Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Handsome NBA Players 2017. The 2016/2017 NBA season is just around the corner and we just can’t wait for the slam hunks – oops! Slam dunks to start popping all over the court. As much as we love watching the reigning MVP – Steph Curry – launch his long range shots, smash records and win championships, we equally love to ogle over his baby-faced look as well.
A lot has happened since the NBA Finals, though. For instance, King LeBron is back on the throne with his third NBA championship, Kevin Durant is now in Golden State and Dwayne Wade – the face of Miami for more than a decade – is back home playing for the Chicago Bulls; without hometown hero Derrick Rose.
In a nutshell, there is a shift of power, meaning the teams we love because of certain players, now have unfamiliar faces in the starting lineup. We’ve rounded up a list of the most handsome NBA players and their current teams, to help you figure out the best games to watch as a woman interested in the looks of specific players.
List of The Top 10 Most Handsome NBA Players for 2017:
As always, jumping at the top spot is not what we do as it sucks all the fun right out of it. We will start out at the bottom as we build up.
10. Dwayane Wade:
The aging star is still a force to reckon with either while on the court filling up the stat sheets against the Raps in the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, or off the court on the red carpet with glamorous actress and wife Gabrielle Union. Wade was born on 17th January 1982 in the U.S, where he’s grown to become a three-time NBA Champion, Olympic Gold medalist and NBA All-Star Game MVP. Dwayne is not only ranked among the best dressed players in the league, but also the most handsome with a rugged look and perfectly-toned body. If you’ve got Gabby by your side, you must be a big deal.
9. Derrick Rose:
No longer is he Chi town’s hero as once was, Rose is now in the Big Apple playing for the Knicks alongside former teammate Joakim Noah. The former MVP – the youngest ever to date in 2011 – was highly regarded for his speed, agility and ability to cut through traffic around the rim before injuries came his way. Born on 4th October 1988, Derrick became a star while in high school where he was later recruited to play for the University of Memphis. He was selected as the first draft pick by the Chicago Bulls and instantly became a fan favorite at the United Center. Rose may be one of the shorter NBA players, but his looks match his supreme talent. He is well toned and has a great sense of fashion – whether rocking casual wear or suits.
8. Carmelo Anthony:
Born on 29th May 1984, Carmelo is indeed one of the hottest players around even when in his 30’s. He recently became the most successful Olympic basketball player for team USA after winning his third Gold medal during the Rio games earlier this year. As a member of the New York Knicks, Anthony is regarded as one of the most successful pure offensive players and has won scoring titles to prove his ability. He is an 11-time All-star and six time member of the All-NBA Team. Carmelo is known for his trademark headband, delightful smile and amazing height. Sorry ladies, he’s married to a popular radio show host.
7. Thabo Sefolosha:
Born on 2nd May 1984, Sefolosha is known for his long range shooting and defensive abilities. The Swiss player started playing the beautiful game of basketball at age 17 before playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and now, the Atlanta Hawks. Sefolosha is a tall, stylish dude who knows to wear the right attire at all times and the perfect haircut to match his cute slim face. Being the first Swiss in the NBA, Sefolosha is certainly worth all the hype.
6. Tony Parker:
Besides winning multiple championships under one of the best coaches ever – Greg Popovich – Parker is known for being the best basketball talent out of France. The short point guard for San Antonio Spurs is also Eva Longoria’s ex – a fact that proves that he’s indeed a charmer. Parker is stylish, romantic – being French – promiscuous and toned. He also wears a rugged beard once in a while to complement his well-rounded face. He is one of the Top 10 Most Handsome NBA Players 2017.
5. Paul George:
The young star straight out of California plays for the Indiana Pacers where he is the franchise cornerstone under former Celtic Hall of Fame GM Larry Bird. George has already made multiple appearances in the All-Star games and is an Olympic Gold Medalist for team USA. He is not only tall, dark and handsome, but also really charming with his rugged beard and sly smile. He also knows what to wear and how to wear it in the best manner.
4. James Harden:
Nicknamed the beard, harden is one of the rare southpaws in the league. The left-handed player is known for his cutting abilities, long range shooting and ball handling skills. He is a scoring champion and multiple, All-Star player, besides being the cornerstone for the Houston Rockets. Harden recently signed one of the largest endorsement contracts in league history with Adidas surpassing list-mate Derrick Rose. Harden is renowned for his off-court antics as well – from dating Khloe Kardashian to wearing Nike sneakers a few days after signing with Adidas. He wears a thick, unkempt beard that gives him a bad-boy image synonymous with most ladies.
3. Steph Curry:
He is not only the reigning MVP, but a back-to-back MVP who’s the first in league history to receive a unanimous vote. Steph is an NBA Champion – 2015, scoring champion and owns the record for the most three-pointers made in a single season. Curry is known for his long range shooting and in fact, already regarded as the best shooter to ever play the game. Talent aside, the baby-faced player is a fan favorite partly due to his unparalleled swag off the court, smooth dancing skills and light skin that complements his overall physique. He isn’t one of the muscled players in the league, but a delight to watch while dancing after dropping one of his half-court bombshells. Sorry ladies, you’ll have to deal with Ayesha Curry before getting to him, though.
2. DeMarcus Cousins:
After 8 years playing in the league for Sacramento Kings, it is safe to say that Cousins is an established player at the peak of his career. The center is known for his rebounding abilities, smooth finish around the rim and passing regardless of being a big. Cousins, is an All-Star player with multiple accolades under his belt and fierce game to prove that all he’s gained isn’t by fluke. He is however, NBA’s ultimate bad-boy. The masculine player is perfectly toned, with a great height, rugged beard and bad mood to go along. If you are into bad boys, Cousins is certainly the perfect match.
1. Kevin Durant:
Drafted first overall for the Seattle Supersonics – now Oklahoma City Thunder – Durant was a high school sensation and super star by the time he attended the University of Texas. Durant is one of the best offensive players to ever play the game, with multiple scoring titles to his name, numerous All-Star appearances, multiple All-NBA Team member, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and one-time league MVP. The list just goes on and on when it comes to his talent and you can expect it to go further after teaming up with Steph Curry in Golden State. That aside, Durant is also the most handsome player in the NBA this year and for good reason. The tall, skinny player rocks his beard rugged, haircut smooth and attire tight. He is what you’d call the perfect gentleman due to his laid-back personality.
All said, the list above consists of the most handsome NBA players in 2017, complete with updated info on where they are headed or where they are currently. Bet on the Golden State Warriors to win it all after having two MVPs and two of the most handsome men in the league.