The NBA is full of amazing talent. It consists of only the hardest working athletes, training all day every day to compete in 82 games to help their team make it to the end. It takes natural ability and hard work to be able to be in the talk with the top NBA athletes.

This list is based on the players most recent year, also their whole career and how much they still have to improve.

First up: Honorable mentions

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat

Wade has had an amazing career and continues to play at high quality, he can keep up with any other shooting guard and helps the heat get to the championship every year.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

The biggest All-star snub in 2013, he's the deadliest shooter in the game and can make it to the top five by the end of this season

Tony Parker, San Antonio

An outstanding career and it seems the older he gets, like his teammate Tim Duncan, the better he gets.

Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

A pass-first Point Guard who can elevate his team to championship status no matter who he's with.

Here are my final  Top 10:

10. James Harden, Houston Rockets

A breakout season for Harden after he left to the rockets and helped them make playoffs. One of the best guards in the league

9. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves

Was out for most of the 2012-13 season but when he's healthy he is a top caliber NBA star.

8. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

Didn't have the best season with the Lakers but he still is the best center in the league and can help get the rockets to an NBA final.

7. Russel Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

An offensive beast, one of the best point guards in the league and uses his teammates very well.

6. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

After missing the 2012-13 season, Rose will come out more hungry than any other player, and with the players around him, the bulls could make it very far in the playoffs.

5 .Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Offense, offense and a bit more offense. He is the deadliest offensive player in the game, it wasn't really a big surprise that Carmelo took the scoring title from Kevin Durant.

4. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

What can I say, with such an amazing career anyone who knows basketball will put Kobe in the top five. Let's hope this injury doesn't stop him. Knowing Kobe, it won't

3.Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Best Point guard in the NBA, he can do it offensively and defensively and he will challenge Lebron James for the MVP in the 2013-14 season.

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder.

One of the best shooters and probably the next MVP, at such a young age Kevin Durant can take his team to the finals and help them win it. He can be next years MVP if he keeps going at the rate he's improving now.

1. Lebron James, Miami Heat

Let me guess, you already knew. Anyone who knows that basketball is a sport will put Lebron James at the top of this list, he can do it all. He has taken the heat to the finals the past three years and if he keeps playing at MVP rate he might get them to another three, and could win them all.

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