that tongue gives us all kinds of dirty ideas.
11. Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks
The camera loves this pretty-boy forward for the Rockets—and we love his adorable bromance with teammate Jeremy Lin.
12. J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers
A shooting guard for the Magic, this 6’4″ looker is a reformed party boy. (Like you can’t tell from his smile.)
13. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Our body is ready for this 26-year-old point guard.
14. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
We didn’t pick Westbrook just because he’s an underwear model—but it didn’t hurt.
15. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
16. John Wall, Washington Wizards
17. Nick Young, Los Angeles Lakers
You don’t have to like Iggy Azalea’s music, but you have to admit she has good taste in boyfriends.
BONUS: Most Valuable Eyelashes—Rick Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Don’t forget to vote in Court Crushes, Logo TV’s bracket competition to choose the hottest men and women in the NCAA!!
Lester Fabian Brathwaite is an LA-based writer, editor, bon vivant, and all-around sassbag. He’s formerly Senior Editor of Out Magazine and is currently hungry. Insta: @lefabrat
By now the self-appointed rankers of athletic hotness across a range of all-American athletic pursuits (take a look at our lists of hottest girls at the 2016 Summer Olympics and hottest NFL players), we pride ourselves in knowing every single player in all major sports leagues without ever actually watching a game. Can you blame us? Browse through our list of hottest basketball players in the NBA and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
PS. We limited ourselves to currently active players so you won’t be seeing Kobe Bryant or Rick Fox (or Leon Powe, or John Havlicek or…) because they’re retired.
20. Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic
19. Tyson Chandler, Phoenix Suns
18. John Wall, Washington Wizards
17. Ed Davis, Portland Trail Blazers
16. Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks
15. Tiago Splitter, Atlanta Hawks
14. Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
13. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
12. Nick Young, Los Angeles Lakers
11. Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
10. Chandler Parsons, Memphis Grizzlies
9. David Lee, San Antonio Spurs
8. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
7. Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
6. D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers
5. Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
3. J. J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers
2. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
The 10 Hottest Female Basketball Stars in the World
Allyson Felix, Leryn Franco, Stephanie Rice, Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova, Alana Blanchard, Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, Olivia Munn, Brooklyn Decker and Irina Shayk all have one thing in common: none of them play basketball.
The sport of basketball has been around since the 1800s, but it took almost 80 years of blood, sweat and tears before women turned the sport into an international phenomenon. It isn’t as popular in the United States as the NBA, but you should travel to Europe and check out some of the leagues in Turkey. They play for keeps.
In honor of the women that rarely get the level of appreciation they deserve, here is a list of the 10 hottest female basketball players from all over the world. Enjoy.
10. Natalya Zhedik: Russia
9. Candace Parker: USA
8. Esra Sencebe: Turkey
7. Hanna Halteman: USA
6. Maria Stepanova: Russia
5. Kayte Christensen: USA
4. Aleksandra Dobranic: Serbia
3. Keyla Snowden: USA
2. Dawn Evans: USA
1. Antonija Misura: Croatia
I don’t know many things. I don’t know how to make an iPod. I have no clue how to make a woman happy for longer than three months. I tried to make French bread once—that failed. I can’t even figure out how to pack a suitcase in a way that doesn’t ruin all my clothes.
But one thing I know for certain: Antonija Misura is the hottest female basketball player in the world. That is a fact.
Where are all the white American NBA players?
J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player.
The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he recently noticed that there are not a lot of white Americans in the NBA anymore. As the team opens their season on Wednesday, Redick says it will be the first time in his NBA career that he will be the lone white American on his team in an African-American dominated league.
“This is the first year where I’m like, ‘You know what, there are not a lot of white guys in the NBA,’ ” Redick told The Undefeated. “I was looking at the free agent list of guys still out there. I saw Chris Kaman, Kirk Hinrich. Those guys have all been in the league since I’ve been in the league.
“I was messing with Doc Rivers about it. The best white guy is probably Kevin Love. It’s interesting. Someone who has way more time on their hands, it would be an interesting idea to kind of figure out what is happening.”
Well, The Undefeated actually had the time to try to answer Redick’s question and explore why there are so few white Americans in the NBA.
According to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, the NBA was 74.3 percent black during the 2015-16 season and 81.7 percent were people of color. The study said that the NBA was 18.3 percent white last season, which was 5 percent less than the season before. The league was also a record 22.3 percent international last season.
Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (center) shoots in front of Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (left) and guard C.J. McCollum (right) during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on April 23, in Portland, Oregon.
AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer
That 18.3 percent of whites in the NBA from TIDES also includes non-Americans such as Europeans, Canadians and Australians of white descent. Entering the 2015-16 season, the NBA had 42 white American-born players. The NBA had its inaugural season 70 years ago with a league full of white players. As of Sunday, there were 43 white Americans on 30 NBA teams with the season starting Tuesday. Eight teams didn’t have a white American player entering last season, while seven teams don’t have one now.
“There is always a distinction between the white European and the white American,” Redick said. “It’s not just a racial thing. It’s a cultural thing that is sort of different. I grew up playing for Boo Williams. I grew up battle rapping in dorm rooms and hotel rooms in AAU . For me, this is kind of normal.”
Redick was one of five white American NBA players — and one former white American NBA player — who agreed to discuss what it is like to be a white American player in the league. Redick, Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons, Washington Wizards forward-center Jason Smith and former NBA guard Jimmer Fredette of the Shanghai Sharks took part. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward were also invited to participate and respectfully declined to talk about what is certainly a tough subject.
“We play basketball because we play basketball. We don’t see color when we’re playing basketball. It’s about competing, camaraderie and having the ultimate goal of winning a championship.” — Chandler Parsons
What is it like to be a white American in the NBA?
Jason Smith: There are not too many of us. You have to have that ambition and work ethic to try to prove to people that you are good enough. It’s really an honor because there are only 450 of us in this NBA. To be one of those 450 is an honor to me.
Doug McDermott: When they see a Dirk , they’ll go, ‘Well, that’s a white player.’ But, they’re not American guys … Just from an outsider perspective, I bet a lot of NBA fans when they see a white guy, they’re always probably from Spain, or you know Germany, or France. But there’s very few of us. We’re proud of it.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (No. 33) dunks the ball during the second half of a game with the Philadelphia 76ers in New Orleans on Feb. 19.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Ryan Anderson: You don’t really label yourself as just a white guy, you know what I mean? If you can play …
Chandler Parsons: We play basketball because we play basketball. We don’t see color when we’re playing basketball. It’s about competing, camaraderie and having the ultimate goal of winning a championship. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing with a bunch of Europeans, black guys, Asian guys, Latin guys. It doesn’t matter, because you guys are all there to do one thing, and that’s playing basketball.
Jimmer Fredette: I’ve been very blessed and fortunate to have been able to play basketball in the NBA. It’s an honor to be able to play the game I love for my profession and I hope I can give every white American kid out there hope that they can make it to the NBA no matter what race they are or where they are from.
Who is the best white American NBA player?
Anderson: Kevin Love is supertalented. I grew up playing against Kevin Love quite a bit in college and everything. But, there is no harder-working white American basketball player than J.J. Redick.
Kevin Love (No. 0) of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates during a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago.
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Parsons: Me, of course.
Smith: Ryan Anderson. I played with him in New Orleans. I would have to go with him or Gordon Hayward. There are not very many of us, but there are some good ones out there.
Redick: Is it Kevin Love? Who am I missing? It’s probably Kevin Love. Who’s a starter?
Has anyone ever said anything to you racially on the basketball floor?
Redick: I remember Rodney Stuckey, who I am fine with, we were in Detroit and he said something to me. I can’t even remember what it was, but the way he said it and the way his tone was, ‘white something,’ I lost it. I remember we both got a double technical. I can’t remember specifically what it was. It was a long time ago. We were all good. For the most part, it doesn’t come all that often.
Anderson: There might be a few, like, ‘white guys can’t jump’ jokes. I’m a shooter. I’m not the most fast, athletic, running player. So, there’s a lot of just little jokes like that. But at the same time, if you can play, there is no race. There is no color in basketball and that’s the beauty of it.
Parsons: Being white in the NBA, there are a lot of stereotypes. It’s almost like a joking thing among guys in the league about the stereotypes, whether it’s music or food or the way we dress. It’s just stereotypes that are kind of like an ongoing thing that goes on in the NBA …
There’s stuff where people call me, ‘white boy,’ or things like that. Same thing with stereotypes. Obviously, I’m a shooter because I’m white or I’m slow and less athletic because I’m white. But not hate. When I dunk on somebody, it’ll be like, ‘Oh, Chandler Parsons is deceptively athletic.’ Why wouldn’t I just be athletic?”
Fredette: The only thing I can think of is in AAU when you would see a team with all black players and then one or two white kids, the joke would be that the ‘white boys’ would always be the shooters. That was me on my AAU team, so I was always spotted as the shooter by other teams.
