NBA Players

10 Good Looking Basketball Players On and Off the Court

By Basketballside Team / 16 July 2023 03:51 AM

Kelly Oubre Jr. with the Phoenix Suns in 2020
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Some of the good looking basketball players playing in 2023 are 1. Kelly Oubre Jr 2. Zach LaVine 3. Christian Braun and more.

In the realm of professional basketball, athleticism, and skill on the court often take center stage. Nevertheless, beyond their dazzling moves and clutch performances, there exists a group of players who possess not only remarkable basketball prowess but also an undeniable allure.

From chiseled physiques to charismatic smiles, these individuals not only excel in their athletic endeavors but also leave a lasting impression with their undeniable charm and flair.

Prepare to be enthralled as we delve into the world of the most attractive basketball players, where their off-court presence matches their on-court dominance.

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Olivia Nelson-Ododa

Olivia Nelson-Ododa posted this picture on her Instagram thanking her fans followers for the birthday wishes
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Arguably one of the best looking WNBA players of all time is Olivia Nelson-Ododa. She is a power forward for the Uncasville-based Connecticut Sun. 

Prior to that, Olivia began her professional career in 2022, when she was drafted in the second round, 19th overall, by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2022 WNBA draft. During her stint in LA, Olivia started 6 of the 30 games she played, averaging 4 points per game.

She attended the University of Connecticut, where she committed to play college basketball for UConn, despite offers from other college teams like South Carolina, Florida State, and Georgia.

She was also rated a five-star recruit and one of the top players in 2018 by ESPN.

Olivia is active on Instagram as olivianelson_17 and frequently shares pictures and stories of her lifestyle with her 91.6k followers. 

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine was the fourth NBA plater to win consecutive dunk contests
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Among the good looking NBA players in the league is Zach LaVine. He is a two times NBA All-Star and an Olympic gold medalist.

Zach was born on March 10, 1995, in Seattle, Washington, to athletic parents. His father, Paul was a professional football player in the USFL and NFL while his mom, CJ, was a softball player. 

Selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, LaVine is currently signed to Chicago Bulls as a guard-forward. 

However, it's safe to assume that if Zach didn't make it as a professional basketball player, he would've had a successful modeling career. 

Ja Morant

Ja Morant has a distinctive sense of fashion with long dreads and arms filled with tattoos
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In the class of NBA players with long dreads is Ja Morant. He plays as the point guard for Memphis Grizzlies and is the most exciting talent in the game today. 

Born Temetrius Jamel Morant on August 10, 1999, Ja was raised by his parents - Jamie and Tee Morant, with whom he trained in his backyard. 

He was formerly a college basketball for Murray State Racers and was also named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020. 

In addition to his impressive gameplay, the star-studded athlete has also been upping his fashion senses. He has been spotted incorporating various looks but nothing stands out more than his long dreads. 

Kelly Oubre Jr.

Kelly Oubre Jr. casually playing basketball in chains
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Kelly Oubre Jr. is one of the most attractive NBA players and currently plays professionally as a small forward for Charlotte Hornets.  

Born on December 9, 1995, the 27-year-old forward has gained a fair share of experience with stints at other NBA teams like Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, and Washinton Wizards, where he made his professional debut. 

Standing tall at 6 ft 7 inches, Kelly's athletic physique goes hand in hand with his flair for fashion, long curls, well-trimmed goatee, amazing tattoos, and incredible dress sense. 

While still in the infancy of his career, his looks pedigree has brought him more fame than his career achievements to date. 

Chris Paul

Chris Paul is a NBA veteran who has been 12 times NBA All-Star
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Chris Paul is one of the cool basketball players and also among the league's tallest players standing at 7 feet 1 inch.

Nicknamed "the Point God", Chris is a professional player for the NBA's Golden State Warriors and is widely regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time. 

Paired with Paul's dazzling brown eyes and neat grooming is an incredible sense of style, also placing him hand in hand among the most fashionable NBA superstars. 

Aside from his heroics in basketball and astonishing looks, Paul is also one of the most valuable players, having regularly been ranked as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world by Forbes. 

Kyle Kuzma

Kyle Kuzma with Lakers in 2021
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NBA champion Kyle Alexander Kuzma is one of the lightskin NBA players, who has dominated the professional basketball scene 

Alongside his dominance on the court, Kuzma's fashion sense and admirable face have been pretty popular in the league.

The superstar is frequently seen changing his hairstyle and always trying designer outfits. Also, one of the greatest physical traits is his iconic tattoos which perfectly express his ferocious nature. 

Additionally, the power forward also rose to the spotlight for dating Canadian fashion model Winnie Harlow in 2020, with whom he's been together ever since. 

Christian Braun

The freshman Christian with Denver Nuggets in March 2023
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Christian Braun is among the cutest NBA players in 2023. He serves the role of shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets. 

Prior to that, Braun played college basketball for the University of Kansas and was a regular starter on the team that won the 2022 NCAA Championship.

After getting selected by the Nuggets in the 1st round of the 2022 NBA draft, Christian won the team's first NBA title in the debut season, becoming the fifth player in history to win NCAA and NBA titles consecutively. 

Aside from his career achievements, Christian has also been involved in the fashion industry, launching his own apparel line bearing the initials from his name, "The CB2 Collection". 

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose with Detroit Piston in 2019
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Included in the NBA basketball players with long hair is Derrick Rose. He is currently playing as a point guard for Memphis Grizzles.

After playing one yer of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers, Derrick got his professional debut after getting signed by his hometown team, Chicago Bulls, in the 2008 NBA draft. 

He instantly made a mark in the scene the following year, after being named the NBA Rookie of the Year and ultimately won "NBA Most Valuable Player Award" in 2011 at the age of 22. 

However, the superstar's career has been riddled with injury since the 2010-11 season. His hair also grew substantially during the second half of his career, further adding popularity to his name as a bench scorer and bellowed teammate. 

Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson showcasing his collection of tattoos
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Amongst the few NBA players with face tattoos in the league is Jordan Clarkson. He is a Florida-born professional basketball player who plays for Utah Jazz.

Since he entered the league with Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014-15 season, Clarkson hasn't been one for conventional structure. It has been abundantly clear that he's most effective at scoring balls in transition.

As it turns out, Clarkson also isn't the one to follow conventional wisdom when it comes to tattoos. While most of the athletes have little to no reservation about where they get inked, usually their faces are off limits. 

While Clarkson's tattoos may not be to everyone's taste, they are undoubtedly unique and have set him apart from other players in the league. 

Taj Gibson

A picture of Taj Gibson with Washington Wizards posted by the player himself on Instagram
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Taj Gibson is a part of the bald NBA players who currently play as a power forward for the Washington Wizards.

Born on June 24, 1985, Gisbson has been sporting the bald look for quite some time now. He played college basketball for USC Trojans before getting drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft as the 26th overall pick. 

The 6 foot 9 inches giant mostly played as the sixth man, coming off the bench for the Bulls before hopping in between several teams like Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New York Knicks.