While there are many attractive men among the over 450 players in the NBA, not all of them can be Ryan Gosling. So who are the most attractive players in the NBA? What teams or conferences are more or less attractive than others? Continue reading to learn more about the ballers that are ballin’ when it comes to their looks.
Dropping Dimes – The NBA’s Most Attractive Men
Kelly Oubre, Jr. is the only Washington Wizards player in the top 20 most attractive NBA players, and number one overall. Yes – Oubre, Jr. is the most attractive NBA athlete at just shy of a 7.75 out of 10. With his ultra-professional Instagram account, it’s easy to see that it isn’t just on-court appearances the baller is worried about. He wants to show off that sculpted body on the beaches too!
Hello, J.J. This assassin from outside the 3-point line for the L.A. Clippers is laying claim to plenty of hearts and is the runner-up for most attractive player in the NBA. With a rating of almost 7.5 out of 10, participants looked very favorably on Redick. The league veteran exudes confidence on and off the court and employs a personal style that is anything but “dad bod.” Just ask his kids!
Raul Neto, also known as Raulzinho, plays some attractive basketball for the Utah Jazz but also lands in the top ten most attractive in the league. In between duties for both the Jazz and Brazilian national basketball team, Neto travels the world and looks good doing it. Check out Raul during one of his many adventures around the world. It’s no wonder people are lining up for selfies with this Utah Jazz star.
Beautiful Brotherhood – The NBA’s Most Attractive Teams
One player can’t win a championship – even LeBron knows you need at least a big three – so isn’t an attractive team better than an attractive player? Across the league, no team had an attractiveness rating higher than a 5.5 out of 10, and most didn’t average higher than 4.9. The Utah Jazz were the NBA’s hottest team with an average attractiveness rating of nearly 5.5.
This full court press isn’t just Neto’s burden to bear. He’s helped by teammate Trey Lyles, who is also one of the most attractive men in the NBA. Credit to the Jazz for representing the Western Conference well – they were one of the few teams outside the East with most attractive status.
The Knicks, Raptors, Mavericks, and Suns rounded out the top five. The Raptors attractive lineup is led by the tenth most attractive player in the league, Cory Joseph. The former University of Texas guard doesn’t just have a good looking performance on the court, but a great appearance at various locations – even the beach!
East Coast Cuties – Most Attractive Players in the Eastern Conference
The Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks came in second and third overall. Between these two teams – more equal in attractiveness than the product on the court – Sasha Vujacic was deemed the most attractive. He is one of two players on the Knicks roster to rate higher than a 6. Whether he’s getting ready for a game or on the court, Vujacic is styling.
The Orlando Magic hold their own as the sixth most attractive team in the league. Their top five most attractive players were rated at almost a 5.5 or above, with the highest at almost 6.4 in D.J. Augustin.
Additionally, the Philadelphia 76ers – number nine in overall attractiveness – seem to be benefitting from the young group of players on their roster. Players like Ben Simmons (6.26) and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (6.10) both rank above 6.0 and help to drive up the team’s average.
Sun-Kissed Stars – Most Attractive Players in the Western Conference
While Russell Westbrook makes a case to be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player almost nightly, he is only the fifth most attractive player on the Oklahoma City Thunder roster, behind teammates Alex Abrines, Josh Huestis, Andre Roberson, and Steven Adams.
The Golden State Warriors are winners on the court, but they didn’t fare as well when it came to attractiveness. Across the entire team, only two players were rated higher than a 5. Steph Curry managed the highest score among his teammates at 6.63 out of 10.
The Grizzlies – the seventh most attractive team overall – are showing that age and beauty can often go hand in hand. At forty, future Hall of Famer Vince Carter rated second highest on the Memphis roster at a 6.51. With 19 years of experience, “Vinsanity” is still showing up the rest of the league on and off the court.
😂RT @memgrizz: That Vince Carter guy has a future in this league….😏 pic.twitter.com/5Yn9UWtilA
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) January 9, 2017
Kings of the Court – Most Attractive Positions
If you’re a forward, odds are you’re one of the most attractive men on the court. While some of the players in this position didn’t make the top five, 10, or 20, they’re still – as some might say – easy on the eyes.
Centers, on average, were deemed to be the least attractive of all positions. Sorry, Tristan – even if you do know how to rock a leather jacket better than 99 percent of the world. Thompson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and dominates his position, may need to ask his peers to step up their fashion game.
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Player attractiveness was acquired by surveying 30 people per player and generating an average attractiveness rating. Player ratings were gathered prior to the 2017 NBA trade deadline.
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Top 10 Attractive NBA Players 2016-17
- Kelly Oubre Jr. – Washington Wizards
- J. J. Redick – Los Angeles Clippers
- Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
- Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz
- Chandler Parsons – Memphis Grizzlies
- Trey Lyles – Utah Jazz
- Tristan Thompson – Cleveland Cavaliers
- Sasha Vujacic – New York Knicks
- Alex Abrines – Oklahoma City Thunder
- Raul Neto – Utah Jazz