McDermott: A couple guys have joked have been like, ‘Oh, token white guy.’ That’s just the way it is, you know. They assume I’m just floor space, but I feel like I’m showing them that I can do a lot. You know I’ve played with a lot of good players here , and they’ve all been obviously very respectful …
You got to gain a little more respect. I think I first started to get that a little more, I would say, when we joined the Big East from Missouri Valley because, you’re playing a lot more predominantly black teams. You kind of hear in some of the warm-ups, like, ‘Who is this white boy?’ all that stuff. It’s just awesome when you can get through that. And, I think that gave me a lot of confidence, going up against bigger athletic guys before coming in to the NBA.
A lot of African-Americans that have found success in the league have come up from tough backgrounds or long odds to become NBA players. Was that the same the case for you?
Smith: I definitely came from small-town America: Greeley, Colorado. Not too many people know where I came from. My hometown had 1,500 people, if that. I graduated high school with 67 people. I went to Colorado State, which is not a basketball-oriented school, either. I’m really blessed to be where I am today …
The only time I played against African-Americans is the Big Time AAU tournament in Las Vegas. There were a couple AAU tournaments down near Denver. For me growing up, it was a bunch of farm kids.
Fredette: Coming from a small town in upstate New York had its challenges to get noticed. For me, I wasn’t very heavily recruited. BYU was the biggest school that offered me a scholarship, actually. I just didn’t have anyone watching my high school games. I played AAU against the best with the Albany City Rocks, but going into the game college coaches had no idea who I was and mostly were there to watch other players.
Chicago Bulls’ Doug McDermott (No. 3) drives past New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (No. 7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game March 24 in New York.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
McDermott: The crazy part about it is, I’m from Iowa. And if you think about the white Americans that played in the NBA, a lot of them, they’ve come from Iowa. So, Raef LaFrentz, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Kyle Korver, myself. Harrison was one of the only black guys on my high school team. So, it’s crazy how it all works out. The white Americans in the NBA, a lot of them come from Iowa.
Has it been hard for you to discuss the racial tension with your African-American teammates and how to react as a team to the playing of the national anthem?
Redick: My mother’s side is Swedish. My dad’s side is Irish. They were sold an American dream. They came here voluntarily. African-Americans were the only people that didn’t come here voluntarily. They were forced here. And so culture, it’s just different and been different. For white America, and I include myself because I’m white, it’s interesting to me how we can pick and choose the parts of black culture that are acceptable and not acceptable. It’s interesting to me as a whole that’s what we choose to do.
“For white America … it’s interesting to me how we can pick and choose the parts of black culture that are acceptable and not acceptable.” — J.J. Redick
I can do my rap music and listen to that, and that’s OK. But we are going to racially profile young black men because they are ‘criminals.’ It’s just a stark divide between perception and reality … It’s just such a rich culture and a rich history. There are so many layers to it.
I would say this with what is going on in our country, the things that Rosa Parks fought for, the things that Martin Luther King was fighting for, there has been progress. In a way, you can make an argument that things are better. But on the other hand there are some other things where they are still starting behind the eight ball. So there is still a lot of progress to make.
Anderson: We’re uniting as a family. The NBA is a family. It’s a tough topic. It’s a tough conversation. We live in a world where you can’t really have an opinion. You can’t really say one side or the other or else you’re against something. We got a great group of guys that want to talk about that stuff, and I want to see change. There are a lot of bad things going on around. It is definitely a scary time, but I think we all want change.
Chandler Parsons (No. 25) of the Memphis Grizzlies high-fives teammates during an open practice on Oct. 1, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Parsons: I’m comfortable talking with them because they’re my friends and my teammates. I wouldn’t be uncomfortable talking with them because of the color of their skin. That doesn’t matter to me. I see them every day. I see us as all equal. Kaepernick, I’m all for protests. Each person has their own individual right. I think it’s a good thing to make people aware and to show that we’re not only just athletes, but we’re leaders. Each person has their own individual right to protest. I just hope that doesn’t make teams or sports or different races even more divided.
Smith: We just wanted to broadcast a sense of unity. That’s what a lot of people are trying to bring notice. This country is kind of broken right now. We’re going against each other way too much … It’s going out of control. We just wanted to come together as a team no matter what race, no matter what background, no matter what religion.
Redick: The only time I felt white in a black locker room is with the Donald Sterling thing. That was one time where I was like, ‘Ooh, this is different.’ I was more aware all of the sudden. Even when I was a kid, I was not aware. I wouldn’t say I wasn’t the minority, but I was one of the exceptions, I guess, in the locker room or on the team or on the bus. I did say something and I can’t remember quite what I said. We met as a group and we discussed everything. I don’t remember what I said, but I did speak up.
For me, it was hard. You see what he said and as a human you’re appalled by it and disgusted. There was nothing really groundbreaking there. You then kind of, ‘Oh, s—, he’s talking about Blake dad. He’s talking about Chris son.’ I can see why it was so personal. The eye-opening thing to me is when I made it personal, I get why people are so upset beyond him saying something stupid and ignorant. It was personal.
What have you learned about black culture while playing in the NBA?
Anderson: I like hip-hop, yeah. I mean it’s funny because, well, I like all kinds of different music. I think honestly my favorite kind of food is soul food. Like, I love soul food. Like, in college, one of my teammates brought me over to his family, and his mom cooked the best meal of my entire life.
Smith: I like to listen to hip-hop, I like to listen to country and I like to listen to rock. A lot of people think, ‘Oh, a white guy coming from small-town America, he likes to listen to country.’ Being around basketball has opened my eyes to so many different things culturally, whether it be food or music, how people grew up. I’m usually a top-40 type of person. Drake has been my go-to the last couple of years.
Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith (No. 14) takes a shot over Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (No. 40) during a preseason NBA game between the Washington Wizards and the Miami Heat at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
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Fredette: I have met many great friends playing in college and AAU. Some of my best friends in the world are black, including my college roommate of three years. I have definitely picked up on slang, music and food as I have had many different teammates from all over the country and world.
McDermott: I listen to more rap, hip-hop in the locker room. I love being around that culture. It’s very fun to be around, getting to know guys from different backgrounds that maybe didn’t come from as good a background as I did. It makes you realize how blessed you were, you know, growing up.
“The NBA is a collection of some of the most athletic guys in the world. And white guys just aren’t that athletic.” — Chandler Parsons
Why do you think there aren’t more white American NBA players?
Redick: It does seem there are less and less white Americans. I’d like to know with Hinrich and Steve Blake out this year, how many white guards are there this year in the NBA? Are there even five? If you’re 6-feet-10 inches, can walk, are skilled and can chew gum and all that, defend the rim, you’ll have a job. It doesn’t matter what your skin color is. You’ll have a job.
I don’t know if it’s other sports. Part of it is the game is faster. Players play in space. There is more of an emphasis on shooting. Maybe they are not being taught in suburbia. I don’t know. I don’t know what the answer to that is.
Anderson: It is hard to stop and think there really aren’t a ton of white American basketball players out there. I know a number of my friends that grew up hoping to have this dream of playing in the NBA. A number of white guys, that were point guards or guys that were bigger than me. I was fortunate enough to make it.
McDermott: It is just the European presence in the NBA now. When you see drafts, and there’s white European versus a white American, they’ll probably go for the European. That’s kind of the way it’s gone, you know. I can pretty much name every white American in the NBA. So, I feel blessed and fortunate to be here, but you know it’s just kind of the way it is. It’s the way it’s been, I guess, for a while now. Doesn’t mean there won’t be more, but I’m glad that I’m able to be in the NBA, and follow my dreams …
You look at the Warriors and their two best players are — at least last year, the last few years — are two guys that are probably more suburban anyways. Growing up around a suburban area there were a lot of activities for us to do. You know we were privileged enough to play baseball, go to the golf course, tennis, stuff like that. Country club sports that maybe some kids don’t get to enjoy. And a lot of them stick to maybe one sport, and they’re all in on that sport. When a lot of kids that I grew up with were involved in a lot of different things.
Smith: You don’t see a lot of them because it’s hard. If everybody could do it, it would be easy. It’s very, very hard to do what NBA players do because you are not just going against your fellow peer. You are not just going against the guys in college. You have to keep in perspective. There are 450 out of 7 billion people. The odds are against you.
Gordon Hayward (No. 20) of the Utah Jazz shoots the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during a preseason game on Oct. 3 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
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Fredette: The NBA will take the best players they can find no matter what race they are. Teams are in the business of winning, and if a player can help their team win, they will take him no matter what race. You are going up against all players from all over the world. European, Australian, South American, and Asian players are all very good, and it’s becoming more and more competitive to be a player at this level.
Parsons: The NBA is a collection of some of the most athletic guys in the world. And white guys just aren’t that athletic.
What advice would you give to a young white American kid who dreams of playing in the NBA?
Anderson: I grew up having a junior high coach that told my mom I would never play college basketball because I was chubby and I was out of shape. I always want to tell kids, ‘Do not listen to people that tell you that you can’t do something.’ You can do anything, really. I mean look at guys like Muggsy Bogues and Steph . Guys that are tiny, but have made it. And, obviously they’re very skilled but, it took a lot of work to get to where they’re at. My biggest advice is: Don’t listen to anyone that tells you that you can’t do something.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) tries to goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 7, 2016.
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Parsons: Play golf.
But seriously, I would tell the same thing to a white kid that I would tell to any kid. ‘If you love basketball, work hard and believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black or whatever.’
Fredette: I would advise them to reach for their dream. If you work hard enough and play well enough, you can make it and be successful. I would tell them also that you need to make the right decision on which college to go to. You have to get the right exposure and give yourself the best chance of being in front of NBA personnel. Then go out and play your game and don’t change.
Smith: You have to keep in perspective. There are 450 out of 7 billion people. The odds are against you. You have to work harder than not only everyone on your team, but everyone in your state and in your country and on and on and on. But even then you might not have the opportunity and you may be one of the most talented players on your team.
McDermott: I go back home and you know I see a lot of kids with my jersey, and they’re always asking questions at my camps and stuff. You know, it means a lot. I was that kid one day, going up to guys like Kyle Korver and Kirk Hinrich so … It’s cool to follow their path. And, I hope to open up the doors for many more.
Redick: First of all, you better grow. I get a lot of parents who come up to me and they’re like, ‘My son wants to play in the NBA.’ I’m like, ‘You’re 5-10 and your wife is 5-6.’ Just tell him to get a good education, you know. The thing I always tell kids is that I played at Duke, it was a great experience, but the only reason why I could go to Duke was because I had good grades. That’s the thing I try to give to anybody, really. If you’re a 5-9 white guy, good luck to you, bro. Good luck to you, man.
ESPN.com reporter Tim MacMahon contributed to this story.
Marc J. Spears is the senior NBA writer for The Undefeated. He used to be able to dunk on you, but he hasn’t been able to in years and his knees still hurt.
NBA has generated a lot of awesome looking athletes. Not only is this game made famous for its amazing popularity but the athletes also contribute to it. Here are the Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019. So without further ado, let’s check them out
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NBA players are hunky and muscular as we know and this is why they are often termed as handsome and sexy. To know more about these guys, keep reading on till the end.
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Wesley Matthews (Indiana Pacers)
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At number 10 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Wesley Matthews. He was born on October 14, in the year of 1986 and is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Matthews had played college basketball for the Marquette Golden Eagles. He is the son of former popular NBA player Wes Matthews.
Jason Smith (New Orleans Pelicans)
At number 9 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Jason Smith. This Pelicans power forward has the arresting looks of a Sean Cody model. Jason Victor Smith was born on March 2 in the year of 1986 and is an American professional basketball player associated with the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He had played college basketball for Colorado State University before being chosen with the 20th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.
Omri Casspi (Memphis Grizzlies)
At number 8 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Omri Casspi. Omri Moshe Casspi was born on June 22, 1988, and is an Israeli basketball player last played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. He is a staggering 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall and plays the small forward position, but he can play at the power forward position as well.
He was drafted 23rd overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, thus making him the first Israeli to be selected in the first round of an NBA draft. With his Kings debut in 2009, Casspi became the first Israeli to play in an NBA game. He signed with the Houston Rockets in July 2013. He then returned to Sacramento prior to the 2014–15 season. In February 2017, he was again traded to the Pelicans alongside DeMarcus Cousins.
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Danilo Gallinari (Los Angeles Clippers)
At number 7 in this list of Top 10 Good Looking NBA Players 2019, we have Danilo Gallinari. He was born on August 8, 1988, and is an Italian professional basketball player playing for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Danillo is 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) in height and also an impressive 225 lbs. in weight. He mainly plays at the small forward position. His nickname is Gallo, Italian for “rooster”.
Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors)
At number 6 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Serge Ibaka. He was born on 18 September, in the year of 1989. He is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player who plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was first drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s former incarnation, the Seattle SuperSonics being the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft.
Although born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka officially represents Spain in international competition. He moved there as a teenager before joining the NBA (making him one of only three active NBA players, the other two being Roy Hibbert and Charlie Villanueva).
Dwight Howard (Washington Wizards)
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At number 5 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Dwight Howard. He was born on December 8, in the year of 1985 and is an extremely popular American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Howard, who usually plays center, had a stunning high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.
He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA draft, and was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic. An eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA team selection, five-time All-Defensive member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard has been called consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts. He was also the winner of the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA.
Kenneth Faried (Houston Rockets)
At number 4 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Kenneth Faried. He is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is seen playing center at Morehead State University, where he was named ‘Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year’ twice and also an All-American in 2011.
Tony Parker (Charlotte Hornets)
At number 3 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Tony Parker. William Anthony “Tony” Parker Jr. is a French professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. The promising son of a professional basketball player, Parker had played for two years in the French basketball league before finally entering the 2001 NBA draft. Parker has won four NBA championships (2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014), all of which being with the Spurs.
With his pace and phenomenal field goal percentage, Parker has been named to six NBA All-Star games, three All-NBA Second Teams, and also an All-NBA Third Team. He was also the 2007 NBA Finals MVP.
Tyson Chandler (Los Angeles Lakers)
At number 2 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Tyson Chandler. He is a popular American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Chandler happened to be the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Later was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls.
He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, and New York Knicks. As starting a center for Dallas, he had played an integral role in the franchise’s first NBA championship in 2011. He was also a member of the United States men’s national basketball team’s gold medal runs in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
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At number 1 in this list of Top 10 Handsome NBA Players 2019, we have Kobe Bryant. One of all-time best NBA player. Bryant played his entire span of a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He had entered the NBA directly from high school and has won five NBA championships with the Lakers. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and also a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team.
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10. Teyana Taylor – Iman Shumpert
Iman Shumpert is best known for playing defense on the opposing team’s best wing. His best lock-down performance, however, came off the court, when he scored a hot bae in RNB and hiphop artist Teyana Taylor.
9. Cody Horn – Kevin Love
Love has yet to win an NBA title but who needs a ring really when you have someone like Cody Horn to go sleep with? Horn is also the son of Walt Disney Chairman Disney Horn and played a major role in “Magic Mike”.
8. Axelle Francine – Tony Parker
Parker was formerly married to NBA WAGS list staple Eva Longoria but he’s already found a replacement in the stunning Axelle Francine. The Spurs failed to make it to the NBA Finals this year despite a historic season, which, in other words mean that Parker and Francine has that extra offseason time to concoct another baby.
7. Kendra Shaw – Julius Randle
Kendra Shaw may be too small a bombshell for 6’9” Lakers forward Julius Randle, but we’re not here to feed your imagination of how an intimate moment between the two looks like. We’re here to marvel at the incredibly hot Ms. Shaw, whom Randle met when the two were still enrolled at the University of Kentucky.
6. Meghan Allen – Devin Harris
Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris doesn’t play that many minutes anymore so we’ll just assume that he’s spending most of his energy these days on his wife, Meghan Allen. Allen was the Playboy Cyber Girl of the Month back in January 2008. Allen is not all boobs and booty, though, as she’s also helped raise funds for ovarian cancer research and treatment.
5. Iggy Azalea – Nick Young
Nick Young is a lucky dude. Despite his declining play, he’s still able to walk with his head high because according to the sacred bible of men, that’s how a guy who’s engaged with a smoke show like Iggy Azalea should carry himself.
4. Amber Alvarez – DeAndre Jordan
Jordan can’t hit a free throw to save his life, but that maybe the part of his life he sold to the devil just to nail a smoking girlfriend like Amber Alvarez. Alvarez is a model from Dallas and can be seen often in different ads for businesses like John Frieda.
3. Stefanie Gazmin – Cory Joseph
Cory Joseph has been playing solid basketball as Kyle Lowry’s backup in Toronto. His girlfriend Stefanie Gazmin, however, is rarely second to anyone when it comes to hotness. Gazmin is from Ontario, Canada like Joseph so there’s really a connection between the two.
2. Lala Anthony – Carmelo Anthony
We’ve heard that ugly rumor of Kevin Garnett telling Carmelo Anthony that his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. We don’t know whether Garnett did say that or not but what a bad comparison that was. Lala definitely must taste a whole lot better than a cereal!
1. Amelia Vega – Al Horford
We understand Al Horford’s grief following the Cavaliers’ four-game sweep of the Hawks in the second round of the playoffs. What we don’t understand is how God can be so generous to men like Horford who has a Miss Universe in Amelia Vega as his wife.